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Happy Democracy Day by Stegomiah: 1:17am On May 29, 2013
"Democracy is the government of the people, by the people and for the people". -Abraham Lincoln

On May 29, 1999, exactly 14 years ago today, democracy was restored in the country with the swearing in of Chief Segun Obasanjo, as president. The advent of democracy after the nation’s chequered experience under the military was received with much joy and great expectations by the people.


Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, to assure the survival and success of liberty. John F. Kennedy

Wishing all Nigerians (at home and abroad) and Nairalanders a Happy Democracy Day!!!

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Re: Happy Democracy Day by UyiIredia(m): 1:58am On May 29, 2013
Stegomiah: "Democracy is the government of the people, by the people and for the people". -Abraham Lincoln

On May 29, 1999, exactly 14 years ago today, democracy was restored in the country with the swearing in of Chief Segun Obasanjo, as president. The advent of democracy after the nation’s chequered experience under the military was received with much joy and great expectations by the people.


Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, to assure the survival and success of liberty. John F. Kennedy

Wishing all Nigerians (at home and abroad) and Nairalanders a Happy Democracy Day!!!


A fraudulent democracy, which we are still trying reform, but democracy nonethless after decades of military misrule. I also think that the Nigerian Democracy Day should be celebrated on June 12. Jonathan lacked the sense to do that and instead went to rename a certain university MAU.
Re: Happy Democracy Day by UyiIredia(m): 2:00am On May 29, 2013
Sha Sha ! Happy Democracy Day.
Re: Happy Democracy Day by ichidodo(m): 7:37am On May 29, 2013
The worst Republic is better than the best Military regime.....Happy Democracy Day Nigeria.

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Re: Happy Democracy Day by Pygru: 7:51am On May 29, 2013
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Re: Happy Democracy Day by Stegomiah: 8:28am On May 29, 2013
“Nigeria is what it is because its leaders are not what they should be.” – Chinua Achebe

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Re: Happy Democracy Day by Stegomiah: 8:36am On May 29, 2013
It is the love of country that has lighted and that keeps glowing the holy fire of patriotism. J. Horace McFarland
Re: Happy Democracy Day by GenBuhari(m): 9:17am On May 29, 2013
Do you call this a democracy?
Re: Happy Democracy Day by mascot87(m): 9:18am On May 29, 2013
Happy Jonathan!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! grin
Happy Naijerians!!!!!!!!!!!! grin
Happy Nairslanders!!!!!!!! grin
Happy happy happy birthday kiss kiss kiss
Re: Happy Democracy Day by Johnnywheels: 9:19am On May 29, 2013
We do nothing than hope that the evidences of true Democracy will sooner become evident in the Nigerian situation.
Re: Happy Democracy Day by Wendyslim(f): 9:20am On May 29, 2013
Happy democracy day Nigerians. GOD bless 9ja our country. Suffering and smiling citizens undecided undecided undecided

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Re: Happy Democracy Day by Afrocatalyst: 9:21am On May 29, 2013
'The government which was designed for the people has got into the hands of the bosses and their employers,their special interests. An invisible empire has been set up above the forms of democracy'... Woodrow Wilson.
Re: Happy Democracy Day by OkikiOluwa1(m): 9:22am On May 29, 2013
Yeah. God bless Nigeria.
Happy Democracy Day.
We shall overcome our challenges & continue to grow higher in good things.
Re: Happy Democracy Day by GenBuhari(m): 9:22am On May 29, 2013
Nigerians do not understand what democracy is.

Many believe that holding rigged elections every 4 years amounts to democracy.
Re: Happy Democracy Day by Nobody: 9:23am On May 29, 2013
Demo Crazy...Crazy Demo...Demonstration of Craze... Crazy Demonstration

Almost 40 years on, Fela's words still ring true about Nigeria and her politics
Re: Happy Democracy Day by Nobody: 9:24am On May 29, 2013
wht r they demonstrating? Demo craziness
Re: Happy Democracy Day by Naijacitizen(m): 9:28am On May 29, 2013
IF CELEBRATION IS AN OUTCOME OF SUCCESS OR ACHIEVEMENT, NIGERIA NEEDS NOT TO CELEBRATE THIS DAY AS DEMOCRACY DAY, BECAUSE THERE'S NOtHING DEMOCRATIC ABOUT NIGERIA DEMOCRACY. THE JUDICIARY HAS TURNED TO MEET MARKET, THE LEGISLATIVE ARM HAS BECOME A DEN FOR GREEDY BUSSINESSMEN WHERE SELF SERVING LAWS ARE ENACTED. THE EXECUTIVE ARM IS SO CLUELESS AND RECKLESS. ANY CELEBRATION IS A TOTAL WASTE OF TIME AND RESOURCES. THE SO CALLED POLITICIANS ESPECIALLY OGA AT THE TOP SHOULD APOLOGISE TO NIGERIANS FOR HIS WOEFUL PERFORMANCE AND CARELESS LOSS OF INNOCENT LIVES OF POOR AND HOPELESS NIGERIANS. THEY SHOULD RENEW THEIR OATH OF OFFICE AND ENTER INTO A NEW CONTRACT BY SIGNING A BOND TO BE GOOD MORAL.

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Re: Happy Democracy Day by Opey4luv(m): 9:29am On May 29, 2013
Demo Crazy
Crazy Demo
Deomostation of Craze
Crazy Demostation
Fela has said it all, holding rigged election every 4 years isn't an evidence of democrazy. Nigeria still has a long way to go.
Re: Happy Democracy Day by MichaelSokoto(m): 9:31am On May 29, 2013
Whetin be democracy? or do u mean "Dem-all-CRAZY"? Op park well joor?
Re: Happy Democracy Day by Ifetex(m): 9:32am On May 29, 2013
@ OP

Point of corection, in Nigeria democracy is define like that~

DEMOCRACY IS THE GOVERMENT OF THE RICH USING THE PEOPLE FOR THEIR POCKET

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Re: Happy Democracy Day by Stegomiah: 9:37am On May 29, 2013
“Democracy is not something you put away for ten years, and then in the 11th year you wake up and start practicing again. We have to begin to learn to rule ourselves again.” – Chinua Achebe
Re: Happy Democracy Day by Nobody: 9:38am On May 29, 2013
Democracy died a long time ago in Nigeria maybe since when june 12 was truncated.All we have now are the hooligans of those days in the Army re-incarnate and taken over Nigeria's plutocracy.

What sort of democracy grants amnesty to identified political thievies and send ordinary citizens to long jail term for stealing phones,goats and pennies ?

What sort of democracy can't guarantee safety of lives of citizens ?

What sort of democracy oppress oppositions ?

What sort of democracy victimise federating states simply because they disagree with the president ?

What sort of democracy can't give people basic necessities of life ?

What sort of democracy spend much on the government while the poor people languish in abject poverty ?

Fela had said it,Africans should do and practice what work best for them instead of practicisng a borrowed concept that hasn't added any value to the quality of their lives.Let's stop this demonstration of craze !

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Re: Happy Democracy Day by Stegomiah: 9:38am On May 29, 2013
“The only thing we have learnt from experience is that we learn nothing from experience.” – Chinua Achebe
Re: Happy Democracy Day by Stegomiah: 9:40am On May 29, 2013
“Let’s say there are prospects for a new Nigeria, but I don’t think we have a new Nigeria yet.” – Wole Soyinka
Re: Happy Democracy Day by WizPrince1(m): 9:40am On May 29, 2013
Democracy all the way... We ought to celebrate it as its a day when civilians were free in time of President Obasanjo!
Re: Happy Democracy Day by Skenge98: 9:40am On May 29, 2013
THIS IS ANOTHER DEMOCRACY DAY, WHICH WAY FOREWARD NIGERIA?
Re: Happy Democracy Day by yokiti: 9:42am On May 29, 2013
If Democracy was conceptualized to mean: Government OF the PEOPLE, FOR the PEOPLE and BY the PEOPLE.
Looking at the situation in the Giant of Africa, one tends to query himself if the person that conceived that great definition of the form of government wasnt high of Lizard feaces,

Welcome to my country; Nigeria where those in government and their conniving allies are the only people that matters and feeds fat on the resources of the well endowed Tropical giant of the Savannah while over 98 percent of the population are masses that can be thread upon at will.
Countries are to be run like a system where several components works together to maintain a whole.
This leads me ask; what are the roles of our spiritual and traditional leaders in making their followers and subjects have a better living?

May 29th marks another revolution of our self imposed democracy day in Nigeria. Ask the "rulers" what progress is our democracy making? they will tell you the benefits of democracy can be felt on our street.... Now I understand what they meant! No wonder, we have many beggars on our streets! No wonder the states of our physical infrastructure is going from bad to worse! Welcome to Nigeria, where Thief are given chieftancy title, where rogues takes the front seat in the church and mosques and they donates handsomely to the propagation of embezzlement, the land where the highest bidder wins the judge and law enforcement over no matter the degree of your offence. The land where the voice of the masses is silenced becuase no energy to even organised your thought (borrowing from Yoruba adage that Ebi ki wo inu ki oro miran wo meaning an hungry person cannot think of any other thing other than satisfying his/her hungry anatomy.)

If there is a word that is not far from the buccal cavity of our "RULERS" its; we are the leaders of tomorrow. When will the tomorrow come? Oh I see! Tomorrow never dies; as it was said in 1960 so we are hearing in 2013 that the masses are the central of government policies but the reverse is the case.

Happy holiday (work free day) to my fellow country mates lets leave democracy to the lootcrats in government.

May God bless Nigeria with GOOD leaders and ACTIVE FOLLOWERS.
When will the revolution that will change the foundation of this country come?

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Re: Happy Democracy Day by Skenge98: 9:45am On May 29, 2013
THIS IS ANOTHER DEMOCRACY DAY, WHICH WAY FOREWARD NAIJA?
Re: Happy Democracy Day by searay(m): 9:56am On May 29, 2013
Nigeria is better than most country. Happy Democracy day to all PATROTIC Nigerians
Re: Happy Democracy Day by Nobody: 9:57am On May 29, 2013
wishing naija a happy democracy is like telling a blind man to see well.....happy democracy day anyways
Re: Happy Democracy Day by killuminati(m): 9:58am On May 29, 2013
God punish Nigerian type of democracy! If this is how democracy is practised then we prefer the Militarycracy! Nonsense people!!

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Re: Happy Democracy Day by Jovanna(f): 10:13am On May 29, 2013
Hapi democrazy day! Wat a celebration of craziness!

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