Politics

Lagos Ward Congress: CP Reads Riot Act To APC Members.

Ahead of Saturday’s Ward Congress of the All Progressives Congress (APC), the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgal on Friday urged members of the party to eschew all form of violence in the interest of peace in the State.   Speaking while addressing leaders of the party in Lagos at POWA Conference Centre in Ikeja, Edgal said it w ...

Impeachment: Don’t Impeach Buhari, Gowon Warns.

Former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon (retd) has warned the National Assembly against any plan to impeach President Muhammadu Buhari.   He said this when members of the Northern Leaders and Stakeholders Assembly, NLSA, paid him a courtesy visit, adding that removing Buhari would not augur well for the country growing democracy.   To Gowon ...

Obasanjo Tongue-lashes Buhari.

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has come hard on President Muhammadu Buhari, as he described the present administration as an underperformer.   Obasanjo said this while reacting to a purported news that he had made a U-turn to support Buhari for the second term.   Ex-president Obasanjo described the news as false and fallacies, adding that ...

Looters’ List: Dokpesi’s US Visa Revoked.

The United States Visa of the Founder of Daar Communications, Chief Raymond Dokpesi has been revoked.   Dokpesi, a Peoples Democratic Party chieftain said this on Wednesday, adding that the US embassy notified him about the development.   Stating the reasons, Dokpesi said that the embassy took such decision because the Minister of Information ...

Obasanjo’s Letter Is Abusive – President Buhari.

President Muhammadu Buhari for the first time, after some weeks, replied to a letter by ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo as he described it as abusive.   Buhari said this during an interview with Voice of America, Hausa Service in Washington DC, adding that he would not have loved to say anything about the letter.   Obasanjo had written a letter ...

Give Buhari Another Four Years, Oba Of Lagos Says.

The Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, has thrown his weight behind the return of President Muhammadu Buhari for the second term in office, calling on Nigerians to vote for him in 2019.   According to Akiolu who spoke at the opening ceremony of the 17th Lagos Housing Fair, on Monday, if Buhari is given another chance, the president will be able to reduce ...

Malam Ibrahim Shekarau Declares Presidential Ambition.

A former governor of Kano State, Malam Ibrahim Shekarau, has declared his intention to contest for the country number one seat comes 2019.   He said this in a letter made available to journalists on Monday, adding that he would be running for the presidency under the umbrella of the Peoples Democratic Party.    The former Minister of Educati ...

Oba of Benin Warns Buhari Over Herdsmen Killings.

The Oba of Benin, Omo N’oba N’edo, Uku Akpolokpolo, Ewuare II has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to quickly find a lasting solution to the incessant attacks of innocent Nigerians by herdsmen.   He made this call during his visit to the palace of the Ooni of Ife, his imperial majesty, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi, adding that Nigerians need peace b ...

I Can Be President, Obasanjo Is Not God – Atiku.

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has said that he can become president without the support of his former boss, President Olusegun Obasanjo.   He said during a BBC Hausa programme that Obasanjo is not God and will not stop his ambition if God says Atiku will rule this country as the next president.   Atiku had consulted Obasanjo but the for ...

Melaye: Saraki Spits Fire As IG Shuns Senate.

President of the Senate Bukola Saraki did not spare words to condemn the refusal of the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris to appear before the Senate on Thursday.   He said that the failure of the IG to appear has a lot to do with the sanctity of the Senate and that he would not allow anybody to rubbish the honour of the arm of the governm ...

Melaye: Senate Set To Humiliate IGP Idris Live On NTA.

It appears that the Senate is prepared for the worse over the arrest and humiliation meted on Senator Dino Melaye, (APC Kogi West) by the Nigeria Police.   The Senate resolved at the plenary on Wednesday that the Inspector General of Police be summoned to explain the growing state of insecurity in Nigeria and of course while his men had treated t ...

Crime News

Herdsmen Kill 30 In Taraba, Benue States.

Herdsmen have killed about 30 persons in Taraba and Benue States since Wednesday, our correspondent has gathered.   According to findings the herdsmen invaded Jandeikyula village in the Wukari Local Government Area of Taraba State and killed 25 persons.   This happened, despite the presence of the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, in ...

10 Dead Bodies Found In Benue.

No fewer than 10 corpses have been recovered by the police in Tse-Audu and Enger villages in Gwer West local government area of Benue state.   The Police Public Relations Officer of the state Police Command Moses Yamu made this known on Friday.   In a statement signed by him, the Police PRO said that the corpses were the victims of attacks b ...

Herdsmen Kill 24 In 2 Days In Benue.

No fewer than 24 innocent persons have been killed in a fresh attack by herdsmen on residents of Benue State.   Members of the House of Representatives from the State said this during the plenary on Thursday as they lamented the continuous killings since the termination of the military operation, tagged, “Operation Cat Race” in the state.   ...

Nigeria News Analysis

Melaye’s Travails, Herdsmen Prevail.

Nigeria News takes a look at the drama in the arrest of Senator Dino Melaye that eventually led him to a hospital and the continuous killing by herdsmen without police intervention.   Senator Dino Melaye’s travails in the hands of his official traducers remain the current topic. Meanwhile, many innocent people including priests were slaughter ...

2019 Poll And The Vague Ideas Of Ambitious Politicians.

It is very amusing watching some of the new politicians seeking unattainable glory towards the 2019 presidential elections. We have passed through this route before, especially during the military era.   The South has always been the bedrock of agitation for a change in how Nigeria is run. But from the time of immortal Chief Obafemi Awolowo till da ...

How Monica Osagie Ended Professor Richard Akindele’s Career.

Nigeria News takes a look at how a female student and easy virtue ruined a professor’s career at the Obafemi Awolowo University.   Once Monica is mentioned, what runs through our minds is Lewinsky. Until lately that another Monica just surfaced. This time she is Monica Osagie. Both Monica had involved in sex scandals, which of course have become ...

Buhari And The Errors of Speaking Ex-Tempo.

Nigeria News takes a look at President Muhammadu Buhari’s speech at the Commonwealth Business Forum again.   I do not envy President Muhammadu Buhari. He is facing a serious censure, which of course he created by himself. I can boldly say that Buhari has enjoyed much tolerance from one of the most sophisticated African nations, Nigeria since ...

Nigeria’s Security In The Hands of God.

Nigeria News takes a look at the security situation of the country as regards to thugs’ invasion of Senate chamber.   Whoever says there is security in Nigeria should think about what happened at the Senate chambers a few days ago. The Federal Government says, as usual, the invasion of the National Assembly by hoodlums and the subsequent seizing ...

Buhari Nails Nigerian Youths, 33 Years Ago He Also Described Nigerians As “Useless, Senseless and Indiscipline”..

Nigeria News takes a look at the President Muhammadu Buhari’s statement at the Commonwealth Business Forum on Nigerian youths and its implication on foreign investment.   At a time other past Nigerian leaders are rooting for a youth that can take the country out of its present debacle, President Muhammadu Buhari nailed the youths in the faraway U ...

Nigeria News: The Missing Mace Under The Bridge.

Nigeria News takes a look at the circumstances that surround the seizing of senate mace by hoodlums.   Perhaps, this is not the right time to be a Nigerian. A time that Nigeria has become a symbol of ridicule and its leaders act more like thugs and insecurity pervades the high and low places.   It was late Chuba Okadigbo, the former President ...

Same-Sex-Marriage: Between British Laws And Nigerian Culture.

Nigeria News takes a look at the Theresa May stance on the legality of Same-sex marriage in Nigeria and other Commonwealth nations.   It was the former British Prime Minister, David Cameroon that emphasized on why Nigerian Government should not go against same-sex marriage.   The Goodluck Jonathan led government kicked against it. Nigeria’s ...

Nigeria Election And Social Media Influence.

Nigeria News takes a look at the influence the social media will have on the coming 2019 general election in Nigeria.   The present administration of President Muhamadu Buhari rode on social media propaganda to knock out the Peoples Democratic Party-led former President Goodluck Jonathan.   Of course, Buhari knew little about social media then ...

Measuring The Competence of Buhari For Second Term.

Nigeria News takes a look at the candidature of President Muhammadu Buhari and his competence.   Those who are seriously canvassing for the return of President Muhammadu Buhari within and outside the All Progressives Congress APC will only speak about his integrity and anti-corruption policy, which of course are good reasons to re-elect him.   ...

Ekiti 2018: Where Will The Pendulum Swing?.

Nigeria News takes a look at the APC gubernatorial aspirants in Ekiti State and who among the gladiators will fly the party’s flag eventually.   What does Kayode Fayemi want again? Rhetorically I have asked myself that question and have not been able to provide a quality answer than that the former Ekiti State Governor is only pursuing self-ambit ...

President Buhari And Abacha’s Loots.

Nigeria News takes a look at the Abacha loots and the thought of Buhari on the former maximum ruler.   Today, the former Head of State, Gen. Sani Abacha is regarded as one of those who looted Nigeria’s treasury. Since the return of democracy in 1999, all successive governments had recovered part of the funds looted by the late dictator.   Th ...

When Buhari’s Seat Squared Up Sowore And Shittu.

Nigeria News takes a look at the debate between the publisher of Sahara Reporter, Omoyele Sowore and Minister of Communication, Adebayo Shittu on 2019 presidential election.   The publisher of the online platform, the popular Sahara Reporter, Mr Omoyele Sowore has declared his intention to run for the presidency in 2019 but he will need to be a reg ...

S*x-Seeking OAU Professor Is A Reverend Gentleman.

Nigeria News looks at the personality of OAU professor who was alleged of s*xual misconduct.   Professor Richard Akindele, no doubt is an erudite scholar. A lecturer at the prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University and a man one could easily describe as an achiever, having grown his academic career to such an enviable height.   He did not stop at ...

Nigerian Sports News

British-Nigerian Joshua Beats Parker in Cardiff.

The Cardiff fans were delighted on Saturday as the British Anthony Joshua beat the New Zealander Joseph Parker as the Briton moves closer to becoming an undisputed heavyweight champion of the world.   It was a match that saw Parker control round one of the 12 rounds bouts on Saturday.   But after the 12 rounds, Joshua was the better fighter ...

Super Eagles Fail Serbia’s Test.

The Super Eagles of Nigeria must have learnt a big lesson from their Serbian counterparts after a 0-2 loss to the European team on Tuesday night.   Last Friday, the Super Eagles defeated Poland, the number six on Fifa’s ranking and came against Serbia with much confidence.   However, the midfield as it happened against Poland could not hol ...

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