Ortom’s Anti-Open Grazing law poorly implemented -Madaki

Chief Ameh Madaki is a lawyer and a 2019 governorship hopeful on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party in Benue State. He justifies his anger against the Anti-Open Grazing law in this interview with PHILIP NYAM   You are an indigene of Benue State but your recent criticism of the Anti-Open Grazing Law on a television talk show did not go down well with the government and most people of the state. What is your position on this law? For the records, I am in support of the Open…

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It’s an aberration -Owoeye

Morocco’s attempt to join ECOWAS is an “aberration, ill-motivated and risky for the national interest of its founder – Nigeria. Given the fact that Morocco is a Mediterranean nation, why can’t it try to join the EU? Why ECOWAS? Historically, the specific roles played by Nigeria’s neighbours for or against Biafra’s cessation brought to light for the very first time, the significance of good neigbourly policy for Nigeria’s security and territorial integrity. This upgraded the West African sub-region in Nigeria’s world view to the extent that it then declared the…

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Nobody knows where Nigeria stands- Keshi

The number of individuals, organizations and institutes, including former foreign ministers, body of former career ambassadors, the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs, labour movements, manufacturers associations who have raised serious objections to Morocco’s application can’t be wrong. Their passionate objection to this proposed admission should not be ignored. Unfortunately, there are conflicting signals about the position of the federal government. What makes the whole situation so uncomfortable is that the federal government has not disclosed its position on the matter, making it difficult to know where Nigeria stands on the…

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‘FG should address Niger Delta issues objectively’

High Chief Ambassador Francis T. Eno, National President Core Oil Producing Communities Traditional Supreme Youth leader and Obong Mkparawa of Eket, speaks on some raging national issues in this interview with TONY ANICHEBE   How would you describe President Mohammed Buhari’s two years plus in power? There is hope for Nigerians with the incumbent administration. What matters most is for Nigerians to continue their solidarity and prayers for the President. This is irrespective of ethnicity or religion. The success of President Buhari’s administration is that of Nigerians. Nigeria is the…

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PDP convention as crucible of 2019 election

The contest for the National Chairmanship position of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the next National Convention of the party has thrown up some factors. ONYEKACHI EZE interrogates the issues   With less than three weeks to the December 9 National Convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), aspirants for the National Chairmanship position might by now be evaluating their chances. Though in election, every minute counts until the final result is declared. Eight persons have so far indicated interest in the chairmanship, which was zoned to the southern…

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Bello is a good manager of resources —Kogi Speaker

The Speaker of the Kogi State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Mathew Kolawole bares his mind on some topical issues in this interview with including Governor Yahaya Bello’s management of state’s MUHAMMAD BASHIR The Kogi State civil servants have today gone back to their various offices, what has been your role throughout the industrial action? Sincerely speaking, I was not happy with the development while the strike lingered. In any case, as legislators, all we needed do was to intervene, and mediate between the labour and the government. We set…

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The disgrace of Mugabe’s Grace

“Who, I repeat, who is Emerson Mnangagwa? A mere Vice President. I am the President’s wife. I am married to the most powerful man in the world… Grace Mugabe” Africa is on red alert. The oldest President in the world and the longest serving in Africa, Robert Mugabe has been deposed in what is being described as “not a coup” by the military personnel of the country. Now, while I let you wrap your head around soldiers rolling out the tanks from the barracks and onto the streets of the…

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