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Political Office: Ezekwesili, Abati, Timi Dakolo Join LEPAN To Demand Reduction In Age

Former Vice president of the World Bank, Obiageli Ezekwesili; former presidential spokesman, Reuben Abati; and soul singer Timi Dakolo were among hundreds of Nigerians who threw their weight on Wednesday behind a pledge to reduce the age of eligibility to run for public offices in Nigeria. The signing of the pledge was the high point of the launch of the League of Progressive Ambassadors of Nigeria (LEPAN), ...

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Stop Media Persecution of Amaechi, SNYA Tells Rivers State Government

  The Southern Nigerian Youth Alliance (SNYA) has called on foreign media to always balance their news before publications.In a press release jointly signed by Kelvin Adegbenga (the Coordinator) and   George Nwachukwu  (the Publicity Secretary ) of Southern Nigerian Youth Alliance in Abuja today, and made available to NF-Reports, the group said Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi remained innocent as ...

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Timing And Context In Politics, By Hakeem Baba-Ahmed

Do not call a dog with a whip in your hand - African proverb. What appears to be the resumption of organized violence against the Nigerian state from the Niger Delta should worry Nigerians and the international community who  are encouraged by efforts to improve the state of national security and management of the nation's economy. There is wide consensus that Boko Haram has been severely contained, althoug ...

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APC Inaugurates 5-Member Fact-Finding, Reconciliatory Committee For Edo

National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun on Monday inaugurated a five-member fact-finding,reconciliation committee to look into immediate and remote problems affecting the party and stakeholders in Edo state. The five-member committee is chaired by former Osun State Governor, His Excellency, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola. Other members are APC National Organising Secre ...

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In Picture: Fani-Kayode Arrives EFCC HQ To Honour Invitation

Former Minister of Aviation Femi Fani-Kayode  arrived the headquarters of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission,EFCC at 9.35am to honour an invitation.. This was confirmed by  the EFCC in a post on its official Google+ handle thus: “Femi Fani – Kayode Former Minister of Aviation and a chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Femi Fani – Kayode, arrived the headquarters of the EFCC at ab ...

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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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The Senate, CCT and the Politics of Saraki’s Trial, By Reuben Abati

The present Senate serving the Nigerian people runs the risk of being remembered as the worst since 1999.  Public Relations Consultants and media officials of this particular Senate have done their part flooding both the print and the online media with details of how productive the Bukola Saraki-led Senate has been, and they have been quite aggressive in telling us about 30 important Bills which when passed ...

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Dickson Appoints APC Chieftains As Special Advisers

Bayelsa State Governor, Henry Seriake Dickson on Wednesday, constituted a 14-member State Executive Council and made history by bringing on board chieftains of the All Progressives Congress, (APC) as part of 20 Special Advisers to consolidate on the achievements of his Restoration Government. This was the first time such gesture would be taking place in the history of Bayelsa State. The APC members who make ...

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Saraki to ACF: For National Stability, All Zones Must Contribute to GDP

Senate President,  Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki on Wednesday appealed to all geopolitical zones in the country to contribute equitably to the nation's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in order to ensure national stability. Saraki according to a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Sanni Onogu in Abuja, made the appeal when the Chairman of the National Executive Council of the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), fo ...

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Centre Launches Study on Poor Participation of Women in Politics

A multifaceted study team has been set up by the National Centre for Women Development(NCWD) to account for the rather poor and declining participation of Nigerian women in politics from 1999-2015. This was contained in a statement signed by the Centre's Director of Planning, Research and Statistics, Mr. Sadeeq Omar and made available to newsmen in Abuja. Inaugurating the team at the centre in Abuja, the Di ...

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Why Buhari Must Save The Local Councils, By Dan Agbese

Phone: 08055001912 ; Email: ochima495@mail.com At his inauguration on May 29 last year, President Muhammadu Buhari said: “Constitutionally there are limits to powers of each of the three tiers of government but that should not mean the Federal Government should fold its arms and close its eyes to what is going on in the states and local governments. Not least the operations of the Local Government Joint Acc ...

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Challenges And Opportunities Awaiting Bello As Wada Hands Over A Troubled State, By Deen Adavize

On Wednesday, 27th January 2016, Alhaji Yahaya Adoza Bello will assume duties as governor and chief security officer of the confluence state. His assumption will not only mark the beginning of a new era, but also end the decade-long political dynasty of certain section of the state. Since its creation in 1991, the state has witnessed unprecedented political instability, socio-economic downturn, improvised b ...

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