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
Minister of Sports and Youth Development, Solomon Dalung, has described governors that run to the state house in Abuja to complain about attacks carried out by herdsmen in their state as ‘shameless and coward’. The Minister stated this when he spoke to newsmen in Abuja yesterday February 13th. According to the Minister, the office of a governor is not for the feeble hearted. “One office I don’t envy in my life is the office of the governor in Nigeria. I told the governor of Lagos State so. The responsibility of the governors is so enormous and anybody occupying that office should know it. He has the responsibility to protect the lives of Nigerians living within his territory. He has the responsibility of developing policies that will move the state forward and t
The Presidency has reacted to the statement credited to Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka, berating President Muhammadu Buhari over the issues of insecurity in the country. Soyinka had on Tuesday said the Buhari’s government was encouraging the activities of killer herdsmen through its body language. The playwright had urged Nigerians to defend themselves in the heat of the prevailing security challenges posed by herdsmen. But reacting to Soyinka’s claim, Buhari’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, said security agencies were rising up to the challenges. Featuring on Channels television, Adesina said the federal government would review the suggestion from the Nobel laureate. Adesina maintained that Nigeria’s security apparatus was not in a
Reno Omokri has just called out APC National leader, Bola Tinubu saying the 65-year old politician speaks from noth sides of his mouth. According to Reno, 'why does Tinubu still speak from both sides of the mouth st 65? Tinubu called Presidents Obasanjo and Babangida 'yesterday's men'! Has he forgotten how he led APC leaders to beg Obasanjo to help them 'navigate' their way to victory in 2015? Who is more 'yesterday' than Buhari?'.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has begun investigating into the allegation of fraud by a sales clerk, Philomena Chieshe, who claimed a mysterious snake sneaked into the accounts office of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) in Makurdi, the Benue state capital and swallowed N36m. DAILY POST reports that the Head of Information of the examination body has claimed that Chieshe is currently going through disciplinary procedures while investigation is ongoing on the matter. But the anti-graft agency in a Facebook post on Tuesday, said it was probing the matter and would keep Nigerians posted. The Eagle on the snake! We shall keep you posted,” it said.
“There are risks and costs to action. But they are far less than the long range risks of comfortable inaction.” – John F. Kennedy “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” – Benjamin Franklin. Dateline – February 11, 2018. As I woke up this morning, I got a message from one of our revere leaders in Yorùbá Nation. The message, not something one would have expected on a Sunday morning, but nevertheless, I got this message. I was confident that this elderly person, the way I have known him, must have considered the timing and its propriety before sending the message. He must have been very enraged. His being a father and grandfather must have been egregiously violated. The milk of human kindness flowing in his
The National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, has explained the reason behind the meeting by the National Working Committee of the party on Monday. The APC NWC held an executive session at the private residence of the party’s National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, in Abuja, on Monday. The meeting, which began at about 2 pm, away from the prying eyes of reporters, lasted till about 7 .38 pm. Abdullahi said the meeting was basically to fine-tune preparations for the party’s National Executive Council meeting scheduled to hold on February 27. While confirming that President Muhammadu Buhari did not consult the APC NWC before appointing a national leader of the party, Asiwaju Bolaji Tinubu as the Chairma
Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom and his and his Taraba State counterpart, Mr Darius Ishaka, have hit out at the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, after he accused him of sponsoring the militia causing havoc in the states. Sanusi claims Ortom training militia to attack the herdsmen. During a meeting with the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders’ Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) in Niger State, Sanusi regretted the attitude of the states towards open grazing. He said: “We hope that the Vice President will speak to the Governors of Taraba and Benue in particular, on the manner the militias have continued to implement these obnoxious and unconstitutional laws”. “We hope that he will speak to the governors and the traditional rulers of the Bachama, the Tivs. This c
The Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) on Sunday lambasted Kogi State governor, Yahaya Bello, for attacking the body after its visit to President Muhammadu Buhari. The clerics last week met Buhari in a close door meeting. They told the President that Nigerians were angry about alleged bad governance and imbalance in the system. But addressing State House Correspondents at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, after the juma’at service on Friday, the governor took a swipe at them. He said those who had looted the country’s funds were angry because sources of their free money had been blocked by the current government. Reacting, CBCN President and Archbishop of Jos, Ignatius Kaigama, said millions of Catholic members would deal with Be
Following the former President, Olusegun Obasanjo’s bombshell of a missive sent publicly to President Muhammadu Buhari few weeks ago General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, former military President cum dictator, had issued out his own scathing statement last Sunday by his long-serving Spokesman, Kassim Afegbua. The press release was tailored, as it were, towards passing a vote of no confidence in the incumbent President’s administration. Obasanjo’s bomb of a letter was hard-hitting and unsparing enough but that of Babangida was more profound, more undiplomatic, more uncharitable and more disdainful of Buharism. It was brimming with historical events and mindful of the past and present. And the future above all. While OBJ accused Buhari of many things including nepotism and incompetence Ba