Politics

Arrest Obasanjo Now, Kalu Urges Buhari.

Former Abia State Governor, Orji Uzor Kalu has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to go after former President Olusegun Obasanjo in his fight against corruption.   Kalu spoke on Tuesday, calling on the president to be more decisive and transparent by arresting and prosecuting Obasanjo whom he alleged squandered $16 billion of power during his reg ...

President Buhari Queries IGP, Idris.

President Muhammadu Buhari has queried the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris for flouting his official directive over the killings in Benue State.   The president summoned the police boss who arrived the presidential villa as earlier as 9:00 am on Tuesday.   “It was a closed-door meeting with Mr president,” a source told our co ...

Protests Welcome Buhari To Benue.

Monday’s visit of President Muhammadu Buhari to Benue State was so quiet unlike in Taraba and Plateau.   The president had visited the place to sympathise with the state government and families of the 73 people who were killed by herdsmen on January 1.   He was received by the state Governor, Samuel Ortom but with a mournful look by hundred ...

Heavy Security In Makurdi As Buhari Visits Benue.

Heavily armed security personnel have been stationed at strategic places in Makurdi, Benue State as President Muhammadu Buhari pays a condolence visit to the state on Monday.   Buhari had listed Zamfara, Plateau, Borno, Taraba, Rivers and Benue as parts of the violent ridden states he would be visiting last Monday.   The president was in Tara ...

Each Nigerian Senator Receives N450, 000 Daily.

With each senator receiving N13.5 million monthly, it shows that the sum of N450, 000 enters the account of each one of them daily.   Senator Shehu Sani, Kaduna Central said last week that each of the senators receives N13.5 million every month, causing public discourse that eventually nailed the lawmakers’ take-home.   Confirming the pay, ...

Five (5) Governors, 35 Senators Are Ready To Join SDP.

The Social Democratic Party, SDP has received a boost as five (5) state governors and 35 senators have signified their intention to move to the party.   The National Publicity Secretary of the party, Alfa Mohammed confirmed this to our correspondent, adding that meetings are going on to make the coalition work better.   Our correspondent also ...

APC Youths Kick Against Tenure Elongation.

The youth wing of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC has kicked against tenure elongation for the state and national officials of the party.   The spokesman of the youths, Mathias Obekpa said this at a news conference in Abuja on Friday, calling on the National Executive Committee of the party to rescind its decision on tenure elongation. & ...

Plot To Remove Saraki Unfounded – Senator Adamu.

Senator Abdullahi Adamu has described as an unfounded insinuation that he is planning with some other senators to remove President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki.   He said this while reacting to the debate that went on at the red chambers on Thursday in which he was alleged to plan a mass protest against Saraki so that the Senate president could b ...

Stop Playing God, Senate Warns Governors.

The Senate on Wednesday called on three state governors to stop playing god and allow the lawmakers from the state to perform their functions.   The governors are Nasir El-Rufai (Kaduna), Yahaya Bello (Kogi) and Abdullahi Ganduje (Kano).   The Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu called on these governors to act within the law and desist ...

Go And Learn From Akufo-Addo, PDP Tells Buhari.

The Peoples Democratic Party has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to learn from the President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo how he did it one year to improve his country’s economy.   The National Publicity Secretary of PDP, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan gave this advice in a press statement made available to our correspondent on Thursday.   The part ...

Lagos APC Says No To Oyegun’s Tenure Elongation.

The All Progressives Congress, APC Lagos State chapter has kicked against the tenure elongation of the national and state officials, including the National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun.   Coming out of its Consultative Forum at the State House Marina, Lagos on Tuesday, the state officials said the decision to extend the tenure of Oyegun and ...

Don’t Write Letter Again, Amosun Tells Obasanjo.

Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun has urged former President Olusegun Obasanjo to stop writing letters to his successors as he grows in age.   Amosun made this call as he joined hundreds of personalities to celebrate Obasanjo’s 81st birthday on Monday 5, 2018 at the Presidential Library, Abeokuta, Ogun State.   Amosun wishes that Obasan ...

Crime News

22 Killed In Fresh Attack In Adamawa.

At least not less than 20 persons have been killed in Four villages of Demsa local government areas of Adamawa state.   Locals and eyewitnesses say the attacks started around 8 in the morning and laid flat, houses in the four settlements.   Foodstuff and livestock were not spared in the attack orchestrated by Marauders.   Efforts to count ...

Police Teargas Kills Schoolboy In Lagos.

The gun battle between men of the Nigeria Police and hoodlums in Mushin area of Lagos left three people, including a pupil of Ansarudeen Comprehensive College dead on Tuesday.   The pupil identified as Samuel Okechukwu, according to the investigation was asthmatic and could not withstand the effect of the teargas fired into the school premises by ...

Nigeria News Analysis

APC’s Internal Democracy: A Breach of Constitution.

Nigeria News takes a look at the extension of tenure of the federal and state officials of the All Progressives Congress, APC by its NEC and the constitutional matters   The recent tenure extension of the National and State Executives of the All Progressives Congress, APC is a slap on democracy. The National Executive Committee, led by the National ...

Lagos Land Use Charge Law: Irregularities And Implications.

Nigeria News takes a look at the Lagos Land Use Charge Law and its implications.   Undoubtedly, the outrageous rate of the Land Use Charge (LUC) in Lagos State this year is to increase the Internally Generated Revenue for state and of course expand its tax base, being part of the N897bllion projected receipts to cover the 2018 budget of over one tr ...

APC’s Journey Through Buhari’s Eyes.

Nigeria News takes a look at the APC and the internal rancour that must be resolved before 2019.   The most significant thing that happened at the National Executive Committee’s meeting of the All Progressives Congress, APC on Monday was that the tenure of its National Chairman, Chief John Odigie Oyegun was elongated.   The NEC also extende ...

Tinubu And The Elephant’s Folktale.

Nigeria News takes a look at Tinubu’s new role in APC and compares it with the popular Yoruba Elephant’s folktale.   We all enjoyed the elephant folktale told by our parents as we grew up those days. For those of us who lived in the compound setting, it was always interesting sitting among the elders as they told various stories of the tortoise ...

Is There Any Substitute For Buhari?.

Nigeria News takes a look at the chance of the former Vice President Atiku Abubakar as the 2019 presidential election draws closer.   I watched former Vice President Atiku Abubakar on the Silverbird Television on Friday where he gave the keynote address at the Silverbird Man of the Year Awards and I was not convinced that he had something to offe ...

The Issue of Dapchi Schoolgirls Abduction.

The sad tale of the missing Chibok school girls is still fresh in the minds of Nigerians and the Chibok parents in particular.   The feeling that your child is indisposed is on its own traumatising let alone being abducted, not by some faceless individuals but by a known terrorist group which seem to have defiled all odds to exist within the Nigeri ...

900 Muslim Pilgrims Absconded: A Nation in Dilemma.

Poverty in Nigeria seems to be manifesting in different forms. These can be seen in the numerous display of desperation, even to the point that individuals do no longer respect their religious beliefs.   It is unimaginable to think the unthinkable that a routine spiritual exercise which is adorned by the popular religions is now being exploited as ...

The Lie, The Half Truth And The Truth About Boko Haram.

Nigeria News takes a look at the various circumstances that surround the workings of the Nigerian Army in their fight against Boko Haram.   My car was stopped abruptly and the soldier with his gun pointed to the driver ordered me to come down. I summoned the courage and instructed the driver to pull over so that we could allow vehicles behind us to ...

So That President Buhari Is Not Pelted With Stones.

Nigeria News takes a look at the abduction of Dapchi schoolgirls in Yobe and how residents pelted governor’s convoy with stones.   As it was in the days when over 200 Chibok schoolgirls were kidnapped by Boko Haram insurgency so it is today that 94 girls of the Government Girls Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe State were kidnapped by the sect. &nb ...

APC, Tinubu, Oyegun And Matters Arising.

Nigeria News takes a look at the politics in the All Progressives Congress that may challenge Tinubu’s peace move.   It is a common adage that it is not how long that matters but how well. Nobody would ever think that Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the national leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and the National Chairman of the party, Chie ...

Nigeria News: As Looters Deny Their Loots.

Nigeria News takes a look at the denial of loots by many of the public assets looters in Nigeria as EFCC goes hard after them.   It sounds nice that many of the public assets looters are denying ownership of it now. This was revealed by President Muhammadu Buhari himself.   If I may quote from the popular Bible verse, “For what profits a man ...

Buhari And Smiling Sympathisers.

Nigeria News takes a look at the various condolence visits to Buhari by political elites including APC governors in the last few weeks.   A renowned playwright, Professor Akinwunmi Ishola died last weekend in his Ibadan home, Oyo State. Before then, the president had mourned over the death of Senator John Shagaya. The two prominent Nigerians died a ...

Changing Face of Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

When last did you pass through the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, a friend has asked. I don’t even like travelling along that corridor because of the news I heard on the road, I have replied.   I stopped driving along the road due to its bad condition about five years ago. And when contractors were moved to the site to repair it, I stopped driving and ...

Nigerian Sports News

Germany Coach Rates Morocco Above Nigeria.

Coach of the Germany senior football team, Joachim Loew has rated Morocco national team better than the Super Eagles of Nigeria. He said that Morocco team had proven to be the strongest team in Africa, having won and drew all its matches without any loss to qualify for the Russia 2018 World Cup. Morocco was knocked out at the quarter final of the 2017 A ...

Nigeria May Play Germany, Brazil In World Cup.

There are indications that the Super Eagles of Nigeria may play current FIFA World Cup Champions, Germany in Russia 2018.   This is according to the pot FIFA had put Nigeria as the world football governing body prepares to draw teams for the group stage.   The Super Eagles of Nigeria is in pot 4 alongside Japan, Serbia, Australia, Panama, Mor ...

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