NAME: Febus Henry Kosisochukwu
SCHOOL: King’s College Lagos
CATEGORY: High school
“Is it important to live in democracy?”
Even an insane man will be so happy if he was given attention, why then will a man filled with sanity not crave for this attention? By attention, I mean a situation whereby only the voice of the people is considered when making decisions at the high echelons of power. I stand to believe that democracy is a system of government based on public interest rather than the benefit of the few elites.
Democracy was defined by Abraham Lincoln as ‘the government of the people, by the people and for the people’. Democracy as a system of government originated from two Greek words, demos and cratia, with demos meaning ‘the people’ and cratia meaning ‘rule of or power. The concept of democracy goes beyond a ruler and the ruled…Continue
Human Rights Day is actually tomorrow (December 10), so perhaps I should be wishing you a happy Human Rights Eve.This evening I will be getting together with some friends to participate in Amnesty International's Write for Rights (…Continue