2019: Where are the Presidential aspirants?

Buhari: No alternative?

Since Atiku Abubakar, former vice president and Business Mogul, declared his interest as a presidential candidate, his declaration came with a bang and ended up in a whimper. Then came hounding from security agencies. Intel, a firm Atiku has interest in, was suddenly known to be evading tax, and operating license became under scrutiny. Rumors were flying around that some of the foreign Directors of his companies were humiliated out of the country. But This magazine’s inquiries indicates that Atiku is still consulting Nationwide. Hints came that David Mark, former…

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Kassim: Babangida’s letter opened old wounds

Kassim at force headquarters

Kassim Afegbua, the media aid to former military dictator, who has been declared wanted by the inspector general of police, arrived force headquarters to satisfy the force demand. He arrived with his lawyer after filing a case against the Inspector General of Police. This is in protest against what he descrbed as harassment and persecution by the Police over a statement he issued on behalf of his principal that the police considered critical of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration. Afegbua, in the suit marked FHC /ABJ / CS / 129/…

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Group Faults The Lopsidedness In Security Apparatus, Charges Presidency To Act

By Akinwale Kasali The Civil Society Coalition for Mandate Protection, (CSC-MAP) through the Deputy Executive Director, Mr. Taiwo Adeleye, has frowned and berated the killings and abrupt termination of human lives going on in Nigeria. This, the group claims has been going on for many years. The group says it is  worried that in the past few months, the killings have been accentuated in many parts of the country. Adeleye highlighted series of bloodshed that has been the lot of the North these past months. In Kaduna, Plateau, Adamawa, Taraba,…

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The story behind IBB’s letter

Buhari: Under fire

Confusion has trailed the letter purportedly written by the former Military president, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, popularly known as IBB, advising President Buhari to leave the political stage to younger generation who are no longer operating at analogue level. In a press statement released on Sunday by Kassim Afegbua, his spokesman, Babangida said that this does not mean he is advocating that Buhari’s right to vote and be voted for should be abrogated. “I do not intend to deny President Buhari his inalienable right to vote and be voted for, but…

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Obasnjo’s Third (term) force

Obasanjo: third force third term?

By Uche Mbah Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, former president, made good his threat to form a new coalition against the present government in his much advertised third force, which critics are beginning to equate with the desire to bring back third term through the back door. He recently launched The Third Force at the Shehu Yar’Adua Center in Abuja, barely one week after he threatened to do so n the controversial press release he issued asking President Buhari not to seek a second term. “We need a Coalition For Nigeria, CN,(a)…

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South east Plots Seizure of Aso Rock

Buhari: South east wants to replace him.

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu   South east geo-political zone is plotting power grab. As 2019 general elections approach, the region has resolved to position itself for a dominant political role. The South east is also looking beyond 2019 in pondering its political future. However, the zone is currently weighing four options and its political leaders are divided along these four. There is the option to stick with the erstwhile ruling party, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP with the view of using the party as a vehicle to negotiate for the Vice…

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Presidency Keeps Mum After Obasanjo’s Attack On Buhari

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has questioned President Muhammadu Buhari’s competence to rule Nigeria further, advising him to forget his second term bid. He spoke on Tuesday in a special press statement titled, ‘The Way Out: A clarion call for coalition for Nigeria Movement.’ The former President told Buhari not to test the patience of Nigerians, advising him to consider a deserved rest after the completion of his first term. He said, “I continue to wish him robust health to enjoy his retirement from active public service.  President Buhari does not…

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IDPs: Buhari Shifting Responsibility

By Stphen Ubanna More facts have emerged why the Federal government may have shifted the responsibility of feeding and clothing the internally Displaced persons, IDPs in Borno, Yobe, Adamawa and Edo states in the Camps in these states to the Nigeria Customs Service, NCS. This is because of the cost implication which runs into billions of naira annually which President Muhammadu Buhari believes, the government lean budgetary provision could no longer accommodate  because of the downturn in the nation’s economy and  other competing demands. The situation was so bad that…

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