The UK Report That Nailed Buhari Over Killing Of Christians

By Uche Mbah Rt. Rev. Philip Mounstephen, Bishop of Truro in the United Kingdom has submitted a comprehensive report on human right activities in several countries to the British Parliament. His reports focused on the persecution of Christians, using seven countries, including Nigeria, as pilot countries. The countries are Iraq, Indonesia, China, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Syria and Nigeria. It focused on the killings of unarmed Christians in Nigeria. In the report, the security agencies were indicted. He stated that the security agencies would prefer to go after the victims of…

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Era Of Technicalities: Court Dismises Suit Against Buhari’s Qualifications For 2019 Elections

Muhammadu Buhari

By Uche Mbah For the second time in recent times, an Abuja court has dismissed a  suit challenging President Muhammadu Buhari’s qualification for contesting the 2019 Presidential elections on technical grounds. The supreme Court has also recently ruled on Osun governorship elections on technical grounds. While the Supreme court carefully avoided the merits of the case but based their ruling technically on the absence of the head of the tribunal to nullify the PDP appeal ruling, the court of Appeal in Abuja hinged their ruling on the fact that the…

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Insecurity: Buhari Should Implement Confab Report, Says Jonathan

By Uche Mbah Former President Goodluck Jonathan has pointedly told the Presidency that the only solution to the myriads of problems plaguing the Country is for them to implement the Confab report. Jonathan had convened a National Confab during his tenure, when the grievances of various interest groups were tabled and openly discussed. But the coming of the Buhari administration saw the jettisoning of the report as he is not predisposed to some aspects of the resolutions. But Jonathan in Lagos Thursday insisted that revisiting the report remains the only…

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For A Second Day Running, Shiites Clash With Security Agencies

By Uche Mbah The rage of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, IMN, generally called Shiites, against the federal government has remained unabated as their clash with security agencies continued Wednesday,with the Shiites again launching an assault at Federal Secretariat. The Shiites, Who have been protesting the continued detention of their spiritual head, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, had taken their protests to the National Assembly, where there was a clash with the security agencies resulting in damaged cars and wounded policemen. The Federal House of Representatives had to hurriedly  adjourn plenary. Many new…

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Revealed: Ayade never met with HOLGAs

Governor Ben Ayade

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu Sources close to Heads of Local Governments Administration (HOLGA) in Cross River state have described as hogwash, reports circulating in the social media to the effect that Governor Ben Ayade has held a series of meetings with them over local government funds. Multiple sources close to the HOLGAs stated that contrary to the misleading social media reports, no dime, in form of local government allocation from the federal government, has entered the accounts of local governments in the state since the NFIU policy was introduced. “Its not…

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Debt: Nigeria Owes N24.9 trillion, Set To Borrow More

By Uche Mbah Nigeria’s total debt overhang in the first quarter of the year rose to N24.9 trillion, adding N460 billion in the first quarter of 2019 alone, with indications that Government still has intentions of borrowing more in the coming months. Buhari is said to be shopping for donors to Finance the 2019 budget, even though the budget implementation has remained abysmally low. “We intend to fund the 2019 budget through borrowing locally and internationally with a spread of 50:50. Our focus is on concessionary long-term loans,” the finance…

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Abacha Would Have Been Abiola’s Defence Minister – Nyiam; Says Ken Saro Wiwa Trusted Abacha

MKO Abiola

By Gideon Njoku If the late Chief MKO Abiola had reclaimed his Presidential mandate, former Head of State, the late General Sani Abacha, would have been his Minister for Defence. This was sensationally revealed by Lt. Col. Tony Nyiam, a NADECO Chieftain, in an interview published in the Punch of June 30. Nyiam was, also, a major participant in the April 22, 1990 coup which sought to overthrow the military government of General Ibrahim Babangida. In the interview, Nyiam also described Ambassador Babagana Kingibe as the greatest betrayer of Abiola,…

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Oyo Governorship: Adelabu’s Hope Dashed, As INEC Closes Case Against Makinde

Seyi Makinde

By Akinwale Kasali The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has dashed the hope of the  All Progressives Congress, APC, Governorship Candidate in Oyo State at the 2019 Polls, Adebayo Adelabu, following the closure of the petition filed by Adelabu against the winner of the election, Seyi Makinde. The Electoral body’s counsel, Akinlolu Kehinde (SAN), closed the case after calling only one witness in the petition before the Oyo State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal. Kehinde told the tribunal that he was closing his case because INEC had discharged its burden of…

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Ezekwesili Lambasts President Buhari

By Akinwale Kasali Former Minister for Education, Obiageli Ezekwesili has questioned President Muhammadu Buhari’s lackadaisical approach towards the challenges facing the nation. Ezekwesili condemned the attitude and body language of the President towards the many security and economic challenges facing the country. She says the President’s attitude  signifies that he has no positive plan for the country during the electioneering campaign, but was only bent on remaining in power. The former Presidential Candidate said that it was  more than obvious that ‘Becoming President’ was the one and only objective of President Buhari.…

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Fireworks: Strange Revelations At Appeal Court Over Buhari, Atiku Case

By Uche Mbah The ongoing Buhari vs Atiku case at the Federal Court of Appeal in Abuja has pulled up several legal punches that promises a Coca-cola-pop-corn entertainment for Nigerians despite the seriousness of the case on issue. The substantive suit, which started after weeks of legal fireworks on preliminary objections, took a bizarre turn when President Buhari, through his lawyer, Wale Olanipekun, objected to the admission in evidence of form CF001. This was the form containing his personal data he submitted to the Independent national Electoral Commission, INEC, in…

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