The salaries of Nigerian legislators at federal and state levels have been a source of controversy largely based on the ambiguity with which the issue has been handled.Read More
The Vanguard Conference Hall to be moderated by Emmanuel Aziken, will be an opportunity to bring focus to the issue of the entitlement of Nigerian legislators whether it is the standard or a scandal.Read More
The panel at the Vanguard Conference Hall yesterday propounded various reasons for the rise in Hate Speech in national discourse. Today, the panel discusses proposals by government to monitor Hate Speech in social media and concludes with propositions on how the spate of hate speeches can be curbed.Read More
The freedom of expression is guaranteed in the Nigerian constitution. That right guarantees every Nigerian to speak his mind on issues. However, for a nation like Nigeria where different tongues and tribes were weaved to form a delicate country, an expression in one tongue can sometimes be interpreted to be an offence in another language.Read More
The freedom of expression is guaranteed in the Nigerian constitution.
That right guarantees every Nigerian to speak his mind on issues.
However, for a nation like Nigeria where different tongues and tribes were weaved to form a delicate country, an expression in one tongue can sometimes be interpreted to be an offence in another language.Read More
What have we been able to establish with oil money? Virtually nothing! If you establish today, you can’t maintain. They are not interested in the maintenance; they are interested in what they are going to put in the pocket. They put 10 percent in the development and the rest into the pocket unlike before the war, when politicians stole 10 percent and put the rest into development.Read More
Moderator: You say Nigeria cannot establish a refinery, but what do you say of what the authorities have described as illegal refineries and in the time of the civil war we also had Ogbinigwe bombs?Read More
T he political space in Nigeria has lately been energised by calls for restructuring of the polity with political and non political actors speaking in dissonance on the issue.Read More
The calls for restructuring and resistance to same from different sides of the polity have lately agitated the polity. Agitators for the restructuring of the polity have over time championed their cause using various channels albeit with limited success.Read More
YEsterday we published the first part of this Conference Hall on the demand by Northern delegates to the National Conference for the reduction of the 13 percent on derivation to 5 per cent. In this continuation, the participants state their positions.Read More
Contrary to the 1999 constitutional provision on derivation, which stipulated “that the principle of derivation shall be constantly reflected in any approved formula as not being less than thirteen percent (13%) of the resource accruing into the Federation Account directly from any natural resources”, there are renewed agitations by delegates from the northern part of the country that derivation should be reduced to five percent.
Although the constitution envisages a periodic upward review, there has not been any exercise in the past 15 years.
IF I build refinery in the country, rather than going out to buy at the same international price, you buy from me but I don’t care how you get the subsidy.Read More
SO, those comparisons are there and I think we missed the point when Gen. Obasanjo sold the refineries at the time he was leaving office.Read More
Nigerians were recently, thrown into the periodic panic buying of petroleum products owing to the disruption in the supply chain.Read More
LAST year, we used to have at state capitals, but we discovered that perhaps we were talking above people’s head. It was then brought down to local government and we picked three local governments in each of the geographical zones. Ogun State was picked in south west and I was at Ota, Ijebu-Ode, and I was also at Abeokuta.Read More