On friday the were indications that the northern caucus of the PDP might not be attending the party's national convention slated for december 9 with one voice. This is because leaders from the northern region have showed up with different aspirants vying for the position of the PDP national chairman. The position had already been zoned to the southern region, while the presidential ticket went to the North. Those from the south-south are prince Uche Secondus and Dr. Raymond Dokpesi, candidates from south- west are Prof. Tunde Adeniran, Chief Olabode George, Chief Gbenga Daniel, Mr Jimi Agbaje, senator Rashidi Ladoja, Prof Taoheed Adedoja and mr Segun Aderemi, who just joined the race. It was gathered that some northern leaders who were said to be supporters of Adeniran met in Abuja o...
Former president Goodluck , said the book written by his former minister for youth, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi and sport is full of lies and mere gossip.The book titled ''On a platter of gold'' describing how Johnathan won and lost Nigeria was launched in Abuja on thursday. At the launch Borno state governor described Johnathan as a bad leader who made poor choices while in power. In a statement signed by Johnathan's media aide on thursday, the former president said ''Should we also fail to point out that his decision to reward the principal of Chibok secondary school, who was uncharacteristically absent on the night the terrorist stormed the school, with the post of a commissioner, did throw up more questions than answers?'' He challenged the governor to explain to the people of Niger
Personal assistant to Buhari on social media had this to say about PDP on her media handle.In her exact words ''Everything na double double. PDP cant decide on a convention committee chairman, everything na jipiti, wayo, magomago, etc. And they want to run our nation again. How? In 2019, APGA,KOWA,UPP,etc, will beat PDP hands down. I do not see them agreeing on one candidate.
The artist that won at the 2017 edition of MOBO Awards, beat Jay-Z, Cardi B, Kendrick Lamar and others to clinch the best international artist award at the event on Wednesday. Our former president was excieted about it and had this to say , “When Nigeria does well, I cannot help but feel well. My happiness is tied to the happiness of Nigeria and when Nigerians break records and take the name of Nigeria to greater heights it exhilarates me. Thank you Wizkid for raising Nigeria’s flag high for the positive, not the negative. Your emergence as the Best International Act at the #MOBOAwards is a proud moment for Nigeria. And the fact that you emerged over JAY-Z and Drake makes it even more celebratory. WELL DONE. GEJ. ”The senator also had this to say, “Dear @wizkidayo, I‘ve been in the
A Nigerian returnee exposed how some Nigerians in Libya are suffering because of the greed of fellow Nigerians. Otoide the man who witnessed when the Nigerian girls where being sold had this to say ''They sold about 20 girls in the night, i saw it, it was God that saved me.'' I left Nigeria with N500,000. I spent six months in Libya jail after the man that took my money ran away. We were 55 that travelled to Libya, 25 people died in the desert'', more than 7 people died from hunger and thirst inside the prison. Cant you see how i look lean and hungry, i need to go for treatment''. Other returnees confirmed what he said, that a Benin man by name Charles also known as the connection man collected all the money the had on them with promise that he will secure it. Charles who also go by ...
Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, the minister of finance has said a total of N421.33m is ready to be paid to whistle-blowers for the November batch.She said the amount included that of the whistle-blower for the cash recovered from a building in Osborne Road, Ikoyi, Lagos. This was said while she was answering question asked by state house correspondent after the weekly meeting of the Federal Executive Council presided over by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. She said, “The total amount, which also include Osborne Road, Ikoyi is N421, 330, 595. This is for the November batch and it is ready for payment.“The only condition necessary is that the money will be paid to the whistle-blower who signed the agreement, not to any company.“If we get the court judgement, we have
The militants responsible for the kidnap of the six senior secondary school pupils of Lagos Model college, Igbonla, Epe, Lagos state, a few months ago, were among some youths that surrendered their arms to embrace the amnesty programme of the Ondo state Government on tuesday. The were also responsible for various pipeline vandalism in Arepo Ogun state and Ondo state. The were led by their leader Ogailo Young also known as OC, to the collection and documentation of arms center Odo local government area of the state.They willingly dropped their arms and ammunition and embraced amnesty and where grateful to the federal government.
On Tuesday 28th of Novenber, The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission closed its case in the trial of a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr. Dele Belgore, who was charged with money laundering. Mr. Rotimi Oyedepo, The prosecuting counsel for the EFCC, told the court that the anti-graft agency had decided to drop its case after calling two witnesses and tendering a number of evidence. He said the anti-graft agency believed it had already established its allegations against Belgore and his co-defendant.Standing trial along with Belgore is a former Minister of National Planning, Prof. Abubakar Sulaiman. The duo were first arraigned on five counts on February 8, 2017 before the Federal High Court in Lagos. The EFCC subsequently amended the charges on two occasions, leading to the re-arraignm...
Willie Obiano, Anambra State Governor, gave an insight on Tuesday how his second term would turn out, using the term “tough.” The Governor will be sworn in on March 17, 2018 following his victory in the November 18 election in the state where he polled 234,071 votes to defeat closest contestant Tony Nwoye of the All Progressives Congress, who scored 98,752 votes. Mr. Oliver Okpala, the governor’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Strategic Communications, In a statement issued on Tuesday in Awka he said . “Any commissioner, special adviser or civil servant involved in any act of fraud or corruption in Anambra State will automatically be dismissed. “Also, any government official found to be involved in any shady deal aimed at corrupt enrichment or diversion of public funds wi
Amnesty International on Tuesday called for Shell to be sued for allegedly helping Nigeria’s military to commit human rights abuses in the oil-rich south in the 1990s. The London-based global rights watchdog said the oil giant should be tried in Nigeria, as well as Britain and Netherlands where it has its head office.Shell’s Nigerian subsidiary strongly denied the charges, calling them “false and without merit. A spokesman for the Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd (SPDC), said: “Amnesty International’s allegations concerning SPDC are false and without merit.“SPDC did not collude with the authorities to suppress community unrest and in no way encouraged or advocated any act of violence in Nigeria.“We believe that the evidence will show clearly that Shell was not responsi