Sunday, 24 May 2020

Special Report: "Nigeria Is Operating An Illegal Constitution"--Coronavirus Video Conference Participants

President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, John Nwodo, Elder statesman and Afenifere leader, Chief Ayo Adebanjo and former Governor of Ondo state, Dr Olusegun Mimiko have disclosed that Nigeria is operating an illegal Constitution forced on the people by the military.

They spoke at video conference organized by Governance Index tagged, "Coronavirus Pandemic: is it time to reevaluate the political structure of the country”.

Opening the session, Nwodo said the constitution was given to Nigerians by the Military government which was not elected adding that in 1999, politicians went into the election without knowing the parameter that will guide the democratic process.
He said the Military wrote the constitution for us and abandoned the agreement that our forefathers had with British before the Independence which was to operate a regional government.

Sunday, 10 May 2020

News Release: Rivers State Governor Announces Temporary Lifting Of "24 Hours Total Lockdown" On Capital City


Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has  announced the temporary lifting of the total lockdown on Obio/Akpor and Port Harcourt Local Government Areas for two days only, with effect from Tuesday 12th May 2020.

Governor Wike made the announcement in a State-Wide broadcast on Sunday night. He said that the total lockdown will be lifted on Tuesday 12th May, 2020 and Wednesday,  13th May, 2020.

Wednesday, 6 May 2020

Article: The Pandemic And The Country’s Future

By abiodun KOMOLAFE

Nigeria’s decision to ‘unwind’ the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) lockdown in the capital, Abuja, Lagos and Ogun States refers.

As we strive to “balance the need to protect health while also preserving livelihoods”, can we safely say that the worst of the pandemic that has unleashed more than 2,170 cases and over-68 deaths on the country is over? If we take a chance when the pandemic is still ravaging our land, how safe are we? If we are not safe, where then lies the sunshine in dark times?With porous borders and a compromised security system littering Nigeria’s geopolitical landscape, how far can the closure of inter-state borders go in repurposing our lives towards the sought-after reprieve? What type of sustainable national strategy and national framework are being put in place for the economy to bounce back, especially, after lots of pains for the people? What type of conversations are our leaders having - even, with those working at their pleasure - on decisions with life and death consequences? Are there modalities in place to cushion the effects of job losses and unpaid salaries as a result of COVID-19?