Tag: National Conference

Northern Leaders Are Asking Buhari To Convene Another Nat’l Conference, Rejecting GEJ’s

Prominent Northern leaders, yesterday, rejected the implementation of the 2014 report of the National Conference convoked by former President Goodluck Jonathan, saying that it did not address the key issues affecting them. In its place, the northern leaders are asking President Muhammadu Buhari to convene a fresh conference that would[Read More…]

Jonathan’s National Conference Was Anti-North Says Arewa Consultative Forum

The North has no faith in the National Conference organized by the outgone administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan, according to the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF). The group, in a statement issued in Kaduna State on Thursday, declared that the conference was skewed against the geo-political zone. The declaration was[Read More…]

To Move Nigeria Forward, “Northerners Ought To Strive To Win Back The Confidence Of The Igbos” – Ezeife Tells Buhari

Dr. Chukwuemeka Ezeife, a former governor of Anambra State, and a delegate at the 2014 National Conference, in an interview with Vanguard Newspaper, stresses the need for the North to win the confidence of Ndigbo to move Nigeria forward. He adds the need for the President-elect Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (rtd),[Read More…]

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…]

“Those Shouting Buhari Today, Don’t Know The Past” – Yoruba Leaders Move Against GMB

by Deji Abiodun The post-National Conference Summit, held last Thursday in Ibadan, Oyo State capital, was an assemblage of ‘who is who in the country particularly from the South-west. The attendance cut across religious and political persuasions, reports made available by Vanguard Newspaper. Though the Summit, entitled, “The National Conference,[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…]

Northerners Threaten To Pull Out Of National Conference

Northern delegates at the ongoing National Conference have threatened to pull out of the conference following their demand for the nullification of resolutions taken through voice vote which they say do not reflect the views of the delegates. The delegates who met with Conference’s Chairman, Justice Idris Kutigi and his[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…]