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PDP Already Committed Its Presidential Ticket To The North – Junaid Mohammed
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PDP Already Committed Its Presidential Ticket To The North – Junaid Mohammed

Dr. Junaid Mohammed, elder statesman and Second Republic federal lawmaker on Monday said the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has already committed its presidential ticket for the 2023 general elections to the North. Prominent northern candidates likely to contest the 2023 presidential election on the PDP platform are Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the party's candidate in the 2019 presidential election, Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state, Ahmed Makarfi former Kaduna state governor, Alhaji Sule Lamido, former governor of Jigawa and Dr. Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo, former Gombe state governor. Junaid who also said President Buhari lacks the capacity to lead the APC to victory in 2023 said any politician who realises that his ambition cannot be realised in the political party he belongs to s...
Buhari Lacks The Powers To Restructure Nigeria – Yakasai
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Buhari Lacks The Powers To Restructure Nigeria – Yakasai

Elder statesman, Alhaji Tanko Yakasai, on Monday said the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), lacks the constitutional powers to restructure Nigeria. He advised proponents of restructuring to channel their energies towards ensuring their representatives in the State and National Assemblies perform their statutory functions by providing the necessary legislative structure required to restructure the country. Yakasai who spoke in a telephone interview with our correspondent in Abuja said, “The President does not have the powers to restructure Nigeria. “He can initiate a bill just like every other Nigerian and send the same to the National Assembly for necessary action. “I will urge proponents of restructuring to send proposals to the national assembly and put p...
Obasanjo Created Chaos In Nigeria, Buhari Working To Restore Order -Tony Momoh
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Obasanjo Created Chaos In Nigeria, Buhari Working To Restore Order -Tony Momoh

Prince Tony Momoh, elder statesman and former Minister of Information in this interview with TEMIDAYO AKINSUYI in Abuja, speaks on 60 years of Nigeria’s independence as a sovereign nation. Momoh, who is one of the of national leaders of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) also speaks on restructuring, insecurity and other issues. Excerpts: Nigeria will be 60 years on October 1st, how far do you think we have come as a nation? We have made progress and retrogressed at the same time. This is because when you move from one point to the other, there are challenges on the way. The way you attend to the challenges is what you see as either progress or retrogression. Experiences that human beings encounter in their living are what make them grow. We have had lots of challenges. I...
Why I Will Oppose Tinubu Presidency In 2023 – Ayo Adebanjo
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Why I Will Oppose Tinubu Presidency In 2023 – Ayo Adebanjo

Elder statesman, Chief Ayo Adebanjo has warned that the country is hanging on the cliff and may crash if it is not restructured back to true federalism as was during the First Republic. In an interview, the Afenifere leader said he would oppose APC leader, Bola Tinubu or any southerner that wants to run for Nigeria’s presidency under the current constitution. What is your view on the state of the nation? Law and order has broken down. We have been telling Buhari all along that the security forces have outlived their usefulness, particularly, many of them have reached retirement age, and are no more performing. Today, they will say they had wiped out Boko Haram, tomorrow Boko Haram will wipe out a village alongside some soldiers, even to the extent of attacking a governor of a st...
I Knew Buhari Can’t Fix Any Of Nigeria’s Problems – Yakassai
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I Knew Buhari Can’t Fix Any Of Nigeria’s Problems – Yakassai

Elder statesman, Alhaji Tanko Yakasai, has explained that his reason for not supporting any of President Muhammadu Buhari’s presidential ambitions was borne out of his long-held conviction that Buhari lacks the ability to fix Nigeria’s problems. He added that the past five years of Buhari administration has proven him correct. Yakasai made this known while appearing at the video Conference organized by Governance index on Friday which was attended by close to 100 participants across the globe. He said President Buhari is yet to prove him wrong that he is competent to coordinate the affairs of the country. Yakasai said, “I have never supported Buhari. I have been against him because I felt he was not competent to handle the job, and I have been proven right. Yakasai said:...
“The God That Send Abacha Away Will Send Buhari Away At His Own Good Time – Ayo Adebanjo
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“The God That Send Abacha Away Will Send Buhari Away At His Own Good Time – Ayo Adebanjo

Chief Ayo Adebanjo, elder statesman and Afenifere chieftain on Friday said Nigeria should pray for for divine intervention to deliver the nation from the hands of President Muhammad Buhari. Speaking with the Daily Independent in a chat on his birthday Adebanjo who have gracefully clock 92years on Friday April 10, he said it is only God who can remove Buhari just like Abacha On the COVID-19 pandemic he wondered how a govt that can not distribute voters card under 3 years can now be able to distribute billion of naira to Nigerians in one week .these people are rogues” he exclaimed “We are in the hands of the Almighty now.since we are already in it,we are only praying to God to get us out of this mess.their matter have gone beyond ‘be careful’ God will rescue us.The God that send...
Buhari’s Promise To Lead Boko Haram War Is Now Haunting Him – Junaid Mohammed
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Buhari’s Promise To Lead Boko Haram War Is Now Haunting Him – Junaid Mohammed

Junaid Mohammed, elder statesman and Second Republic member of the House of Representatives on Wednesday said President Muhammadu Buhari shouldn’t have promised Nigerians to lead the war against Boko Haram from the front. He said the statement made by the President is now coming back to haunt him. While delivering a speech at Chatham House International Affairs Institute in London in February 2015, Buhari had promised to lead from the front in the fight against Boko Haram if elected President. “Let me assure you that if I am elected president, the world will have no cause to worry about Nigeria as it has had to recently; that Nigeria will return to its stabilising role in West Africa; and that no inch of Nigerian territory will ever be in the hands of the enemy. I, Muhammadu Buhar...
Oshiomhole Was Wrong Choice As APC National Chairman – Junaid Mohammed
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Oshiomhole Was Wrong Choice As APC National Chairman – Junaid Mohammed

Junaid Mohammed, elder statesman and Second Republic federal lawmaker has said the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) will continue to be in crisis because its national chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole was handpicked and not the popular choice of the party members. Junaid, who spoke on the latest crisis in the party where Oshiomhole escaped being removed by a hair’s breadth, said the fact that he still struggling to cement his leadership in almost two years in office shows that he was a wrong choice that is not accepted by the majority of APC members. Speaking in a chat with INDEPENDENT, Junaid also blamed Oshiomhole for the crisis in Edo state, saying the fact that he assisted Governor Godwin Obaseki to power does not mean the governor should do his bidding. He said: “A...
Insecurity: Adeboye Can’t Pretend Not To Know What Is Happening – Junaid Mohammed
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Insecurity: Adeboye Can’t Pretend Not To Know What Is Happening – Junaid Mohammed

Junaid Mohammed, elder-statesman and Second Republic lawmaker on Wednesday said Pastor Enoch Adeboye cannot claim he is ignorant of developments in President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration with one of his protege, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo as the number two man in the country. Adeboye had led a protest last Sunday against mindless killings in the country where he carried a placard and called for an end to bloodshed in the country. The cleric stressed that whether a Christian or a Muslim, “every life is precious to God.” Shortly before the walk against insecurity, Adeboye, who said every soul lost to insurgency was precious to God, prayed that evildoers in the country should be exposed. Reacting to the protest, Junaid in a chat with Daily Independent said “I don’t like talking ...
Igbo Political Leaders Haven’t Learnt Any Lesson From Civil War – Junaid Mohammed
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Igbo Political Leaders Haven’t Learnt Any Lesson From Civil War – Junaid Mohammed

Junaid Mohammed, elder statesman and Second Republic House of Representatives member in this interview with TEMIDAYO AKINSUYI, speaks on latest developments in the polity especially the recent Supreme Court rulings, lessons from Nigerian Civil war and other issues. Excerpts: The Federal Government and the six governors of South West states last week agreed to formalise the South West Security Network, Operation Amotekun. What is your perspective on this? In politics, there is always the possibility of give and take. If there is mutual understanding among political actors, the sooner they come together, understand and address the concerns of what is agitating their minds, the better. This meeting between the governors and the Vice- President should have come much earlier before th...
‘Amotekun Will Promote South-West, South-East, South-South Secession Plan’ – Yakasai
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‘Amotekun Will Promote South-West, South-East, South-South Secession Plan’ – Yakasai

Elder Statesman, Tanko Yakasai, has said that the Southwest security network, code-named, ‘Operation Amotekun’, is a private army in the making. The founding member of Arewa Consultative Forum, in this interview with VINCENT KALU, urged the Yoruba to drop the security outfit and embrace the federal government’s initiative on national security. He warned that the idea is capable of encouraging the secession agenda of some elements in the Southwest, Southeast and South- South geo-political areas of the country. He equally warned Amotekun operatives and those promoting them not to dare the nation’s security forces Fifty years after the civil war, are you satisfied with the level of unity that has been achieved so far? No, exactly, no. I believe we have made progress, but we are not t...
Meet Nigerian Professor Who Drove A Car From London To Kano In 24 Days
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Meet Nigerian Professor Who Drove A Car From London To Kano In 24 Days

Professor Aminu Mohammed Dorayi is a renowned educationist, an elder statesman, distinguished Abusite and respected professor of Chemistry. He is a former president of the ABU Students Union Government (SUG) for 1966/1967 and the man who set up the Sharada Industrial Estate in Kano and organize the first trade fair in Nigeria. He is also a Record-breaker who broke a world record by driving his Peugeot 504 from London to Kano, a distance of about 4,000miles, in 24 days. Birth and growing up Professor Aminu Mohammed Dorayi was born in Kano on November 16, 1942. His father was an educated and trained medical personnel, who interacted with doctors and nurses of British origin. His father, along with the British Medical personnel, set up the then Kano City Hospital. His father was influenc...
Juniad Muhammed Warns Of Imminent Civil War Over Amotekun
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Juniad Muhammed Warns Of Imminent Civil War Over Amotekun

In this interview, Second Republic lawmaker and elder statesman, Junaid Muhammed, said Amotekun is politically motivated and a ploy for secession by the Southwest Recently, governors of Southwest states came together to set up a security outfit called Amotekun to check insecurity in their region. This comes as the national security architecture seems overwhelmed, but the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami, said it is unconstitutional. What is your take? First and foremost, a line has been drawn among most conscientious and not reasonable Nigerians. A line has been drawn on the question of the desire or otherwise of what people call state police. The agitation for state police started from the Southwest. It was purely political; it had ...
Ayo Adebanjo Tells Buhari To Divide Nigeria Into Its Original Units Immediately
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Ayo Adebanjo Tells Buhari To Divide Nigeria Into Its Original Units Immediately

Leader of a leading Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to, without further delay, break the country into its original units if he does not want to restructure. Adebanjo told the Sun that anarchy looms in the country. He emphasized that the constitution foisted on the people had been the cause of the nation’s problems. The elder statesman said that Nigeria should be broken so that each group goes to its place and enjoy peace. According to him, there has been disobedience to rule and illegal detention of persons who speak out against the government of the day. “When a court gives an instruction, and you don’t obey; when you ask people to be detained without trial, you obstruct the rule of law? That is unfort...
‘Buhari Not Fighting Corruption’ – Ango Abdullahi
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‘Buhari Not Fighting Corruption’ – Ango Abdullahi

Ango Abdullahi stated categorically that, “we have now seen corruption on a massive scale, and nobody is doing anything about it”. He stated this while fielding questions from Journalists on Tuesday in Kaduna shortly after opening ceremony of a public lecture entitled, “Education as an instrument for national integration: The northern Nigerian Crisis.” According to the elder statesman, if President Buhari was committed to fighting corruption, the nation’s courts and prisons would have been congested with corrupt politicians. He said many corrupt politicians are going about freely because APC has forgiven their sins, pointing out that the case that readily came to mind is that of Senator Danjuma Goje whose ‘sin’ was allegedly forgiven by APC. He said, “The President said he ...
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My First Wife Is An Igbo Woman, I Don’t Hate Igbos – Junaid Mohammed

Junaid Mohammed, elder statesman and Second Republic lawmaker on Tuesday said he doesn’t dislike Igbos as being erroneously claimed by some Nigerians based on his views on certain political issues. Speaking with Daily Independent, Junaid Mohammed said those accusing him of hate speech for saying he will not endorse an Igbo man for Presidency are free to charge him to court. “If they like let them take me to court. I said I will not support them on the grounds they are canvassing.” “They are saying they should be made President of Nigeria because they are Igbos. And I said no. They need to elevate the Presidency of Nigeria to a higher level rather than just making it a matter of tribal, cultural, or religious convenience”. “Many people don’t know that I have a daughter who h...
Why Nnamdi Kanu Should Be Arrested If He Steps Into Nigeria – Junaid Mohammed
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Why Nnamdi Kanu Should Be Arrested If He Steps Into Nigeria – Junaid Mohammed

Elder statesman and the Second Republic lawmaker, Junaid Mohammed on Wednesday said the Federal Government should ignore the condition given by Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) for returning to the country. Kanu who recently lost his mother, Ugoeze Nnenne Kanu and is seeking to return to Nigeria for the funeral had said that he was ready to face trial if his safety would be guaranteed by the court. However, speaking in a chat, Junaid said Kanu who committed a criminal offence by jumping bail has no right to give the federal government any condition for his return to the county to face trial. “First and foremost, who is he? What is IPOB itself? One, he jumped bail which is a criminal offence. Now he is saying his mother is dead and he mus...
North Will Remove Any President Who Attempts To Implement 2014 Confab – Junaid Mohammed
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North Will Remove Any President Who Attempts To Implement 2014 Confab – Junaid Mohammed

Junaid Mohammed, elder statesman and Second Republic federal lawmaker was a delegate to the 2014 National Conference convened by the Goodluck Jonathan administration. In This interview with TEMIDAYO AKINSUYI, he spoke on why the recommendations of the conference can’t be implemented and other issues. Excerpts: insecurity in their states, some governors have been negotiating with bandits and in some cases, giving them money. Do you think this is a right approach? It is not. I believe it is a very dangerous trend. It shows that the governors are not sincere and they have underfinanced the security system even though they make billions of naira in the name of maintaining security. Essentially, they have been stealing the money which was earmarked for security. So, I don’t accept the...
‘Igbos Can Go To Hell If Denied 2023 Presidency, Nobody Will Beg Them’ – Junaid Mohammed
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‘Igbos Can Go To Hell If Denied 2023 Presidency, Nobody Will Beg Them’ – Junaid Mohammed

Elder statesman and Second Republic lawmaker, Junaid Mohammed, on Tuesday said the Igbos are free to carry out their threats of secession if denied the Presidency in 2023. He admonished politicians from the South-Eastern part of the country who are nursing the idea of becoming President in 2023 to perish the thought. Speaking in a chat with Daily Independent, Junaid said currently the South -East has not put forward a credible person who is qualified to lead Nigeria. ” I challenge Igbos to secede if they are denied Presidency in 2023. If they don’t secede, let them go to hell. They have tried secession before but they were defeated and failed and they lost over one million people”. “If they want to secede again because of 2023 politics, they are more than welcome. You think any...
We’ve To Be Happy That We’re Still Together — Edwin Clark
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We’ve To Be Happy That We’re Still Together — Edwin Clark

An elder statesman and former minister of information, Chief Edwin Clark, said there is nothing to celebrate about Nigeria’s 59th independence anniversary. Clark, who spoke with Daily Trust in a telephone interview yesterday, said many countries which got independence the same time with Nigeria were more advanced. He said though Nigeria remained one as a country, it was divided along religious, ethnic and other lines, adding that all hands must be on deck to end the challenges bedevilling the nation. “We have to be happy that we are still together; we are alive. But with regards to the progress we have made so far, I can say that there is nothing to celebrate because we are lagging behind. “Other countries that got independence at the same time with us are more advanced. We are the ...
IPOB Members Fighting For Their Rights, They Are Not Rebels – Ayo Opadokun
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IPOB Members Fighting For Their Rights, They Are Not Rebels – Ayo Opadokun

Chief Ayo Opadokun, elder statesman and Secretary-General of the National Democratic Coalition (NADECO) has urged the Federal Government to respond favourably to the agitation of the members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) so as avoid distracting the government. Speaking in a chat with Daily Independent on activities of the group when President Muhammadu Buhari travelled to Japan for Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD7), Opadokun said while he didn’t support the method employed by IPOB in pressing home their demands, the federal government should grant them audience and address the issues so as to avoid further distractions. “To people in government, IPOB members are rebels but to those who are fighting for self-determination, they are do...
Asking Buhari To Change Service Chiefs Is Asking Him To Commit Suicide – Opadokun
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Asking Buhari To Change Service Chiefs Is Asking Him To Commit Suicide – Opadokun

Chief Ayo Opadokun, elder statesman and Secretary- General of the National Democratic Coalition (NADECO), in this interview speaks on the current developments in the polity. The Convener, Coalition of Democrats for Electoral Reforms (CODER) also assesses President Muhammadu Buhari’s performance in the last four years as well as proffer solutions on some challenges the nation is going through. TEMIDAYO AKINSUYI brings the excerpts: President Muhammadu Buhari said his administration will continue to focus on the three cardinal agenda of his first term to improve the economy, secure the country and fight corruption. As an elder statesman and concerned Nigerians, what is your take on the current state of security of the nation? I am worried about the state of insecurity in the country an...
Nnamdi Kanu Can Be Extradited To Nigeria – Junaid Mohammed
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Nnamdi Kanu Can Be Extradited To Nigeria – Junaid Mohammed

Elder statesman and Second Republic federal lawmaker, Junaid Mohammed, has said Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) can be extradited to Nigeria to answer for some of his crimes against the country. Speaking in a chat with INDEPENDENT, Junaid, however, said the extradition should be done in accordance with the laws of the country where Kanu is currently hiding. He also warned against an attempt to abduct him like Umaru Dikko, a former Minister of Transportation. “He can be extradited to Nigeria to be dealt with if it can be proven beyond a reasonable doubt,” he said.
2023: Only South-West, South-East Disagreement Can Keep Power In North – Ahamba
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2023: Only South-West, South-East Disagreement Can Keep Power In North – Ahamba

Elder statesman and Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Chief Mike Ahamba, has cautioned that the deteriorating security situation in the country could force Nigerians to employing private armies to protect themselves. In this interview, he spoke on several national issues. There is no contention that the greatest challenge facing every Nigerian today is that of security to his life and property. At the moment, no state is free from the deteriorating security situation. How do you feel as a Nigerian today? It is very worrisome and everywhere you see two people sitting together, all you hear them talk about is the deteriorating security situation in Nigeria. It looks like the government has lost grip on security and they have to do something about it. If it means changing the servic...
Those Promising Tinubu Presidency In 2023 Are Just Deceiving Him – Adebanjo
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Those Promising Tinubu Presidency In 2023 Are Just Deceiving Him – Adebanjo

Chief Ayo Adebanjo, an elder statesman and Afenifere chieftain on Thursday insisted that some power brokers in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) are merely deceiving Asiwaju Bola Tinubu about handing over power to him in 2023. Speaking in an interview with Daily Independent, Adebanjo said he is disappointed that though Tinubu rode on the back of restructuring to become governor in 1999, he has turned his back on the issue despite playing a key role in bringing the current administration to power. ” I have always said that Tinubu came to office on the basis of restructuring and till now, he has not denied it. I am not really interested in Tinubu or 2023, what is paramount to me now is restructuring”. “Anybody promising Tinubu they will hand over to him in 2023 are just...
Ndigbo Will Cease To Be Nigerians If Denied 2023 Presidency – Ezeife
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Ndigbo Will Cease To Be Nigerians If Denied 2023 Presidency – Ezeife

Elder statesman and former governor of Anambra State, Dr Chukwuemeka Ezeife has said that no Igbo man will still claim Nigerian citizenship if the South East zone is not supported to produce the nation’s president in 2023. In this interview with WILLY EYA, he was emphatic that denying the East the chance to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023 will be too dangerous for the unity of the country. A major issue of concern to every Nigerian today is the increasing level of insecurity of lives and property in the country today; as a senior citizen of this country, how do you feel? I think our traditional leaders including the Obas, Obis, Emirs and others from other areas should hold some kind of summit. It is necessary that the herdsmen are spoken to properly. Whatever happens, ...
Answer Your Query, Yakasai Tells Emir Sanusi
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Answer Your Query, Yakasai Tells Emir Sanusi

Elder statesman and the Second Republic on House of matters, Alhaji Tanko Yakassai, has charged the investigators of the alleged financial mismanagement of Kano Emirate Council to be objective and impartial in the discharge of their responsibilities. Reacting to the reported query that was issued to the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammad Sanusi, on Thursday, the elder statesman maintained that a query should not be a cause of worry or surprise as it is a normal process of establishing the truth in any matter. He urged the emir to go through the content of the allegations against him and provide answers to the issues raised, saying that if someone raises a complaint against one, the correct thing to do is to give the respondent a chance to answer and defend himself. Alhaji Tanko, wh...
Dapo Abiodun Visit Obasanjo For “Candid Advice”
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Dapo Abiodun Visit Obasanjo For “Candid Advice”

Last night, I paid a courtesy visit to an Elder Statesman and an illustrious son of Ogun State; former President of Nigeria, and our dear father, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo and his wife, Mrs. Bola Obasanjo. Characteristically, Baba offered me candid advice on sundry issues of governance in Ogun state and wished me well as I pilot the affairs of the Gateway state. Ìgbéga Ìpínlę Ogun, àjoşe wa ni.
‘No Igbo President, No Nigeria’ – Elder Statesman, Chief Ayo Adebanjo
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‘No Igbo President, No Nigeria’ – Elder Statesman, Chief Ayo Adebanjo

Elder statesman, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, has come hard on politicians from other regions angling to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023. In this interview with VINCENT KALU, the Afenifere leader, said for peace to reign in Nigeria, the Southeast should produce the next president of the country. According to him, unless the nation goes back to true federalism, Nigeria is headed towards a breakup. What is your view on the allegation made by former President Olusegun Obasanjo that plans were underway to ‘Fulanise’ and ‘Islamise’ Nigeria and West Africa? I have been talking about it before, and some people said that I was talking non- sense. When he was in power, he encouraged them to have Sharia. I have been saying it, and I even accused the vice president that, as a pastor, h...
We Won’t Respond To Ayo Adebanjo – Presidency
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We Won’t Respond To Ayo Adebanjo – Presidency

The presidency on Wednesday said it will not comment on the remarks made by Chief Ayo Adebanjo, elder statesman and Afenifere leader that he will not recognise President Muhammadu Buhari as the winner of the 2019 presidential election until the courts declares him as the winner. Adebanjo in a chat with Daily Independent had also said he is ready for arrest if the Federal Government believes his remark is treasonable. Speaking with our correspondent, Mallam Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant, Media and Publicity to the President said he has no reaction to Adebanjo’ s statement, adding that the Afenifere leader is merely expressing his opinion. “I don’t have any reaction to what he has said. He is only expressing his opinion”. On calls by some Nigerians that Adebanjo shoul...
Wole Soyinka Blasts Obasanjo In New Book, Says ‘I Dare You To Meet Me One-On-One’
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Wole Soyinka Blasts Obasanjo In New Book, Says ‘I Dare You To Meet Me One-On-One’

Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has advised former President Olusegun Obasanjo to desist from struggling to restore Nigeria to the path of sanity and moderate rectitude, describing him as ‘objectively unfitted’ for the role. He urged him to instead head for a monastery. Soyinka said, “…I know that deep inside, there is a soakaway pond of personal insecurity struggling to be drained. Beneath every bully, there is a scared product of insecurity and troubled conscience. Now, fight your own demons as best as you can, and feel free to flagellate Buhari (President Muhammadu) with all the weapons in your armoury. I have only one demand: keep away from movements struggling to restore this nation to the path of sanity and even moderate rectitude. End your hijacking propensity.’’ ...
2019: Buhari’s Desperation Will Never Allow Him Accept Obasanjo’s Advice – Yakasai
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2019: Buhari’s Desperation Will Never Allow Him Accept Obasanjo’s Advice – Yakasai

Elder Statesman, Tanko Yakasai, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari’s desperation for power would not allow him to listen to voice of reason at this critical period   Yakasai, who voiced out his feelings on Chief Olusegun Obasanjo’s open letter to President Buhari, noted that the Owu Chief had spoken the mind of Nigerians.     Yakasai said in statement that, “Obasanjo letter was an expression of disappointment of Buhari’s administration and it summarises the feelings of Nigerians and non Nigerians”   He said “the Buhari that I know would certainly jettison the advice because of his desperation for power, he is after power, and doesn’t see anything else.   “Buhari share traits with three classes of people that made it difficult for him to ...
Obasanjo’s Letter: Why Buhari Will Continue To Fail – Junaid Mohammed
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Obasanjo’s Letter: Why Buhari Will Continue To Fail – Junaid Mohammed

Dr. Junaid Mohammed has reacted to the viral bombshell letter written to President Muhammadu Buhari by Elder statesman and former president, Olusegun Obasanjo. Mohammed, a second republic senator maintained that President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration has failed and will continue to fail. He pointed out that nothing good will come out of the president’s government. Chief Obasanjo, on Tuesday, wrote a lengthy letter criticizing President Buhari’s government and giving reasons why Buhari should not re-contest in 2019. He also criticized the two most prominent parties in the country saying that he “will gladly join such a Movement when one is established as Coalition for Nigeria, CN, taking Nigeria to the height God has created it to be. From now on, the Nigeria eagle must contin...
Nothing Good Has Happened Under  Buhari – Falae
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Nothing Good Has Happened Under Buhari – Falae

Elder statesman and former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Chief Olu Falae, has stated that nothing good has happened under the current administration led by President Muhammadu Buhari. He told Vanguard that the health of President Buhari had hampered him from discharging his duties as the number one citizen. According to him, “Let’s see what happens in the next two years, but nothing has changed, it hasn’t been a good start. “The budget was approved six months into the year. The president has been sick most of the time so there has been no focus no thrust; it’s not clear what they are trying to do apart from talking about anti-corruption and Boko Haram. From where I stay here in Ondo State I don’t see what they’re doing.”‎ Asked about his opinion on the way out ...
Progress Will Only Be Restored When Igbos Trust Themselves – Dr. Alex Ekwueme
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Progress Will Only Be Restored When Igbos Trust Themselves – Dr. Alex Ekwueme

Elder statesman and Second Republic Vice president, Dr. Alex Ekwueme has affirmed that the Igbo people of Nigeria are the second most important people created by God after the ‘white men’. According to him, though the people occupy a special place in the heart of God, they find it difficult to trust themselves. He said until the trust is restored, there won’t be progress in the land. Ekwueme, spoke at the traders’ summit at Amaokpala in Orumba Norht local government area of the state. He recalled that Igbos were strongly united before and immediately after Nigerian Independence and wondered what went wrong over the years, considering what is currently happening in the Igbo –speaking states of the country. He said: “When I returned to Nigeria after my studies abroad, I worked for...