Rotimi Amaechi, the Minister of transportation has disclosed what ex-President Goodluck Jonathan did to him during the 2015 elections. Amaechi speaking with EU delegation on Thursday said Jonathan’s administration withdrew his security and made him prone to attacks during the 2015 elections. Amaechi, who is also the Director-General of the reelection campaign of President Muhammadu
Kano State governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has failed to appear before the committee constituted by the state’s House of Assembly to investigate alleged $5 million bribery against the governor. Rather, Mr Ganduje was represented at the committee sitting on Friday by Kano State’s commissioner of information, Muhammad Garba. Addressing the panel after submitting a written statement
Ahmed Gulak was former Political Adviser to former President Goodluck Jonathan. The chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) was the Chairman of the Imo State governorship primaries of the party which produced Senator Hope Uzodinma as the governorship candidate of the party. In this interview with TEMIDAYO AKINSUYI, he speaks on the controversy that
The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has assured that President Muhammadu Buhari will not interfere in the work of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the 2019 general elections. Mr. Ameachi, the Director-General of the Buhari Campaign Organisation, stated this when he received a delegation from the European Union (EU) and ECOWAS at his
The Nigeria Police Force has rejected the report by Amnesty International that the police made use of deadly force against members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), also known as Shiites. gathers that the police rejected the Amnesty International report in a statement issued by the police public relations officer, acting DCP Jimoh Moshood.
After unsuccessful attempts to secure the United States visa, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, is set to visit the country on December 12 while Atiku, who has not travelled to the U.S since leaving power in 2007, is believed to have been denied entry into the country over his
Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has dismissed rumours that he wants to defect from the All Progressives Congress over the fallout of the party’s governorship primaries in the state. Okorocha spoke with State House correspondents after a closed door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. He said he
Ahead of 2019 General Election, President Muhammadu Buhari has received Olujonwon Obasanjo (Son of Chief Olusegun Obasanjo) in State House last night. Recall that Olujonwon had endorsed Buhari despite his father supporting Atiku Abubakar, People’s Democratic Party presidential candidate. Nigerian Economy Looking Good – Buhari
Nigeria’s federal capital territory Abuja has been hit by another earth tremor, the Nigerian Geological Survey Agency (NGSA) and National Emergency Response Agency (NEMA) said. The two agencies on Thursday, November 1, confirmed the partial earth tremor which occurred at about 12.26 pm around the vicinity of Panama street in Maitama district of the Federal
Imo Governor, Rochas Okorocha on Thursday met with President Muhammadu Buhari and declared afterwards that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) will lose five million voters as a result of the lingering crisis in the party. Fuming, Okorocha told State House corespondents that the National Chairman of the party, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole does not have
Following the crisis that engulfed Kasuwan Magani, Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna state penultimate week, hundreds of people have started to relocate to where they have termed safe environment within the city. Some who were eager to moved out immediately after the crisis hired the services of security personnel to accompany them, while those
A former military president, General Ibrahim Babangida (Retd), has predicted that the 2019 senatorial election in Zone ‘B’, Niger State, would be a walkover for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). He said the All Progressives Alliance (APC) appears to be entangled in a crisis. “The APC in all three tiers of government is still embroiled
President Muhammadu Buhari’s son, Yusuf Buhari undergoes NYSC in Abuja. This is according to a post shared by his sister, Zahra Indimi, via her Insta-story. Yusuf, Buhari only son, graduated from the University of Surrey in England in July, 2016. In the photo, Yusuf is pictured in his National Youth Service Corps uniform. He’s reportedly
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has worked out a pricing template that would crash the pump price of fuel to the advantage of citizens in the country if elected president. The PDP also rejected the increase of the official prices of diesel and kerosene, stating that such will
The United States Embassy has reacted to clashes between members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria and security operatives in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. The US Embassy issued a statement on Thursday, calling for restraints from both sides. The statement read; The United States Embassy is concerned by the deaths resulting from clashes between
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday said Nigerian economy under his watch was looking good. He, however, promised his administration’s commitment to making it better. According to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the President spoke while receiving the new Ambassador of the Kingdom of Denmark to Nigeria, Mr.
Wife of the President, Mrs. Aisha Buhari, says Nigeria is now enjoying improved governance under President Muhammadu Buhari. She, however, said artistes should partly take credit for the feat because of their support for the President and his administration. According to a statement by her spokesman, Suleiman Haruna, the President’s wife spoke during the presentation
Supporters of an imprisoned Shiite cleric on Wednesday said they had begun burying dozens of people they say were killed in clashes with the Nigerian security forces. The Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) said 49 of its members lost their lives since Saturday, contrasting the military’s official death toll of six. The army and police
Robert Clarke, counsel to the former governor of Plateau State, Jonah Jang, yesterday told the state high court trying him for alleged misappropriation of N6.3bn state fund that he was absent at the court because he had raised blood pressure and low sugar level. Jang is being prosecuted, alongside a former cashier in the Office
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has honoured 77 of its staff in Ebonyi for outstanding performance and excellent service, pledging commitment to conduct credible 2019 general elections. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the event took place at the commission’s multi-purpose pavilion on Thursday in Abakaliki. The 77 staff were given certificates
Wike speaks on governors’ meeting with Buhari, Obi’s candidaturePublished on October 31, 2018 By Wale Odunsi Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared that there is no iota of doubt that the APC-led Federal Government has failed Nigerians, necessitating the need for a new leadership in 2019. Wike further stated that the visit of
President Muhammadu Buhari, Wednesday, charged All Progressives Congress, APC, Aspirants to sacrifice for their country, and equally urged them to be faithful and hold fast on integrity as they vie for different offices in the forthcoming 2019 general election. “I urge you to stay faithful if your objective is to serve the country. I came
According to him, the three governors who are unhappy are his friends. “All I have tried is to find some courage to enforce the rules and I think an overwhelming majority of the governors appreciate that I have done the best because change is not easy. “We all want change but the process of change
Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has faulted President Muhammadu Buhari’s plan to sell public assets to fund the 2019 budget. Atiku described the plan as fiscally irresponsible, noting that it was irresponsible to sell valuable assets and then consume the proceeds. The Federal Government had announced a couple of
National leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has said that the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar is going nowhere come 2019. Speaking with State House reporters after meeting President Muhammadu Buhari in the Villa on Wednesday, he said Atiku can meet anywhere to strategize, Nigerians
The Chairman of the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA), Kogi State chapter, Dr. Kabiru Zubair, has revealed that 79 medical doctors employed by the state government have resigned their appointments. Zubair said they resigned in reaction to irregular payment of salaries. Zubair noted that doctors, who were at the forefront of the struggle for better welfare
The facade of a warm relationship between the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress, (APC) Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, other members of his National Working Committee on one hand and the governors have finally been exposed. findings revealed that despite the claim of a good working relationship, all is not well between Comrade Oshiomhole and
The Senior Special adviser to the President on Diaspora and Foreign Affairs Hon. Abike Dabiri Erewa has reiterated that the present administration is committed to improving the nation’s healthcare system through liaising with Nigerian doctors in Diaspora. She said this at the Nigeria Health Watch annual Future Health Conference themed ‘The Diaspora as Nigerians Brain
Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), met with former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar at Akure airport in Ondo state. Both men were locked in a warm embrace for a short period. Rotimi Akeredolu, Governor of Ondo state; Gbenga Daniel, former governor of Ogun state, were among the dignitaries at the airport.
Senator Shehu Sani has finally released a statement on joining a new party after resigning from the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC on Saturday. Sani made headlines after announcing his resignation from the party due to disagreements arising from the party’s senatorial primaries in Kaduna state. On Sunday, Sani, in a statement via his Facebook
A report by ThisDay indicates that Nigeria’s First Lady, Aisha Buhari, has reportedly stopped All Progressives Congress (APC) national chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole from accessing the President Muhammadu Buhari’s residence in Aso Rock. According to the report, Mrs Buhari was alleged to have insisted that if the APC national chairman needed to see the president, he should meet
Nigerian songstress, Omawumi who performed at Felabration, took a swipe at President Buhari and Atiku Abubakar who are the presidential candidates of the two major parties in Nigeria. Omawumi who was admonishing her fans at the concert, told them to do the right thing even though the two major parties have an incompetent old man
A former Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, has retrieved his passports from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Sunday PUNCH can report. This is despite a directive by the Federal Government that 50 persons under investigations for fraud exceeding N50m are restricted from travelling. An impeccable source in the EFCC told our correspondent that
The All Progressives Congress has reneged on it’s promise to give automatic ticket to Senator Iyiola Omisore for Osun East Senatorial Election after Omisore helped them win the Osun RE-RUN Gubernatorial Election. According to Feelers from APC headquarters, The Party approved the Candidacy of Hon. Ajibola Famurewa As Candidate for Osun East Senatorial Election.
The Spiritual Director, Adoration Ministry Enugu Nigeria, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka has described former Vice President Atiku Abubakar as bureau de change because of the mindboggling foreign currencies that reportedly exchanged hands at the recently held National Convention of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), before he emerged the party’s presidential candidate. Regardless, he warned him
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has listed 22 witnesses who will testify in the trial of the former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose. Musiliu Obanikoro, a former Minister, is one of those listed as witnesses. Below are details on the 17 witnesses to testify against Fayose in court. 1. AYOTUNDE OWOPE –
Former Aviation minister and PDP chieftain, Femi Fani Kayode has related to recent mayhem in Kaduna were Innocent Nigerians were killed. Fani Kayode twitted that “Over 100 innocent Nigerians were slaughtered in cold blood in Kaduna state yesterday yet not one word has been heard about it from the Presidency. Worse still there has been
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has filed 11 charges against the former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose. PoliticsNGR has gathered that the governor will be arraigned before a Lagos state high court on Monday. The offenses border on illegal cash gotten to fund his 2014 gubernatorial campaign and benefitting from the proceeds
emi Fani-Kayode, a former Minister of Aviation, has said Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has agreed to work towards voting President Muhammadu Buhari out. He disclosed this on Saturday, after he said he received a call from Kanu. Nnamdi Kanu resurfaced in a video on Friday, 13 months after
The embattled Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Prof. Yusuf Usman, has allegedly vowed never to proceed on suspension as directed by the NHIS Governing Council, insisting that only the President has the power to suspend or remove him from office Yusuf, who was appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari in 2016, was
The Minister of labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, has implored the organised labour to accept a mutually agreeable new National Minimum Wage in order to avert labour crisis. Though, the minister did not disclose the exact figure proposed, sources told newsmen last night that the government team offered labour a new minimum wage of N20,000.
Mr Omoyele Sowore, a presidential aspirant of African Action Congress (AAC), says he will ensure civil servants in the country receive N100,000 as minimum wage from 2019 if he is elected Nigeria’s president. “I am in politics to stop slavery by providing 500,000 jobs yearly. “The minimum wage for civil servant will be N100,000 from
Nnamdi will address the global IPOB family live on Sunday 6pm local time in Nigeria on what happened. Meanwhile, Radio Biafra, IPOB leadership thank the Jewish State of Israel and Prime minister Netanyahu for hosting Nnamdi Kanu and facilitating his safety, trip and hospitality.
The Presidency has reacted to the viral Ganduje video, in which the Kano State Governor was allegedly spotted receiving bribe from contractors in the state. According to Garba Shehu who spoke on behalf of the Presidency, President Buhari is aware of the video but there is little or nothing he can do about it. Garba
There is confusion over the list of over 50 high – profile Nigerians placed on a travel ban by the Federal Government last Saturday as security agencies , including the Nigeria Immigration Service and Nigeria Customs Service have said the list is not with them . However , the Presidency insisted on Friday that the
The police will on October 31 arraign the Peoples Democratic Party governorship candidate in the recent Osun State election , Senator Ademola Adeleke, for alleged examination malpractice , criminal conspiracy, and impersonation . The police also accused the senator of presenting a forged birth certificate , stating that in his National Examination Council 2017 result
The ongoing verification and data capturing exercise of the ex-workers of defunct national carrier, Nigeria Airways at the Sky Catering Services at the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA), Lagos was stalled yesterday due to inadequate verification forms by officials of the Ministry of Finance, President Initiative on Continuous Audit (PICA) department. This is as investigation by