Category: Politics

Herdsmen Killings: Buhari writes Senate

President Muhammadu Buhari has written to the Nigerian Senate regarding the spate of Fulani Herdsmen killings in Benue State, The Cable reports. Buhari, in the letter, said it is wrong for the Senate to infer he has done nothing to stop the killings. The president listed a number of steps he has taken to put an end to the killings, […]

State of the Union: Donald Trump’s full Speech

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday gave his first State of the Union address since he took office. The State of the Union address is expected to be given once every year by the president of the US, except on the year he becomes president. The address was given before the Congress, and Trump discussed the US […]

Obasanjo’s Coalition group launched

About a week after former President Olusegun Obasanjo wrote a damning letter to President Muhammadu Buhari, his touted Coalition Movement has been launched in Abuja. The movement was launched at the Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Centre. The former president in a lengthy and critical public statement on Tuesday, January 23 suggested the formation of the movement […]

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 […]
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