• Ethics should matter to you – Ezekwesili replies Buhari’s daughter

    Ethics should matter to you – Ezekwesili replies Buhari’s daughter

    Former Education Minister and now leader of the Bring Back Our Girls, BBOG, group, Oby Ezekwesili, has responded to a group led by President Muhammadu Buhari’s daughter, advising it against the use of the BBOG name for fund raising.

    The Africa Support and Empowerment Initiative, AFRISEI, led by Hadiza Buhari-Bello, had earlier rejected allegations of franchise infringement by the Bring Back Our Girls, BBOG, group.

    “The Africa Support and Empowerment Initiative has its own defined objectives and that it didn’t need to […]

  • #BringBackOurGirls will stay civil, but we’ll resist oppression, says Ezekwesili

    #BringBackOurGirls will stay civil, but we’ll resist oppression, says Ezekwesili

    Co-founder of the Bring Back Our Girls (#BBOG) Campaign, Dr. Oby Ezekwesili, yesterday said her group, which is advocating for the release of the 219 girls who were kidnapped from Chibok Secondary School, Borno State in April 2014, will be civil in their agitation but would resist any form of oppression.

    Ezekwesili, who was former Minister of Education and pioneer head of the Budget Monitoring and Price Intelligence Unit (nick-named Due Process Unit), also frowned on the wanton looting of the […]

  • Nobody can threaten #BringBackOurGirls – Ezekwesili tells IGP Idris

    Nobody can threaten #BringBackOurGirls – Ezekwesili tells IGP Idris

    Leader of the #BringBackOurGirls (#BBOG) advocacy, Oby Ezekwesili, on Thursday said nobody can threaten members of the group since they are bonafide citizens of the country.

    Ezekwesili, who said they are guaranteed their rights by the constitution, advised the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to educate himself properly about democracy and citizens’ right to peaceful assembly.

    She also said the previous administration used similar tactics to violate their rights, but those (rights) were upheld by the constitution and court.

    Speaking at the […]

  • Your economic policies are not feasible and outdated – Ezekwesili dares Buhari

    Your economic policies are not feasible and outdated – Ezekwesili dares Buhari

    Erstwhile Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili has taken a swipe at the current economic policies of President Muhammadu Buhari, describing them as opaque and archaic.

    Speaking at The Platform, a yearly public policy forum currently holding in Abuja, Ezekwesili said the Buhari’s current economic policies are similar to those he promulgated during the military regime he led in the 1980s.

    According to Ezekwesili, Buhari’s “archaic and opaque,” economic principles are not only encouraging massive corruption and abuse of power, but also hurting […]

  • ‘There is no empirical evidence that Obasanjo is corrupt’ says Oby Ezekwesili

    ‘There is no empirical evidence that Obasanjo is corrupt’ says Oby Ezekwesili

    It was confirmed that the former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili has defended her claim that there is no empirical evidence that former president, Olusegun Obasanjo is corrupt. It will be recalled that Ezekwesili during an interview on Al Jazeera, said that there was no evidence of corruption in the former President’s regime despite reports to the contrary

    “There was no way it could have been more corrupt that the government of Abacha. I am sorry,” she said speaking of […]