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ANALYSIS: Obanikoro Unwholesome U-Turn, A Bad Omen For 2015 Polls

Musiliu Obanikoro

By Tajudeen Balogun, Head, African Examiner, Nigeria Bureau The wolf cries have been made, plus assaults and abuses at one another; torrent allegations have been made, as well as the counters and now, the last of the two weeks tirades have been heard, issues involved dead, shrouded, buried and rested forever! Certainly, the rest is […]

PHOTO NEWS: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) gubernatorial election rally in Osogbo, Osun state, Saturday, August 2nd, 2014, Photo by State House


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Confab Delegates Focus On True Federalism

Chairman of the national conference, Justice Idris Kutigi.

The call for restructuring of Nigeria into true federalism with the different geo-political zones serving as federating units received further boosts on Wednesday as different delegates across different states harped on it. Presided over by the Conference Chairman, retired Justice Idris Legbo Kutigi the session was a continuation of the debate and comments on the […]

N4,000 Per Plate Meal Not Enough For Delegates -Confab

Leadership of the ongoing Nigeria's national conference

The Deputy Chairman of the National Conference; Prof. Bolaji Akinyemi has denied reports that a plate of lunch for delegates costs N60, 000. He said the plate of food serve by the Transcorp Hotel, Abuja to each delegated cost only about N4, 000, which he stressed was certainly not enough. Akinyemi said this, following an observation […]

Confab Proceedings April 01: President’s Speech Sets Agenda For Conference Delegates

Justice Kutigi

Debate, comments and opinions on the Presidential speech as a footpath to issues and decisions continued on Tuesday at the on-going National Conference holding at the National Judicial Institute in Abuja. Moderated by the Conference Deputy Chairman, Professor Bolaji Akinyemi, most of the delegates described the President’s speech on March 17 at the inauguration of […]

CONFAB: Nigeria Pensioners Plan National Wide Protest Over Non-Inclusion Of Members

Pensioners address News Conference on Monday

Ignatius Okpara, Enugu The Nigeria Union of Pensioners (NUP), has expressed disappointment with president Goodluck Jonathan, for not including their members in the ongoing National conference in Abuja, the nation’s capital.   Besides, the body, made up of mostly octogenarians, threatened that if all entreaties being employed by them to actualize their demands fail, they […]

Confab: Delegates Applaud 70 Percent Voting Formula


Jacob Oyewale, Abuja Majority of delegates at the on-going national conference in Abuja have commended the leadership of the conference for adopting 70 percent voting formula at the plenary on Monday. The voting formula to be adopted incase consensus fail led to disaffection between the North and south delegates last week. The northern delegates favor […]

Secession: Watch Your Utterances, Gani Adams Tells Lamido Of Adamawa

Gani Adams

Kayode Adelowokan The National Coordinator of the Oodua Peoples’ Congress (OPC), Otunba Gani Adams, has warned the Lamido of Adamawa, His Royal Highness, Muhammadu Barkindo Mustapha, to watch his utterances over threat to secede from the present Nigeria if the country disintegrates. The Lamido of Adamawa who is one of the thirteen persons and number […]

CONFAB: Majority Of Wealth Should Go To Regions That Produce Them –Ganiyu Adams

Ganiyu Adams

Otunba  Gani Adams, national coordinator of the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC), said if a delegate in the conference will get N12m then the delegates should justify the money they are to be paid  through quality contributions and final reports that will eventually emanate from the conference. Adams also spoke on various issues like resource control […]

Confab: Sleeping Delegate Dies at 67


A delegate at the ongoing National Conference in Nigeria, retired police AIG Hamma Misau has died at the National Hospital in Abuja. Mallam Misau died on Thursday night of an undisclosed illness at the age of 67. Mallam Misau became famous after a photo of him taking a nap at the conference was shared  on […]

North, South Rivalry Deepens At Confab

Leadership of the ongoing Nigeria's national conference

The north, south divide apparently characterising debates at the ongoing Constitutional Conference is set to douse all expectations on the outcome, unless urgent steps were taken to halt the trend. There are facts that the north had resolved to stick to three-quarter majority as a voting procedure for decision taking. Newspot Nigeria can reveal that […]

Would National Dialogue Solve Nigeria Problems?

Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan

By Oyewale Oyelola President Goodluck Jonathan earlier this week declared open National Conference in Abuja with aim of discussing challenges facing Nigeria and recommend solutions to the problems. 490 delegates across strata of Nigeria society will be discussing Nigeria challenges except issue relating to the country’s unity for tentative period of three months. Some Nigerians […]

(Photo) Inauguration Ceremony Of The National Conference By President Goodluck Jonathan Monday, March 17, 2014 In Abuja


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A Long Memo To The National Dialogue Conference

Justice Kutigi

By Muhammad Ajah Coming from the most neglected, dejected, suppressed, denied, relegated, mocked, downtrodden and unwanted minorities of the Nigerian nation, I should have been convinced by a reluctant conscience that this effort of writing a memo to a Nigerian National Dialogue Conference (NNDC) would be a trash. Maybe, as irrelevant as I and my […]

Federal Government Names 492 Delegates To Proposed National Confab (Full List)

Justice Kutigi

Below is the full list of delegates to the proposed national confab: DELEGATES TO  THE NATIONAL CONFERENCE ELDER STATESMEN S/N    DELEGATES 1.    Dr. Tunji Braithwaite 2.    Chief Ayo Adebanjo 3.    Chief Richard Akinjide 4.    Chief Olu Falae 5.    Erelu Olusola Obada 6.    Chief Afe Babalola, SAN 7.    General Ike Nwachukwu 8.    Iyom Josephine Anenih 9.   […]

BREAKING NEWS: Jonathan Appoints Justice Kutigi As Chairman of National CONFAB

Justice Kutigi

  President Goodluck Jonathan has  appointed Honourable Justice Legbo Kutigi (rtd)  as the Chairman of the National Conference while Prof Bolaji Akinyemi  will serve as the Vice Chairman. Dr (Mrs) Nanadi Azenge is appointed as the Secretary of the Conference. A statement issued by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation Anyim Pius Anyim […]

Sultan To Nigerians: Support Your Delegates To National Confab

Sultan of Sokoto, Alh. Sa'ad Abubakar

Agabus Pwanagba, Jos The Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar, has called on Nigerians to support their representatives at the forthcoming National Dialogue. Sultan Abubakar who stated this during a visit to the Gbong Gwom Jos, at his palace in Jos on Saturday, said people like the Gbong Gwom Jos with his wealth of experience will […]

Old Age Won’t let Me, Ekwueme Attend National CONFAB –Nwabueze

Prof. Nwabueze Heads Committee to Articulate Common Position for Ndigbo

Ignatius Okpara, Enugu Lagos based constitutional lawyer, Prof. Ben Nwabueze, on Thursday appealed to the Igbo nation to see reasons with him and former vice president, Alex Ekwueme, on why the they can not attend the forthcoming national conference, scheduled to take place in Abuja. The elder statesman, who tendered unreserved apologies to Igbos on […]

Just Before The National Conference Begins

Dr Femi Okunrounmu, Chairman National Conference Advisory Committee

By Adewale Kupoluyi Since President Goodluck Jonathan announced the plan to convene a National Dialogue during his last Independence Anniversary address, many Nigerians have been apprehensive on what is likely to be the outcome of the exercise that has been engulfed with so-much controversy due to a crisis of leadership and trust. While receiving the […]

2015 General Elections May Impede National Conference, Centre Warns

Eze Onyekpere, Lead Director of the Centre for Social Justice (CSJ)

By Eric Ojo, Abuja The Centre for Social Justice (CSJ), an Abuja based Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) has expressed its fears over the feasibility of conducting the proposed National Conference in Nigeria, particularly amidst preparations for the 2015 general elections. The political parties in the country have apparently raised the tempo of their pre-electioneering activities following […]

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