Category: Politics

Atiku Picks Peter Obi as Running Mate

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has picked former Anambra governor, Peter Obi as his running mate. Peter Obi arrived at Atiku’s residence in Asokoro around 3:00 p.m. for undisclosed talks. The former vice president on Sunday became the presidential candidate of PDP, Nigeria’s main opposition.   Details later… 0 0

Breaking: Obasanjo Officially Endorses Atiku, says “He has Begged for Forgiveness”

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Thursday said he has reviewed his stance on not backing his former deputy for the presidency of Nigeria. Mr. Obasanjo spoke when Atiku Abubakar and leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party visited him at his Abeokuta home. He said he believed Atiku has ‘re-discovered and re-positioned himself’ and is now […]


  • by Ayoade Akinyode
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HUNDREDS KILLED IN PLATEAU BY SUSPECTED FULANI HERDSMEN Two hundred persons were allegedly killed in Gashish and Ropp Districts of Plateau State on Sunday, during an attack that were carried out on about 11 communities by suspected Fulani herdsmen. The attack was said to have been launched at Xland, Gindin Akwati, Ruku, Nghar, Kura Falls […]

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 […]
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