Buhari Claims Ignorance of Ruga, Suspends It

The Presidency, after due consultations, has decided to suspend Ruga, giving their reason as “lack of consistency”, after he allegedly denied knowledge of what Ruga is all about. Rural Urban Grazing Area, or Ruga settlements, the attempt by the Federal Government to impose grazing land on each state of the Federation, has been met with an uproar of disapproval by Nigerians, with almost all the zones of the country insisting there is no provision of land for Ruga in their area. This Magazine was told that some Governors were piqued…

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Osinbajo Denies Supervision Of Ruga Settlements

By Uche Mbah Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has denied that his office is the one supervising the Ruga settlements as planned by the federal government. Recall that a member of Miyetti Allah was on national television where he said that the Ruga settlement is being supervised by the office of the Vice President. Ruga has been under serious controversy, with Nigerians fearing it is a ploy for Fulania expansionism. Presidency and Miyeti Allah, however, claim that it will help to end what they called herders-farmers crisis. But Laolu Akande, Osinbajo’s…

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US Visit: Former US Secretary Of Defense Calls Out Osinbajo, Akande Puts The Record Straight

By Uche Mbah The credibility crisis following the US trip of Vice president Yemi Osinbajo took a new turn with a former US Assistant Secretary of Defense, Frank Gaffney, accusing him of being economical with the truth on the issue of Kidnappings in Nigeria. Vice president Osinbajo has, however, put the records straight on what happened in the United states, saying that in no place did he use the word “exergerated”. Osinbajo had gone to the United states to discuss “matters of common interest” to both Nigeria and the US.…

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Kidnapping: Osinbajo Lied – Afenifere

Yinka Odumakin

By Ayodele Oni, Akure Pan Yoruba social cultural organization, Afenifere, has come down heavily on the Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, for playing politics with the life of Nigerians going by his remarks two days ago in the United States of America. The vice President had told his audience in the US that reports of kidnappings and killings in Nigeria which they read in social media were exaggerated. Rising from its meeting in Akure, Ondo state capital, on Tuesday June 25, the spokesman of the group, Mr Yinka Odumakin, in…

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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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2023: Attention: Ngige & Osita

Comfort Obi

By Comfort Obi In the past one year, aside from being the Minister for Labour, Chris Ngige, a medical doctor, has been engaged in another assignment which he considers very important. It is to convince his South-east people that one of their own will be Nigeria’s President in 2023. But Ngige attached a condition. The region must vote massively for President Muhammadu Buhari’s second term in office in 2019, or forget the Presidency. On this, Ngige is in the good company of Osita Okechukwu, the Director General of the Voice of Nigeria,…

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FG: Scandals, Scandals everywhere

By Uche Mbah These are not the best of times for the All Progressives Congress ruling party. For a government that has anti corruption fight as their cardinal agenda, no week passes without one or more official of the government reeling under the burden of scandal or the other. The latest of such scandals involved-yes, you got it-Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. Osinbajo was said to have approved N5.8billion, which he directed to be disbursed from the Eurobond account and another N17 billion he ordered to be released from the Ecological Fund.…

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NEC Move To Decentralise Police Operations Due To Insecurity

The National Economic Council presided over by the Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, on Thursday commenced the process that may eventually lead to the decentralisation of the operations of the Nigerian Police Force as one of the ways to tackle insecurity in the county. The National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno, disclosed this to State House correspondents at the end of the council’s meeting held at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The council which is chaired by Osinbajo has all state governors and relevant ministers as members. Monguno said the council would set…

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Why Buhari Cannot Sack Security Political Appointees?

Muhammadu Buhari

By Stephen Ubanna More facts have emerged why  President Muhammadu Buhari, could not muster the political will  to fire   his political security  Chieftains fingered over the last three years  to be an embarrassment to the Administration because of their actions.This is because the security Chieftains were  said to have  a dossier on how he was elected President  of Federal Republic of Nigeria and Commander -In -Chief of the Armed Forforces in  the 2015 general election. Buhari may have had at the back of his mind that the security Chieftains  and…

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Akpabio: Blackmail, Betrayal and Intimidations Trail his Expected Crossover to APC

By Uche Mbah It started as a rumour. Godswill Akpabio, former governor of Akwa Ibom state, who has been vocal in the criticism of the failures of the Federal Government, suddenly is making plans to decamp to the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC. He is of the Opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and, before the Tsunami of defections, the Senate Minority leader. As things stand now, when the Senate convenes in September, if the restive ruling party did not effect a Kangaroo change of guard as alleged by the PDP,…

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