Independence Day 2019
‘It is wise to have another glance at parliamentary system’
Former Speaker, House of Representatives, Ghali Umar Na’Abba, spoke with Leo Sobechi on sundry issues as Nigeria marks 59 years of independence, arguing that there are genuine reasons to take a second look at the parliamentary system of governance as the country grapples with many issues of development. Excerpts: In Nigeria, there is a new…
Nigeria at 59: Nothing to celebrate, says Ladoja
Former Governor of Oyo State Rashidi, Adewolu Ladoja, who clocked 75 recently, used the occasion to speak to ROTIMI AGBOLUAJE in Ibadan about his political life, his impeachment in office for standing against the Third Term agenda of former President Olusegun Obasanjo and Nigeria at 59, and expressed his disappointment with developments in the most populous black nation on earth.
‘Let’s bridge the gap between the rich and poor to save Nigeria’
Basorun Reuben Olorunfunmi is a former Assistant Director of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and erstwhile Secretary to Lagos State Government, during the Second Republic. He spoke with SEYE OLUMIDE on the achievements and setbacks that trail Nigeria at 59.
I’m not pleased with pace of development in Nigeria, says Ojikutu
Alhaji Sinatu Ojikutu, a former deputy governor of Lagos State, spoke to SEYE OLUMIDE on Nigeria’s 59th Independence anniversary and why the country has failed to develop to her full potential as expected
‘Nigeria is just a federation only in name’
Chief Niyi Akintola was the Deputy Speaker of Oyo State House of Assembly in the short-lived Third Republic. The legal mind who was a governorship aspirant in the last election on the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo State spoke with ROTIMI AGBOLUAJE
‘Government cannot pick and choose which order of court to obey’
This Sowore matter is very unfortunate, given the events of the past. But I don’t think this is the time to go into all the past now, as the primary focus now is to secure his release.
Independence Day 2019
Unlike the usual National Day celebration, when Nigerians from every tribe and tongue mark the anniversary of Nigeria’s independence with pomp, restful holidaying and extravagant celebrations....
Demilitarised zone and legal perspectives of non interference in domestic affairs of nations
In international law, the principle of non-intervention includes, but is not limited to, the prohibition of the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any state..
At 59, what will save Nigeria?
At 59, may God bless our leaders and all our fellow-citizens. May God bless the government and people of Nigeria with wisdom, courage and patience to work together in harmony so that we may build a Nigeria...
Children yearn for secure, prosperous nation, as Nigeria celebrates 59
Daily, they listen to tales from their parents and peers on how seamless and effective things work in more organised climes. That, perhaps, explains why Nigerian pupils are perplexed the way things are in their country, as it marks its 59th independent anniversary on Tuesday, October 1st.