Government, through the National Council of States has approved guidelines for convening the much clamoured and desired National Conference. The Conference, to be known as the “National Political Reform Conference” is to comprise a total number of 400 delegates. Excluded from the potential delegates are all elected and appointed political leaders in the current dispensation.
The events of the political upheaval in Anambra state have attained the dubious distinction of representing one of the most visible reflections of the deterioration of the Nigerian political ethos. We all recall with grave concern the news of the violence resulting in damage valued at hundreds of millions of Naira to Government House Awka;
On 11th October 2004, a 4-day strike instigated by a coalition of National Labour Unions and Civil Society Organisations to protest the recent price increase started. Several towns have been affected by this strike. The strike has enjoyed considerable success in many of the major towns in Nigeria.
On Friday 27 August 2004,The Guardian newspaper carried a news account entitled "Zamfara Bans Non-Indigenes from Public Schools". It was commenting upon actions taken by that state towards non-indigenes in its educational policy.
The magnanimity of the presidency and the recent grant of two loans of $40 million to Ghana and $5 million to Sao Tome and Principe have formed the topic of discussion at numerous forums in the country in recent times. Many, whilst recognising the purport of the loans have questioned various aspects of the country's recent generosity.
The National Association of Seadogs (NAS) International, Netherlands Chapter held the first of its Annual Seminar at the Institute of Development Studies (ISS), The Hague, Netherlands on the 22nd May 2004.
The National Association of Seadogs (NAS), a.k.a. Pyrates Confraternity wishes to fore-warn the nation that the current overheating of the Nigerian political system by some politicians will consume all those involved if allowed to ignite. NAS will take all necessary steps to ensure the survival of democracy in Nigeria.