Chukwudi Ezugwu started by referring to the saying about “good things coming to an end”, to which Ayo Obe replied that it might be better to stick to “all things must pass”, as it might be rather bold to talk about IDEAs as “good things”. Chukwudi said that regular listeners would know that the programme came up on Friday afternoons and that it was engaging, interactive and educative. He said that people would learn so many things as Nigerian citizens if they apply it in the daily activities of government and governance. He asked Ayo to explain the significance of IDEAsRead More
andra introduced Ayo who intimated her that today’s was the penultimate broadcast of IDEAs Radio.
The guest, Bismarck Rewane, was greeted by Ayo who went on to say that the new administration of President Bola Tinubu had been getting praised for its policies such as floating the Naira and removing the fuel subsidy, but that most of that praise was coming from outside the country. Even though most people inside Nigeria agreed that these policies needed to be implemented, there was real concern about the impact on people.Read More
Chuwudi Ezugwu introduced the guest – Nkoyo Toyo, the Convener of the Labour Civil Society Front – and the topic, which he felt everyone would be very interested to hear: the removal of subsidy and the kind of palliatives that would be most useful.
Ayo Obe feared that listeners may have been groaning at the idea of more talk about subsidy removal and palliatives, but said that the programme would be looking at matters from the perspective of Integrity, Ethics and Accountability in our Democracy. She said that today’s guest, Ambassador Nkoyo Toyo, was not only the Convener of the Labour Civil Society organisation, but was also a well-known civil society activist,Read More
Sandra Ezekwesili was full of beans and had ‘raised shoulders’ over the decision of the Federal High Court striking down the power of the National Broadcasting Commission to impose fines as she welcomed Ayo Obe for IDEAs this week, and Ayo’s guest, Lanre Arogundade, the Executive Director of the International Press Centre, Nigeria.Read More
IDEAs 14th April 2023 … #BBOG’s Habiba Balogun on the 9th Anniversary of the Chibok Girls’ Abduction. Ayo Obe said that today’s programme was going to be different from the usual election-related topics that IDEAs had been covering because the 14th of April marks a sad anniversary. It is 9 years since the abduction of…Read More
IDEAs 31st March 2023 … Ikeazor Akaraiwe Esq. SAN on Election Petitions Chukwudi Ezugwu said that today’s programme would be looking at Election Petitions in general, and their role in upholding the Integrity of Elections. Ayo Obe then introduced today’s guest, Ikeazor Akaraiwe SAN. She said that it was known that the Independent National Electoral…Read More
IDEAs 24th March 2023 … Paul James of YIAGA on the State Elections Chukwudi Ezugwu introduced today’s guest, Paul James, the Manager of YIAGA Africa’s Elections Programme, who would be discussing last Saturday’s State elections, and looking at the Integrity and Ethics of the electoral umpire, and the lessons to be carried forward. Ayo Obe…Read More
Today’s guest was Ene Obi, Convener of the Nigerian Civil Society Situation Room, and after Sandra Ezekwesili had kicked off the programme, Ayo Obe said that although we could not be sure that this was the last election in this cycle, since anything could happen.Read More
IDEAs 10th March 2023 … Sandra Ezekwesili Introduced the programme, saying that today, the discussion would be about the Integrity pressure points in Nigeria’s electoral process. She started by asking Ayo Obe what was meant by Integrity in the electoral process? Ayo said that Integrity in the electoral process meant issues about whether the procedures…Read More
Ayo welcomed Samson Itodo, the Executive Director of YIAGA, to the programme and referred to YIAGA’s Press Statement on the 2023 Presidential elections. She said that looking at the Report and the election, she wanted to distinguish between the actual voting process and the Integrity of that – because the ‘I’ in IDEAs is for Integrity, while the other side is Accountability (the ‘A’ in IDEAs).Read More