26 Apr 2015 8 Features
ONE of the major hindrances to economic advancement of many African countries is policy summersault, especially as occasioned by regime change. This became more pronounced in the case of Nigeria, where each new government would prefer to begin on a clean slate.
25 Apr 2015 1 Features
Since 2006, I have been actively involved with American politics and can safely without sounding immodest state that I understand deeply the dynamics, issues and currents that illuminate the political/electoral process in the United States. In November of that year, 2006, I had exercised my first civic responsibility as a newly minted American citizen when I voted in the governorship/Congressional elections that took place that year.
25 Apr 2015 Features
Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen. Kenneth Tobiah Jacob Minimah spoke to some journalists on the state of the war against Boko Haram, the imperative of the on-going court martials in the army, the Chibok girls and other issues; during the visit by members of the Gen Abdulsalami Abubakar-led National Peace Committee on the 2015 elections last week to Defence Headquarters last week.
25 Apr 2015
BEFORE the March 28 Presidential/National Assembly elections, Nigeria was heading towards a two-party state, with the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) squaring up with the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC). Both parties appeared to be equally matched. But gradually, the PDP began to be eroded, and with the outcome of those elections, which reversed the game, as APC upstaged PDP, the fortunes of the later has continued to dip.The recent and continuing defection of PDP members, including chieftains, to the incoming ruling party, the APC, so soon after the polls, has elicited sharp reactions over the integrity and principle of the average politician, who is always seek relevance and to reap, even where he/she did not sow. GODWIN IJEDIOGOR spoke to some politicians on the issue, all of them lambasting the defectors and criticizing the trend.
24 Apr 2015
Michael Diden, a former Chairman of Warri North Council of Delta State, chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), popularly called Ejele, is a former member of the Board of Delta State Oil Producing Areas Commission (DESOPADEC), who was recently elected member of the state House of Assembly for Warri North State Constituency and founder of Delta Political Vanguard, spoke on his vision for his constituents.
24 Apr 2015 2 Features
ONE of the major tasks that the 8th session of the National Assembly must critically address, when it finally convenes after the May 29 inauguration, is how to change its negative public perceptions, particularly in the area of jumbo pay and corruption.
23 Apr 2015 6 Features
LAST week, President Goodluck Jonathan decided to veto the 4th Amendment Bill to the Constitution. In a detailed letter addressed to both chambers of the National Assembly, the President challenged the legality of the procedure adopted by the legislators in passing the Bill and the constitutional validity of some of the amendments.