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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