Yet again, the Nigerian nation has been roused into protest mode. The reason for this is the recently publicised increase in the pump price of petroleum products. Petrol and diesel previously sold for approximately N51 per litre. The price increase adds at least 20% to that price.
The recent United States National Intelligence Council report that predicted, amongst other things, an outright collapse of Nigeria as a nation state within the next 15 years was received with a range of responses across the national and international communities.
The controversy surrounding the emergence of the document headed “Draft Constitution” has been very well documented. The document refers to one ostensibly produced by an All Party Committee on the Review of the 1999 Constitution.
The news has recently been awash with stories of disciplinary or control actions emanating from the National Assembly. On Thursday 17 February 2005, Dr Haruna Yerima, an elected member representing ANPP from Borno State received a 1-month suspension.
NAS' Response To An Article Published by THIS DAY Newspaper
On 23 February 2005, you published an article headed “We regret forming Pirate (sic) Confraternity”. The article was written by one Adebayo Aderoju and appears to be anchored upon views that emerged from an interaction with Professor Muyiwa Awe. Professor’s Awe’s historical connection,
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.