Tag: National Conference

Confab Delegate, Mike Ozekhome Calls For Change Of Nigeria’s Name To Airegin

A federal government delegate, Chief Mike Ozekhome, SAN yesterday called for change of the present name of Nigeria to a proposed one called “Airegin” because according to him, the name Nigeria was twisted by the colonialists and it would make a clean brake from the past. Vanguard’s Henry Umoru reports that[Read More…]

Femi Fani-Kayode: The National Conference And The Explosive Words of Dr. Junaid Mohammed

According to the June 10 edition of the Punch Newspaper, in a story titled ”Ethnic Suspicions Haunt National Conference”, the Convener of the Coalition of Northern Politicians, Academics, Professionals and Businessmen, Dr. Junaid Mohammed, who is a delegate at the National Conference representing Kano State, said he still did not[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…]

Nat’l Conference Move To Regulate Social Media

Delegates at the ongoing National Conference resolved yesterday to checkmate the excesses of social media usage. Adopting the science and technology report by the committee headed by Dr Daniel Maddo with Chief Raymond Dokpesi as deputy chairman, delegates advocated the introduction of necessary legal frameworks to ensure that activities of the[Read More…]

Confab Delegates Call For The Protection Of Nigerian Journalists’

Delegates representing the media at the National Conference on Thursday in Abuja called for the protection of journalists and media organisations in order to carry out their constitutional responsibility. The delegates, while making contributions on the state of the media, said such protection was necessary for the media to effectively[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…]

Opinion: Division As The Only Acceptable Outcome For The National Conference

By Osita Ebiem We assume that the aim of any debate engaged in by grown up people and, in this case the Nigerian debate; should be to find and apply reasonable and practical solutions to the real problem of Nigeria. We do not expect that anyone should set out to[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…]