GHOSTS IN NIGERIAN PARLIAMENTS -Steve Obiakor

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Nigeria is a very unique country for so many reasons. It is the most populous black nation in the world with an estimated population of about 180 million people. Nigeria is in 7th position on the list of the world largest populations after China, India, USA, Indonesia, Brazil and Pakistan. Aside her population, another unique feature of Nigeria is that it has about 250 ethnic groups and about 520 languages.
The Parliament is what we call the Legislature or the National Assembly in Nigeria comprising both the Senate and the Federal House of Representatives. As Nigeria operates under the framework of federal presidential system, with 36 states forming the federating units and the head of government being the president, each of the 36 states is represented by three senators. Please, I want you to underline the word ‘represented’. Continue reading

Why Bad Government Wins for A Second Term -Steve Obiakor

 

IMG-20180129-WA0007As the race to grab political powers in 2019 general elections gathers momentum, it is imperative on all of us to understand that we are all responsible for who becomes our next leader.  We are all involved either by commission or omission.  We must understand first and foremost that those justling for political offices are doing so for their selfish interests.  When they finally grab these powers, they do not punish us because it’s their hobby but because they are only interested in achieving their selfish motives.  I point this out so you do not become naïve enough to believe their campaign promises and get disappointed afterwards but for you to develop a participatory mechanism and mindset to hold them accountable for such promises.  The new order should be to give every politician a run for his/her promises irrespective of his/her ethnic or party affiliations. Continue reading

Akande, Ajimobi, Amosun And Aregbesola Meet Over APC Crisis

Three All Progressives Congress, APC, governors in the South West and former Interim Chairman of the party, Chief Bisi Akande held a closed door meeting at government house, Isale-Igbein, Abeokuta, Ogun State.

Chief Akande who was accompanied by governors of Oyo and Osun states, Senator Abiola Ajimobi and Rauf Aregbesola to the Ogun state government house, Abeokuta, held a closed door meeting with Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun state. Continue reading