Policy & Politics
For those who witnessed the proceedings at the Abia State House of Assembly on 29th of December last year, they would readily agree that a script with an unknown destination was being charted.
It’s time to devolve power to states, says Leo Ogor
The Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Leo Ogor, has canvassed for devolution of power to the 36 states to allow for more responsibilities.
Political frenzy in Akwa Ibom over senator Effiong’s defection
The politics of Akwa Ibom state has gone up to a feverish level in the past few days following Senator Nelson Effiong’s decision to dump the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Anyaoku: Nigeria has a great future, but only, if its governance architecture is restructured
I have a number of strong concerns about the country. First, I fear that Nigeria is living in denial of the seriousness of the challenges it is facing. The challenges range from insurgency, especially in the Niger-Delta region...
Southwest APC in the throes of rebirth
When recently the Southwest caucus of the All Progressives Congress (APC) met in Ibadan, all eyes were on former governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
From Obama to Trump: Questions over a helluva of transition!
Eight years ago, as Barack Obama glided into the White House with some incredible 83% approval rating at home, and much excitement abroad, I made some projections in a piece titled ‘What Africa Expects From Obama.
Weekly political notes
President Buhari’s approach to the crisis in the region has been more of stick, without the carrot. As it is now, no amount of persuasive speech as delivered by Osinbajo will...
PDP’s desperation for reconciliation
It appears the major actors in the opposition Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) national crisis that engulfed the party, after loosing to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2015 Presidential elections...
Stakeholders harp on constituency consultations for empowerment
Stakeholders, including Governor Odom Emmanuel, Senator Bassey Albert and chairman of the Speakers’ Conference, Abdulmumuni Kamba, have identified constituency briefings as a veritable way of empowering citizens.