Presidential Poll: Buhari, Atiku Stand Head-To-Head

By Bayo Bernard President Muhammadu Buhari is not happy that his party, All Progressives Congress, APC will not present candidates for governorship elections in Rivers and Zamfara states. APC has been bared by the courts from presenting candidates for parliamentary elections in the two states due to factional issues. “I’m not happy that our party would not” present candidates for election in Rivers state, Buhari said in Port Harcourt on Wednesday barely four days to presidential election on Saturday, February 16. Whatever happens in the two states will impact the…

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With Crisis-ridden Electioneering Campaign At Home, Buhari Takes On The World

By Uche Mbah The dwindling  fortunes of the electioneering campaigns of President Buhari in recent times has become a source of worry to the All Progressives Congress-led central government. An emergency meeting of the security chiefs was said to have been called by the presidency- a meeting the opposition Peoples democratic Party, PDP insisted is a closed door meeting to perfect the rigging plan of the APC. Recent campaign outings has become worrisome to the political gladiators, particularly since the president seem to lack coordination in his utterances and actions.…

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16th February: Aisha Buhari Disappears, Bill Clinton to Parley With Atiku, Buhari

By Uche Mbah Wife of the president, Aisha Buhari, has been conspicuously absent with her family at the ongoing political rallies by the All Progressives Congress, APC, thereby raising eyebrows as to the reason for her absence. It will be recalled that Mrs Buhari has been vocal in the criticism of the government she is part of, alleging that the Presidency has been hijacked by two people. The Media has dubbed the two unidentified people as members of the Cabal. Since that remark, Aisha has been scarce in public appearance.…

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Tinubu: Nigeria’s Most Powerful Politician

By Comfort Obi Let me begin with an apology. Please, excuse the title of this write-up. Penultimate week, I used a title almost similar to this. It was entitled: Ambode: Nigeria’s Most Powerless Governor. Now this. But don’t be envious of Lagosians. They don’t proudly call their state “Eko for show” for nothing. It is their luck that God blessed them with men of two extremes. The most powerless governor. And the most powerful politician.  Forget  President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo or even  former President Olusegun Obasanjo. Sure,…

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Buhari Suspends Onnoghen, Swears in Tanko

By Uche Mbah President Muhammadu Buhari Today suspended the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onoghen, swearing in Justice Ibrahim Tanko Mohamed as the new Acting Chief Justice. Mohamed was sworn in inside the Council Chamber of Aso Rock Villa, after the signing of the Executive Order 007. It is not clear the extent of his powers in this regard. The Constitution states Onnoghen can only be removed by two third majority of the Senate. Since the information came in, there has been anger, particularly within the legal profession, where some…

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CCT: Onnoghen Absent Again As Political Undercurrents Intensifies

By Uche Mbah Amid confusion on whether the case against the Chief Justice of the Federation, Walter Onnoghen, at the Code of Conduct Tribunal, will be suspended or not due to a High Court rulings, the Code  of Conduct Tribunal convened again without the CJN appearing. His Lawyer, Wole Olanipekun, however, appeared for him with over forty Senior Lawyers and Forty two others. It will be recalled that the last hearing of the case was on 14 January 2019, with the CJN absent. Since then, there has been three different…

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Mohammadu Buhari Plans To Rig 2019 Elections-Obasanjo

By Uche Mbah Fomer President Olusegun Obasanjo has written an open letter addressing current issues in the polity, where he accused President Buhari of clandestine plans to rig the 2019 elections. In a letter titled “Points Of Concern And Action”, obasanjo said that Buhari is acting like the late maximum dictator, Sanni Abacha. The letter was distributed to journalists at his Hiltop Library, Abeokuta. He took a swipe at the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, saying he doubts their integrity. “I personally have serious doubt about the present INEC’s integrity,…

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Tinubu’s Empire On Trial; Absence At Rallies Fuels Speculations

Bola-Ahmed-Tinubu

By Uche Mbah The Political dynasty of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu appears to be under high tension in recent times since he decided against the idea of the continuation in office of Akinwumi Ambode, the incumbent governor of Lagos state. Since that fateful decision, the state has been in dilemma on what should be done with the governor, whose loyalty the Tinubu camp are no longer sure of. They toyed with the idea of using the Lagos House of Assembly for his impeachment but the option has its own drawbacks: The…

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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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