Category: Politics

Lai Mohammed Under Heat Over His Statement On Feeding Elzakzaky With N3.5

Read What Nigerians Are Saying About Lai Mohammed. Minister for Information, Lai Mohammed is currently, under heat, over the recent statement he made about Federal government’s expenses on Shiites Leader, Ibrahim Elzakzaky. In a video trending online, the minister asked not to be quoted before proceeding to say: “It costs the government about N3.5 million…

N30,000 Minimum Wage: Buhari Did Not Mentioned Any Figure – Adesina Insists

President Muhammadu Buhari‘s media aide, Femi Adesina, has said that the president did not agree to any figure as the new minimum wage. N30 000 minimum wage as being demanded by organised labour was also recommended by the tripartite committee in its report to the president on Tuesday. President Buhari, in his speech, expressed his…

BREAKING: ICC asked to probe Obasanjo over Odi Massacre

A Civil Society Organization, the Good Governance Advocacy Project, has asked the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate, prosecute and convict former President, Olusegun Obasanjo and erstwhile Minister of Defence TY Danjuma, for alleged involvement in war crimes and other offences against humanity that took place at various times between 1999 and 2007. The group…

Why Buhari cannot be trusted on new minimum wage – Atiku

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar has explained why President Muhammadu Buhari cannot be trusted to implement the ‘new’ minimum wage of N30, 000 the tripartite committee recently pushed forward to the federal government, Premium Times reports. In a statement issued by his media office, the presidential hopeful said Mr…

US Denies Predicting Buhari As Winner Of 2019 Presidential Election

Reports that President Muhammadu Buhari victory in the forthcoming presidential election was predicted by United States Institute of Peace (USIP) has been denied by the body. An earlier report said the organisation projected that Buhari is likely to emerge victorious in the 2019 elections. But the institute says the report, which also analysed the chances…

Former APC chairmanship aspirant drums support for Oshiomhole

Mr Ibrahim Emokpaire, a former All Progressives Congress(APC) national chairmanship aspirant, has called on members of the party across the federation to support Mr Adams Oshiomhole, the party`s national chairman. Emokpaire made the call in a statement on Monday in Abuja, adding that Oshiomhole deserved the support of APC members to enable him to enthrone…

The Reason In Accept Buhari’s Appointment – Keyamo

Festus Keyamo, one of the top legal practitional in the country has given the reason he took up the job as the spokesman of Buhari Campaign Organisation (BCO), for free of charge. The lawyer revealed that he accepted the job as the spokesperson of BCO because of the values he cherishes and has fought for…

2019: N400 million for US Visa is Evil – BMO attacks Atiku

The Buhari Media Organisation has accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its Presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar of hiring a US lobbyist for millions of dollars. It was widely reported that the PDP hired the services of Brian Ballard who is believed to be close to US President Donald Trump for an equivalent of N400…

Senate President, Bukola Saraki Vows To Probe Alleged NLNG Fund Diversion By The President

Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has assured has the Nigeria populace of investigating the reason behind alleged divertion of the dividend from the Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) to fund petroleum subsidy,Naija News Understands. Mr Saraki said the Senate, on resumption of plenary, will further probe the claims made before the Senate ad-hoc committee by the…

JUST IN: Buhari appoints Son-in-law as head of Border Agency

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari has silently appointed his Son-in-law, Junaid Abdullahi as the head of Nigeria’s Border Communities Development Agency. Abdullahi was married to President Buhari’s first daughter, Zulaihat, who passed away in 2012 from complications developed during childbirth at the age of 40. The retired army captain quietly resumed duties on October 18, taking…

Bayelsa Workers To Receive Part Payment Of Salary Arrears

Maxwell Ebibai, Commissioner for Finance, said the governor’s directive followed the receipt of N24.1 billion of the Paris Club funds. Seriake Dickson, Governor of Bayelsa State, has directed the payment of two months out of the outstanding three months salary arrears owed to workers in the state. Pensioners will also receive four months of their…

2019 : Tinubu Denies Working For Atiku’s Presidential Ambition

The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC in the South West, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has reacted to reports that he was working with the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar ahead of the 2019 elections. Former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode has taken to his Twitter handle to slam…

Breaking: APC reportedly rejects Okorocha’s son-in-law, picks Uzodima as governorship candidate

The APC reportedly selected Senator Hope Uzodima as its governorship candidate – The party dropped Uche Nwosu from the list – The party has been involved in a tussle on whom the true flag-bearer is Senator Hope Uzodima has reportedly been selected as the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Imo state…

Kaduna Governorship: El-rufai Picks Female Running Mate

Governor of peace seeking Kaduna State, Nasir el-Rufai, has announced his running mate for the 2019 governorship election. She is Dr. Hadiza Balarabe. They are running on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress. The news was relayed via the Twitter handle of APC Kaduna @OfficialAPCKD. See the tweet: View image on Twitter Kaduna…

2019: Why Atiku’s dream will crash, by Tinubu

All Progressives Congress (APC) stalwart Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu yesterday dismissed the plan by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to win the February 16 presidential election. He delivered a firm verdict on PDP presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar’s ambition, saying he cannot win because Nigerians “will not go back to the illusion of the PDP”. He…

Sanwo-Olu Joins Ambode At Lagos Governor’s Advisory Council Meeting

The meeting, which held at Marina, Lagos on Tuesday, also featured the presence of Femi Hamzat, as well as other members of the council. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for Lagos State, has met with Akinwunmi Ambode, Governor of Lagos State, and members of the Governor’s Advisory Council (GAC). The…

Atiku Campaign Organisation disowns online grant scheme

The Atiku Abubakar Presidential Campaign Organisation (APCO) has disowned a purported pan to disburse grants to unsuspecting Nigerians. The organisation, in a statement on Thursday in Abuja, said that its attention had been drawn to an on-going scheme that it purported to disburse grants to Nigerians. Former vice-President Atiku Abubakar speaks during the opposition People’s…

Replacing Peter Obi As Running Mate ‘Not An Option’ For Atiku

“On the political side, it will be hard for him — because the opposition might use that against him, saying he is not firm and cannot stand by his decisions. We were talking about cabals running the Muhammadu Buhari administration; how will that be different from some individuals in the country dictating who should be…

Primaries: APC Suspends Deputy Chairman

APC “This letter is an expression of our ‘Vote of No Confidence’ in Mr Mustapha Salihu based on the power vested on us in artcle 21D: vi, he is hereby suspended with immediate effect for his inability to run the party affairs judiciously, prudently, democratically and accountably.” The Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC),…

2019: Dele Momodu confirms Atiku Abubakar picked Peter Obi as running mate (Photos)

From all indications, Atiku Abubakar has officially picked former Anambra state governor Peter Obi as running mate. The former governor was in a closed door meeting with the former vice president earlier this afternoon, the meeting lasted for over an hour according to reports. ‘Congratulations to DR PETER OBI on your selection as Vice Presidential…

Shots fired! ‘If Nigerians elect me as their President, I will not take 6 months before naming my cabinet’ – Atiku

Shots fired! In what seems to be a shot at President Buhari who took over 6-months before naming his cabinet in 2015, Atiku Abubakar has just tweeted; ‘If Nigerians elect me as their President, I will not take 6 months before naming my cabinet. My cabinet will be ready before May 29, 2019, if by…