APC Planning to Influence 2019 Elections with Military Operations – PDP

“Our investigation shows that part of the plot is to use the military operation as a subterfuge to unleash heavy security presence to intimidate, harass and instil fear in voters in PDP strongholds across the country and pave the way for the allocation of fictitious votes to President Buhari and the APC,” the spokesman of the opposition party, Kola Ologbondiyan, said in a statement on … Continue reading APC Planning to Influence 2019 Elections with Military Operations – PDP

Father Christmas: FG Overpays Ex-Nigeria Airways Staff, 79 Yet To Get Payment

Lagos – Investigation by Daily Independent has revealed that some of the ex-Nigeria Airways workers whose payment of 50 percent pension and other severance packages commenced in October were credited twice. Also, no fewer than 79 of the supposed beneficiaries of the N45 billion severance packages were yet to be paid any amount of money by officials of the Presidential Initiative on Continuous Audit (PICA), a department in … Continue reading Father Christmas: FG Overpays Ex-Nigeria Airways Staff, 79 Yet To Get Payment

PDP Raises The Alarm Over Dino Melaye’s Safety

Samuel Ogidan, Abuja Nigeria Abuja – As police continue to lay siege to the Abuja residence of Senator Dino Melaye, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has raised the alarm over the senator’s safety. The party said with the continued lockdown on the residence of Melaye by the police, the Muhammadu Buhari presidency was turning Nigeria into a police state where those opposed to President Buhari’s re-election … Continue reading PDP Raises The Alarm Over Dino Melaye’s Safety

The Current Situation in Nigeria

A USIP Fact Sheet President Buhari’s 2015 election saw the country’s first peaceful transfer of power to an opposition candidate. Elections raised hopes that some of Nigeria’s most pressing problems—including weak governance, corruption, the Boko Haram insurgency, and persistent intercommunal conflicts—could soon be under control. Despite President Buhari’s vision for reform, the country’s security challenges are surging as the factors that fuel violent conflicts remain … Continue reading The Current Situation in Nigeria

The Risk of Election Violence in Nigeria is Not Where You Think

Containing violence at the state level will be key to a peaceful election Wednesday, December 5, 2018 / BY: Oge Onubogu ; Idayat Hassan Nigeria’s political parties are in full campaign mode ahead of national and state-level elections early next year, and unfortunately signs are emerging that election-related violence is a real possibility. It’s not too late, however, for Nigerians and the international community to take steps to reduce … Continue reading The Risk of Election Violence in Nigeria is Not Where You Think

Buhari Presidency plotting to plunge the 2019 elections into a needless controversy – PDP /PPCO

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari yesterday declined signing the Electoral (Amendment) Bill 2018 into law, saying that it was capable of derailing preparations for 2019 polls. It was the fourth time he would reject the bill as previous rejections were based on observed errors. The President said he did not want to impose on the country the electoral uncertainty his assent might cause. He said that changing … Continue reading Buhari Presidency plotting to plunge the 2019 elections into a needless controversy – PDP /PPCO

Okorocha hits Oshiomhole for abusing Obasanjo

The Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, has criticised the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, for allegedly abusing former President Olusegun Obasanjo and some All Progressives Congress governors. He, however, said the affected APC governors, rather than take issue with the chairman, had decided to appeal to President Muhammadu Buhari to caution… The Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, has criticised the National Chairman … Continue reading Okorocha hits Oshiomhole for abusing Obasanjo

IGP plotting to set me up – Saraki

Senate President Bukola Saraki says Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), is planning to implicate him. Speaking while presiding over plenary on Wednesday, Saraki said Abdulfatah Ahmed, Kwara governor, called him him Tuesday night to give him the information. The senate president said from what he learnt, the IGP ordered that some suspected cultists arrested in Illorin should be taken to Abuja where their statements … Continue reading IGP plotting to set me up – Saraki

We are going to challenge Senate’s resolution in court – Police — AdeLove.com|Best Nigerian Blog

The police authorities have resolved to drag the senate to the court to challenge the untoward action and resolution against the Inspector General of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris. The plan by the police to approach the courts came barely 48 hours after the angry senators declared Idris as unfit to hold public office The Commissioner of Police (Legal), Force Headquarters, Mr. David Igbodo, stated this … Continue reading We are going to challenge Senate’s resolution in court – Police — AdeLove.com|Best Nigerian Blog

RE: The 8th Senate, Not IGP Idris Is The Real Enemy Of Democracy By Bala Ibrahim

I am never a fan of Nigerian politician, I have never believed in the processes and operations of the Nigerian National Assembly and I am mortified at the numbers of cases against the present members of this eight Senate of the federal Republic, yet we need to face issues when our national institution of democratic governance are being ridiculed in the public domain. Most Nigerians … Continue reading RE: The 8th Senate, Not IGP Idris Is The Real Enemy Of Democracy By Bala Ibrahim

Nigeria’s President Draws Criticism for Seeking Medical Care Abroad

President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria, who visited the White House last month, traveled to Britain this week to seek medical care for an undisclosed illness.CreditChip Somodevilla/Getty Images By Emmanuel Akinwotu May 8, 2018 ABUJA, Nigeria — President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria, who has urged politicians not to go abroad to seek medical care, has traveled to Britain on his fifth official trip to see a doctor … Continue reading Nigeria’s President Draws Criticism for Seeking Medical Care Abroad

What Saraki, Dogara Told Buhari About Dino Melaye’s Travail, 2018 Budget

@APROKOGIRL The Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki and the Speaker of House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara on Monday urged President Muhammadu Buhari to compel the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris to obey the laws of Nigeria. Both presiding officers of the National Assembly had earlier met with Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Speaking with State House Correspondents after the closed-door session, both presiding … Continue reading What Saraki, Dogara Told Buhari About Dino Melaye’s Travail, 2018 Budget

Saraki, Dogara Report Police IG To Buhari Over Disdain For Senate, Melaye

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday met behind closed doors with the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki; and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara. The meeting was held inside the Presidential Villa, Abuja shortly after Buhari returned from his weekend trip to his hometown, Daura in Katsina State. At the end of the meeting, Saraki and Dogara told State House correspondents that they … Continue reading Saraki, Dogara Report Police IG To Buhari Over Disdain For Senate, Melaye

What Is The Red Card Movement?

2018 will be an eventful year on the Nigerian political scene and that’s an understatement. After the ruckus of 2017 involving a plethora of stories from the comical and embarrassing, to the potentially disastrous, this full year of political campaigning before the 2019 elections next February should throw up more rancor. The prime exchanges on the battle front will be between the ruling All Progressives … Continue reading What Is The Red Card Movement?

‘Declare public holidays for Nigerians to collect their PVCs’ – Tinubu Tells Buhari

Senator Oluremi Tinubu, representing Lagos Central Senatorial District urged the Federal Government to declare public holidays for collection of Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs), ahead of the December 2018 deadline. Oluremi, in a statement, said that the PVCs were the tools to participating in the forthcoming 2019 general elections. She also urged residents in the state to ensure that they collect their PVCs. The call sequel … Continue reading ‘Declare public holidays for Nigerians to collect their PVCs’ – Tinubu Tells Buhari

Know your Presidential Candidate for 2019 Elections

1.Kingsley Moghalu -55 years old -Professor of Practice in International Business and Public Policy at Tufts University -Attended UNN and LSE (Ph.D) -President of the Institute of Governance and Economic Transformation -Former United Nations official -Former CBN deputy governor. 2. Fela Durotoye -46 years old -Public speaker and business strategist -BSc. Computer Science and Economics, and MBA/MSc. Business Strategy from Obafemi Awolowo University -Look up … Continue reading Know your Presidential Candidate for 2019 Elections

President Buhari gets Brief on Boko Haram Controls of Some Territories in Nigeria Through Newspaper

President Muhammadu Buhari reportedly said he only heard about Boko Haram control of territories in Nigeria from News Papers. While he acknowledged the fact that insecurity is still a big problem for his administration, he underscored the efforts of the Army in restricting Boko Haram to Sambisa Forest. This was the first time the Nigerian President will concede to the fact that insurgents are still controlling some … Continue reading President Buhari gets Brief on Boko Haram Controls of Some Territories in Nigeria Through Newspaper

Melaye Arraigned, Released on Bail by Court, Rearrested by Police

Many erupted in laughter at a high court in Abuja on Thursday when Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, displayed a bottle of coke, tissue paper, toothbrush and toothpaste to journalists after he was arraigned. The federal government arraigned Melaye on a two-count charge. The senator was accused of deliberately giving false information to the police to frame Edward David, chief of staff of Yahaya … Continue reading Melaye Arraigned, Released on Bail by Court, Rearrested by Police

Buhari Blames Lack of Education for the Herders and Farmers Clashes in Nigeria

President Buhari have confessed that he would have gotten caught up in the herdsmen/farmers clashes if he hadn’t  enlisted in the military. Buhari also restated his resolve to seek reelection in 2019; given the fact that he is certain of victory. President Muhammadu Buhari has stated that had he not gone to school, he night have been one of those involved in the clashes between … Continue reading Buhari Blames Lack of Education for the Herders and Farmers Clashes in Nigeria