Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has warned against the rearrest of IPOB leader Nnamdi Kanu, even as more security officials have been deployed to the region to do so. In a series of posts on Twitter on Saturday, Fani-Kayode claimed Kanu was bigger than President Muhammadu Buhari. He tweeted: “I learnt that more soldiers and police have been deployed to the SE and SS to prepare for the re-arrest of Nnamdi Kanu. “For the final time, I urge the FG to be restrained. You cannot fight 2 wars on 2 fronts all at once. Nnamdi Kanu is bigger than Buhari. He is a real lion.” The Nigerian Police said it had increased the numerical strength of their personnel in the South-East and South-South zones of the country. ...COPIED
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Thursday lashed out at the Federal Government, following the release of the minimum cut-off mark for 2017/2018 admission into tertiary institutions across the country, describing the move as “a sad policy decision for the future of Nigeria.” Reacting to the decision in an interview with newsmen in Ibadan, Chairman ASUU, University of Ibadan, Dr Deji Omole accused the President Muhammadu Buhari led FG of having a dream of destroying Nigeria education He was quoted saying, “30 % of those in higher institutions do not take JAMB or have less than the cut-off marks. The admission process is now automated with direct involvement of the registrar of JAMB for final approval. We have agreed to regularize admissions that were done under the
Nigeria's former Aviation Minister Femi Fani-Kayode has listed four things that is wrong with President Muhammadu Buhari return to the country. President Muhammadu Buhari returned to the country after more than 100 days in United Kingdom for a medical follow and delivered a nationwide broadcast on Monday morning. But Mr. Fani-kayode wondered why the President could not read his speech without his hands shaking. He also condemned President Muhammadu Buhari's silence on the quit notice given Igbos to leave the north. He listed others are: 1. Buhari could not inspect guard of honor at airport. 2.He could not do a live TV broadcast. 3. He cannot go to office but must work from home. 4 . Finally he could not read his speech without his hands shaking. How much lo...
Following Army invasion of the United Nations’ building in Maiduguri, the UN Deputy Humanitarian Coordinator, Mr. Peter Lundberg has said that, the agency has resolved to continue with its operations in the northeast after suspending its activities for one day in the State. Speaking on Saturday, during a joint press conference with the Borno state government, the UN humanitarian coordinator said, UN met with government officials, where they assured them that, henceforth, all issues regarding UN activities would be respected. Mr. Lundberg said the UN work like everyone working in the northeast, but often restricted as a result of insecurity. According to him, ” Over 80 percent of Borno State is considered high or very high risk for humanitarians, often constraining access to desper
The Nigerian house of representatives has proposed that the constitution should be fixed such that the age limit for running for the presidential office be lowered to 35 years. The current minimum age for qualification for the office is 40. Besides, Nigerians from the age of 25 years may also be allowed to seek election into the state assemblies and the House of Representatives, down from the present 30 years. These are part of the fourth alteration of the 1999 Constitution laid before the House by the Lasun Yusuf- headed Constitution Review Committee last Thursday. The report is scheduled to be considered and adopted through electronic voting on Tuesday and Wednesday after which the House will proceed on its annual recess.
Popular lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria-designate, Festus Keyamo, has said former President Goodluck Jonathan has knowledge about some of the monies ex-Petroleum Minister, Dieziani Alison-Madueke allegedly stole from the country. In a series of tweets on Thursday, Keyamo called for the “dismantling of the warped system at the NNPC”, if such looting must be checked. “The big unanswered question: is it possible one Minister allegedly stole so much without the knowledge, connivance & approval of the C-in-C? “Without first dismantling the warped system at the NNPC, what we accuse Diezani of will continue unchecked. It would just be turn-by-turn “This is not about PDP or APC. It is about a strange system that cannot know so much has been stolen until a foreign entity r
Acting President Yemi Osinbajo last night met the leadership of the House of Representatives over the state of the nation. The meeting was held at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja, where a highly placed Presidency sources told DailyTrust that the meeting was at the instance of the acting president. Sources described the meeting as a “consultation” with the leadership of the House over critical national issues. Another source hinted that Osinbajo would seize the opportunity to brief the House leadership on his Tuesday's meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in London. Meanwhile, sources in the presidency had also listed the delay in the inauguration of the two new ministers-designate as an agenda for the meeting. The House had on Tuesday, asked Osinbajo to swear in Stephen
The Speaker of Kano State House of Assembly Kabiru Rurum Resigns. According to report, the speaker was accused of cornering N100million allegedly given to them by billionaire businessman, Aliko Dangote, to shelve the probe of Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II. It was further reported that although the members of the assembly are bitter, the Speaker on Tuesday denied the allegation. However, report by DailyNigerian revealed that available evidence showed that Rurum shared N2million each to some members before travelling to Saudi Arabia for lesser Hajj. It was also gathered that the Speaker held a five-hour meeting with the six principal officers of the House at Makkah Hilton Hotel on Tuesday and apologized to them. Sources said the Chief Whip of the House, Labaran Madari, stood ...
Now more than ever, there has been an increase in conversations centering about the Igbo exodus. Igbos are like Israelites, they will be persecuted every where except they return to build their homeland. 5 CONSIDERATIONS FOR BIAFRA AGITATORS 1. Those of you clamoring for Biafra, do you even have a home to go back to? Have you built up your homeland? 2. Never choose to start a fight you cant finish, so what happened at Ore, wont happen again. Have sources of food, plenty ammunition, good roads, high citizen morale, foreign and local support in high places. 3. There is only one way a Coup can end. Some will emerge as victors, some will be vanquished. He who has the victory has the upper hand. Biafra was an indirect result of the 1966 Coup. If the Coup had been successful, there...
A new poll conducted by NOIPolls in sync with Business Day Media has showed that Nigerians would prefer middle-aged candidates for the country’s 2019 presidential elections. Propelled by the recent victory of French President, Mr. Emmanuel Macron, 39, and increasing discourse and commentary in the social media, this poll aims at gleaning the perceptions and opinions of Nigerians regarding their age preference for those seeking the highest elective office in the land come 2019. According to the poll, 64 percent of Nigerians say they would prefer to vote for a presidential candidate between the ages of 40 and 50 years; while 15 percent say they would make do with candidates whose ages ranged between 51 and 60 years. Specifically, ages 50 years (33 percent) and 40 years (21