Category: Politics

December Take-off Feasible for National Carrier says NCAA

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) says the proposed take-off of a national carrier for December 24 is feasible. According to its Director General, Capt. Usman Mukhar, if promoters of the project follow through with regulatory requirements, the process of getting an Air Operators Certificate (AOC) only takes 90 days, The Nation writes. “The presence of the […]

Qatar bans goods from Saudi, UAE

Qatar has ordered shops to remove goods originating from a group of Saudi Arabian-led countries which a year ago imposed a wide-ranging boycott on the emirate, Doha officials said Saturday. A directive from the economy ministry ordered shops to immediately strip shelves of products from Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt. Inspectors will visit […]

Buhari administration blocks revenue leakage – Adeosun

The Buhari administration has succeeded in developing and implementing fiscal policies to curtail wastage in governance, thereby reducing fiscal leakages and boosting government’s non-oil revenue. Mr. Oluyinka Akintunde, Special Adviser to Adeosun on Media and Communications, said this in a statement on Sunday in Abuja, on the achievements of the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, […]

2019: Buhari appoints Tinubu to resolve APC Conflicts

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Bola Tinubu, National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), to help resolve conflicts within the party. In a statement released by the official spokesperson of the president, Garba Shehu, he announced that the APC leader will be leading the consultation, reconciliation and confidence building efforts. He wrote: As part of on-going efforts to improve cohesion […]

“Zuma must go” protest rocks South Africa

Supporters and detractors of South African President Jacob Zuma on Monday protested outside the ruling party headquarters in Johannesburg on Monday as the embattled leader was reportedly refusing to step down. Scandal-plagued Zuma has been under increasing pressure to leave office before his term finishes in 2019 but reportedly dug in his heels during talks […]

2019: “Atiku cannot belong to Obasanjo’s sponsored Movement.”

Former Nigeria vice president, Atiku Abubakar, has reacted to reports at the weekend which claimed that he is open to join the Olusegun Obasanjo-inspired Coalition for Nigeria Movement, CNM. A report emerged in some section of the media on Saturday that the former Vice President, who recently returned to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, from […]

President Jacob Zuma in another corruption mess

President Jacob Zuma, along with two former French leaders, has been implicated by a former arms dealer in hush payments made pertaining to South Africa’s weapons acquisition programme. The arms dealer also mentioned other senior South African politicians – in the alleged corrupt dealings, according to News24. Lawyer Ajay Sooklal, a former agent for French […]

2 London houses linked with Saraki listed for probe

Transparency International UK has listed two London houses suspected to be owned by Nigeria’s Senate President, Bukola Saraki for investigation under Britain’s new law, Unexplained Wealth Orders, which became effective from 31 January. According to TI, Land Registry documents show that the houses at 7 and 8 Whittaker Street, Belgravia, London are owned by Landfield […]

Presidency replies Sun: Buhari not a Murderer

The presidency is irked by the frequent hate messages by some newspapers and particularly told The Sun that President Muhammadu Buhari is not a murderer. Malam Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, condemned an opinion published by The Sun newspaper associating Buhari with the killings in Benue and […]

2019: I will withdraw if CNM joins partisan politics – Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Thursday said he would cease from being a member anytime the Coalition for Nigeria Movement (CNM) decides to join partisan politics. Obasanjo disclosed this when he officially registered as a member of the CNM at the NUJ secretariat, Abeokuta. “I am happy to be a member of the Coalition for […]
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