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Nigerians Absolutely Enjoy and Believe they Deserve to be Poorly Governed – Oby Ezekwesili
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Nigerians Absolutely Enjoy and Believe they Deserve to be Poorly Governed – Oby Ezekwesili

Former Presidential candidate, Oby Ezekwesili has stated that Nigerians are not yet ready for good governance. In a tweet she shared, the former Minister of Education said Nigerians absolutely enjoy and believe they deserve to be poorly governed, and politicians understand this. Ezekwesili added that when citizens are ready, it will end. She tweeted; I will repeat it yet again. Citizens of Nigeria are not yet ready for Good Governance. They absolutely enjoy and believe they deserve to be poorly governed. The Politicians know this and dish Bad Governance in large doses to them. When citizens are ready, it will end.
Governance Under Buhari Has Been Very Poor & Disappointing – Prof Attahiru Jega
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Governance Under Buhari Has Been Very Poor & Disappointing – Prof Attahiru Jega

Attahiru Jega, former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has described the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari as “very disappointing.” In an interview with Daily Trust, Jega said the current administration has performed below the expectations of “so many Nigerians”. Jega served as Nigeria’s electoral umpire from 2010 to 2015, following his appointment by former President Goodluck Jonathan. He remains the only INEC chairman that has presided over two general elections in Nigeria — in 2011 and 2015, when Jonathan lost to Buhari, making him the first incumbent president to lose re-election. Jega, who was once a vice-chancellor of Bayero University, Kano, said although Buhari enjoys goodwill from many Nigerians, citizens are worried “abo...
Monarchs Hails Oyetola’s Governance Model, Endorses Him For Second Term
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Monarchs Hails Oyetola’s Governance Model, Endorses Him For Second Term

Traditional rulers in the State of Osun have described the governance model of Governor Adegboyega Oyetola as one that is progressive and has service at its heart. The monarchs also endorsed Oyetola for a second term in office, stating that it will be to the advantage of the State if there is no disruption. Speaking at the flag-off of the South-West Agenda 2023 in the State of Osun, the Oludo of Iddo Osun, Oba Aderemi Adedapo, the Secretary for the Council of Obas and Chief in Nigeria, described the performance of Governor Oyetola as one that has attracted attentions even at the federal level. According to him: "We are not politicians, but when we have identified the right path to follow, it is only ideal and logical to follow that path and guide the people under our domain. Tha...
Nigeria Must Cut Cost Of Governance To Exit Recession – Peter Obi (Video)
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Nigeria Must Cut Cost Of Governance To Exit Recession – Peter Obi (Video)

Former vice-presidential candidate Peter Obi has given out what can be described as a pathway to economic recovery. Mr Obi, who spoke on Arise TV on Monday, agreed that the recent recession which affected about 40 countries around the world was as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. He however warned that the recession would bite harder on Nigeria because the country already had ‘underlying economic conditions’ ranging from extreme poverty to high unemployment rate, high number of out-of-school children, highest infant mortality rate and soaring incidences drug abuse, among others. Obi explained that unlike the previous recession where Nigeria recklessly borrowed its way out, this present recession demands fiscal discipline for the country to scale through. He argued that th...
Buhari, Ministers Should Cut Cost Of Governance Before NASS – Benjamin Kalu
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Buhari, Ministers Should Cut Cost Of Governance Before NASS – Benjamin Kalu

The spokesperson of the House of Representatives says it is deceitful that Nigerians are being made to focus only on the national assembly. The House of Representatives has called on the Executive arm of Government to lead by example by cutting its own salaries, allowances and other office running costs, before advising others to do so. The spokesperson of the house, Benjamin Kalu, stated this on Thursday while briefing journalists in the National Assembly. Mr Kalu’s call is coming on the heels of calls by Nigerians for the reduction of salaries and allowances of members of the National Assembly.A section of Nigerians also called for part time legislative work to save the country from the needless financial haemorrhage. In August 2015, President Muhammadu Buharihad issued a...
I Haven’t Bought An Official Car So I Can Reduce Cost Of Governance -Sanwo-Olu
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I Haven’t Bought An Official Car So I Can Reduce Cost Of Governance -Sanwo-Olu

Armed with the belief that the cost of governance can be reduced if frivolities are cut, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has revealed that neither he nor anyone in his cabinet had purchase personal or official vehicles with taxpayers’ money since they assumed office. He made this revelation on Thursday, in his address at the 22nd Annual Tax Conference, on the theme ‘Taxation and Economic Competitiveness: Imperatives for National Development’. While harping on the need to reduce the cost of governance, Sanwo-Olu said: “We need to look at the expenditure of our state. “As the Chief Executive of our state, I ask myself where can I cut the excesses from? “What can I do away with in order to increase the revenue of our state, and make available a lot of money for my s...
Obong Of Calabar Tells Ayade To “Step Aside And Learn About Governance”
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Obong Of Calabar Tells Ayade To “Step Aside And Learn About Governance”

The Obong of Calabar, Edidem Ekpo Okon Abasi Otu V, has called on Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State to step aside to enable an interim administration teach him how to handle administration and governance. The monarch blamed Ayade for the looting and destruction of public and private properties that trailed the #endsars protest in the state last week. Speaking when Liyel Imoke, the former governor of the state paid him a visit on Saturday, October 31, 2020, the Obong said the attack happened partly because the governor was not holding regular security meetings. The monarch said, “He (Ayade) has not been holding security meeting regularly. This thing would not have happened if he had called the security people together after hearing what happened in Lagos and other places;...
Obong of Calabar asks Governor Ayade to step aside
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Obong of Calabar asks Governor Ayade to step aside

Obong of Calabar, Edidem Ekpo Otu has asked Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River state to step aside.   Daily Trust reported that the monarch said this when Liyel Imoke, a former governor of the state paid homage to him.   The Obong blamed Ayade for the vandalism, looting and destruction of public and private property in the state last week. He maintained that the Governor needs to step aside to enable an interim administration come up so that he can learn governance.   He said;   “He (Ayade) has not been holding security meeting regularly. This thing would not have happened if he had called the security people together after hearing what happened in Lagos and other places; If he had called them together and tell them, look my friends; nothing should ...
Nigerians react to photos of Delta State Deputy Speaker’s mansion submerged in flood
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Nigerians react to photos of Delta State Deputy Speaker’s mansion submerged in flood

Photos of a mansion partly submerged after certain areas of Delta state became flooded has elicited reactions from Nigerians.   The mansion reportedly belongs to Delta State Deputy Speaker, Hon Osanebi Ossai Friday, 40.     Last week, heavy rainfall led to flooding in the area and many homes were affected.   Photos shared online show the extent of the damage done by the flood but Nigerians on Facebook and Twitter felt no sympathy for the owner of the mansion. They only said they felt sorry for the poor people living around who are victims of bad governance and have no alternative.     Some stated that the government refused to fix the drainage problem so they can't be bothered if a politician's house is affected.  ...
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Patience Jonathan demands more leadership roles for women in governance

Former first lady of Nigeria, Patience Jonathan has lamented over the way women are sidelined in the government. She has called for more leadership roles for women as women are also capable of leading in government. Patience Jonathan has called for the inclusion of women in government and also partake in decision making. The first lady disclosed this in a statement she released on her Facebook page on Thursday, April 23. She disclosed that her NGO, Women for Change and Development Initiative and A. Ariwera Reachout Foundation that they have been providing counseling to women who are suffering any kind of abuse during this lockdown period. The first lady wrote a message on facebook “I would like to express my appreciation to all those who responded to our call through my GET I...
Another Professor Dies in Kano
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Another Professor Dies in Kano

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration), Prof. Haruna Wakili of Bayero University Kano is dead. Hajiya Fatima Binta Muhammad, the University Registrar, told newsmen in Kano that the erudite scholar died at the wee hours of Saturday at the National Hospital, Abuja. A Professor of History, specialized in History of Riots, Revolts, Conflicts, Peace studies, Democracy and Good Governance was a former Commissioner of Education in Jigawa. The erudite professor of History who died after a protracted illness was taken to India for medical treatment for six months, and returned to the country during the COVID-19 lockdown window. He was also the former Director, Aminu Kano Centre for Democratic Research and Training (Mambayya House) . The Registrar disc...
60% of Coronavirus Cases in Nigeria Were Recorded in 20 Local Governments – PTF
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60% of Coronavirus Cases in Nigeria Were Recorded in 20 Local Governments – PTF

The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 (PTF) has revealed that 60 percent of the Coronavirus cases in the country were recorded in 20 local government areas. The Chairman of PTF and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha revealed this while receiving a donation of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) worth N10 million from Rotary District 9125. Mustapha who was represented by the Permanent Secretary (General Services Office), Olusegun Adekunle, listed the local government areas as follows; Mainland, Abuja Municipal, Mushin, Eti-Osa, Tarauni, Katsina, Alimosho, Maiduguri, Kosofe, Dutse, Ikeja, Nassarawa, Oshodi/Isolo, Apapa, Amuwo Odofin, Oredo, Bauchi, Lagos Island, Surulere and Ado Odo/Ota. He blamed the increased cases of Coronavirus recorded in the cou...
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Nigeria Will Go Bankrupt With Current Governance Structure – Sanusi

The immediate past Emir of Kano and former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Muhammad Sanusi, has again said it is inevitable for Nigeria to be bankrupt with its current governance structure, which he described as too expensive and unsustainable. Speaking at a webinar hosted by Emmanuel Chapel, with the theme, ‘Mitigation of the economic impact of COVID-19 and the path to recovery’, Sanusi said when he was the CBN governor and the price of oil was over $100 per barrel, the government at the time spent 80 per cent of its revenue on salaries and overheads. “Now, I’m sure that with the shortfall in revenues and where oil price is, after debt service, we probably have to borrow to pay salaries. We have got to look at that structure,” he added. He stated further, “If you have a...
NLC Backs Autonomy for States’ Judiciary and Legislature
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NLC Backs Autonomy for States’ Judiciary and Legislature

Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has declared support for financial autonomy for States’ Legislature and Judiciary. Ayuba Wabba, NLC President, stated the position of labour in a statement on Monday. He commended President Muhammadu Buhari for signing the Executive Order 10. Last week, the federal government released details of the order. The order makes it mandatory for state governments to include the allocation of the judiciary and legislative arms as first-line charges in their annual budgets. Wabba expressed confidence that the step would deepen the democratic process and good governance in Nigeria. He insisted the distortion of due process, checks and balances, and public accountability, were the core ingredients in the principle of separation...
Buhari, Nigeria and the eighth May 29
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Buhari, Nigeria and the eighth May 29

“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 proved right.” Alhaji Tanko Yakassai, PUNCH, May 21, 2020, back page. On May 29, 1984, 1985, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and now 2020, Buhari was the Nigerian Head of State. When he leaves office on May 29, 2023, he would have led us on that date in the calendar more than any other leader except former President Obasanjo. As he clocked the eighth May 29 as the Chief Executive Officer, CEO, of Nigeria Incorporated, with only three more to go, Nigerians and Buhari himself should be asking questions about the legacy he would leave for posterity. Right now, there is nothing positive to report. “Even God cannot change the past.” Agathon, Greek playwright, c400BC. ...
Madagascar Herbal Drugs Didn’t Come with Invoice – FG
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Madagascar Herbal Drugs Didn’t Come with Invoice – FG

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 pandemic, Boss Mustapha has denied knowledge of Madagascar demanding 170,000 Euros from the Federal Government for herbal drugs which arrived the country days ago. Mustapha who reacted to claim of the Nigerian government being asked to pay €170,000 for the Madagascar herbal mixture delivered to President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday May 16, by the visiting President of Guinea Bissau Umaro Sissoco Embalo, said same mixture was taken to other African countries without an invoice. According to him, when he took delivery of the sealed herbal mixture, he was not handed an invoice, which would have indicated if there was a cost. He said;   “In terms of the...
Osinbajo is the Current Chairman of Short People Association of Nigeria – Governor El-Rufai Jokes
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Osinbajo is the Current Chairman of Short People Association of Nigeria – Governor El-Rufai Jokes

Governor Nasir El-Rufai engaged in bants last night while reacting to a video shared on Twitter by popular comedian Teju Babyface. In the short video from a 2010 interview with the comedian, Governor El-Rufai said he used to be secretary-general of the short people association. He also shared some challenges he had before getting over not being tall enough. The Kaduna state Governor said in the interview; “I used to be the secretary-general… at a point at my teenage years, in my early 20s I had big issues with my height because you know all the pretty girls turn out to be taller than me. “But with time, I got over it. I managed to get a pretty and intelligent woman to marry who was an inch shorter than me.” https://twitter.com/Tejubabyfacetv/status/1259892375159267328 ...
Landmark Projects, Policies that have Redefined Governance in Ogun State in 10months
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Landmark Projects, Policies that have Redefined Governance in Ogun State in 10months

So much has been achieved in Ogun State in the last 10months of the administration of Governor Dapo Abiodun and so much, especially in the area of infrastructural renewal, security, health, education and Information and Communications Technology among others would be achieved in the months ahead. The foundations have been laid. Last May, when Governor Abiodun was inaugurated, he espoused his ‘Building the Future Together’ agenda for the state. Judging by the indices so far, he has not deviated or dithered, rather, he seems to be on a supersonic speed to pack many achievements into his first year in office. On a recent media tour of some of his projects, we discovered that the governor is not just an ideas man; he is a pragmatist and hard-worker who is wholly committed to entre...
Military Era Better than Nigeria’s Current Democracy – Senator Smart Adeyemi
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Military Era Better than Nigeria’s Current Democracy – Senator Smart Adeyemi

Senator Smart Adeyemi has stated that the military era is better than the current democracy being practiced in the country. The lawmaker representing Kogi West Senatorial District who disclosed this while contributing to “a bill for an Act to establish the National Electoral Offences Commission and for Other Related matters",  stated that hooligans have criminalized the current democracy in the country and are now emerging as leaders. Adeyemi said; ”Mr. President, when people of questionable character become leaders, then what is the future of that country. In fact, I am compelled to say, military era is better than Nigeria’s democracy currently. “When you talk about maladministration and misappropriation of public funds, it emanates from people who have criminal records, p...
PDP Blasts Buhari for First Cornonavirus Case in Nigeria
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PDP Blasts Buhari for First Cornonavirus Case in Nigeria

The PDP has blasted the Buhari-led government over the first confirmed case of Coronavirus in Nigeria. The party in a statement released by its, said the infection is as a result of the negligence that has characterised the Buhari administration.The party asked Nigerians to hold the government responsible should any national calamity arose from COVID-19. Read the statement below: Corona Virus: PDP Berates Buhari For Negligence...Seeks Concerted Effort, Adoption of Ebola Intervention Strategy The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has berated the Buhari Presidency for its negligence and laidback attitude to governance and the welfare of Nigerians leading to the avoidable entrance of the deadly corona virus into our dear country. The party says it was evident that the Buhari P...
Governance ‘Suffers’ In Taraba As Ishaku Relocates To Abuja
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Governance ‘Suffers’ In Taraba As Ishaku Relocates To Abuja

Government activities in Taraba are suffering, following the prolonged absence of the governor, Darius Ishaku, from the state. The governor, our correspondent, gathered has been away from the state for about two months. His last official outing was on December 19, 2019, when he presented the 2020 budget to the state House of Assembly. Shortly after the presentation, it was learnt that on December 22, 2019, the governor left Jalingo, the state capital and has since not returned. The governor did not hand over to his deputy, Alhaji Haruna Manu. He also did not transmit a letter to the state Assembly intimating the lawmakers of his absence. Our findings revealed that between December 19, 2019 and now, only two State Executive Council meetings have held. Also, no new project is ongoing ...
Patience Jonathan Visits Aisha Buhari
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Patience Jonathan Visits Aisha Buhari

Former First Lady, Patience Jonathan on Monday February 10 visited her successor Aisha Buhari, at the state house in Abuja. Aisha Buhari who tweeted about the visit, said they discussed greater involvement of women in politics and at lower level of governance. The First Lady also revealed that they discussed about the girl child education, Patience Jonathan's pet project "women for change”, as well as her predecessor's experience during her husband, Goodluck Jonathan's administration. Aisha added that she listened to Patience Jonathan's perspectives on issues affecting women and children in the society.
PDP blames President Buhari for Lagos Okada Ban
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PDP blames President Buhari for Lagos Okada Ban

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has blamed President Buhari for the ban of Okadas and tricycles better known as Keke Napeps in Lagos state. In a statement signed by its spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan, the party said the excruciating ordeal residents of Lagos state are facing following the ban on the use of commercial motorcycles and tricycles (Keke Marwa) in the state should be blamed on President Buhari who, in 1985, terminated the initial Lagos Metro Rail Line project started by the government of Alhaji Lateef Jakande to facilitate mass transportation within Lagos, as Nigeria’s commercial nerve center, and surrounding cities. The PDP in its statement, said if President Buhari had not terminated that laudable project by the Lagos state government, Lagosians would not be suff...
Guineans seek President Buhari’s Help to Stop their 81-year-old President’s 3rd Term Bid
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Guineans seek President Buhari’s Help to Stop their 81-year-old President’s 3rd Term Bid

The Guinea Conakry community in Nigeria have asked President Buhari and other African leaders to help stop the 81-year-old President of their country, Alpha Condé,  from actualizing his dream of seeking a third term in office.?? Condé, who is Guinea’s first democratically elected president, threw the country into great turmoil recently after he announced plans to seek a referendum to extend his stay in office.?? At a protest held in Abuja, the  Leader of the Guinea Conakry community in Nigeria, Mohammed Bah, said “We are calling on ECOWAS, African Union, United Nations and other African leaders to prevail on Condé to hand over governance.?? The President wants to tamper with the constitution and by the end of his second term, he is trying to organise a referendum to have anoth...
Governor Umahi is an APC Mole – Edo PDP
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Governor Umahi is an APC Mole – Edo PDP

Edo State's Chapter of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned the endorsement of Governor Godwin Obaseki of the All Progressives Congress (APC) by Governor David Umahi after Obaseki's wife led members of the Southern Nigeria Governors Wives’ Forum for a courtesy visit to the government house in Abakiliki. During the meeting, Umahi who is a PDP Governor stated that his Edo State colleague who has been at loggerheads with his predecessor and National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress Adams Oshiomhole, cannot be removed by any man because of his good works. The Ebonyi state governor said; “Power belongs to God and no matter what anybody will do, it is God that has the final say. I can assure you madam (Betsy), you know as an apostle of the Most High God, I also...
Governor Sanwo-Olu Pens down Romantic Message to his Wife on her Birthday
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Governor Sanwo-Olu Pens down Romantic Message to his Wife on her Birthday

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu penned down a romantic message to his wife, Joke as he celebrated her on her birthday today January 8. The Lagos State Governor who described his wife as loyal, virtuous, patient, humble, intelligent, smart and gracious, said he is thrilled at the strength and effortlessness with which she takes on her responsibilities pertaining to the affairs of the state and the home front. Sanwo-Olu also prayed for God's strength, blessing and peace upon his wife "in whom he is very well pleased". He wrote; Loyal, Virtuous, Patient, Humble, Intelligent, Smart and Gracious. These are the qualities I would use to describe you Ibijoke mi (my own) on this your special day and beyond. I salute your steadfastness in the Lord, your support for me and your love for our...
Governance goes beyond dancing with prostitutes – Baderinwa
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Governance goes beyond dancing with prostitutes – Baderinwa

Mr Lani Baderinwa, former Commissioner for Information in Osun State, who is now the Supervisor, Ministry of Information and Strategy in the state, said he counted the people of the state lucky not to have Senator Ademola Adeleke as their governor. Baderinwa disclosed this in an interview with the Sunday PUNCH when asked to respond to the criticism of the APC government in the state by Senator Adeleke and his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). According to him, “You cannot give what you do not have, no matter how hard you try. With due respect to Senator Ademola Adeleke, his obvious limitations as far as education is concerned will not permit him to have a clear understanding of certain things, especially the serious matter of governance. Senator Adeleke does not have any...
I Speak For Millions, Victims Of Your Governance – Atiku To Buhari
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I Speak For Millions, Victims Of Your Governance – Atiku To Buhari

Former Vice President and presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 general election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has challenged President Muhammadu Buhari to address concrete issues of misgovernment and devastation his administration has caused Nigerians. Atiku asked Buhari to stop intimidation and campaign of calumny against the judiciary and opposition elements. Reiterating his resolve to continue “to stand up and speak for millions of countrymen and women who have become victims of his (Buhari’s) misrule and grand cluelessness” The former vice president’s comments were in response to allegations by the Presidency on Saturday that he was playing up negative developments in the country and raising harmful sentiments in pursuit of his ulterior motives. ...
Obaseki In The Political Mud-Bath: Can He Pull Through The Hurdles?
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Obaseki In The Political Mud-Bath: Can He Pull Through The Hurdles?

Godfatherism play a huge role in Nigeria's Political adventures since time timelessness. From the lessons drawn from the former governor of Lagos deposed by the Lagos godfather Tinubu over issues of disloyalty to the codes and cabal. This is a bitter example of how man Political correctness plays out in Africa. Another case is that of Governor Udom of Akwa-Ibom state, he was opposed by his godfather Senator Godswil Akpabio. But he Akpabio left the PDP structures in the state for Udom and moved to the APC. Udom got sympathy and took absolute charge of the party in the state, at the long run, he didn't only defeat his godfather but disgraced him out of Political landscape of the state. Akpabio even lost to his godson's candidate, his most desired senatorial reelection in 2019. In Lagos...
Ihedioha Not Serious, Has No Plan For Governance – Uche Nwosu
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Ihedioha Not Serious, Has No Plan For Governance – Uche Nwosu

The Imo State governorship candidate of the Action Alliance (AA) in the 2019 election, Uche Nwosu, has challenged the state governor, Emeka Ihedioha to unfold the programmes he has for the people of the state instead of embarking on a “wild goose chase”. Nwosu who was reacting to the claim by the governor that his predecessor, Rochas Okorocha did not properly hand over to him and as a result is finding it difficult to take off, urged him to jettison the excuses and focus on his campaign promises of rebuilding Imo State, adding that the people are not interested in endless streak of excuses. He maintained that the actions of the governor since he assumed office, “showed that he is not serious and does not seem to have any cutout plan or blueprint for governance, except the despera...
Ihedioha Under Fire for Attacking Okorocha
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Ihedioha Under Fire for Attacking Okorocha

Imo State governorship candidate of the Action Alliance (AA) in the 2019 election, Uche Nwosu, has declared that Governor Emeka Ihedioha has no plans for the State. Nwosu said this in his reaction to Ihedioha’s insistence that ex-Governor Rochas Okorocha did not properly hand over to him. “The action of the governor since he assumed office has showed that he is not serious and does not seem to have any cutout plan or blueprint for governance, except the desperation to grab power”, Nwosu to The Nation. “The people of Imo state did not vote for him to start chasing shadows. For the time he will stay as the governor, he should unfold his plans and programme for the people. No one is interested in excuses, what the people want is performance and nothing less. ...
Stop Blackmailing Me, Okorocha Tells Ihedioha
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Stop Blackmailing Me, Okorocha Tells Ihedioha

The immediate past governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, has told his successor, Emeka Ihedioha, to stop blackmailing him. Okorocha rather advised Ihedioha to face governance and improve the lot of the state. A statement issued in Owerri, the state capital on Monday by Okorocha’s media aide, Sam Onwuemeodo, said that the governor had been investing in blackmails against him. Okorocha said that the only way Ihedioha would “dwarf” him was by achieving more than he (Okorocha) achieved as a governor of the state. Okorocha who challenged Ihedioha for a road show in the state capital said that the governor had made up his mind to blackmail him even before he was sworn in on May 29. The statement read in part, “We do not think that the new governor came to power only to vilif...
Nigeria is Future of the World –German Ambassador to Nigeria
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Nigeria is Future of the World –German Ambassador to Nigeria

German Ambassador to Nigeria, Dr. Bernhard Schlagheck, has said Nigeria is the future of the whole world. Schlagheck said this when he received the delegation of “Follow the Money and Connected Development (CODE)” an NGO, in his office on Friday in Abuja. He said that Germany and Nigeria shared similarities in diverse areas, adding that Nigerians could contribute towards growth of their country through tracking governance processes to ensure accountability. Schlagheck said, “there are developments in every society that must be tracked. To achieve that, there is need for distinction of people to do such. “Nigeria as the future of Africa is the future of the world, of mankind that we can ask many important questions and of cou...
Goodluck Jonathan Speaks At Ijaw Elders Forum
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Goodluck Jonathan Speaks At Ijaw Elders Forum

 Former President Goodluck Jonathan spoke at the workshop on Credible Governorship Election and Good Governance in Bayelsa State organised by Ijaw Elders Forum.Below are some of the things he said.... "My message to all those who desire to govern us is that we shouldn't seek power for the purpose of enjoying privileges and entitlements but for the purpose of improving the livelihood of the people. "We need peace to develop as a State ; to develop as a state we need to work together and ensure that peace is sustained during and after elections. "The Ijaw Charter and Ijaw Nation Code of Ethics, Leadeship & Governance is a welcome development. Our society will be better if all political players commit themselves to this Charter."
Wike Recalls 12 Suspended LG Chairmen
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Wike Recalls 12 Suspended LG Chairmen

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has recalled the 12 suspended Local Government Council Chairmen. They are heads of Okrika, Emohua, Abua/Odual, Degema, Khana, Gokana, Ahoada East, Ikwerre, Eleme, Andoni, Omuma and Ogu/Bolo Local Government Areas. A statement on Sunday night by his Special Assistant Electronic Media, Simeon Nwakaudu, said the recall is with immediate effect Wike charged the council chairmen to “diligently serve their people and shun all forms of lackadaisical behaviour in governance”. He urged them to tackle security challenges in their areas and warned that any chairman who continues to act in breach of extant laws would be removed.
APC Attacks Oyo Governor-Elect For Saying He Can’t Pay N30,000 Minimum Wage
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APC Attacks Oyo Governor-Elect For Saying He Can’t Pay N30,000 Minimum Wage

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo State, has said that the state’s Governor-Elect, Mr. Seyi Makinde is being haunted by his attempt to renege on his electioneering electoral promises. The party added that it is too early for Makinde to renege on his electoral promises and admonished him to focus on the art of governance and work towards fulfilling his electoral promises. The APC was reacting to Makinde’s reported expression of difficulty in the payment of the new N30,000 minimum wage when he assumes office on May 29. The Publicity Secretary of the party, Dr AbdulAzeez Olatunde, in a press release on Thursday claimed the governor elect was trying to stave off criticism on his unpreparedness to govern Oyo State. The press release, reads: “Makinde said during his electora...
Rochas Okorocha Delivers State-of-art Police Command Headquarters
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Rochas Okorocha Delivers State-of-art Police Command Headquarters

Imo state’s outgoing governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha delivers state of the art Nigerian Police Headquarters in Avu, Owerri. The new Imo State Police Command is undergoing finishing touches. This is said to be the best Police command in the country. It is claimed that he delivered more than 1000 infrastructural legacies across the state. Other infrastructures projects he carried out includes ew Nigerian Prisons headquarters, which is also rated as the best in the country, the Imo International Cargo Airport, etc See pictures of the Police command headquarters in Owerri, Imo state below. You will recall that Achike Udenwa stated that the current governor – Rochas Okorocha is the worst Imo state has ever had. This is coming from a Achike Udenwa, who was a ...
Why Governors Should Emulate Buhari’s Way Of Governance – Ribadu
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Why Governors Should Emulate Buhari’s Way Of Governance – Ribadu

State governors have been urged to emulate the governance skills of President Muhammadu Buhari because he is a good leader. The advice is coming from a former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Nuhu Ribadu. Mr Ribadu gave the advise yesterday while addressing newly elected and returning governors at a retreat organised by the Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF) in Abuja. The former anti-graft czar advised governors and governor-elects to be careful and accountable when discharging their duties. “You are lucky you have someone to learn from, please emulate President Muhammadu Buhari,” Ribadu was quoted by Premium Times to have said. “He (Buhari) has no business partner, nobody sits with him to make deals. We don’t have overnight billionaires again...
Jega Affirms Fraud in 2019 Elections
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Jega Affirms Fraud in 2019 Elections

Prof. Attahiru Jega, former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has faulted the conduct of some university lecturers co-opted as adhoc staff by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, during the last general elections. Speaking at the annual conference of the Fulbright Alumni Association of Nigeria at Bayero University Kano (BUK), Jega alleged that politicians used university lecturers to commit irregularities during the elections, especially in Kano state. He said the BUK lecturers who worked with politicians to perpetrate ‘all sorts of irregularities’ betrayed the confidence reposed on them by compromising the electoral process. Jega who himself is a former vice-chancellor of BUK, oversaw the 2015 elect...
Eight Feared Killed In Fresh Kaduna Attack
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Eight Feared Killed In Fresh Kaduna Attack

At least eight people including two policemen are feared to have been killed and several others injured following a fresh attack by suspected armed bandits in Katangi district in Birnin Gwari local government area of Kaduna state. The fresh attack comes barely 24 hours after the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu launched a joint security operation to flush out bandits in Kaduna, Niger, Zamfara and Katsina States in recent time. Although the police authorities are yet to confirm the incident, the Chairman of Birnin Gwari Vanguards for Security and Good Governance, Ibrahim Nagwari, said in a statement that the bandits stormed Kakangi around 5.00 pm Saturday evening on motorcycles, shooting sporadically at the police station before proceeding on a house to house attack. He ...
Niger senators back Lawan’s race for Senate President seat
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Niger senators back Lawan’s race for Senate President seat

Serving and elected Senetors in Niger under the platform of the All Progressives  Congress ( APC), on Saturday endorsed Sen. Ahmed Lawan for the ninth senate president seat. The endorsement was contained in a statement issued in Minna and signed by three senators,  Mohammed Sani Musa – Niger East, Sabi Abdullahi – Niger North and  Senator-elect, Muhammad Bima-Enagi – Niger-south in Minna. According to them, Lawan has an impeccable character and undeniable wealth of experience as a lawmaker to drive the aspirations and vision of the 9th Senate towards achieving its mandate. “There is no doubt that  Lawan has also demonstrated stability, reliability and fidelity towards ensuring sound and people-oriented legislation at the Senate as he demonstrated in the build-up to the 2019 genera...
Increase salaries now – NLC tells FG
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Increase salaries now – NLC tells FG

Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) President, Wabba Ayuba, has reiterated his call for salary increment for workers. He lamented that in Nigeria, the poor were the ones subsidizing the rich. Wabba spoke on Thursday in Abuja at the 10th National Quadrennial delegates conference of the Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria (MHWUN). He said, “The inequality gap between the rich and the poor in our country is getting expanded. Whereas in other countries it is the rich that subsidize for the poor but in our case, it is the poor that subsidize for the rich. “In other climes, the increase of salary to all classes of workers in the society is done based on certain indices, either inflation, cost of living index. “If you are increasing the salary of political office holders, you mus...
I Will Be Tough In The Next Four Years – Buhari
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I Will Be Tough In The Next Four Years – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday warned that he is going to be tough in his governance of the country in the next four years. He gave the warning while receiving members of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) who came to congratulate him for winning the 23rd February, 2019 Presidential election. Buhari secured another term of four years by scoring15, 191,847 votes the votes of 11,262,978 scored by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Atiku Abubakar. Buhari said that he will intensify efforts in the three areas of security, economy and fighting corruption. He also disclosed that he campaigned in all the 36 states of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory to prove to his critics that he was fit. At the brief ceremony that started around 12 noon, the...
Girl Weeps Bitterly On Social Media Over Buhari’s Victory
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Girl Weeps Bitterly On Social Media Over Buhari’s Victory

A young lady who is wary of another 4 years of governance superitended by President Muhammadu Buhari, has taken her frustration to the internet. As supporters of the ruling All Progressives Congress celebrated the emergence of President Muhammadu Buhari, a lady was seen on Instagram weeping uncontrollably. She kept saying "God we don't want Buhari, take him away from us? God why Buhari? Why did you give us Buhari again oh? Why Buhari? Why Buhari?" Her video has gone viral on social media as his top challenger, Atiku Abubakar of the main opposition party in Nigeria - Peoples Democratic Party rejects the election results. The lady's outburt might not be unconnected with Buhari's handling of the economy as Nigeria has become the poverty capital of the world. Watch the v...
CAF Boss Ahmad Faces Impeachment
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CAF Boss Ahmad Faces Impeachment

Confederation of Africa Football president, Ahmad is facing a threat to his reign after being accused of violating the statutes of African football’s ruling body. Ahmad Ahmad Executive Committee (ExCo) member Musa Bility called for an urgent ExCo meeting on Friday. He wants Ahmad’s decisions to redistribute the 2021, 2023 and 2025 Africa Cup of Nations and sign a commercial deal without ExCo approval to be assessed. “It is my fervent hope that you will (agree) to investigate these matters of gross statutory and financial procedural violations by the President for appropriate actions,” said Bility. “I defer to you to take the appropriate actions to save the increasing decline of our statutory governance system by exerting your authorities given you by the Caf Statutes,” t...
Buhari Mourn Victims Of Overcrowding At APC Rally in Jalingo
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Buhari Mourn Victims Of Overcrowding At APC Rally in Jalingo

President Buhari has mourned those who lost their lives at the All Progressives Congress, APC Presidential Campaign Rally in Jalingo, Taraba State on Thursday. Reacting to reports of the tragic death of some APC supporters due to the overwhelming crowd at the Jolly Nyame Stadium, Buhari said: “I always feel very sad and distressed when ordinary Nigerians who love me and our party because of what we stand for and have done, make personal sacrifices by taking the pains to show their support, end their lives tragically.” While appreciating the massive support he is receiving all over the country, President Buhari calls for restraint on the part of his supporters to avoid such tragic incidences, and improved crowd management at rally grounds. “I want them to stay alive and witness th...
I Wont Change If Re-elected Into Office – President Buhari
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I Wont Change If Re-elected Into Office – President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured Nigerians that he will not change his style of governance when given a second term in office. This is contrary to insinuations that the President will change and stop working for the masses if reelected. Buhari gave his assurance not to change during the Presidential campaign which held on Wednesday at the Aper Aku stadium in Makurdi, Benue State According to him, he would continue to remain steadfast and focused. He also listed his administration’s achievements in the past three and half years. Buhari is contesting for re-election on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC. His main rival is former vice president Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP The presidential election will take place on February ...
The Duke : ‘I Belong to All and No One’
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The Duke : ‘I Belong to All and No One’

Abi, no be so baba talk am for 2015? I had a long conversation with a friend deep in the APC machinery in Lagos and her revelation was shocking. Apparently, I have been declared PDP and that I am being regarded as one within the APC circles. See as people want to come and increase my land use tax and PHCN bill when eventually Sanwo-Olu is crowned. I belong to no one o. Let me shout o! I am not PDP. I don’t even know what their logo looks like o. Please help me photocopy this column and show Tinubu, Sanwo-Olu, Osinbajo, Amaechi and the rest of them that today, I declare that I am not PDP in any way, form or PVC. I don’t know them and have never attended any of their rallies. No wonder Osinbajo has not sent Tradermoni to me, No wonder my PHCN bill is so high. Na N40,000 I pay last mon...
‘We Will Not Endorse Any Presidential Candidate’ – CAN
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‘We Will Not Endorse Any Presidential Candidate’ – CAN

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) will not endorse any presidential candidate in the forthcoming election, president of the group, Rev. Samson Ayokunle said. Ayokunle urged Nigerians to vote according to the leading of the Holy Spirit and their consciences, adding that credibility and integrity should guide their choice. The Presidential election, along with National Assembly election will hold on 16 February. CAN made its position known in a statement signed by Pastor Adebayo Oladeji, the Special Assistant, Media and Communications to the CAN president. Ayokunle said CAN is for God and His people and is apolitical, non-partisan and impartial. “Our members cut across all political divides and some of them are even contesting for one post or the other including the Presid...
Don’t Allow Repeat of 2003 Political Violence, Kwara APC Guber Candidate Warns Stakeholders
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Don’t Allow Repeat of 2003 Political Violence, Kwara APC Guber Candidate Warns Stakeholders

The gubernatorial candidate of All Progressives Congress, (APC) in Kwara State, Alhaji Abdulrahman Abdulrasaq, at the weekend cautioned political stakeholders in the state to shun actions that may lead to the kind of political violence of 2003 that bedeviled the state during administration of  late former governor Mohammed Lawal. He therefore assured the people of the state and his  teeming supporters that, no amount of provocation from any quarters  will make them indulge in any act of violence ahead of the forthcoming general election. Alhaji Abdulrasaq stated this in Ilorin during the APC Kwara Central senatorial district interactive session organised for wards, local government and candidates vying for various elective positions in the area. He said that, “our party is committed t...