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Listen To Demands Of #EndSARS Protesters – Tony Momoh Tells Buhari
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Listen To Demands Of #EndSARS Protesters – Tony Momoh Tells Buhari

Prince Tony Momoh, a former Minister of Information on Monday said it was unfair to say that #EndSARS protesters are being sponsored to destabilise the government of President Muhammadu Buhari. Speaking in an interview with Daily Independent, Momoh, who is one of the national leaders of the All Progressives Congress(APC) also appealed to the federal government to listen to the demands of the youths. He gave example of Omoyele Sowore, convener of #RevolutionNow movement who was chased away by the #EndSARS protesters in Abuja as testament to the fact the protesters are not taking instructions from anyone to do what they are doing. He said " I don't share that view that they are sponsored . Nobody told the youths to come out and protest. Look at a person like Omoyele Sowore who app...
Obasanjo Created Chaos In Nigeria, Buhari Working To Restore Order -Tony Momoh
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Obasanjo Created Chaos In Nigeria, Buhari Working To Restore Order -Tony Momoh

Prince Tony Momoh, elder statesman and former Minister of Information in this interview with TEMIDAYO AKINSUYI in Abuja, speaks on 60 years of Nigeria’s independence as a sovereign nation. Momoh, who is one of the of national leaders of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) also speaks on restructuring, insecurity and other issues. Excerpts: Nigeria will be 60 years on October 1st, how far do you think we have come as a nation? We have made progress and retrogressed at the same time. This is because when you move from one point to the other, there are challenges on the way. The way you attend to the challenges is what you see as either progress or retrogression. Experiences that human beings encounter in their living are what make them grow. We have had lots of challenges. I...
I Won’t Be Shocked If Obaseki Wins Edo Governorship Election – Tony Momoh
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I Won’t Be Shocked If Obaseki Wins Edo Governorship Election – Tony Momoh

Prince Tony Momoh, a former Minister of Information and one of the national leaders of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), on Wednesday said he won’t be shocked if Governor Godwin Obaseki, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), wins this weekend’s governorship election in Edo state. Speaking in an exclusive interview with INDEPENDENT, Momoh, former National Chairman of the defunct Congress for Progressives Change (CPC), said the APC must work very hard if it must win the election, adding that Obaseki is solid on ground and it will be foolhardy for any serious politician to dismiss him in Saturday’s election. Momoh who said he wants his party APC to win, however, said he based his opinion on the fact that PDP is a very strong party in Edo, having two out of t...
Obaseki Should Be Blamed For His Disqualification, Not Oshiomhole – Tony Momoh
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Obaseki Should Be Blamed For His Disqualification, Not Oshiomhole – Tony Momoh

Prince Tony Momoh, a former Minister of Information and one of the national leaders of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), in this interview with TEMIDAYO AKINSUYI, speaks on the disqualification of Governor Godwin Obaseki from the governorship primaries of the party and options ahead of him. Excerpts: With his disqualification by the APC Screening committee from partic­ipating in the primaries, will you be surprised if Governor Obaseki dumps the APC for another political party in order to realise his mandate? It’s a choice. The governor, having been disqualified has the opportunity to lodge an appeal to the Appeal Committee and later to the National Working Committee (NWC) . Although the NWC said that their decision is final, the governor can also go to court. But since ...
Wike Demolitions: “I Have No Sympathy For Lawbreakers” – Tony Momoh
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Wike Demolitions: “I Have No Sympathy For Lawbreakers” – Tony Momoh

Prince Tony Momoh, a former Minister of Information on Monday said Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers did no wrong by making a law and taking actions to enforce it. Thd governor at the weekend supervised the demolition of two hotels in the state, an action that has generated divergent views from within and outside the state. The affected hotels, Prudent Hotel, Alode in Eleme, and Etemeteh Hotel in Onne, were said to have been operating despite the executive order barring all hotels in the 23 LGAs of the state from opening for business to check the spread of COVID-19. Speaking in a chat with Daily Independent, Momoh, a senior lawyer and one of the National leaders of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) said anyone who flouts laid down rules should be prepared to bear the con...
COVID-19: Abba Kyari’s Whereabouts In Lagos Is Personal To Him – Tony Momoh
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COVID-19: Abba Kyari’s Whereabouts In Lagos Is Personal To Him – Tony Momoh

Prince Tony Momoh,a former Minister of Information on Monday said Abba Kyari, the Chief of Staff to the President who is currently receiving treatment after testing positive to Coronavirus is entitled to his privacy. Kyari in a statement had confirmed he tested positive to the novel coronavirus disease and had been working from home. He added that he would be in Lagos to undergo “further tests and observations”. However, since arriving Lagos, nobody knows his whereabouts. The Commissioner for Health Lagos State, Professor Akin Abayomi also said he was not aware of Kyari’s whereabout in Lagos. According to him “I’m not aware of the Chief of Staff’s itinerary, so I don’t know where he is, we chat on WhatsApp but I cannot tell where he is from our chat. “We are exchanging inf...
Boko Haram: Why Buhari Can’t Lead Our Troops Like Chadian President – Tony Momoh
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Boko Haram: Why Buhari Can’t Lead Our Troops Like Chadian President – Tony Momoh

A former Minister of Information, Prince Tony Momoh on Tuesday said it is unnecessary for President Muhammadu Buhari to lead Nigeria’s military in an offensive against Boko Haram terrorists like Chadian President, Idriss Deby. Following the success recorded by the Chadian army, many Nigerians have challenged President Buhari to live up to his calling as a retired Army General and emulate Deby, saying this will motivate the Nigerian troops and boost their morale in the war against insurgency. However, speaking in a chat with Daily Independent, Momoh, one of the national leaders of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) said as Commander-in- Chief of the armed forces, Buhari doesn’t need to lead the troops as he can monitor the military from anywhere he was. “Every country has...
Jonathan Never Resigned Because Of Insecurity, Buhari Won’t Resign –  Tony Momoh
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Jonathan Never Resigned Because Of Insecurity, Buhari Won’t Resign – Tony Momoh

Prince Tony Momoh, a former Minister of Information on Wednesday said President Muhammadu Buhari will not resign due to the insecurity challenges facing the country. Momoh, who was responding to calls by Eyinnaya Abaribe, Senate Minority leader asking President Buhari to resign said former President Goodluck Jonathan never resigned despite the incessant attacks by Boko Haram terrorists during his tenure. Momoh who said the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) also contributed to the insecurity in the country said President Buhari was elected by Nigerians to serve till 2023 and he will complete his tenure no matter what Abaribe said. "Why should the President resign? He was elected by millions of Nigerians to serve them till 2023. So, he should just tender his resignation because the...
“Obasanjo, Shagari, Yar’adua, Jonathan Never Wanted To Be President” – Tony Momoh
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“Obasanjo, Shagari, Yar’adua, Jonathan Never Wanted To Be President” – Tony Momoh

Prince Tony Momoh, a former Minister of Information on Monday said only President Muhammadu Buhari became president of Nigeria by choice, adding that other past presidents in the country only came into office by accidents. Speaking in an interview with Daily Independent, Momoh said past presidents such as Olusegun Obasanjo, Umaru Yar’Adua and Goodluck Jonathan never wanted to be presidents but were picked by some powerbrokers for the position. According to Momoh, Buhari Nigeria more than any other politician in Nigeria and that was why he joined politics in order to better the lives of the citizens. “Buhari understood Nigeria more than any other politician in Nigeria. That being the case, he knew what Nigeria wanted before he came into politics. When he came into politics in 2...
You Are Unenlightened, Mischievous, Tony Momoh Blasts Afenifere Over Osinbajo
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You Are Unenlightened, Mischievous, Tony Momoh Blasts Afenifere Over Osinbajo

Prince Tony Momoh, a former Minister of Information, Tuesday reacted to the claims of Afenifere, a pan-Yoruba socio-political organization, that Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo’s position has been rendered impotent and useless by the Presidency. Speaking in an interview with DAILY INDEPENDENT, he accused Afenifere and the opposition of trying to create problem where there is none. While accusing Afenifere of mischief, Momoh, one of the national leaders of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) said President Muhammadu Buhari has a perfect working relationship with Osinbajo and as such will not do anything to undermine his office. He said, “The constitutional duty to head the Economic Council which the Vice-President is the chairman and has the governors as members, is that not t...
Osinbajo More Powerful Than Buhari’s Chief Of Staff, Abba Kyari – Tony Momoh
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Osinbajo More Powerful Than Buhari’s Chief Of Staff, Abba Kyari – Tony Momoh

Prince Tony Momoh, a former Minister of Information, is one of the national leaders of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). The former National Chairman of the defunct Congress for Progressives Change (CPC) in this interview with TEMIDAYO AKINSUYI, speaks on the alleged plot to remove Vice- President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo by a powerful cabal in the Presidency. Excerpts: As one of the national leaders of the APC, what is your take on the news making rounds of an attempt by some powerbrokers to remove Vice- President Yemi Osinbajo? The Vice-President is busy doing his job and nobody is planning to remove him. How can anybody say they are planning to remove him? What offence has he committed? There are reports that cabals in the Presidency are behind his travails… (Cuts i...
I’m Excited With Buhari’s Ministerial List – Tony Momoh
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I’m Excited With Buhari’s Ministerial List – Tony Momoh

Prince Tony Momoh, a former Minister of Information at the weekend said he is excited by the crop of people chosen by President Muhammadu Buhari as cabinet members in his second term. The President earlier this week sent a 43-man ministerial list to the Senate for screening with 14 of them as Ministers in his first term Speaking in a chat with Daily Independent, Momoh, one of the national leaders of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) said President Buhari has fulfilled his promise to select only those he knows very well as members of his cabinet. Momoh said he believed the nominees will perform wonders and assist the President in achieving his goals in his second term. “I have been celebrating since the list came out. Having been with Buhari since 2003, I have no do...
North Will Shock South In 2023 Over Presidency – Tony Momoh
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North Will Shock South In 2023 Over Presidency – Tony Momoh

Tony Momoh, former Minister of Information, has said that the North will shock those who think the presidency will be zoned to the South in 2023 by also indicating interest in the office. He also said it is not mandatory for President Muhammadu Buhari to hand over power to his deputy, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, when the former’s tenure expires in 2023. Speaking on calls in some quarters that Buhari should hand over to Osinbajo in order to ensure the continuity of the programmes of the current administration, Momoh, a national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), said the president would only hand over to anyone who wins the 2023 presidential election, irrespective of the political party the candidate belongs. According to him, Buhari would not impose anybod...
Obasanjo’s Strength Lies In Just Talking, Can’t Give Atiku Votes –Tony Momoh
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Obasanjo’s Strength Lies In Just Talking, Can’t Give Atiku Votes –Tony Momoh

Prince Tony Momoh, a national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC ) and former Minister of Information in this interview with TEMIDAYO AKINSUYI speaks on recent developments in the country and his views on the 2019 presidential elections. Excerpts: Were you surprised by the actions of some federal lawmakers who booed President Buhari recently during his budget presentation? You can take a pig out of the bush but you cannot take the bush out of the pig. We are in a democracy and even in most advanced countries where democracy is practiced; they have certain behaviours, the behaviour of a crowd. You cannot really discipline a crowd and even in parliament, they fight. So, we should forgive them in Nigeria for they don’t know what they are doing as regards the ethics ...
Nobody Will Beg Igbos To Take Presidency In 2023 – Tony Momoh
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Nobody Will Beg Igbos To Take Presidency In 2023 – Tony Momoh

Prince Tony Momoh, a national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC ) and former Minister of Information in this interview with TEMIDAYO AKINSUYI speaks on restructuring, the 2019 general elections and other crucial issues. Excerpts: Few weeks to elections, there has been upsurge in the attacks by insurgents on our military. Are you not worried that we may have returned to the pre-2015 era where the elections were postponed by six weeks owing to raging insecurity especially in the North- East? How can we return to pre-2015 era in terms of insecurity? Before 2015, Boko Haram was controlling more than 20 Local Government Areas with their flags flying in those places and they were also collecting taxes from the residents. According to the information we have now, there...
Nigerians Are Hungry But Buhari’s Economic Policies Not The Cause – Tony Momoh
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Nigerians Are Hungry But Buhari’s Economic Policies Not The Cause – Tony Momoh

Prince Tony Momoh, a former Minister of Information, has admitted that there is hunger in the country but added that President Muhammadu Buhari is addressing it through massive investment in agriculture especially production of locally grown rice. Speaking in an interview with INDEPENDENT, Momoh, who is one of the national leaders of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), also said it is unfair for the opposition especially the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to claim that President Buhari has achieved nothing since assuming office in May 2015. Momoh also said President Buhari’s economic policies is not responsible for the hunger being experienced in the country. He said “There is hunger in the land but if you pray to be fed, the answer to that prayer is food. You either g...
Charly Boy Quote From An APC Chieftain Asking Nigerians To Stone The Party Members If They Fail After Two Years In Office
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Charly Boy Quote From An APC Chieftain Asking Nigerians To Stone The Party Members If They Fail After Two Years In Office

Tony Momoh who is an APC chieftain granted an interview in December 2015 in which he asked Nigerians to stone the party members if they fail to deliver on all the party promises within two years in office. Apparently Charly Boy believes the party has failed and he is asking when we should begin to carry out Momoh's instruction.
There Is No Way Atiku Can Defeat Buhari In 2019
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There Is No Way Atiku Can Defeat Buhari In 2019

While speaking in an exclusive chat with The Independent, Nigeria’s former Minister of Information and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress  (APC),  Prince Tony Momoh, on Tuesday, said Atiku Abubakar, cannot defeat President Muhammadu Buhari square up in the 2019 presidential election.   Momoh also said the former Vice President dumped the APC because he wanted to pursue his presidential ambition and not because of the reasons he stated in his letter announcing his exit from the party.   He said; “A politician has his own agenda when he enters politics. Atiku joined a political organisation called PDM. But it became a political party as at the time APC also became a political party. “But since that PDM could not meet his aspirations, he joined APC to purs...
How President Buhari Is Preventing Corruption – Media Team
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How President Buhari Is Preventing Corruption – Media Team

The Presidential Media Team, in a forthcoming book, offers deep insight into how the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration is blocking corruption loopholes in the nation’s public institutions. The book titled, “Making Steady, Sustainable Progress for Nigeria’s Peace and Prosperity: A Mid-Term Scorecard on the President Muhammadu Buhari administration”, is set for launch in Abuja on Nov. 16. In an excerpt of the 348-page publication, the team notes that beyond arrest and prosecution of suspects, the Buhari government is strengthening public institutions for accountability and transparency. The book explores measures being instituted by anti-graft agencies, especially the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), in this regard since the last ...
President Buhari Will Contest In 2019 – Tony Momoh
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President Buhari Will Contest In 2019 – Tony Momoh

Former minister of information, Prince Tony Momoh, has stated that President Muhammadu Buhari will contest in 2019 because he is entitled to a second term in office. Momoh, a personal friend of the president and founding member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), said this in a chat with Sun. He also declared that Buhari is now fully fit and even healthier than many APC leaders. His words: “He (Buhari) is entitled to two terms. We should be thankful to God Almighty that we have a Buhari now who understands Nigeria more than any other Nigerian leader apart from the late Dr. Nnamdi Azikwe. “His presence in government is not an accident. We give the impression that someone who has been sick cannot work. I believe his sickness was exacerbated by what he discovered was on the gr...
Senate Has No Lawful Authority To Invite Hameed Ali – Falana
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Senate Has No Lawful Authority To Invite Hameed Ali – Falana

Human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), has said the Senate has no lawful authority to invite the Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Customs Service, Col. Hameed Ali, to justify the agency’s move to compel all vehicle owners in the country to pay appropriate duties on their imported vehicles. In a write-up on Sunday, Falana argued that the invitation extended to Ali by the Senate was unconstitutional. “The Senate lacks the vires to summon the CGC on policy matters. “Indeed the oversight power of either House of the National Assembly is not at large but limited by section 88 (2) of the Constitution,” Falana argued. He cited the Court of Appeal decision in the case of El-rufai vs House of Representatives, where the court, relying on the case of Senate of the National Ass...