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Soldiers, DSS, Police Attack, Disrupt Gathering Of Soyinka, Others In Lagos

”A BBC reporter was reportedly taken into custody and made to delete footage in his camera and other multimedia equipment”. An event that was scheduled to draw an urgent attention to Nigeria’s growing social and security crises has been disrupted by security forces, reports said Monday. The event was planned by the Coalition for Revolution, a political movement led by ...

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IBB: Congrats, But Most Nigerians Will Always ‘Look Down’ On You, By ‘Fisayo Soyombo

…any attempt, deliberate or unintended, to manipulate history to Babangida’s favour should be resisted by restating the bad news that he was to Nigerian democracy… despite all his wealth and power, the generality of Nigerians whose lives he made miserable will always look down on him — whether at 78, 88 or 98. If we didn’t know better, we would ...

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Help Lift Nigerians Out Of Poverty Into Prosperity, Buhari Tells New Ministers

President Muhammadu Buhari has told the incoming ministers that government would rely on them to help lift Nigerians from poverty and position them on the part of prosperity. He spoke in Abuja on Monday, while declaring open the ministers-designate two-day retreat, ahead of their inauguration on Wednesday Buhari said, “I count on you. We must work as a team. Working ...

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Attack On Ekweremadu Should Serve As Warning To Igbo Leaders – IPOB

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) says the attack on Ike Ekweremadu, ex-deputy senate president, should serve as a warning to other Igbo leaders that they will be humiliated if found in a public event abroad. Ekweremadu was attacked by some members of the IPOB on Saturday in Nuremberg, Germany during the annual cultural festival of the Ndigbo, apex social-cultural group ...

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Lawyer Files Suit To Stop Buhari From Inaugurating Ministers

An Abuja Division of the Federal High Court will, on Monday, deliver its ruling in a suit, seeking to stop President Muhammadu Buhari from inaugurating the 43 ministerial nominees over the exclusion of an FCT indigene from his cabinet list. The applicant, Musa Baba-panya, who was also the counsel in the case had on Thursday approached the court with an ...

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Oba Of Benin Tells President Buhari To Listen To Nigerians’ Cries

The Omo N’Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare II has told President Muhammadu Buhari to listen to the cries of Nigerians. Oba Ewuare stated this on Thursday, while receiving the General Officer Commander, GOC, 2 Division of the Nigerian Army, Major General Anthony Omozoje in his palace in Benin. The monarch said that Buhari must not ignore the constructive criticism of ...

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Breaking New: I Was Not Denied American Visa – Peter Obi

Irked with the report making rounds that he was denied visa by the American Embassy, the vice presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Mr Peter Obi, Saturday quashed the report, noting that nobody denied him visa. Obi who is currently in United State of America, disclosed this in a statement signed by his media aide, Valentine Obienyem. He ...

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‘I Resign’; ‘No, You’re Fired’; INEC, C’River REC In Drama Of Confusion

What looked like a drama occurred on Friday in Cross Rivers state as the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, sacked the Resident Electoral Commissioner in the state, Dr. Frankland Briyai after he announced his resignation. Briyai had announced his resignation on Thursday. According to him, during his resignation, he wants to contest the forthcoming Bayelsa governorship election scheduled for November ...

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You’re A ‘Push And Start President’, APC Deputy Spokesman Blasts Jonathan

Yekini Nabena, deputy national publicity secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has described ex-President Goodluck Jonathan as “a push and start president” who never won an election. “Push and start” is a local parlance used to describe a faulty car that does not start until it is pushed. Nabena said this in reaction to a statement credited to the ...

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Buhari Remains Best Hope For Our Economy, Garba Shehu Replies PDP

Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, says President Muhammadu Buhari remains the best person to prevent the Nigerian economy from collapsing.  Shehu was reacting to an accusation by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that Buhari is ruining the nation’s economy by leading it to be the world’s poverty capital. The opposition party also accused the president of holding Nigerians hostage. But Shehu, in ...

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