The much talked-about National Democratic Party (NDP), a breakaway group from the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC), was finally issued a provisional certificate to operate as a political party in the country yesterday. The new party shares similar colours with the NDC— green, red, black and white, but arranged differently. It has a rising dove with the ‘gye nyame’ symbol in the flag with justice, unity, peace and progress as its motto, while ‘our nation, our future’ is its slogan.
The Propaganda Secretary of the governing National Democratic Congress says the flood of tributes by ordinary Ghanaians to the late President John Mills is an overwhelming testimony that the people of Ghana are happy with the performance of the government and will retain them in power in December. Richard Quashigah insisted that the NDC government has to a large extent met the needs of Ghanaians having been in power for barely four years. He was responding to yesterday’s press conference organized by the NPP chairman, Jake Obetsebi Lamptey
The reality seemed to have dawned on some of the mourners the very moment the well-drilled military cortege took the first step of their melancholic slow march out of the Independence Square. The sea of mourners, who bathed the national ceremonial grounds with black and red colours rose to their feet and waved and wailed and chanted. Above the thousands of waving miniature Ghanaian flags rose shrill screams from those who could not hold it any longer. Still high above the piercing shrills hovered a white military helicopter
The New Patriotic Party (NPP) yesterday welcomed President John Mahama into the hot seat of the presidency, raising a number of probing questions about his credibility. The chairman of the party, Jake Otanka Obetsebi-Lamptey, who fired the first shot, discredited the now Mahama-Amissah-Arthur led National Democratic Congress (NDC) government since, in his opinion, they had nothing new to offer Ghanaians; insisting that with the two in the driving seat, “‘the value is the same”.
Former Attorney General, Martin Amidu is raising national constitutional and NDC constitutional issues on the decision of the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the NDC to “impose” President Mahama as the flag-bearer of the ruling party in the 2012 general elections. In a statement issued on Thursday, he cautioned: “Does the NDC have to court destructive internal conflict and disunity by handling the transition to the election of a new flag bearer to represent the Party at the 2012 Election in a manner that may raise
The National Democratic Party, a breakaway party from the NDC appears to be drifting away from its earlier subtle but open association with the wife of the NDC founder Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings. There are speculations that the Rawlingses are the core brains behind the formation of the newly registered political party. An executive of the party in July this year also stated that the Rawlingses are solidly behind the formation of the NDP.But speaking to XYZ News shortly after the party was giving a provisional certificate by the EC on Wednesday
The leader of Machaira Community Church (MCC) Prophet Peter Anamoh may now have the opportunity to redeem his sunken image, as he was never taken serious when he predicted in November, 2011 that the late Prof. John Atta Mills will not finish his term as president of Ghana. The controversial Man of God lost his credibility after his failed doomsday prophecy that, 11pm on Friday, November 11, 2011, would be the beginning of the end of the world from the seas of Ghana. In the aftermath of that failed prophecy, Prophet Anamoh then said Prof. Mills will not complete
The year, 2015, when general elections will be conducted in Nigeria appears to be distant. Nevertheless, the truth is that time flies, which has prompted the immediate past President General of Ohaneze Ndigbo, Dr. Dozie Ikedife, to articulate in specific terms the necessary conditions to be met ahead of time to actualise the Igbo Presidency, provided President Goodluck Jonathan is not going to run for a second term. The elder statesman pinpointed unity and support of other ethnic groups as the unavoidable dynamics
The Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB has said it will continue to support the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan despite the pressure by some elements in the National Assembly to impeach him over alleged non-implementation of 2012 budget. The Ezeigbo Gburugburu, Chief Ralph Uwazuruike said though Ndigbo had suffered great casualty in the Boko Haram insurgency, but Jonathan’s support and solidarity for Ndigbo during the burial
The Federal Government has reiterated its willingness to hold talks with the religious Islamic sect, Boko Haram, which has unleashed a reign of terror on Northern Nigeria for almost three years. Making this known Wednesday in Abuja after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting, the Minister of Information, Mr. Labaran Maku, who was responding to questions from journalists to a foreign news report that the sect had decided to initiate dialogue with the Federal Government, said the government was ready
NIGERIA’S disastrous performance at the just- concluded London Olympic Games was kept on the front burner yesterday as President Goodluck Jonathan ordered “a total and comprehensive re-organisation” of the sports sector to avert further embarrassment to the nation. The Minister of Information, Mr. Labaran Maku who disclosed the president’s position was , however, silent on those who may be affected by the presidential directive. The minister said that the president had directed the convocation of a national retreat where all stakeholders
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday said any objective assessment of the President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration would reveal the tremendous achievements it has recorded in the last 14 months. The party further said only desperate politicians tag it with non-performance. This came as the Minister of State for Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Olajumoke Akinjide, yesterday attributed the sustainance of the 12 years of uninterrupted civil rule in the to the PDP,
CO-ORDINATING Minister for the Economy and Finance Minister, Dr. (Mrs.) Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has explained the steps the Federal Government has taken to ensure that Nigerians do not return to the harrowing days of petroleum products scarcity. She said between April and August this year, the government through domestic borrowing had raised N42.666 billion to pay fuel marketers to make products available in the country.
Attempts to avert the impending strike by organised Labour over the unresolved matters between members of the National Union of Electricity Employees and Federal Government has failed. At a meeting held at the Ministry of Labour and Productivity yesterday in Abuja, in the absence of the Minister of Power, Barth Nnaji as well as officials of the Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN), the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) said it would not engage in further negotiation with government
The task of reviewing the constitution that the National Assembly (NASS) faces now is daunting and vital. Because of the tough nature of the task, a lot of knotty issues await the members of the NASS. Such are the issues Senator Sunny Ogbuoji, representing the Ebonyi South Senatorial District discussed in an interview with Daily Sun. The Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999, is the operational law today. It was made by the military before their exit in May 1999. So, it might be apt to call it militarised because of