In less than three days, precisely on Saturday, April 2, Nigerians will, again, troop to the polls to elect new leaders for the various legislative and executive positions at both the state and federal levels, in what some cynical political observers refer to as another democratic ritual

It is given that the ability of any democratic government to deliver the concrete benefits of good governance to the citizens is determined by the smooth functioning of the executive, judicial and legislative arms of government. This assumption reinforces the theory of separation of the powers of the different arms of government to prevent arbitrariness, tyranny and recklessness…

Can any Nigerian among the many who are daily buffeted by sundry poor service providers ever walk into the office of any parliamentarian anywhere in the country and get heard and helped in any way? Do most Nigerians even know the constituency offices of their so-called representatives?

Events in various parts of the country in recent times ranging from sectarian violence in the North, militancy in the oil-rich Niger Delta region, armed robbery and kidnapping incidents in major cities and towns all point to the dangers an unengaged but active youth population can pose to a country…

Many people have accused state governments of hijacking the funds meant for the councils, a charge which has been denied by state governments . But, if the states are to be believed, it is left to be seen why they are not asking the councils how their funds are being mismanaged…

The way things are slowly but steadily building up, there is the possibility that Nigeria could, once again, be foisted with a leader in 2011 who never promised the country anything before assuming the presidency…

The way things are slowly but steadily building up, there is the possibility that Nigeria could, once again, be foisted with a leader in 2011 who never promised the country anything before assuming the presidency…