Saturday, April 29, 2017

Things You Should Know about the Electoral Amendment Bill

By Olu W. Onemola Last week, the Nigerian Senate passed the Electoral Act No 6 2010 (Amendment) Bill 2017 after years of unsuccessful attempts by various assemblies. The Bill, gives the Independent National Electoral Commission...

Why State Govts Must Key into National Economic Agenda

By Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR I am very pleased to launch our “Economic Recovery and Growth Plan” (ERGP: 2017-2020) today. As we all know this Administration inherited numerous challenges. Our political campaign was based on a...

Saraki, an unbended Iroko

By Abdulrahman Abdullahi Kayode Permit me to begin this open letter by stating that you continue to make all of us in Kwara proud — despite the overwhelming political odds that have been stacked up...

LEADERSHIP LESSONS FROM THE 2015 ELECTIONS

Exactly two years ago, right on the heels of President Buhari's election victory at the polls,  I wrote and published a brief piece with the above title in which I tried to do two...

ORTOM, WHAT WOULD YOU (WANT TO) BE REMEMBERED FOR?

By Imobo-Tswam Your Excellency, Chief (Dr.) Samuel Ioraer(nyi) Ortom, good day, sir. This is another Open Letter, from your friend, brother, loyal subject and dedicated party man, Citizen Simon Imobo-Tswam. So, since I am a Family...

TASKS AND MASKS IN THE APC LED GOVERNMENT IN NIGERIA

Background About thirty years ago, late Professor Chinua Achebe, fondly referred to as the owner of words, identified leadership as the bane of Nigeria. Thirty years after, it seems clear that leadership still remains the...

National Assembly Oversight Functions: Constitutional Provisions and Implications for National Development

Introduction Democracy presupposes a system of government that allows the citizenry govern themselves through their elected representatives. This system of governance which has its earliest form in the Greek city states of Athens in the 6th century...

Major Takeaways From Saraki’s Trip to Germany and Morocco

By Wale Bakare On the 8th of March 2017, Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki made history by becoming the first Nigerian Senate President to visit the Bundesrat Federal Council since its formation in 1867. The 5-man...

Ihedioha: Home Boy of Imo Politics at 52

By AIC Akwarandu Like a huge elephant described differently by some blind men, the personality of Rt. Hon. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha is both complex and confounding. While several people describe him as someone with unmitigated...

Why a Transparent and Accountable NASS is Imperative

By Bukola Saraki The National Assembly has been established not only as the highest law-making institution but more important, as the enabler of the executive to provide for the welfare and security of our people....

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TELL Nominates Danbatta as CEO of the Year

The President of TELL Communications Limited - publishers of Tell newsmagazine and Broad Street Journal – Mr. NosaIgiebor, yesterday led a team of top management...

Mast emissions not injurious to health – NCC boss

OrderPaperToday - The Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof Umar Garba Danbatta, has dismissed fears that Electromagnetic emissions from telecoms...

PIGB: US to assist Nigeria as Senate pledges to pass bill...

OrderPaperToday - The United States of America has promised to assist Nigeria reform her oil and gas industry especially through the Petroleum Industry and Governance...

How Nigeria can Gain from 20bn Euros Fish Trade – Dogara

OrderPaperToday - Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has said Nigeria can benefit from the 20billion Euros worth of intra-African fish trade...

NEITI asks FG to probe NNPC, NPDC over multi-billion oil assets

OrderPaperToday – The Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) has asked the Government of Muhammadu Buhari to re-assess the transfer of the country’s oil...