Politics

Dino Melaye declares for Kogi governorship race

Controversial senator, Dino Melaye has declared his intention to join the Kogi State governorship race. Dino Melaye who represents Kogi West, on Saturday declared interest to contest for the governorship seat of the state. According to a Blueprint report, Mr Melaye announced his bid in Ayetoro, Kogi state while formally informing the People Democratic Party, PDP leaders in his constituency. “By the ...

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No Igbo President, no Nigeria – Ayo Adebanjo

Elder statesman, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, is of the opinion that politicians from other parts of Nigeria should clear the path for an Igbo President in 2023. In an interview with VINCENT KALU of the Sun, the Afenifere leader, said the Southeast should produce the next president of the country for peace to reign. Read the Interview below: What is your view on the allegation ...

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Ihedioha commences demolition of monuments built by Okorocha

  Newly sworn-in governor of Imo State, Emeka Ihedioha has commenced the demolition of monuments erected by his predecessor, Rochas Okorocha. Barely 24 hours after he was sworn-in, Ihedioha took as his first assignment the demolition of Akachi towers, a tourist attraction centre built by Okorocha. Akachi towers was commissioned by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo a week ago when he visited ...

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Davido celebrates as Senator Ademola Adeleke wins at Court of Appeal

Davido has reacted to the news his uncle, Ademola Adeleke’s victory at the appeal court which ruled that he is eligible to contest in the Osun 2018 governorship election. Reading the lead judgment, Justice Emmanuel Agim of the Court of Appeal, awarded the cost of N3m against the plaintiffs who instituted the suit before the FCT High Court — Wahab Raheem and ...

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Regina Daniels husband Ned Nwoko sacked as senator by Court of Appeal

The Court of Appeal, Abuja Division, has sacked Regina Daniels husband Ned Nwoko as the senator representing Delta North Senatorial District. This is coming just few days after he got traditionally married to actress Regina Daniels whose father say is 17-years old. Premium Imes reports that the court in a decision on Thursday said the case instituted at the Abuja Division of ...

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FFK commends past leaders for snubbing Buhari’s inauguration

Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, FFK, has commended former past leaders of Nigeria for snubbing president Buhari’s inauguration. President Muhammadu Buhari was sworn-in for a second term in office today after emerging winner of the 2019 presidential election. He contested on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and defeated former vice president Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic ...

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Buhari sworn in for a 2nd term

  President Muhammadu Buhari has been sworn in for his second term in office The President took the oath on Wednesday, May 2019 with dignitaries from different parts of the world in attendance at the Eagles Square, Abuja.   The President in his oath pledged to be fair to all Nigerians and to serve, preserve, protect and defend the Federal ...

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Imo State Rochas Okorocha: “As I walk out of this government house, let nobody fight me”

The outgoing Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha who formally vacated the State Government House on Tuesday, while addressing his supporters in Owerriindirectly called off the fight he declared before the 2019 Gubernatorial election in the State. In the video, Imo state Rochas Okorocha who once boasted that there were no Politicians in the State, can be heard pleading that nobody should ...

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Handing over to Sanwo-Olu, not possible without Lagosians – Ambode

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State has revealed that handing over to the incoming governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu won’t have been possible without the support of Lagosians. Ambode made this known in a social media post shared today as he officially handed over to Sanwo-Olu. Sharing a picture of the handing over process, the outgoing governor wrote: To the Glory of God, I ...

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Blame yourself for delay in passage of budget Dogara to Buhari

Speaker Yakubu Dogara has stated that President Muhammadu Buhari should be blamed for the delay in the passage of the 2019 budget Buhari had yesterday placed the blame on the leadership of the national assembly saying: “I told them, how do they feel to hold the country to ransom for seven months without passing a budget? I said, personally they are not ...

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Those calling me ‘Baba Go Slow’ will be shocked in my 2nd term – Buhari

  President Muhammadu Buhari has said the people calling baba go slow during his first administration will be shocked at what will happen in his 2nd term in office. Buhari said this during a media chat which was aired on Nigerian Television Authority yesterday.   The President rated the leadership of the national assembly on patrotism. While speaking about the federal executive council, ...

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Court orders the arrest of ex-governor of Niger State, Babangida Aliyu

Justice Aminu Aliyu of the Federal High Court, Minna, on Monday, May 27, 2019, ordered the Commissioner of Police, Niger State Command, to arrest former Niger State Governor Muazu Babagida Aliyu and compel his appearance in court on June 13, 2019. The Judge also directed the CP to arrest former Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate for Niger State, Umar Nasko. The ...

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I rate Saraki and Dogara very very low – Buhari

  President Muhammadu Buhari has said he rates the Senate President Bukola Saraki and The Speaker of the House, Yakubu Dogara, very low. “I told Saraki and Dogara that by holding the budget for 7 months, you’re not hurting me, you’re hurting Nigerians? In terms of patriotism, I rate them very very low,” Buhari said on Monday night. Speaking in an ...

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Buhari responsible for rise in suicides in Nigeria – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has blamed President Muhammadu Buhari for rise in suicides and other social ills in the country. The opposition party made this allegation in a statement signed by the PDP’s spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan, on Sunday, May 26, 2019, Pulse NG reports. The party further blamed the ruling All Progressive Congress and the President for doing nothing in the face of ...

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APC elders warn Buhari against making Akpabio minister

APC elders have advised President Muhammadu Buhari not to appoint senator Godswill Akpabio as minister in his next administration. In a letter sent to President Buhari which was also made available to newsmen, the APC elders earned the president not to de t his image because of the corruption allegations hanging on Akpabio. According to the group under the aegies of ...

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I want to make heaven when i die – Rotimi Amaechi

  Rotimi Amaechi, the minister of transportation in Nigeria, has said his ultimate ambition is to make heaven when he dies. He made this statement at the thanksgiving and birthday celebration organized and celebrated at St. Gabriel Chaplaincy, Catholic secretariat of Nigeria, Durumi, Abuja, Leadership NG reports. In his testimony, Ameachi narrated how he struggled while growing up from the little money ...

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Ambode hands over to Sanwo-Olu

  The wife of the governor of Lagos State, Mrs Bolanle Ambode has handed over to the wife of the state’s governor-elect, Dr Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu. Bolanle Ambode who was the chairperson of the Committee of Wives of Lagos State Officials (COWLSO), handed over the Dr. Ibijoke at the ceremony in Ikeja on Sunday, Daily Post reports. Ambode wished Sanwo-Olu the best and implored members ...

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Minister speaks of division in President Buhari’s cabinet

  Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika has stated that reports of a division among ministers in the Federal Executive Council (FEC) over mode of implementation of the National Carrier project was untrue. Hadi Sirika made this known in reaction comments allegedly made by the Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, on the issue. A statement issued by Mr James Odaudu, ...

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Supreme Court rules PDP winner of Zamfara governorship election

  The Supreme Court of Nigeria has ruled that PDP won the Zamfara governorship election held March 9th, APC governor, Abdulaziz Yari, is the outgoing governor of the state. The Supreme Court on Friday ruled that the APC did not conduct valid primaries in the build up to the 2019 general elections in Zamfara.   Delivering judgement in an appeal ...

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Theresa May resigns as UK Prime Minister and party leader

Theresa May resigns as UK Prime minister. The PM has come under increased pressure from her own party over her failed Brexit plans. The Prime Minister has announced that she is to leave her position within weeks. Theresa May met with the chair of the influential 1922 committee – a group of MPs who represent the Conservative Party’s backbenchers – ...

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What I want to achieve in my first 100 days as Lagos Governor – Sanwo-Olu

Lagos State Governor-elect, Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu, has stated his plans for the first 100 days when he resumes as governor. During a recent interaction with select journalists in Lagos, the Lagos State  Governor-elect opened up about his plans for Lagosians and what he intends to achieve in his first 100 days in office.   Read excerpts by Temidayo Akinsuyi below. What do ...

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I’m glad Obasanjo and Soyinka know about Fulanization agenda – FFK

Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, FFK, has expressed delight at Wole Soyinka and Olusegun Obasanjo waking up to a Fulanization agenda in Nigeria. Obasanjo had stated few days ago that the agenda behind the insecurity caused by Boko Haram and Herdsmen is a Fulanization and Islamization agenda. Reacting to Obasanjo’s words, Wole Soyinka advised the Federal Government to heed his warning. ...

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Is Tinubu brave or a coward? – Reno Omokri asks Nigerians

Former Presidential aide, Reno Omokri has asked Nigerians to decide if APC chieftain Asiwaju Bola Tinubu is a brave man or coward. In a tweet he shared, Reno Omokri wondered why Tinubu responded when he was attacked by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, but chose to remain silent when his fellow party man Governor Nasir El Rufai of Kaduna State attacked him. ...

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