Politics

Obasanjo Behaves Like Hypocrite – Sagay.

The Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee on Anti-corruption, Professor Itse Sagay has said that former President Olusegun Obasanjo is behaving more like a hypocrite. Sagay said this while reacting to the alleged mismanagement of $16 billion on National Integrated Power Projects, NIPP during Obasanjo’s regime. The senior advocate said that heavens ...

Alake Of Egbaland Commends Soyode For His Presidential Ambition.

The Alake of Egba Land, His Royal Majesty Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo has commended former CEO of Europe’s first ethnic media satellite and television channel BEN TV, Mentoring Cmdt, Ali Soyode for his foresight and dedication to the national interest. He made the commendation when Soyode, a presidential aspirant in the coming 2019 election paid him a visi ...

2018 Budget: President Buhari Receives 2018 Appropriation Bill.

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday evening took possession of the 2018 Appropriation Bill. Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly matters, Senator Ita Enang, confirmed this in a phone call on Friday. For purpose of emphasis, Senator Enang explained that the destination of the document, when it leaves the National Assembly, is t ...

President Buhari To Receive 2018 Budget Today.

President Muhammadu Buhari will be receiving the N9.1 trillion 2018 budget from the National Assembly on Friday, (Today). The President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki made this known on Thursday, adding that both the executive and the legislature had harmonized the appropriation bill after it was passed on Wednesday. Saraki, while speaking to the s ...

Why Ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo Is Angry – Presidency.

The presidency on Thursday said that ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo is angry because he could not do what President Muhammadu Buhari is doing currently. The Special Assistant to the President on social media Lauretta Onochie said that Obasanjo is always angry at whosoever that is trying to surpass his performance, adding that the electricity the forme ...

Jos Jubilates As Court Grants Jonah Jang N100m Bail.

A Jos High Court has granted former Plateau State Governor, Jonah Jang bail alongside Yusuf Gyang Pan, his fellow accused person, in the sum of 200-million Naira. The former governor and a cashier in the office of the Secretary to the Plateau State Government were arraigned by the EFCC on a 12-count charge of misappropriation as well as the diversion of ...

Only Lazy Nigerians Are Hungry – Hameed Ali.

The Comptroller General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Hameed Ali has said that only lazy Nigerians are hungry under President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.   He said this when he led a Buhari support group to Presidential Villa, Abuja on a visit to Mr President.   Ali said that mana would not fall from heaven and that only those who a ...

Lagos To Subsidize Staff Housing For Civil Servants.

The Lagos State Head of Service, Mrs Folashade Adesoye has said that steps are currently being taken to ensure that the Rent-To-Own Scheme of the State Government eases the accommodation problem confronting employees in the Civil Service.   Adesoye disclosed this on Tuesday at the ongoing annual Ministerial Press Briefing to mark the third anniv ...

LASG Set To Review Child Rights Law.

Lagos State Government has disclosed that its Child Rights Law is being reviewed to widen the scope of punishable offences and persons as well as accommodate present-day realities.   The Permanent Secretary and Solicitor-General Ministry of Justice, Mrs Funlola Odunlami, who disclosed this in her office stated that some punishments as stipulated in ...

APC, nPDP Resolve Issues.

The leadership of the All Progressives Congress and that of the new Peoples Democratic Party within APC has resolved the grievances among some members.   The APC group led by its Deputy National Chairman, Sen. Shuaibu Lawal met behind closed-door with the nPDP group led by Alhaji Kawu Barajeon Monday where they resolved the matter.   The nPDP ...

Wike Raises Alarm, Alleges Death Threat.

The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike has alleged the All Progressives Congress-led Federal Government of a plot to assassinate him.   He said this at a thanksgiving to mark the third year anniversary of his administration at the Living Faith Church in D-Line, Port Harcourt on Sunday.   He said: “Intelligence report available to us as a ...

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 ...

Nigeria News Analysis

Budget Passed Without Provision For Minimum Wage Increase.

Nigeria News takes a look at the 2018 appropriation bill recently passed by the Joint National Assembly but with no provision for a minimum wage increase.   The joint session of the National Assembly eventually passed the 2018 Appropriation bill to a law on Wednesday. The proposed bill was N8.16 trillion, which of course was laid before the joint ...

2019 Election: What Nigerian Youths Have Failed To Do.

Nigeria News takes a look at the lack of interest in politics by most Nigerian youths and its implications.   By May 21, the Independent National Electoral Commission will begin to release Permanent Voters Cards to Nigerians who participated in the Continuous Voters Registration exercise in 2017.   Most adults have PVC but there are millions ...

How Hospitals Killed Gunshot Victim in Lagos.

Nigeria News takes a look at the behaviour of Nigerian hospitals towards victims of gunshot.   An Ericsson engineer has just lost his life after being shot by armed robbers in his home. Two different hospitals, including the highbrow Reddington Hospital, reportedly declined to treat him without a police report. LASUTH, being a public hospital, was ...

Lessons Aftermath Ekiti APC Primary.

Nigeria News takes a look at the APC governorship primaries in Ekiti state and how Kayode Fayemi eventually emerged winner among the 32 aspirants.   When the contest for the gubernatorial ticket of the All Progressives Congress, APC got deeper in Ekiti on Saturday, what was growing in my brain was the lessons that eventually came out of it. The co ...

2019 Election And The Echoes of 1966.

Nigeria News takes a look at the present political atmosphere and compares with what happened in 1966.   The 1966 feud between Chief Obafemi Awolowo and Chief Ladoke Akintola eventually led to the military takeover that truncated the civil rule in Nigeria six years after independence.   Tagged “operation wet e” in the old wild west, the cl ...

Nigeria’s House of Commotion.

Nigeria News takes a look at the upheaval as the country prepares for 2019 polls.   Unarguably, the political atmosphere in Nigeria is becoming tenser as the country prepares for the 2019 general election. There are threats of defections from the players and formation of new alliances by political parties as it happened in 2014.   The hurried ...

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 ...

Nigerian Sports News

Why We Lost to Croatia – Rohr.

Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr has said that the penalty awarded by the referee against Nigeria during the Croatia encounter affected the performance of his players. He said that the Super Eagles were in control of the game even despite trailing the Croatians by a lone goal but that the team was deflated through the penalty that resulted in the second ...

Nigeria Can Still Muster Four Points And Qualify – Rohr.

Super Eagles Coach Gernot Rohr said that the team can still muster four points and qualify from the group D in the ongoing world cup in Russia. After the Super Eagles’ 0-2 loss to Croatia in its opening game on Saturday, Rohr defended his players, saying that they played well but unprofessional in their reactions to set pieces. Nigeria has failed to ...

Ronaldo Thrills Football World With Hat-Trick.

Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo broke a new record yesterday scoring a hat-trick against Spain in the Fifa world cup going on in Russia. The Real Madrid forward opened score through a penalty kick three minutes into the match. Spain came back with the equalizer in a jiffy but Ronaldo’s shot in the Spanish 18 yard beat the goalkeeper to make it 2-1 ...

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