Buhari’s Cabinet: Why Amaechi Is A Sure Banker; Ambode’s Has K-Leg

Rotimi Amaechi

By Gideon Njoku Immediate past Minister  for Transport, Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi, is  sure to make the list of President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet for the second time. This, inspite of the many controversies the former Minister got involved in. One of such controversies was an alleged stinging criticism of the President by Amaechi which video went viral on the social media. But, by far, the most damning is the crises which engulfed the Rivers state branch of the  All Progressives Congress, APC, and denied it the fielding of any candidate in…

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M.K.O. Abiola’s Lawyer Did Not Help Him – Kola Abiola

Kola Abiola

By Gideon Njoku Is it possible that M.K.O. Abiola might still have been alive if his lawyer had not challenged the conditional release offered him by the late General Sani Abacha military government? Or, perhaps, not died when he did? His eldest son, Kola Abiola, was not explicit on that, but he insisted he saw no sense in his lawyer advising his father to reject the relief offered him. In an interview he granted the *Daily Sun*, published on June 12, Kola said he had changed his father’s lawyers, G.O.K.…

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Islamic State Claims Responsibility for Borno Killings

By Uche Mbah The Islamic state has claimed they killed more than 20 soldiers in an attack in Kareto, Northeastern Borno, according to a Reuters Agency report monitored in Lagos. The Nigerian Army has repeatedly said that the Boko Haram insurgency has been curtailed. However, independent reports claim that the group is still occupying some towns in Borno state. Reuters reported the group as claiming that they burnt the military barracks and tanks. The Nigerian security sources claimed that the base, home to the Nigerian Army’s 158th Battalion and 130…

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Aisha’s Dress Sense, Change Of Designation Sparks controversy

By Uche Mbah Aisha Buhari, wife of President Muhamadu Buhari, has said she no longer wants to be addressed as wife of the President but The First  Lady Of Federal Republic of Nigeria, saying she chose to be addressed as wife of the president before but now she is to be addressed as the Fist Lady. Recall that at the inception of the Buhari administration in 2015, he had categorically said that he has abolished the office of the first Lady. His wife then chose to be called the Wife…

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Julius Berger Opens Website On Information On Second Niger Bridge

By Uche Mbah German construction giant, Julius Berger, has opened a website to disseminate information about the progress of work at the second Niger Bridge. This followed controversies over the state of the contract work  on the bridge, which many believe the central government is paying lip service to. Recall that contract for the constructin of the bridge was awarded by the goodluck Jonathan administration to Julius Berger in a Public Private participation contract, where the company jointly funds the contract while recouping their money after the construction via tolls.…

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Abaribe Becomes Minority Leader

By Uche Mbah Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe has emerged as the Senate Minority leader of the Nineth senate, making him the highest ranking Igbo man in the Senate. He thus becomes the Igbo highest ranking elected Igbo man at the federal level. That position, up until now, had been occupied by Senator Ike Ekweremadu. He emerged at an ongoing peoples Democratic Party PDP meeting presided over by the  Party Chairman, Uche Secondus. Also returned were Senator Emmanuel Bwacha from Taraba South as Deputy Minority Leader, and Senator Philips Aduda (FCT) who…

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Breaking News: Chiji Collins Is Imo Speaker

Imo State Houseof Assembly

By Gideon Njoku The Imo State House of Assembly, in the early afternoon of today, confirmed our story of yesterday, by electing Hon Chiji Collins, as the Speaker. The Assembly, was this morning, inaugurated by Governor Emeka Ihedioha. Collins, from Okigwe zone of the state, defected from APGA to the PDP. He was elected unopposed. Details, later.

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Airforce Chopper Crash-lands In Katsina

By Uche Mbah The Nigerian Air force has confirmed the crash of a Nigerian Air force helicopter in Katsina state, saying it crashed in the process of landing while returning from action against bandits in the North West Theater of Operation Hadaran Daji. The Nigerian Airforce, NAF’s spokesman, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, said that investigations are ongoing into the cause of the crash. Reports indicate that the helicopter crashed moments before landing at the Katsina airbase. The Pilots are said to have exited from the aircraft before it  burst into…

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Mixed Feelings, As Buhari Names Abandoned Stadium After Abiola

By Uche Mbah Palpable controversy arose over the decision of President Buhari to name the National Stadium Abuja after the late business mogul, Moshood Abiola, as part of the activities to mark the newly minted democracy day. Abiola was the widely acclaimed winner of the June 12 1993 elections, annulled by former maximum ruler, Ibrahim Babangida. Buhari has, in a ceremony boycotted by former Nigerian leaders-Olusegun Obasanjo, Goodluck Jonathan, Yakubu Gowon, Ibrahim Babangida and Ernest Shonekan-announced the renaming the stadium after Abiola. The Stadium has not been used for years…

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Tinubu Asked Abacha To Make Him A Commissioner In Lagos – Kola Abiola

Kola Abiola

By Gideon Njoku Kola Abiola, first son of the presumed winner of the June 12 Presidential election,  Chief M.K.O. Abiola,  has dropped ‘De Bomb’ Kola’s father died in military detention while fighting for  The presidential mandate, which he won, free and square, but which was denied him by the military  government  under General Ibrahim Babangida. Abiola was, subsequently, thrown into detention by the Nigerian government under the late General Sani Abacha. In his first major interview since the sad events which followed the annulment of the election, Kola revealed a…

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