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The Nigeria Info Roundtable has made a comeback, and this time, it's national! Join our all-star lineup of presenters from Lagos, Abuja, and Port Harcourt for a review and discussion of issues that rocked Nigeria in the first half of 2022.

 

That's a wrap! Thank you for joining this edition of Nigeria Info Roundtable. See you later this year!

Thursday 30 June 2022 

4:35pm: Sunday Dare is an absolute disgrace cause he is the major reason we will not be participating in the World Cup - Ufuoma Egbamuno on FG basketball ban

4:28pm: I don't want the voter registration extended because I don't want INEC to come up with excuses as to why the election went the way it did.- @fidelcastroHBK on CVR.

4:20pm: When politicians fear the people, they start doing the right thing - Sandra Ezekwesili calls for more political participation 

4:18pm: When people truly believe in candidates, they will reject money and support them. The reason that money politics dominate is that politicians keep making the same promises election after election and never deliver on them - Sandra Ezekwesili on party primaries.

4:15pm: When you join a political party your voice is not heard till you become a delegate. Perhaps we should start having delegates debate Chioma Ezewanfor on party primaries.

4:15pm: When you join a political party your voice is not heard till you become a delegate. Perhaps we should start having delegates debate Chioma Ezewanfor on party primaries.

4:05pm: Even though manpower is critical, when you adopt a scientific approach to security, it's not just about manpower any longer. - Dayo on insecurity

4:02pm:Our security apparatus is really overstretched. We simply do not have enough manpower. We also have some police officers who carry madam's bag and those who pick up kids from school. - Dayo on insecurity

3:59pm:The Nigerian security apparatus for whatever reason is not advancing as far as security is concerned. The rest of the world has left us behind - Dayo on Owo killings

3:55 pm: The solution to this problem is not neurosurgery, it is the lack of will and I wonder why Sandra Ezekwesili on insecurity

3:50pm: As soon as these issues affect governors, senators and political elites, you'd see the speed they'll make to resolve them. - @Foskolo on insecurity

3:45pm: Citizens have a role to play in security. There needs to be trust between the people and security agencies so members of communities can report safely individuals involved in crime - Fidel on solutions to train attack

3:45pm: Citizens have a role to play in security. There needs to be trust between the people and security agencies so members of communities can report safely individuals involved in crime - Fidel on solutions to train attack

3:42pm: You already have police and even soldiers guarding so-called VIPs. Those VIPs aren’t more important than the traders, workers, and elderly who take the trains. Why not move security personnel from VIP duty to train protection duty? -  Sandra Ezekwesili on solutions to train attack

3:35pm: Is it really time for us to look at alternative sources of energy and find ways to subsidise energy sources like solar energy - chiomaezenwafor

                                             

3:34pm: A lot of businesses are dropping not just their quantity but their quality and that is very disturbing - Chioma Ezewanfor on inflation #NigeriaInfoRT

3:28pm: The entire petroleum industry in Nigeria is just one huge corruption pot. and whoever is in charge is the one responsible cooking it at that time. when their time is up, the next batch of people come up and serve a different narrative while the corruption goes on. - Dayo on the petrol situation #NigeriaInfoRT

3:15pm: Adding subsidy might not necessarily be a bad thing, but the question will be how much of this subsidy is being paid for? The subsidy situation has become like a racket where some people just siphon money - @Foskolo on the petrol situation #NigeriaInfoRT  

                           

3:10pm: Not enough effort is being made to track petrol smuggling. What the government needs to do there, is track petrol the way it tracks VAT payment. Every distributor needs to account for all 1000 litres through their pumps. - @SEzekwesili on the petrol situation

3:00pm: Host for today Kimberly Nwachukwu, introduces other presenters, Sandra Ezekwesili(Lagos) Fidel Oseghale(Abuja), Ufuoma Egbamuno (Lagos), Dayo  (PH), Chioma(PH), 

Wednesday 29 June 2022 

2:45pm: That's wrap! Thank you for joining us LIVE for Day Two Of The Roundtable. 

2:43pm: Our problems are man-made and can be solved by man - Aghogho Oboh quoting Fmr. U.S. President, Franklin D Roosevelt 

2:30pm: When we have made the pursuit of money a higher priority than the raising of people, and children, we can pretty much understand the bearing on society - Joyce Onyemuwa on Sylvester Oromoni's death

2:23pm:The pursuit of money appears to be the determinant of happiness and so parents are relinquishing their responsibility to schools, their children and everything else and pursuing money - Joyce Onyemuwa on Sylvester Oromoni's death

2:07pm: We cannot continue to put everything on government, we should also check ourselves and play our roles as citizens of Nigeria  - Solomon Ndahi 

2:13pm: It is the failure of governance that has trickled down to our schools, healthcare and everywhere - Swat Duniah on  the case of school negligence in the death of Sylvester Oromoni

2:07pm: We cannot continue to put everything on government, we should also check ourselves and play our roles as citizens of Nigeria  - Solomon Ndahi 

                         

1:59pm: What Peter Obi did for Anambra State, was save money. That doesn't require genius, that requires a man who chose to hold himself accountable. It's not science to fix Nigeria. You need accountable leaders - Joyce Onyemuwa

1:59pm: What Peter Obi did for Anambra State, was save money. That doesn't require genius, that requires a man who chose to hold himself accountable. It's not science to fix Nigeria. You need accountable leaders - Joyce Onyemuwa

1:56pm: Every time the Nigeria conversation comes up, it sounds like what will redeem us is outside this world. NO!. You need a government that works - Joyce Onyemuwa

1:54pm: Nigeria is run on petrol and diesel and I'm not so optimistic that things will improve.  - Agogho Oboh on how lack of power makes inflation worse.

1:45pm: I was supposed to buy rice today but with the prices I heard, my rice is not behaving like rice anymore. It is behaving like something on the menu of a Chinese restaurant - Sam Chinedu on how bad inflation is.

1:35pm: The reason we vote leaders into power is for them to use strategy to tackle things. you don't see something that looks like a problem and shutdown the whole system - Sam Chinedu

1:34pm: When you have issues like this, you take a blanket measure to avert what you might not even be aware is a potential danger - Solomon Ndahi on why the government had to ban Twitter

1:25pm: Nigerians need to vote a futurist. There is a new world that has come and we don't have a choice but to be part of it - Joyce Onyemuwa on who Nigerians should vote for in 2023

1:25pm: Nigerians need to vote a futurist. There is a new world that has come and we don't have a choice but to be part of it - Joyce Onyemuwa on who Nigerians should vote for in 2023

1:25pm: Nigerians need to vote a futurist. There is a new world that has come and we don't have a choice but to be part of it - Joyce Onyemuwa on who Nigerians should vote for in 2023

1:23pm: Nigeria is just one step above what you will call tyranny in terms of how democracy happens. it is really close where we are when you consider the parameters used to measure what democracy and military regime is - Aghogho Oboh 

1:21pm: When I saw some of the conditions listed by the FG.for Twitter to operate in Nigeria, I asked if it was Twitter that was using Nigeria or Nigerians that were using Twitter. Some of them didn't make any sense. - Swat Duniah on Twitter Ban

1:17pm: Nigerians are not very careful with the way they use social media. We have to admit that. - Swat Duniah 

                      

1:14pm:  My concern was that for a government that said it was going to take three million people out of poverty, they were doing something that will plunge more people into poverty.- Sam Chinedu on the economic impact of the Twitter ban on Nigerians

 1:12pm:  It seems that with every new government, we term to miss the old government. I do hope that in the future we don't look back and say we miss this.- Gabriella Anyawu on governance in Nigeria

1:10pm:  It appears that with every administration, the level of intolerance is being tested. So the next administration will look and say maybe we will do better or worse that the one we are going to succeed- Aghogho Oboh on Government clampdown on social media

1:08pm:  This administration made use of social media to get into power but unfortunately they got into power and clamped down on the same social media - Aghogho Oboh

1:06pm:   Twitter ban if anything to go by is proof Nigerians will always find a way - Joyce Onyemuwa on how Nigerians handled the Twitter ban

1:04pm: The first topic on the table is the lifting of the Twitter ban back in January

1:03pm:  Today's host Gabriella Anyawu (PH) welcomes other presenters, Joyce Onyemuwa(Lagos), SWAT Duniah (Abuja), Aghogho Oboh (Lagos), Sam Chinedu(PH),  Solomon Ndahi - Abuja 

 

đź“…Tuesday, 28th of June (10 am - 12 noon)

đź“…Wednesday 29th of June (1 pm to 3 pm)

đź“…Thursday, 30th of June (3 pm to 5 pm)

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