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?

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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2019: Power play forces Osinbajo to throw in the towel

By Uche Mbah The political terrain has become so turbulent in recent times that the Vice president, Yemi Osinbajo, has recently voiced out his intention to abandon the joint ship he has been navigating with President Buhari in 2019 and return to his Pastoral duties. Indications are that he has been instructed by his principal to start preparing for his exit, probably because of the current permutation of Muslim-Muslim ticket rumored to be on the drawing board, where Tinubu himself will be in the vice presidential candidate in 2019. It…

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More Troubles For Armed Herdsmen

By Stephen Ubaana When  Theophilus Danjuma, a retired Lt. General and a former Chief of Army Staff and minister of Defense , lampooned the  Army on March 24, 2018, of colluding with armed herdsmen to kill innocent citizens in parts of the country   he Amy did not find it funny. in apparent response to the  General’s accusation, the Army  exonerated itself from blame over the herdsmen killings in parts of the country, stressing that ”it has  sacrificed much life in dealing with the situation while absolutely remaining neutral”. Many beieves…

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