Restructuring, PIGB, budget top agenda as Reps resume

  After two months of recess, the House of Representatives will reconvene today. PHILIP NYAM takes a look at the issues that will be in the front burner Members of the House of Representatives commenced their annual long vacation on July 27 and were due to resume on September 19, but had to postpone it by a week to enable contractors handling the renovation work at the National Assembly complete their jobs. In the first two weeks of resumption, the House is expected to address the issues bordering on the…

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Nwodo: Exploring alternatives to war

FELIX NWANERI reports on efforts by the President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief John Nnia Nwodo, to ensure peaceful coexistence between the South-East and the rest of Nigeria   President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief John Nnia Nwodo, did not mince words, when he declared upon his emergence as President-General of apex Igbo socio-cultural group in January this year that he was ready to take the bullet for his people. “I will not use this position to make money; if I am asked to die for you, I will do so,” he…

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Olufemi-Kayode: Political parties not fair to women

Dr. Princess Olufemi-Kayode is a child rights activist and Executive Director of Media Concern for Women and Children Initiative (MEDIACON). In this interview with TEMITOPE OGUNBANKE, she speaks on women participation in politics, corruption and Nigeria’s 57th Independence anniversary, among other issues What made you to venture into activism and what has been your driving force in your determination to speak for the voiceless? I would not really say anything made me to join activism. I saw that there was a vacuum that needed to be filled and I stepped….

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Wike’s street credibility manifests before editors

Publisher of the Source Magazine, Dame Comfort Obi whispered to me on Elelenwo-Akpajo Road: “They have so many good names for him.” She was talking about Nigeria’s Best Performing Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, who was with Nigerian editors on a project tour. This was on Saturday, September 23. She asked the question after a taxi driver peeped out of his vehicle and called Governor Wike: “High Tension.” On the same tour, several women called him “Mr Project.” Others shouted “Ekwueme” (promise keeper), while another set called him “man way sabi.”…

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Olufemi-Kayode: Political parties not fair to women

Dr. Princess Olufemi-Kayode is a child rights activist and Executive Director of Media Concern for Women and Children Initiative (MEDIACON). In this interview with TEMITOPE OGUNBANKE, she speaks on women participation in politics, corruption and Nigeria’s 57th Independence anniversary, among other issues What made you to venture into activism and what has been your driving force in your determination to speak for the voiceless? I would not really say anything made me to join activism. I saw that there was a vacuum that needed to be filled and I stepped….

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Unending demands for fiefdoms

The clamour for the abolition of the country’s 36-state structure and a return to regionalism has remained a recurring decimal in the Nigeria’s polity. But, there is doubt whether it would solve the concerns raised by its campaigners. FELIX NWANERI reports     Nigeria’s federalism took firm roots in 1954, when three regions were established in a federal format. Before then, colonial Nigeria was made up of 24 provinces, which were run from Lagos in three clusters of geographical administrative regions. But the three regions – Western Nigeria, Eastern Nigeria…

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Okonkwo: CBN has stabilised currency with Investor/Exporter FX window

Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Fidelity Bank Plc, Mr. Nnamdi Okonkwo, recently had an interactive session with select business editors on various issues bothering on the economy, the banking industry and the lender’s impressive half year performance for the period ended June 30, 2017. AYODELE AMINU was there.     Recently, the Nigeria Bureau of Statistics said Nigeria is now out of recession, as a banker, can you tell us some of the damages recession caused the economy? Recession simply means negative growth in an economy over a specific period…

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