Editorial

Editorial

The Editorial is the purest expression of Stears' peculiar editorial stance. It analyses issues, drawing on theory and empirics to outline the competing assumptions for issues; each time drawing conclusions that can be elicited, so as to give a comprehensive yet indefinite picture.

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Editorial: Letter on Democracy Day

Editorial Board

Editorial Board

The Editorial is the purest expression of Stears' peculiar editorial stance. It analyses issues, drawing on theory and empirics to outline the competing assumptions for issues; each time drawing conclusions that can be elicited, so as to give a comprehensive yet indefinite picture.

Dear Nigerians,

 

This year, through this Democracy Day series, this publication will do you both a service and a disservice. It is in remedying this disservice, that this Editorial is necessary.

We will, alongside both reputable and non-reputable Nigerian media, provide what we consider incisive analysis of Nigeria under President Buhari. We will look at the Big Issues including the economy, anti-corruption, financial markets, foreign policy and national security. However, in doing so, we will overlook more fundamental questions about the state of our democracy and the national question surrounding our existential crisis. As we do so, you may come under the impression that Buhari's administration is the only driving force behind Nigeria.

That is not the full picture.

From the upper echelons of society to the poorest of the poor, there is a sense that this government has disappointed us. But, unlike our counterparts, we hold no opinion on President Buhari, because to do so would betray our editorial stance. We would have to index the promises and performance of the Buhari administration against the expectations and assumptions of all Nigerians. Ironically, Nigeria's diversity of opinion, religion, tribe, education, and standard of living make this an almost impossible task.

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