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2019: Saraki shades Buhari, says Nigeria’s presidency not a part-time job

•Decries reign of impunity, disunity •As South-Middle Belt leaders prioritise 2019 election   Senator Iroegbu The Nigeria's Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has in an apparent shade to President Muhammadu Buhari, said Nigeria’s Presidency is not a part-time job, insisting the occupant must be youthfulness, energetic, and vibrant. Saraki who is a presidential aspirant

Stop Using Youths as Thugs – CAN charges politicians  

•Saraki charges youths to shun violence Godsgift Onyedinefu  The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has tasked the political leaders at all levels to involve the Nigerian youths in the nation building instead of using them for thuggery and all forms of electoral malpractices. This was disclosed in a statement Signed by Pastor Adebayo Oladeji, Special

2019: Corrupt people plotting to install Buhari, APC – Secondus

Godsgift Onyedinefu     The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Prince Uche Secondus has alleged that corrupt persons are mobilizing and ganging up to use their illicit wealth to install President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress, APC, come 2019. In a statement signed by Ike Abonyi in Monday, Secondus

2019: Nigeria away from the precipe

Jaja Jasper     The 27th of August 2018, marked an ignoble anniversary – 33 years since a brutal military cabal ruling Nigeria with an iron fist was ousted from power by its brothers-in-arms. The failures of leadership the coupists highlighted then, as contained in the speech read by Brigadier Joshua Nimyel Dogonyaro,

Legislature as delineator of democracy

By Chidi Omeje   Concerned about the need to preserve political liberty, guard against oppression or political indiscretion and abuse of power in governance, French political philosopher, Montesquieu wrote: “Political Liberty is to be found only when there is no abuse of power. Constant experience shows us that every man invested with

Oshiomhole 2.0: Miyetti Allah orders Saraki to resign or be forced out

Jude Johnson      The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association (MACBAN) has warned Nigeria's Senate President, Bukola Saraki, to either resign his position immediately or be forced to do so. This position mirrored the same warning issued by the Chairman of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC), Mr. Adams Oshiomhole, who eqaully threatened to

Saraki reveals intention to run for president

•Saraki recently defected from ruling party to join opposition •President Buhari will seek second term in February elections David Malingha Doya, Sophie Mongalvy and Riad Hamade The Nigerian Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has revealed intention to run against President Muhammadu Buhari when Africa’s top oil producer holds elections in February 2019. “I am consulting

Does Oshiomhole’s APC has any shame?

Jude Johnson It is natural in my part of the world to use shame as a metaphor for consciousness of self-worth. So when one is being asked the almighty question; "do you have any shame at all", you are simply being asked to search your moral bearing and conscience for self

Lawal Daura: An Encounter with Intelligence Chief

By Yushau A. Shuaib   It was 24 hours after the official release of my book, “An Encounter with the Spymaster” in July 2017 that I received an invitation from a top retired Airforce officer for a meeting with the then Director General of Department of State Service (DSS), Lawal Daura.   Before the

“sacked DSS boss took bribes, betrayed Buhari”

A former assistant to the sacked director general of State Security Service, Lawal Daura, has accused his former principal of extensive corruption, and has portrayed him as a man who serially betrayed his boss, President Muhammadu Buhari, for money. The assistant, Abdulwahab Abdulrahman, a retired senior SSS official, said he left