POLITICS

‘As Petroleum Minister, Buhari Should Have Addressed Subsidy Issues By Now’ – Shehu Sani

Senator Shehu Sani has said President Buhari as the minister of petroleum resources should have addressed fuel subsidy “by now.” Sani said this while speaking on the floor of the upper legislative chamber on Thursday. The senator was contributing to a debate on a report for the payment of subsidy arrears to some oil marketers. The lawmakers eventually approved a sum of N129 billion as payment for the arrears. The legislator said if Ghana could refine its crude, Nigeria could do the same. According to him, until Nigeria starts refining its crude, the “circle of exploitation” would continue. “The issues of subsidy has been lingering. Until we start refining our [Read]

I Plan To Be Best Deputy Governor In Lagos State — Hamzat

Lagos State Deputy Governor, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat, says he plans to be the best deputy governor ever in the state, by working in synergy with Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu to better the lives of citizens. Hamzat spoke on Friday, at a meeting with the staff of the Office of the Deputy Governor, ODG, at Alausa, Ikeja. According to him, he and Gov. Sanwo-Olu are familiar with the state, the civil servants, where the food is and what to prepare for the people, and have no excuse but to do what is right. “It worries me that the life span of a typical Nigerian is below required standard: men – 46, women [Read]

Certificate Scandal: Adeleke Qualified To Contest Osun Gov Election – Appeal Court

The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja, on Thursday, said it was satisfied that Senator Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, possessed the requisite educational qualification to contest the last Governorship Election in Osun State. Ademola Adeleke The appellate court, in a unanimous decision by a three-man panel of Justices, nullified as “perverse”, the judgment of an Abuja High Court in Bwari, which voided Adeleke’s nomination on the premise that he used forged WAEC Certificate and secured clearance to participate in the Osun gubernatorial election that held on September 22, 2018. Two Chieftains of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Wahab Raheem and Adam Habeeb, had in a suit [Read]

Davido Performs At Ogun State APC Governor’s Inauguration Despite Party Differences

Singer, Davido has put party differences aside to remember a late friend by performing at the inauguration ceremony of an APC governor, Dapo Abiodun. Dapo Abiodun who was sworn-in as the new governor of Ogun State is the father of Davido’s late friend DJ Olu who died mysteriously two years ago. Davido, a staunch supporter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, whom many have rumored to be a card carrying member, decided to put aside political differences to honor the father of his late friend DJ Olu. The singer was on ground yesterday to perform at the inauguration ceremony of the new governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun. See post [Read]

BREAKING!!! Court Of Appeal Sacks Regina Daniel’s Husband Ned Nwoko As PDP Senator-Elect

The Court of Appeal, Abuja Division, has nullified the emergence of Ned Nwoko as the senator representing Delta North Senatorial District. The court in a decision on Thursday said the case instituted at the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court which resulted in the recognition of Mr Nwoko as the winner of the election by the Independent National Electoral Commission was wrongly filed. The appellate court ruled that the matter ought to have been brought at the lower court before the expiration of 14 days from the time of the incidence that birthed the suit. It further ruled that the failure of the applicant at the lower court to [Read]

I Was Not Involved in any Plane Crash – Obasanjo Shocks Nigerians

– Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has denied being involved in plan crash as earlier reported. – The former president had earlier been reported as having escaped a plane crash at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport on Wednesday, May 29, as 393 passengers. – However, Obasanjo confirmed to BBC Pidgin service that he was in Ogun state and could not have been involved in any accident. Former president Olusegun Obasanjo has denied being involved in a near plane crash with other prominent Nigerians in the Ethiopian airline passenger aircraft, Boeing 777-300. Passengers were said to have also included the director general of Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and [Read]

Prof Ben Ayade, the Governor of Cross River state, has declared that his deputy will run the state as Acting Governor throughout his second term.

Prof Ben Ayade, the Governor of Cross River state, has declared that his deputy will run the state as Acting Governor throughout his second term. He said he will be at the sidelines playing the role of ‘Project Manager’ as he will relocate out of Calabar, the state capital. According to him, Cross River will become an industrialized state under his watch. Ayade stated this while delivering his inaugural address after he was sworn in on Wednesday for the second time as governor by the Chief Judge of the state, Justice Michael Edem at the U.J Esuene stadium. His words : “Be committed and steadfast Cross River state will be [Read]

Dapo Abiodun Takes Oath Of Office As Ogun Gov, Promises Even Development [READ FULL TEXT OF INAUGURAL SPEECH]

Ogun State governor, Dapo Abiodun, has been sworn – in as the fifth executive governor of the state with a promise to transparently ensure even development across the state. Abiodun also noted that his administration will not hesitate to review suspected misuse of the commonwealth and hold accountable any individual or organisation found culpable. He made this known on Wednesday in his address shortly after he was sworn-in as the fifth democratically-elected governor of the state. The governor, accompanied by his wife, Bamidele, and children, was administered with the oaths of office and allegiance by the Chief Judge of the state, Mosunmola Dipeolu, at the swearing-in ceremony, held at the [Read]

[VIDEO] Brigade Commander orders Oshiomhole to adjust position at Buhari’s inauguration

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, was advised by the Commander, Guards Brigade, Brig.-Gen. Umar Musa, to observe his proper position as dignitaries lined up for the President’s inauguration at the Eagle Square on Wednesday. Several dignitaries who had a vital role to play in the inauguration of the President had lined up along the red carpet leading to where the President took the oath of office. The dignitaries include: The Chief of Defence Staff, Gen Gabriel Olonisakin; the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.Gen Tukur Buratai; the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal, Sadique Abubakar; Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok Ibas. Others lined up [Read]

See What Sanwo-olu Tweeted After He Was Sworn In As Governor Of Lagos State

Babajide Sanwo-Olu sworn in as governor of Lagos state on Wednesdays and has released his 1st social media statement on twitter. Sanwo-Olu who is also the 6th civilian governor of Lagos State, after taking over affairs of the state from his predecessor, Akinwunmi Ambode, took to twitter moments ago to assure Lagos residents of a better time in his tenure. He wrote:- Executive Governor of Lagos state. I share this moment with all of you. The Babajide Sanwo-Olu you see today will remain true. I will not change unless it’s to a version that will serve Lagos better. Today, we awaken a greater Lagos. #SanwoOluInauguration #ForAGreaterLagos The former governor of [Read]

Read Goodluck Jonathan’s Democracy Message To Nigerians

The Former President of Nigeria, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan took to his Twitter to celebrate with Nigerians on their democracy day. Read his series of tweets below: 1. Exactly twenty years ago, our nation turned the corner with a general election that signalled the end of a long spell of military dictatorship. With that came promises of good governance, equity and justice under the ambience of leadership driven by the will of the people. 2. Our celebration of democracy is therefore, a mark of our commitment to the virtues of liberty, justice and the people’s freedom to daily engage government on how best to achieve our national goals. 3. We may [Read]

Ex-Presidents Obasanjo, Goodluck Jonathan Absent At The Buhari’s 2019 Inauguration

Ex-Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo, Goodluck Jonathan are absent at Eagle Square, Abuja, for President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo inauguration into office for their second term. During the 2019 election, the former presidents; Olusegun Obasanjo, Goodluck Jonathan had endorsed Atiku Abubkar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The oath of office has been adminstered on Buhari and Osinbajo by Ibrahim Muhammad, acting chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), with their wives standing beside them. On completion of the swearing in, there was lowering and hoisting of national and defence flags and 21 gun salutes. Afterwards, the president inspected the guard of honour and acknowledged cheers from the guests. Present [Read]

BREAKING: Obasanjo, 393 Others Escape Plane Crash

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo escaped what could have ended as a plane crash in Lagos on Wednesday. According to NAN, the ex-president was among the 393 passengers who were on board an aircraft that found it difficult to land at Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos. The passenger aircraft, ET-901, had departed the Bole International Airport, Addis Ababa, at 9:10am, Ethiopian time, 7 am Nigerian time. A NAN correspondent, who was among the passengers, said the almost 5-hour flight from the Ethiopian capital to Lagos had been smooth until the pilot attempted to land at the Murtala Muhammed International airport. Rather than landing on the first touch line of the [Read]

Ambode’s Four Years Better Than Tinubu’s Eight Years – APC Chieftain Says

Alhaji Biliaminu Mustapha, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Epe area of Lagos, has described Governor Akinwunmi Ambode as one of the best governors Nigeria has ever produced. Speaking with Daily Independent, Mustapha said Ambode’s Four years in charge of governance in Lagos was an eventful one as he achieved what some state governors couldn’t achieve in eight years. Specifically, he said Ambode’s four years was better than the eight years spent by Asiwaju Bola Tinubu from 1999 to 2007 in terms of infrastructure, reduction in crime rate as well as other key sectors. “I think the governor should not have any regret about not getting a [Read]

BREAKING: Few hours After Handover, Sanwo-Olu Makes First Appointment As Lagos Governor [FIND OUT MORE]

Few hours after he was officially handed over to, incoming Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has made his first appointment. He has appointed Tayo Ayinde as the new Chief of Staff. Ayinde was Sanwo-Olu’s Campaign Director. More Details Shortly!! [Read]