Posts Tagged ‘Politics’
Holding President Goodluck Jonathan to his promises!
Monday, June 13th, 2011

The following article is re-published by the kind permission of the author. Why the P in RSVP should be sustained - Holding GEJ to his promises!!! Mr President, It was with shock and utter disbelief that I  received the news that you had 25 per cent in 28 states plus  Federal Capital Territory. According to the 1999 constitution, a winner needs the majority of votes and at least 25 percent of votes in 24  states of the 36 states of the ...  [Read more]

Monitoring Nigerian General Elections (2011) using ReVoDa Mobile Apps
Thursday, March 17th, 2011

Conducting credible elections is the first step towards having an accountable government. EiE has set-up a website and some mobile apps, to assist with collecting voting data in the up-coming elections. The website and apps are called ReVoDa. From their website: ReVoDa allows voters to report as independent citizen observers from their respective Polling Units across Nigeria, having registered to map their mobile number, name and polling unit ...  [Read more]

Thoughts from NN24 Vice Presidential Election Debate
Monday, March 14th, 2011

The NN24 Vice Presidential election debate was recorded last Friday evening. Though scheduled to be aired live, it was only broadcast from Saturday and repeated several times ever since. The People's Democratic Party (PDP) Vice Presidential candidate Mohammad Namadi Sambo was absent. The organisers deliberately left the 4th stand empty, emphasising his absence. The debate went on smoothly with the moderator throwing varying questions at the ...  [Read more]

NN24: The Nigerian Presidential Elections Debate 2011
Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

Are you a Nigerian or interested in Nigerian politics? Mark these dates on your calendar: 11th March & 18th March 2011. NN24, a 24-hour news channel in Nigeria, is organizing Nigeria's first Presidential debate ahead of April elections. The debate hitherto scheduled for tonight was postponed since President Jonathan's campaign team insisted on having questions ahead and not taking questions from the studio audience. The Vice Presidential ...  [Read more]

Abuja Cable leaks: the innermost thoughts of President Goodluck Jonathan
Thursday, December 9th, 2010

Wikileaks has recently been releasing secret diplomatic cables sent from American diplomats to the State Department in the USA, causing a wild storm globally. What is WikiLeaks? WikiLeaks is a not-for-profit media organisation. Our goal is to bring important news and information to the public. We provide an innovative, secure and anonymous way for sources to leak information to our journalists (our electronic drop box). One of our most ...  [Read more]

33 miners rescued in Chile. Any lessons for Africa?
Thursday, October 14th, 2010

I got the following message forwarded to me from someone in Nigeria a moment ago. It plays on the just-concluded miraculously rescue of 33 miners who were stuck underground for 69 days. Whilst it is clearly meant to be a hilarious outlook on the depressing situation in Nigeria, unfortunately, much of it is a sad reflection of today's reality. Last night I dreamt that 33 Nigerian Miners were trapped underground and the govt sent a capsule down to ...  [Read more]

Nigerian Independence Day random thoughts
Friday, October 1st, 2010

Nigeria is trending again in the international news headlines for the wrong reasons. According to BBC News: At least eight people have been killed in explosions in Nigeria's capital, Abuja, marring celebrations to mark 50 years since independence from the UK. Was a jamboree necessary in a country that is for all intents and purposes a failed state? Is there really anything to celebrate? Couldn't the day have been simply marked with a very ...  [Read more]

President Goodluck Jonathan on Facebook, but…
Sunday, July 4th, 2010

President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan, has been making waves among the young Nigerian populace on social networking website Facebook in recent times. Through a Facebook page opened on 28th June 2010, he has systematically been sharing his belief in Nigeria and his dream for Nigeria. Things seem to be looking very good for him so far. For a page unleashed barely a week ago, he has done tremendously well with followership as he has already ...  [Read more]

Friday, April 23rd, 2010

Goodluck Jonathan, (Acting President, Federal Republic of Nigeria) recently had a conversation with the Council on Foreign Relations on his recent official visit to the United States of America. The conversation was presided over by Howard F. Jeter, Former U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria on April 12, 2010. Video republished by kind permission of ...  [Read more]

Chasing the Elephant into the Bush: The Politics of Complacency
Saturday, December 12th, 2009

Chasing the Elephant into the Bush: The Politics of Complacency by Arthur Kennedy is the most sizzling book in Ghana at this time. It has created a lot of controversy in the media with the leading stakeholders exchanging their views and criticism of the book. I have listened to many leading politicians commend the author, and assume the book has something to offer. From its publishers: About the book “CHASING THE ELEPHANT INTO THE BUSH” ...  [Read more]