Chief Ezike Uche, deputy national chairman (South) of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), is one of those disturbed by the deepening crisis ravaging the party. In this interview, he speaks among others on the causes of the feud and how to resolve it.Read More
A meeting with Otunba Gani Adams, the National Coordinator of the Odua Peoples Congress, OPC is one of many ironies. GIVEN the image of him many would be surprised at the organization and order that surrounds Otunba Gani Abiodun Adams.Read More
Establishment of state police and removal of the immunity clause are among key issues that are dominating discourse in the polity. In this interview at the Government House in Port Harcourt, Rivers State Governor and Chairman, Governors Forum, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, bares his mind on these and other topical issues. Excerpts:Read More
Early July, a Makurdi Federal High Court delivered a ruling which dismissed the suit of the former PDP governorship aspirant at the last general elections, Mr. Terver Kakih, who challenged the victory of Governor Gabriel Suswam, thereby finally halting the over one year sequence of protracted litigation against the election of the governor.Read More
SINCE leaving office in 2011, former of governor Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, has been in the eye of the storm. So many allegations have been leveled against him.
OGD, as he is fondly called, recently opened up to select journalists at his Maryland office on the allegations.
He declares that he remains a reference point as far as Ogun politics is concerned. On his relationship with former President Olusegun Obasanjo, he explains that though it is cordial, he disagrees with him on some issues. He bares his mind on the recent land allocation in Ogun, noting that the state government is out to witch-hunt him.
MR Tony Uranta, the Executive Secretary of the National Summit Group, believes the agitation for the convening of a National Conference to address the anomalies in the country is imperative. To the Niger Delta activist, “there must be dialogue on the state level, there must also be dialogue on the regional level, and, more importantly, there must be dialogue on the national level”. He bares his mind on other burning national issuesRead More
SENATOR Annie Okonkwo, until recently, was a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party,PDP, before he defected to All Progressive Grand Alliance,APGA. He is the President of C-21, an Igbo socio-political organisation. In this interview, he argues that for Igbo presidency to be a reality in 2015, the people of the South East must stop being used to scuttle the common agenda of the region. He also notes that if the region failed to get additional state from the on-going constitution review, the Federal Government should be ready to allocate revenue on zonal basis.Read More
By Alaine Elizabeth, Hamzat Oluwasayo and Ann Mamilor Micheal Emiko Agboghoroma It beats my imagination that the two former rulers could issue a joint statement on the current state of insecurity in the country, while also urging Nigerians not to lose hope, give in to frustration, fear or despair as a result of the rising
Despite the House of Representatives repetition of its impeachment threat against President Goodluck Jonathan last Sunday,the Federal Government appears to have adopted the carrot and stick strategy to tackle the motion that was tabled before the House of Representatives penultimate Thursday.Read More
Even before the issue of state police becomes popular, Dr. Fredrick Fasehun, leader of the Odua Peoples’ Congress (OPC) is one of early agitators for its creation. In this interview with Charles Adingupu, he blamed the delay of creating state police on politicians who introduce politics into every stage of our development.Read More
Agitation for the legislation of State police is an on-going discourse especially against the backdrop of the current security challenges experienced in some parts of the country recently. While some people are of the opinion that the creation of State Police would help curb the present insecurity challenges that the country is confronted with, others believe the contrary.Read More
Consequent upon the upsurge of insecurity in the country, the question of state police has again come to the fore like sore thumb.Read More
Three of the country’s foremost elder-statesmen: Olusegun Obasanjo, Ibrahim Babangida and Edwin Clark have, in the last few days, given significantly opposite postulations on their thoughts on the federation. The language of the builders of the Tower of Babel is seemingly not different from that spoken by these fathers of modern Nigeria!Read More
With the shadow of the face-off between the presidency and the House of Representatives over the implementation of constituency projects, a member of the House forges ahead to showcase her own constituency empowerment projects.Read More
The Petroleum Industry Bill which had been envisaged as an industry instrument to address archaic and other dysfunctional sub-sectors of the industry has been reintroduced into the National Assembly. The plots over the bill to govern the nation’s honey pot is, however, unending.Read More