Tag: Delegates

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…]

National Conference Demand Removal Of Immunity Clause

Delegates at the ongoing National Conference on Thursday moved against the president, vice-president, governors and their deputies as they unanimously demanded that their constitutional immunity which protects them from prosecution be removed. The Committee led by Hajiya Bola Shagaya approved the removal of the immunity clause currently enjoyed by elected[Read More…]

Nigerian Government Extends Confab By Six Weeks

The Federal Government has extended the duration of the National Conference by six weeks. With the new arrangement, the conference will now end on July 31 instead of the earlier June 19 when the discussion had been programmed to last. In-line with the extension, a new work plan will be[Read More…]

Confab: Delegates Reconvene, To Debate 75% Voting Formula

By Amina Alhassan Ahman About 490 delegates at the ongoing National Conference will reconvene today after their abrupt adjournment last Wednesday to debate the recommended 75 per cent voting formula for adoption of resolutions or otherwise. The 75 percent or three-quarters majority votes is said to be the resolution of[Read More…]

Only Registered Members Would Be Considered Delegates And Contestants – APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bauchi, said on Friday that only registered members of the party would be considered as delegates and contestants during its forthcoming congresses, scheduled for April. Dr Danjuma Dabo, State Chairman of the party, made this known in Bauchi. Dabo said that membership registers in[Read More…]

Delegates At The Nat’l Conference Groan Over Administrative Lapses

Delegates to the ongoing National Conference on Monday in Abuja queued for about two hours before gaining entrance into the conference hall, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. Some of the delegates who commented on the development, expressed displeasure over the discomfort they were subjected to and urged the[Read More…]

National Conference Adjourn Sitting For One Week

The National Conference on Tuesday adjourned sitting by one week in order for its secretariat to formulate the ground rules that would guide debates. The chairman of the conference, retired Justice Idris Kutigi, adjourned sitting after the Secretary, Mrs. Valerie Azinge, told delegates that the rules would be ready by[Read More…]

CONFAB: DG NOA Tasks Delegates On National Interest

As delegates across the country set to discuss burning issues affecting Nigeria, the Director-General of the National Orientation Agency (NOA), Mr. Mike Omeri has advised them to seize the opportunity and use the platform to foster peace and unity of the nation. Omeri made this appeal as delegates converge for[Read More…]