Politics

Ekiti Governorship: Almakura Presents Fayemi to Buhari.

The winner of the last Saturday governorship primaries of the All Progressives Congress, APC in Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi has been presented to President Muhammadu Buhari.   The Chairman of the Governorship Primaries for the party Tanko Almakura did the presentation of the Minister of Solid Minerals and Steel Development Dr. Kayode Fayemi as th ...

APC Chairmanship: House of Reps Endorses Oshiomole.

It appears the House of Representatives has endorsed the former Governor of Edo State. Mr Adams Oshiomole as the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC going by the twit message of the Majority Leader of the House, Femi Gbajabiamila.   Oshiomole was at the House of Representatives where he had a robust discussion with the members a ...

Dr Segun Oni May Dump APC.

The former Deputy National Chairman, Southwest for the All Progressives Congress, APC, Dr Segun Oni has threatened to dump the party if the party’s governorship candidate in the state, Dr Kayode Fayemi fails to treat him and his allies with respect.   Oni said this after he was defeated by Fayemi at the party’s governorship primary held in Ado ...

Shehu Sani’s View On Return of Omo-Agege.

Following the nullification of the Senate suspension of Senator Ovie Omo-Agege by a High Court in Abuja, another senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani has saluted the development.   Though the Senate had filed an appeal, Omo-Agege said that would not stop him from resuming for plenary on Tuesday.   Reacting, Sani said, “Disobeying ...

2019 Poll: Women, Youths Groups Want Atiku.

A Women and Youths Group, WAYS, has thrown its weight behind former vice president Atiku Abubakar for the 2019 presidential election.   In a statement signed by the National President of WAYS, Kemi Adesanya-Eboda, the group noted that Atiku had the required experience and knowledge to turn the economy around.   According to the group, the best ...

Dr Kayode Fayemi Wins Ekiti APC Governorship Primary.

The Minister of Mines and Solid Minerals, Dr Kayode Fayemi has won the governorship primary of the All Progressives Congress in Ekiti State.   Fayemi who was the former governor polled a total of 941 votes to beat 32 other aspirants while Segun Oni scored 481 votes and Kayode Ojo polled 281 votes.   The total number of delegates was 2337 while ...

I Am Not Capable of Being Used – Oshiomhole.

As he announced his intention to join the race for the national chairmanship of the All Progressives Congress, former Edo State Governor, Mr Adams Oshiomhole has said that he would not allow anybody to use him against democracy.   He said this while declaring publicly his ambition in Abuja on Thursday, adding that while he would like to be used fo ...

Senate Declares IG, Idris Persona Non-Grata.

The Senate has resolved to write embassies, the international community, Nigeria’s international partners and the Interpol to derecognize the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris as it declared the police boss, “Persona non-grata on Wednesday.   The senate took the decision because Idris refused to appear before it for three consecutive t ...

Ambode Calls For True Federalism.

Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode on Tuesday reiterated the need for Nigeria to implement the federal system as originally intended, saying doing so remains the right path to rescue the country from the doldrums and myriad of challenges inhibiting growth and development.   Governor Ambode, who spoke while delivering the University of Lago ...

Crime News

Melaye Must Get To Lokoja Today – Police.

The Nigeria Police Force has said that Senator Dino Melaye must be taken to Lokoja on Thursday, (today) to answer the question over his alleged involvement in gun-running charges.   Melaye’s Lawyer, Mr Nkem Okoro told our correspondent that the police are bent on taking the senator to Kogi on a stretcher as he was rearrested on Wednesday.   ...

Pregnant Girl Commits Suicide In Rivers.

A 17-year-old girl, simply identified as Abibatu has committed suicide because she was pregnant.   Abibatu, a Resident of Apamini Annex Road, Rumuokoro community, in the Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State was impregnated by yet to be identified person but chose to end her life because her parents chastised her.   Abibatu, bought ...

Lagos Couple Found Dead In Their Room.

Decomposing Bodies of a couple have been found in their apartment on Sadius Crescent, Araromi-Ile, in the Morogbo area of Lagos State, according to the state Police Command.   Nobody could say precisely the cause of the death of the couple, husband and wife who were in their 60s and 50s. The co-tenants who were supposed to give a quality explanatio ...

SARS Finally Arrests Senator Dino Melaye.

The latest report on Senator Dino Melaye has shown that the lawmaker from Kogi West Senatorial District has been arrested.   He was arrested this morning by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad at his Abuja residence and immediately taken to the SARS headquarters, Guzape, Abuja.   A source said that the lawmaker was taken to the SARS detention facil ...

Police Parade Sisters over Threat to Expose Reverend Sister’s Alleged Sex Scandal.

Two siblings Ngozi Nnabude and Uchenna Agagwaonyeare currently cooling off in a police cell for threatening to expose a reverend sister over alleged s*xual activity with a reverend father.   Agagwaonyeare who is a teacher at Handmaids International Catholic School, Aguda, Surulere had threatened to send a text message, alleging s*xual escapade betw ...

Nigeria News Analysis

Nigeria News: The Privileged Looters And Killers.

Nigeria News takes a look at the spate of killings and lootings in the present administration despite the campaign against corruption.   Former President Goodluck Jonathan has said that it will be unfair to him if President Muhammadu Buhari is elected for the second term. Jonathan wants Buhari to be swept away the same way he was swept away in 2015 ...

Nigeria News – Senate Without Melaye.

Nigeria News takes a look at the Nigerian Senate without Senator Dino Melaye.   Senator Dino Melaye, representing Kogi West has been shuttling between the police custody and hospital in the last few weeks.   Following the Lokoja court order that the senator is remanded for 38 days in police custody, there has been another ruling that the polic ...

Nigeria News: Political Power Addicts and Their Antecedents.

Nigeria News takes a look at power addicts in Nigeria democratic space.   When Politicians masquerading as Democrats, progressives, patriots or change agents engage in vote-rigging and buying, violence, maiming and killing to snatch political parties’ candidacies and win elections, you have to know and note that they are not doing so because ...

EKITI: When Democracy Is Not Convenient.

Nigeria News takes a look at the APC governorship primaries in Ekiti and the violence.   It was Chief Elemure Ogunyemi, the late grandfather of Ekiti Music, and one of the most articulate musicians I ever met, who once told me that to the Ekiti man, justice is second nature. He posited that while others see it as stubbornness, the Ekiti man sees it ...

Buhari In The Eyes of Obasanjo And Trump.

Nigeria News takes a look at the bluntness of two leaders, ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo and US President Donald Trump in their advice to President Muhammadu Buhari.   King David in the Holy Bible wrote how God spoke to him once and he heard twice – Psalms 62 verse 11.   Two leaders have spoken to President Muhammadu Buhari and have off ...

Melaye’s Travail In Police Cell.

Nigeria News takes a look at the travail of Senator Dino Melaye in the police custody   Senator Dino Melaye may be eccentric. Dino may be a serial distraction from seriousness. But the handling of his arrest and arraignment by the police is a travesty of justice. It is wrong to re-arrest him after having been granted bail for the same alleged offen ...

The Gains In Buhari, Trump’s Meeting.

Nigeria News takes a look at the gains of President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to US President, Donald Trump.   The major gain for Nigeria from President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to the United States will be security. The British will never help with quality intelligence and armament without Washington’s approval.   The Americans c ...

Herdsmen Killings: Trump’s Stance On Nigerian Christians.

Nigeria News takes a look at the President Buhari’s visit to White House and President Trump’s blunt statement on killings of Christians in Nigeria.   Most times, the best way to solve problems is to own up and say the truth no matter whose ox is gored. That was what US President, Donald Trump did on Monday when he met with President Muhammad ...

Buhari’s Impeachment, NASS And the Doctrine of Necessity.

Nigeria News takes a look at the purchase of fighter jets by Federal Government and the questions by the NASS.   Both the Senate and the House of Representatives may have got the opportunity to impeach President Muhammadu Buhari in his purchase of $496 million fighter jets from the United States Government without their approval.   The constit ...

Nigeria News: Melaye’s Many Troubles.

Nigeria News takes a look at the many troubles facing Senator Dino Melaye.   Hopefully, Senator Dino Melaye will be discharged from the national hospital, Abuja of the injury he sustained when he jumped off a moving van of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad about a week ago but there is no assurance that he will be freed by the police.   At the we ...

Can APC Mend The Split In Nigeria Before 2019 Poll?.

Nigeria News takes a look at the division along regional lines in the country and how the ruling party can mend this before 2019 polls.   Nigeria remains divided, and because of that, there is the need for multiple approaches in carrying voters along towards 2019 election.   It is clear with the way things are going that there is no stronger ...

2019 Presidential Poll: How Feasible Are Durotoye And Sowore?.

Nigeria News takes a look at the youths who have signified their intention to run for Nigeria’s presidential seat.   At the time President Muhammadu Buhari’s public acceptance is dwindling on social media platforms, there is a growing trend of new faces, mostly youths who have shown interest in the president’s seat.   The new sets of asp ...

Benue As A Slaughter Slab For Herdsmen.

Nigeria News takes a look at the continuous carnage by herdsmen in Benue.   The Benue State Government is planning another mass burial, making the third time in about three months. The villages of the Tivs have been under Fulani herdsmen attacks but with no solace coming from anywhere.   Governor Samuel Ortom was in Abuja alongside other gover ...

Nigerian Sports News

Joshua Is Afraid To Fight Me – Wilder.

The WBC American heavyweight boxing champion, Deontay Wilder has described the current WBO, WBA (Super) and IBF Anthony Joshua as a joke that is afraid of fighting him.   Wilder said this following the £8.8m offer Joshua placed on the table to fight him, adding that the British-Nigerian boxer is not ready to fight him.   As Wilder put it, “ ...

Super Eagles’ll Surprise Pessimists In Russia.

The Nigeria senior football national team, the Super Eagles will surprise doubters in the 2018 Russia Fifa World Cup.   The Vice President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Seyi Akinwunmi said this in an exclusive interview with our correspondent.   He said, “The team comprises young and talented players that are disciplined and ready to s ...

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