Ezekwesili: Unless we fix politics urgently, it will disintegrate and destroy Nigeria
Dr. Oby Ezekwesili, a former presidential candidate in the 2019 election, served previously as Minister of Education and in the Debt Management Office (DMO). In this interview with LEO SOBECHI, she shared her insights to the shortcomings of Nigeria’s democracy and how to re-engineer politics to make governance work for the people. What would you…
I don’t wanna be a civil servant
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CLO commiserates with Ezekwesili over mother’s death
Civil Liberties Organisation (CLO), a civil right advocacy group has commiserated with former Minister of education Dr Oby Ezekwesili, over the death of her mother.
Ezekwesili loses mum to cancer
A former Nigeria presidential candidate and education minister Dr Obiageli Ezekwesili has lost her mother, Mrs Cecilia Nwayiaka Ujubuonu. Ezekwesili’s spokesperson Ozioma Ubabukoh in a statement stated that Mrs Ujubuonu died in the late hours of Sunday, June 21, 2020. She was aged 78. An indigene of Ndodolu Village, Umunuko, Ukpor, in Nnewi South Local…
Between politics of petrol subsidy and deregulation of downstream sector
The regime of fuel subsidy came into Nigeria since 1973 to cushion the impact of importation at a time the government failed to maintain the nation’s refineries despite growing demand for petroleum products. With the introduction, government fixes pump price and balances.....
Nigeria practices monopoly, not participatory democracy, say Ezekwesili, Utomi
Monopoly in politics, many believe, is a disservice to economic growth and development of any nation. In Nigeria’s situation, many are of the opinion that there is absence of shared values and a unified vision of nationhood.
Taking politics too far
Recent happenings in the polity have reminded us that there seems to be a mix-up when it comes to playing politics and public service. They are not the same thing.
Ezekwesili accuses Buhari of copying her manifesto
The former presidential candidate of Allied Congress Party of Nigeria, ACPN, Oby Ezekwesili, has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of plagiarizing a part of her manifesto. "Did @MBuhari not recently copy my manifesto by saying he will Lift millions of Nigerians out of Poverty?" Ezekwesili said on Twitter "Did he not say he wants to Lift…
CBN's forex policy on milk is 'dangerous' to the poor - Ezekwesili
Nigeria's former education minister Obiageli Ezekwesili has said the Central Bank of Nigeria's foreign exchange policy on milk importation is dangerous to the poor. "Child Poverty is even worst in a country that holds the ignoble record of being the World’s Capital of Extremely Poor People, our @NGRPresident @MBuhari should be fleeing from Policies that…