Politics

IPOB: Jonathan condemns deployment of soldiers, slams Lai Mohammed

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has criticised his successor, President Muhammadu Buhari, for planning to extend the military show of force to the South-South and the South-West. Jonathan said this in a Facebook post on Tuesday which was signed on his behalf by his aide, Reno Omokri. The former President was emboldened by the statement by Senate President Bukola Saraki who ...

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Jubilation as Buhari appoints Oyinlola as chair of identity commission

Members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Osun State erupted in wild jubilation as President Muhammadu Buhari announced the appointment of a former governor of the state, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola as the chairman of the board of the National Identity Management Commission. Sources close to the former governor stated that the move is a preemptive move to starve off ...

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Alhassan causes stir as Buhari presides over FEC meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday presided over the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting with Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and cabinet ministers in attendance. The Minister for Women Affairs, Hajia Aisha Jummai Alhassan however caused stir at the meeting that took place at the Presidential Council Chamber when her presence attracted attention photo journalists at the meeting that started at exactly 11:00 ...

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Ohanaeze to Buhari: Halt military operations in Igboland

The pan-Igbo socio-cultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has called on the Federal Government to put an end to the ongoing military action in the South East. Reacting to reported skirmishes between members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and the military in Aba Abia State on Tuesday, the group in statement issued by its President General, Chief John Nwodo stated ...

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INEC to release new timetable for Melaye’s recall next week

 melayeThe Independent National Electoral Commission (lNEC) said it would, on Monday release a revised timetable for the process of recall of Sen. Dino Melaye. The commission disclosed this in a statement by it’s National Commissioner and Member Information and Voter Education Committee, Mallam Moharnmed Haruna on Tuesday in Abuja. Haruna said the move was in compliance with Federal High Court, ...

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Nigeria is bringing war to us – IPOB leader Kanu

The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi kanu has accused the Nigerian Army of attempting to kill him over his determination to actualize Biafra. He said this while speaking to press men, following the rumoured attack the Nigerian Army carried out on his group in his home in Abia. Recalling the event for the press men, Kanu ...

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Canvassing for Buhari’s second term sickening – Soyinka

Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka has said that for anybody to be canvassing second term for President Muhammadu Buhari was sickening and that Nigeria was long overdue for reconfiguration. Soyinka, speaking on Monday with newsmen at the Freedom Park in Lagos said those who said what Nigeria needed was just a restructuring of the mind were not saying the obvious. ...

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Turkey envoy, Army in war of words over ‘Invasion’ of Kanu’s house

A Turkish diplomat, Abdulkadir Erkahraman, has faulted the alleged invasion of the residence of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, by men of the Nigerian Army. An allegation that was debunked by the Assistant Director of Public Relations of the 14 Brigade Nigerian Army, Major Oyegoke Gbadamosi, Ohafia, saying the alleged invasion of Kanu’s residence or killing anybody ...

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Melaye’s recall: Court order INEC to proceed with verification of signatures

By Wahab Akanji, Abuja A Federal High Court, sitting in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory has given the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), permission to proceed with its planned recall of Senator Dino Melaye who is the member representing Kogi West. The presiding judge, Justice Nnamdi Dimgba gave INEC the permission to go ahead with the process on Monday after ...

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Count me out of 2019 presidential race, Osinbajo

By Wahab Akanji, Abuja Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has distanced himself from a group known as “Osinbajo Volunteers” which has started campaigning for his election as President in 2019. The group, which is recruiting volunteers for the project, wants Osinbajo to stand as presidential candidate in the 2019 election. While its website featured the activities of Osinbajo, the group exonerated ...

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