Appointment of Supreme Court Judges: Nigerians Worry About Separation of Powers

By Uche Mbah There are palpable fears about the fate of separation of powers judging from the happenings in the political terrain in recent times, where the legislature and the Judiciary are gradually being allegedly subsumed under the wings of the executive. Eal y this month, the Presidency had written to the Acting Chief Justice of the Federation on the issue of appointment of new judges for the supreme court to make up the number to 21. The Judiciary and the legislature has never told the executive how to appoint…

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Court Case: INEC Tardiness Worries Presidency

By Uche Mbah There are indications that Presidency is worried about the tardiness with which the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, handled the 2019 Presidential elections which, though the APC presidential Candidate, Muhammadu Buhari, was returned, has left many loose ends untied. Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari beat his closest rival, Atiku Abubakar, the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, with about four million votes. Later the same day after the announcement of the results, Buhari received the certificate of return as the President elect. But more than a week after the…

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Ezekwesili Withdraws from Presidential Race

By Uche Mbah Madam due process, Obiageli ezekwesili, hitherto the presidential candidate of Allied Congress Party of Nigeria, ACPN,Thursday threw in the towel as the presidential flag-bearer of the party. Her spokesperson, Obioma Ubabukoh, issued a statement indicating that she will work closely with others to dislodge Buhari and prevent Atiku from taking over. According to Ezekwesili, she took the decision to step down after consultations with Nigerians at home and abroad. Hear her: “This decision followed extensive consultations with leaders from various walks of life across the country over…

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2019 Polls: Femi Adeshina Talks Tough

By Akinwale Kasali Shortly after the meeting between former President Olusegun Obasanjo and Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate for the 2019 presidential poll, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, on Thursday gave an indication that President Muhammadu Buhari will win the 2019 presidential election notwithstanding any gang up against him. The former Editor of Sun Newspaper, is optimistic that any gang up against his principal will surely hit the rock, as president Buhari will retain the seat of power come 2019.…

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2019: Jang Joins Presidential Race

By Akinwale Kasali No doubt, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has a long walk ahead as the 2019 polls draw nearer. The top echelon of the party led by the Chairman, Uche Secondus, will have an herculean task of choosing the candidate that will hoist the party’s flag as the race for who clinches the presidential tickets thickens. No fewer than 15 people have indicated interest of becoming the party’s flagbearer come 2019 for the presidential seat. Latest to join the list of aspirants his, Senator Jonah Jang, former governor…

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Nigeria Escape FIFA’s Ban, As FG Recognises Pinnick As NFF Boss

By Akinwale Kasali For the umpteenth time in less than a decade, Nigeria has escaped FIFA’s dangling hammer for power tussle by the Nigeria Football federation, NFF. The leadership tussle between Amaju Pinnick and Chris Giwa can be traced back to the Goodluck Jonathan administration, before it escalated few months back, forcing FIFA to wield the big stick on the NFF. he Presidency on Monday said it recognised the Amaju Pinnick-led executives of the Nigerian Football Federation as the authentic executives of the federation. The Senior Special Assistant to the…

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UN Exposes FG Over Dapchi Girls Release

By Akinwale Kasali The United Nations has exposed the Federal Government over the release of the Dapchi girls that were abducted months back. UN disclosed that the FG paid a huge ransom to Boko Haram for the release of the abducted Dapchi schoolgirls in March 2018. The government had denied reports that it paid millions of Euros for the release of the girls, noting that the hostages were released in exchange for detained Boko Haram commanders. But the UN report stated that ransom from abductions, donations from charity groups and…

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Shehu Sani Set To Quit APC

By Akinwale Kasali Senator Shehu Sani has revealed plans to further aggravate the defection tsunami set to hit the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC. The Senator representing Kaduna Central Senatorial Zone told the media yesterday that some aggrieved members of the APC are set to dump the party. He told reporters in Abuja, on Tuesday, that the new APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole  assumed office at a time it had become too late to reconcile them with the party. Sani said, “I wish Adams has come earlier because like I said these…

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2019: Presidency in desperate fund drive

By uche Mbah The prosecution of 2019 general elections has become a migrain for the ruling All Progressives congress, APC. The government come into power on the mantra of anti corruption, but critics accuse the government of selective amnesia when the issue of corruption in the presidency is involved. This has put the presidency in a tight corner as far as raising funds to prosecute the next years election is involved. It could have been easy to simply use the National security Adviser to subpoena the funds as has been…

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Buhari declaration sets new election template, sparks protests in London

Muhammadu Buhari

Buhari-Muhammadu Buhari- the present Nigerian president, has stirred the hornets’ nest when he declared that he is going to contest the 2019 presidential election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC. Although the possibility of denial of the declaration cannot be ruled out since the initial announcement was given, not by him, but by the Kaduna state governor, Nasir el-Rufai, after the APC stakeholders’ meeting in Abuja recently. Already, the announcement that he has approved the release of $1 billion to fight the already defeated Boko Haram led…

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