Vigilante: Miyetti Allah Furious, Threatens To Invade Igboland

By Uche Mbah Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani Kayode, has expressed disgust over the reaction of Myetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) to the position taken by South east leaders over their offer of help to form Vigilante groups in the South east. Using his twitter handle, @realFFK, Fani-Kayode said that Miyetti Allah is threatening to take Igboland by force. “I read with disgust the response of Miyetti Allah to the rejection of their demand to have a militia in the east. To say u will take…

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Oyegun Warns Oshiomhole: Edo Is Not Lagos; APC May Lose Edo

John Odigie Oyegun

By Gideon Njoku In a strongly worded rebuke, the former National Chairman of  the All Progressives Congress, Chief John Odigie Oyegun, has told his successor in office, Adams Oshiomhole that: “Edo is not Lagos” Both men were, also, former Governors of Edo state. But, there has been no love lost between them, especially, since Oshiomhole replaced Oyegun as the APC National Chairman in a not-too tidy manner. In what was seen by many as a palace coup, Oyegun was forced out of the high profile office in favour of Oshiomhole.…

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Court Rejects Atiku’s Plea to Inspect INEC Server, Keyamo Writes EU, AU over Atiku

By Uche Mbah The Court of Appeal sitting in  Abuja has rejected the request of the Presidential Candidate, Atiku Abubakar, to inspect the INEC server just as one of the principal counsels of INEC and Mohammadu Buhari, Festus Keyamo, has written to the International Community to ask Atiku to withdraw his case against Buhari. The ruling has cleared up part of the preliminary objection to the main suit,which is yet to start. Atiku  has requested that the court grant him leave to inspect the INEC server. But INEC has insisted…

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APC: Obaseki, Governors Plot Oshionhole’s Fall

Akpabio, Sylva, Others Shortlisted Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state was among the All Progressives Congress, APC state governors that had a closed door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari last week with a view to resolve ongoing crisis rocking the party. The meeting came amidst serious plot to remove Adams Oshiomhole as the National Chairman of the ruling APC Edo state governorship election is slated for next year and plans, sources say, are in the offing to deny Obaseki the party’s ticket to run for a second term. The APC…

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Osinbajo Meets US VP, Pence, To Parly On Security And 2019 Elections

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is currently in the United States to meet his US counterpart, Mark Pence, to discuss issues of mutual importance to both countries. But indication are that the talks with Pence may not be unrelated to the position taken by the European Union, EU election observer groups and two American groups on the 2019 elections, and the position of Nigeria on the Iran American face-off. Presidential spokesperson, Laolu Akande, however, said the meeting is to discuss matters of mutual interests between Nigeria and the U.S. They may…

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One Month After Buhari Dissolved His cabinet, All Aids Still Illegally Working For Him

President Muhammadu Buhari

By Uche Mbah More than three weeks after President Muhammadu Buhari dissolved his cabinet preparatory for the May 29 swearing ceremonies, all the aids working for him are still occupying their offices and dishing out orders, this Magazine has learnt. There has not been any announcement of their reappointment. Apart from Garba Shehu and Femi Adesina, his media aids,who are still making statements openly for the government, others are said to still act in their former capacities. Again, he is yet to submit the ministerial list to the Senate, though…

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Server, EU Report: Jitters in INEC; Commission Ponders Options

EU Election Observers

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu Credible sources have informed this Magazine that the European Union’s final Report on the 2019 general elections which was made public last week is causing goose pimples among the top brass in the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC. Among other things, the report cast slur on  the electoral umpire’s conduct of the polls and its credibility. The EU report also indicated the elections were not free and fair. INEC, this magazine was told, is finding it difficult to explain away the EU report and also reconcile its…

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Media: Adedayo’s Appointment Revoked, Lara Wise, Others Appointed

The week was a week of controversies within the media circles as a gale of appointments swept through the industry. But the most controversial appointment was that of Festus Adedayo, a rabid critic of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, government, who, within twenty four hours, was appointed Special Assistant media by the Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, and again sacked. His appointment has generated more controversies than any appointment in recent past. It appeared there was pressures on the Senate President not to appoint an outsider-one not sympathetic to the…

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Buhari Replaces Maikanti Baru, Appoints Alleged Aba Kyari’s Brother GMD

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Mele Kolo Kyari as the Group Managing Director, GMD, of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC. He replaces the current GMD, Maikanti Baru, who bows out on July 7, 2019. Kyari, believed in some quarters to be a brother to former Presidential chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, hails from Borno. But former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-kayode, claims that they are not related. He said he had known the Kyari  family for long, and that kolo is not a member of their family.…

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Court Slams El-Rufai For Daring To License Preachers

By Uche Mbah A Kaduna High Court, presided over by Justice Hajaratu Gwadah, has berated the governor of Kaduna state, Nasiru el-Rufai, telling him he has no right to screen and license preachers. The court however conceded that he has the right to regulate religious activities in the state. Governor el-Rufai, during his first term, introduced a bill to regulate the activities of religious groups, which was later passed by the state house of Assembly. The bill was challenged in court by the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, PFN, who questioned…

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