Tag: Confab

Jonathan Means Business, FEC Approves Full Implementation Of Confab Report

by Deji Abiodun The Federal Executive Council (FEC) wednesday formally approved for the full implementation of the recommendations contained in the 2014 National Conference Report. Supervising Minister of Information, Chief Edem Duke disclosed this to State House Correspondent after the FEC meeting. He said council also appealed to Nigerians to look[Read More…]

Jonathan Assures Nigerians That The Confab Report Will Not Be Wasted

Remarks by His Excellency, President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, GCFR On the Occasion of the Submission of the National Conference Report Thursday 21st August, 2014   PROTOCOLS 1. Mr Chairman, very distinguished delegates, it is with all gladness that I address you this day. After nearly five months endeavour to find[Read More…]

Confab Wants Committee To Determine Percentage For Revenue Allocation

The plenary session of the National Conference drew to a close on Monday following completion of debate and adoption of resolutions arising from reports of 20 committees that considered critical issues arising from the convocation of the Conference. Conference Chairman and former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Idris Kutigi, said[Read More…]

Bayo Oluwasanmi: National Conference Or Conflict? ‘We Have Errors To Correct’

 Anticipating problems, George Washington opens the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in 1787 with a command not just a suggestion: “We have errors to correct.” Washington as President of the Constitutional Convention told the delegates point blank why they were in the city of Brotherly Love. Like a prism breaking a[Read More…]

National Conference Recommends Creation Of 19 New States Of The Federation

National Confab proposes creation of 19 more states, rejects proposal to revert to parliamentary system of government according to the News Agency of Nigeria. More details of the resolution to be published, but a member of the conference, Mike Ozekhome had yesterday requested an additional one state given to the[Read More…]

CONFAB Delegates Ask Government To Stop Funding Pilgrimage

Delegates at the National Conference disagreed with  a clause in the recommendations of its Standing Committee on Religion on Tuesday. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that an amendment sought by Chief Olushola Akanmode for the scrapping of pilgrims boards, sharply divided delegates and consequently aborted conference proceedings. Akanmode[Read More…]

Federal Government Approves Four-Week Extension For Confab

NAN The Federal Government has approved the extension of the ongoing National Conference by four weeks, the Conference Chairman retired Justice Idris Kutigi has announced. Kutigi, who made this known at the Thursday’s plenary, said that the leadership of the conference had requested for six weeks extension but an approval[Read More…]

14 Nat’l Conference Committees Submit Reports, 6 Outstanding

The National Conference resumed plenary on Monday to receive reports of the 20 Standing Committees assigned to handle “critical national issues”. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that 14 committees submitted their reports, while six were outstanding and expected to submit them to the plenary on Tuesday. The committees,[Read More…]

“Regional Autonomy Or Nothing” Afenefere Threatens To Secede From Nigeria

The Afenifere renewal group, a social political organisation at the National Conference has demanded for a regional autonomy to be granted the Yoruba in the Southwest or the people of yoruba will secede from Nigeria. At a news conference to unveil the Publication of “Regional Autonomy or Nothing” at the[Read More…]

Insecurity: ‘2015 Presidential Election May Not Hold’ Jonathan Continues To Preside’

Second republic governor of old Kaduna State, Alhaji Balarabe Musa, is worried that there appears to be a conspiracy to stop the 2015 presidential election. Balarabe, in an interview with Vanguard Newspaper’s  Olayinka Ajayi  on the insecurity challenge the nation is facing, the hostilities between Fulani hersdmen and locals in[Read More…]