This morning, February 16, 2019, Nigeria and the international community woke up to the disconcerting news that the 2019 presidential and national assembly elections had been postponed for one week. The National Association of Seadogs notes with deep concern that this announcement came few hours to the commencement of voting.
On Tuesday, 18 December 2018, Alex Sabundu Badeh, a four star flag officer of the Nigerian Air force who served as the 18th Chief of Air Staff and the 15th Chief of Defence Staff of the armed forces of Nigeria was shot dead by yet-to-be-identified gunmen,
STAND UP FOR HUMAN RIGHTS
World Human Rights Day is celebrated annually across the world on 10th December every year. The day is normally marked both by high-level political conferences and meetings and by cultural events and exhibitions dealing with human rights issues.
Human Rights Day was first celebrated on the of 10th December 1938 when the General Assembly adopted the universal Declaration on Human Right (UDHR), the first global enunciation on human rights and one of the major achievements of the United Nations.
The National Association of Seadogs, Pyrates Confraternity finds it very disquieting that operatives of the Department of State Security Service (DSS), will barricade the entrances to Nigeria’s bastion of democracy, the Federal House of Representatives and the Senate Chambers,
“The two enemies of the people are criminals and government, so let us tie the second down with the chains of the constitution so the second will not become the legalized version of the first” – Thomas Jefferson
That Nigeria is threatened by multi-faceted challenges, with insecurity very prominent on that list is trite. That this escalating insecurity is clearly gnawing away at the already very taut threads of our nationhood cannot be overstated.
Governance by general definition relates to "the processes of interaction and decision-making among the actors involved in a collective problem that lead to the formulation, reinforcement, or reproduction of social norms and institutions".