PDP berates Uzodimma over statement on Imo INEC attack 

December 13, 2022 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Imo state chapter, has berated Governor Hope Uzodimma over his reaction on Monday’s bombing of the Imo headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Owerri. Uzodimma had during an assessment visit to the Imo state Police command reportedly said that the attack was politically contrived by those who were desperate to win elections. In Read More

Why we tackle corruption at the grassroots – Ilo

December 11, 2022 Emeka Nze 0

A non-governmental organisation, The Signature Communications Limited, has explained that its anti-graft campaign at the grassroots was to eliminate corruption at the source from where it recruits its army. The Chief Executive Officer, Chief VinMartin Obiora Ilo, stated this at an event to mark World Anti Corruption Day. Apart from giving Nigerians an opportunity to evaluate the efforts of the Read More

Politics of derivation, accusations of pilfering of local government funds

December 5, 2022 Editorial IV 0

Within the last two months, there have been barrage of attacks  against governors across the 36 states of the federation, bordering on alleged squandering of allocations. TAIYE ODEWALE reports  Who are governors in the configuration of powers in Nigeria?  Nigeria being a federation, has the centre called the federal government and headed by an elected executive President and Commander in Read More

It’s good governance, stupid

November 23, 2022 Mohammed Haruna 0

Section 22 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999, imposes an obligation on the media to hold government accountable to Nigerians. “The press, radio, television and other agencies of the mass media,” the section says, “shall at all times be free to uphold the fundamental objectives contained in this Chapter and uphold the responsibility and accountability of Read More

2023 election: Youth advised to be agent of positive change

November 17, 2022 Donald Iorchir 0

Chairman Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria (MHWUN) in the FCT, Comrade Shanabo Abubakar, has advised the Nigerian youth to shun malpractices during the forthcoming general election, urging them to be agent of positive change for democracy to strive in the country.  He also urged them to ensure they collect their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) so that they would Read More

How inter-agency rift, personal ego affect good governance

November 11, 2022 Blueprint 0

Over the years, what looked like a cold war has been going on among the various agencies of the government and this portends tardiness for government programmes. ELEOJO IDACHABA takes a look at such beef, especially as it relates to the recent near-rift between the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Federal Ministry of Finance over currency redesign. It Read More

How Makinde, Oyetola are spearheading regional revolution on good governance

November 3, 2022 Blueprint 0

Despite their different political affiliations, two South-west states are collaborating to link their states with a servicable road. BAYO AGBOOLA reports. Considering the on going gesture between Oyo and Osun state governments on the planned rehabilitation/ construction of 91km Ibadan-Iwo-Osogbo road, there are indications that better days are now ahead of Nigerian masses in terms of reaping real dividends of Read More

Declining public trust in governance

May 17, 2022 Sunday Onyemaechi Eze 0

The impact of good governance in the country is abysmally low. The level of hardship, austerity and economic crunch is unimaginably high. No doubt, many live below the poverty line. There is already a general sense of apathy. The level of societal mistrust, contempt and indifference to government is now common. We have seen a direct shift from the decadent Read More

PMB, good governance and re-enforcement of state institutions

April 10, 2022 Gidado Ibrahim 0

The indicator to determine if a society is developed or developing does not depend on the number of tarred roads, steady electricity or water at the turn of the tap. In practical sense, the first indicator for measuring the health, strength and resilience of any society is the viability of state institutions. In a democracy, good governance is anchored on Read More

Governance: Nigeria at brink of collapse, needs deliverance, ADC warns

March 17, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

The national leadership of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) has said the country was at the brink of collapse and needs an urgent deliverance from bad governance to salvage the situation. The opposition party, however, assured that it was working on so many strategies to deliver Nigerians from the grip of the state capture that the masses have been under. Read More

Benue 2023: The governor the people need

February 13, 2022 Andrew Oota 0

The race for the next governor of Benue sate after the completion of the two- term of Chief Samuel Ortom has begun with about 31 aspirants on the platform of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. Ahead of the party primaries, the Benue political landscape is currently warm. Consultations have reached advanced stages as aspirants criss-crosses the length and breadth Read More

Essence of good governance defeated in Oyo – Alao

January 9, 2022 Bayo Agboola 0

An All Progressives Congress (APC) leader in Oyo state, Engr Oyedele Hakeem Alao, has said the administration of Governor Seyi Makinde has defeated the essence of good governance in the state. The APC Chieftain in a statement issued by his Media Office at the weekend to assess the administration of Makinde in 2021accused the administration of making life difficult for Read More

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We must ensure electorate’s right of free choice – Osinbajo

December 17, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

– Democracy remains the best system of establishing governments because it guarantees respect for the fundamental rights of individuals to choose their leaders, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said. Osinbajo said this Thursday in Ibadan, Oyo state, where he chaired a roundtable in honour of former Oyo state Governor Abiola Ajimobi in commemoration of his posthumous 72nd birthday. Speaking on Read More

The hollow rituals of democracy

October 21, 2021 Dan Agbese 0

Sometime in 1996, my good friend, the late Abidina Coomassie, published a book, Political Opportunism, in which he primarily excoriated the political enemies of the late head of state, General Sani Abacha. He saw them as men lacking in principles and floating in the wind and being blown wherever political opportunities beckoned; men who were willing to eat leaves, mud or Read More

Group protests ‘blackmail’ of Buhari’s appointees, demand arrest

October 20, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A pressure group based in the Federal Capital Territory, Coalition for Good Governance and Change Initiative (CGGCI) has staged protest against some persons allegedly trying to blackmail President Muhammad Buhari through his appointees. According to the group, those making the attempts were targeting key appointees of the president using fake news. Staging a protest Wednesday in Abuja, the group urged Read More

Northern govs celebrates Gowon @ 87

October 19, 2021 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

The Northern Governors Forum (NGF), felicitated with former Head of State General Yakubu Gowon on his 87th birthday, he “served Nigeria with an uncommon loyalty and fairness.” In a congratulatory message, the chairman of the forum and governor of Plateau state, Simon Lalong said the special day brings with it great joy for the life of a great personality who Read More

Awo’s legacy lives on

October 17, 2021 Blueprint 0

I attended a play recently at Glover Memorial Hall at Broad Street, Lagos. Yes, the old Glover Hall built and named in 1887 in honour of Sir John Hawley Glover who was Governor of Lagos Colony between 1864 and 1872. The hall has undergone a lot of repairs, thanks to the Lagos state government. The title of the play was Read More

LG polls: Plateau IPAC hails peaceful conduct of electorate

October 12, 2021 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

Plateau state chapter of the Inter Party Advisory Council (IPAC), has commended the electorate for their peaceful and orderly conduct at last Saturday’s local government elections. The IPAC also said it was studying the results of all 17 Local Government Areas of the state for possible actions where necessary. State chapter chairman of IPAC also chairman of the Social Democratic Read More

A shared journey with Gov Yahaya @ 60

October 8, 2021 Ismaila Uba Misilli 0

Today, October 9 marks the 60th birthday of Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya.  It is plausible if we interrogate the life of the amiable governor with the enviable view of Laura Catherine Schlessinger on the essential quality of integrity. In her noble words, “people with integrity do what they say they are going to do. Others give excuses.” In this course Read More

Youth group condemns lingering distractions at FCC, sues for peace

October 4, 2021 Donald Iorchir 0

The Youth and Media Network of Nigeria (YOMEN), a non-governmental organization, has expressed worry over the festering in-fighting between chairman Federal Character Commission (FCC), Dr Muheeba Dankaka and some commissioners describing it as worrisome. A statement issued Saturday by its Public Relations Officer, Mr Suleiman Adomu, YOMEN said as the youth organisation is concerned about good governance in all the Read More

Pantami advocates artificial intelligence for protection of critical infrastructure

September 28, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Pantami, has advocated the use of artificial intelligence in protection of critical infrastructures across the country. Pantami, who was speaking Tuesday in Abuja, at the opening ceremony of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) stakeholders summit on the protection of critical infrastructure in Nigeria, stressed the need for more awareness, Read More

African Peace Brand lists Obasanjo, Jonathan, Adesina among 33 peace ambassadors awardees

September 23, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The African Peace Brand at an elaborate event in Abuja slated for November 11, 2021 will hold this year edition of its Awards ceremony. For this event, 33 eminent personalities, among which are 21Nigerians  have been nominated for different categories of awards. Among those listed in the Special Award category include the President of Ghana, HE Nana Addo  Dankwa- Akufo Read More

Shariff: A resilient activist from Northern Nigeria

September 23, 2021 Blueprint 0

One of the factors that worsens the challenges societies are going through is absence of activists that speak-out or channel the pleas of people to the rightful authorities. Northern Nigeria had leaders such as Sir Ahmadu Bello, Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, Malam Aminu Kano, etc, who fought tirelessly along with others from South for the independence of the country from Read More