EDUCATING FOR A CULTURE OF LAWFULNESS
In 2012, Nigeria was classified as the 35th most corrupt nation in which to do business (should be, not to do business) in the world. On the eve of the 2012 International Anti-Corruption Day, Nigeria I issued a statement, which message is still germane even as the federal government restarts a campaign to “fight corruption”.
The unfavourable but realistic rating should not be seen as evidence of our inaction in fighting corruption, but rather, it is an admission that the current institutional or regulatory approach to fighting corruption is not sufficient to curb corruption in Nigeria.
It has been argued that the current Gestapo approach, in which law enforcement
officers jump over fences, break down walls, arrest and parade suspects in full
glare of the media, file multiple charges against accused persons and try and
convict accused persons in the media court, has failed.
Rivers APC backs President Buhari’s recovery of looted funds.
The Rivers State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has thrown its weight behind President Muhammadu Buhari in his bid to investigate and recover the billions of naira looted by the immediate past administration of Dr. Goodluck Jonathan.
“We received with great joy news of the resolution by President Buhari to go after those who stole Nigeria blind and virtually grounded the country’s economy. For six years we shouted ourselves hoarse that Jonathan’s administration was the most corrupt in the history of this nation and sadly nobody believed us but the recent revelations have proved us right
Oshiomhole Vs Okonjo Uweala : A Case Of A Country Unable To Audit Its Finances.
Adams Oshiomhole current governor of Edo state has been hot in the news recently. Following the victory of Buhari and the APC in the recent polls both at national and state levels, Oshiomhole appears to be assuming a larger profile in national matters particularly where it concerns the management of the nations treasury and oil wealth. The issues Oshiomhole has been harping on are serious matters and deserve to be clarified with utmost seriousness and sense of responsibility.
Rivers APC Demands Suspension of Resident Electoral Commissioner
The Rivers State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has demanded the immediate suspension of the State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Mrs. Gesila Khan, for colluding with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to rig last weekend’s presidential and National Assembly elections in the State.
Rivers APC Tasks New Police Commissioner over Murder of
The Rivers State Chapter of
All Progressives Congress, APC has described as sad the
news of the callous murder of Mr. Sabinus Ordu, cousin
of Rivers State Governor, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi
Amaechi, in his hometown, Ubima in Ikwerre Local
Government Area of the State, on Monday, September 8,
came to us as a most shocking tragedy. The way and
manner in which his body was mutilated was most brutal,
inhuman and condemnable.
Olejeme is unstoppable - Ika Elders
Elders on Sunday urged the people to look at Dr. Ngozi
Olejeme’s governorship aspiration on its own merit,
stressing that,“Olejeme has our blessings and will lead
Delta State towards development”.
In a statement issued in Agbor by the leader of Ika
Elders Forum, Pa Kingsley Nkenchor, the forum described Olejeme as “a sincere politician that can reposition
Delta State. “Olejeme has soft spot for the poor.
Bishop Oyedepo Punctures Claims of Religious Bias In Osun
Progressives Congress (APC), Rivers State Chapter,
has condemned, in the strongest terms, the harassment of
former Minister of Education, Dr. Obiageli Ezekwesili,
by operatives of the State Security Service (SSS) at the
Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, as she
tried to travel to London for a scheduled engagement.
THE UNHEALTHY EGO OF THE NIGERIAN MEDICAL DOCTORS: It is no longer news that the indefinite strike embarked upon by the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), an association of medical doctors in Nigeria, will have entered its fourth week by the time this piece will be published. I have listened to several discussions on electronic media by representatives of the doctors attempting to explain themselves and justify their decisions to embark on the strike, and regrettably, every such attempt left more unanswered questions. In trying to justify their action, the leadership of the NMA always plays to the populist gallery of the parlous health status of our health institutions while the real motive is enhanced emolument..
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FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA
Nigeria has 36 states and the
federal capital territory (Abuja). Nigeria currently has a civilian
government after several years of military interruptions.
has two major political parties: People's Democratic Party
of Nigeria and the All Nigeria People's Party, however,
there are several other minor political parties that are also
Nigeria occupies a total
area of 923,768 square kilometer, of which about
13,000 square kilometer is made of water. It shares
boundaries with Cameroon, Benin, Niger and Chad. Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa.
It has about 174
Million People and 250 ethnic groups, each with it's
peculiar dialect. The three major languages are Yoruba,
Hausa and Igbo, but the language of communication is
English. Nigeria is one of the most culturally diverse
countries in the world that is rich both in natural and