Tambuwal Replies Tinubu, Says He Has Charisma To Be President

By Akinwale Kasali Following the  defection of Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto State, to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, from the All Progressives Congress, APC, which has led to brickbats between the political parties and the defectors, Tambuwal has lambasted APC stalwart and leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, saying he has what it takes to challenge President Muhammadu Buhari for the presidential seat in 2019. Tambuawal made this known while reacting to the statement of the APC National Leader, Ahmed Tinubu, about his exit from the ruling party. According…

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Nigeria Escape FIFA’s Ban, As FG Recognises Pinnick As NFF Boss

By Akinwale Kasali For the umpteenth time in less than a decade, Nigeria has escaped FIFA’s dangling hammer for power tussle by the Nigeria Football federation, NFF. The leadership tussle between Amaju Pinnick and Chris Giwa can be traced back to the Goodluck Jonathan administration, before it escalated few months back, forcing FIFA to wield the big stick on the NFF. he Presidency on Monday said it recognised the Amaju Pinnick-led executives of the Nigerian Football Federation as the authentic executives of the federation. The Senior Special Assistant to the…

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2019: Saraki’s Entrance To The Race Sparks Alignments, Realignments

The race for 2019 became interesting recently when the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, confirmed his interest in the Presidential Race to a German medium, Bloomberg.  -believing he can make the difference, Saraki is now busy consolidating his newly found position as the National Leader of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. And this has changed permutations. This Magazine has earlier in the year noted that Saraki’s imminent declaration for the Presidency has already got the front-line contender, Atiku Abubakar, twirling his suspenders into a knot. In an earlier converse with Atiku,…

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Customs Mulls Promotion of Officers

Comptroller Jibrin, others on list By Bayo Bernard Feelers have emerged recently that the management of the Hameed Ali -led Nigerian Customs Service, NCS will soon promote some senior officers. The development came barely one month after over 70 controllers were redeployed to new formations, by the Comptroller General of Customs, Hameed Ali. Some officers affected in the shake-up are yet to recover from the shock, the magazine was told, particularly those who felt they were redeployed for political reasons. Some comptrollers affected in the shake are Abubakar Bashir who…

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How Buhari Forced Saraki To Join The Presidential Race

By Stephen Ubanna President Muhammadu Buhari of the ruling All Progressive Congress, APC, may have known that Bukola Saraki, a former  governor of Kwara state  and now  Senate President, has a Presidential ambition. It was therefore not surprising why  he decided to frustrate his  leadership of the Senate  from the out-set to whittle down his powers and popularity in order to force him to  drop the ambition and support his re-election bid . Buhari, according to party sources, fears that  with the rising profile of Saraki in the party and…

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UN Exposes FG Over Dapchi Girls Release

By Akinwale Kasali The United Nations has exposed the Federal Government over the release of the Dapchi girls that were abducted months back. UN disclosed that the FG paid a huge ransom to Boko Haram for the release of the abducted Dapchi schoolgirls in March 2018. The government had denied reports that it paid millions of Euros for the release of the girls, noting that the hostages were released in exchange for detained Boko Haram commanders. But the UN report stated that ransom from abductions, donations from charity groups and…

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NEC Move To Decentralise Police Operations Due To Insecurity

The National Economic Council presided over by the Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, on Thursday commenced the process that may eventually lead to the decentralisation of the operations of the Nigerian Police Force as one of the ways to tackle insecurity in the county. The National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno, disclosed this to State House correspondents at the end of the council’s meeting held at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The council which is chaired by Osinbajo has all state governors and relevant ministers as members. Monguno said the council would set…

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Osun 2018: Tinubu, Obasanjo Battle for supremacy

By Uche Mbah An epic battle is now set between the Ebora of Owu, Olusegun Obasanjo; the All Progressives Congress, APC national leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP,  leadership. Come September 22, 2018, Osun people will be electing a new Governor. Chances are that the main contenders within the party are Ishiaka Gboyega Oyetola, Tinubu’s Cousin and the APC candidate; Ademola Adeleke, a Senator standing for PDP, and Fatai Akinade Akinbade, former PDP Osun state Party Chairman contesting under African Democratic Party, ADC. ADC wa the…

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Osinbajo Wants Immediate Re-Organisation Of SARS

By Akinwale Kasali Following the unpalatable news trending about the activities of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, the Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has ordered the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to immediately begin the overhaul of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad. Osinbajo also directed the National Human Rights Commission to set up a panel to probe allegations of rights abuse by the Police unit. The Senior Special Assistant to the Acting President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Laolu Akande, disclosed this in a statement made available to journalists. Akande said the…

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Court Orders Arrest Of INEC Boss, Mahmod Yakubu

By Akinwale Kasali The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, boss, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu is presently swimming in trouble waters, as the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Tuesday insisted that the Inspector-General of Police must arrest and produce the Chairman, in court on Aug. 16. Justice Stephen Pam gave the order following the absence of Yakubu’s team of lawyers in court and there was no explanation as to why they were absent. Pam said, “At the commencement of proceedings, counsel for the applicant, Kanayo Okafor, informed the court that the Court…

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