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Anarchists and liars from the pit of hell thought they could throw a spanner in the works of what was a resounding reception for the President all round, when they concocted a story that the delegation was attacked in Kano, and the convoy pelted with stones. Really? Must have happened in their addled and befuddled imagination.

But, what about interactive advertising? This is a question worth asking. The sector is, after all, poised to be worth US$123.3 billion by 2030. Advertising has also been at the forefront and driving seat of many major technological shifts that have defined the past two decades. Search and social media, in particular, owe much of their growth and profitability to advertising revenue, while also forcing the industry to evolve in new and exciting directions.

Nigeria is hemorrhaging and is in urgent need of a competent, wise, and strong leader to pull it back from the precipice. He must be such that can inspire hope and confidence in the citizens; a leader who will uphold the fundamental principles of fairness, equity, and justice. Above all, the next president must have a clear vision for the country that is realistic, measurable, and progressive. So, who among the leading presidential candidates is best suited to lead Nigeria out of its current woes?

This distortion of democracy is causing a whole lot of worries, and one of such was expressed by a former President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan, who had during a visit to TOSTV Network studios in Abuja said “I have already made a public statement on that to the effect that ballot paper and not the judiciary should determine who wins elections or select political leaders. The ballot paper should be the only basis for selecting political leaders.”

Habits of colonial thought mislead many to assume that democracy originated in Europe, either in ancient Greece (which gives us the word ‘democracy’ from demos, ‘the people’, and kratos, ‘rule’) or through the emergence of a rights tradition, from the English Petition of Right in 1628 to the French Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen in 1789.

When he refused to follow the traditional path taken by governors finishing their tour of duty, many thought he wanted to make a career in dancing to the beatings of a live band. There were arguments on where he would ply his trade – clubhouses or political gatherings – and whether he could attract a large audience that can offset the clubhouses’ bills or sway political opinions.