Onnonghen: Buhari Faces Pan-Nigerian Fire

By Bayo Bernard The President Muhammadu Buhari’s government must have been shocked that the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN Walter Onnonghen defied the federal government by failingto appear before the Code of Conduct Tribunal in Abuja on Monday. His absence at the trial came on the heels of threat by Niger Delta militants to ground all oil infrastructures in the region over what they described as harassment of one of their own. A group of Niger Delta militants under the Coalition of Niger Delta Agitators accused the federal government of…

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“On January 23 We Stand”- Organised Labour

By Oji Odu It is seven days to “Armagedon,” 168 hours to the industrial strike of all strikes. Organised labour has vowed to implement its threat to shutdown the country from January 23, 2019, if the Federal Government refuses to send the proposed N30,000 minimum wage to the National Assembly for deliberations and approval. This in effect will truncate the democratic process and the 2019 general elections which are days ahead. The body comprising the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC,  Trade Union Congress, TUC, and the United Labour Congress, ULC, have…

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Oluomo fallout: Imohimi Stays Put in Lagos

By Uche Mbah The handover ceremony between the would be new Commissioner of Police for Lagos, Kayode Egbetokun, and the incumbent commissioner, Edgal Imohimi, was cancelled at the last minute due to what Edgal described as “Signal from our bosses in Abuja”. The hand over was meant to take place simultaneously in Abuja and Lagos. In Abuja, the new Inspector General of Police, IG, Mohamed Adamu, took over from the immediate past IG, Ibrahim Kpotum Idris. But just as the handover ceremony was underway, This magazine was told, Imohimi received…

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Ekweremadu Appointed Technical Adviser to Atiku Abubakar

By Uche Mbah The deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremmadu, has been appointed Technical Adviser to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP Presidential Candidate, Atiku Abubakar. He is to serve alongside Speaker of the HouseRepresentatives Yakubu Dogara, former Peoples democratic party, PDP Chairman Ahmed Makarfi, and and former governor of Jigawa state Sule Lamido. In addition, Lamido was named Chairman, Elders’ Council for the Campaign while Kawu Buraje was appointed Technical Adviser to the chairman Campaign Organisation, Bukola Saraki. Ekweremadu has in recent times been targets of accusations of anti party activities,…

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Buhari Shatters DIGs Hopes, Appoints Muhammed

The appointment of Adamu Mohammed as the Nigeria’s Inspector General of Police by President Muhammadu Buhari may have suddenly ended the career of all the current Deputy Inspector Generals of Police, DIGs. By tradition the DIGs are expected to retire immediately their junior in the Force is appointed in their stead. Usman is an Assistant Inspector General of Police, AIG. Usman replaced the current IGP Ibrahim Idris as Nigeria’s top cop after the latter’s tenure ended on Tuesday having clocked 60 years, the mandatory age for any public officers in…

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Onnoghen Absent in Court, Criticisms May Force FG to Soft- pedal on Trial

By Uche Mbah The level of anger, uproar that trailed the announcement of plans to drag the Chief Justice of The Federation, Walter Onnoghen, to the Code of Conduct Tribunal, coupled with International pressures, may have decided the rumored tactical withdrawal of the federal Government from the case. It will be recalled that one Dennis Aghanya, former Media Aid to President Buhari, wrote a petition against the Chief Justice of the Federation, CJN, to the Code of conduct Tribunal. Aghanya, the Executive secretary of a Civil Society Group, the Anti-Corruption…

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Lagos APC Rally: Lagos CP Removed, Oluomo To Be Flown Abroad

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By Uche Mbah The violence that rocked the All Progressives Congress, APC, rally in Lagos that resulted in a factional leader of the Nigerian Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW, Musliu Akinsanya, also known as MC Oluomo, being hospitalized has brought to the fore the problem of running a democratic government side by side with a Mafioso-like union that thrives on Violence and rule of the thumb. Already, the whole episode has afforded the godfather of Lagos, Bola Tinubu to now have a complete control of the whole state apparatus…

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Gov Ikpeazu Has a Stolen Mandate – Alex Oti

Alex Oti, from Abia State was the Group Managing Director/ Chief Executive Officer  of Diamond Bank PLC.  Today, he is contesting for the governorship of his state under the platform of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA). This is his second attempt. He lost in 2015 to the incumbent. You left your plum job as GMD /CEO of a bank in 2014.  What was your motivation then and now?  My motivation is to change things in Abia. Abia state has been very unfortunate and has gone through poor quality leadership, and I…

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2019: Fear Over Buhari’s Health Intensifies

By Deji Shodeinde President Buhari has failed to prove critics wrong over claims that his health is failing and therefore may not be able to perform effectively if he’s reelected in this year’s presidential election. Buhari May Lose 2019 Election It’s still widely suggested among Nigerians that the president lacks the stamina to run the most populous nation in the continent for the next four years. The president has recently directed Bola Tinubu, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC and former governor of Lagos state to fully take…

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Mixed Feelings As Lagos Gets Youngest Head of Service

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By Uche Mbah The appointment by Akinwumi Ambode, the Lagos state governor, of a new Head of the Civil Service, has been received with mixed feelings by the civil service community. At 47, Hakeem Muri-Okunola was sworn in on 31st December 2018 as the 21st Head of Service, the youngest ever to head the Lagos Civil Service. He took over from  Folashade Adesoye who retired four days earlier. The ceremony, which saw the Godfather of Lagos, Bola Tinubu, in attendance, attracted who is who in the ruling party in the…

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