Politics PDP Chairmanship: What Fayose, Jimi Agbaje Discussed

Politics PDP Chairmanship: What Fayose, Jimi Agbaje Discussed

Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose has reiterated his position that those aspiring to be the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Southwest zone must come together and present a single candidate . He maintain ed that “it won’t be in the collective interest of the Southwest zone to present six aspirants at the convention as we presently have.” Fayose said this while receiving one of the aspirants, Jimi Agbaje, who paid…

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2019 Election: PDP Reacts To Obasanjo’s Decision

2019 Election: PDP Reacts To Obasanjo’s Decision

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP has told former President Olusegun Obasanjo that it will not die because of his absence. The party said it will not force former Obasanjo, a former leader of the party, to return as its member. It said it would respect the decision of the former President, but added that whether he returned or not, it would stand tall. The former President had earlier in the week, vowed never to return…

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APC Gives Position On Buhari’s Controversial World Bank‎ Request

APC Gives Position On Buhari’s Controversial World Bank‎ Request

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says President Muhammadu Buhari did no wrong asking the World Bank to concentrate on development of the North-East. National Publicity Secretary, Bolaji Abdullahi, said this in a chat with newsmen after a meeting of its National Working Committee (NWC) attended by governors and legislators. He said that the request of the president to the bank was extensively discussed at the meeting, adding that Buhari did not make the request out…

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Fayose Under Fire For Allegedly Diverting Pensioners’ Funds

Fayose Under Fire For Allegedly Diverting Pensioners’ Funds

Ekiti State Conference of Nigeria Political Parties (CNPP) has slammed Governor Ayo Fayose of the state for allegedly diverting funds meant to pay pensioners and workers in the state. Reacting to a report by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), which indicted the Fayose government for allegedly diverting N680 million bailout fund, the CNPP described the alleged diversion as “callous and greedy”. A statement yesterday in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital, by CNPP’s Director of…

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Biafra: Fani-Kayode Reveals How Nnamdi Kanu Can Appear In Court

Biafra: Fani-Kayode Reveals How Nnamdi Kanu Can Appear In Court

Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has stated that the only way the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, can defend himself in court, is if the Nigerian military produced him. Speaking after Kanu failed to show up for his court case on Tuesday, Fani-Kayode revealed that he got information that soldiers killed up to 28 people, before the IPOB leader went missing. “In order for him to be prosecuted effectively…

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Wike Speaks On ‘Plans Of Becoming Vice President’ In 2019

Wike Speaks On ‘Plans Of Becoming Vice President’ In 2019

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has distanced himself from posters in Abuja, which insinuated he is bidding for the vice president position in the 2019 presidential poll. The governor urged Nigerians to disregard the posters which he described as “handiwork of mischief makers.” In a statement by his Special Assistant on Electronic Media, Simeon Nwakaudu, the governor said the posters were from political mischief makers who forgot in their haste that nobody runs for…

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Okonjo-Iweala Reveals How Buhari Can Effectively Fight Corruption

Okonjo-Iweala Reveals How Buhari Can Effectively Fight Corruption

Former Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, says Nigeria and other countries can fight corruption through strengthening institutions and incentives which could help shape the behaviour of people. Okonjo-Iweala said this during a panel discussion tagged, “Fighting corruption’’ at the World Bank/IMF headquarters in Washington DC, United States, US. She noted that the introduction of technologies in the financial administration would help checkmate corrupt practices. According to Okonjo-Iweala, “In terms of the fight against corruption, incentives…

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Okorocha Must Apologise To Imo People Over Zuma Statue – Labour

Okorocha Must Apologise To Imo People Over Zuma Statue – Labour

United Labour Congress of Nigeria (ULC) has decried the erection of statue of President of South Africa, Jacob Zuma, in Owerri by Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State, including naming a street in the state capital after Zuma. In a statement by its President, Joe Ajaero, the labour group demanded that Okorocha apologises to the citizens of the state for bringing national shame and disgrace to them. ULC described honouring of Zuma by the governor…

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Biafra: What Will Happen To IPOB Members – Nigerian Army

Biafra: What Will Happen To IPOB Members – Nigerian Army

Following the conclusion of Operation Python Dance II in the South East, the Nigerian Army has revealed that it would soon commence deradicalisation programme for members of the recently proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). Director, Nigerian Army Civil-Military Affairs, Brigadier Gen. Solomon Kumapaye, said this in Abuja yesterday, during a visit to the Director General of National Orientation Agency (NOA), Dr. Garba Abari. He noted that the deradicalisation and counter-narrative initiative of the Nigerian…

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How Nigeria Can Stop Borrowing – Adeosun

How Nigeria Can Stop Borrowing – Adeosun

The Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun has said the only way the federal government can solve the problem of borrowing is to generate more revenue through the payment of tax by Nigerians. Speaking during a press conference at the 2017 World Bank/International Monetary Fund Annual Meetings in Washington DC, United States, on Sunday, she said although the government had a role to play in being more efficient, Nigerians also had a role to play by…

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