Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24 Nigeria. The stories here come from users.

Latest Badges:

View all messi.ezuoke's badges.

Nigerian government and politics

10 December 2014, 20:25 Nweke Mercy Uwaezuoke

Nigeria is a country blessed with natural resources. The problems arising from the government sector cannot be over emphasized, corruption has gone to the highest peak because of power.

Everybody wants to get power just few out of all cared for the masses.those in power do not want to give chance for young people who have a dream for this country to emerge. Federal character and god fatherism is the order of the day but i thank God who have intervened for the poor ones in this country. Alot of uncertainties has been happening since 1960 till date. Everybody is fighting for power but the mystery behind Nigerian politics is that power and governance is made for the nobodies.

Also read: The evil of money politics in Nigeria

In the first republic Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe was made the ceremonial head of state from 1960-1966 before the emergence of the military government. General Olusegun Okekiola Aremu Obasanjo was the last military head of state in the first republic,he decided to give back power to the civilian Government and among all aspirants emerged Alhajid shehu Shagari who became the first executive president in the 2nd republic in 1979,he was a teacher before Gen olusegun obasanjo handed power to him.

There was a bloodless coup that brought military Government back to power in 1983.from 1983 till 26th august 1993 the military were in power, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida handed power to chief Earnest Shonekan who was a civilian in 1993 and he ruled for 3 months before he was over thrown in a coup. A military Government headed by General Sani Abacha came to power,he ruled from 17th Nov 1993 till 8th june 1998 when he died.

General Abdusalami Abubakar came to power he ruled from 1998 till 29th may 1993. He decided to give back power to the civilians,election was conducted he found none of the asperants worthy power was given Olusegun Obasanjo who was serving his prison term. Olusegun Obasanjo ruled from 1993 till 2007 and handed power to Alhaji umaru musa yar' Adua,Baba went further to appoint a man who was nobody and once had no shoes.

Dr Goodluck was made the vice president and currently he is the president of this country.lets shun corruption,ethnic chovnism and war,l ets join hands to move Nigerian forward.

- MyNews24

Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Nigeria @ 56: Words to my green f...

A leader’s job is not to dictate, but rather to be respected, admired and be a trustee, of the land we love, with so much potential, a land which should be freer than free. Its still a long way to fufilling our destiny! Read more...

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Recession: An opportunity for Nig...

The recession should be seen as an opportunity for the country’s promotion as long as we all collectively conduct ourselves in a patriotic manner, writes Isaac Asabor.  Read more...

Submitted by
Black and White

We want to imitate the whites in everything because we are ignorant of our inherent originality and content. We spend all our Naira to acquire his inventions because we so oblivious of our natural endowments that we allow him have it for free. Read more...

Submitted by
Nate Nat
Adamawa State University Mubi: A ...

ADSU integrity forum has accused the Sunday Joshua Wugira, a lawyer, of adopting unorthodox tactics by abusing his privilege by attacking the integrity of ADSU Vice Chancellor Dr. Moses Zira Zaruwa, writes a News24 reader. Read more...

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
My Country Nigeria (Part One)

Poetry by Abdulsalam Jubril.

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
Recession, dearth in leadership a...

Every leader has the opportunity to become great and making himself immortal in the lives and hearts of people for generations to come. Will Mr. President seize this opportunity?, questions Abdulsalam Jubril. Read more...