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2023 Presidential Election: Buhari Plotting To Bar Some Politicians – Junaid Mohammed
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2023 Presidential Election: Buhari Plotting To Bar Some Politicians – Junaid Mohammed

Dr. Junaid Mohammed, elder statesman and Second Republic federal lawmaker, on Tuesday said President Muhammadu Buhari and those around him have concluded plans to bar certain Nigerians from contesting in 2023 general elections. While urging those behind the plot to perish the idea, he said doing so is totally undemocratic and unconstitutional and may put the nation’s democracy in grave danger. Speaking with Daily Independent, Junaid, who refused to mention names of those involved, said certain individuals have hijacked the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and are working to use the party to advance their personal interests. While condemning the dissolution of the ward, local, state and zonal structures of the APC, Junaid said members of the party have elevated President ...
Don’t Listen To Politicians Approaching You To Plan Coup – Buratai Warns Generals
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Don’t Listen To Politicians Approaching You To Plan Coup – Buratai Warns Generals

CHIEF of Army Staff, Lt. General Tukur Yusuf Buratai, has warned generals against coup, vowing that the Nigerian Army will never tolerate any agent of destabilization bent on scuttling the current democratic dispensation. Buratai, who spoke, yesterday, while the Nigerian Army decorated 39 newly promoted Major Generals, said he was aware that some generals were being approached and his eyes are on them. “Democracy has come to stay. We will not tolerate any agent of destabilization. The years of military misadventure in politics have never carried us anywhere. It is over,” he said. Disclosing that the Army hierarchy was aware of some interests making efforts to interact with certain personnel, General Buratai expressed confidence in the discipline and loyalty of the newly decora...
EndSARS Protests: VIPs Ignore IGP’s Order On Withdrawal Of Police Orderlies
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EndSARS Protests: VIPs Ignore IGP’s Order On Withdrawal Of Police Orderlies

Three weeks after Mohammed Adamu, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), gave a directive on the withdrawal of police orderlies attached to VIPs — politicians, business leaders and entertainers, Daily Independent findings revealed that the order has largely been ignored. Rather than release the policemen at their disposal back to the police authorities so as to complement the existing personnel in securing the populace, our correspondent gathered that many VIPs and politicians have added more police personnel due to the recent attacks by hoodlums in the aftermath of the #EndSARS protests. During Sunday’s meeting in Lagos between South-West governors and traditional rulers to proffer solution to the destruction in the region by hoodlums, many policemen were seen escorting dignitarie...
EndSARS: South West Monachs Blame Politicians’ Greed For Money For Riots
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EndSARS: South West Monachs Blame Politicians’ Greed For Money For Riots

Monarchs in the South West of Nigeria have blamed politicians for the recent #endSARS protest and unrest in the region that led to the destruction of properties in Lagos and other parts. They also called for the urgent restructuring of the country to give more powers to the states. The kings spoke at a post mortem meeting at the weekend in Lagos on the protests. The monarchs expressed disappointment at the manner politicians had turned politics into money making venture at the expense of the interest of the youth. They said that the high rate of unemployment among youths caused the agitation in the EndSARS protest. “The governors have taken the right steps with this meeting. However, they have been far away from we monarchs. You should not wait till election days before ...
Reno Omokri berates Nigerians for attacking Rahama Sadau over her backless dress but turn a blind eye at ”thieving politicians”
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Reno Omokri berates Nigerians for attacking Rahama Sadau over her backless dress but turn a blind eye at ”thieving politicians”

Reno Omokri took to his Twitter handle to berate Muslims who attacked actress Rahama Sadau over her backless dress but turn blind eye at thieving politicians.   Reno in a post shared on his Instagram page, shared photos of women from other muslim countries and wrote; ''Dear Nigerians, These are Muslim women from Egypt, Pakistan and Lebanon. Is what Rahama Sadau did really so bad? Stealing is against Christianity and Islam, yet our politicians steal and we celebrate them. We even named a stadium after the world’s biggest thief. In that same state, they voted for a governor seen on camera receiving bribes in dollars. Should we not direct anger at them rather than Rahama? How do we look to the world if we leave Boko Haram, bandits, killer herdsmen, and 13 million out of schoo...
We Shouldn’t Curse Children Of Politicians – Simi
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We Shouldn’t Curse Children Of Politicians – Simi

Singer Simi has stated that Nigerians shouldn't be raining curses on the children of politicians in the country. Simi thinks that raining curses on them wouldn't be good for their mental health. Taking to her Twitter handle, she wrote: ''I feel like we really shouldn't be raining curses on the children of these people. I understand the agitation and that most of them don't care about us, but the goal is to be better than them and I can't imagine it's good for the mental health of them kids. We can rise above it.''
Palliatives Hoarding: No Hope For Nigeria Until Politicians Start Going To Jail – Orezi
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Palliatives Hoarding: No Hope For Nigeria Until Politicians Start Going To Jail – Orezi

Pop artiste Orezi on Sunday said Nigeria will never be great until politicians start going to jail for the alleged crimes they commit. The 34-year-old in a lenghty Instagram post said, “Nigerian leaders constantly leaves my heart broken. Bunch of wicked leaders with no human feelings whatsoever. “The only reason politicians do this and have the nerve to sleep well at night is because they are not sleeping in KIRIKIRI YET. They commit all sort of crimes against the same people who put them in power.” He added: “I repeat until our politicians start going to jail for all this broad daylight crimes with evidences staring at us in the eye, Nigeria will never be great.” Born Esegine Allen,  Orezi also said the past week has been the worst as a Nigerian. The musician has been a part ...
EndSARS Protest: Fear Grips Politicians, Wealthy Nigerians Over Unabated Looting
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EndSARS Protest: Fear Grips Politicians, Wealthy Nigerians Over Unabated Looting

As wanton destruction and looting of public and private property by hoodlums continued unabated across the country, politicians, senior government officials, and party chieftains are reportedly running helter-skelter to avoid being victims of the rampag­ing mobs, Daily Independent has gathered. Our correspondent gath­ered that some wealthy Nigerians are becoming in­creasingly alarmed by the growing lawlessness which was a direct aftermath of the #ENDSARS protests. The crisis, which was a fall-out of the anger that trailed the shooting of some #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos, took a frightening dimension when hungry and angry Ni­gerians started turning their attention from government property towards the assets of the rich in their states. One of the first v...
I Will Never Support APC, PDP Politicians Again – Iyabo Ojo
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I Will Never Support APC, PDP Politicians Again – Iyabo Ojo

Nollywood actress Iyabo Ojo on Sunday vowed never to support any politician from the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The mother of two also said even if her family member was running for a post under the aforementioned parties she won’t vote for such person. “I Alice Iyabo Ojo, will never support, campaign or vote for any APC or PDP member ever again in my life. “Even if you are my family or friend, we need a New Nigeria ��, we need to stop recycling ♻️ #EndBadGoverance,” she wrote. Iyabo has been a part of the #EndSARS protest against police brutality and bad governance
”Na soldiers kill people for Lekki”- Dino Melaye sings in new music video
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”Na soldiers kill people for Lekki”- Dino Melaye sings in new music video

Dino Melaye has released yet another music video.   In the video shared on his Twitter handle this morning, the politician dressed in military fatigues, insisted that the military killed the End SARS protesters at the Lekki tollgate on Tuesday, October 20.   Watch the video below   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Lindaikejiblog (@lindaikejiblogofficial) on Oct 24, 2020 at 1:40am PDT
I lost my brother to Nigeria’s bad healthcare system — Rema
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I lost my brother to Nigeria’s bad healthcare system — Rema

Singer Rema has recounted how he lost his brother to Nigeria's bad healthcare system.   In a tweet he shared, Rema revealed that his brother was cut wrongly while being operated on with a candle light.   The singer who disclosed that his brother bled to death thereafter, added that politicians keep diverting the money meant for good healthcare system and borrowing while using the country's pain as a format.   Rema tweeted;   I lost my Brother to Nigeria’s bad healthcare system, they did a surgery on him with a candle light they cut him wrongly and he bled to death. The money to provide good healthcare system is in an old man’s foreign account and they keep borrowing using our pain as their format. We’ve lost a lot of people to the decisions of a...
#EndSARS protest: We need a total shutdown until politicians start to answer – 2Face
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#EndSARS protest: We need a total shutdown until politicians start to answer – 2Face

Nigerian singer, 2Face has stated that there is need for a total shutdown in the country amid the #EndSARS protest.   The singer in his tweet wondered why everybody is still going to work amid the protests. According to 2Face, there is need for a total shutdown until politicians start giving answers.   He added that markets should be the only thing open at this time. The singer tweeted;   I wonder why everybody is still going to work. We need total shutdown until this politicians start to answer!! Unless them wan use sars come pursue us go work #EndSARS #EndPoliceBrutality #endimpunity #endlooting Make only market for essential things dey.  
Olowu Of Owu Kuta Warns Youths Not To Allow Politicians Hijack ENDSARS Protest
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Olowu Of Owu Kuta Warns Youths Not To Allow Politicians Hijack ENDSARS Protest

A prominent monarch in Osun State, the Olowu of Owu Kuta, H.R.M Oba Adekunle Oyelude Makama has advised protesting ENDSARS youths not to allow politicians hijack the protest from them. Oba Oyelude said this in a video message released from the palace received by MCI “Don’t allow some unpatriotic politicians to catch in on what you are doing legitimately, and bring the nation to ridicule. “All your demands have been met. We congratulate you and we congratulate ourselves. You make us proud, history will not forget you,” said Oba Oyelude. The king condemned a recent call by some northeastern leaders demanding that members of the disbanded Specal Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) be dispatched to the north to help them fight the insurgency. “Take for instance some faceless grou...
Stop Running To Pastors, Imams For Endorsements –  Kukah To Politicians
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Stop Running To Pastors, Imams For Endorsements – Kukah To Politicians

The Bishop of Sokoto Catholic Diocese, Mathew Kukah, says politicians should not be seeking the endorsements of religious leaders during elections but rather engage the people they intend to serve and sell their objectives to them to make the decision. He also said the people of Edo State conducted themselves very well in the September 19, 2020, governorship election, adding that they left a legacy of electoral efficiency for the country. Kukah said the people of Ondo State should take a cue from the Edo situation and seek to do better in the forthcoming October 10, 2020 election by ensuring their votes counted in a violent-free process. The cleric spoke on Tuesday morning while featuring on Channels Television’s programme, Sunrise Daily. Kukah, who is also a member of the ...
Edo 2020: Emulate Jonathan, Oba Of Benin Charges Politicians
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Edo 2020: Emulate Jonathan, Oba Of Benin Charges Politicians

IT was a historic moment, on Thursday, as the Oba of Benin, Omo N’Oba N’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, Oba Ewuare II, met with political parties and leaders, where he sued for peace and urged them to emulate the action of former President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan in 2015 when he lost to President Muhammadu Buhari. First to meet with the monarch were the two gladiators: Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and All Progressives Congress, APC, who Oba Ewuare II said they were heating up the polity. While noting that elections were not a do-or-die affair, he said the politicians must note that they have only Edo State to call their own and, thus, must do everything to protect it from disintegration. He said not only had the state been in the news for the wrong reasons, but the governorship election had...
DSS Invites 10 APC Leaders in Edo for ‘Important Meeting’
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DSS Invites 10 APC Leaders in Edo for ‘Important Meeting’

10 leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State have been invited by the Department of State Services (DSS) for an ‘important meeting’. In one of the letters obtained by Channels Television, dated August 20, 2020 and addressed to one Tony Adun who is also known as Kabakaba, it was gathered that the politicians will be attending the meeting at the DSS Command Headquarters in Benin City on Saturday August 22.  Though the agenda of the meeting was not disclosed, Adun was asked to attend the meeting with the National Chairman of Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN) and eight other leaders of the APC in the state. These include Ehis Adams – APC Leader in Oredo, Osaro Idahosa – APC Leader in Ikpoba-Okha, and Okunb...
Pastor Giwa reveals what will happen in 2023 if Buhari refuses to split Nigeria now
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Pastor Giwa reveals what will happen in 2023 if Buhari refuses to split Nigeria now

Leader of Awaiting The Second Coming Of Jesus Christ Ministry, Adewale Giwa has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to, as a matter of urgency, use his office to split Nigeria into parts before the 2023 election. Giwa, in a statement to DAILY POST on Thursday specifically said the crisis rocking the All Progressives Congress was as a result of the presidential ambition of some politicians who want to control the country at all costs. The cleric urged Buhari to allow Nigerians go their different ways in peace before the 2023 election. According to Giwa, “Nigerians are ready to forgive the maladministration of president Muhammadu Buhari in the last five years if he can listen to the cries of the citizens this time around and split the country into parts....
Edo, Ondo guber: We’ll not Declare Winner if – INEC Chairman, Yakubu
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Edo, Ondo guber: We’ll not Declare Winner if – INEC Chairman, Yakubu

Mahmood Yakubu, Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has warned politicians against violence during the upcoming governorship elections in Edo and Ondo States. Yakubu warned that INEC will not declare a winner if the election process is characterised by violence. Speaking during a virtual workshop organised by the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in partnership with the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) in Abuja, Yakubu disclosed that politicians in both states have been informed. He said: “Where the election is disrupted and the commission cannot vouch for the integrity of the process, we will not go ahead to make any declaration. “And this we have told the political parties point-blank; you either behave for the ...
Photos From George Floyd’s Memorial Service Attended By Celebrities, Politicians
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Photos From George Floyd’s Memorial Service Attended By Celebrities, Politicians

Floyd's memorial drew the Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sen. Amy Klobuchar and members of Congress, including Reps. Ilhan Omar, Sheila Jackson-Lee and Ayana Pressley. Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey took a knee in front Floyd's casket and sobbed before the service got underway. Among the celebrities in attendance were T.I., Ludacris, Tyrese Gibson, Kevin Hart, Tiffany Haddish and Marsai Martin. George Floyd's family members surround his golden casket at the Lindquist Sanctuary at the North Central University on Thursday during the first of three memorial services in the next six days in his honor.   Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo, who fired all four police officers now charged in Floyd's killing, took a knee nearby as his body arrived ahead of the service ...
Akpabio Got N300m fence Construction Contract From NDDC – Senator Peter Nwaoboshi
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Akpabio Got N300m fence Construction Contract From NDDC – Senator Peter Nwaoboshi

Senator Peter Nwaoboshi, the chairman of senate committee on Niger Delta has accused the minister of Niger Delta affairs, Godswill Akpabio of getting a N300 million fence construction contract from the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). According to The Cable, while still the senator representing Akwa Ibom north-west, Akpabio requested for a N500 million contract from the NDDC in 2017. The Minister was reportedly given the contract of fencing Federal Polytechnic Ukana, Akwa Ibom, (N200 million), and Federal Government College, Ikot Ekpene (N100 million). The publication reported that Akpabio got N150 million for entrepreneurship training on the use of modern farming implements for youths and women of Akwa Ibom north-west senatorial district and N50 million for the renovat...
“No Coronavirus In Nigeria, Politicians Using It To Eat Money” – David Ibiyeomie
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“No Coronavirus In Nigeria, Politicians Using It To Eat Money” – David Ibiyeomie

Popular Nigerian televangelist, and founder and senior pastor of Salvation Ministries, in Port Harcourt, Pastor David Ibiyeomie, says, there is no Coronavirus in Nigeria, that politicians and other institutions are just using it to steal money. The renowned cleric stated this on Sunday while preaching at Salvation Ministries, Headquarters in Port-Harcourt, the Rivers State capital. Pastor Ibiyeomie also said what Nigeria has is the normal malaria that Nigerians are seriously immuoned to and not Coronavirus. Making reference to the experience of the Founder of DAAR Communications, High Chief Raymond Dokpesi, Ibiyeomie questioned the alleged treatment they were giving to Covid-19 patients and expressed serious doubts over the daily statistics issued by the Nigeria Centre For Diseas...
Abacha Didn’t Loot, he Stashed Money Abroad Because of US – Galadima
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Abacha Didn’t Loot, he Stashed Money Abroad Because of US – Galadima

Buba Galadima has said that the late Head of State, General Sani Abacha didn’t loot the country’s funds, but stashed them in foreign banks to avoid US sanctions. Galadima in an interview with TheNation newspaper said Abacha saved the monies abroad to save the country from an impending US sanction during his administration. The 72-yr-old politician, who was the Director-General, National Maritime Authority during Abacha’s regime said the late Head of State was advised by the then President of Iraq, Saddam Hussein and his counterpart in Libya, Muammar Gaddafi to save the monies in foreign banks. He said, “I have a completely different idea about what you called Abacha loot. I know as a fact that at that time, Abacha with knowledge of key members of his government, who knew ab...
Almajiris: Rejected By Parents, Scorned By Society & Abused By Politicians
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Almajiris: Rejected By Parents, Scorned By Society & Abused By Politicians

A society which eats, debases and abuses its young is a coven run by witches. The almajiri children are innocents socialised into a culture and system they did not create. They are just unlucky to be born in an unfortunate axis of the world. They did not make their circumstances or their world; they were thrust into it. They live but are not given a life. They are programmed like hunter-robots to lead a life of the hunt – hunt for alms. I witnessed the almajiri affliction during my stay in Kaduna and visits to Kano and Katsina years ago. This was long before the threat of banditry and kidnapping in the north. These street kids are cultured to hunt-beg. They demand, and they seem assured that it is the right thing to do. They could intrude on your privacy to demand alms without flinching...
Ten (10) Players Test Positive to COVID-19 in Bundesliga 1, 2
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Ten (10) Players Test Positive to COVID-19 in Bundesliga 1, 2

Authorities of the German Football League (DFL) on Monday disclosed that ten players from the country’s top two divisions (Bundesliga 1, 2) have tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19), according to Sky Sports. The ten people tested positive after a total of 1,724 COVID-19 tests were carried out on players from 36 clubs in Bundesliga 1 and 2. DAILY POST recalls that the Bundesliga has been suspended since March this year due to the spread of coronavirus across the globe. The Bundesliga is ready to return to action on May 9 if the German government gives it the green light. “If we start on May 9, we are ready. If it is later, we will be ready again,” DFL Chief Executive, Christian Seifert, said in April. “For us, what is decisive is what the politicians will decide. It...
Tacha And Mercy Stood For Originality In Bbnaija, That Is Something Naija Politicians Lack – Critic, Uche Maduagwu Says
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Tacha And Mercy Stood For Originality In Bbnaija, That Is Something Naija Politicians Lack – Critic, Uche Maduagwu Says

Nigerian foremost media critic and actor, Uche Maduagwu has directly addressed an issue concerning Nigerian politicians in a post alleging that their relevancy can’t be compared to that of ex-Big Brother Naija reality Tv stars, Mercy Chinenyenwa Eke and Anita Natacha Akide. He noted that Nigerian politicians have failed the citizens with the way they neglect helping the poor masses by at least providing face masks and palliatives to them. Read Uche’s post below; “Politicians who can not provide ordinary face mask to every Nigerian during #Covid19 can not boast of being more relevant than #Tacha and Mercy… Honestly, if they can import #Chinese health workers when we have capable and efficient #world class doctors, i wont be surprised if they import local herbs from #Madagasca...
774,000 Recruitment: Keyamo Threatens To Resign If Politicians Hijack Process
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774,000 Recruitment: Keyamo Threatens To Resign If Politicians Hijack Process

Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, SAN, has threatened to resign from the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration if the approved recruitment of 774, 000 people is hijacked by politicians. The Minister, issued the threat on Wednesday while inaugurating the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Extended Special Public Works Across the 774 Local Government Areas of the Federation. Mr. Keyamo who explained that the committee was set up to devise a strategy for the implementation of the job creation, said the pilot scheme was approved to be implemented in five local government areas in eight states of Adamawa, Borno, Ebonyi, Edo, Ekiti, Jigawa, Katsina and Kwara. The beneficiaries he said will be engaged in drainage digging and clearance, irrigation canals cleara...
Why People Pay As Much As N5m For My ‘Dry Joke’ – AY Reveals
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Why People Pay As Much As N5m For My ‘Dry Joke’ – AY Reveals

Popular comedian, Ayo Makun also known as AY Comedian has fired back at critics by stating that people pay as much as N5million for his ‘dry jokes’ because of grace. He made this known via an exchange on his official Twitter handle on Thursday. He wrote: “I was humble enuf to see my mistake, courageous enuf to admit it, and wise enough to correct it.If u go beyond the insults and do ur research u will find out that 95% of d people buying my tables are not politicians. As for the dry jokes, they pay up to 5M too. It is called GRACE.” I was humble enuf to see my mistake, courageous enuf to admit it, and wise enough to correct it.If u go beyond the insults and do ur research u will find out that 95% of d people buying my tables are not politicians. As for the dry jokes, they pay u...
“African Giant Without Sense” – Reactions To Burna Boy Asking Nigerians To Tackle Politicians
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“African Giant Without Sense” – Reactions To Burna Boy Asking Nigerians To Tackle Politicians

After the News of the finance office which caught fire in Abuja, Burna Boy who is also known as the Giant of Africa have come out to make a video saying Nigerians deserve what happened to them. In the video he was telling Nigerians on Twitter to use the same energy they used when Funke Akindele was arrested to tackle the Nigerian politicians about the finance office. Nigerians have now come up to insult him on Twitter, giving him different insults some saying he is an African giant without sense, some others saying he is not yet mature and other kinds of insult. See Photos of reactions from people on Twitter:  
“Are All Politicians, Pastors Who Held Parties In Jail?” Mary Remmy Njoku Defends Funke Akindele And Calls For Her Release
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“Are All Politicians, Pastors Who Held Parties In Jail?” Mary Remmy Njoku Defends Funke Akindele And Calls For Her Release

Mary Remmy Njoku has called for the release of Funke Akindele-Bello after the actress was arrested for holding a party during the Coronavirus lockdown in Lagos. Actress Mary Njoku criticized Funke’s arrest and asked if others who have held gatherings amid the lockdown have been arrested too. The CEO of ROK Studios wrote: “She wrote: “Are all, I mean ALL the politicians, Pastors, Nigerians who have held parties, gatherings , photo sessions, rallies, and opening ceremonies in Jail? I am not making excuses for her Pls. Just asking. Cos if they are not…… Yes, She was wrong. Nobody is perfect. #releaseFunke. #SheIsSorry.”
France Accuses USA Of Sniping Chinese Face Masks Bound For France
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France Accuses USA Of Sniping Chinese Face Masks Bound For France

A number of French politicians this week accused the US of buying up Chinese face masks previously ordered by France to cope with the coronavirus crisis. But a senior US official on Thursday denied the reports, maintaining they were "completely false”. The leader of the Ile-de-France region, which includes Paris and is among the worst affected by the coronavirus outbreak, accused unidentified Americans this week of swooping in with cash to secure face mask shipments already promised to French buyers. "We lost an order to the Americans who outbid us on a shipment that we had lined up," said Valérie Pécresse, the chief of France's most populous region. Pecresse claimed that while France pays on delivery for such supplies – crucial in the global fight against the pandemic – "American...
Buhari, Osinbajo earning half salaries since 2015, says Presidency
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Buhari, Osinbajo earning half salaries since 2015, says Presidency

A spokesman for the Nigerian Government Femi Adesina has said President Muhammadu Buhari and vice president Yemi Osinbajo have been earning only 50% of their salaries since they were sworn in for their first term in office in 2015. Nigeria is battling the outbreak of coronavirus which has infected over 830, 000 and killed more than 41,000 persons worldwide. In support of curbing the spread of the virus in Nigeria, politicians, philanthropists, companies have announced donations to the Nigerian Government. Ministers in the government last week said they were donating 50% of their March salaries to curb the global pandemic. When asked if Buhari and Osinbajo were donating to Nigeria’s fight against coronavirus, Adesina said there was no need for them to do so. “Already, the Presid...
Take Politicians With Coronavirus To Poor Health Centres – AY Comedian
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Take Politicians With Coronavirus To Poor Health Centres – AY Comedian

Popular comedian, Ayo Makun simply known as AY says all the politicians that have tested positive to coronavirus in Nigeria be taken to the poor health centres they built left for the poor. Speaking via his official twitter handle on Wednesday, the comedian added that the deadly disease would no doubt have some impact on the Nigeria system of government. He wrote: “ All the politicians testing positive should be taken to the poor health centers they initially left for the masses. Either we like it or not, the Covid19 will have a positive impact on the Nigeria system of govt, particularly the health sector.”  
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US Vice President, Mike Pence’s Staffer Tests Positive for Coronavirus

A staff member in US Vice President Mike Pence’s office has tested positive for coronavirus, a spokesperson for Pence announced on Friday evening. Though Pence’s office did not identify the individual or provide other information about the person or the job they hold, the announcement however marks the first known positive test for the virus among the White House staff, and it comes amid new concerns about the safety of Washington politicians, government officials and those who work for them. Katie Miller, Pence’s press secretary said in a statement; "?This evening we were notified that a member of the Office of the Vice President tested positive for the Coronavirus. Neither President Trump nor Vice President Pence had close contact with the individual. Further contact tracing...
Politicians Must Spend one or Two Days in Prison to Become Better Leaders – Senator Suswam
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Politicians Must Spend one or Two Days in Prison to Become Better Leaders – Senator Suswam

  Former Governor of Benue State and Senator representing Benue East Senatorial district, Gabriel Suswam has stated that Nigerian politicians must spend one or two days in prison to become better leaders. The Senator who is currently being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for alleged N3.1 billion fraud while he was Governor of Benue State, said this while contributing to a motion on prison decongestion by Uche Ekwunife, senator representing Anambra central. Recalling his experience in prison, Suswam stated it will be nice for Nigerian leaders to spend some time there to understand the challenges in the correctional facilities. He said; “I want to support this motion based on my experience. When I left prison, I recommended that for peopl...
Zulum’s Reward Of Igbo Teacher Indictment On Divisive Politicians – Falana
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Zulum’s Reward Of Igbo Teacher Indictment On Divisive Politicians – Falana

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says the recent act of kindness by Babagana Zulum, governor of Borno state, is an indictment on those who categorise victims of Boko Haram insurgents along religious lines. Zulum visited Shehu Sanda Kyarimi 2 primary school around 6:30 am on Friday where he met Obiageli Mazi, a class teacher. Impressed by her dedication to work, the governor commended and rewarded her with a cash gift of N100,000 cash. He also recommended her for promotion, and in less than 24 hours, the State Universal Education Board (SUBEB) announced her promotion to assistant headmistress. In a statement issued on Sunday, Falana commended Zulum for rewarding Mazi irrespective of her religion and ethnicity. “No doubt, governor Zulum deserves commendation for rewarding...
Cultivate Habit of Thanksgiving to God — Okowa tells Politicians
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Cultivate Habit of Thanksgiving to God — Okowa tells Politicians

DELTA State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, yesterday, told politicians in the country to cultivate the habit of thanking God irrespective of their political gains. Speaking at Evwreni during the thanksgiving ceremony of a former member representing Ughelli North Local Government Constituency I, at the State House of Assembly, Mr. Samuel Marierie, held at Saint Paul Anglican Church, Okowa said: “Politicians think it is only when you win election or you are given a political appointment that you thank God but that is wrong. “The Bible told us in Psalms 100:4 that in everything we should give God thanks. Whether you win election or not, you should give God thanks. That is why I’m commending and congratulating my brother, Samuel Marierie today (yesterday) for remembering to return ...
Hostage executed by Boko Haram boy identified as Ropvil Dalep Daciya, a 200L University of Maiduguri student from Plateau State
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Hostage executed by Boko Haram boy identified as Ropvil Dalep Daciya, a 200L University of Maiduguri student from Plateau State

Daciya Ropvil Dalep, a 200 Level Biology Education student of the University of Maiduguri and a native of Jing in Pankshin Local Government Area of Plateau State, has been identified as the hostage executed by a Boko Haram boy. Members of the community including politicians have taken to Facebook to mourn and condem the gruesome killing of the student. See some of their posts below... BRUTAL MURDER OF MR. ROPVIL DACIYA DALEP BY BOKO HARAM WORRISOME; A THREAT TO NATIONAL SECURITY, EDUCATION, PEACE & UNITY With heavy and trembling heart I watched the video of the execution of Mr. Ropvil Daciya Dalep of Jing village Pankshin LGA Plateau State, a 200 Biology Student of UniMaid by a Teenage Boko Haram Member. So terrible and disheartening. My heart goes to the good people of Jin...
Reps Deliberate on Barring 70-year-olds from Contesting for Elective Offices
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Reps Deliberate on Barring 70-year-olds from Contesting for Elective Offices

The House of Representatives has moved to bar politicians above the age of 70 from contesting in elections into various political offices in the country. Deputy Chief Whip, Hon Nkeiruka Onyejeocha sponsored the bill which seeks to amend relevant sections of the 1999 Constitution which will in turn put a check on the age and educational qualifications of politicians. The Explanatory Memorandum of the proposed legislation reads; "Bill seeks to amend Sections 65(2)a, 106(c), 131(b) and 131(d) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended) by raising the educational qualifications required for election into the offices of the President, National and State Houses of Assembly in Nigeria.” The bill proposed an amendment to Section 65(2a) of the Principal ...
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10 Billionaires Eye Anambra 2021 Governorship Election

For politicians in Anambra State, including the incumbent, Chief Willie Obiano, it is almost as if the governorship election slated for November 2021 would hold tomorrow. Across the major political parties, stakeholders are busy working round the clock regarding who to support as well as mobilizing their associates and foot soldiers. Already two major issues, namely zoning and godfathering, are gaining prominence in the various conversations about the essential qualities of Governor Obiano’s prospective successor in two years’ time. In November 21, 2017, against all odds, the incumbent governor was re-elected for a second term. But the irony of what is currently playing out in the state is that most of those who contested against Obiano even in 2003 are still in the field sear...
Kogi: Collation Officer In Igalama-Odolu Presents N50,000 Bribe Offered By Politicians
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Kogi: Collation Officer In Igalama-Odolu Presents N50,000 Bribe Offered By Politicians

A collation officer of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Kogi state on Sunday presented a N50,000 bribe politicians offered to a presiding officer in Igalamela-Odolu local government area of the state during Saturday’s election. There was widespread financial inducement by politicians during the election. The collation officer presented the money at the INEC headquarters in the state while submitting the result of the local government he coordinated.
Bola Tinubu And His Date With Destiny In 2023 – Dele Momodu
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Bola Tinubu And His Date With Destiny In 2023 – Dele Momodu

We brings to you Dele Momodu's article on Tinubu's 2023 presidential ambition. Read below: Fellow Nigerians permit me to say, it is no longer a secret that the former Governor of Lagos State and easily one of the most influential politicians in Africa, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has his gaze firmly fixed on the Nigerian Presidential seat in Abuja. Let me put it more frontally, Tinubu will love to drop the Chieftaincy title, Asiwaju, for that of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu. Who wouldn’t, anyway? I once tried my luck despite not having ten percent of Tinubu’s stupendous resources, extensive networks, public service experience and achievements and so on. I know that some will think it is too early to be talking about a successor to President Muhammadu Buhari given that his second te...
All Politicians Use Charms, Tie It On Their Waists – Moshood Oshun
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All Politicians Use Charms, Tie It On Their Waists – Moshood Oshun

A member of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Mr Moshood Oshun, has indicted all Nigerian politicians on fetish practices saying no political class can be exonerated of using charms. He disclosed this during the Yoruba speaking plenary yesterday even as he supported the proposal to declare traditional festive period, ‘Isese Day’, a public holiday, which is August 20. Earlier at the plenary a member of the House who is also the Chairman House Committee on Home Affairs, Mr David Setonji, moved the motion that the ‘Isese Day’ should be celebrated and declared public holiday as it is practised in Osun state. Oshun, in his contribution, said that if all lawmakers in the plenary were asked to stand up and pull up their clothes, none of them will be exonerated. “We all tie charm within ...
Selfish Politicians Have Hijacked Nigeria — Balarabe Musa
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Selfish Politicians Have Hijacked Nigeria — Balarabe Musa

A former governor of old Kaduna state, Alhaji Balarabe Musa, has said that Nigeria’s political landscape has been hijacked by selfish politicians. He was speaking in Offa, Kwara State, at the 19th memorial lecture of late Chief Josiah Sunday Olawoyin, where he also said “only the alliance of progressive political opposition parties can bailout the country and make the current democracy to succeed.” The former governor, who spoke on the theme, ‘Sustaining the Gains of Kwara Liberation Accomplishment via the Vehicle of Political Idealism’, said while politicians of the colonial era and first republic ruled with credible leadership and provided selfless service to the people, those that served after them in the second republic to the present time came to milk the nation dry. Musa wh...
2023: S’west Mulls New Political Party
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2023: S’west Mulls New Political Party

Major political stakeholders in the South-West zone are firming up plans to float a new political party that would drive the zone’s push for the presidency in 2023, New Telegraph has learnt. The proposed political party, which was referred to as ‘Plan B’, is expected to be a major part of the realignment plot in the zone in the wake of the struggle for power that is being anticipated ahead of the next dispensation. Speaking with New Telegraph , a member of the steering committee set up to galvanise ideas and processes needed to protect the zone’s interest, said the think-tank team has commenced intense consultations across the zone on plans ahead of 2023, adding that preliminary feedback indicated that a new political party might be floated by stakeholders in the zone. According...
Politicians Without Other Livelihoods Will Be Corrupt — Akande
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Politicians Without Other Livelihoods Will Be Corrupt — Akande

The former interim National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Chief Bisi Akande, on Thursday, said politicians with no other sources of livelihood may end up getting involved in corrupt acts in public office. Akande, who spoke in Yoruba at the lecture organised to mark 94th birthday of Second Republic Senator, Pa Ayo Fasanmi, held in Osogbo, said many old-generation politicians had been successful in their careers before venturing into politics. The APC chieftain noted that, before Fasanmi was elected as a senator, he had excelled as a pharmacist, adding that present-day politicians with no other source of income would be tempted to engage in graft. “If you are not established in your profession and you get into politics, you will never do anything that is right. “...
Names Of Politicians Sponsored By Yahoo Boys: EFCC To Publish List
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Names Of Politicians Sponsored By Yahoo Boys: EFCC To Publish List

he Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has raised the alarm over its findings that some internet fraudsters had funded some politicians into elective positions. The agency also vowed to release names of such politicians and their internet scammer sponsors, the Punch report. The Zonal Head of EFCC, Port Harcourt Zone, Mr. Abdulrasheed Bawa, disclosed this on Tuesday in Port Harcourt while speaking with newsmen on the anti-graft agency’s collaboration with the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the fight against internet fraud. Bawa lamented that cyber crime was tarnishing Nigeria’s image and killing genuine businesses, adding that the agency will soon make public names of suspected cyber criminals and the candidates they sponsored to contest public offices. He st...
Don’t Lobby, My Commissioners’ List Ready – Lalong Tells Politicians
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Don’t Lobby, My Commissioners’ List Ready – Lalong Tells Politicians

The governor of Plateau State, Simon Bako Lalong, has warned politicians to stop invading his home or office to lobby for appointments. Lalong, who spoke yesterday in Jos, while swearing in the Secretary to the State Government, Prof Danladi Atu and the Chief of Staff, Noel Dongjur, at the New Government House, Little Rayfield in Jos, said the list of commissioners had since been compiled and would soon be sent to the State House of Assembly. “Don’t send traditional or religious leaders to me. I want to work with those that I know personally and I have compiled the list of my cabinet and ready to send it to the House of Assembly,” he said. The governor also said he would appoint more women, youths and people with special needs into his cabinet, while warning all appointees to rem...
Timi Frank Urges FBI, EFCC, ICPC To Go After Yahoo Politicians
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Timi Frank Urges FBI, EFCC, ICPC To Go After Yahoo Politicians

A political activist and former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, has called on the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to prevail on the nation’s anti-corruption agencies to clampdown on politicians he identified as 'Yahoo Yahoo,' most of whom are currently in the present administration. Frank, while commending FBI and other international security agencies said the ‘Yahoo politicians’ in Nigeria are actually responsible for the breeding of internet fraudsters known as 'Yahoo Yahoo boys' in the country. The Bayelsa-born activist cited a situation where a governor, minister or any other government appointee who was nowhere financially before they get into public office suddenly become stupendously affluent after their...