Former federal permanent secretary, governor of Anambra State, and presidential adviser, Chief Chukwuemeka Ezeife in this interview responds to issues arising from the Boko Haram insurgency, the 2015 presidential contest among others. Excerpts:
Northern elders, yesterday, broke their silence on the slamming of state of emergency on three states, describing the action of President Goodluck Jonathan as an indirect declaration of war on Northern Nigeria.
Northern elders have pointedly said President Goodluck Jonathan will not be re-elected in 2015.
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Jubril Aminu’s name rings a bell within and outside Nigeria. The reason is simple: he has served for over 40 years in many strategic positions in Nigeria and abroad, making history in many instances. Although he studied medicine and rose to the zenith of the profession as a professor, Aminu has repeatedly been saddled with critical political assignments in other sectors of the Nigerian economy by both civilian and military heads of state.
Second Republic lawmaker, Dr. Junaid Mohammed, yesterday, slammed President Goodluck Jonathan for awarding multi-million Naira pipeline protection contracts to Niger Delta militants of Ijaw extraction, describing the action as illegal and self-serving.
ABUJA— Mixed reactions yesterday trailed the constitution by President Goodluck Jonathan, of a Committee that will engage key members of Boko Haram in a dialogue with a view to finding a lasting solution to security challenges in the North, even as a member of the 26-man committee, Mallam Shehu Sani has rejected his appointment.
HE northern part of the country which lost the Presidency with the death of President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua in 2010 has begun fresh efforts to regain control of Aso Rock.
ABUJA — Following a directive by President Goodluck Jonathan that the $180 million Halliburton bribery scam be reopened and the principal suspects re-arrested for prosecution, Vanguard has uncovered a list of some of the foreign banks through which huge sums running into millions of dollars were wired to prominent Nigerians.