Politics

June 12: Lagos Unveils New MKO Abiola’s Statue.

Lagos State Government will mark the Democracy Day with the unveiling of a new statue of the late politician and winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election, late Chief MKO Abiola. All roads lead to the site of the statue that stands between Ojota and Ketu as the state Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode joins other personalities to inaugurate the stat ...

Let Us Adopt MKO Abiola’s Manifesto, Tinubu Charges APC.

Barely 24 hours to the anniversary of the June 12, 1993 election, the former Governor of Lagos State and a key defendant of the day, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has challenged the All Progressives Congress to adopt the late politician’s manifesto. Tagged “Farewell to poverty”, Tinubu said that the “Hope 93” slogan should be embraced by the APC ruling ...

APDA Commends Buhari On June 12 And MKO Posthumous Award.

Advanced Peoples Democratic Alliance (APDA) chairman, has congratulated the families of the late Chief MKO Abiola and Chief Gani Fawehinmi for the national honours bestowed upon them and the recognition of June 12 as the new democracy day. The Chairman of the Party, Alhaji Mohammed Kabiru Shitu while sharing with the media also said the gesture is one ...

Nothing Wrong With Anti-Grazing Law, Senate Says.

Senate has insisted that the anti-grazing laws passed by Taraba, Benue and Ekiti are not the reasons for the continued killings in those states as insinuated by Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali. The position was taken Wednesday in plenary after lawmakers debated on a motion by Senator representing Benue North-East, Barnabas Gemade. Recall that the ...

Nigerian Army, Plateau Community In Faceoff Over Land.

The faceoff between residents of Rukuba community and the third division of Nigeria Army, Maxwell Cobe cantonment Jos over land acquisition is threatening the peace of the community which hosts the third division of the Nigerian Army. Hundreds of women and youth from various Rukuba Community dressed in Black took to the streets to protest, accusing the ...

DSS Withdraws Saraki Dogara’s Security Details.

The Department of State Service has withdrawn some of the security details attached to the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki and the Speaker, House of Representatives. A source at the National Assembly told our correspondent that the security aides had been asked to report at the DSS headquarters immediately. This, according to the source may not h ...

2018 National Convention: APC Promises Free, Fair Exercise.

The Governor of Oyo State Abiola Ajimobi has promised that the All Progressives Congress, APC will conduct a free, fair and credible national convention on June the twenty-third. The Governor who is the Chairman of the Media and Publicity Sub-Committee of the Twenty Eighteen National Convention said this during a Press Conference in Abuja on Thursda ...

Melaye Demands Apology From Buhari.

Senator Dino Melaye (APC member), who represents the Kogi West Senatorial district in Kogi State, has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of making derogatory statements about members of the National Assembly. Standing on a point of order during plenary on Thursday, Senator Melaye said that President Buhari made the comments when a delegation of the Bu ...

Melaye’s Fate Hangs Between APC, PDP.

Senator Dino Melaye, representing Kogi West may have found solace in the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, his defection may throw up some constitutional questions. Melaye who appeared at the Senate after a long spell with the police and hospital, sought succour among his PDP colleagues, adding that he is no more comfortable with the ruling All Progressive ...

Both Buhari And Obasanjo Are Co-Travelers – Fayose’s aide.

Mr Lere Olayinka, the media aide to Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has said that President Muhammadu Buhari and former President Olusegun Obasanjo are allies and co-travellers. He told the Senior Special Assistant to the president on media and publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu to steer clear of the governor and not drag him to the messy fight betwe ...

There Are Danger Signs Ahead 2019 Election – Jega.

Former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Committee, Professor Attahiru Jega said on Monday that there are danger signs ahead 2019 election. He said this at a democracy lecture to mark Democracy Day, adding that the flaws and agitation during the recent congresses by the All Progressives Congress, APC across the states were negative signs ...

Crime News

Man Commits Suicide At UCH.

An unidentified man jumped down from a fifth story building inside the University Teaching Hospital, Ibadan, Oyo State and died immediately.   The Spokesman for Oyo State Police Command, Ayodeji Bobade told our correspondent that a suicide note was found in the pocket of the man.   The management of UCH said that the man was not its member of ...

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 Governors, The Judges And Their Verdicts.

Nigeria News takes a look at the cases between former state governors and the EFCC and the judges’ verdicts. The former Governor of Taraba State, Reverend Jolly Nyame could not believe what he heard. He was pronounced guilty of diverting N1.64 billion in May 2007. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC had arraigned the governor before a F ...

Nigeria News – Buhari Looks Strong Still.

Nigeria News takes a look at the President Muhammadu Buhari’s chance in 2019 poll Apart from his ill health, which I think is not much of a worry anymore, President Muhammadu Buhari looks strong to rule Nigeria for the second term. This is not because of his good performance in the last three years but due to the lack of strong opposition party that c ...

FIFA World Cup: How High Can Super Eagles Fly?.

Nigeria News takes a look at the Super Eagles squad as world cup approaches. Now that Moses Simeon is out of the FIFA Russia 2018 World Cup, the Super Eagles handler, Gernot Rohr must quickly fix Nigeria left fullback in less than two weeks. That was the game against DR Congo became crucial for the German tactician. Rohr needed a replacement for Simeon ...

Nigeria News – Wrangling In The Ruling Party.

Nigeria News takes a look at the bickering in the APC. More than a financial war-chest, a strategy is very important in politics. This is more so in a Third World country where political actors hardly play according to the rules. The leadership of the ‘former’ New Peoples Democratic Party, nPDP, Kawu Baraje appears to understand this fact. T ...

‘Okada’ Returns To Restricted Roads In Lagos.

Nigeria News takes a look at the gradual return of commercial motorcyclists to some restricted roads in Lagos. Before he left office, the Lagos State Governor, Mr Babatunde Fashola strictly enforced the ban of commercial motorcycles operation on 450 roads across the metropolis. The state policy on transportation was very clear and it was obvious that it ...

Why Parallel APC Won’t Work In Lagos.

Nigeria News takes a look at the APC parallel congress in Lagos. The media has been quiet about the so-called parallel State Congress of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State because it could be tough tackling some issues. I have never met Fouad Oki. But I knew how he played a prominent role during Dr Kayode Fayemi’s failed bid ...

Buhari’s Song of Praise on Abacha.

Nigeria News takes a look at the recent praises on late Gen. Sani Abacha by President Muhammadu Buhari. Some of my friends who reported security in the military era always describe the late dictator, late General Sani Abacha as a good man. And when I asked them about what made Abacha a good man, your guess is as mine, “Abacha was very generous.”  ...

Nigeria News: Battle of The Generals Over “Power”.

Nigeria News takes a look at the recent jibe by President Muhammadu Buhari on former President Olusegun Obasanjo. President Muhammadu Buhari must have kept that low blow for a long time. He finally threw it on Tuesday against his former boss and the current opponent in the ring, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo. Buhari had been enduring the jabs, hooks from ma ...

Olusosun: From Dumpsite To Recreation Centre.

Nigeria News takes a look at the plan by Lagos State Government to convert the Olusosun dump site to a recreation centre.   The sound is so audible that it attracts the attention of every passerby. The heavy-duty excavators’ work at the Olusosun dump site is very visible from afar. The site is gradually becoming a new sight.   The stinking o ...

Nigeria News: Before APC Will Collapse.

Nigeria News takes a look at the plot by the new Peoples Democratic Party, nPDP within the All Progressives Congress to decamp and its implication.   The leadership of the All Progressives Congress, APC has no better option than to meet with the aggrieved members who have called themselves new Peoples Democratic Party, nPDP.   The group gave t ...

Tinubu Faces Fresh Battle In Lagos.

Nigeria News takes a look at the APC Lagos State Congress and the challenges Asiwaju Bola Tinubu will be facing in the future.   The All Progressives Congress, APC held its state congress across the country on Saturday but with skirmishes in some of the states.   In Ondo, Kaduna and Ogun States, many members of the party were aggrieved that th ...

Nigeria News: Comparing Saraki, Dogara Leadership Style.

Nigeria News takes a look at the leadership style of the two heads of the National Assembly in their relationship with the executive.   The House of Representatives has shown professionalism in the way it has been relating with the executive over the years. Kudos must be given to its leadership even though the Speaker, Yakubu Dogara was not the All ...

War of Words Over Forthcoming Ekiti Poll.

Nigeria News takes a look at the forthcoming election in Ekiti State and the raging war of words.   The July 14 governorship election in Ekiti State has been generating a war of words among the contesting political parties. The election will be exciting because it will afford the All Progressives Congress, APC to test his federal might and popula ...

Nigerian Sports News

Give Eagles Maximum Support, Onigbinde Tells Nigerians.

Former Super Eagles coach, ex-FIFA Technical official, Chief Adegboye Onigbinde has called on Nigerians to rally support for the Super Eagles as the team prepares to face Iceland on Friday. He made this call in Russia where he is holidaying and taking time to watch matches. Onigbinde who had visited Russia courtesy the NFF Chairman, Amaju Pinnick said ...

I’m Still Optimistic About Super Eagles – JJ Okocha.

Former Super Eagles captain, Autin JJ Okocha has said that the team can still spring surprises and qualify from the group D at the ongoing world cup. He said this during an exclusive interview with our correspondent, adding that the Super Eagles should not be written off because they lost their first match to Croatia. Okocha said that the players were y ...

World Cup: Egypt Fans Pray For Salah Full Recovery.

It has been a season of prayers for most fans of the Egypt national football team after their loss to Uruguay at the ongoing Fifa World Cup in Russia. Egypt lost 0-1 to Uruguay without their best player Mohammed Salah due to a shoulder injury he sustained during the final of the European Champions League. Salah was on the bench throughout the match. The ...

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