Category: Politics

Oshiomhole to inaugurate govs-led APC reconciliation c’ttee today

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, will today inaugurate a national peace and reconciliation committee for the party to be headed by some governors. The National Working Committee (NWC) of the APC, on Monday, announced the formation of the committee with some governors leading other members of the party…

Sanwo-Olu: I Have No Issue With Ambode…He’s My Governor

“On the ‘Ambode Issue’…let me state it here that there is no Ambode issue. He is my governor,” Sanwo-Olu wrote. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has said there is no issue between Akinwunmi Ambode, Governor of Lagos State and himself. He stated this in a response to a question on…

Your life an inspiration to Nigerians – Buhari tells Jonathan

President Muhammadu Buhari, in his birthday message to the immediate past president, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan as he turns 61, mentioned that the elder statesman’s life is an inspiration to Nigerians. According to Buhari, the life journey of his predecessor “remains an inspiration to every young Nigerian of the possibilities that await anyone willing to learn,…

Fashola gives reasons South West will re-elect Buhari

The Minister for Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola (SAN) says the South West has more to gain by re-electing President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 presidential election. Fashola, who was in Lagos on Tuesday for the inauguration of 5000 foot soldiers for the campaign of Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, said that the…

Goodluck Jonathan reveals those behind his defeat In 2015, accuses Obama of meddling in the election

Former Pesident Goodluck Jonathan, has revealed those behind his defeat in the 2015 presidential election. In his newly released book, titled: “My Transition Hours” which is being launched today Tuesday November 20th to commemorate his 61st birthday, Jonathan stated that former governors of his Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who defected to the then opposition All…

If I were Nigerian, I would vote for Atiku Abubakar – Ex-Ugandan Vice President

Ex-Ugandan Vice President, Dr. Gilbert Bukenya, has waded into Nigeria’s 2019 elections and according to him he would have voted for Atiku Abubakar if he was a Nigerian. Dr. Gilbert Bukenya who served as the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at Makrere, said he was left with so much to contemplate, during his encounter…

Buhari, APC Under Fire For ‘Plagiarising’ ‘Next Level’ Logo

Less than 24 hours after the unveiling of the logo, it appears internet surfing rather than creativity is the anchor on which the logo rests. President Muhammadu Buhari and his party, the All progressives Congress (APC), are under fire on social media for what appears to be the passing off of a foreign logo as…

Atiku launches policy, promises to attract investments, support 50m SMEs

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has promised to attract investments and support 50 million Small and Medium-Scale Enterprises, if elected president in 2019. Abubakar, while unveiling his Policy Launch through live Facebook address in Yola, Adamawa, said the purpose was to double the size of Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Products (GDP) to…

Don’t Drag Christian Community Into Partisan Politics, Group Warns CAN

“The reactions from the public discourse space is that Rev Dr Samson Olasupo A. Ayokunle and the team that visited President Buhari are playing ‘approach-the-highest-bidder’ game in which they are making themselves visible as a force to reckon with so that the PDP candidate, Atiku Abubakar, can approach them with his monetary bid to take…

My second term plans, says Buhari

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari yesterday launched his re election campaign with the presentation of his achievements, and his plans, if reelected. On job creation, the campaign with the theme, “The Next Level: Working for the Greatest Number”, announced plans to engage one million N-Power graduates and “skill up” 10 million Nigerians under a voucher system in…

Ajimobi’s wife urges well-to-do to support less-privileged

The wife of the Oyo State Gov., Mrs Florence Ajimobi, on Saturday appealed to the well-to-do in the society to do more in lifting up the less-privileged. Ajimobi spoke at a forum in her office in Agodi, Ibadan, where she donated food items to some orphanages and indigent persons in the state. The News Agency…

I Have Not Collected Salary Since I Became Governor, Says Aregbesola

“I have not collected salary since I became the governor of the state. The state feeds me, fuels my car and provides me accommodation. With all these, I don’t need money,” Aregbesola said. Rauf Aregbesola, outgoing Governor of Osun State, has said he did not earn salaries throughout the eight years of his administration. Speaking…

JUST IN: Igbo leaders endorsement of Atiku is “Nothing” – Buhari

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari has dismissed the endorsement of the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar as ‘Chaff’. Naijaxtreme gathered that Buhari revealed that many well-meaning Igbo leaders asked him to ignore the so-called endorsement of Atiku by Ohanaeze Ndigbo adding that the action by the group was all gas, lacking…

CSNAC Advises Senate To Back Off CBN’s Negotiations With MTN

“We therefore call on the Senate to operate within its legislative functions and desist from meddling in issues exclusively within the constitutional role of regulatory agencies,” the statement read. The Civil Society Network Against Corruption (CSNAC), a coalition of more than 150 anti-corruption organisations, has called on the Senate “not to meddle in the ongoing…

Ekiti wants FG to refund N21bn expended on federal roads

Gov. Kayode Fayemi on Wednesday sought the intervention of the Senate for the refund of N21 billion spent on the construction and rehabilitation of federal roads in the state. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Fayemi made the appeal while receiving members of the Senate Committee on Works who were on oversight inspection…

PDP and Atiku broke, unable to fund presidential campaign – APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Yekini Nabena, has alleged that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, are at the moment unable to fund presidential campaign, Naijaxtreme reports. Nabena, in a statement he signed on Tuesday in Abuja, attributed the difficulty in raising the fund to the…

Ad Agencies Turning Down Atiku Adverts For Fear Of Buhari Backlash

“The Atiku campaign is in soup,” said the executive, who asked not to be named. “The problem is that every advert agency the Atiku team has approached, the ones that I am aware of, they turned down the offer because of the fear that the government would move against them. I turned them down myself,…

Check on Atiku’s aircraft in line with international aviation standard practice – Sirika

The Minister of State, Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, says the check on former Vice President Atiku Abubakar’s aircraft at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja on Sunday, is in line with international aviation best practices. Sirika said this in Abuja on Monday in a statement by Mr James Odaudu, Deputy Director, Press and Public Affairs, Ministry…

2019: Rep dismisses Kanu’s call for election boycott in South-East

Rep Anayo Nnebe (PDP-Anambra), has dismissed the call by leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, on the people of the South East to boycott the 2019 general elections. Nnebe, who represents Awka North/South Constituency in the House of Representatives, spoke on Monday with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in…

There isn’t a single thinking brain left in PDP” Gov El-Rufai

Governor El-Rufai this afternoon took to his twitter handle to drag members of the opposition party, PDP. Trouble started when the party’s official twitter handle attacked him for calling their Vice Presidential candidate, Peter Obi, a tribal bigot. Read that story here. READ ALSO: Adams Oshiomhole returns from US, reveals why he was arrested by…

Peter Obi Is A Tribal Bigot, Says el-Rufai

“Peter Obi is a tribal bigot,” el-Rufai wrote. He was widely quoted on national television that the SSS was right to detain me for 48 hours in an hotel in 2014 on the grounds that ‘El-Rufai has no business being in Anambra State as it is not Katsina State!’” Nasir el-Rufai, Governor of Kaduna State,…