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 learnt 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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Enugu Airport: FG, Enugu State May Reach Rapprochement

Hadi Sirika

By Uche Mbah The threat of closing down Akanu Ibiam International Airport Enugu may be put on hold going by ongoing discussions between the State government and Ministry of Aviation. Recall that the Ministry has threatened to downgrade and close down the Airport due to Security issues raised by the Ministry. These included incessant bird strikes, bad runway, a market nearby, the Enugu Free trade zone and other issues. But Enugu state government rose from an emergency State Executive Council, SEC meeting and immediately ordered the relocation of the Emene…

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Buhari in Trouble Over House of Reps Speakership

Muhammadu Buhari

By Gideon Njoku Strong feelers from Abuja indicate that President Muhammadu  Buhari is at crossroads over who to back for the office of the Speaker of the House of Representatives. Until now, it had been taken for granted that Mr President was backing the House Leader, Femi Gbajabiamila for the high profile office, especially,  as his party, the All Progressives Congress, APC, had endorsed him as the incoming Speaker, and also endorsed Senate Leader, Dr Ahmed Lawan, as the Senate President. But that was then. Calculations seem to be gradually…

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How Okorocha Starved Imo Workers – EFCC

Rochas Okorocha

By Gideon Njoku The in-coming Governor of Imo state, The Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha, should cry no more. A breather is coming his way.  And there is the proverbial light in the tunnel. Agonising over how he would run the state when sworn-in on May 29, 2019 considering tales of an empty treasury, and alleged massive looting against the outgoing Governor Rochas Okorocha’s  regime, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, had just assured him that there is the sum of over N5bn it has blocked, and so  stopped Okorocha from frittering…

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Okorocha in a Last Minute Plot to Stop Ihedioha’s Inauguration

Rochas Okorocha

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu Out-going Imo state governor, Rochas  Okorocha, is in a race against time. Sources in Owerri, the state capital, and Abuja, inform that the governor who leaves office on May 29, after eight years, is  frantically exploring ways to accomplish two tasks before exiting power: Procure last minute multiple black market court injunctions truncating governor-elect, Rt. Honourable Emeka Ihedioha’s inauguration, as well as another restraining order on  security agencies and anti-graft bodies – EFCC and ICPC- from arresting him after May 29. “If all goes well, Owelle (Okorocha)…

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