9th Senate prioritises education in legislative agenda
The 9th Nigerian Senate, having realised that education is perhaps the most single important investment a country can make on its people and its future, has placed it on the front-burner of its 2019 legislative agenda.
‘It’s been 59 years of wasted dreams, opportunities, deferred hopes’
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, yesterday described Nigeria’s 59 years of independence as a period of wasted dreams, bungled opportunities and deferred hopes.
The concept and meaning of service
Some time ago, indeed some years back, a friend of mine and I were engaged in a serious reflection and conversation on the concept and meaning of service. Every now and then, we all speak of service.
Poor education, legal system, voter apathy, others may threaten Nigeria’s corporate existence
Some critical stakeholders in Nigeria have expressed worry over some of the factors that may likely impinge on the nation’s democratic system and its corporate existence unless they are urgently addressed and resolved.
Nigeria’s electoral system has become predictable, says Ize-Iyamu
Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2016 Edo State gubernatorial election, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu has said Nigeria’s electoral system has become predictable, insisting that he has not reached a decision to contest the 2020 poll.
Gumi tags 2019 general elections worst in nation’s history
Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmed Gumi, has described the 2019 general elections conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as the most fraudulent in the nation’s history.
Professionals push for 25 per cent female representation in top jobs
With the vision of achieving 25 per cent of female representation in top positions, the Leading Ladies Africa and stakeholders are raising the stakes in the campaign and grooming of women in fields of leadership, business, politics and advocacy.
Police nab 62 for political violence during LG primaries in Niger
The Niger State Police Command has arrested 62 political thugs during the just concluded APC party primaries for allegedly attacking innocent residents. The APC conducted its primary elections for aspirants for the positions of Chairmen and councilors for the forthcoming Nov. 30 council polls in the state.
Why stakeholders are at loggerheads over NDDC’s new board
Nineteen days after President Muhammadu Buhari reconstituted the board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), the oil-producing states have been plagued by tension and bickering.
2023 calculations, intrigues stall Rivers cabinet 102 days after …
One hundred and two days after Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike took oath for a second term in office, the state’s cabinet has still not been formed due to what political observers perceive as intrigues for 2023 politics.
10 years after, IRep Festival changing documentary narrative
Plans are afoot to mark iRepresent International Documentary Film Festival’s 10th anniversary in 2020. The anniversary edition, scheduled to hold from March 19 to 22, in Lagos, will be a celebration of the achievements of the film fest and an appraisal of its direction in the future. Before its emergence, there had been a paucity of festivals devoted to documentary films in Nigeria.