Dispersed from Syria, ISIS targets the world from Nigeria

By Uche Mbah   Rumors that the Boko Haram terrorist organization has been taken over by ISIS seem to be substantiated by reports that Nigeria may have become a training ground for the group, with further reports of Exchange program by the Islamic state, ISIS, on terror tactics. To this end, Nigeria may have become the new base of the international terror group. Reports by the Sun, a UK tabloid, expressed worry that such terror couriers could be passed on to the United Kingdom through the porous Air borders in…

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2019: Power play forces Osinbajo to throw in the towel

By Uche Mbah The political terrain has become so turbulent in recent times that the Vice president, Yemi Osinbajo, has recently voiced out his intention to abandon the joint ship he has been navigating with President Buhari in 2019 and return to his Pastoral duties. Indications are that he has been instructed by his principal to start preparing for his exit, probably because of the current permutation of Muslim-Muslim ticket rumored to be on the drawing board, where Tinubu himself will be in the vice presidential candidate in 2019. It…

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Abiola: Government consults on how to placate Igbos

The New Statue of MKO Abiola in Ojota Lagos

By Uche Mbah The apparent success of the recognition of Bashorun M.K.O. Abiola, the late Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, has sparked off search for the placation of the Igbos to corner their votes in 2019. It has been widely believed that the honor bestowed on MKO and Gani Fawehinmi were geared toward wooing the Yoruba race for the 2019 election that Buhari has declared himself a major contender. Though there has been euphoria in the south west over the award, the general consensus is that the South west are aware…

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How Buhari lost N2.7 trillion to a U.S firm out of spite for Jonathan

By Uche Mbah A recent judgement by a United States indicted Nigeria by a $6.59 billion arbitral award, plus $2.30 billion interest accruable with time. This translated to a total of N2.7 trillion at the Central Bank of Nigeria’s rate of N306 to one U.S Dollar.  In a judgement given in a case that spanned the regime of former president Goodluck Jonathan and the Buhari administration, the case was finally concluded in a U.S. District Court in Washington D.C. recently. According to Premium Times, an online portal, the country would…

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2019: How Danjuma forced Buhari to Summon Security Meeting Three Times In One Week

By Uche Mbah For the first time in Nigerian history, a President of Nigeria summoned Security Council meeting three times in one week, underlying the tension that has engulfed the polity due to the faceoff between the National Assembly and the Executive arm of government. In recent times, there have been serious altercations between the executive and the legislature. The Source reported last week how the United states Ambassador to Nigeria was in a closed door meeting with the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, and the impeachment threat that resulted in…

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Impeachment: United States wades in, Buhari Summons Service Chiefs

By Uche Mbah The crisis raging between the Presidency and the National Assembly has taken a new turn as the United States has waded into the matter. In the heat of the imbroglio, the United State Ambassador to Nigeria, Stuart Symington, had proceeded to the Red Chambers where he had a closed door meeting with the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, over the current Executive-Legislative impasse. It is believed that the meeting is not unconnected with the recent invitation of the Inspector General of Police, I.G., to Saraki to come and…

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Saraki Summon raiese question of vendetta

Senator Bukola Saraki and Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu

The faceoff between the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, and the police Inspector General, Ibrahim Idris, has recently taken a dangerous turn when recently the Police invited the President of the Senate on the strength of an allegation of one of the robbers of Offa Robbers who claimed that he recruited by the Senate President and the Kwara state Governor, Abdulfatai Ahmed. The invitation was the last straw that broke the camel’s back. The senate recently has been inviting the IG to come and answer questions on the security situation in…

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2019: Grand Coalition to Oust Buhari

  By Uche Mbah History has been repeating itself since President Buhari took over at the inception of the current All Progressives Congress, APC government. The political gladiators has remained the same, and the parties are simply the vehicles the political class use for their subjugation of the populace. “There is no political parties in Nigeria, rather we have the political class”, a Peoples Democratic Party chieftain was overheard last week telling a colleague. They only look for avenues to realise their ambitions. “That is why cross carpeting has become…

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Police nab bank fraudsters

By Chibuike Osuji A notorious gang of fraudsters has been busted by the Nigerian Police. The group, which specializes in Bank fraud, was apprehended recently by members of the Nigerian Police force who have been trailing their activities through their special fraud unit. The syndicate is said to be responsible for most calls received by Nigerians who claim that the victims BVN has ran into administrative problems and will be ratified. Hey always give a dedicated phone number where the victim should contact bank officials to ratify the problem in…

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2019: More International Pressures May Mount on President Buhari to Jettison Ambition

Olusegun Obasanjo, farmer and former president, has been at the forefront of the Buhari Must Go campaign, though he was one of those that supported his election bid in 2015. His current position has resulted in what analysts have described as Buhari breaking protocol to directly attack a former head of state and a retired General, a position that is uncommon due to the so called espirit-de-corps that exist between retired officers. Recently, where receiving his supporters at Aso Rock, Buhari obliquely referred to Obasanjo’s power project when he was…

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