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May 29 Special

Poor quality of governance remains a huge problem – Obiora Okonkwo 

High Chief Obiora Okonkwo is a product of the Russian Academy of Science, Institute of World Economy and International Relations, Moscow, where he earned a doctorate with distinction. He chairs the board of many businesses.   He is a very strong voice in the political development of Anambra State. In this interview, Okonkwo  reviews Nigeria’s journey in civil rule since 1999. He also analyses other issues that affect the growth of party democracy in Nigeria

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Security in Tatters: Govt ignored warning banditry, kidnapping, killings would escalate, spread to Katsina, Kaduna, Sokoto – Researcher

As the nation celebrates the 20th anniversary of democracy on Wednesday, May 29, Dr Abubakar Siddique Mohammed, the Director, Centre for Democratic Development Research and Training, Zango Shanu, Zaria, whose centre carried out research on banditry, kidnapping and killings in Zamfara and Katsina states, speaks on the findings.

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PDP’s rough ride

For once, the electorate told the leaders of the Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP, that a few of their candidates won the election on their own steam and not because they contested on the party’s platform. That was really the first time PDP would not be surefooted going into an election. Jide Ajani presents the factors responsible for this.

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N-Delta: The missing link

LOOKING at the prevailing implicit quietude in the Niger Delta, compared with the frenzied situation of bombing of oil installations and kidnapping of oil workers that used to be the order of the day, as well as the taking into custody of the “master”, Henry Okah, who is undergoing the trial of his life for terrorism in South Africa, one could be lured to give President Goodluck Jonathan a pass mark for the manner he has tackled the affairs of the region so far. The only thing, however, is that is it is not the way a cat walks that it catches a rat.

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Ministerial list: The mistakes Jonathan must avoid – Oshiomhole

Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State, in this interview, bares his mind on what he expects from President Goodluck Jonathan in the unfolding dispensation. He also shares his views on the call for the abrogation of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) and how his party, the Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, defeated the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Edo State

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