Nigeria requires urgent restructuring — Enejere

Nigeria requires urgent restructuring — Enejere

What do you expect the current administration to do with the report of the National Conference which was conducted by the government of former President Goodluck Jonathan ?  I was undergoing surgery in Germany during that period, but I have seen national conferences before, our history as a people and nation-state is littered with so many conferences before we even got independence. After independence, we have had efforts at conferences, the Nigerian crisis led to…

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No more controversy about our salaries — Namdas, Reps spokesman

No more controversy about our salaries — Namdas, Reps spokesman

Many people believe the National Assembly budget is shrouded in secrecy. Why is that so?But you know that it is not secret, there is no parliamentary job that is done in secrecy. Even at the committee level nothing is done in secret. In your legislative agenda you promised that there will be openness in the salaries and the allowances of law makers. But it is not so. It is still being debated. Even the supplementary…

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ONDO 2016: My pact with Mimiko, by Dep. Gov. Oluboyo

ONDO 2016: My pact with Mimiko, by Dep. Gov. Oluboyo

The story of  Ondo State deputy governor, Alhaji Lasisi Oluboyo, can be likened to that  of someone brought from the back seat of a moving vehicle to the front seat . Just like a dream, he was catapulted to the number two position from  his portfolio as Commissioner for Agriculture.    In this interview, Oluboyo speaks on  issues in Ondo and the governorship election holding in the state next year. What is your relationship with…

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Bayelsa polls: Battle in the creeks

Bayelsa polls: Battle in the creeks

THE rerun governorship election in Southern Ijaw Local Council and in 101 polling units across six other local councils of Bayelsa State will no doubt determine who occupies the Creek Haven, the state seat of power in the next four years. It is a contest the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and its main rival, the All Progressive Congress, APC cannot toy with. While the PDP is confident of emerging victorious due to its lead in…

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Bayelsa: Showdown in the Creeks

Bayelsa: Showdown in the Creeks

SOUTHERN Ijaw local government area of Bayelsa State will again be on the spot light tomorrow as the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC conducts the rescheduled supplementary governorship election in the area. Though the exercise is also slated to hold in 101 units across six local government areas of the state, Southern Ijaw council is no doubt the battle ground for the two leading parties, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and the All Progressive Congress,…

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We are making agriculture a money–spinner —Gov. Amosun

We are making agriculture a money–spinner —Gov. Amosun

How can agriculture be used as a means of employment especially for young people out there? If you look at our five cardinal programmes, we do not say we just want to implement an agricultural programme. What we are implementing is agriculture that will lead us to industrialization because gone are those days when you engaged in subsistence farming. Now we are not just talking mechanized farming, but also  farming that will take full advantage of…

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Card reader saved our democracy from election-riggers – Mike Igini, ex-INEC chief

Card reader saved our democracy from election-riggers – Mike Igini, ex-INEC chief

It has been a while  and Nigerians would like to hear from someone like you on so many defining   issues in the country   like the outcome of the 2015 elections and expectations in 2016. Regarding our involment in  election management from 2011 up till the generals election of 2015, l would say    that, despite the apolcalytic projections either about the  elections or about the country going under on account of some devisive issues, the successful…

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Sharing of arms money: Public office seekers must be mentally examined — Bola Ajibola

Sharing of arms money: Public office seekers must be mentally examined — Bola Ajibola

Prince Bola Ajibola (SAN),was president of the Nigeria Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) between 1984 and 1985 when he led Nigerian lawyers in a boycott of the courts in protest against the perceived dictatorial tendencies of the General Muhammadu Buhari military regime. Following the overthrow of the Buhari regime, Ajibola was appointed the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, and notably served the nation gratis despite employing a number of enterprising lawyers as…

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Dankwambo: The accountant-governor as “Last man Standing”

Dankwambo: The accountant-governor as “Last man Standing”

HIS meteoric rise in the accounting profession is just as arresting as his political ascendancy within a relatively short period of time. Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo, Executive Governor of Gombe State cuts the profile of a risen phoenix, a cool calculating executrix that seems to have plotted, almost with precision , his ascendancy both professionally and politically. When the nation returned to democratic civil rule in 1999, Alhaji Habu Hashidu, a former minister of agriculture, won…

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Ibikunle Amosun: Consumate philanthropist

Ibikunle Amosun: Consumate philanthropist

ELECTED Fourth Governor of Ogun State, Nigeria: On 29 May, 2011, Senator Amosun was sworn-in as the fourth elected Governor of Ogun State, having won the election held in April 2011. He contested on the platform of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN). This party merged with other parties to form the All Progressives Congress (APC) in February 2013. He was re-elected for a second term in office on 11 April 2015 and duly sworn-…

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