June 12, 2024


  1. Truth of the matter is that the Nigerian Constitution of 1999 arrived with so many flaws and faults from the inherited 1979 version. No thanks to the hurried transition programme following General Sani Abacha’ s sudden death in 1998. All these tit-bits of alterations will never fully cure the defects in the current constitution. Nigeria, as presently constituted on the 1999 Constitution needs overhaul. We cannot continue to suture its torn parts unless we want to sustain a tattered, disjointed and outmoded constitution. What stops us from inventing a truly democratic constitution, made by the Nigerian people themselves, and not a piece of document imposed on the polity by some boys in military uniform? Tragic as it may sound, we are playing the ostrich game with our common destiny!

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