22 Mar 2015 13
The convener of the botched interactive forum between governorship candidates for the 2015 elections in Imo State and the electorate, Reverend Father Casimir Chinedu Nzeh (Ph.D.), has been a priest since 1984. In 2003, he was appointed Coordinator of the Owerri Archdiocesan Justice, Development, Peace and Caritas Commission (JDPC).
22 Mar 2015
THERE are reported cases of alleged removal and illegal substitution of candidates’ names, ahead of the forthcoming general elections. In the last few weeks, aggrieved candidates had forwarded numerous petitions and complaints to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), to disregard claims made by their parties for substituting their names, after they had emerged winners from their various party primaries.
22 Mar 2015 2
But the postponement seems to have taken a toll on your party. How stressful has the postponement been to the party? The postponement has not stressed our capacity. It has not affected our finances because we where not throwing money around. If anything, the postponement has only bought us a little bit more time to deepen our messages, have a second look at our state of readiness and make sure everything is in order. It gave us more time to hold more Town Hall meetings, as you can see all over the place. It has given us more opportunity to interact with critical sectors of the economy, which we have been doing. Interestingly, it has also proved to expose the high caliber mischief of our rivals; especially to doubters.
21 Mar 2015 3 Features
As all Nigerians, both Christians and Moslems, shine their eyes and move into this season of elections, let us implant in our subconscious the immortal words of John Wesley by “Doing all the good we can by all the means we can, in all the places we can, to all the people we can as long as we can’’, in the overall best interest of Nigeria.
21 Mar 2015 Features
Earlier in his remark, the spokesman for the forum and Director, Public Health in the Benue State Ministry of Health, Dr Joseph Kumba, said the new forum began with 4 member States last year and now has 11 member States.The States are Benue, Gombe, Kebbi, Adamawa, Bayelsa, Lagos, Enugu, Abia, Kano and Zamfara States.
21 Mar 2015 2 Saturday Magazine
Critics of the current system of campaign financing argue that the high cost of office-seeking and current ways of meeting those costs not only distract elected officials from their primary task of governance, but leave the door open to the influence of special interests. When a politician is influenced by either the need to solicit contributions from special interests to finance a costly election campaign, or by a sense of obligation to benefactors, these critics argued that the politician might no longer represent the interests of his or her entire constituency.
21 Mar 2015 1 Features
At the Lagos Post-Confab summit with the theme: ‘Tomorrow begins today,’ the leaders further resolved that the thoughtful recommendation of the Confab that the Presidency be rotated among the six geo-political zones as well as the rotation of the position of governor among the Senatorial districts of each state, is in accord with the political aspiration of the Yoruba.
21 Mar 2015 1 Features
He urged the President to try and consult with Ohanaeze, which is the apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation with network in the 36 states of the federation and beyond, the way he is busy consulting with leaders of the other ethnic groups in the country.
21 Mar 2015 2 Features
Prof Tony Ogiamien, a scion of the ancient Ogiamien family in Benin, Edo State and former Dean of Faculty of Law, University of Benin (UNIBEN), now president of American Heritage University of Southern California, Ontario in the United States (US), spoke to The Guardian on the telephone shortly after a meeting of Nigerian Professionals Living in California at the library of the university why Nigerians should vote for President Goodluck Jonathan in next Saturday’s election, insisting that majority of Nigerians at the meeting gave Jonathan a pass mark and agreed that he should be allowed to continue in office for another four years.
21 Mar 2015 2 Features
“Is it true that Buhari gets massive covert funding from Hamas, ISIS, ISIL, Al Qaeda and various shady Middle Eastern interests? Is it true that he was once nominated by Boko Haram to be their spokesman in proposed talks with the Federal Government?” he queried.
21 Mar 2015 4 Features
The Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof Aina, expressed delight over the accreditation granted the institution’s College of Medicine by the National Universities Commission (NUC), saying “the result of the Medical and Dental Council is still being awaited, but with good prognosis.”