The session started with the Chairman of the House Committee, Hon. Olubumi Tunji-Ojo, recusing himself from presiding the panel as suggested by the Acting MD, Prof. Pondei, for fairness and transparency. The MD implied such and staged a walkout on the committee last Thursday claiming that the Chairman can't be a judge in his own case. To that effect, the Vice-Chairman of the Committee immediately took charge.
The Ex-NDDC boss made these accusations when she appeared before the investigating panel set-up by the House Committee of Niger Delta Commission. Although, for her personal safety, she did not appear conventionally but via an online video conferencing call.
Professor (Ambassador) Ibrahim Agboola Gambari is a Nigerian scholar-diplomat born in Ilorin, Kwara state. He was Minister for External Affairs under tge 1984-85 Military regime. He was also the first Under-Secretary-General and Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Africa from 1999-2005. In that capacity, he worked closely with heads of government, key policymakers as well as institutions in the continent to develop the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD).
Gandafa Nelson is an identified young man with vision for change. He has identified the problems and challenges facing his immediate community and is also ready to serve. Comrade Nelson Gandafa, hails from Mubi, Adamawa state. Like the regular saying about how great things starts small, He is contesting for the office of Chairman of Mubi North Local Government Area in Adamawa state.
Potential Partners, as inspired by Omooba Akintola Falade, has so appreciated his selection. Ogbeni Rauf Adesoji Aregbesola's new era as a minister in the Muhammadu Buhari cabinet will be another medium to continue his lasting impacts.
President Muhammadu Buhari this morning unfolded his government’s plan for a comprehensive rollout and investments in roads, rail and power infrastructure in the country.
The high points of the speech include his stance on the popular topic of restructuring. He however urges Nigerians not to blame the current structure for the present situation but the processes. He also vows to deal with the bad oil marketers and finally reinstated that the dreaded terrorist sect, Boko haram, has already been defeated.
The president made the following remarks in his nationwide broadcast to Nigerians with the central idea of intimating Nigerians on the efforts that are being made by his administration to address the huge infrastructure deficit ravaging the nation.
Happy Independence to Nigeria at 57! Yes, though we have been through downs together, it would have been an apogee to excuse myself from the celebration. Of course, we are in this together; we must all participate in the brainstorming to overcome. I eloquently share in the view of some about the hastiness of our … Continue reading Nigeria @ 57: Bring Back The Mammoth By Comr. Okhifo Oscar.
Broadcast by President Muhammadu Buhari on October 1st, 2017 My dear Nigerians, October 1st remains a special date for all Nigerians as this marks the day when we attained one of the most precious of human desires — freedom. Over the years the country has gone through trials and tribulations, but October 1 st is … Continue reading Independence Day Specials: Full Text of the President’s Speech.
The Northern Expedition: How the North Fell. Regularly, the British expeditions often starts from a water based area. The North wasn't an exception. Lokoja (in the present day Kogi) was the start point in 1867. As usual, a consulate was established. The British interest in the trade of along the Niger, the United African Company … Continue reading Independence Day Specials: The Chronicles of British Expeditions in Nigeria. (III)
The Niger-Delta/Biafra Expedition and How the Rest of the South was Conquered Although Lagos was the first place the British conquered, it appeared that there was also a concomitant push going on in the South South of what is today called 'Nigeria' as at the same time when Lagos was been bombarded. The interference also … Continue reading Independence Day Specials: The Chronicles of British Expeditions in Nigeria (II).