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Enacting Laws to Preserve Evil

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Superior honesty and peaceful change are someof the advantages of democracy. However, the alteration of the truth brings about disillusionment among the people and the continuous worrisome bloodshed of human lives is reflecting negatively on governance. All governments from time immemorial have been characterized by the twin evils of corruption and embezzlement of public funds. Aspirants to dictatorships believe that the above-mentioned things are the major features of political life. Practice in dictatorships, an invariable and inevitable practice, is for the party in power to give jobs to party members, supporters, hangers on, in return for their loyalty. This is corruption. Indeed, court cases in the judiciary are dispensed with by the wishes of the government and not by evidence. In addition, laws are hurriedly enacted for the preservation of the rot in the system. In dictatorships, the ruling party takes the position of the state, and ensures that the profession of a parti

Law Enforcement: The Reactionary Approach

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Impunity in cities, towns, and villages across Nigeria revolve around the fact that those responsible for law enforcement have been heavily compromised. Perhaps, this is the price to be paid to achieve self-centered goals with the coercive powers of Those-in-Charge in a depressed economy. The obsessive lure of power seems too attractive for those involved to be committed to democracy. An unspecified number of citizens are now used as proxies. The Nigerian society is now that of guns, terrorism, kidnappings, killings(for ritual purposes inclusive), contempt for the rule of law, and other violent crimes. The reactionary approach to law enforcement and insecurity has resulted in the massive traumatization of the psyche of Nigerians, considering the increasing rate of abductions and killings in the land. In saner climes, the structure of the national security system was fumigated, overhauled, and remodeled. This singular action ensured the exit of those lacking in integrity and credibil

Government Service and Governance

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At the present time, in Nigeria, only a handful of civil and public servants take their duties seriously and wholeheartedly. Their attitude is directly related to the position of government in the three tiers on issues of workers' welfare and conditions of service. Indeed, the focus of those on government payroll in any given line of duty or assignment is what is in it to gain and not what ought to be done. In other words, selfless devotion to duty is no longer there. Assigned tasks in the Ministries, Departments and Agencies are no longer done properly and promptly. A sizable number of workers no longer possess a sense of responsibility. Who is to blame ? For several years now, the monster of indiscipline has continued to fester, with due process as the major casuality. The struggle for ''power'' among government workers is the most prominent activity going on in most offices. Sharp practices are the order of the day. This is partly as a result of the sectio

A Democracy

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  Peaceful change and superior honesty are among the advantages of democracy. However, the alteration of the truth brings about disillusionment among the people and the continuous worrisome bloodshed of human lives is reflecting negatively on governance. All governments from time immemorial have been characterized by the twin evils of corruption and embezzlement of public funds. Peaceful change and superior honesty of the advantages of democracy. However, the alteration of the truth brings about disillusionment among the people and the continuous worrisome bloodshed of human lives is reflecting negatively on governance. All governments from time immemorial have been characterized by the twin evils of corruption and embezzlement of public funds. In addition, laws are hurriedly enacted for the preservation of the rot in the system. In dictatorships, the ruling party takes the position of the state, and ensures that the profession of a particular set of political opinions becomes the firs

Nigerian Children's Place in a Sane Society

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  Most public primary and secondary school students learn in environments that are not encouraging in Nigeria.      The facilities have been stretched to obsolete conditions as a result of improper planning by the government at all levels.  Considering the dilapidated toilet facilities in several of these schools and the absence of potable and drinkable water, the potential outbreak of an epidemic cannot be ruled out. Teachers are no longer dedicated to duty due to their nightmarish working conditions.  Cultism has taken root in most of these schools, while ''armed robbers'' in school uniforms dot the nooks and crannies of every part of the country.  Of worry, is the lack of sincerity on the part of the government in the implementation of programs and policies.  On the part of private schools, moral decadence, which is a major feature in public schools, is the issue, while examination malpractices and fraud are also noticeable signposts. Furthermore, the attitude of the

Violent Crimes- The State Approach

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Adolf Hitler labeled the extermination of the Jews in Europe '' the final solution'', while the military dictatorship in Argentina, which embarked on an unprecedented killing of its citizens, code named the same ''The process of National Integration''. The activities of insurgents and armed herdsmen, which have claimed thousands of lives, are similar to the above-mentioned things. Between 1976 and 1983, millions of citizens lost their lives in Argentina. Death squads operating under secret circumstances and under the cover of the state murdered about 11, 000 people, which are now described as ''The Disappeared''. Two million people escaped persecution, while hundreds of babies born to ''The Disappeared'' were either sold, bartered or murdered. Indeed, happenings in several states of Nigeria, including Benue, Taraba, Plateau, Kogi, Nasarawa and Kaduna, indicate that the government is fully aware of the insecurity, even

Land, Houses and a Compromised System

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In 1801,1836 and 1854, the General Enclosure Acts were passed. The General Enclosure Act of 1845 superseded the Parliamentary committee which examined Enclosure Bills by Enclosure Commissioners, who, instead of sitting at Westminister, moved to the scene. The Enclosure Commissioner presented their findings to Parliament in the form of a general bill for passage into law. The Squire expanded his holdings and expanded the land of ejected tenants, in addition to common land and waste, while the larger freeholders held on to their claims and increased their holdings. But this was, however, not the case for smaller freeholders. An Enclosure Bill was not enough to drive a freeholder off the land because he had legal claims to his holding. Aspects of the Enclosure which negatively affected the freeholder include: he had to pay his share of the expenses of the enclosure, which was an expensive process, varying from about 200 pounds to nearly 500 pounds. If unable to pay, then he had to s