Edo 2020: Secondus And Wike Canvass For Free And Fair Election

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure a free, fair and credible governorship election on September 19 in Edo State. From From Gbade Ogunwale, Abuja Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike also made as similar call, vowing that the PDP would not succumb to intimidation at the polls. Secondus spoke yesterday at the Abuja … Continue reading Edo 2020: Secondus And Wike Canvass For Free And Fair Election

PDP Calls On Magu To Step Down

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to step down. By Gbade Ogunwale, Abuja The call followed Monday’s quizzing of Ibrahim Magu over alleged infractions. In a statement last night by PDP spokesman Kola Ologbondiyan, the party urged President Muhammadu Buhari to show the genuineness of his war against corruption by allowing unhindered … Continue reading PDP Calls On Magu To Step Down

Fayose To Adesina: Don’t Wake A Sleeping Lion

Former Ekiti Governor Ayodele Fayose has warned presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, not to “wake a sleeping lion”. By Alao Abiodun Reacting to Adesina’s latest piece, Fayose said failure to heed his warning could attract consequences that Adesina would be unable to cope with. The Nation had reported the presidential spokesman said Buhari would have “dealt with” Fayose and Rivers Governor Nyesom Wike over their “combative … Continue reading Fayose To Adesina: Don’t Wake A Sleeping Lion

Life Through Wike’s Binoculars

Never mind how frequently Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State exhibits an ardent streak bordering on the dramatic when he seizes upon an idea. What has become noteworthy is how quickly Mr Wike’s mind fluctuates on the idea. By Barometer In a series of published advertorials dripping with emotional bilge water, a grateful Mr Wike wished to, on behalf of the government and people of … Continue reading Life Through Wike’s Binoculars

Keyamo, Lawmakers Clash; Election Campaign Councils Named; And Other Political Stories Of Last Week

The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) under the supervision of the minister of state, labour and employment on Monday constituted and inaugurated a committee to supervise the planned employment of 774,000 Nigerians. Unsatisfied with the modalities used in setting up the committees, the National Assembly joint committee on labour and employment invited the management of NDE and the minister. By Nasir Ayitogo What seemed like … Continue reading Keyamo, Lawmakers Clash; Election Campaign Councils Named; And Other Political Stories Of Last Week

Buhari Suspends NSITF M.D. And Four Directors

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the indefinite suspension of the Managing Director/Chief Executive of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF), Mr. Adebayo Somefun. By Frank Ikpefan, Abuja The President also approved the suspension of four directors of the agency. They are the Executive Director, Finance and Investment, Mr. Jasper Ikedi Azusalam; Executive Director, Operations, Mrs. Olukemi Nelson and Executive Director, Administration, Alhaji Tijani Darazo … Continue reading Buhari Suspends NSITF M.D. And Four Directors

Buhari Names Adesina, Seriki, Awoniyi, And 39 Others As Ambassadors Nominees

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday requested the Senate to screen and confirm 41 non-career and one career ambassadors for appointment. By Sanni Onogu, Abuja Buhari’s letter of request was read on the floor at plenary by the Senate President Ahmad Lawan. Among the nominees included Debo Adesina (Oyo), Exco-Minister of State for Defence, Ademola Seriki (Lagos) and Mr. Dare Sunday Awoniyi (Kogi). Details shortly… Continue reading Buhari Names Adesina, Seriki, Awoniyi, And 39 Others As Ambassadors Nominees

Buhari Appoints New Chief Personal Security Officer

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Aliyu Abubakar Musa, as his Chief Personal Security Officer (CPSO). By Bolaji Ogundele, Abuja The new appointment was disclosed in a statement on Monday evening by the Senior Special Assistant to the President in Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu. According to the statement, DCP Musa, an indigene of Niger State, last … Continue reading Buhari Appoints New Chief Personal Security Officer

Behind The Scenes At APC’s Aso Rock NEC Meeting: The Full Story

On Thursday, a portentous National Executive Committee meeting of the All Progressives Congress (APC) was held in the Federal Executive Council chamber of the Presidential Villa leaving in its wake some controversies. In this piece, YUSUF ALLI, Managing Editor, Northern Operation(The Nation Newspaper), revisits the pre-meeting intrigues, the drama at the session and the post-NEC politics. THE ATMOSPHERE BEFORE THE NEC MEETING The usual taciturn … Continue reading Behind The Scenes At APC’s Aso Rock NEC Meeting: The Full Story

Buhari, Tinubu’s Relationship Intact — Presidency

The Presidency has described recent interpretations following the dissolution of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), as misleading. By Bolaji Ogundele, Abuja In a statement on Saturday, the Presidency said the narrative projecting a face-off between President Muhammadu Buhari and the National Leader of the APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, were untrue, describing it as ‘political vulturism’. Senior Special Assistant … Continue reading Buhari, Tinubu’s Relationship Intact — Presidency