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APRM Day: Self-assessment, advocacy panacea to good governance – Akobundu

March 12, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Chief Executive Officer, African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) Nigeria Princess Gloria Akobundu, has said deliberate self-assessment in key areas of national life and continuous advocacy will entrench good governance in the nation. In a signed statement issued in Abuja by the Media Assistant to the NC/CEO AUDA-NEPAD/APRM Nigeria, Abolade Ogundimu, Akobundu stated this in Abuja in her goodwill message to Read More

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Wike exposing his alliance with judges – APC chieftain

February 16, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Former National Publicity Secretary of the defunct New Peoples Democratic Party (nPDP) and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, has taken a swipe at the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, over a party feast he (the governor) allegedly had for the outgoing President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Zainab Adamu Bulkachuwa. In a statement Sunday, Read More

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Boko Haram planning to cause religious war – Lalong

January 29, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Barrister Simon Lalong is the executive governor of Plateau state. He spoke with newsmen in Abuja recently on the security situation in his state, the latest Boko Haram strategy to cause religious war and the plans by the Progressives Governors Forum (PGF) to design policies for APC states, among others. BODE OLAGOKE was there.  Tell us about the plans by Read More

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Candido has delivered dividends of democracy to AMAC- Group 

January 26, 2020 Editorial IV 0

  A report conducted by the civil society groups for good governance (CSGGG) has given kudos to the current administration at the Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) led by Hon. Abdullahi Adamu Candido. At a press conference in Abuja, the coordinator of the groups, Mr Edwin Olorunfemi said it conducted an independent assessment of projects under the leadership of Candido and expressed Read More

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Why we can’t afford to miss Ile-Arugbo weekly meetings- Aged Women

January 15, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Beneficiaries of the goodwill of the late Olusola Saraki who are mostly aged women say they would continue to meet at the premises of the demolished old people’s home in Ilorin for their weekly meetings. Writes UMAR BAYO ABDULWAHABDespite the demolition of Ile Arugbo also known as the old people’s charity home of the late Dr Abubakar Olusola Saraki in Read More

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On the independence/interdependence of the three arms

January 15, 2020 Editorial IV 0

For a country to be qualified as a democratic nation, it must have a system that operates on a tripod: the Legislature, the Executive and the Judiciary. Interestingly, what makes a democratic system tick and confirms its legitimacy is the existence of the Legislature, otherwise known as the National Assembly, comprising the Senate and the House of Representatives, in the Read More

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Pay attention to freedom of expression, Otufodunrin urges Media

January 13, 2020 Editorial IV 0

  Executive Director of Media Career Development Network, Lagos, Mr Lekan Otufodunrin has called on the media in the country to pay attention to the shrinking space for freedom of expression and fundamental human rights in Nigeria. Mr Otufodunrin made the call in Ibadan  Friday while delivering a lecture entitled ” Roles of the media in building a virile democracy” at the maiden Read More

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Centre trains Journalists on counter hate speeches

December 25, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) has trained select Nigerian journalists on how to identify and counter hate speeches on social media platforms and the conventional media. CITAD is a non-governmental and non-profit organization that is committed to the use of information and communication technologies for development and promotion of good governance. The training which was attended by journalists from Read More

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Ganduje employing inclusive governance in service delivery – Gawuna

December 13, 2019 Editorial III 0

Kano state deputy governor, Dr. Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna, has said synergy, diligence and inclusive governance system are tools used by the Umar Ganduje administration in actualising its policies and programmes. In a press statement in Kano, the deputy governor made the disclosure, Thursday  while giving an over view of the inaugural pronouncement of Governor Ganduje at the commencement of a Read More

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Oyo: Makinde signs anti- corruption bill into law

December 12, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has signed the state Anti Corruption Bill 2019 into law. The Oyo State House of Assembly had passed the bill last week and forwarded same to the governor for his assent. This is in fulfillment of his promise upon assumption of office that the state under his watch would establish its own anti-corruption agency Read More

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Ekiti elected LG chairmen get Certificates of Return

December 11, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The 16 local governments’ chairmen-elect who emerged during the last Saturday’s council election in Ekiti state, Wednesday received their certificates of return, with a charge to shun corruption and all actions that could derail governance at the third tier of government. At the election, candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) clinched all he 16 chairmanship and 177 councillorship seats Read More

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Zulum drums support for anti-corruption campaign

December 10, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno state has called for greater community participation in the fight against corruption to promote good governance. Zulum made the call at a rally to mark the 2019 International Anti-Corruption Day in Maiduguri. Represented by his deputy, Alhaji Umar Kadafur, the governor reiterated his commitment to fight corruption through community mobilisation and implementation of proactive measures Read More

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Yahaya establishes Gombe bureau of public service reforms

November 8, 2019 Editorial III 0

Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has announced that his administration would establish bureau of public service reforms in the state to foster efficiency and enhance quality and result-oriented services.  The governor stated this when he hosted a delegation from the Bureau of Public Service Reforms, led by its director-general, Dasuki Ibrahim Arabi, at the Government House.  Governor Yahaya, who underscored the Read More

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Kebbi: Gov Bagudu is making governance trendy

November 5, 2019 Editorial III 0

Let me start by recapping the words of an ancient philosopher and founder of Taoism, Lao-Tzu. He said, “A leader is best when people barely know he exists…when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will all say: we did it ourselves.” Let me also bring to mind, the latest political incident within the coastline of Kebbi state, which Read More

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Vent your frustration on your members – Benue PDP tells APC

October 30, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Benue state chapter, Sir John Ngbede, has advised the All Progressives Congress (APC) to channel their frustration and anger on its members that failed to deliver during the last general elections in the state. Ngbede was reacting to a report by the Middlebelt Vanguard for Democracy and Good Governance alleging that some Read More

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PDP congratulates Ortom, Mohammed on victory at tribunal

October 10, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has congratulated governors of Benue and Bauchi states Samuel Ortom and Senator Bala Mohammed on their victories at the governorship election petitions tribunal in their respective states. The party in a statement by its national publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, stated that the verdict of the tribunal was a clear consolidation of the triumph of the Read More

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Niger Assembly receives Bello’s 17 commissioner-nominees

October 9, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Niger state House of Assembly has promised to give priority attention to the list of 17 commissioner-nominees transmitted to it by Governor Abubakar Sani Bello to fast track good governance. The list of the commissioner-nominees, sent to the House for screening and approval, was made available to journalists Tuesday after the speaker of the Assembly, Barr Abdullahi Bawa Wuse, Read More

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@59: Gbajabiamila tasks Nigerians on unity

September 30, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Femi Gbajabiamila, has urged Nigerians to remain united as the country marks her 59th Independence Day anniversary. The speaker also enjoined Nigerians to pray for the country and her leaders for the entrenchment of good governance and the well being of the people.  In his message contained in a statement Monday, Speaker Read More

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Delay in Ondo LG election and council autonomy

July 28, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The local government areas have continued to be referred to as the third tier government, as it is nearer to the people at the grassroots than the other tiers. Barnabas Olabisi writes. Why LG council Government simply refers to the power or authority invested in a group of people to govern or administer a country, state, local, ministry or agency (ies), Read More

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PDP congratulates new UK Prime Minister, seeks stronger ties

July 25, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus, on behalf of the National Executive Committee and its members has congratulated the new Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, as he assumes office. PDP in a statement issued by its national publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, Wednesday expressed hope of a more proactive Britain, in her Read More

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Competence without sentiment By Saidu Ahmed Enagi

June 2, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Research from the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa asserts that, achieving good governance requires the existence of a strong, effective and efficient parliament. This is so because parliament plays a crucial role in gauging, collating and presenting the views and needs of the people, articulating their expectations and aspirations in determining the national development agenda. As oversight body, parliament Read More

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Governance: Buhari’s interview vindicates our stand – PDP

May 28, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says President Muhammadu Buhari’s resort to blame game and false performance claims in his media interview has further confirmed their stand about his administration in the last four years. PDP in a statement issued by its national publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan Tuesday said that “it was an internationally accepted position that all critical sectors in Read More

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APC says NGF under Fayemi will support Buhari

May 23, 2019 Editorial IV 0

All Progressives Congress (APC) National Working Committee (NWC) has said the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) under Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti state will support the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration in entrenching good governance in the country. APC’s national publicity secretary, Malam Lanre Issa-Onilu, expressed the view in a statement Thursday in Abuja, congratulating Fayemi on his election as the new Read More

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Speakership: North-east group backs Onyejeocha

May 19, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The North East Women and Youth Initiative For Good Governance has thrown its weight behind the candidacy of Nkeiruka Onyejeocha for the speakership of the 9th House of Representatives. The group, comprising various women and youth associations, while enlisting the support of Nigerians for the lawmaker, expressed dismay with the leadership of the APC national leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Read More

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Bindow begs for forgiveness says governing Adamawa not easy

May 14, 2019 Editorial III 0

In what is seen as a farewell message to the people of Adamawa state, outgoing Gov Bindow Umaru jibrilla has beg the people of the state especially those who he offended in the last 4 years of his administration to forgive him in the spirit of the holy month of Ramadan. The Governor sought for forgiveness Tuesday at the banquet Read More