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Arts, Culture, Pivotal Tools For Good Governance -Ambode

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Friday in Brussels, Belgium, underscored the importance of using art and culture to promote democratic governance and advance people-oriented policies. He spoke at the Center for Fine Arts (BOZAR) in Brussels while attending the Center’s 2016 Summer Photography Exhibition as a Special Guest of Honour. The exhibition, which largely focused on Lagos under the them ...

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Lucy Kibaki’s Death: Africa’s Most Violent First Lady, By Reuben Abati

Lucy Muthoni Kibaki was buried yesterday, 9.12 am, Nigerian time, in Othaya, Njeri County, Kenya in the presence of about 300 guests and family members, after a requiem mass attended by over 3, 000 dignitaries and 20, 000 mourners. She was the wife of President Mwai Kibaki, the third President of Kenya, in office from 2002 -2013. She is definitely, one of Kenya’s most controversial public figures in the las ...

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Bayelsa Facing Oppression By FG, Dickson Alleges

Bayelsa State Governor, Henry Seriake Dickson, has expressed concern over the poor representation of the state in all cadres of the federal civil service, with a call on the Federal Government to redress the trend which he described as "unfair and inequitable." The governor vented his anger during a courtesy call on him by the Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs Winifred Oyo-Ita in Government House ...

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Fayose to EFCC: Stop Acting Irresponsibly

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has frowned at the persistent harassment of Nigerians by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), describing the continued detention without trial of Mr. Warimopei Dudafa, a former Special Assistant on Domestic Affairs to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan and invasion of the Abuja residence of former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode as irresponsib ...

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Observed Trend Of Government Efforts On Anti-Corrution From Csos’ Perspective, By Otive Igbuzo

GENERAL OVERVIEW OF OBSERVED TREND OF GOVERNMENT EFFORTS ON ANTI-CORRUTION FROM CSOs' PERSPECTIVE INTRODUCTION Over the years, several scholars, development workers, activists, politicians, international organizations, public affairs commentators and the general public have given attention to the problem of corruption and its attendant effects on society. The problem is not new to humankind even though it h ...

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Understanding the Electoral (Amendment) Act, 2015 (Part 1) By Samson Itodo

Introduction One of the pre-conditions for free, fair and credible elections is a coherent, unambiguous legal framework. This is so because elections are predicated on the viability and potency of a legal architecture anchored on the principles of inclusion, integrity, justice and equity. The Electoral legal framework defines political relationships, creates a framework for the actualization of citizens fra ...

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Youth Council Submits Proposal on Laws for Youths Participation in Governance

The National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) on Wednesday submitted a proposal to Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki on laws aimed at ensuring increased participation of youths in the governance of the country. President of the Council, Barr. Ikenga Ugochinyere, who led the national executive of the council and leaders of other Nigerian youth bodies on a solidarity visit to the Senate President sa ...

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2016: A Watch List, By Hakeem Baba-Ahmed

Like a chameleon, one eye on the future, one eye on the past-Malagasy proverb. This year will define the basic character of the administration of President Buhari and highlight opportunities and limitations that will challenge the administration and the nation. In this first, full working year of President Buhari, a number of major issues should be kept under watch: The economy The Nigerian economy will be ...

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We Have Great Expectations for 2016 and Will be Alive to Our Responsibilities -NLC

Being New Year Message from the Nigeria Labour CongressPREAMBLEThe outgoing year has been an eventful and challenging year for Nigerian workers in particular, and Nigerians in general due to a number of developments in our polity, which tested our resilience as a people. The March/April general elections took place against the backdrop of a lot of apprehension and doomsday prediction that our country would ...

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Sokoto To Declare State Of Emergency In Education Sector

By Abdallah el-KurebeTo effectively tackle the problems bedeviling the education in Sokoto, the state government said it has resolved to declare a state of emergency in the sector.The move becomes imperative not just because standards have fallen, but because education holds the key to tackling virtually all challenges of governance in Sokoto state in particular, and Nigeria in general.This was part of the ...

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Haruna Advises Bindow: Make Workers’ Plight Priority

By Tom Garba, Yola Former Governor  Boni Haruna of Adamawa on Sunday  advised  incumbent Governor  Jibrilla Bindow, to give priority to the plight of civil servants in the state. Haruna’ advice was  contained in a statement signed by Mr Martins Dickson, Special Assistant to the Adamawa State Governor on Press and Media Affairs and made available to the newsmen in Yola. The former governor  who is also the i ...

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Governance question, Oshiomhole and his former commissioner’s challenge ,By John Ainofenokhai

After reading the interview by former Transport Commissioner in Governor Adams Oshiomhole’s government, Mr Orobosa Omo-Ojo, in Daily Sun of Tuesday, September 29, 2015, at pages 26 and 30, my initial reaction was that he (Omo-Ojo) was simply bellyaching, having only very recently been dropped from the Edo state cabinet by the comrade governor. At the end of my quiet rumination, I resolved the issue in favou ...

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