Category Archives: Politics

Tight security at APC primary

There is tight security at the venue of the Lagos State All Progressives Congress (APC) primary in Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere. Delegates are still awaiting the accreditation even though reporters have been moved from the National Stadium to the en-bloc. They were screened at five points

Nigeria’s future bleak, says Ohaneze president

President General of Ohaneze Ndigbo, John Nwodo has said that unless Nigerians come to the table to discuss issues affecting the nation truthfully, the future of the Nigerian nation will remain bleak, posing a major challenge for the future. Nwodo spoke just as as elder statesman,

Politics should be about service, says Ambode

Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode has stressed the need for Nigerians to embrace selfless service to humanity. Speaking at the opening ceremony of the 33rd Synod of Diocese of Lagos, Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), with the theme: “Serving”, Ambode urged political and religious leaders to

Again, trial of Metuh stalled, case adjourned until June 22

The trial of Olisa Metuh, former spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was again stalled as the FCT High Court, Maitama, adjourned the case until June 22. Metuh was arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on a two-count charge of destruction of

Stella Oduah’s alleged $16.4m, N100m indebtedness: Court to hear application May 30

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Tuesday fixed May 30 to hear all pending applications in a debt recovery suit filed against Sen. Stella Oduah by Sterling Bank. The bank had sued the senator and her company – Sea Petroleum and Gas Company over an

500 PDP members defect to APC in Akwa Ibom

Over 500 members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ikono Local Government Area in Akwa Ibom on Sunday defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC). The defection in Ikono, generally regarded as the cradle of the Ibibio, was the latest  defection to  hit the PDP

I do not have $1.2bn in any account – Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed says the report that he has 1.2 billion dollars (about N400 billion) in his imaginary bank account is “fake and vicious’’. The minister stated this on Thursday in Ilorin at the Annual National Conference and General Meeting

Witnesses’ absence stalls Saraki’s false asset declaration trial

The absence of prosecution witnesses on Thursday in Abuja at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) again stalled the trial of Senate President Bukola Saraki. The senate president is standing trial over alleged false assets declaration while serving as governor of Kwara. The News Agency of

Adeleke was a grassroots politician – Tinubu

Former Lagos State Gov. Bola Tinubu, has described late Sen. Isiaka Adeleke, as a grassroots politician with rich political background. The All Progressives Congress (APC), National Leader in a condolence message issued on Sunday in Lagos, said that the leadership and good counsel of Adeleke were

APC mourns Adeleke, says he lived accomplished, impactful life

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has mourned the sudden death of the first civilian governor of Osun State and the party’s Senator representing Osun West Senatorial Zone, Alhaji Isiaka Adetunji Adeleke. In a statement by the National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, the party expressed deep

Senate: Ndume accepts fate, concedes to Lawan

The former Majority Leader, Sen. Ali Ndume has accepted his removal from the position, which he assumed on June 9, 2015. Ndume accepted his fate in a point of order raised at plenary on Wednesday, a day after he was dramatically replaced by Sen. Ahmed Lawan(APC-Yobe). Ndume, who quoted Order

2019: We know those who won’t be governor in Ogun – Amosun

Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, on Friday said that while he does not know yet who will succeed him come May 29, 2019, he certainly knows those who won’t be governor in the state. Amosun said there are about seven persons aspiring and working to occupy the number one Office in

Recession: Blame constitution, not past regimes, Akinyemi tells Buhari

Ramon Oladimeji and Alexander Okere A former Minister of External Affairs, Prof. Bolaji Akinyemi, says it is misleading for President Muhammadu Buhari to blame past regimes for the failure of the country to save for the rainy day. Rather than demonise his predecessors by heaping blames on them for the

Recession: Furore over asset sale proposal

The debate over the sale of some national assets to rescue the economy from recession has yet to be over, FISAYO FALODI writes The recent National Economic Council’s endorsement of the recommendation by the Minister of Budget and Planning, Udoma Udo Udoma, on the need by the Federal Government to

‘Jibrin’s suspension, warning to others’

A former Speaker of Imo State Assembly, Mr. Nwoha Amaechi, on Thursday said that the suspension of Rep. Abdulmumin Jibrin by the House of Representatives was expected. Amaechi described the suspension as a “warning for those lacking proper discipline.” He said the suspended lawmaker had, by his actions, violated the standing rule

Edo election results: Sheriff calls for restraint

Factional National Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party, Sen. Ali Modu Sheriff, has said the national leadership of the party was concerned about issues arising from the election. He called for restraint from PDP members and supporters. Speaking on behalf of Sheriff, Deputy National Chairman of his faction of the party, Dr.

#EdoDecides: Terrorist’s name in fake voter register, says Oshiomhole

Alexander Okere, Benin Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole, said on Tuesday that the picture of a convicted terrorist, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, was found in a fake voter register as an eligible voter for Wednesday’s governorship election. Oshiomhole, who spoke when he received the United States Consul General in Lagos, John

Looters should be barred from politics, says Maitama Sule

Friday Olokor with agency reports A former Minister of National Guidance, Alhaji Yusuf Maitama Sule, has said public officers convicted of looting public funds should be barred from partaking in partisan politics and holding public office. Sule told the News Agency of Nigeria in Kano on Sunday that the ban

Ondo: Makarfi, Sheriff factions submit different candidates’ names

Olusola Fabiyi, Abuja Two factions of the Peoples Democratic Party have submitted the names of two different people as their candidates for the Ondo State governorship election. The two camps are that of the National Caretaker Committee headed by Senator Ahmed Makarfi while the other is a faction led by

Oshiomhole panicking over Edo gov poll – Wike

Chukwudi Akasike, Port Harcourt The Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike, said on Wednesday that “the falsehood” from his counterpart in Edo State, Mr. Adams Oshiomhole, was an indication that he (Oshiomhole) was panic-stricken over the forthcoming governorship election in Edo State. Wike stated that Oshiomhole’s inconsistencies had shown that