Category: Politics

Governor El-Rufai threatens foreigners who interfere in Nigerian politics

Kaduna state governor, Nasir El-Rufai, was a guest on NTA on Tuesday February 5th where he talked about the recent statements made by foreign representatives, UK, US and EU on the suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen. The foreign representatives had in different statements released on January 26th, said the suspension of Onnoghen few weeks to the general election, will cast doubts on the credibility of the elections. The Federal government and the ruling party had in seperate statements asked the foreign representatives to stop interfering in Nigeria’s politics. Speaking on NTA last night, Governor El-Rufai...

Osinbajo to test run new Lagos-Ibadan railway next week

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, would test run the Lagos – Ibadan Standard Gauge railway next Wednesday, Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has said. Speaking during an inspection ride on the standard gauge train from Agbado to Abeokuta of Friday, Amaechi said that the public would thereafter enjoy two-month free ride on the route from Feb. 7. ”The Vice President is expected to flag off the test run of the standard gauge rail project on Feb. 6 for passengers use. ”Arrangement was being put in place for passengers to enjoy free train for about two months between February and March,” Amaechi...

Why I Was Absent At BBC Debate – Seyi Makinde

The PDP Candidate in Oyo state Engr Seyi Makinde has cited earlier commitments as the reason for his absence at the BBC Yoruba organised political debate in Ibadan today. According to a statement from his campaign organisation and signed by Prince Dotun Oyelade, he had agreed with the people of Ibadan South East that he would kick off his campaign early enough and he was unwilling to change the sequence that will take him to Oranyan, Orita aperin, Felele, Bere, Odinjo and a host of other important places. He said he observed with interest the various contradictory statements credited to...

Atiku Abubakar will win, Buhari’s integrity is fake – Olusegun Obasanjo

Former president of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo, has reportedly said he is sure that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)’s presidential candidate and his former deputy, Atiku Abubakar, will be elected as president in the coming elections. The elder statesman, who recently took a swipe at the administration of Muhammadu Buhari, described the president’s integrity and morality as fake and unbankable. The New Telegraph reported that the former president made this statement on Wednesday, January 30, at the Island Club 2019 Quarterly Business Lecture held in Lagos state. Obasanjo also said he has forgiven Atiku and he won’t be retracting his recent...

JAMB registers 869,709 candidates, suspends 9 centres for malpractice

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has said that it registered 869,709 candidates for the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), which is scheduled to hold in March. JAMB stated this in its weekly bulletin from the office of the Registrar, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, on Monday. The board also revealed that it has suspended nine Computer-Based Test centres, that breached the code governing the 2019 registration exercise. JAMB noted that some of the centres demanded higher fees than the amounts stipulated by the Federal Government. According to the publication, the nine suspended centres are the University of Benin International...

Reps pass national minimum wage bill, okays N30,000

The House of Representatives on Tuesday passed the bill raising the national minimum wage. The bill was passed after the House considered the report of its ad hoc committee during plenary. Lawmakers, while considering the bill, resolved to leave the national minimum wage “as recommended by the tripartite committee”. The committee had approved N30,000 for both federal and state workers. The lower chamber passed the bill about a week after President Muhammadu Buhari sent the wage bill for consideration, after it was approved by the National Council of State. National Council of State had approved the sum of N27,000 while...

PDP, ADP, others meet, vow to defeat APC in Oyo

The major opposition parties in Oyo state have met on the possible merger ahead of the forthcoming elections with a view to defeating the All Progressives Congress (APC) led administration in the state. It was reported that the meeting of the possible realignment was held in Ibadan on Sunday, January 27, among the director generals, campaign organisations of the leading opposition parties. It was gathered that the parties involved include: African Democratic Congress (ADC), African Democratic Party (ADP), Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) respectively. The governorship candidate of ZLP, Sharafadeen Abiodun Alli, had said during his...

Why PDP, Atiku are angry about Buhari’s decision on CJN Onnoghen – APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Monday lambasted the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar for crying foul over the suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen. Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu, APC National Publicity Secretary, in a statement, stated that an order of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) was only respected by President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday. He said PDP and Atiku’s opposition to Justice Onnoghen’s suspension points to their penchant for anything corrupt and criminal. According to him, “We must ask ourselves these questions, why was Justice Onnoghen suspended? What...

Police seal CJN Onnoghen’s office, eject staff

The Police on Monday sealed off the office of the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen. The police stormed the office located at the Supreme Court premises on Monday morning. Bassey, the media aide to Onnoghen, who also confirmed the development, said staff members were also ejected “It’s true, it’s true,” the aide said. FacebookTwitterGoogle+Email

2019 presidency: Atiku Abubakar reveals Nigerians that’ll vote for Buhari

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, on Sunday said young Nigerians who got jobs in the last three years should vote for President Muhammadu Buhari in the forthcoming election. Abubakar, however, said those who lost their jobs since the inception of the Buhari administration should vote for him in the February 16 election. The former Vice President made this known in a statement issued by his Special Assistant on Communication, Phrank Shaibu. Shaibu said over a hundred million Nigerians cannot afford a decent meal per day. The statement reads: “We ask our dearest young population who got...