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As #NigeriaDecides By Fahad Garba Aliyu

As #NigeriaDecides By Fahad Garba Aliyu

On January 7 2014, the world sadly witnessed another barbaric and cowardly attack by terrorists on innocent people, killing 12 people, journalists and police officers. The world rightly came together to condemn this despicable act. On 11 January 2014, millions of people marched in Paris including 40 world leaders in a unity rally to honor the victims of the terrorist ... Read More »

President Jonathan Pays Surprise Visit To Maiduguri, Borno State

President Jonathan Pays Surprise Visit To Maiduguri, Borno State

President Goodluck Jonathan has just landed in Maiduguri Airport in a surprise visit to the hotbed of Boko Haram’s insugency which has claimed thousands of lives. The Chief of Defense staff, Air Vice Marshall Alex Badeh and National Security adviser, Sambo Dasuki arrived the airport in a separate aircraft. Governor Kashim Shettima arrived the airport to receive the president. More ... Read More »

Jonathan Is Not Fit For Leadership – Dr Oby Ezekwesili

Jonathan Is Not Fit For Leadership – Dr Oby Ezekwesili

Nigeria’s former Minister of Education and one of the leaders of the BringBackOurGirls (BBOG) campaign group, Dr Oby Ezekwesili says the failure of President Goodluck Jonathan to rescue the over 200 Chibok schoolgirls, who were abducted by Boko Haram insurgents in April last year has shown how unfit he is as a leader. Ezekwesili, who spoke yesterday, observed that President ... Read More »

Don’t Take The Law Into Your Hands, Buhari Tells Supporters

Don’t Take The Law Into Your Hands, Buhari Tells Supporters

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Flag-bearer, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, on Monday, urged his supporters to abide by the rule of law and must not tarnish the party’s image. Buhari gave the advice at the inauguration of his campaign office and the presidential campaign council in Abuja. According to him, no supporter should be rude to any leader on his ... Read More »

2015: Still Celebrating The New Year Without NEPA  By Dolapa Aina

2015: Still Celebrating The New Year Without NEPA By Dolapa Aina

The reader might wonder if this writer is livid (trust me; you don’t want to know what I have realised), but no crony or Hallelujah yeoman (or rather yeoboy) should table official excuses for an increasingly aware electorate. Lagos: Thursday, 8th of January 2015 The time is 10.28am and as I pen this piece; I haven’t experienced a service which ... Read More »

Arunma Oteh Leaves as Head of SEC After Five Years at Helm

Arunma Oteh Leaves as Head of SEC After Five Years at Helm

Arunma Oteh left her position as head of the Nigerian Securities and Exchange Commission after five years leading market regulation in Africa’s biggest economy. She left office on Jan. 7 and an acting director general will be appointed, Yakubu Olaleye, a spokesman for the Abuja-based agency, said by phone. Under Oteh, the capital market“witnessed significant product innovation, improved listing rules, ... Read More »

Taraba Acting Governor Alhaji Sani Danladi Denies Working Against President Jonathan

Taraba Acting Governor Alhaji Sani Danladi Denies Working Against President Jonathan

The acting governor of Taraba State, Alhaji Sani Danladi has said he was not working against the re-election bid of President Goodluck Jonathan. Danladi on Sunday described rumours that he instructed thugs to destroy Jonathan’s billboards within Jalingo metropolis as wicked lies meant to turn the President and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, against him. Briefing journalists yesterday in Jalingo, ... Read More »

My Certificates Are With Military, Buhari Tells INEC

My Certificates Are With Military, Buhari Tells INEC

A former Head of State and the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the 2015 general elections, Maj.Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has told the Independent National Electoral Commission that his academic qualifications and credentials are with the military. A visit by journalists to the headquarters of the commission on Monday in Abuja revealed that Buhari’s academic qualifications were ... Read More »

How I Crushed Terrorism as Head of State – GMB Reveals

How I Crushed Terrorism as Head of State – GMB Reveals

Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Muhammadu Buhari in the meeting he held with passionate volunteers in Lagos on Tuesday, 23 December, spoke with clarity and wit about issues ranking from the economy and stablilising the naira, to politics of issues, to his stewardship at the Petroleum Trust Fund (PTF). He also repeated his call for peaceful elections ... Read More »

#KakandaTemple ~ It’s Christmas in Chibok, Mr. President!

You know what this is about. But, have you contacted their family to understand the meaning and depth of sorrow? Which family? This is the reason for this reminder. While you feast, in the spirit of this sacred season, sharing love with your political family, especially the billionaire donors, there are, somewhere in the hinterlands of this country or between ... Read More »

#KakandaTemple ~ A Note to Critics of Change

There is no disaster as devastating as the aggregation of petty and polarising sentiments by a people at a crossroads, a people being offered options, yet unwilling to consider these, despite their loud clamouring for change. I’m talking about these cynical Nigerians who have furiously condemned the status quo and find the brand of democracy in practice here “abominable” and ... Read More »

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning #NewsBits

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning #NewsBits

Good morning! Here are 10 things you need to know this morning: 1. Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, has threatened in a new video that the group will kill the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II. The threat is a response to the Emir’s call on Kano people to arm themselves and unite against the sect. The 19-minute video tagged ... Read More »

Jonathan Plotting To Block Me From Emerging Buhari’s Running Mate – Tinubu

Jonathan Plotting To Block Me From Emerging Buhari’s Running Mate – Tinubu

A national leader of the All Progressives Congress [APC], Bola Tinubu, has accused President Goodluck Jonathan of mounting a campaign to block him from picking the vice presidential ticket of the party. He said the president and his party, the Peoples Democratic Party [PDP], were afraid that the combination of a former Head of State, Muhammadu Buhari, and himself as ... Read More »

Mr Suleiman Abba Warns Officers Against Acts Of Indiscipline

Mr Suleiman Abba Warns Officers Against Acts Of Indiscipline

The Inspector-General of Police, Mr Suleiman Abba, on Thursday warned the inspectorate, rank and file cadre in the police that the force would no longer condone any act of indiscipline. Abba, in a statement issued by Mr Emmanuel Ojukwu the force spokesman, warned that those caught in the act would be punished internally and made to face the wrath of ... Read More »

Opposition Parties Lack Ability To Defeat PDP In Elections – David Mark

Opposition Parties Lack Ability To Defeat PDP In Elections – David Mark

Senate President, David Mark, has said the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is not threatened by the gathering opposition parties ahead of the 2015 polls. He congratulated the four House of Representatives members elected as flag bearers of the party in his Benue South Senatorial Zone. Mark urged the electorates to renew faith in the PDP, as it “ remains the ... Read More »