Live Blog: Political Campaigns and the Looming Tsunami of Poverty – A Symposium

As the 2015 general elections draw nearer, the Academics Stand Against Poverty, ASAP, an association of academics across the globe, is holding a symposium to address the issues of campaign funding in political parties and its link with corruption.

The inaugural discourse, themed ‘Political Campaigns and the Looming Tsunami of Poverty,’ is taking place at the University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria.

Akin Oyebode, a Professor of International Law and Jurisprudence, will deliver the keynote address at the one day event.

Guest speakers include Rahman Ade Bello, the Vice Chancellor of University of Lagos; A.M Ninalowo, Professor of Sociology, University of Lagos; Ralph Akinfeleye, Professor of Journalism and Communication, University of Lagos; and Hussein Abdu, Director, Action Aid, Nigeria.

Other speakers are Dapo Olorunyomi, Publisher, PREMIUM TIMES newspaper; Femi Aribisala, scholar and international affairs expert; Femi Fani-Kayode, Director, Media and Publicity, Peoples’ Democratic Party’s Presidential Campaign; Femi Falana, human rights lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria; and Innocent Chukwuma, West African Regional Representative, Ford Foundation.

PREMIUM TIMES’ reporters are at the event and will be bringing you live updates from the symposium as it proceeds.



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  • Innocent

    To Mr. Aribisala,

    RE: Buhari Certificate

    Assumption 1: Buhari has no WASC

    I know you are not an intellectual but I want you to picture this. In most liberal climes, all that is required for humans to step out of their home [and not be charged for nudity] is that they wear at least boxers or underwear pant [something to cover pubis] and bra [for women]. Now tell me, if someone steps out with Russian fur cap, turtle neck sweater, winter jacket, a pair of jean, and winter boots, without bra and boxers [no undies], would you charge the fellow for nudity [if you were a nudity prosecutor in such climes?]

  • calebAdams1

    Buhari has no Waec, its so clear with all these name difference on the ones he faked!