Zamfara Governorship: Supreme Court Judgement May Create Constitutional Crisis

By Uche Mbah The Bombshell from the Supreme Court indicating that the All Progressives Congress, APC, did not hold valid primaries and that all votes cast in favor of the Party are wasted has brought to the fore the precarious position of the Governorship elections in the state. The Supreme Court has upheld the Appeal Court ruling that the APC did not legally participate in all elections in the state, directing that the party that came second in the elections where the APC won should be declared winner. The Peoples…

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Posterity Will Judge Me – Ambode

Akinwunmi Ambode

Outgoing Governor of Lagos State, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, says he has served humanity to his best, and posterity will judge him. Ambode spoke to newsmen shortly after inaugurating the 400-seater Lagos theatre on Friday night in Epe area of the state. The governor, while reviewing his tenure which will end on Tuesday, expressed gratitude to God for giving him the grace to serve humanity and govern Lagos. “This is more of a fulfilling day for me. If there is anything for me to say, it’s that I am fulfilled that…

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Supreme Court Sinks APC

Five days to the May 29 swearing in of President Muhammadu Buhari and newly elected governors across the country, the governor elect and candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC in the last governorship election in Zamfara state, has been hit with a misfortune: Mukhtar Idris will not be sworn-in as governor of the state. The APC candidate is the preferred successor of out-going Governor Abdulaziz Yari. Idris is not the only politician in the ruling APC that has been hit with this tsunami of election losses, the election of…

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May 29: Okorocha Hires Social Media Influencers and Lobbyists to Burnish His Image

Rochas Okorocha

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu Social media influencers and lobbyists are on the prowl at the behest of out-going Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha. He has allegedly engaged their services to help clean and burnish his image and public perception which have seriously received unmitigated bashing in the last six years of his eight year reign. Worried by the negative perception and unsettling commentaries about him trending in the media, the embattled governor is said to have decided to do everything within his powers to change the narratives before yielding power to…

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Finally, Justice Bulkachawa Has Recused Herself From The Election Tribunal

Zainab Bulkachuwa

By Uche Mbah The presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar, appears to have won the first round in his quest to wrestle power from President Muhammadu Buhari. The Chairman of the Court of Appeal has agreed to step down from the case. Counsel to Abubakar, Livy Uzoukwu, SAN had objected to the President of the court of Appeal, Zainab Bulkachawa, heading the Tribunal. Uzoukwu alleged that Bulkachawa is not qualified to be part of the tribunal based on clash of interest. Her husband,  he opined, is…

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NGF: El- Rufai, Others Move Against Tinubu

State governors from the 36 states of the federation have been arriving Abuja, the nation’s capital since yesterday in preparation for the election of the new Chairman of the Nigerian Governors Forum, NGF. The current chairman, Governor Abdul’aziz Yari succeeded former governor of Rivers state and current Minister of Transport Rotimi Amaechi in 2015. The magazine has however learned from competent sources among the governors that Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti may eventually trounce his other opponents who are also aspiring for the position. Those that have earlier been suggested…

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Obasanjo’s “Penkele” Mess

By Oji Odu Nigerians have not slept following the comments by former President Olusegun Aremu Okoikiola Obasanjo on the insurgent Boko Haram and the actions of government to curb its activities and agenda which he described as a threat not only to the West African sub region, but Africa as a whole. Why this sleeplessness? Why is government on the offensive over the comment? Why are the two main religions at each others’ throat because of the comment? Is there truth in the matter, or is it because of where…

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Buhari Signs Executive Order Banning Use Of Guns

By Uche Mbah Days after the Niger Delta Militants threatened to declare Niger Delta Republic on June !st, President Muhammadu Buhari signs an executive order to remove, revoke, banish all firearm or shotgun certificate or license in Nigeria. The order takes effect from June 1st, the day the Niger Delta Militants are threatening to declare their Republic. With this, no body in Nigeria is allowed to carry prohibited or licensed weapon in the country. Though it is not clear whether the order was targeted at the Militants, it appears that…

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2023 Presidency: Interrogating Amaechi

Comfort Obi

By Comfort Obi The apex Igbo Socio/Cultural body, Ohaneze Nd’Igbo,  is very angry with the Minister for Transport,  Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi. Forget that the Minister is from Rivers state, he is Igbo. His part of Rivers State is Igbo. He speaks Igbo.  So, nobody can deny him the membership of Ohanaeze. But the group’s anger with him has boiled over. So, what is the Minister’s problem with his people? It stemmed from an interview he granted the Saturday Sun of May 18. Entitled “Igbo Have Nothing To Bargain For 2023 Presidency”,…

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Niger Delta Seccession: Tension in Aso Rock; FG Mum, Beefs Up Security

President Muhammadu Buhari

By Uche Mbah Presidency has kept mum over the threat by a Niger Delta group to secede by July 1 due to what they see as the marginalization of the region even though they are the proverbial goose that lays the golden eggs. It will be recalled that ahead of the May 29th inauguration, a militant group, Network of Niger Delta Republic Fighters has threatened to declare  Niger Delta Republic  on June 1, 2019. This will be two days after the inauguration and swearing in of President Muhammadu Buhari’s second…

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