The engineering takes 60 per cent of the building of the plant. You have another 25 per cent that goes into procurement and the least of all, I am talking about 15 per cent is the construction. But what do you want to construct when you donâ€™t have a design because every detail must be taken into cognizance? Itâ€™s not a thing you do in a haste because itâ€™s plant that must be in operation for years and run without hindrance.Read More
If we take Orji Kalu into the corners of Abia and present him to the people as one of us we are going to lose because people in Abia State still blame him for the problems of today.Read More
For domestic requirement, Delta state needs a regular supply of 350 megawatts but for industrial needs, we need over 1,000 megawatts.
Companies like Chevron and others have their own power supply because PHCN cannot guarantee them regular power supply. So am talking about other industries. Domestic need is those that do not fall under heavy industrial usage like barbers, hairdressers and all that.
The first salvo was caustic: â€œNigeria is becoming a progressively worse country and we have gotten to a stage where the administration we just complained about yesterday or just got rid of is considered better than the new one.
â€œJust look at Goodluck Jonathan. The court gave a judgment on the Bauchi State Deputy Governor who was wrongly impeached and yet, the state governor, a member of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, refuses to obey the court judgment. Even as bad as late President Umaru Musa Yarâ€™Adua was, he would not just sit and watch the show of shame in Bauchi where you have two deputy governors. That is the sad story of my countryâ€. Kayode Fayemi is of the Action Congress, AC, and was its governorship candidate in the Ekiti State governorship contest of 2007. His pedigree as an intellectual of global reckoning compelled us to seek his views. You will not be disappointed.
So, you can see itâ€™s not something that started for Jonathan per se. It is a role up of what we have done in 2007. I was the vice chairman of Yarâ€™Adua/ Goodluck Jonathan support group. Having said tha, t what are the other differences to show that we are not just doing it as a business for the stomach.Read More
This second part of the interview with Dr. Iyorchia Ayu which we started last Sunday reveals how the forces which wanted the annulment of the June 12 presidential elections succeeded in rendering the then military President Ibrahim Babangida helpless.â€œYes, IBB was the military leader at that time but let me tell you the truth, General Babangida was helpless, whether Babangida wanted it or not, June 12 election would have been annulled; there was nothing he could have done about it. â€œMy only problem with him and the unfortunate thing is that he has not been able to come out and tell the truth about what happened.Read More
Any time an election is drawing closer, there are bound to be people who have interests presenting their interests in various ways. Yes, the so called schism is there in the PDP but I believe it is a presentation of interests of people inside PDP who presently are not in governance, who are not in elective or
appointive offices but want to get into offices.Read More
It was Atiku Abubakar who, penultimate Saturday said, â€œthese are unusual timesâ€. The former Vice President was right; dead right. In the build up to the 2011 presidential election, the body language of President Goodluck Jonathan suggests that he would join the presidential race.He has a constitutional right to do so. But his political party, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, according to our guest, Dr. Iyorchia Ayu, has an agreement which bars Jonathan from contesting. â€œRead More
The theme for the year is â€˜Corporation for Operationâ€™ . This theme is tantamount to the fact that we cannot operate as a nation if we do not cooperate. If we do not cooperate as a generation, we cannot leave a legacy for the upcoming generation.Read More
This country needs to start afresh with defined goals on how to succeed; that cannot be achieved by spending N10 billion out of public fundRead More
In our land right now, poverty is on the increase, and this is because weâ€™ve failed to understand that poverty arises as a result of the mismanagement and failure to properly harness our God-given natural resources and the insensitivity of any government to the welfare of its people.Read More
In this concluding part of the interview with Professor Omo Omoruyi of the then Centre for Democratic Studies, CDS, you would read about what General Ibrahim Babangida told Olu Falae and Papa Adekunle Ajasin when they met. You would also read about how Prof. Omo Omoruyi escaped assassination. But who were those behind the attempt on his life? Why is Omoruyi still carrying eight pellets of bullets in his body since 1994? How did Omoruyi survive cancer? He is a survivor and you only need to read his story and then understand and, perhaps, convince yourself about values and virtues of being a public office holder in a country where anything can happen.Read More
Simply put, Professor Omo Omoruyi, is Mr. June 12. He was the Director General, Centre for Democratic Studies, CDS, Abuja at the height of the Ibrahim Babangida transition programme. Omoruyi and some egg heads ploughed everything they had into the last leg of that programme but were as he put it â€œfooled in the endâ€. He attempts to properly situate the crisis the annulment of the June 12, 1993, presidential elections threw up and concludes that the British design of a permanent rulership in the north and a permanent followership in the south was not going to be reversed by a mere electoral process or an election.Read More
Adekunle started saying there were too many Yoruba in the headquarters. Too many Yoruba? Was it an ethnic war? We were not fighting Igbos. We were fighting Biafrans. He did not want to hear Biafrans. All the Igbos were not Biafrans. There were many of them in the Lagos area and in other parts of Nigeria.Read More
Chief Ayo Adebanjo is an Afenifere leader and remains one of the most consistent leaders in Yoruba land. You may not agree with his views but he is consistent. As Nigeria marks the 17th anniversary of the June 12, 1993 Presidential elections, Adebanjo makes some revelations. He told Sunday Vanguard that on the day of the annulment, he, Adebanjo, â€œcould not believe that such an election had been annulledâ€. â€œWhen I met Duro Onabule the following day or was it on that day of the annulment, I asked him if it is true that the election had been annulled and he also said it can not be true that the election had been annulledâ€, he told Sunday Vanguard..
Adebanjo insists that Nigerians have not learnt anything from the experiences of the June 12 presidential elections.