Jerusalem as the capital of Isreal

Jerusalem, the per-christian capital of Israel according to Biblical accounts, is back in controversy over the declaration of the president of the United states of America, Donald Trump that he now recognize it as the capital of Israel. Many Christians see this as a fulfillment of Biblical prophecies, though Jews whose land they defend do not recognize Christianity as a genuine religion, claiming that Christianity is formed by followers of one who believed he was the Messiah. Since the destruction of the city in about 70 AD, and the subsequent…

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PDP: How Wike, Fayose Stripped the South east of VP slot and Awarded the same to the South west

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu   Following the landslide victory of Rivers state born Uche Secondus in the December 9, 2017 elective convention of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP as new National Chairman of the party, inside story of how various interests and stakeholders plotted and strategized the outcome has emerged. Secondus’ victory signifies inevitable shift in pundits’ calculations and re-thinking of pre-convention projections vis avis the 2019 presidential election. For example, before now, all permutations pointed towards the emergence of a South west National Chairman and South east Vice presidential running…

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Appeal Court Quashes Bribery Charges Against Justice Nganjiwa

The Court of Appeal, Lagos Division, has struck out the criminal charges filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission against a serving judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Hyeladzira Nganjiwa. The EFCC had arraigned the judge for allegedly receiving a total of $260,000 and N8.65m gratification to enrich himself as a public official.  The anti-graft agency claimed that the judge received the money through his bank account between 2013 and 2015. The EFCC claimed that the judge could not explain the source of the funds, adding that he…

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Ambode Presents N1.046 Trillion Budget For 2018

The Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode has presented the 2018 budget estimate before the Lagos State House of Assembly. The projected budget size is One Trillion, Forty-six Billion, One Hundred and Twenty-one Million, One Hundred and Eighty-one Thousand, Six Hundred and Eighty naira (N1,046,121). The budget has a recurrent expenditure of N347bn and a capital expenditure of N699bn. The budget is tagged Budget of Progress and Development. Details later…

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2019: PDP Bows to Atiku

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu   Atiku’s return to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP has altered permutations in the party. The party zoned its 2019 presidential ticket to the North and the position of the national chairman to the South. Stakeholders favour micro zoning of the topmost party position to the Southwest and ceding of the vice presidential ticket to the South east. In the event of victory at the polls, the South south is tipped to produce President of the Senate. However, Atiku’s re-entry is fast altering the calculations in the…

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Court Orders Arrest Of Chimaroke Nnamani

The Federal High Court in Lagos on Monday issued a bench warrant against a former governor of Enugu State, Chimaroke Nnamani, and his ex-aide, Sunday Anyaogu, with whom he was charged with an alleged fraud of N5.3bn. Justice Chuka Obiozor issued bench warrant against the ex-governor and Anyaogu for failing to appear in court on Monday for their scheduled re-arraignment.  The judge rejected the explanation by Nnamani’s lawyer, Mr. Abubakar Shamsudeen, from the chambers of Mr. Rickey Tarfa (SAN), that his client was at the moment bedridden in a hospital…

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Maina: The Mungono Set Up

By Stephen Ubanna For months that the Abdulrasheed Maina, former Chairman, Pension Reform Fund, saga broke out in the country, Babagana Mungono a retired Major General and    National Security Adviser, NSA,  to President Muhammadu Buhari had never been mentioned in connection with it. He had been seen as one who is committed to his job allowing the likes of Mamman Lawal Daura , Director General,  State Security Service, SSS, Ibrahim Magu, acting  Chairman, Economic  and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, other Security Chiefs to  be visible in the Administration. But many…

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The Maina Saga: Brickbats still on

The Maina saga is a saga that has refused to go away. Recently, the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, had accused the former pension boss, Abdulrashid Maina, of using his son’s account to Launder money, insisting that N1.7bllion was lodged in he son’s account. Maina has been declared a fugitive since stories started going round that the Bornu state borne civil servant, who has been dismissed by the Goodluck Jonathan administration for corruption, and has been living at Dubai since, was secretly brought…

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Buhari Writes Senate For Confirmation Of 10 CCB Nominees

President Muhammadu Buhari has written the Senate seeking confirmation of 10 nominees of the Code of Conduct Bureau. Senate President, Bukola Saraki, read the president’s letter on the floor of the Senate on Wednesday. The letter is seeking urgent confirmation of the president’s nominees.  The letter stated that in compliance with section 541 of the 1999 constitution as amended and in pursuant to sections 1(2) and 1(3) of the code of conduct bureau act LFN 2004, the president wrote to request the confirmation of the nominees. “The curriculum vitae of…

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North Korea fires another missile

North Korea, after a period of quietus from throwing verbal missiles and game of harangue, claim to have tested another missile with the capacity to reach and cause havoc to the American mainland. This time, they claim that the new intercontinental ballistic missile is reputed to carry super large heavy warhead.  South Korean state news agency KCNA described the new missile as  “the most powerful ICBM” (that) “meets the goal of the completion of the rocket weaponry system development.” The missile reportedly reached the highest level that any North Korean…

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APC, Buhari in Panic Mood

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu   After shrugging off the resignation of former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar from its fold, the All Progressives Congress, APC is in a panic mood. The Magazine has been informed that the full import of his exit and the impending on the party has now dawned on APC. The presidency is also putting mechanisms in place to forestall any negative impact the former VP’s exit from the party may have on the second term bid of President Muhammadu Buhari. The Source learnt that the APC and presidency…

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SEC: CACOL petitions presidency, EFCC

SEC-Security and Exchange Commission-is under scrutiny due to an ongoing investigation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. This followed a Presidential Directive to the commission based on petitions against Mournir Gwazo. Gwazo was accused by a Human Rights group, Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership,CACOL, of corruption to the tune of N104 million, a sum he allegedly paid himself as severance package, and award of contracts to firms he has interests in. “On January 2, 2013,” Adeniran wrote, “Mr. Mournir Haliru Gwarzo was appointed an Executive Commissioner in…

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Atiku: The Untold Story

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu   Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar’s resignation from the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC did not come as a surprise. Even as a member of the party, he was its trenchant critic. However, the ripple his exit is causing in the political landscape is now source of anxiety within the APC. And in the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku’s expected entry into the party has altered permutations and calculations. This magazine has been informed that moments after Atiku’s resignation from the APC became a public knowledge,…

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2019: Makarfi Divides PDP

By Bayo Bernard When delegates from the People’s Democratic Party, PDP gather in Abuja on December 9 to elect the National Chairman of the party one thing that will be paramount to them is who among the party’s big shots will fly the PDP presidential flag in 2019. The stakes for PDP presidential hopeful remains high following last week’s resignation of Atiku Abubakar, a former vice president from the ruling All Progressive Congress, APC. The National chairman of the party Senator Ahmed Mkarfi is one of those believed to be…

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Buhari Attends EU-AU Summit

President Muhammadu Buhari is scheduled to attend the 5th European Union-African Union Summit in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire. According to a statement on Monday by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the summit will hold on Tuesday and Wednesday.  Adesina, in the statement made available to journalists in Abuja, said Buhari would participate in working sessions on the summit’s theme, “Investing in the Youth for a Sustainable Development.” He added that the President will, on the margins of the summit, meet with a number of African Heads of State and…

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Buhari Inaugurates New Minimum Wage Committee

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday inaugurated the National Minimum Wage Committee. The tripartite committee chaired by Ms. Ama People is saddled with the responsibility of negotiating a new National Minimum Wage for the Nigerian workers.  Buhari inaugurated the 30-member committee inside the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.   Details later…..

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Uproar At PDP Rally

There was uproar at the PDP Rally held at Aniocha South, Delta State last Wednesday, when the acclaimed leader of Governor Okowa’s Protocol team, Mr Temple Mudi (Mudiaga) collected money meant for the Masters of Ceremonies (MCs) and journalists at the occasion for himself under the guise of protocol. This led to an halt of the event for several minutes. The magazine gathered that it took the intervention of the Honourable member representing Aniocha-Oshimili Federal Constituency, Hon Joan Onyemaechi Mrakpor before renowned MC, Pastor Tos Powell and Sammy Fejokwu agreed…

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Atiku defects and 2019 permutation changes

Atiku Abubakar contested for the presidential primaries three times, one at candidate level, two at nomination levels and lost. Muhammadu Buhari contested contested three times at candidate level and lost. Atiku has been contesting in different parties. Buhari was also contesting in different parties. There the similarity ends. While Buhari is a Northern iredentist and ethnic bigot, Atiku is a liberal minded politician that married from the three major tribes of Nigeria. Buhari concentrated on his Fulani tribe.Buhari contested a fourth time and won. Now Atiku wants to contest a…

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2019: Tinubu Says No Automatic Ticket For Buhari

The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, on Wednesday declared that the party would follow the normal democratic process in choosing its standard bearer for the 2019 presidential election. He said the leadership of the party had not endorsed President Muhammadu Buhari as its sole candidate for the forthcoming presidential election. His declaration was against the recent endorsement of President Muhammadu as the sole candidate of  the APC for the 2019 election by the APC governors.  Tinubu held a closed meeting with the leaders of the…

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