Former president Olusegun Obasanjo has denied the allegation that he ever solicited for a third term as the president of Nigeria, saying it was the national assembly that included it amongst the other clauses of the constitution, that was to be amended.
While commenting on the challenges of deepening democratic institutions in Africa; the former president for the first time, in an exclusive interview with Channels Television stated firmly that “I never toyed with the idea of a third term.”
The former president insisted that he has always denied the allegations and talks around the third term issue which he allegedly sought at the end of his two-term tenure of eight years in 2007.
The President of Nigeria; Goodluck Jonathan recently revolutionalise the tax policy in the country by introducing new policies concerning the collection and paymeny of tax in Nigeria. The taxing system went a step further with the system went online a new tax regime begins as everyone eligible to pay tax in Nigeria will be alloted a tax indentification number online.
This measures were brought on so as to check those evading tax payment in Nigeria, which will also conform with tax practices globally.
David Ewoma who is a tax consultant was brought on to analyse the new tax policy intorduced by the Jonathan administration.
Looking into the case of 457 Nigerians in the federal prison of Brazil for various drug offences,the Chairman of the House of Represntatives committee on diaspora; Hon. Anike Dabiri Erewa was on our programme Diplomatic Channel with anchor Amarach ubani.
She revealed why they are there and that the Nigerian government has intervened.
Still on the cashlite policy of the CBN, Sunrise Daily extended invitation to the CBN to come and enlighten Nigerians on the new policy being implemented by the number one financial house in Nigeria but no official turned up to represent the CBN.
Mr.Chuks Nwanchukwu a legal analyst was also in the studio to contribute to the discussion on the cashlite policy being introduced by the Central Bank of Nigeria.
Sunrise Daily had Professor Ngozi Osarenmen a commissioner for education and professor of counselling and consulting psychology come in to pinpoint possible issues and solutions to the fallen standard of the education sector in Nigeria.
A suggestion from the government of a total overhaul was given but could that really be the solution?
She corroborated the fact that government officials as regards the education sector are going to all universities as a starting point to know what problem each university is being faced with but according to her government has to be honest in dealing with the issues lurking around the education sector by either choosing to invest in the sector or fund education.
Mr Olubunmi Ajayi a former president of Association of Professional Bodies of Nigeria was also invited to lets us know his own perception concerning the rate of corruption and the fight being staged against corruption and of late the several public hearings/probes called for by the House of Reps. i.e. Fuel subsidy probe, Police pension probe and the NSE/SEC probe to mention a few.
Is the agency responsible for curbing corruption functioning properly?
Whose responsibility is it to monitor and probe any suspected misappropriation of government funds?
Mr Ajayi stated that is not the responsibility of the House of Representative to call for a probe on erring sectors of government rather it is an oversight function which was left unattended to by the executive arm of government and that has to be checked.
Looking into the fight against corruption, Ivie Richards who is an anti-corruption consultant was on board to speak on the different levels of corruption practiced by the government officials in Nigeria.
Ivie Richards said there’s a fourth tier of government which is coming on strong.