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 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…

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…

Two Obvious Gaffe in the Tuccano Purchase

The hue and cry on the propriety of the Federal Government payment for 12 unit of A-29 Tuccano Super Fighter Jets without due consent from the National Assembly still remain a mystery in public discussions. Clear facts revealed that several terror groups are challenging Nigerians’ security and killing innocent civilians on daily basis; the Nigerian…

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

In the heat of Police investigations into the crimes Mr. Melaye was being accused of, he was intercepted at the Airport trying to leave the country and was detained by the men of the Nigerian Immigration Service, his passport having been seized. The “distinguished” Senator snatched his passport from the Immigration officers and ran out…

Third Force Movement: Oyinlola Dumps APC

Former Osun State governor, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola has written the APC NEC of his intention to leave the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Mr. Oyinlola communicated his decision to the leadership of the party through a letter received at the National Secretariat of the APC in Abuja on Wednesday. It is understood that Oyinlola, alongside…

Conspiracy Theory: Security Men, Lawmakers Conspired To Steal The Mace-Police

The Divisional Police Officer in the National Assembly, CSP Sulu-Gambari Abdul, on Wednesday blamed the April 18 invasion of the Senate and removal of the mace by hoodlums on an internal conspiracy between the security men and legislators. The Divisional Police Officer in the National Assembly, CSP Sulu-Gambari Abdul, on Wednesday blamed the April 18 invasion…

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…

International Consortium Signs Interim Phase Agreement with Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) for Rail Concession

Following its award of preferred bidder status by the Federal Government of Nigeria in May 2017, an International Consortium last Friday in Washington D.C, signed an agreement to proceed with the Interim Phase of the Nigerian narrow-gauge railway concession. Initiated by General Electric (www.GE.com), the world’s premier digital industrial company, the Consortium is comprised of…

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…

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…

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,…

Dino Melaye charged with attempted suicide – Police

The police say they arrested Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west senatorial district, after he was granted bail in court as a result of pending charges against him. Melaye was arrested on Wednesday after he was granted bail in a magistrate court in Abuja where he was charged with attempted suicide, criminal conspiracy and causing…

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…

Senator Dino Melaye Recall Fails, Verification Materials Hijacked

The attempt to recall the Senator representing Kogi West Senatorial District, Dino Melaye, has failed after the verified signatories to the petition for his recall fell short of requirements. For the verification exercise to succeed, 50 percent plus one of the signatories to the petition had to be verified. However, based on the results announced…

Otedola endorses Ambode for a second term — cheepowersblog

Femi Otedola has endorsed Lagos State governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, for a second term. Femi Otedola has endorsed Lagos State governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, for a second term. The businessman made the call to Lagosians and asked them to vote massively for the governor for the great works he has been doing in Lagos despite the…