Internal Party Democracy and Politics of Candidates’ Nomination

Internal Party Democracy and Politics of Candidates’ Nomination

Salihu Moh. LukmanProgressive Governors ForumAbuja Background On Tuesday, November 9, 2021, the expanded APC Tripartite Consultative Committee meeting chaired by the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo held at the Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Members of the APC Tripartite Consultative Committee include the Chairman of the APC Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), […]

Opposition Politics and Campaign for New Nigeria

Opposition Politics and Campaign for New Nigeria

Salihu Moh. LukmanProgressive Governors ForumAbuja With the successful conclusion of the PDP National Convention on Saturday, October 30, 2021, credit must be given to leaders and members of the party for being able to manage the process and elect a new leadership for the party. Those who are not members of the party should urge […]

Buhari Administration’s Unparalleled Reform of the Nigerian Oil and Gas Sector

Buhari Administration’s Unparalleled Reform of the Nigerian Oil and Gas Sector

Legacy Awareness & Campaign Press Statement: The APC Legacy Awareness and Campaign, a voluntary think-tank group of the governing party, noted that President Muhammadu Buhari was the pioneer Chairman of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), between 1977 and 1978.Combining this with his role as Federal Commissioner of Petroleum and Natural Resources, it was one of the first […]

Internal Democracy in Political Parties and Prospects for New Nigeria

Internal Democracy in Political Parties and Prospects for New Nigeria

Salihu Moh. LukmanProgressive Governors ForumAbuja On Tuesday, October 12, 2021, the Nigerian Senate passed the electoral amendment bill, which among others approved electronic transmission of election results and compel all political parties in the country to use direct method of conducting party primary for the selection of candidates for electoral contests. These are significant decisions, […]

APC and Struggle for New Nigeria

APC and Struggle for New Nigeria

Salihu Moh. LukmanProgressive Governors ForumAbuja On October 1, 2021, Nigeria’s sixty-first independence anniversary, President Muhammadu Buhari, in a national broadcast, acknowledged that, ‘the past eighteen months have been some of the most difficult periods in the history of Nigeria. Since the civil war, I doubt whether we have seen a period of more heightened challenges […]

Nigeria’s Debt and Struggle for New Nigeria

Nigeria’s Debt and Struggle for New Nigeria

Salihu Moh. LukmanProgressive Governors ForumAbuja In a letter to Nigerian Senate, read to the plenary session of Tuesday, September 14, 2021, President Muhammadu Buhari requested approval for external borrowing plan to finance deficit in 2021 Federal Government budget ‘through sovereign loans from the World Bank, French Development Agency, EXIM Bank and IFAD in the total […]

APC’s High-Profile Membership Recruitment and Issues for 2023

APC’s High-Profile Membership Recruitment and Issues for 2023

Salihu Moh. LukmanProgressive Governors ForumAbuja Mr. Femi Fani-Kayode’s Red-Carpet Reception Late on Thursday, September 16, 2021, reports emerged that Mr. Femi Fani-Kayode had joined the All Progressives Congress (APC) and he was received by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, in the company of His Excellency, Mai Mala Buni, Chairman of the APC […]

Retrogressive Politics of Value Added Tax in Nigeria

Retrogressive Politics of Value Added Tax in Nigeria

Salihu Moh. LukmanProgressive Governors ForumAbuja The controversy around whether Value Added Tax (VAT) should be centrally collected by the federal government or decentralised so that state governments are the ones to collect, beyond anything, is a test about the type of democracy Nigerians want. Is it going to prioritise the development of the nation’s productive […]

Legacy Awareness Campaign

Legacy Awareness Campaign

Press Statement: President Buhari’s Covid-19 Response Creating Inclusive Growth The APC Legacy Awareness and Campaign, a voluntary think-tank group of the governing party, wish to acknowledges the remarkably clear and firm response of the APC led Government of President Muhammadu Buhari to Covid-19 pandemic. Nobody anticipated that the year 2020 would usher in the most disruptive pandemic in recent history of […]

Nigerian Democracy and Challenges of Nation Building

Nigerian Democracy and Challenges of Nation Building

Salihu Moh. LukmanProgressive Governors ForumAbuja In the book, King of the Mountain: The Nature of Political Leadership, the Psychiatrist, Arnold M. Ludwig, observed that ‘One problem in judging the political genius of rulers is knowing what they should get credit for. The situation for rulers is a lot different than for other kinds of professionals. […]