LAKE Rice Scarcity Heightens

By Akinwale Kasali The Lagos-Kebbi Rice production collaboration popularly known as LAKE Rice has become scarce in the market. The local rice which is always flood the market during festivities has become a scarce commodity, as Lagosians lament the scarcity of the commodity which is cheaper than the foreign rice sold in the market. A 50kg bag of LAKE Rice sells for N12,000; 25 kg at N6,000; and 10kg goes for N3,000. A visit to major markets in the state, the traders are lamenting the scarcity of the commodity, saying…

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Party Paralysis: How Sabotage, Intrigues Killed APC in Six States

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu Zamfara Zamfara and Ogun states are supposed to be strongholds of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC. Theoretically, they are still. At least, the two states governors are of the APC. However, the situation of the party in the two states is akin to a debilitating paralysis. In both of them, APC is like a king without a crown. Intrigues and internal sabotage in Zamfara APC has ensured that the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, barred the party from presenting a gubernatorial candidate for the state. The implication…

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Nigeria Economy In Bad Shape, Buhari laments

By Akinwale Kasali President Muhammadu Buhari has disclosed that the Nigeria economy is in bad shape. The number one citizen’s statement is in contrary to what is party, All Progressives Congress, APC, his media aides and loyalists had earlier said, claiming that the Buhari administration has stabilized the economy and fashion out a roadmap for the nation to grow economically. Sadly, in a meeting today with the governors of the 36 states of the federation on the minimum wage issues that has been at the front burner of discourse, in…

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Minimum Wage: Buhari In Close Door Meeting With Governors

President Buhari on Friday met behind closed doors with 36 state governors of the federation on the lingering disagreement between the organised labour and state governments on the proposed N30,000 national minimum wage. The News Agency of Nigeria observed that some of the governors were represented by their deputies at the meeting which lasted for about 30 minutes. President Buhari, had, on November 19, held similar meeting with representatives of Nigerian Governors Forum at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, where the same issue of national minimum wage was deliberated upon. Representatives of the…

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Magu Mocks Senate

By Akinwale Kasali The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, has sarcastically mocked the Senate, saying that he is happy that the Senate didnt confirm his appointment as the substantive chairman of the anti-graft agency. Magu added that if he had been confirmed by the Senate he would perhaps not have been able to discharge his duties appropriately as he is doing presently. Magu made this statement at the Lagos State High Court in Ikeja where he was testifying in a libel suit he filed against The…

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INEC Contradicts Its Chairman, Denies Diaspora IDP Voting

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has denied any intentions of voting by the Internally Displaced Persons, IDP, not resident in Nigeria, as being widely reported in the media. Reports indicate that the INEC Chairman, Mahmud Yakubu, has stated that special arrangements have been made for the voting of internally displaced persons in Chad and Niger, with the press speculating that over seven million votes are expected to be garnered by the Diaspora IDP.Social Media reactions insisted that if that is going to happen, Government must allow diaspora voting completely,…

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Aisha: A First Lady’s Frustration

By Comfort Obi I don’t know if the Presidency and the  leadership of the All Progressives Congress, APC, are nervous about First Lady, Aisha Buhari. And if they are wringing their palms in helplessness. But in their shoes I would, each time she dares out.  Nothing captures the  helplessness in the Presidency over Mrs Buhari’s unpredictability  than this cartoon in The Punch newspaper of Thursday, December 6. President Muhammadu Buhari,  Aisha’s husband, was busy at his desk when the newscaster began to read the news. He looked up, and it was the First Lady’s…

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