Battle For 2019, Political Gladiators At Work

By Stephen Ubanna For the past two months, President Muhammadu Buhari of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, and Atiku Abubakar, a former Vice President  and   Chieftain of the opposition People’s Democratic party, PDP, were the only political gladiators that had declared their interest  to contest the 2019 presidential election.But as at last week other Candidates from both parties had declared interest as well. Buhari , who is seeking re-election for another four years in  office had made his intention known earlier to the party leadership and the public.…

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Suswam Arrested By DSS

The Department of State Services on Wednesday arrested former Governor of Benue State, Gabriel Suswam, over security issues in the state. The former governor was arrested after the incumbent governor, Samuel Ortom, allegedly petitioned the DSS over the security situation in the state, as he (Suswam), was allegedly planning to make it ungovernable, reports Channels Television. A source close to the governor who pleaded anonymity confirmed the arrest as well as the petition to Channels Television on Thursday. The DSS had arrested the former Governor in 2017, after it said…

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Budget signing sparks fresh row with National Assembly

By Uche Mbah The recently signed national budget by President Muhammadu Buhari has sparked fresh row between the executive and legislature, with the Federal House of Reps insisting that there was no infraction in the adjustment of the Budget figures. The senate Leadership, however, have been away in Russia for inter-parliamentary interface, though indications from Presidential sources were that it was a tactical maneuver to avoid Bukola Saraki, the Senate president being present during the Budget signing, which the president finally did after seven months of playing badminton with it…

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Nigeria Borders, Still Smugglers’ Haven?

By Stephen Ubanna President Muhammadu Buhari is no longer finding it funny that the government  Agricultural policy aimed at promoting local rice  production is not making the desired impact  on the economy as the Asian countries  of Thailand  grown  parboiled rice  and  Indian rice still  dominate the Nigeria market. From Lagos, Ibadan, Abeokuta, Calabar, Kano, Sokoto, Dutse, kebbi to Maiduguri, the story is the same: foreign parboiled rice dominate  the markets .  the situation is so bad in the south west and north west geo-political  regions where  there were  said…

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Buhari’s Budget of Partial Development

  By Oji Odu Six months into the country’s financial season, after the 2018 Appropriation bill was presented to the National Assembly in November 2017,  President Muhammadu Buhari is expected today, Wednesday, June 20, 2018, to sign the bill into law, leaving government with only six months to perform all the magic and abracadabra needed to make Nigeria a better place and better the lives of the sun stricken Nigerians. Are Nigerians surprised? No. Are they expecting life impacting changes in the remaining six months? Definitely, many are not. This…

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Convention Crisis: APC Moves Against Buhari ,His Re-election In Jeopardy

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu There are feelers that barring a last minute trade offs and appeasements by the national leadership of the All Progressives Congress, APC and President Muhammadu Buhari, the party will formally split in two at its national convention of the party slated for this Saturday, June 23, 2018 in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja with the President himself as the biggest casualty of the impending implosion. It has been learnt that a faction of the party that claim it represents the real APC will pronounce Buhari suspended from…

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2019: Kalu Campaigns For Buhari Re-election Bid, As Rashidi Ladoja battles EFCC

By Stephen Ubanna In spite of the  fact  that Mahmood Yakubu, a Professor and Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, and his electoral officials, have not officially lifted the ban on political Campaigns for the 2019, general elections, the political Elites appear to have jumped the jumped gun . This is evident going by what is happening in the states as the political Elites are taking advantage of every social gathering to sell their party manifesto and Candidates. The last Father’s day celebration in the country speaks volume. Orji Uzor…

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Mama Shekau’s Bombshell : Political Elites Behind Boko Haram

By  Stephen Ubanna For years, there had been rumours making the rounds that the political elites  were behind    the  Yobe state born terrorist  Abubbakar Shekau and Boko Haram , the Islamic Fundamentalist  group, terrorising Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states , in the north east geo-political region  but ”swept it under the carpet”. Even former President Goodluck Jonathan had  complained  that there were Boko Haram members in his government and the security agencies but nobody too him serious.  Again, the complaint was swept under the carpet by the political class   as…

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Election: How Wike Silenced Amaechi in Rivers State

By Stephen Ubanna Nyesom Wike, a former minister of state, Education, under for President Goodluck Jonathan Administration and now governor of Rivers state may have  finally settled the his scores with Rotimi Amaechi, a former governor of the state and now minister of Transport, over who is in control of the affairs of the state  with the conduct of the last Saturday, June 16, 2018,  local government election . The Magazine learnt that Amaechi never showed up in PortHarcourt throughout the election period for fear of his life. The Amaechi…

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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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