Category: Political Economy

Senate May Reject Amaechi, Fashola as Ministers

There are growing indications that the Senate may not confirm Hon. Rotimi Amaechi and Babatunde Raji Fashola as ministers following growing allegations of corruption during their tenure as executive governors of Rivers and Lagos states respectively.

A high-ranking PDP Senator from the South-South region told Business Journal on condition of anonymity in Abuja that the PDP-caucus at the Senate will make sure that both Amaechi and Fashola fail the ministerial confirmation hurdle.

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Saraki’s Albatross: The Need to Sheath Animosity

When the 2015 general elections were approaching, the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) preached and campaigned transformation and transition from the status quo that the former ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) used in administering the affairs of the nation for nearly two decades.

The APC clamoured for substitution of the then state of affairs. They adduced reasons why it was good for Nigeria to make the 2015 election and its aftermath different in some particular ways, without permanently losing former characteristics or essence of nationhood to replace what they described as slow pace of development which is change.

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