FOUNDING National Chairman of the All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA and now Chairman of the United Peoples Party, UPP, Chief Chekwas Okorie, has picked holes in the threat by the House of Representatives to commence impeachment proceedings against President Goodluck Jonathan if he failed to ensure 100 per cent implementation of the 2012 budget by September or calls for the President’s resignation by a section of the polity for inability to handle the insecurity challenges of the country.Read More
Dr. Mourtada Deme, is the Project Director of the Democratic Governance for Development, DGD project, an initiative of the United Nations Development Programme, UNDP for the promotion of democracy in Nigeria. An expert in electoral reform, he has experience in the promotion of good governance, institution building in developing countries and has observed elections in many countries. Deme, a Senegalese-born American trained democracy expert, spoke to Vanguard on his experiences of Nigeria’s democracy project. Excerpts:Read More
Francis Arthur Nzeribe was elected senator for Orlu Senatorial District, Imo State in 1999 and re-elected in 2003. In November 2002, the then Senate President Anyim Pius Anyim indefinitely suspended him due to an allegation of fraud.
But he was said to be planning an impeachment motion against Anyim. He could not make it back to the Senate in 2007 as he was defeated by Senator Osita Izunaso.
In 2014, the people of Anambra State would return to the polls to elect who governs them. However, of the three senatorial districts in the state, Anambra North is the only one that has not occupied the Government House. Dr Alex Obiogbolu, a founding member of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, from the zone and one of the major contenders for the number one state job, bares his mind on why it is the zone’s turn to occupy the Government House in 2014.Read More
Hon Stanley Odali is a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chairmanship aspirant for Ukwuani local government council in Delta State. In this interview, he speaks on the reason he is contesting for the Delta council chairmanship, his programmes if elected and the administration of Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan. Excerpts:Read More
Parry Osayande is a retired Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police (rtd) and currently the Chairman of the Police Service Commission (PSC). Recently, the Presidential Committee on Police Reform which he chaired submitted their report to the President, where they recommended the scrapping of the Ministry of Police Affairs.Read More
FORMER Head of State and Presidential Candidate of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) in the 2011 general election, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd), on Monday threw a direct challenge to three of his successors – Generals Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida and Olusegun Obasanjo as well as President Goodluck Jonathan, accusing them of being responsible for the rot in the oil industry and the spiraling wave of corruption in the country.Read More
CHIEF Ebenezer Babatope is a former Minister of Transport in the late General Sani Abacha military regime. A member of the Board of Trustees of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Babatope, in this interview in Ikenne, Ogun State, justified his support for the re-election bid of Governor Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo State. According to him, his support for Governor Mimiko is based on the performance of the governor in Ondo State. Excerpts:Read More
Dr. Sylvan Ebigwei is president, Aka Ikenga. In this interview, he discusses Nigeria’s security challenges, the convocation of a Sovereign National Conference and other national issues. Excerpts:Read More
Erstwhile journalist turned politician, Alhaji Kehinde Olaosebikan is a leading member of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in Oyo State. In this interview centered on developments in Oyo State, Olaosebikan asserts that the Abiola Ajimobi administration in the State has failed in its promises and performance. Excerpts:Read More