Mohammadu Buhari Plans To Rig 2019 Elections-Obasanjo

By Uche Mbah Fomer President Olusegun Obasanjo has written an open letter addressing current issues in the polity, where he accused President Buhari of clandestine plans to rig the 2019 elections. In a letter titled “Points Of Concern And Action”, obasanjo said that Buhari is acting like the late maximum dictator, Sanni Abacha. The letter was distributed to journalists at his Hiltop Library, Abeokuta. He took a swipe at the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, saying he doubts their integrity. “I personally have serious doubt about the present INEC’s integrity,…

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Tinubu’s Empire On Trial; Absence At Rallies Fuels Speculations

Bola-Ahmed-Tinubu

By Uche Mbah The Political dynasty of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu appears to be under high tension in recent times since he decided against the idea of the continuation in office of Akinwumi Ambode, the incumbent governor of Lagos state. Since that fateful decision, the state has been in dilemma on what should be done with the governor, whose loyalty the Tinubu camp are no longer sure of. They toyed with the idea of using the Lagos House of Assembly for his impeachment but the option has its own drawbacks: The…

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The Lamentations of Okorocha

By Comfort Obi Life is full of ironies.  It can pull unbelievable surprise.  Ask Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha. He has just been suspended from his party, the All Progressives Congress, a party he was very proud of. In suspending him, the state APC chairman, Marcelinus Nlemigbo, said the governor has become bad news for the party. He said the man has become a betrayer; that he has embarked on, and engaged in,  anti-party activities and so, an embarrassment to the party. So, the party kicked him out. It is…

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Bribery: Ghanaian Journalist That Exposed Salisu Yusuf Shot Dead

By Akinwale Kasali The Ghanaian Police has began investigation to unravel the killers of Ghanaian Football Investigative Journalist, Ahmed Husein. Ahmed Husein was part of a team led by award-winning journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas, whose probe led to the resignation of the head of the Ghana Football Association. Dozens of football referees and officials in several countries were also banned, including Nigerian national team coach Salisu Yusuf, for receiving cash from undercover journalists posing as agents. Husein was shot in the neck and the chest by unknown gunmen on his…

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Reactions Trail Oshiomhole’s Statement

By Akinwale Kasali Chairman of the ruling political party, All Progressives Congress, APC,  Adams Aliyu Oshiomhole, is in the news again over his comment that ‘Once you join the APC, your sins are forgiven’. Mixed reaction has however trailed the statement, as the social media has been awashed with criticism and counter-criticism trailing the statement of the former Edo State governor. At the APC rally in Benin, Edo State, Oshiomhole while receiving defectors from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and other political parties said that since they have joined the…

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2019 Polls: El-Rufai Says Christians Would Not Vote For His Re-election

By Akinwale Kasali Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai has dropped a bombshell, saying that 67 percent of Christians will not vote for him at the coming poll in the state. The former Federal Capital Territory Minister, who has been under series of attack from different political and religious groups, not forgotten that some Non-governmental organisations have criticised the policies of the El-Rufai administration, most especially the crisis in Southern Kaduna, which led to loss of lives and properties. The number one citizen of the state said he is aware that…

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Atiku Lands In US,to Hold Talks With US Officials

By Uche Mbah After 12 years,the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar, has landed in the United States of America today, 17TH January 2019. It took even his admirers by surprise. The ruling APC has made a lot of issues allegedly out of the fact that Atiku has not visited United States for a long time. Reason: A business deal gone awry. The deal involved Halliburton and bribery allegations, a case that allegedly also indicted the wife of the President, Aisha Buhari. Since he was selected…

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2019: EU, UK, US Demand Free and Fair Elections

Leading western democracies have come together to reiterate their commitment to the free and fair elections in 2019 inNigeria. This is part of a coterie of demands presented to the Independent National Electoral commission, INEC, Chairman, Mahmud Yakubu, when they met at INEC Office in Abuja wednesday. They insisted that INEC be independent and Neutral in carrying out their duties. The countries are representatives of the European Union, Britain and the United states. During the meeting, the representative of American Embassy, David Young, cited the neutrality of the security services…

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Seme: Controller Tightens Noose On Smuggllers

By Bayo Bernard The haul of seizure by the Seme Area Command of the Nigeria Customs Service in the last two months is an indication that men and officers of the command under the leadership of Comptroller Mohammed Uba Garba are moving fast with the ongoing plan to seal up all illegal routes along the Nigeria-Benin borders. Comptroller Muhammed had on Tuesday told journalists that his men, within this period seized 11 trucks load of rice containing 6,753 bags with 45 kegs of foreign groundnut oil smuggled into the country…

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Onnoghen: Group warns EFCC on Arrest of Odumakin, Fani-Kayode

By Uche Mbah The last may not have been heard about the purported raid by the Economic and Financial Crimes commission, EFCC, on the residence of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Walter Onnoghen, as the Southern and Middle belt Leaders forum have reacted to the threat of the EFCC to prosecute former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani Kayode, and Afenifere Chieftain, Yinka Odumakin, for peddling fake news. In recent times, stories about the raid by the EFCC on the CJN’s house went viral, shortly after his day in the…

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