Ife Crisis: Media Group Warn Against Reprisal Attack, Wants FG To Act

By Akinwale Kasali The Journalists for Democratic Rights, JODER, JODER, a human rights organisation has again warned  the Federal Government to beware of some organized armed groups planning revenge attacks following the ethnic crisis at Ile-Ife early in March. In a statement issued on Friday, JODER alerted authorities of  another version of a video clip  calling for revenge. The new video seen on Thursday is the second of such hate video being circulated with intent to create a sense of siege that will spur violence. “There are two dangerous video clips in…

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Grass-Cutting Probe: Senate Reveals that Contract was awarded to 20 Ghost Companies

The Senate, on Thursday, said it had not been able to trace the addresses of about 20 contractors engaged for the execution of various projects in the rehabilitation of the North-East. An investigative hearing by the Senate on the alleged management of funds meant for the rehabilitation of the North-East, billed to hold on Thursday, had been botched by the non-appearance of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Babachir Lawal. The Chairman, Senate Ad Hoc Committee on Mounting Humanitarian Crisis in the North-East, Senator Shehu Sani, said…

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Fayose Says He Can’t Join APC

By Akinwale Kasali Often referred to as ‘controversial’ by some people, but he nevers stops hitting the nail on the head. Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, has said he cannot join the All Progressives Congress, even if he decides to leave his current party, the Peoples Democratic Party. Fayose, who spoke at a gathering in Ado-Ekiti earlier in the week, said the practice of “use and dump” adopted by the leadership of the APC would not allow him contemplate moving into the party. The governor, in a press statement…

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Ife Crisis: OPC Charges FG to Arrest Hausa Suspects Within 48 Hours

 A pan-Yoruba group, Oodua People’s Congress, OPC, has given the Federal Government and the Nigeria Police Force 48 hours to arrest the Fulani/Hausa persons involved in the crisis in Ile-Ife, Osun State, which resulted in the death of about 46 persons. The OPC gave the warning in a statement by its founder, Dr. Fredrick Fasehun, on Thursday. It said, “We hereby call on the Federal Government to intervene within the next 48 hours to ensure that justice is institutionalised and no side is provoked to defend justice according to its…

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Reps Alleges that Kaduna Airport Disaster Waiting to Happen

It came as a shock to many political observers, aviation analysts when members of the House of Representatives on Thursday condemned aviation operations at the Kaduna International Airport, thereby making a dramatic U-turn from their earlier position. They said the airport fell short of the safety standards for both domestic and international flight operations. The Kaduna airport is serving as a temporary alternative to the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, whose runway is undergoing reconstruction. The closure of the Abuja airport is into its third week and the repairs will…

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Okada: Task Force Terrorizes Lagosians

  By Bayo Bernard The determination of the Lagos state government to rid the state of motorcycles also known as Okada remains strong as ever. Just early this month the Governor Akinwunmi Ambode administration followed in the footsteps of its predecessor as it destroyed over 3000 motorcycles seized from Okada riders. Despite the huge financial loss to the owners some defiant motorcycle riders who use it for commercial purposes have continued to take the risk. In their quest to make a living they defy the law banning motorcycles on the…

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How Buhari is Undermining The Senate

By Stephen Ubanna The battle  line appears to have been drawn  between the Executive  and the Legislature over the undermining  attitude of President Muhammadu Buhari Political  appointees towards the Lawmakers. The undermining attitude of  Buhari appointees to the Legislature as exhibited by Hameed Ali, a retired Colonel and Comptroller General, Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, and Lawal Babachair, Secretary to the Federal government shows how Buhari is undermining the Senate. The duo at different times have flouted invitation sent to them by the Senate. Ali’s controversial decision to disregard   the invitation…

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Senate Drops Two Non Career Ambassadorial Nominees, Approves 45

The Senate has rejected the nomination of two non-career ambassadorial nominees presented for legislative approval by President Muhammadu Buhari. The rejected nominees are Justice Sylvanus Nsofor from Imo State and Mr Jacob Daodu from Ondo State. The Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs, which screened of nominees, presented its report at the plenary on Thursday. Details later… Share on: WhatsApp

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Buhari Nominates 27 as INEC REC, Seeks Senate’s Confirmation

President of the Senate, Senator Bukola Saraki, on Thursday, read a letter from Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, in which he sought legislative approval for the nomination of 27 Nigerians as Resident Electoral Commissioners of the Independent National Electoral Commission. Osinbajo transmitted the nominations to the Senate in February, when President Muhammadu Buhari was on medical vacation in the United Kingdom. Details later…… Share on:

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Grass-Cutting Probe: SGF asks Senate to Reschedule Appearance

Eng. Babachir Lawal, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation,  made a U-turn on his legal action against the Senate on its probe into the alleged management of funds meant for the rehabilitation of the North-East. Lawal has urged the Senate to reschedule his appearance before its Ad Hoc Committee on Mounting Humanitarian Crisis in the North-East which is carrying out the investigation. The SGF, in the letter to the upper chamber on Wednesday, had said he had dragged the Senate to court over the probe. Lawal, in the…

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Smoke in Saraki’s Senate

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu   President of the Nigerian Senate, Senator Bukola Saraki cannot be described as stern, at least judging from his looks. On his face is a pious, harmless mien. But on his left is an instrument of authority that can make or mar-the Gavel. Most times when the Gavel goes up and lands on Saraki’s desk, the Senate under his leadership demonstrates it’s nobody’s appendage. In the past weeks, Saraki’s Senate, though not in open fisticuffs with the Executive headed by President Muhammadu Buhari, has been in a…

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Breaking: Senate Asks Custom CG, Hameed Ali to Resign

By Akinwale Kasali The Senate few minutes ago have asked the Comptroller General of Nigeria Customs Service, Col. Hammed Ali (retd.) to resign his appointment. The lawmakers made the call at the plenary on Wednesday, following the failure of Ali to honour the invite of the senate. Ali and the senate have been at loggerheads over his failure to appear before the senate in his custom uniform. Details later….. Share on: WhatsApp

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2019: APC’s Lethal Weapon Revealed

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu   From all indications, what some observers have termed, APC’s machinations against the Southeast are yielding bountiful fruits. Top party sources told this Magazine that rash of defections of a number of notable politicians from the zone is traceable to secret, verbal promise which important stakeholders in the party from the North had made to select Southeast leaders. Some South east leaders with soft spot for the APC and Buhari , it has been alleged, was told that the President may not likely seek second term and…

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Eight Persons Die in Fresh Bomb Attacks in Borno State

By Akinwale Kasali Not less than eight persons were killed by suicide bombers who unleashed terror on residents of Maiduguri, Borno State early this morning. In a fresh orgy of bombing on the city by suspected Boko Haram terrorists group, over 25 persons sustained various degrees of injuries. The National Emergency management Agency, NEMA, gave a graphic details of the events that led to the death of vcitims, Abdulkadir Ibrahim, the North East Zone Director of NEMA, in a statement said that series of bomb blast have occurred in three…

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Commissioner Slumps and Die in Plateau State while Jogging with Governor

By Akinwale Kasali Samuel Galadima, Commissioner for Housing and Urban Development in Plateau State died early this morning, Wednesday, while jogging with Governor Simon Lalong at the Rwang Pam Stadium, Jos. Emmanuel Nanle, the Director of Press Affairs in the state confirmed the death of Galadima. Nanle said that the late commissioner slumped while jogging and was immediately rushed to the Plateau Specialist Hospital where he was grasping for breath before he gave up the ghost. Nanle added that doctors tried their best in stabilizing him, unfortunately he couldn’t make…

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Senate Probes Saraki Over SUV Imports

By Stephen Ubanna The trouble between Hameed Ali, a retired Colonel and Comptroller General, Nigeria Customs Service, NCS and the Senate has taken a new dimension as the upper Chamber  moves  to probe  Bukola  Saraki, the Senate President  linked with the imports of a N298 million bullet proof SUV vehicle seized by  the `Customs. The  Senators are not happy at the news making the rounds that Saraki had imported an SUV bullet proof vehicle which was impounded by the   Customs at the instance of Ali, the Customs boss. The Lawmakers…

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Saraki Aide Claims his Principal has no Hand in Seized Range Rover Car

By Akinwale Kasali Yusuph Olaniyonu, Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Affairs to the President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has said that Saraki has no hand in vehicle importation. In a statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday, Olaniyonu stressed that the allegation raised by the former Leader of the Senate, Ali Ndume that Saraki imported bullet proof vehicles with fake papers were false. Olaniyonu said from the facts and documents about the seized vehicle, it is obvious that the Senate President has nothing to do with the importation…

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David Rockefeller’s exit leaves a vacuum in the New World Order, marks end of an era

One of the pillars of the New World Order and an elite member of international manipulators of political and Financial turf, David Rockefeller, dies of congestive heart failure in his sleep. He was 101 years old. A statement from The Rockefeller Foundation confirmed his death, describing him as “one of the most influential figures in the history of American philanthropy and finance, considered by many to be ‘America’s last great international business statesman’.” Rockefeller, who would have been 102 in August, had his seventh successful heart transplant last year in…

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Protesters Storm Amnesty International Office, Says it Should vacate Nigeria

By Akinwale Kasali Few weeks after the Nigeria Army call on Amnesty International, an international non governmental organisation to stop dabbling into Nigeria security, a group under the aegis of  Global Peace and Rescue Initiative, GOPRI, in their thousands stormed the office of the organisation calling for it to vacate Nigeria within 24 hours. The Executive Director of the group, Melvin Ejeh, said that the group is demanding that AI leaves the shores of nigeria within 24 hours. And if it failed to comply, the group will begin a Five-Day-Occupy…

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PDP: Makarfi, Sheriff’s Secret Files

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu   Governor Henry Seriake Dickson’s angle in the raging leadership tussle in the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has created a third frontline in the battle for the soul of the party. This Magazine has it on good authority that a new thinking and pattern of engagement as regard resolving the intractable dispute in the party has emerged following Governor Dickson’s appearance in African Independence Television, AIT’s current affairs program, Focus Nigeria, where he blamed Chairman of  PDP’s Interim National Committee, Senator Ahmed Makarfi for the continued impasse…

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