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I am a Converted Democrat Buhari tells Chatham House

Permit me to start by thanking Chatham House for the invitation to talk about this important topic at this crucial time. When speaking about Nigeria overseas, I normally prefer to be my country’s public relations and marketing officer, extolling her virtues and hoping to attract investments and tourists. But as we all know, Nigeria is now battling with many challenges, ... Read More »

Jonathan’s Aides Plot Anti-Buhari Protests In London

A protest is set for today in London against All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate Gen. Muhammadu Buhari – at a price. The Presidency is spending thousands of dollars on the protest, which is meant to take the shine off Gen. Buhari’s lecture at the prestigious Chatham House. Besides some presidential aides, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governor is said ... Read More »

Pandemonium As Rival Gangs Clash In Oshodi

Pandemonium broke out in the Mosafejo, Oshodi-Isale area of Lagos State, after rival groups said to be members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, clashed on Tuesday evening and early Wednesday. Four people were reportedly killed, while several others were injured in the fracas which was stopped after the intervention of security agencies.  It was gathered that no ... Read More »

Okonjo Iweala Gets Deadline For NNPC $20bn Fraud Report

The House of Representatives  Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on Wednesday gave the Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance , Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, one week to furnish it with  the PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) forensic audit report on the alleged un-remitted $20 billion by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). This follows a resolution mandating PAC to look into the ... Read More »

Power Players Flood Shagari’s 90th Birthday

President Goodluck Jonathan and former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, on Wednesday described Second Republic President, Alhaji Shehu Shagari, as a role model to Nigerian leaders especially the members of the National Council of State. Jonathan made the remark when he led four other former Heads of state -General Yakubu Gowon, General Ibrahim Babangida, General Abdulsalami Abubakar (all retired) and Chief ... Read More »

Obasanjo’s PDP Card Had Expired

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo

National Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prof. Wale Oladipo, on Tuesday dismissed the exit of former President Olusegun Obasanjo from the party as a non-issue. Speaking with reporters in his office, the PDP scribe clarified that the card torn in public by Obasanjo was actually not the current membership card of the PDP, but an outdated one which ... Read More »

Coroner Gives Final Deadline For Synagogue Inquest

Chief Magistrate Oyetade Komolafe, the Coroner presiding over the Lagos State Coroners Court sitting in Ikeja, on Tuesday insisted that the inquest investigating the collapse of a six-storey guesthouse owned by the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), would be concluded next month. The Coroner gave the assurance at the resumed hearing into the inquest which was stalled due to ... Read More »

Boko Haram Strikes Again

•Bombings, sign of imminent extinction of Boko Haram, says Jonathan •President allowed insurgency to fester – APC •Party hails military over successes Despite the successes recorded by the military in repelling Boko Haram insurgents in the North East recently, they again struck on Tuesday in Yobe and Kano states, leaving 25 people dead in their trail. Eye-witnesses said 15 people ... Read More »

NTDC Boss, Sally Mbanefo celebrates 50

Sally Mbanefo, the Director-General of the Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC) has joined the 50s club. The ever graceful lady hosted family and friends to a sumptuous dinner at Civic Centre, Victoria Island,  Lagos. Good food and excellent entertainment unfolded at the event where she also launched a book. Here are pictures from the ceremony.   Read More »

They Want To Frame Buhari-APC Raises Alarm

THERE is a plot to frame up Gen. Muhammadu Buhari as a Boko Haram sponsor, the APC Presidential Camapaign Organisation (APCPCO) said yesterday. The proof lies in the Federal Government’s order to troops to capture alive Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau. A fake Shekau, said the APCPCO, will be made to state that he is working for Buhari, the APC’s ... Read More »