January 17, 2020

Tanko Yakasai: How Igbo Can Produce A President

How Igbo Can Produce A President – Yakasai                 Former Presidential Adviser, Tanko Yakasai, believes the Igbo ethnic group has a chance to produce a Nigerian President if it gets the blessing of other parts of the country, especially the North.       Mr. Yakassai, 94, made the comment on Friday during an appearance on Channels TV’s Sunrise Daily.       “There is a good opportunity for Igbos to produce the president of Nigeria in the near future or later,” he said.       “The political arrangement in the country is such that you need correlation with some parts of [Read]

Nnamdi Kanu To Attend Parents Burial February 14

Leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has announced his plan to attend the burial of his parents slated for February 14, 2020.       Kanu who spoke through IPOB spokesperson, Emma Powerful said the burial would follow the normal burial preparation, according to the custom of the land.       He however refused to disclose the security arrangements put in place for the burial in view of its sensitivity.       He said, “The burial of our leader’s parents burial will be 14th of February 2020.       “We are not going to disclose our security arrangements because they are much enemies who wish to [Read]

Amotekun: ‘To Hell With Their Presidency’ – Afenifere Blasts Miyetti Allah

The pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, on Thursday, Berated Miyetti Allah over remarks that the South-West may lose the 2023 presidency if it fails to drop its security outfit codenamed: Operation Amotekun, saying the north can go to with its presidency. The Miyetti Allah Kaute Hore had described Amotekun as illegal saying it may affect the chances of the region to produce the presidency in 2023. But Afenifere’s National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Yinka Odumakin, lampooned Miyetti Allah describing the remarks as an insolence. Odumakin said: “Miyetti Allah now owns the Presidency which they can gift to who they want and deny who they choose? What insolence? Cowherders threatening a people that [Read]

Ifeanyi Ubah: I Have Not Been Sacked As Senator

Ifeanyi Ubah says he has not been sacked as the lawmaker representing Anambra South senatorial district.       Ubah, in a telephone interview with our correspondent in Abuja, on Friday, said the FCT Court only refused to vacate its earlier ruling, which had since been faulted on the grounds of jurisdiction.       He explained that Justice Bello Kawu ruled on an application to vacate an earlier judgement of the court on the grounds of lack of jurisdiction and asked the parties to proceed to the Appeal Court.       He said, “The reports of my sacking from the Senate is not correct. I remain the substantive [Read]

Amotekun: Group Gives Tinubu 24 Hours To Reveal Position

Southwest Association, Save Lagos Group, has given the All Progressives Congress stalwart, Bola Tinubu, 24 hours to reveal his position on the Western Nigeria Security Network codenamed ‘Operation Amotekun’. Tinubu, who is seen as the leader of the Southwest by many, has remained silent on Amotekun which was launched by Southwest governors last week. The Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, SAN, had on Tuesday declared the outfit as illegal while the Southwest governors have remained unfazed. In a statement on Friday, the Convener, Save Lagos Group, Adeniyi Sulaiman, said the group was giving Tinubu 24 hours to speak up. Sulaiman asked Tinubu, who is an advocate of restructuring, to [Read]

Adewale Martins: Mbaka May Be Barred From Preaching By Catholic

The Catholic Archbishop of Lagos, Adewale Martins, says the Spiritual Director of the Adoration Ministry, Enugu, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, could be banned from preaching if he continues to deviate from the doctrines and tenets of the Catholic Church. Martins, who was appointed Archbishop of Lagos by the Pope in 2012, said this during an interview with the BBC Igbo while reacting to Mbaka’s prophecy that Hope Uzodinma would emerge as governor of Imo State. Mbaka had on New Year’s Eve prophesied that Uzodinma would emerge as governor in 2020, a prophecy which came to pass on Tuesday when the Supreme Court sacked Emeka Ihedioha and named Uzodinma as the [Read]

Bio Of Kingsley I. Obiora (New CBN Deputy Governor)

The President has sent the name of a young and consummate Nigerian, Dr Kingsley I Obiora to the Nigerian Senate for approval to replace Dr Nnana as Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria       Here is a Brief Biography of the New CBN Deputy Governor       OVERVIEW       Dr. Kingsley Obiora is an Alternate Executive Director in the International Monetary   Fund (IMF) in Washington DC, USA. In this capacity, he is a member of the 24-Seat   Executive Board, collectively responsible for conducting the daily operations of the   IMF. He also assists to represent the interests of 23 African Countries, [Read]

Court Sacks Ifeanyi Ubah As Senator

Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court sitting in the Bwari area of Abuja has sacked Senator Ifeanyi Ubah of the Young Progressives Party (YPP).       Senator Ubah was the lawmaker representing Anambra South district in the upper chamber of the National Assembly.     [Read]

Donald Trump: I Got Impeached For Making A Perfect Phone Call

impeachment trial against President Donald Trump began in the US Senate on Thursday, starting with a reading of the charges.       John Roberts, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, was then be sworn in to preside over the trial that will determine whether Trump should be removed from office.       “All persons are commanded to keep silent, on pain of imprisonment, while the House of Representatives is exhibiting to the Senate of the United States, articles of impeachment against Donald John Trump, President of the United States,” the sergeant at arms announced.       “I JUST GOT IMPEACHED FOR MAKING A PERFECT PHONE CALL!” [Read]

President Buhari To Depart Nigeria For London Today Friday January 17th

    A statement released by Femi Adesina, the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, said the summit would be hosted by the British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson.       According to the organisers, the event is expected to bring together African leaders, international business chief executives and heads of international organisations “to create new partnerships that will deliver more investments and jobs” to the benefit of people and businesses in African countries and the United Kingdom.       ”Apart from highlighting new perspectives on UK-Africa Partnership for Prosperity, issues of Sustainable Finance and Infrastructure; Trade and Investment; Future African Growth Sectors and Clean Energy and Climate, [Read]

I’m Not Against Being Probed — Okorocha Reacts As Governor Uzodinma Launches Investigation Against Him

Former Governor of Imo State, Senator Rochas Okorocha has reacted to Governor Hope Uzodinma’s announcement of the launch of a probe against him and other past Governors of the state.       According to what we reported that the new Governor of the State who made the annoucement during his inaugural speech yesterday January 15, gave the accountant-general of the state four days to submit a report of the financial status of the state from May 2010 to him.       In a tweet shared on Thursday January 16, Okorocha stated that he is okay with being probed. The Imo West lawmaker however stated that what he is [Read]

We will ensure we sustain efforts to end child marriage- President Buhari

President Buhari today vowed that his government will sustain on-going efforts to end child marriage and improve girl-child education in the country.       The President said this while commissioning the headquarters building of the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs in Abuja. The President said it is the collective duty of all to ensure that mothers of today and tomorrow are educated, encouraged and empowered.       ‘‘Our quest is to ensure that concerns of women, children, and other vulnerable citizens are given prominence and ultimately addressed. A key priority of our government is the development and implementation of social inclusion and economic sustenance policies. Our determination is [Read]