Hope rises for Confab report

There is optimism over the implementation of the recommendations of the 2014 National Conference, which many believe hold the key to Nigeria’s future, given the recent directive by the Senate to the presidency to forward the report to the National Assembly, FELIX NWANERI reports   Nigeria held the hope of black renaissance at independence from colonial rule in 1960. With a citizenry fired by the zeal to make a mark within the shortest possible time, the country looked forward to a future with prospect as the British Union Jack was…

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Enugu APC suspends five stakeholders over ‘anti-party’ activities

All Progressives Congress ( APC) Enugu State chapter has announced the suspension of five stakeholders from the party. The members, who were suspended for a period of one year, were alleged to be involved in anti party activities. Among those suspended include the guber candidate of Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN in 2011 (which later formed part of APC), Mr. Valentine Nnadozie from Oji-River Local Council and his then running mate, Ejike Ugwu from Igbo Etiti Local Council. Others are Okenwa Onyekachi from Uzo-Uwani Local Council, Rev. Jones Onuorah from…

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Forward confab report to NASS, Lawmaker urges FG

  The Chairman, Senate Committee on Sports, Senator Obinna Ogba Sunday urged Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo to forward the report of 2014 National Conference report to the National Assembly to enable the lawmakers look into it and pass it into law. He said if passed into law, the confab report will addressing numerous problems facing the country. Ogba, who represents Ebonyi Central, spoke in Abakaliki while addressing journalists. He  lamented marginalization of the south east in the country and called for additional states in the zone to enable it…

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Igbo elite provoking crisis with sponsorship of IPOB –Junaid Mohammed

Dr. Junaid Mohammed is a former member of the House of Representatives during the Second Republic and a delegate of the 2014 National Conference. He speaks with Onwuka NZESHI on the state of the nation and a wide range of issue The South-West States recently declared public holidays to mark 24 years of June 12. What is your view on this annual ritual ? I think that there has been so much fraud and blatant lies being peddled in favour of June 12 and even the rediscovery of the virtues…

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ADP: What future for new mega party?

The newly registered Action Democratic Party (ADP) promises to redefine the nation’s electoral process in 2019. Will the party repeat the feat of the All Progressives Congress (APC)? Asks ONYEKACHI EZE Among the five political parties newly registered by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is the Action Democratic Party (ADP). The ADP was registered alongside the Advanced Peoples Democratic Alliance (APDA), Young Progressive Party (YPP), New Generation Party of Nigeria (NGP) and All Democratic Peoples Movement (ADPM). They were the only political associations out of 95 others that met…

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Senate, Amaechi and Railway University

Minister of Transport, Mr. Chibuike Amaechi, recently appeared before the Senate Committee on Local and Foreign Debts, to defend the $16billion loan request which the Federal Government is seeking to obtain from EXIM Bank of China. He was summoned by the parliament following allegations that the South-East geo-political zone was excluded from the railway projects which the government proposed to construct with the loan. The South-East Caucus in the Senate had raised the alarm that their region was not included among the beneficiaries of the project but would be part…

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Nigeria can avert genocide in Southern Cameroon -Tassang

The people of Southern Cameroon living in Nigeria recently raised a fresh alarm over the risk of escalation of the atrocities perpetuated by the government of the Republic of Cameroon on its people. Secretary General of the Southern Cameroons and Ambazonia Consortium United Front, (SCACUF) Wilfred Tassang in this Interview with REGINA OTOKPA, is calling on Nigerian to push for the restoration of the botched independence of Southern Cameroon at the United Nations Assembly When and how did the crisis revolving around the restoration of the Southern Cameroon’s independence begin?…

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Reflecting on Buhari, Osinbajo’s presidential relationship

Although, they both contested the 2015 presidential election on a joint ticket on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), constitutionally, President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo are expected to operate on the basis of a boss and subordinate. In actual sense, the President who doubles as the Commander-In-Chief of the Nigerian Armed Forces has a Vice President to practically provide him with support services. As captured in Section 148 (1) of the 1999 Constitution as amended, virtually all functions of the Vice President comes from…

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‘If’ and the cultural dilemma of parenting

I think Nigeria’s moral compass is broken and Parenting has gone to the dogs. Please, do not ask me what happened. I can only guess that the parents are too busy chasing the Nigerian dream of getting rich and beating recession or we have allowed house girls to become the parents and the streets is now the father of children. I honestly do not have an answer to the problems of child rearing in my country. And it is a sad development for the future of Nigeria if our children…

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‘Igbos deserve more than SGF slot’

    Mr. Chike Okoraofor is the President of South East/South South Professionals. In this interview with FLORA ONWUDIWE and OKI SAMSON, he bares his mind on the activities of the organisation. Excerpts…     Some people are agitating that the SGF slot should go to the Igbos. What is your take on that? It is an open secret that the region is being short changed regularly in this present administration. So if the slot is opened, it will only be fair that somebody from the South East or South…

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