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IDEAs Episode 108: Ike Akaraiwe SAN on Problems in the Financing of the Judiciary

Our guest on the programme today is Ike Akaraiwe Esq., SAN. A former 1st Vice President of the Nigerian Bar Association, the convenor of the Rule of Law discussion group – we call ourselves ‘RoLites’ – and practices law in Enugu. Ayo said that Nigerians had been shocked when a letter was leaked to the…

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Episode 107 Blog – 10th June 2022 IDEAs issues in the just-concluded Primaries season

Before delving into the issues for discussion today, Ayo corrected the wrong information conveyed by her interview with Honourable Patrick Ikhariale in Episode 106, where they had wrongly discussed the APC primaries as if there was to be only one delegate per LG, whereas it was in fact 3 delegates per LG. She then turned…

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Episode 106 Blog – 27th May 2022 Hon Patrick Ikhariale on IDEAs issues as Delegates pick Political Party Flag-bearers

With all the drama surrounding the issue of political party delegates, this week IDEAs had a big interview with Honourable Patrick Ikhariale, a former member of the House of Representatives on the issue.

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Episode 105 Blog – 13th April 2022 Ebun Adegboruwa SAN on the IDEAs issues in remaining in office as an aspirant

Episode 105 Blog – 13th April 2022 Ebun Adegboruwa SAN on the IDEAs issues in remaining in office as an aspirant With the President directing “all ministers, Heads and Members of Extra-Ministerial Departments, Agencies, Parastatals of Government, Ambassadors as well as political appointees who desire to contest for elective offices” to resign before Monday 16th…

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Episode 104 Blog – 29 April 2022 Jide Ojo speaks on Nomination Forms and Delegates

As election season gets into full swing with the sale of nomination forms by some parties, and the emergence of delegates who will chose their party’s flagbearers, leading political columnist and analyst Jide Ojo was our guest on today’s programme to examine some of the IDEAs issues raised.

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Episode 103 Blog – 1st April 2022 Ochendo Simon Okeke on the role of the Police in Accountability for our security.

With the 28th March 2022 attack by terrorist bandits on a train travelling from Abuja to Kaduna with loss of life, injury and apparent abduction of some passengers, as well as a mounting toll from not just terrorist and bandit attacks, but also criminal kidnapping across the country, our guest on IDEAs Radio today is Ochendo Simon Okeke, who was Chair of the Police Service Commission from 2001-2006.

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Episode 102 Blog – 18th March 2022 Waziri Adio on the ‘Perfect Storm’ as fuel shortages & high diesel costs

Episode 102 Blog – 18th March 2022 Waziri Adio on the ‘Perfect Storm’  as fuel shortages & high diesel costs jam system collapse! With a ‘system collapse’ of the National electricity grid during the last week, Nigerians seem to have entered a ‘perfect storm’ where problems relating to energy are hitting Nigerians from all sides:…

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Episode 101 Blog – 4th March 2022 Auwal Musa Rafsanjani on what impact the amended Electoral Act will have on the Integrity of elections in Nigeria’s Democracy

Auwal Musa Rafsanjani on what impact the amended Electoral Act will have on the Integrity of elections in Nigeria’s Democracy Episode 101 Blog – 4th March 2022Auwal Musa Rafsanjani on what impact the amended Electoral Act will have on the Integrity of elections in Nigeria’s DemocracyIn addition to being the Executive Director of the Civil…

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Episode 100 Blog – 18th February 2022 Atedo Peterside on the 2022 Committee, National Consensus and Accountability

Ayo introduced Atedo Peterside as the founder of StanbicIBTC Bank which makes waves in financial circles, and the Chairman of the ANAP Foundation which is doing what it can to make Nigeria better in many ways.  Most listeners would be familiar with its efforts to persuade Nigerians to get involved in the political process. She…

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IDEAs Episode 98 Blog – 21st January 2022 Iniobong Usen of BudgIT on duplication and padding in the 2022 Budget.

During the week BudgIT released its analysis of the 2022 Budget of the Federal Government and its Senior Research and Policy Analyst, Iniobong Usen came on IDEAs Radio to discuss the issues raised with Ayo.

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