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Dele Momodu Writes On Saraki, APC and Future of Nigeria

By Dele Momodu Fellow Nigerians, these are not the best of times for the Buhari strategists. Certainly, it can’t be; not with the way they’ve obviously been goading President Muhammadu Buhari on and encouraging him to fight on all fronts, and losing grounds regularly, which a retired Major General of his calibre should know is not the best. They’ve spent ... Read More »

Diezani: Court Orders Release of Aiteo Boss, Benny Peters’ London Properties

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja Friday, July 6, 2018, directed the immediate release of two properties located in the United Kingdom belonging to African billionaire,  businessman and Aiteo boss Benedict Peters. The said properties had been the subject of an Interim Forfeiture Order obtained by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in 2016, allegedly in the course ... Read More »

Supreme Court Frees Saraki

The Supreme Court on Friday finally laid to rest the trial of a Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, on assets declaration and sundry charges instituted against him before the Code of Conduct Tribunal. A five-man panel of the apex court led by Justice Dattijo Muhammad unanimously upheld Saraki’s appeal, by dismissing the remnant three counts, declaring the evidence led by ... Read More »

Ambode Splashes N500M On 275 CDAs

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Thursday doled out N500million as grant to 275 Community Development Associations (CDAs) to enable them complete their ongoing self help projects. Governor Ambode, who presented the grant to the CDAs at De Blue Roof, LTV, Agidingbi, said it was not in doubt that the various self help projects, ranging from community halls, street ... Read More »

Senate Probes Killing of Youth Corps Member, Angela Igwetu

The Senate has announced its decision to probe the killing of a member of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, Miss Linda Angela Igwetu, by a policeman. She was shot dead at about 3.00 a.m. on Wednesday. The decision to probe the killing followed a motion to that effect by Senator Atai Aidoko at the plenary on Thursday. The relevant committees of the ... Read More »

Ekiti: NULGE, Pensioners Back Fayemi

Support for the aspiration  of the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate, Dr Kayode Fayemi, received a major boost Wednesday, as the local government workers in Ekiti State pledged to work for his success at the July 14 poll. The workers under the umbrella of the Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) made the declaration at an interactive session ... Read More »

nPDP Dares Buhari Forms New Group, RAPC

Adeleke Adeosun The nPDP faction of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC)has made good its threat to chart another course for itself following complaint of marginalisation. The Group today after a meeting has renamed itself, Reformed All Progressives Congress (RAPC) and announced officers accross rhe country. An address read by Alhaji Bala Galadima, its National Chairman stated “We are here ... Read More »

Saraki Lauds The Guardian On 35 Years Anniversary

President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Wednesday, lauded The Guardian Newspapers for the landmark achievements it has recorded in its 35 years of existence. Saraki in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, described the paper as a successful model of entrepreneurship in the country’s media industry. He praised the dedication and ... Read More »

Why I left APC- Saraki’s aide, Hameed Baba-Ahmed

Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, the Chief of Staff to Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki has given reason  for leaving the All Progressives Congress (APC) While briefing newsmen in Kaduna on Monday, Hakeem Baba-Ahmed said: “This statement is to inform the public of my resignation from APC. I have sent a formal letter to this effect to chairman of my ward. “This has ... Read More »

Just In: Chris Giwa Takes Over NFF!

After so many years in Court, Ambassador Chris Giwa has taken over as President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF). The shocking takeover which happened  while the Amaju Pinnick-led NFF board is in Russia for the World Cup happened following a directive issued by the Minister of Youths & Sports, Mr Solomon Dalung today. The Minister of Youth and Sports ... Read More »