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Author: Michael Jegede

INEC and the long wait for Anambra Central rerun

Tuesday, May 9, 2017
About eighteen months after the Enugu Division of Court of Appeal quashed the election of Mrs. Uche Ekwunife as the Senator representing Anambra Central Senatorial District, and ordered a rerun poll to be held within 90 days (from the date the judgement was delivered), the Independent National El ...

Supporting Buhari’s War Against Corruption

Saturday, November 19, 2016
Corruption as defined separately by World Bank, Transparency International and Danish International Development Agency refers to the misuse of entrusted funds, abuse of power and public office for private gain. Wikipedia describes it as ldquo;a form of dishonest or unethical conduct by a person ...

Lt. Col. Abu Ali: Painful Death Of A Gallant Soldier

Monday, November 7, 2016
The news of the death of Lieutenant Colonel Muhammad Abu Ali, said to be the most gallant commander and efficient fighter in the Nigerian Army rsquo;s battle to crush the members of the dreaded Boko Haram sect, was received with pang of shock, tears, anguish and lamentations by Nigerians. ...

Buhari, Boko Haram And Release Of Chibok Girls

Saturday, October 22, 2016
After his triumphant outing in the poll last year, President Muhammadu Buhari reiterated his campaign promise to adopt a different approach, in tackling the Boko Haram insurgency, and securing the release of the girls of Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State, abducted in 2014 by the te ...

Edo Guber Poll: Victory Sure For PDP Says Ex-Minister

Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Dr. Steve Oruh, has expressed confidence that nothing would stop the victory of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the postponed governorship election of Edo State. Oruh, a staunch member of the PDP from Delta State and former National Vice Chairman, South-S ...

Ajaokuta Steel/NIOMCO And The Modified Concession

Monday, August 8, 2016
When President Muhammadu Buhari promised during his electioneering campaign in Lokoja, the Kogi State capital last year January to revive Ajaokuta Steel Company (ASCO) if elected, I was not in any way thrilled by the pledge. I was not excited because I saw it as one of those political statements ...

Ndoma-Egba’s Nomination As NDDC Chairman

Wednesday, August 3, 2016
Former Senate Leader, Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, was recently nominated for appointment as the Chairman of Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC by President Muhammadu Buhari. His name was penultimate Wednesday forwarded to the Senate for confirmation ...

Modu Sheriff And PDP Leadership Tussle

Monday, August 1, 2016
There seems to be no end in sight to the crisis that erupted in the People Democratic Party (PDP) since Ali Modu Sheriff, the erstwhile Governor of Borno State emerged in February this year as the acting National Chairman. All has not been well with the former ruling party from the time sheriff c ...

Nigerian Masses And The Biting Economy

Thursday, July 28, 2016
The economic difficulties as currently experienced in the country have continued to hit harder on the Nigerians masses. This is obviously not the best of times for most Nigerians who struggle every day to manage to keep body and soul together. The general mood of the Nigerian masses at present is ...

Victor Umeh: A Dogged Fighter At 54

Monday, July 18, 2016
Former national chairman of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Chief Victor Umeh, will be 54 years old on Tuesday, July 19, 2016. Umeh, an estate surveyor by profession is an astute politician that can be said to have made significant impacts in the sustenance of Nigeria rsquo;s democracy. [ ...

Democracy, Law And Change: Imperatives For Nigeria

Wednesday, May 18, 2016
I am grateful to the Adesiyun Family of Offa and the Ilorin Branch of the Nigerian Bar Association for thinking me worthy to be the Guest Speaker at this year 39;s biennial lecture series in honour of a truly great man, an icon of a generation that represented the very best of the Nigerian Judic ...

Umeh, Obi and Anambra Central Rerun battle

Monday, April 18, 2016
Erstwhile National Chairman of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Chief Victor Umeh was set to have a smooth ride to victory in the Anambra Central rerun election earlier scheduled to hold on March 5, 2016, before the sudden indefinite postponement by the Independent National Electoral Commi ...

Ocholi’s Death: Kogi Has Lost A Great Man—Abatemi-Usman

Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Former Vice Chairman, Senate Committee on Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Nurudeen Abatemi-Usman, has described the death of the Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Barrister James Ocholi as a tragic loss to his immediate family, Kogi State and the entire nation. Ocholi, a great lega ...
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