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Osinbajo Speaks On Biafra Agitation, Herdsmen Attacks, Recovered Loot


Yemi Osinbajo, Nigeria’s Vice President, has spoken about the Biafra agitation, recovered loot and attacks by herdsmen across the country. According to him, most of the clamour about marginalisation are “not factual”. Osinbajo pointed out that whereas the South-east have been complaining about the composition of the military service chiefs, the zone enjoyed such dominance during the administration of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Osinbajo ... Read More »

Kachikwu Keeps Mum After Meeting Buhari

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MINISTER of State for Petroleum, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu declined to talk to State House Correspondents after about an hour meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at Presidential Villa, Abuja. Kachikwu who left immediately after the meeting simply replied “no comment” when asked about the outcome of the meeting. Read More »

N4.7bn Fraud: Court Adjourns Ladoja’s Trial Till Monday


The Federal High Court in Lagos has adjourned further hearing till Monday, October 9, in the case of a former Governor of Oyo State, Chief Rashidi Ladoja, who was charged with N4.7bn fraud. Ladoja is being tried alongside a former Commissioner for Finance in Oyo State, Waheed Akanbi. The trial judge, Justice Mohammed Idris, adjourned on Friday at the instance of Akanbi’s lawyer, Mr. Adeyinka ... Read More »

Osinbajo Assures Citizens Country Will Overcome Challenges


 Hegemonic tendencies, the bane of Nigeria, says Wike • Okowa tasks elite on progress, growth • Rivers, Edo govs release 102 prisoners, pardon three convicts Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has assured that Nigeria will overcome her myriad of challenges and move on to witness tremendous prosperity in no distant time. Osinbajo gave the assurance at the 2017 Independence Day Interdenominational Church Service held at the ... Read More »

You’re Responsible For Reforming Nigeria, Bakare Tells Buhar


The Serving Overseer of The Latter Rain Assembly, Pastor ‘Tunde Bakare, has said the buck of championing the structural, institutional and constitutional changes to salvage Nigeria stops at President Muhammadu Buhari’s table. The cleric stated this on Sunday in a speech titled, “Pragmatic Steps Towards Restructuring Nigeria,” delivered in the church auditorium in celebration of the country’s 57th independence anniversary. He said, “I must state ... Read More »

Re-Awake Spirit Of ‘Nigerianness’ In You, Amosun Tasks Nigerians


Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State has tasked Nigerians to re-awake the spirit of ‘Nigerianness’ in them in order to surmount the socio-economic and political challenges confronting the nation. Amosun, who expressed regret that the ‘Nigerianness’ in the citizens had been diluted and eroded by hate speeches capable of setting the country on conflagration, maintained spirit of resilience must be mustered by all Nigerians, to ... Read More »

Buhari Confusing Restructuring With Break-Up, Says Afenifere


The pan-Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, and its northern counterpart, the Arewa Consultative Forum, on Sunday, disagreed on President Muhammadu Buhari’s Independence Day’s broadcast. Buhari had, in the broadcast, said irresponsible groups had hijacked the restructuring debate, decrying what he called the folly of “hot-headed” youths. The ACF said the broadcast was timely, but Afenifere said the advocates of restructuring meant well for the country. The ... Read More »

Nigeria Won’t Break Up Under Me, Says Buhari


President Muhammadu Buhari has said the clamour for restructuring gave some groups which he described as “highly irresponsible” the leeway to call for the nation’s breakup. He vowed never to allow such happen under him. Buhari made his position known in a national speech to mark the nation’s 57th independence anniversary on Saturday.  He is expected to address the nation at 7am on Sunday (today). ... Read More »

Independence: Buhari’s Speech Holds Prospects For Anti-Corruption Fight — CACOL


The Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership on Sunday described President Muhammad Buhari’s Independence Day speech as one that inspires hope for a better Nigeria. The Chairman of the anti-corruption group, Mr Debo Adeniran, while reacting to the broadcast, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos that the speech was particularly good for the anti-corruption fight. He said the President reflected commitment and sincerity of purpose ... Read More »

Sheriff, Oyegun Visit Aso Rock, Meet Osinbajo


Ousted Peoples Democratic Party National chairman, Ali Modu Sheriff, on Thursday visited Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa, Abuja. Sheriff, who is a former Governor of Borno State, arrived at Osinbajo’s office at about 3.30pm. Osinbajo went into the closed-door meeting with Sheriff shortly after presiding over a meeting of the National Economic Management Team. Moments after, the chairman of the All ... Read More »

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