Beatrice Ekwueme is joyful at 85
Wife of the late Dr Alex Ekwueme, a former Vice President, Dame Beatrice Ekwueme, still basking in the euphoria of her 85th birthday, is grateful to some eminent Nigerians who honoured her and sent congratulatory messages at the occasion, including President Muhammadu Buhari. Dame Beatrice played a supportive role in ensuring that her husband utilised…
Rep says only members will determine National Assembly leadership
The member representing Ezza North/Ishielu Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Anayo Edwin Nwonu, has said that only the lawmakers and not President Muhammadu Buhari, National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole and the APC will determine the National Assembly leadership. In a chat with journalists in Abakaliki at the weekend…
Experts offer strategies for NDC implementation
To achieve goals of the Paris agreement, environmentalists have listed strategies for a successful implementation of Nigeria’s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC). They say, the key factors for the realisation of ambitious climate policies are political buy-in, stakeholder engagement and scientific analyses, and technical support and development of a financial strategy. The experts spoke at a…
Alex Ekwueme: The Nigerian Believer
Alex Ifeanyichukwu Ekwueme was born on this day in 1932. Owing to his exceptional brilliance in Kings College, Lagos, he became one of Nigeria’s first recipient of the Fulbright scholarship in the US. He proceeded to the University of Washington where he graduated with a degree in Architecture and city planning. He went on to…
IITA, varsity advocate food system transformation
Stakeholders in the agricultural sector have called for total transformation of the national food systems to prevent hunger and reduce poverty in Nigeria. According to them, it is possible to achieve zero hunger in Nigeria if the right systems were put in place.
Residents protest as erosion threatens Ekwueme’s home
Seven months after former Vice President Alex Ekwueme was laid to rest in his hometown, Oko in Orumba North Council of Anambra State, the town is at the edge of yawning erosion. Five families in Ezioko, the deceased elder statesman’s village, have lost their homes to the rampaging natural disaster, following series of torrential rainfall…
Ekwueme’s family thanks Buhari, seeks completion of mausoleum
Wife of the late former Vice-President Alex Ekwueme, Beatrice, and brother, Prof. Laz, yesterday led the family to the Presidential Villa, Abuja, where they held a closed-door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari.
Abiola and June 12: Let’s go the whole hog
Monumental history was made this past week. A nation that seemed to be in denial for 25 years finally came home to face the truth. On June 12, 1993, Nigerians went to the polls to elect a civilian democratic President.
Ambode visits Enugu, reiterates support for united Nigeria
Lagos state governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, on Thursday evening paid a courtesy visit to Enugu state governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, where he reiterated his support for a united and indivisible Nigeria.
Remembering the life and times of ex-VP, Alex Ekwueme
The late former Vice President, Dr. Alex Ifeanyichukwu Ekwueme, will forever be remembered for his simplicity, humility and intelligence-qualities that endeared him to people of all walks of life.