Democracy Day: Tinubu leads Nigeria Towards Good Governance and Prosperity By Arabinrin Aderonke Ogunleye-Bello

Today is an important day in the history of Nigeria, it is Democracy Day, and President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has overtime stands out as a different breed of politician (a nontoxic and different man) — one who genuinely cares for the welfare of the citizens. His objectivity on every issue exemplifies his commitment to serving every Nigerian, and we should all draw inspiration from his remarkable leadership style. During his Democracy Day Speech, Mr. President, a man of class and wisdom, well aware of what is best for the nation…

DEMOCRACY DAY: Gov Umar Bago approves payment of fines discharged 80 Inmates

As part of activities marking this year’s Democracy Day, the Niger state Governor, Rt. Hon. Mohammed Umar Bago has approved the payment of fines for the discharge of Eighty inmates spread across various Correctional Centres in the State.   A statement issued by Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Alhaji Abubakar Usman explained that the payment of fine for the discharge of the inmates by the Governor was in line with power of Prerogative of Mercy as guaranteed under the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.   According…

TEXT OF DEMOCRACY DAY NATIONAL BROADCAST BY HIS EXCELLENCY PRESIDENT BOLA AHMED Tinubu, GCFR ON JUNE 12, 2023

Fellow Nigerians,   2. It is exactly three decades today that Nigerians went to the polls to exercise their inalienable right to elect a President of their choice to lead the transition from military dictatorship to a representative government of the people. 3. The abortion, by military fiat, of the decisive victory of Chief Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola of the defunct Social Democratic Party (SDP) in the June 12, 1993, presidential election, up to that time, the fairest and freest election in the country’s political evolution, turned out, ironically, to…

Democracy Day: FG declares June 12 Public holiday

The Federal Government has declared Monday, June 12 as public holiday in commemoration of 2023 Democracy Day celebration.   The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Interior, Dr Oluwatoyin Akinlade made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government.   She congratulated all Nigerians on the occasion.   Akinlade, in a statement, said Nigeria’s democratic journey has, like in many other climes, encountered stormy and smooth sails.   “But the ship of State, it’s institutions and most importantly, the Nigerian people have remained steadfast on the tenets of democratic governance,”she…

The story of ‘Yar Adua, the master strategist and the “Yoruba Nation”

At the Jos Township Stadium, during the SDP primaries in 1993, Babagana Kingibe, who came very tightly close to Abiola, had the support of most SDP Governors like Oyegun of Edo, Bamidele Olumilua, Felix Ibru, etc.   Also, others like Emeka Ojukwu, Arthur Nzeribe, Olusola Saraki, Ben Obi, Ebenezer Babatope were all bitter haters of MKO Abiola and great supporters of Kingibe. As delegates, they cast their votes for him on the first ballot and were ready to do the same on the second ballot.   MKO got support from…

Marbled Words For Democracy Day By Omoniyi Ibietan

It’s democracy day in Nigeria and Americans are preparing to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Watergate, a scandalous phenomenon that has shaped politics and newspapering – newspapering being an unvarnished generic representation of the mass communication media.   Watergate is a vivid and graphic reminder of the possibilities of journalism. The Premium Times, Nigeria’s foremost and leading online newspaper, is perceptive in contextualising the intersection of journalism with social processes to birth a better society: “…only good journalism can ensure the possibility of a good society, an accountable democracy, and…

The future of the Nation’s democracy is in your hands — Obi tells Nigerians

The Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party, Former Governor Peter Obi, has reminded Nigerians that the future of the nation’s democracy remains in their resolve to hold unto and advance the very ideals on which a democratic nation is built.   In his Message to mark Nigeria’s 2022 Democracy Day, Obi encouraged Nigerians not to stand aloof from the journey of nation building.   He explained that for democracy to be sustained in the country, every Nigerian needed to play a part.   He reiterated how important it was for…

Democracy Day: We must hinge our democracy, nationhood on strong institutions, equity, justice, fairness – Gov Oyetola

The Governor,State of Osun, Adegboyega Oyetola has said the absence of strong institutions, equity, justice, political will and fairness was responsible for Nigeria’s wobbled nationhood and democracy. He stressed that the country must find the courage to institute these virtues and values in its polity to build a strong, virile and prosperous nation desired by the citizens. Oyetola said the time has come for the leaders to begin to look through the rear-view mirror to correct the anomalies in the journey so far by developing the political will to birth a nation…

Democracy Day: Niger Gov’s Aide,Nma Kolo lauds state’s progress

The Special Adviser Political and Strategy to the Niger State Governor,Mohammed Nma Kolo,has said that the state has recorded tremendous progress in the current administration and urged Nigerlites to cooperate with Governor Abubakar Sani Bello’s efforts for more development. Kolo, in a Democracy Day message, asked the people of Niger State and Nigeria to persist in prayers for the guidance of leaders in order to achieve harmony between citizens and government. Recalling that the government of Niger state, like most state governments in the country, is today battling to reconcile…

DEMOCRACY DAY: Reflect on peace building, due diligence, Niger SSG charges Nigerlites

The Secretary to the Government of Niger State (SSG), Ahmed Ibrahim Matane has called on the people of the State to use the period to reflect on their roles in peace building, due diligence, and good governance for sustainable development and virile economy in the State. The SSG who made the call in a message to mark the 2021 Democracy Day, further commended Nigerlites for their unalloyed support to the programmes and policies of the present administration led by Governor Abubakar Sani Bello. Ahmed Matane stated that since the inception…