Politics

Tinubu meet Buhari in Saudi Arabia, laugh off claim by PDP

President Muhammadu Buhari and the Nationwide Chief of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, on Monday met in Makkah, Saudi Arabia. Senior Particular Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, stated each males met on the breaking of quick dinner (Iftar). Additionally on the dinner assembly have been the Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence, Alhaji Muhammadu Sa’advert Abubakar and the Emir of Kazaure, Dr. Najib Hussaini Adamu. Tinubu, talking after the dinner appealed to elder statesmen to keep away from inflammatory statements that might undermine peaceable co-existence among the many nation’s numerous communities. The previous Lagos State governor stated all residents ought to think about the enormity of challenges dealing with the nation, and help the presiden...

9th National Assembly: Yakubu resigns interest in senate presidency

One of many contestants for the place of speaker, Home of Representatives, Hon Yusuf Buba Yakub has withdrawn from the competition. Yakub, who represents Gombi/Hong Federal Constituency of Adamawa State, introduced his withdrawal from the competition at a press briefing in Abuja, yesterday. He stated his exit from contest was in deference to the stance of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on the zoning of the positions of Senate President and Speaker of the Home of Representatives. The APC had zoned the positions of Senate President and Speaker of the Home to the North East and South West respectively. The ruling {party} has equally endorsed Senate Chief, Ahmed Lawan and Home Chief, Femi Gbajabiamila as its most well-liked selection for Senate Presidency and speakership positions respect...

Presidential Inauguration: Nigerian govt issue out info of May 29, June 12 celebrations

The federal authorities has reeled out the small print of the Could 29 presidential inauguration and the primary observance of June 12 as Nigeria’s Democracy Day. The Minister of Info and Tradition, Lai Mohammed, stated the actions resulting in the inauguration kicks off with the press convention held immediately. “This will likely be adopted on Tuesday, Could 21st, by the graduation of a three-day Nationwide Youth Entrepreneurship Empowerment Summit on the Worldwide Convention Centre (ICC) right here in Abuja “The Federal Government Council Valedictory Session will likely be held on the Council Chambers, State Home, Abuja, on Wednesday, Could 22nd “A Particular Jumat Lecture and prayer will likely be held on Friday, Could 24th on the Nationwide Mosque “The First Girl’s interplay with girl...

They are going to die first for wishing me Dead—Taraba Gov, Ishaku

The Taraba State governor, Darius Ishaku, on Monday mentioned that every one these spreading rumours that he had been both severely unwell or useless, would die first, assuring that he can be first to point out up at their burial. Gov Ishaku mentioned this at Jolly Nyame Stadium whereas launching the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) coverage within the state. The governor who was reacting to information within the social media that he was paralysed and was thought of useless, all as a result of he had been away from the state, a number of weeks after he gained a second tenure. Ishaku mentioned that opposite to what the hearsay mongers had been spreading, he was in “excellent well being” including that these spreading the rumours had been unconsciously praying for him to reside lengthy;...

We ll defend Ngige at all cost, South east APC youth Leader

South East youth leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have berated the President of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Ayuba Wabba, over invasion of the resident of the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige by the congress. The youths vowed to to defend Ngige with all their might. The APC South East youth leaders, who rose from a caucus meeting held at the APC state secretariat, Enugu on Saturday, also recommended a new zoning formula that would see all the six geo-political zones of the federation benefitting from the sharing of the six major political positions in the country. They commended President Muhammadu Buhari on the pace of work on the Second Niger Bridge and other projects of the Federal Government in the zone, and urged him to complement it with appointm...

I am still incharge of APC in south east, Okorocha boasted

Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, has advised the Director General of the Voice of Nigeria (VON), Osita Okechukwu to learn the ropes of politics from his ward after losing in his booth in the 2019 general election. The governor, who reacted to the recent media attack on him by the VON DG through a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Sam Onwuemeodo, pointed out that Okechukwu should have known from 2019 general election that he (governor) still holds the ace of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the South East zone. “He has continued his media attacks on Governor Okorocha even when one had thought that with the 2019 election, he should have stopped his insults on the Imo governor, having seen that the election had proved that without Okorocha, there is nothing like APC in the Sou...

Senate presidency tussle thickens

Barely three weeks to the inauguration of the ninth Nationwide Meeting, lawmakers loyal to the incumbent Chief of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan and Mohammed Ali Ndume, are flexing muscle groups and spoiling for warfare following a disagreement over the voting sample to be adopted within the election of presiding officers. Lawan and Ndume are the frontline contenders for the workplace of the senate president. Whereas Ndume’s camp is rooting for a secret poll which is at the moment the place of the Senate’s Standing Guidelines, Lawan’s loyalists are pushing for an open poll system. A rating lawmaker, who spoke to newsmen, yesterday, revealed that senators-elect who’re loyal to the candidate favoured by the All Progressives Congress (APC), Lawan, are mounting stress on the presidency to make ...

FG taking part in politics with Apapa gridlock, says Sanwo-Olu,

Forward of his Might 29 inauguration, Lagos State governor-elect, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has assured that the Apapa gridlock can be resolved in his first 60 days in workplace. Sanwo-Olu spoke on the weekend, in Lagos, throughout a congratulatory dinner organised in his honour by the 1999/2000 MBA class of College of Lagos (UNILAG). He blamed the Federal Authorities for the gridlock, saying it’s taking part in politics with the street. He stated: “If the federal government had been ahead trying, it will have identified that the quantity of imports coming by the Apapa Wharf has since out-grown the port. The Apapa trailer points could be very critical. It was a marketing campaign situation, it’s a very critical situation. There may be a variety of politics being performed round it, h...

Atiku seek public apology over presidential aid defamation

Atiku Abubakar, the Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democractic {Party}, (PDP) has requested Lauretta Onochie, an aide to President Muhammadu Buhari to concern him a public apology over what he referred to as her defamatory statements . Abubakar made the request in a letter dated Might 14 and addressed to Onochie by his counsel, Mr Mike Ozekhome, SAN. Within the letter, which was made out there to the Information Company of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Abuja, Abubakar threatened to institute a N2 billion go well with towards Onochie if she didn’t meet his calls for. Ozekhome stated the letter was sequel to a defamatory publication made by Onochie on Might 7, saying the previous vice-president was on a United Arab Emirates (UAE) watch record. He stated she additionally alleged tha...

South East leaders tackles Amaechi over Igbo presidency comment

Former governor of Rivers State and Transport Minister, Rotimi Amaechi has come below heavy assault owing to his powerful view that the Igbo haven’t any likelihood of taking on from President Mohammadu Buhari in 2023. He made his place recognized in an interview he had with Saturday Solar, revealed yesterday. Amaechi stated: “I used to be the primary to try this, however I don’t know what the scenario is now. I don’t know what they’ll do now for voting towards the APC. For refusing to help the APC, they can’t come to the desk to demand the presidency slot. “For individuals like us within the APC, if the Igbo had come and voted Buhari, they might boldly inform Mr President and the Nationwide Chairman of the {party} that presidency ought to go the Southeast for the reason t...

The restoration of Biafra is unconquerable—Nnamdi Kanu

The Leader of Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu has said that Biafra restoration project is insurmountable. Kanu in a Radio Biafra broadcast yesterday advised IPOB family members to maintain a high degree of discipline and defiantly get committed to the cause. He said that opposition on the way to freedom was expected but would be surmounted. According to him, “we must neither mutate nor mortgage our blissful future and that of the upcoming Biafran generation, no matter the attraction of temporal comfort. We have come this far, staking our lives and all for this all-important project. The evolving developments in Nigeria are clear indications that we are close to the finishing line. “Our quest for freedom started not just in the 60s or 40s but in late 20s and before that in ...

Why we should always beg Goodluck Jonathan

Two weeks in the past, I used to be in Ibogun-Olaogun, former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s ancestral village, for an interview with the retired normal. The dialog is supposed to be a part of a particular publication by this newspaper, set for launch in commemoration of Nigeria’s 20-year democratic journey later this month. In fact, having served for the primary eight years of the 20-year journey, Mr. Obasanjo occupies a big a part of that narrative. Sitting proper earlier than the previous president in his room whereas the engagement gathered momentum, one factor struck me about his views on Nigeria and her management query: Mr Obasanjo had little question that the nation has constantly witnessed a whole descent in its selection of management since 1999. To make certain, anybody who has l...