The Senator representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District, Shehu Sani, has kicked against the selling of Tafawa Balewa Square, National Arts Theatre to finance the 2018 budget. The senator, who described the notion as unacceptable, said the assets remained national monuments, which cannot be sold. Director General of the Budget Office, Ben Akabueze, had on Monday disclosed the Federal Government plans to sell key national assets in order to generate sufficient revenue to finance Nigeria’s annual budgets between 2018 and 2020 Shehu Sani in his tweets promised to kick against the notion in senate. He wrote “The proposal to sell off the National Theatre and Tafawa Balewa Square in order to finance the 2018 budget is unacceptable. “These are our national monuments and priceles
Femi Fani-Kayode, former Aviation Minister, on Monday faulted President Muhammadu Buhari’s silence over the sale of some nationals including Nigerians in Libya. He wondered why Buhari was yet to speak on the modern day slave trade involving his citizens. The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, chieftain cried for God’s help over the matter. In a tweet, the two-time former minister commended the President of France, Emmanuel Macron for condemning the trade and describing the situation as “crime against humanity”. He wrote: “Glad that @EmmanuelMacron of France has described the buying and selling of African (including Nigerian) slaves in Libya as a crime against humanity. “Sadly Nigeria’s @MBuhari, whose people are amongst those being bought and sold, has remained silen
Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State, on Monday warned that anyone caught sponsoring or practicing cultism would be sentenced to death. He gave the warning while signing into law, bill prohibiting secret cults and terrorism at the state Government House in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital. Fayose explained death sentence was the only punishment for violating the new law in the state. According to Fayose, “From now, any person who is a member of a secret cult, whether or not the person is in possession or in control of any offensive weapon but commits the offence, is liable to conviction to death. “Any person who gives financial or material support or assistance to a secret cult or in any manner sponsor the activities of a secret cult, commits an offence under this law and is liable or con
The leader of the Indigenous People Of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, has challenged the court order proscribing his group and declaring it a terrorist group. In a statement on Friday, Mr. Kanu’s lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, said the motion challenging Wednesday’s court order was filed on Friday. According to the motion, dated September 21, Mr. Ejiofor argued that IPOB is a non-violent organisation; therefore the decision of the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court to issue an order, based on a motion made ex-parte, was illegal. A motion ex-parte is a motion heard by the court without the presence of the other party/ parties. The lawyer added that his client, whose whereabouts has been unknown since the violent crisis in Abia started two weeks ago, was not allowed fair he
Maverick singer and entertainer, Charles Oputa, also known as Charlyboy has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to stop being a sectional leader. Charlyboy stated this while urging Buhari to be committed to dousing tension in the South East and promote peace and unity across the country. The ace musician cum activist made the call while frowning at the ongoing military exercise at the South East tagged, “Operation Python Dance II.” In an open letter to the President and sent to DAILY POST, on Tuesday, Charlyboy warned against another Civil war while recalling the terrible condition people of the South East were subjected to during the first civil war. The letter reads, “My president,” “I bare my heart out in this letter with great respect and humility. “Often times, I wo
The Arewa Youth Coalition has flayed the comment made by President Muhammadu Buhari that Nigeria must remain one. The group urged the government to conduct a referendum to provide an exit door for those who did not want to be part of Nigeria. Buhari had in a nationwide broadcast on Monday upon his return from London affirmed that the country was better off staying together. But rising from a town hall meeting for the North East geopolitical zone, yesterday, the coalition disagreed with him on the non-negotiability of the unity of the country. National Chairman of the coalition, Alhaji Yerima Shettima told newsmen in Gombe, yesterday, that Nigeria should create an exit door for the Biafra agitators by convening a referendum. “The president just came back from his medical vocati
Governor of Anambra State, Willie Obiano, on Tuesday emerged the candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance in the November 18 poll in the state. The governor, who was the sole contestant in the primary, polled 1,070 “yes” votes from a total of 1,092.accredited delegates. Meanwhile, the United Peoples Party, Anambra State chapter, on Tuesday suspended two governorship aspirants in the party, Osita Chidoka and Mr. Chudi Ofodile. Chidoka is a former Minister of Aviation while Ofodile is a former member of the House of Representatives. Also suspended were the National Treasurer of the party, Flint Obiekwe and Nwabueze Anyichie, deputy national secretary. They were suspended for alleged anti-party activities aimed at undermining the authority of the state executive.
The Nigeria Police has invited Aloysius Ikegwuonu aka Bishop over the Ozubulu tragedy. Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, in Anambra State, Nkiru Nwode, said yesterday that Bishop, is expected to appear at the police headquarters in Awka on Friday. The police however, clarified that the invitation is not an arrest. Ikegwuonu was the target of attack on St Philip’s Catholic Church, Amakwa Ozubulu, penultimate Sunday. His father was among the 13 people who lost their lives during the attack that left 30 people wounded. Ikegwuonu, who left the state before the attack on the church he built for his community, returned last Saturday. He attended the first Mass at St Philip’s on Sunday which saw the reopening of the worship centre. The service was attended by Secretary t
Anselm Ojezua, has assured that peace will return to the Edo state house of assembly. Anselm who is the chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), gave the assurance following the fracas that occurred on the floor of the chamber on Monday. Some members impeached Justin Okonoboh and elected Kabiru Adjoto as the new speaker after violence sparked in the chambers. Speaking with journalists on Tuesday after meeting Governor Godwin Obaseki, Ojezua confirmed ongoing consultations to ensure that Adjoto’s election conformed with party’s power sharing arrangement. He said the change of leadership was nothing new as the national assembly has had similar changes. “We sought to find out if there were fundamental issues that led to the impeachment between yesterday and today.
Babafemi Ojudu, the Special Adviser to the President on Political Matters, on Monday said President Muhammadu Buhari is coming back to Nigeria. He said this while dismissing comments that the presidency sponsored some Nigerians to embark on solidarity protests across the country in support of Buhari. Ojudu said that the presidency does not hire people for protest marches, saying that those who participated in the pro-Buhari protest were die-hard supporters of the president. “I was working in my office when I was called to go and receive them, just the way we also received the BringBackOurGirls’ protesters last time. ”This presidency does not give money to anybody. This is not our tradition, is not our culture to buy protest or induce people to do any. “You will be surprised