Submitted by James Uzondu on Mon, 03/02/2015 - 14:42
Professor Chukwuemeka Onukaogu is the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) for Enugu State. Before his assignment in Enugu, he was the Resident Electoral Commissioner for Anambra State during which he supervised the most recent election in the state - scoring a first in the country where as many as five different political parties won seats contrary to the prevailing situation where one party took all the seats. Professor (Pastor) Onukaogu, in a media chat with Nigerian Newsworld in his office, spoke on the need for peaceful elections and the expected role of INEC and the political parties among other issues relevant to good governance. - By Robert Orji
NEED FOR SOUND ELECTORAL PROCESS
He said INEC believes that the foundation of good governance is a sound and forthright electoral process that can enable the generality of Nigerians to elect men and women of proven integrity and character who will gestate and implement policies that can promote the attainment of sustainable development in the country.
One feature that INEC has identified that is at variance with the electoral process is VIOLENCE. Unless elections are free and fair, there is no way that men of proven integrity can be elected.
Submitted by James Uzondu on Mon, 10/20/2014 - 16:01
In an interview last week, Dr. Gabriel Tivlumun Nyitse, seeded journalist, technocrat, former Permanent Secretary Benue Government House (Admin) and a strong contender in the on-going race to secure PDP ticket for the governorship election in Benue State, spoke with Dapo Olaosebikan on a number of national issues and his aspiration to succeed Governor Gabriel Suswam. Excerpts:
What is your comment on current political atmosphere in the country?
Submitted by James Uzondu on Mon, 10/20/2014 - 15:35
Meanwhile, Mr. Kefas Sule, Umar’s media aide, in an interview with Nigerian Newsworld, insists there is no tussle between Governor Suntai and his deputy, Garba Umar. Excerpts:
How can you comment on the performance of the Ag governor, Garba Umar within this time he has been in office as Ag governor?
Submitted by James Uzondu on Mon, 10/13/2014 - 13:11
Mr. Kola Ajayi, the Lagos State Chairman of Alliance for Democracy dwells on bouncing back of Alliance for Democracy in the Southwest. He talks about the plan of the party to take back its glory in 2015 and the performance of President Goodluck Jonathan’ administration among several issues in this interview with Babatunde Bangbose in Lagos Excerpts:
Alliance for Democracy is believed to have died in the Southwest, what is the secret behind your new coming?
Submitted by James Uzondu on Mon, 09/29/2014 - 18:43
This year’s edition of Osun Ikoyi Annual Festival in the ancient Ikoyi Community, Isokan
Local Government Area of Osun State is very much around the corner. In this
interview with our Correspondent, Richard Akintade, in Osun State, the traditional ruler of the ancient town, His Imperial Majesty Oba Yisau Oyetunji Bantale Otunla-Kodaolu I,
spoke on the level of preparedness for this year’s festival among other sundry issues.
Can you let Nigerian known you Kabiyesi?
My names are, His Imperial Majesty. Oba Yisau Oyetunji Bantale Otunla-Kodaolu 1, with Glory of Almighty God who is our Creator, I am the Olukoyi of Ikoyi Land in Isokan Local Government area of Osun State.
We observed that Osun Ikoyi festival is almost around the
corner, what is the level of preparation?
Submitted by James Uzondu on Mon, 09/01/2014 - 14:36
Chris Nwamuo is a Professor of Theatre Studies in the University of Calabar. He specialises in Arts and Event Management with special focus on audience engineering. He is a cerebral researcher in communication and directing for the stage and media. A Fellow of the Society of Nigerian Theatre Artists, FSONTA, and a visiting professor in more than three Nigerian Universities, he spoke with Emeka Samuel on theatre patronage in Nigeria
You have published three books and numerous articles on arts administration and audiences, how did you develop interest in administration and audience studies?
Submitted by James Uzondu on Mon, 07/28/2014 - 13:08
Last week Tuesday, Hon Abdulhamid Yakubu Kwarra, former majority leader in Nasarawa State House of Assembly and Senior Special Assistant to Governor of Nasarawa State, Alhaji Tanko Al Makura, spoke with a team of journalists in Abuja on the raging issue of impeachment notice purportedly served on the governor on the pages of national newspapers. Dapo Olaosebikan who was there reports.
How do you react to the impeachment brouhaha involving your state assembly and the governor?
Submitted by James Uzondu on Mon, 06/30/2014 - 13:32
The 2014 Democracy Day celebration has come and gone, Imo State was not left out of the Nigerian annual ritual. As part of the celebration, deputy governor of Imo State, Prince Eze Madumere, had an interactive session with some journalists in the state. In this chat, he bore his mind on a wide range of issues. Our Imo State Correspondent, Athan Agbakwuru, captured the episode. Excerpts:
Would you say this administration has moved Imo beyond where you met it three years ago?
Submitted by James Uzondu on Mon, 06/23/2014 - 12:37
Dr Chiwoke Mbadinuju is the former governor of Anambra State. He was in the saddle in the state from 1999 to 2003. Mbadinuju is a journalist (he edited Times International Magazine, a subsidiary of the defunct of Daily Times) and a lawyer under whose government checkmated the menace of insecurity in the state through the instrumentality of Bakassi Boys. In this interview with Jude Orji and Rita Sunday, Mbadinuju spoke about on-going national conference, insecurity in the country and other national issues
What is your assessment of the confab and is there any hope that the 492 wise men and women can take this nation to the promised land?
Submitted by James Uzondu on Mon, 06/16/2014 - 14:03
Comrade Nnamdi Kanu is a leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra and director of the new online Biafran radio. He spoke with reporters on the planned memorial for Biafran soldiers who fell during the civil war and other issues affecting Nigerians of southeastern descent, Victor Ofure Osehobo, who was there for Newsworld reports:
What is your take on the ongoing National Conference?