Category: Politics

Trump insists on Border Wall, cancels Visa Lottery

U.S. President Donald Trump urged lawmakers on Tuesday to work toward bipartisan compromises, but pushed a hard line on immigration, insisting on a border wall and other concessions from Democrats as part of any deal to protect the children of illegal immigrants. Trump, in his first State of the Union speech, gave no ground on […]

Kenya: Ralia Odinga May Face Treason Charges

Kenyan opposition leader, Raila Odinga, has defiled government’s warning and sworn-in himself as “the people’s president” and could face treason trial. The government had warned that he risked being charged for treason, an offence punishable by death. In spite of the warning, he took a symbolic oath of office on Tuesday. Odinga, who boycotted the […]

Sisuku Julius Ayuk Tabe, 46 Others deported to Cameroon

A key Cameroonian separatist leader, Julius Ayuk Tabe and 46 others, some of whom were  arrested in Abuja earlier this month have  been deported by Nigerian authorities to Cameroon. Ayuk and the others were deported  on Friday to Yaounde, Ayuk’s  lawyer, Abdul Oroh, a former member of the House of Representatives and human rights activist  […]

2019 Election: Mass Defection Looms In National Assembly

The Coalition for Nigeria, a third force political group being championed by former President Olusegun Obasanjo, appears to be a major platform that has continued to attract prominent and other members of the National Assembly, Aggrieved members of the ruling All Progressives Congress and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party in both the Senate and House […]

”Heed My Father’s Advice, Retire In 2019” – Iyabo Obasanjo-Bello

Iyabo Obasanjo-Bello, the eldest daughter of former President Olusegun Obasanjo, has told President Muhammadu Buhari to heed the advice of her father by retiring from politics in 2019. Obasanjo-Bello said this in reaction to the re-publication of a note she wrote to her father based on a letter the former president made public in 2013. […]

BREAKING: Buhari, Obasanjo Meet In Ethiopia

President Muhammadu Buhari and former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Sunday met at the opening session of the 30th African Union Summit. It was learnt that the two leaders who are meeting for the first time after former President Obasanjo blasted President Buhari in a 13-page statement, shook hands and talked for about two minutes. It […]

$24m refrigerators for Air Force One

The refrigerators in the U.S President’s plane, Air Force One, are being upgraded with the sum of $24 million. The contract for the upgrade by the new government has been awarded to Boeing, Washington Post reported on Sunday. The U.S. Air Force will pay the aeronautics behemoth $23,657,671 to replace two of the five chiller units on […]

Aiteo chief Benedict Peters denies funding Obasanjo’s party

Benedict Peters, founder and vice-chairman of Aiteo Group, one of Nigeria’s leading energy companies, has denied being the financier of a nascent political movement being nurtured by former President Olusegun Obasanjo. The movement is known in the Nigerian media as the “Third Force”, the identity of which emerged in the controversial statement issued by the […]

Letter To Buhari: ”Buhari & Obasanjo Should Retire” – Fayose

The Ekiti State Governor, Chief Ayodele Fayose, has described ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo’s letter to President Muhammadu Buhari as belated and self-serving. This was contained in a press statement by Fayose’s Chief Press Secretary, Idowu Adelusi, on Wednesday. Fayose said: “It is a face-saving letter after Obasanjo, who led the cabals that imposed Buhari, had seen […]

FG Replies Obasanjo, You’re Too Busy To See Buhari’s ‘Change’

The Federal Government has reacted to the statement released by former president Olusegun Obasanjo stating that Mr Obasanjo might have been too busy to notice the efforts being made by the Muhammadu Buhari administration to revamp the nation’s economy. Obasanjo had asked Buhari not to seek the second term. The Minister of Information and Culture, […]
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