Opinion: Of zoning, Micro- Zoning and No Zoning

By Prof. Ini Udoka

Recently, I have had the privilege of reading trending materials in the social media on the above three related political coinages. The intention of the contributors of these materials is to enlighten the Akwa Ibom politicians on what should be the compass directing the choice of the next Governor of Akwa Ibom State. Continue reading “Opinion: Of zoning, Micro- Zoning and No Zoning”

Opinion: Still on Edo Politics by Richard Akinnola

Four years ago, you called him the backbone of the economic success of your eight-year government as Governor. The same four years ago, you publicly lacerated the image of another person, that as a cultist in UNIBEN, he bathed a fellow student with acid, leading to his rustication for two years. You publicly swore “before God”, that Ize-Iyamu was not an individual who could be trusted with the public till, reason you refused to give him an appointment. Yes, you know he is currently on trial by the EFCC for alleged corruption. Yet, he is your new saint. Four years ago when he was not yet charged for corruption, you didn’t find him fit to be Governor but now that he is on trial for alleged corruption, that is the time he is fit to be a Governor. Does that resonate well with a government whose major mantra is anti-corruption? Continue reading “Opinion: Still on Edo Politics by Richard Akinnola”

Cross River: Ayade swears-in new council chairmen

…releases N11.38 billion take off fund

Cross River state governor, Sir Ben Ayade Tuesday swore-in the newly elected chairmen and vice chairmen of the 18 local government councils of the state.

The event took place at the State Executive Chamber of the Governor’s office, Calabar. Continue reading “Cross River: Ayade swears-in new council chairmen”

Opinion: Time to shake up the supreme court of Nigeria

It is time to shake up the Supreme Court of Nigeria (and indeed the entire judiciary). That Court should be choked with analytical minds. This tradition of just moving people up the ladder as is the case in the civil service must be brought to an end. The highest court in Nigeria should be occupied by the sharpest legal minds, by highly intellectual Jurists. It has been done before. It can be done, and the Constitution allows it. At the moment, there are few analytical minds on the bench in the various courts of record in Nigeria. What is required is a major shake up, otherwise we should be prepared to continue on this down-hill journey. Continue reading “Opinion: Time to shake up the supreme court of Nigeria”

Bayelsa: Falana Says Supreme Court Is Wrong, Lacks Jurisdiction

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Femi Falana, has reacted to the judgment of the Supreme Court on the governorship election in Bayelsa State.

In an exclusive with Channels Television, he said the apex court made a mistake when it treated a pre-election matter as a post-election case. Continue reading “Bayelsa: Falana Says Supreme Court Is Wrong, Lacks Jurisdiction”

Opinion: Ihedioha can still be governor

By Tonnie Iredia

It is no longer news that in line with last week’s decision of the Supreme Court, Senator Hope Uzodinma is now the Imo State governor.

Having decided that the exclusion of certain votes in his favour during the collation of votes at the last governorship election in the state was illegal, the Apex Court went ahead to add the said votes which saw to the victory of the new governor. Continue reading “Opinion: Ihedioha can still be governor”