WHY THERE SHOULD BE NO PARTY ELECTIONS

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Francis E. Ogbimi canvasses the mobilisation of Nigerians for learning

Bill Powell (Newsweek Magazine, June 21, 1999) described a failed nation as one that possesses the following among other features: One, it is unable to pay the salaries of workers. Two, it is a nation that is unable to collect taxes. Three, it is overwhelmed by corruption, decadence and decay; and four, it is a nation unable to guarantee the security of life and property. We can add that a failed nation cannot guarantee the well-being of its citizens. A failed nation is a retrogressing economic system. A failed nation is confronted by inter- and intra-ethnic strife. A failed nation is unable to solve any problem. A failed nation is highly indebted.

There were great hopes when Nigeria and others African nations gained political independence in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Nigeria is virtually a failed nation today. Yet, it can be worse. It can come…

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