Vision Nigeria by KAS – Selected Topics in August 2011

Radio Programme for Political Education

„Democracy – Rule of Law – Prosperity for All“, this is “Vision Nigeria” by KAS. With their interactive radio programmes, KAS informs millions of Nigerians. This is an overview about selected topics in August.


With one hour “Vision Nigeria” every week from the locations Abuja, Enugu, Kaduna, and Port Harcourt, a broad spectrum of topics is given, which emphasizes in the second half of the year especially the reform needs of the country and reform measures of the new government. In August 2011, KAS and partners set the following focus points:

In Abuja with Gbenga Aruleba (every Wednesday, from 1-2 PM on FM AIT/RP Abuja 100.5)

- Dr. Obadiah Mailafia, Chef de Cabinet to the Secretary General of the African, Caribbean, and Pacific Group of States (ACP) is on August 24 guest speaker in the programme. The former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, and later appointed Senior Policy Advisor to the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria analyses the current economic situation in Nigeria.

In Enugu with Patrick Enyogai (every Friday, from 1-2 PM on FM Coal City 92.8)

- National Development with a view on the present day economy frames the programme on August 5. The journalist Sir C.K.C. Ubby is guest speaker in the programme with the Topic "National Development: The Present Day Economy in View.

- Justice Akpo, an analyst at the research division of the Delta State Ministry of Human Development and Poverty Eradication discusses the role of government and civil society towards a disaster-free Nigeria on August 12.

- Disasters of different kinds are daily routine in Nigeria. On August 17, James Ogwa from Delta State Emergency Relief Agency (SERA) analyses at Vision Nigeria in Enugu the impact of government agency interaction in addressing disasters in Nigeria.

- On August 24, Mathias Omeh, banker at EnState Microfinance Enugu State, assesses together with listeners the implication of “Islamic Banking” for national development.

In Kaduna with Yanwaidi E. Zwahu (every Thursday, from 5-6 PM on FM Capital Sound 90.9)

- Approximately 50 per cent of the Nigerian population are Muslims. Currently they are in the month of fasting, Ramadan. "Zakat" is the giving of a certain portion of one’s wealth to charity, as written down in the Koran. Dr. Ahmed Bello Dogarawa from the Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria is guest speaker on August 11 and 18 and elaborates the topic Zakat in Islam and socio-economic empowerment.

- “Local government administration” is in focus on August 25. Maxwell Kyon asks, if Democracy in Nigeria fosters grassroots development.

In Port Harcourt with Colins Imoh (every Thursday, from 3-4 PM on FM Rivers 99.1)

- "Peace Education and National Economic Development” are topics on August 11. The director of the Center for African Peace and Conflict Resolution, Prof. Ernest Uwazie from the California State University in Sacramento is guest speaker in the studio.

- Nigeria ranked as 14th in the “Failed States”: Barrister West Soalabao asks on August 18th the question of Nigeria’s way out of the list of the endangered states. The Failed States Index rates 177 countries on 12 indicators – from refugee flows to poverty, public services to security threats – and assesses with the resulting performance of a country over its stability. As usual, comments and questions of listeners are included in the interactive radio programme.

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Abuja, Enugu, Kaduna, Port Harcourt


Dr. habil. Klaus Paehler