Oshiomhole Has Excluded North-West, North-East From APC, EX-SGF Claims

Former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal, has accused National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, of excluding the North-West and North-East geopolitical zones from the affairs of the party.  While addressing journalists in Abuja over the weekend, Lawal claimed that the ex-labour leader had not been attending meetings organised by the party’s national...

APC Wants Fresh Governorship Election In Bayelsa After Supreme Court Judgment

National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, has written to the  Independent National Election Commission to demand a fresh governorship election in Bayelsa state.  Deputy National Chairman of the party, Yekini Nabena, disclosed this at a press briefing in Abuja. The Supreme Court sacked David Lyon as winner of the 2019 election in the state and ordered the...

Group Warns Against Biased Review Of Imo Governorship Case By Supreme Court

A group, Concerned Nigerians, has called for a holistic review of the judgment on Imo State governorship election by the Supreme Court.  In a statement by its convener, Deji Adeyanju, the group berated the apex court for putting itself in a position where citizens now have to question its pronouncement.  Recall that the Supreme Court on January 14, 2020 sacked...

Boko Haram: Declare State Of Emergency In Borno, Group Urges Buhari

  A group, National Democratic Front, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to declare a state of emergency in Borno following the renewed spate of insecurity in the state. According to the group, President Buhari must stop local government allocations to the state so as to prevent individuals from illegally profiting from the crisis in the region. Secretary General of NDF,...

Nigerian Lawmakers Call For Protection Of Government Property, Stiff Punishment For Vandals

  Members of Nigeria’s House of Representatives have called on citizens across the country to always protect buildings and other property belonging to government rather than vandalising such. The lawmakers made the call during an inspection tour of the permanent site of the National Council for Arts and Culture in Abuja, the country’s capital. According to the legislators, a lot of...

Supreme Court To Review Imo, Zamfara Judgments On Tuesday

The Supreme Court will on Tuesday review the judgment on election petitions in Imo and Zamfara states. In Imo State, candidate of the Peoples Democractic Party, Emeka Ihedioha, is asking for the reversal of the judgment that sacked him as the elected governor of Imo State.  A Supreme Court panel led by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad,...

Tinubu’s Presidency Will Be Disservice To Nigeria, Says Bode George

  A former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Olabode George, has said that he will be contesting to be Nigeria’s president to challenge the National Leader of All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, at the poll. George, who spoke in an interview with PUNCH, said a Tinubu’s presidency will be a disservice to the nation. He said, “It is...

Prosecution Of Sowore By Buhari Waste Of Time —Prof Soyinka

Nobel Laureate, Prof Wole Soyinka, has described the prosecution of Omoyele Sowore as a waste of time and the nation's resources. Soyinka, who spoke during an interview session with Plus TV Africa, also slammed Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, saying he had committed a lot of blunders in his administration. Speaking on the ongoing prosecution of Sowore by the government for calling...

Amotekun Will Not Be Orderlies Of VIPs, Politicians —Akeredolu

Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, has said that operatives of Amotekun Corps will not serve as orderlies to important personalities and politicians.  In a statement by his spokesperson, Jimoh Dojumo, Akeredolu said the primary function of the security outfit would be combating criminals in the region.  Amotekun was created by the South-West governors to address the issue of insecurity. The...

Oride, Gokada Had No Approval To Operate In Lagos, Says Deputy Governor

Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Obafemi Hamzat, has claimed that motorcycle hailing companies came into state for visit.   Hamzat, who spoke on an interview with Channels Television, said the state never gave approval for their activities.  He also restated that motorcycles and tricycles were banned to curb crime rate and decrease road accidents. He said, “The truth of the matter is...

Nigerian Takes Protest To White House Over Niger Delta Amnesty Programme

  A Nigerian, Mr Kenneth Friday, who is based in the United States, has staged a solo protest in front of the White House in Washington DC by calling on President Donald Trump to place a visa ban on all political appointees in Nigeria over financial misconduct especially the Coordinator of the Niger Delta Presidential Amnesty Programme, Prof Charles...

Christian Association Of Nigeria Tells Lagos Governor To Stop Illegal Entrants In State

  The Christian Association of Nigeria has called on Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos to stop illegal entry into the state in order to curb insecurity. This was just as the Christian body expressed support for the policy of the state government to ban motorcycles and tricycles. Rev. Supo Ayokunle, President of CAN, who spoke at the Inter-Denominational Divine Service on...

Group Renews Call For Electoral Reform In Nigeria

A civil society organisation under the umbrella of Center for Advancement of Civil Liberties and Development has kicked off an awareness and sensitization programme tagged "Electoral Reform Advocacy". The programme is aimed at galvanising the public towards electoral reform by creating awareness on the current deficit in the electoral process.Addressing journalists on Friday in Abuja, Co-convener of the group,...

EXCLUSIVE: Maina’s Son, Faisal, Reveals How Father Used Fake Farm Account To Syphon Millions Of Naira

  Faisal Maina, son of Abdulrasheed Maina, former Chairman of Pension Reform Task Team, has revealed to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission how his father created a bank account for a farm without owning one and how the account was used to syphon millions of naira. Faisal, who is being charged over an allegation of fraud to the tune of...