NASS Tussle: Tinubu Relocates To Abuja

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By Akinwale Kasali In a quest to impose Femi Gbajabiamila and Ahmed Lawan as the Speaker of the House of Representatives and Senate President in the 9th Assembly, All Progressives Congress, APC, leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has relocated to Abuja to further strategize and plot the imposition of his candidates on members of the House of Assembly. Since last week, Tinubu has shifted base from his Bourdillion abode in Lagos to the country’s seat of power, Abuja, in a bid to perfect his plan. However, his absence in Lagos,…

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IPMAN Set To Increase Fuel Price From N145

By Akinwale Kasali Few weeks after President Muhammadu Buhari is re-elected as the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Nigerians are on the verge of experiencing another pump fuel price increase. The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) has urged the Federal Government and the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation to ensure that private depot owners maintain the official ex-depot price of Premium Motor Spirit (petrol) at N133.28 per litre. The Chairman, IPMAN, Ore Depot, Mr Shina Amoo, who said this in an interview with our correspondent in Lagos…

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APC In Crisis Over Imposition Of Principals In 9th Assembly

By Akinwale Kasali The ruling political party, All Progressives Congress, APC, is presently swimming in trouble waters over it’s imposition of principal officers into the national assembly. There are some anointed candidates by the top chieftain of the party to become the Senate President and the Speaker of the house of Representatives, but this not augur well with some other members of the assembly from the party also eyeing the top seat in the assembly. Following this development, trouble is looming for APC as some members are battle ready to…

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Senate To Pass 2019 Budget On April 16

  By Akinwale Kasali The Senate has adjourned plenary till April 9, to allow its Committee on Appropriation conclude work on the 2019 Budget. This followed the inability of the Committee to submit its report on the budget as proposed when the Senate adjourned on March 20. Announcing the committee’s position, its Vice Chairman, Sen. Sonni Ogbuoji, said less than 10 committees out of over 60 had submitted their budget reports to it, and urged the Upper Chamber for a two weeks extension. “Our report is not ready because some…

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Ogun 2019: Royal Rumble

By Akinwale Kasali With few days to the 2019 governorship election in Ogun State, politicking, alignment and re-alignment of political bigwigs is at its peak. Canvassing and soliciting of votes from the electorates in the state is also on the high as politicians are jostling for the electorates, promising them (electorates) juicy packages in other to have their votes. No doubt, the battle for the Oke Mosan seat will be fierce among the leading contenders which include; Allied Peoples’ Movement, APM, candidate, Abdulkabir Akinlade, All Progressives Congress, APC, candidate, Dapo…

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Ajimobi: Demystified

By Akinwale Kasali Prior to Saturday February 23rd, 2019 polls, Governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi was optimistic and confident that he will return to the Senate after finishing his tenure as the governor on 29th May, 2019. Unfortunately, he was living on the crest of illusion and fantasy, as the electorates had another mission and intention in stock for him. Which is simply denying him their votes at the poll. Ajimobi had been a senator, representing Oyo South Senatorial District before contesting for the gubernatorial seat and winning…

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Southwest Youths Back Buhari, Slams Afenifere’s For Endorsing Atiku

By Akinwale Kasali The South West Youth Forum, SWYF, has thrown it’s weight behind the All Progressives Congress, APC, presidential candidate, President Muhammadu Buhari, to be reelected as the president of the nation at the February 16th presidential polls. The group said it is impressed with the achievements of the Buhari administration so far, optimistic that he would do more if reelected to remain in office beyond 2019. In a communique issued by the group on the upcoming election, the group frowns at the endorsement of the Peoples Democratic Party…

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Akinrinade Slams Obasanjo, Says He Belongs To The Dustbin In History

By Akinwale Kasali Former Chief-of-Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Alani Akinrinade, has lambasted former president Olusegun Obasanjo, saying that he belongs to the dustbin of history, urging Nigerians not to take him serious, because he is irrelevant to the development of the nation. The ex-general also urged the media to stop giving Obasanjo publicity as he lacks credibility. He said, “The Nigerian media appear to have forgotten they are indeed the fourth estate of the realm. They are gatekeepers. They owe Nigeria the responsibility of keeping this irritable man where he…

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Transparency International Slams FG, Says TraderMoni Is Vote Buying

By Akinwale Kasali An International Agency, Transparency International has slammed the federal Government over its TraderMoni Initiative which the FG says was created to forestall and curtail poverty in the country and to boost the capital of market women. Transparency International has however slammed the FG saying that it was a device orchestrated in a way to buy the votes and the minds of the electorates. TraderMoni scheme, a collateral-free loan initiative targeted at petty traders and artisans as part of the National Social Investment Programme of the Federal Government,…

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Integrity Test: Thousands In Germany Petition R.Kelly, Want His Concerts Stopped

By Akinwale Kasali Robert Sylvester Kelly, popularly known as R.Kelly is presently facing integrity test, as thousands of people in Germany has petitioned the Rand B star, insisting that his concert in the Western European country be stopped with immediate effect. Thousands of people in Germany have signed a change.org online petition calling for two concerts by controversial US singer R Kelly not to go ahead. On Friday, almost 22,000 people had signed the online petition, the motto of which is “Don’t give sexual offenders a stage.’’ The petition calls…

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