Former president Olusegun Obasanjo says he has no regrets from his time as leader of Nigeria which spans both military and civilian regimes, stating that he did everything “humanly possible”. He said this while speaking at the Ijaw National Academy (INA), Kaiama, Kolokuma-Opokuma Local Government Area of Bayelsa State. Obasanjo is in Bayelsa on the invitation of the state governor, Seriake Dickson, to commission some legacy projects. Among the projects are the Bayelsa Specialist Hospital, the Bayelsa Drug Mart and the Bayelsa Diagnostic Centre. The former president said, “With the knowledge, resources and facilities that I had, was there anything that I did not do? No,” he said. “If I had more resources, then I think I would have done differently, but with what I had and th
Fresh crisis erupted in the All Progressives Congress in Kaduna State as the party on Thursday issued a query and warning letter to Governor Nasir el-Rufai over what the party described as his anti-party and anti-human activities in the state. Though the query and warning letter emanated from a faction of the party, known as ‘The Restoration APC’ in the state, its Acting Chairman, Danladi Wada, claimed he is the authentic chairman duly recognised by the national headquarters of the APC in Abuja. Also, the APC slammed 18 months suspension on the Political Adviser to the Governor, Mallam Uba Sani and the state Commissioner for Finance, Alhaji Audu Kwaru, as well as the Acting State Secretary of the party, Alhaji Yahaya Baba-Pate. In the letter signed by Wada, a copy of which was made avai
A mild drama played out, yesterday at office of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) along Ribadu Square Road, Adamawa State, when Mr. Ahmed Gulak, former political adviser to former President Goodluck Jonathan, joined the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), alongside his supporters. Gulak, while addressing APC factional members loyal to Governor Mohammed Jibrilla Bindow that had gathered to welcome him to the party, said the constitution of the All Progressives Congress (APC) gives right to all new members to contest elections on its platform. But sensing the ambition of Gulak to contest the governorship election in 2019, Bindow, who was represented by his Chief of Staff, Abdullraman Abba Jimeta, told the new defectors that there is no vacancy at Government House and ...
This is the mammoth crowd that gathered today to witness the commissioning of Presidential Campaign Office of the astute leader of the talakawas Dr. Sule Lamido CON, in his Local Government of Origin, Birnin Kudu in Jigawa State. This is the first office to be launched for Lamido presidential campaign and will be followed by offices in all 36 States and FCT. The leader while delivering speech emphasized many failures of the ruling APC which make life of Nigerians miserable. He said APC can't solve Nigeria's problems therefore Nigerians should vote APC out and vote PDP back to helms of affairs to fix Nigeria. Lamido said apart from price hike of commodities, fuel scarcity and other problems, Nigeria has become stream of blood as killings and massacre are going on from Benue to Taraba from...
Former Military President Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida told Former President Olusegun Obasanjo in 2002 that Nigerians are suffering. Just a reminder. Nigerians "have always been suffering"! Is this always their song, when sharing is not going their way? Could there be move towards changing the old order in Nigeria? Can we believe them today for telling their fellow colleague that Nigeria is not heading to the right direction? Are they speaking for millions of Nigerians who have lost hope in Nigeria? Must they plan a future for a generation they will not be part of? We're just thinking loud! ...A'dab N. Ukor
While Nigerians continue to await President Muhammadu Buhari’s official declaration on second term ambition, the governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, is certain he must seek re-election in 2019. This is just as the governor revealed that 24 ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) governors are already solidly behind him to go for a second term. The Kogi State governor made this disclosure on Saturday in Lokoja, the state capital, during a rally organised by the APC to receive defectors into the party. Unfortunately, a number of APC governors invited for the event failed to turn up, even as the state’s lawmakers walked out in anger. “Presdent Buhari must contest second term because all the 24 APC governors are ready to support his reelection. “All the PDP members that matter in the state ha
Senator representing Kaduna Central Senatorial Zone, Shehu Sani, says that blood is becoming cheaper than petrol in today’s Nigeria. Sani said on Saturday that Nigeria has now become a country of “mass murder, mass burial and continuous bereavement”. The senator said when a country is no more shocked by tragedy, it has lost its humanity. “In Nigeria today, blood is becoming cheaper than water and PMS. The most tragic of all tragedies is when tragedy become a routine in our daily lives,” he said. “We are in an era where our political class are toasting champagne on the tiles of new sepulcher. The silence and cowardice of the northern political elites to the mass killings going on in the north is out of fear that they can be labeled or blackmailed as being anti government. “When a natio
While Nigerians waited for over 6 Months for President Buhari's Ministerial list. It only took less than 24 hours after Cyril Ramaphosa was sworn in as President of the Republic of South Africa to release his cabinet list. He has made major cabinet and Government appointments to kick start his agenda for the smooth running of his administration. The President, realizing the enormous task ahead, has hit the ground running. That is how serious minded leaders operate.The urgency is now and how to fix the nation. President: Cyril Ramaposa Deputy President: Lindiwe Sisulu Minister in the Presidency: Women in the Presidency: Thoko Didiza Planning‚ Monitoring and Development: Finance: Mcebisi Jonas Public Enterprises: Pravin Gordan Communications: Ayanda Dlodlo Police: Beki Cele Hig
Change remains one of the world’s most revered phenomenon. But while every new change spells good tidings for some, for others, it brings the worst of life’s vicissitudes. It is the wisdom of the crocodiles to shed tears when they would devour. But unlike the beast of the deep, INEC betray no bloody appetite like the crocodile, rather they sport insatiable craving for the love and attention of the government of the day. They dance to the whims and caprices of the present government with reckless abandon. INEC left millions of Nigerians with mouths hanging open in unabashed incredulity during the Kano Local Government election. On that day, like cows going to the slaughter slab, some minors were captured on some viral pictures lined up exercising their premature civic responsibility. The
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says the counsel by All Progressives Congress (APC) national leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, that former Presidents of the country should quit politics and join the retiree’s club, best suits President Muhammadu Buhari. The party said Asiwaju Tinubu’s stance completely vindicates the positions of former Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo and Ibrahim Babangida, the PDP as well as majority of Nigerians, who hold that President Buhari should not seek re-election in 2019, having woefully failed in governance and nation building. The party further said that President Buhari ought to step aside largely due to his inability to connect with the social and economic realities and speed of the current generation. The PDP, in a statement issued by its National Public