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Nnamdi Kanu challenges court order proscribing IPOB

The leader of the Indigenous People Of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, on Friday challenged the court order proscribing his group and declaring it a terrorist group. The motion was filed by his lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor who argued that IPOB is a non-violent organisation; therefore the decision of the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court to issue an order, based on ...

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A portion of El-Rufai’s Chatham House speech terribly sounded like Buhari’s 97%/5% comments

For some supporters of President Muhammadu Buhari, the 97%/5% comment in July 2015 was the first red flag about the president’s perceived lack of inclusiveness in governance. There have been a few other examples since then. Responding to a question on the Niger Delta posed to him by Dr. Pauline Baker during his first official trip to the United States, ...

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“IPOB is primitive, childish and endangers hope of Igbo presidency” – Gov. Okorocha

In a chat with some journalists, Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State, made an argument on why the tactics of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and its call for secession of the South East from Nigeria, does no good to Igbos. Distorts the sharing formula: For a man who has been contesting for the presidency of Nigeria since 2003, ...

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Sheriff meets VP Osinbajo; but in Borno, APC followers do not want him back

Someone once said politicians would make great prostitutes. If that were the case, Nigerian politicians would be the best (or worst) of the lot. The ease with which they jump from one promise to the next, one position to the next, and one party to the next, is legendary. The latest politician attempting a crossover act, it seems, is Ali ...

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Peter Obi is not running for governor – it just looks like he is

Peter Obi’s second tenure as governor of Anambra State ended in 2014. Most objective analysis of his governorship agree that he performed better than most and was more prudent than most. Yet, even if he wanted to, Obi cannot run for another term as governor of Anambra. But you wouldn’t know this from reading the news. The Obi style: Obi ...

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In 8 months, Edo Gov. Obaseki has evolved from collaborating with RTEAN to banning it

The Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has announced the immediate proscription of the Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN) in Edo State. He has ordered the association to close its offices in the state and advised the public to desist from relating or transacting any business with the group. Reason: According to a statement by the governor’s Special Assistant on ...

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Olubadan of Ibadan sues Gov. Ajimobi

The Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji, has sued the Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi, before an Oyo State High Court, over the governor’s installation of 21 monarchs. He asked the court to set aside the installation. The Oba’s case: That the governor’s action violated provisions of the CAP 28 of the Chiefs Laws of the state. That the governor ...

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PDP clamps down on internal dissenters; suspends Ubah, queries Kashamu

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has suspended Ifeanyi Ubah, chairman of Capital oil and Gas Ltd and a former Anambra governorship aspirant. Also, the PDP has issued a query to Ogun East Senator Buruji Kashamu. Per statement from the party’s national caretaker committee: “The national caretaker committee today announced the suspension of Dr Ifeanyi Ubah, over his disparaging and unfounded allegations ...

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“We were all anxious about Buhari’s health” – Ghana President Akufo-Addo says

Ghana President Nana Akufo-Addo visited Nigeria for the second time in two months on Tuesday. The last time he visited, he was hosted by then Acting President Yemi Osinbajo. Received by President Muhammadu Buhari,  Akufo-Addo told journalists that West African leaders were worried and anxious when the Nigerian president was on medical vacation in London. “I came from Accra today ...

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Presidency confirms that Buhari will travel to the United States next week

President Muhammadu Buhari will travel to the United States of America next week, where he is scheduled to address the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, September 19, 2017. His trip was confirmed by Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, who told a national newspaper that he was not ...

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Buhari gets the most important point about Nigeria’s exit from recession

While playing host on Tuesday to the president of Niger Republic, Alhaji Mahamadou Issoufou, in Daura, Katsina state, President Muhammadu Buhari directly responded to news that the Nigerian economy has officially come out of recession.  “I am looking forward to ensuring that the ordinary Nigerian feels the impact,’’ Buhari told journalists. Simple, important message. If there was anything Nigerians hoped ...

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One missing governor, praises for VP, NTA wins it: 6 takeaways from Buhari-Governors meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari is back. From broadcasts to signing treaties to hosting ambassadors and leaders of political parties, the president has been putting negative speculations about his current state of health to rest. The message from the villa is that Buhari is fit and ready to carry on as president. On Friday, he hosted state governors at the presidential villa. ...

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The Supreme Court had strong words for disobedient Speaker Dogara and Hembe

The Supreme Court delivered a ruling months ago sacking a Taraba senator, Sani Abubakar Danladi, and a Taraba member of the House of Representatives, Herman Hembe. Whereas the senate president, Bukola Saraki, immediately obeyed the court and swore in the rightful winner, Shuabu Isa Lau; the House Speaker, Yakubu Dogara, refused to obey the highest court in the land by ...

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Two months of recess: National assembly postpone resumption

The National Assembly has postponed its resumption from recess by an extra week without citing any reason. The lawmakers have been on their annual recess since July 27 and were previously scheduled to resume next Tuesday, September 19. With the postponement, it means the National Assembly will be on recess for exactly two months. Lawmakers are also expected to take ...

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The Scoop Explains: How laws are made in Nigeria

Nigeria operates a bi-cameral system of legislature at the national level. This means that legislative function is divided between two legislative chambers – Senate and House of Reps (HOR). In Nigeria, we have 109 Senators and 360 HOR members who represent their constituents at the legislative Chambers. The process of law making begins with the identification of a need for ...

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Senate committee says it will expose banks used for MMM

The Senate Committee on Information Communication Technology (ICT) and Cybercrime has accused some commercial banks in the country of being in cahoots with the Mavro Mondial Movement (MMM) scheme which collapsed recently, with many Nigerians losing money in the scheme. The committee’s Vice Chairman, Senator Foster Ogolo (Bayelsa West), said on Thursday at a meeting with some stakeholders in the ...

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