Omo-Agege: The tale of a failed impeachment attempt.

The unfolding drama involving Senator Omo-Agege at the senate has shown how desperate the Ahmed Bola Tinubu camp of the All Progressives Congress to get their pound of flesh by getting the current leadership senate out of the way has boomeranged in the latest attempt of a section of senators sympathetic to the second term of president to steal the show at he National Assembly. The saga is gleefully referred to as a failed coup in some quarters due to the intrigues surrounding the whole saga. It will be recalled…

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Tenure Elongation: Oyegun Digs In

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu   The embattled All progressives Congress, APC may be headed for a protracted crisis.If  the schemes of loyalists  of the out-going national chairman in the National Working Committee, NWC  sail through, the coming national convention of the party will end up still born. Impeccable party sources revealed that Oyegun’s camp is putting measures in place to ensure that the convention is derailed. Part of  these measures include securing a court injunction from a pliant judge two days to the convention restraining the NWC and convention planning committee…

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Senate Crisis Takes a New Turn As Mace Disappears

Barely 24 hours after the Senate President, Bukola Saarki, left for the United States of America for a business summit, the Mace, the symbol of Authority of the Senate, was carted away by thugs believed to be working for Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, in full view of the plenary presided over by the deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremmadu, a situation that saw the House of Representatives to shelve sitting in solidarity with their senate counterparts. They later converged at the Senate Chambers to follow the proceedings. Omo-Agege has been suspended by…

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IBB: The Godfather never sleeps

A major player in he Nigerian political scene, former president Ibrahim Babangida, popular as IBB, has in recent times shown that he has not completely lost his grip on the Nigerian power equation. His less than usual vocal nature reared its head recently where he was reported to have sought justification of June 12 1993 presidential election, adjudged the freest and fairest in the country since independence. He annulled the election before the result was announced. Despite the fact that he has openly supported the coalition movement spearheaded by his…

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Intrigues As Buhari Ditches Osinbajo

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu   Calculations as to how best to ensure President Muhammadu Buhari wins next year’s presidential election have become a huge threat to Vice president Osinbnjo’s political future. The All Progressives Congress, APC said last week that the decision to retain or drop the Vice President,Professor Yemi Osinbajo as Buhari’s running mate in 2019 lies with the President himself. This magazine has gathered that the statement stemmed from plots within the president’s inner caucus to have Osinbajo replaced as VP next year. There are suggestions that for political…

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Race for 2019: Obasanjo intensifies efforts to oust Buhari

Sequel to meetings he has had with many stakeholders at Protea Hotel, Lagos, former president Olusegun Obasanjo is stepping up his game of ousting the current president Mohammadu Buhari in 2019. He is currently scheduled to meet the Yoruba elder statesman, Olu Falae, who he once contested against for the presidency. In recent times, Falae has been a victim of kidnap by Fulani herdsmen, who has been unrelenting in his attack on his farm. Once, they were alleged to have burnt his farm. Obasanjo has met with the former Kano…

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Imo Guber Race: Aspirants Plot Against “Third Term”

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu   Imo state governorship race is always crowded. Ahead 2019 governorship election in the state, the race to succeed the incumbent, Rochas Okorocha is crowded with notable sons and daughters of the state. Okorocha has anointed his son-in-law, Uche Nwosu who is also his Chief of Staff as successor but the move has been receiving knocks from a broad spectrum of Imo people, including members of the governor’s own party, the All Progressives Congress, APC. Many say Nwosu’s governorship would be Okorocha’s third term by proxy. However,…

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Buhari declaration sets new election template, sparks protests in London

Buhari-Muhammadu Buhari- the present Nigerian president, has stirred the hornets’ nest when he declared that he is going to contest the 2019 presidential election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC. Although the possibility of denial of the declaration cannot be ruled out since the initial announcement was given, not by him, but by the Kaduna state governor, Nasir el-Rufai, after the APC stakeholders’ meeting in Abuja recently. Already, the announcement that he has approved the release of $1 billion to fight the already defeated Boko Haram led…

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Betty Berths In The Senate

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu   A novel political setting in Nigeria’s political space may soon take root in Imo state if all permutations eventually come to fruition. While Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state calls the shots at Government House, Akure, his Owerri, Imo state born wife, Betty  Chioma Anyawu-Akeredolu is set to declare for Imo East Senatorial seat( Owerri Senatorial zone) on the platform of her husband’s party, the All Progressives Congress, APC. If elected, Akeredolu will be the first ever sitting First Lady to go the Senate while her…

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Buhari jets out again

After a long lull, president Buhari is poised to jet out again to London, according to sources. He is expected to attend the commonwealth heads of government in London, but is also expected to use the opportunity for his vacation. Recently, he has been showing signs of fatigue in his activities. In mosques, he s observed to sit on a chair instead of the traditional mats, with security agencies standing around in dark suits within the mosque. Even when he came to Lagos for Bola Tinubu Birthday, he perfunctorily commissioned…

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