Democracy Day

By IndepthAfrica
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May 28th, 2014
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by Abuabakar Bukola Saraki Today, we celebrate the re-birth of our nation’s democracy. On this day, fifteen years ago, the world watched as Nigeria ushered in a new era of government chosen by the people – after countless years of military dictatorships. Democracy Day marks the turning point in our h...
By IndepthAfrica
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May 29th, 2012
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How far have Nigerians breathed in the fresh air promised by President Goodluck Jonathan during his presidential campaign? And what does the future hold? Abdul-Rahman Abubakar reviews the journey so far. One year into the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan, the economic gains being brandis...
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May 29th, 2012
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Nigeria had a uniform electoral calendar until the landmark case of Mr Peter Obi of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) and Dr. Chris Ngige of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) who was initially returned as winner of the 2003 gubernatorial election in Anambra State. Jonathan: Where is the fr...
By IndepthAfrica
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May 29th, 2012
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For the first time in 12 years, May 29 would not be marked with the usual fanfare. The Federal Government has cancelled the 2012 Democracy Day ceremony which would have held in Abuja today to celebrate Nigeria’s return to a democratic government. Since 2000, Nigeria has marked the National Democracy ...