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Saturday , February 24 2018


Jega to Fed Govt, INEC on elections reorder: go to court

Controversy over the reordering of next year’s general elections by the National Assembly was on the front-burner yesterday. Those opposed amendment by the upper and lower chambers should go to court, the former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Attahiru Jega, counselled yesterday. Jega urged the Federal Government, INEC and other interested parties to challenge the action ... Read More »

Oyo PDP crisis worsens as Ladoja moves to pull out

The crisis in the Oyo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has taken a worse turn. The new harmonised list of the State Executive Council (SEC) of the party, which was released by the national leadership on Tuesday, was said to have jolted the Senator Rashidi Ladoja faction. The faction reportedly conceded some slots to the faction headed ... Read More »

N13b arms cash: EFCC grills ex-Army Chief Ihejirika

For about nine hours, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission( EFCC) detectives yesterday quizzed a former Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Azubuike Ihejirika,  over alleged N13 billion arms cash traced to him and his relations. Gen. Ihejirika was also asked to account for the transfer of N115m, $132,000, €16,000 and £44,0000 to his relatives who allegedly did no job. The five beneficiaries ... Read More »

APC Senate caucus crisis over election timetable deepens

The division in the ranks of the All Progressives Congress caucus within the Senate deepened on Tuesday. This followed the Senate’s resolution to query the lawmaker representing the Delta Central Senatorial District, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, over his allegation that the general elections timetable revised by the national Assembly was targeted at President Muhammadu Buhari. Omo-Agege is one of the 10 aggrieved APC senators that walked out of ... Read More »

Senate, others attack el-Rufai’s govt over demolition of APC faction’s HQ

The crisis rocking the Kaduna State chapter of the All Progressives Congress has taken a new dimension as the office of the faction led by Senator Suleiman Hunkuyi was demolished on Tuesday. Though the Kaduna State Property Development Agency claimed responsibility for the demolition, the senator representing Kaduna Northern Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Hunkuyi, claimed that Governor Nasir el-Rufaipersonally drove a bulldozer to demolish ... Read More »

Obasanjo under attack over Buhari Comments

For advising President Muhammadu Buhari not to seek reelection and initiating the Coalition for Nigeria Movement (CNM), former President Olusegun Obasanjo came under attack yesterday. Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka dismissed the CNM, saying he would need to have his head examined should he identify with the Obasanjo-inspired group.   Former Nasarawa State Governor Abdullahi Adamu warned the ex-President that he ... Read More »

Trump ranks worst U.S. President in poll

President Donald Trump has been ranked as the worst U.S. President in history in a Presidents’ Day poll of political scientists that ranked all 44 of the people who have served as U.S. president. Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Teddy Roosevelt respectively took the top four spots in the Boise State University “Presidential Greatness Survey.” While Trump ... Read More »

South-South PDP leaders meet, vow to ‘liberate’ Nigeria from APC

The leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the South-south have resolved to work together to ensure that the party wins the 2019 presidential election. The party, during its Zonal Executive Committee meeting on Monday in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, declared that the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, has “destroyed the economy, destabilised the nation’s security infrastructure, and made the country ... Read More »

My husband was ‘dumped’ after APC won 2015 polls —Remi Tinubu

As the national leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, begins to reconcile warring sides in the ruling party, his wife, Senator Oluremi Tinubu, has decried that her husband was “trashed” after the party won the 2015 elections. President Muhammadu Buhari had mandated Tinubu to reconcile aggrieved party members ahead of the 2019 general elections, an assignment the ... Read More »

Apc will be doomed if Tinubu’s committee fails, Says Senator Sani

Senator representing Kaduna Central Senatorial district and Chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign and Local Debt, Senator Shehu Sani has asked all stakeholders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to support the efforts of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu to reconcile aggrieved party members across the country, saying it will be a tragedy if he fails in his assignment. Senator ... Read More »