Senate in Turmoil over alleged Executive Persecution

Contrary to speculations that the Senate will tow the line of the house of Representative in mulling the issue of impeachment, the Senate chose a safe path of blacklisting all executive bill. Though it is not clear which of the bills they are targeting, sources indicate that they have resolved to keep all executive bill in view “pending the time when the executive will end Senate persecution” One would have expected the Senate to act within their powers to institute an inquiry into the case of the alleged “executive lawlessness”…

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2019: Presidency in desperate fund drive

By uche Mbah The prosecution of 2019 general elections has become a migrain for the ruling All Progressives congress, APC. The government come into power on the mantra of anti corruption, but critics accuse the government of selective amnesia when the issue of corruption in the presidency is involved. This has put the presidency in a tight corner as far as raising funds to prosecute the next years election is involved. It could have been easy to simply use the National security Adviser to subpoena the funds as has been…

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Finally, Buhari aproves $496m for the purchase of Turbo Jets from US without due process

The controversy over the purchase of jets purportedly to fight Boko Haram insurgents by the Federal government from the United states of American came to a head recently when President Buhari was forced to cut short his trip amid tension in the National Assembly over abuse of due process. Already the Senate has been under tension since the Senator Omo-Agege saga, when  the Mace was taken way in broad daylight withing the senate chambers during plenary. Fingers are being pointed towards the presidency, because of the ease with which the…

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Omo-Agege: The tale of a failed impeachment attempt.

The unfolding drama involving Senator Omo-Agege at the senate has shown how desperate the Ahmed Bola Tinubu camp of the All Progressives Congress to get their pound of flesh by getting the current leadership senate out of the way has boomeranged in the latest attempt of a section of senators sympathetic to the second term of president to steal the show at he National Assembly. The saga is gleefully referred to as a failed coup in some quarters due to the intrigues surrounding the whole saga. It will be recalled…

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Senate Crisis Takes a New Turn As Mace Disappears

Barely 24 hours after the Senate President, Bukola Saarki, left for the United States of America for a business summit, the Mace, the symbol of Authority of the Senate, was carted away by thugs believed to be working for Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, in full view of the plenary presided over by the deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremmadu, a situation that saw the House of Representatives to shelve sitting in solidarity with their senate counterparts. They later converged at the Senate Chambers to follow the proceedings. Omo-Agege has been suspended by…

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IBB: The Godfather never sleeps

A major player in he Nigerian political scene, former president Ibrahim Babangida, popular as IBB, has in recent times shown that he has not completely lost his grip on the Nigerian power equation. His less than usual vocal nature reared its head recently where he was reported to have sought justification of June 12 1993 presidential election, adjudged the freest and fairest in the country since independence. He annulled the election before the result was announced. Despite the fact that he has openly supported the coalition movement spearheaded by his…

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Race for 2019: Obasanjo intensifies efforts to oust Buhari

Sequel to meetings he has had with many stakeholders at Protea Hotel, Lagos, former president Olusegun Obasanjo is stepping up his game of ousting the current president Mohammadu Buhari in 2019. He is currently scheduled to meet the Yoruba elder statesman, Olu Falae, who he once contested against for the presidency. In recent times, Falae has been a victim of kidnap by Fulani herdsmen, who has been unrelenting in his attack on his farm. Once, they were alleged to have burnt his farm. Obasanjo has met with the former Kano…

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Fear of World War Three as May dances ping pong

With verbal missiles flying across oceans and diplomatic channels, World War three seems to be around the corner as world leaders get butterflies in their stomach over the death of former Russian spy. This time, it is no longer North Korea, but Syrian Assad seem to be currently caught in the cross fire. The British Prime Minister, Theresa May, has called emergency meeting of the British Cabinet over Syrian chemical attack, claiming that “all indications” point to Assad regime. Indications are that she has already ordered submarines to move closer…

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Buhari declaration sets new election template, sparks protests in London

Buhari-Muhammadu Buhari- the present Nigerian president, has stirred the hornets’ nest when he declared that he is going to contest the 2019 presidential election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC. Although the possibility of denial of the declaration cannot be ruled out since the initial announcement was given, not by him, but by the Kaduna state governor, Nasir el-Rufai, after the APC stakeholders’ meeting in Abuja recently. Already, the announcement that he has approved the release of $1 billion to fight the already defeated Boko Haram led…

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Buhari jets out again

After a long lull, president Buhari is poised to jet out again to London, according to sources. He is expected to attend the commonwealth heads of government in London, but is also expected to use the opportunity for his vacation. Recently, he has been showing signs of fatigue in his activities. In mosques, he s observed to sit on a chair instead of the traditional mats, with security agencies standing around in dark suits within the mosque. Even when he came to Lagos for Bola Tinubu Birthday, he perfunctorily commissioned…

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