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Obanikoro moves to join APC

Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, a former  minister of state for Defence, may have made up his mind to dump the Peoples Democratic Party, which he joined while in the Senate more than 10 years ago. According to news reports, Obanikoro who ran in 2011 as governorship candidate of the PDP in Lagos State will soon pitch his political tent with the ... Read More »


Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State says he has not endorsed anyone to succeed him ahead of next year’s election in the state. Aregbesola, speaking during an all night interactive programme tagged: ‘Ogbeni Till Daybreak’ in Osogbo, dismissed suggestions that effort to choose his successor was threatening his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state. He described the ... Read More »

2019: Only God and Buhari can determine my fate — El-Rufai

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna has declared that his fate in the 2019 elections lies with God and President Muhammad Buhari. According to a news  report, El-Rufai spoke on Wednesday on a special phone-in radio programme in Kaduna to mark his two years in office. He said, “If the president comes and meet me and said I want you to re-contest ... Read More »

Nigerian lawmakers most dishonourable in the world -Gen. Akinrinade

  A former Chief of Army Staff during the Second Republic, Lt. Gen.  Alani Akinrinade (retd), has criticised members of the the National Assembly, saying they are a “bunch of clowns.” According to the 77-year-old, the federal lawmakers “are the most dishonourable people I knew in the world”. Gen. Akinrinade, who was also the Chief of Defence Staff between 1980 and ... Read More »

Cabal now ruling Nigeria as Buhari misses FEC meeting again – PDP

The National Caretaker Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party has alleged that a cabal is now ruling Nigeria. It believes the health challenge of President Muhammadu Buhari has shown that some individuals have taken over the running of the government from the ailing President. The reaction of the committee followed the inability of Buhari to attend the weekly Federal Executive ... Read More »

Obasanjo inciting Nigerians against Jonathan, Ijaw leaders, says Clark

Ijaw leader, Chief Edwin Clark, on Wednesday, knocked former President Olusegun Obasanjo for what he described as a deliberate attempt by the former President to incite Nigerians against Ijaw leaders including former President Goodluck Jonathan. Clark, a former information minister, stated this on Wednesday in an open letter addressed to Obasanjo, over his remarks in the recently published book titled ... Read More »

Senate confirms two new ministers

The Senate has screened and confirmed Stephen Ocheni and Suleiman Hassan as ministers, following their nominations by President Muhammadu Buhari in March. Mr. Ocheni is from Kogi State which has not had anyone in the Federal Executive Council, as constitutionally required, since the death of James Ocholi in an accident last year. Mr. Hassan, Gombe State, is to replace Amina Mohammed who ... Read More »

Nigeria yet to prosecute high-profile corrupt persons – Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has said a major challenge with the anti-corruption drive of the Federal Government is the lack of successful prosecution of high-profile corruption cases involving ‘Politically-Exposed Persons’. Obasanjo added that despite the efforts of successive governments, corruption still posed a challenge to the progress and development of Nigeria. The former President said this while delivering an inaugural ... Read More »

Buhari meets Attorney General, frowns at delay in passage of anti-graft Act

The Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, says President Muhammadu Buhari is worried about the delay in the passage of the Proceeds of Crime Act by the National Assembly (NASS). Mr. Malami stated this when he briefed State House correspondents on Tuesday on the outcome of a closed-door meeting with President Buhari in the presidential villa, Abuja, on ... Read More »

Aisha Buhari speaks on president’s health

President Muhammadu Buhari’s wife, Aisha, has broken her silence on her husband’s health, amid growing concerns about the president’s fitness. Mrs. Buhari said the president’s health was not as “bad as it’s being perceived”. She said Mr. Buhari, who has missed key state meetings and functions in the last two weeks, and has not been seen in public, “continues to ... Read More »