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Oyo politics after Lam

Death last Sunday struck a fatal blow on the politics of Oyo State, snatching one of its former governors, Alhaji Lam Adesina. AKINJIDE AKINTOLA examines the effect of his exit have on the ever turbulent politics ofthe Pacesetter State

Ekiti PDP adjusts to challenges of 2014 guber poll

In 2014, Ekiti State will have a new governor, and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is keen on producing the man who will replace Gov. Kayode Fayemi of the ruling Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN).

Between Jonathan and ebullient legislators

PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan is embroiled in an unending face-off with members of the National Assembly. The federal lawmakers had severally accused the President of treating their resolutions with levity. One of such is the one passed by the two chambers for the Director-General ofthe Securities and Exchange Commission, Ms. Arunma Oteh, to be relieved of her position.

Constitution amendment: Referendum or public hearing?

The Nigerian Bar Association stirred controversy recently when it said the review of the 1999 Constitution would not be complete without a referendum of the people of Nigeria on it. That did not go down well with the National Assembly, who insist that the ongoing public hearings on the issue was the closest the Nigerian people could get. The National Assembly added that there was no provision for referendum in the constitution. But others argue that there is no provision for public hearing also. AYODELE ADEGBUYI,in Abuja reports on the controversies following the exercise.

1999 constitution, not gender friendly, says National Coordinator,GECORN

Abiola Akiyode- Afolabi, a lawyer, is a human rights activist and National Coordinator of Gender and Constitution Reform Network (GECORN). In this interview, she opens up on various issues including the recommendations of her organisation to the National Assembly on the Constitution review exercise. According to her, the 1999 constitution is not gender friendly. She spoke with ABIODUN ADEWALE.