“I remain of the view that the recommendations of the Conference particularly the issue of devolution of power need to be revisited. If considered and adopted most of the recommendations will address the issues of marginalization and other problems underlying most ethnic agitations in Nigeria”. Last week I identified the over emphasis on the national…

“It is heart-warming that the 2015 Nigerian States budget transparency survey report declared Ekiti State as the most transparent state in Nigeria. When in 1996, I prepared and defended the memorandum for the creation of Ekiti State before Mbanefo Panel, I was asked, what qualified Ekiti for a state. Part of my answer was the…

“The delegates must resolve that the constitution they make shall not be varied nor panel-beaten by any other body whatsoever”. CONSTITUIONAL SOVEREIGNTY OF THE PEOPLE. Last week, I suspended my 8 month old discussion of the problems afflicting education in Nigeria in order to reiterate some of the pitfalls in the 1999 Constitution and the…

“Generally, it is necessary to ensure that any election conducted is done in a way that would substantially ensure that the main objective of a free and fair election is achieved”. In this edition, I intend to consider two issues namely: Whether Nigeria is in a state of war and Whether or not election can…

The 2015 Presidential elections have been keenly contested, won and lost. As noted by local and international observers, this is the first time that a change would occur in federal government in Nigeria from the ruling party to the opposition through the means of an election. World over, an event like this is seen as…

I would like to start this write-up by commending of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, for the well informed and highly commendable business tour of China in his avowed and continued determination to see that Nigeria plugs into the new wave of development that is currently blowing across the length and…

I would like to start this write-up by commending President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, for the well informed and highly commendable business tour of China in his avowed and continued determination to see that Nigeria plugs into the new wave of development that is currently blowing across the length…

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