MC Oluomo To Be Flown Abroad

By Akinwale Kasali Fans of MC Oluomo, Musiliu Akinsanya, chieftain of National Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW, took to the social media to pray for his recovery, following his discharge from the Lagos hospital where he was hospitalised over a week ago. MC Oluomo is set to be flown abroad for proper medical attention the magazine gathered. The NURTW chieftain was stabbed by an unknown assailant on January 8th 2019 at the Skypower ground, Ikeja, during the All Progressives Congress, APC, gubernatorial rally of its candidate, Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu.…

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2019 Polls: CAN Cautions Politicians

By Akinwale Kasali The President of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Rev. Samson Ayokunle, has warned politicians to avoid utterances and actions, which are capable of setting the country on fire, and causing unrest. Ayokunle stressed that politicians should desist from fanning the ember of hate and war, which could lead to unnecessary crisis, leading to loss of lives and properties. The CAN president said this at the 2nd General Assembly of the Inter-faith Dialogue Forum for Peace, with the theme, ‘‘General Elections and National Security: The Role of Inter-faith Communities’’…

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Emery Poised On Rebuilding Arsenal

Unai Emery believes he will be handed the time necessary to “get Arsenal back to where the club deserves to be” despite a recent slump threatening the Gunners’ chances of a return to the Champions League. After a 22-game unbeaten run between August and December, Arsenal have lost three of their last six Premier League matches to fall six points behind Chelsea in the battle for a top-four finish. However, the Spaniard is confident that he is not working under the same time pressure to succeed as he was at…

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2019 Polls: The Battle For Oke Mosan, Amosun Optimistic Of Akinlade’s Triumph

By Akinwale Kasali Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State is bent on installing his protege, Abdulkabir Akinlade as the next governor of the Gateway State after is exit from Oke Mosan, the state’s seat of power, come 29th May, 2019. Amosun had earlier thought that Akinalde will win the All Progressives Congress, APC, primary in the state, but he was disappointed that his anointed candidate was not given the party’s gubernatorial ticket, forcing Amosun’s camp and loyalists to defect to Allied People’s Movement, APM. During the rally of APM at…

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Onnonghen: Buhari Faces Pan-Nigerian Fire

By Bayo Bernard The President Muhammadu Buhari’s government must have been shocked that the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN Walter Onnonghen defied the federal government by failingto appear before the Code of Conduct Tribunal in Abuja on Monday. His absence at the trial came on the heels of threat by Niger Delta militants to ground all oil infrastructures in the region over what they described as harassment of one of their own. A group of Niger Delta militants under the Coalition of Niger Delta Agitators accused the federal government of…

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Gani Fawehinmi Honoured in Lagos

HRM.Oba Samiudeen Kasali and HRM Oba Adekunle Adebowale

The former Nigerian Bar Association President, Barrister Austin Alegeh, SAN, Hon Justice Adewale Habeeb Abiru, Justice Court of Appeal Jos, INEC Resident Commissioner Akwa Ibom State, Barrister Mike Iginni, Barrister Femi Falana, Barrister Debo Adesina where among the dignitaries that came to honor the late Law Icon, Chief Gani Fawehinmi during the 15th Annual Lecture that took place on Monday 15th January 2019 at the Macke hall, Airport hotel, Ikeja, Lagos. Lecture theme was SECURING THE INDEPENDENCE OF INEC-A PANACEA FOR FREE AND CREDIBLE ELECTIONS IN NIGERIA. Following; some faces…

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“On January 23 We Stand”- Organised Labour

By Oji Odu It is seven days to “Armagedon,” 168 hours to the industrial strike of all strikes. Organised labour has vowed to implement its threat to shutdown the country from January 23, 2019, if the Federal Government refuses to send the proposed N30,000 minimum wage to the National Assembly for deliberations and approval. This in effect will truncate the democratic process and the 2019 general elections which are days ahead. The body comprising the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC,  Trade Union Congress, TUC, and the United Labour Congress, ULC, have…

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Oluomo fallout: Imohimi Stays Put in Lagos

By Uche Mbah The handover ceremony between the would be new Commissioner of Police for Lagos, Kayode Egbetokun, and the incumbent commissioner, Edgal Imohimi, was cancelled at the last minute due to what Edgal described as “Signal from our bosses in Abuja”. The hand over was meant to take place simultaneously in Abuja and Lagos. In Abuja, the new Inspector General of Police, IG, Mohamed Adamu, took over from the immediate past IG, Ibrahim Kpotum Idris. But just as the handover ceremony was underway, This magazine was told, Imohimi received…

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Ekweremadu Appointed Technical Adviser to Atiku Abubakar

By Uche Mbah The deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremmadu, has been appointed Technical Adviser to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP Presidential Candidate, Atiku Abubakar. He is to serve alongside Speaker of the HouseRepresentatives Yakubu Dogara, former Peoples democratic party, PDP Chairman Ahmed Makarfi, and and former governor of Jigawa state Sule Lamido. In addition, Lamido was named Chairman, Elders’ Council for the Campaign while Kawu Buraje was appointed Technical Adviser to the chairman Campaign Organisation, Bukola Saraki. Ekweremadu has in recent times been targets of accusations of anti party activities,…

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Buhari Shatters DIGs Hopes, Appoints Muhammed

The appointment of Adamu Mohammed as the Nigeria’s Inspector General of Police by President Muhammadu Buhari may have suddenly ended the career of all the current Deputy Inspector Generals of Police, DIGs. By tradition the DIGs are expected to retire immediately their junior in the Force is appointed in their stead. Usman is an Assistant Inspector General of Police, AIG. Usman replaced the current IGP Ibrahim Idris as Nigeria’s top cop after the latter’s tenure ended on Tuesday having clocked 60 years, the mandatory age for any public officers in…

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