Leadership is Nigeria’s core problem – Ekeh

A legal practitioner and public affairs commentator, George Ekeh on Monday said the major problem Nigeria is faced with is that of committed and selfless leaders.

Analysing the Independence Day speech of President Goodluck Jonathan, Mr Ekeh said the 1 October speeches of successive Nigerian presidents is becoming a ritual with a disconnect from the reality on ground in the country.

Mr Ekeh, who was a guest on Channels Television’s breakfast programme, Sunrise Daily, said the solution to the problem of leadership in Nigeria should start from electoral reforms.

Jonathan is not interested in deceiving Nigerians – aide

The Special Assistant to President Goodluck Jonathan on Research, Emeka Onwuocha on Monday said the presidency and the administration in power is not interested in deceiving the populace and is only interested in building a standard nation where people based on competent, development and ideas can come together to build a strong country.

Mr Onwuocha, who was a guest on Channels Television’s breakfast programme, Sunrise Daily, said President Jonathan has embarked on fundamental reforms as opposed by window dressing of the previous administration.

He said those that criticize the administration of President Jonathan do so based on political and sectional bias.

Watched the video below for the complete interview with Mr Onwuocha.

At 52, Nigeria is wobbling – Arogundade

As Nigeria celebrate the anniversary of its 52 years of independence from colonial power, a public affairs analyst, Bose Arogundade on Monday said though the country is standing, it is still wobbling.

Ms Arogundade, who was a guest on Channels Television’s programme, Sunrise Daily, said considering all the level of infrastructure development in Nigeria, the country still have a long way to go.

Analysing the Independence Day speech of President Goodluck Jonathan, Ms Arogundade said although the president mention some indices of growth and development, these indices are mere theoretical.