PRNigeria obtained a copy of the query to Magu and another letter written to a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Festus Keyamo. In the query dated February 16, 2018 and with Reference No DPP/ADV:368/15, Magu was ordered to make his response to the query available to the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and the Minister of Justice on or before Tuesday, February 20, 2018. Signed by Mr. Dayo Apata, the Solicitor General of the Federation and Permanent Secretary, Magu was asked to explain what informed the filing of corruption charges against the tribunal chairman having being cleared of corruption allegation two times by the commission. Titled, “FR VS Danladi Umar (CR/109/18) request for Briefing,” the query read in part: “The attention of the Honourable Attorney General of the
National publicity secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bolaji Abdullahi says the National Working Committee is “not miffed” by those calling for the removal of its National Chairman, John Oyegun. He was reacting to a protest near the secretariat in Abuja last Friday by some party members. The protesters, who dropped a petition at the national office, said they want action taken ahead of the meetings of the national caucus and the National Executive Committee fixed for the 26 and 27 February 2018. Leader of the group, Ishola Adeshina alleged that Oyegun had been running the accounts of the party without a recourse to majority of national officers of the party Reacting, Abdullahi noted that it was within the right of the petitioners to demand for accoun
Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), has condemned the delay in prosecuting over 100 suspects arrested in connection with the killings in Benue State, fearing that the suspects might eventually escape justice. Falana has also asked the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) “to investigate the refusal of state attorneys-general to prosecute murder suspects due to political pressure or sheer negligence of duty.” In a letter he addressed to the NBA President, Mr. Abubakar Mahmoud (SAN), Falana feared that the suspects might be released from custody, noting that they “have not been charged with culpable homicide in the appropriate courts by the state government.” The activist regretted that the NBA had failed “to monitor the prosecution of the scores of murder suspects arrested by the pol
U.S. President Donald Trump blasted media mogul Oprah Winfrey on Twitter on Sunday night over a segment on CBS’s 60 Minutes program and again said he hoped she would face him as an opponent in the 2020 presidential race. Oprah Winfrey (@Oprah) | Twitter 12.4K tweets • 577 photos/videos • 41.5M followers. Check out the latest Tweets from Oprah Winfrey (@Oprah) Actress and television host Winfrey, now a contributor to the CBS program, led a panel of 14 Republican, Democrat and Independent voters from Grand Rapids, Michigan in a wide ranging discussion about Trump’s first year in office. Trump tweeted: “Just watched a very insecure Oprah Winfrey, who at one point I knew very well, interview a panel of people on 60 Minutes. The questions were biased and slanted, the facts incorre
Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha has formally reacted to the controversy over the alleged plot to impeach his deputy, Prince Eze Madumere. He said such an impeachment would be of no political benefit to him or anybody else. Okorocha, who spoke during the weekend through his Chief Press Secretary (CPS), Mr. Sam Onwuemeodo, described the report of the purported impeachment plot as disdainful and ridiculous. He said: “We have also been inundated with calls on the issue for reaction and for reasons best known to us we decided to remain calm until now. “And interestingly, those mentioned to be behind the imagined impeachment plan are Hon. Obinna Mbata, Commissioner for Finance and Hon Luggard Osuji, representing Owerri Municipal Constituency in the State House of Asse
An All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain in Gombe State, Abubakar Habu Mu’azu has declared that President Muhammdu Buhari will easily win if he re-contests in 2019. The governorship aspirant said this at the weekend after a meeting of APC supporters. He said: “Nigerians have seen his leadership qualities. People particularly in the North East have seen peace and it is because of the peace that we are here. And because of the corruption that he has been fighting he was commended the world over. “For the elites, definitely there is a problem because there was no business as usual. The elites are crying but the common man is happy because of peace. It is only when we live in peace that we will know that we are hungry. “It is when there is peace that you will know t
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...