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Politics / Re: BREAKING: Deputy Senate President Ekweremadu In EFCC Custody by agwom(m): 4:34pm On Jul 31, 2018
Politics / Re: Protesters Want Saraki Expelled From APC, Storm APC Headquarters by agwom(m): 2:56pm On Jul 31, 2018
Politics / Politicians Funding Bandits, Others — Air Force Boss by agwom(m): 9:16am On Jul 31, 2018
The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadiq Abubakar, has disclosed that bandits attacking Zamfara State and others are being funded by politicians.

He spoke in Bauchi weekend while commissioning Small Arms Shooting Range and personnel quarters at the Air Force Base.

“Some of these groups are being funded, supported and encouraged by certain unpatriotic Nigerians for self-centered political interests,” he said.

He said air operations in Zamfara and other places were being carefully organized, adding that personnel and assets would soon be deployed to support “Operation Sharan Daji”.

He said the NAF had deployed about 1,000 special forces and supported other security agencies against threats.

The Chief of Air Staff said 12 super aircraft were also expected to arrive from the United States.

Governor Mohammed Abubakar said the Bauchi said his administration was planning to hand over Lame Bura Forest to the Air force to establish an air range for its fighter aircraft pilots.



Politics / Re: Saraki: Senator Adamu Is Latter Day Selfish Buhari's Supporter by agwom(m): 7:27am On Jul 31, 2018
Politics / All Recovered Illegally Acquired Assets To Be Sold — Buhari by agwom(m): 6:38am On Jul 31, 2018
President Muhammad Buhari said all recovered illegally acquired assets would be sold in the administration’s renewed anti-graft campaign.

The President, who was responding to a question during an interactive session with the Nigerian community in Togo at the Nigerian Embassy on Sunday night, said when the recovered assets are sold the money would be paid into the country’s treasury.

Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the President, Malam Garba Shehu who disclosed this, said the President, assured that his administration had remained steadfast in keeping to its three campaign promises of providing security, improving the economy and fighting corruption.

The President noted that if past governments had utilised 25 per cent of the huge oil revenue available to them, Nigerians would not be complaining today.

He cited the $16 billion reportedly spent on electricity and yet Nigerians could not see the power.


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Politics / Re: 2019: Former Kaduna Governor, Yero Declares For Governorship (with Picture) by agwom(m): 10:54pm On Jul 30, 2018
Politics / Ortom Reacts To Benue Lawmakers' Impeachment Threat by agwom(m): 4:38pm On Jul 30, 2018
Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State on Monday described his impeachment threat by eight members of the House of Assembly as a 'shithole.'

Ortom said it had became clear to him that what President Donald Trump of the United State of America (USA), meant about Africa as a poo hole was true after all.

He noted that the purported impeachment against him cannot stand the test of time.

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Politics / 41 Persons Convicted For Human Trafficking Offences – NAPTIP by agwom(m): 2:53pm On Jul 30, 2018
The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) said no fewer than 41 persons have been convicted for various forms of human trafficking across the country in the last one year.

The Director-General of the agency, Dr Julie Okah-Donli, disclosed this while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) after a road walk to sensitise people against human trafficking in Abuja on Monday.

Okah-Donli explained that 359 people had so far been convicted for different offences of human trafficking since 15 years of establishment of NAPTIP.

She said that agency was now more committed and determined than ever to prosecute anyone involved in human trafficking no matter how highly placed in the society.

She stated that NAPTIP had now focused attention on those using under-aged children as house helps, pointing out that anyone caught in the act would face the wrath of law.

According to her, there is need for the general public to give the agency relevant information that will lead to arrest of suspects of child trafficking.

The NAPTIP boss said that since she assumed duty as head of the agency, she had been doing more on awareness creation to sensitise people on the danger of human trafficking.

She emphasised the need to take the sensitisation campaign beyond cities to rural areas where most human trafficking activities take place.

Okah-Donli enjoined international organisations, NGOs and other relevant stakeholders to continue to support NAPTIP to win the war against human trafficking.

Politics / Re: Stunning New Photo Of Maryam Abacha by agwom(m): 2:45pm On Jul 30, 2018
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Politics / Re: 2019: Why I’m Not Bothered About Defections – Buhari by agwom(m): 12:02pm On Jul 30, 2018
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Politics / Re: Senator Danbaba Names 10 Northern States PDP Will Win In 2019 by agwom(m): 11:02am On Jul 30, 2018

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Politics / Re: Why Buhari Is ‘curse, Plague To Nigeria’ – Fani-kayode by agwom(m): 11:00am On Jul 30, 2018
Politics / Re: APC Crisis: Saraki And His Defecting Senators Are Traitors – Sen. Ndume by agwom(m): 8:06am On Jul 30, 2018
Politics / Re: APC Crisis: Buhari, Lai Mohammed Trade Words by agwom(m): 8:04am On Jul 30, 2018
Politics / Re: 7 Months To Elections: Number Of Presidential Aspirants Hits 46​ by agwom(m): 7:50am On Jul 30, 2018

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Politics / Re: It’s Laughable APC No Longer Wants Dogara To Leave – Reps by agwom(m): 7:47am On Jul 30, 2018
Politics / Dasuki’s Family Petitions NBA Against Malami by agwom(m): 5:12am On Jul 30, 2018
Dasuki’s family petitions NBA against Malami

The family of former National Security Adviser (NSA) Sambo Dasuki has petitioned the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) over comments by the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Malam Abubakar Malami (SAN).

The family are accusing the AGF of professional misconduct and promoting disobedience to the lawful order of court by the Federal Government.

The petition dated July 23, 2018 was signed by Dasuki’s wife, Hajia Bintu Sambo Dasuki; his son, Abubakar Atiku Dasuki and his nephew, Senator Umar Dahiru.

The family requested NBA to probe Malami for allegedly making “an unprofessional statement to denigrate the court, violate the Constitution and encourage the continued breach of the fundamental human rights of Dasuki, who has been clamped into detention since December 29, 2015.”

Malami was on July 19 quoted to have told the BBC that based on public interest, and the death of 100, 000 persons in the Boko Haram insurgency, the Federal Government will not release Dasuki as ordered by courts, the latest by an Abuja Federal High Court on July 2.

The Special Adviser, Media and Publicity to the AGF, Salihu Othman Isah said NBA should be allowed to look into the petition, adding that he was sure the AGF would be given fair hearing.

Politics / Re: PHOTOS: Faure E. Gnassingbe Welcomes Buhari And George Weah To Togo by agwom(m): 10:29pm On Jul 29, 2018
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Jobs/Vacancies / Re: 7.9 Million Nigerians Became Unemployed In 21 Months – NBS by agwom(m): 10:25pm On Jul 29, 2018


Politics / Re: South South Governors; " Buhari President Of The North" by agwom(m): 10:21pm On Jul 29, 2018
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Politics / PDP Will Win 10 Northern States In 2019 – Sen. Danbaba by agwom(m): 10:00pm On Jul 29, 2018
The Senator representing Sokoto South Senatorial District, Alhaji Ibrahim Abdullahi Danbaba said the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will win 10 northern states in the forthcoming general elections.

Danbaba is among the lawmakers that recently decamped to PDP at the National Assembly.

Speaking to some selected journalists in Sokoto on Sunday, he said he did not regret dumping the party that made him Senator because they were not being carried along in the scheme of things.

He further explained that he left the party because of lack of equity, justice and fairness to all members.

"The APC-led federal government has derailed from its mandate and failed to meet the yearnings of Nigerians," he added.

Danbaba who is the vice chairman of the House Committee on Army, lamented that the APC has failed to address the three core issues of security, economy and corruption for which it was voted into power in 2015.

"I am the Vice Chairman of the Senate Committee on Army and I know how much that has been expended on security in the country. We are facing security challenges in Zamfara, Kaduna, Sokoto and many states and people are being killed,"he said

He added: "No strategy has been adopted to tackle security. Villagers in Zamfara are now running to local government headquarters. So, the situation is getting worse in the country. "

He noted that Buhari was being misled by people that surrounded him for their personal benefits.

He was confident PDP would take over Benue, Kaduna, Kano, Plateau, Kogi, Kwara, Bauchi, Gombe, Adamawa and Sokoto states in 2019.

He said that the balance of power was now tilted in favour of the PDP.

He accused the APC government of fighting perceived enemies in the name of fighting corruption, citing the travails of the Senate President.



Politics / Re: Gov Tambuwal may dump APC tomorrow by agwom(m): 7:53pm On Jul 29, 2018
Politics / Ganduje Employs 50,000 Youths In 3 Years by agwom(m): 5:15pm On Jul 29, 2018
Kano state government has provided direct jobs and skills development opportunities to 50, 000 Kano youth in the past three years, the state governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has said.

Governor Ganduje also said his administration had initiated the Matasa Madogara programme with a view to making youths in the state more useful to the society.

The governor made the assertion during the closing of the first Kano Youth Summit held in the state capital with the theme “Youth inclusiveness as a driver for sustainable growth and development”.

Ganduje pointed out that his administration had earmarked N258m for the construction of community skills and development centers at Kano Municipal and Dawakin Tofa local governments, while MAFITA, a DFID programme had provided the equipment and master craft persons for the centers, envisaged to start with 360 apprentices.

“The state government in collaboration with Mafita, a DFID programme, has provided skills acquisition training of over 5, 000 apprentices in different trades under the supervision of 655 master craft persons. Similarly, phase II of the programme will recruit 3, 000 apprentices under the supervision of 900 master craft persons”, he said.

He added that his administration was giving priority attention to youth inclusiveness in decision making, in line with the guiding principles of the Universal Declaration for human rights.

“I implore our youths to join hands, accept the changes and shun all forms of vices such as use of illicit drugs, violence as well as other criminal acts so as to be self employed, responsible citizens and further leaders”, the governor charged.

On the summit, Dr. Ganduje describe it as timely as it was aimed at creating a relevant platform for generating fresh perspectives and innovative ideas from the youth with a view to integrating them in the state’s development efforts.

He therefore, charged the organizers to produce a report that would provide thematic insights on youth economic opinion so as to offer a robust and varied perspective for Kano state.


Politics / Re: I Told Shehu Sani To Defect To PRP Not PDP -- Balarabe Musa by agwom(m): 2:53pm On Jul 29, 2018
Politics / Re: APC Chieftain Thrown Into Prison For Alleged Rape In Bayelsa by agwom(m): 1:24pm On Jul 29, 2018
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Webmasters / Re: How To Avoid Dead Niches/markets by agwom(m): 7:09am On Jul 29, 2018
Politics / Re: How Buhari, Saraki Peace Deal Collapsed by agwom(m): 7:01am On Jul 29, 2018
Politics / "What We Will Do If Saraki Joins PDP" – Abdullahi Adamu by agwom(m): 6:34am On Jul 29, 2018
Sen Abdullahi Adamu, representing Nasarawa West Senatorial District, in this interview speaks on what loyalists of the APC will do to Senate President Bukola Saraki if he eventually moves to the PDP. He also challenges the Senate President to be man enough to leave the APC. Excerpts

What does the gale of defections in the Senate portend for the polity as we approach the 2019 elections?

Take it from me that our colleagues who are now members of the PDP have made the mistake of their lives; they have committed a political blunder. You can start counting the days of failure that confronts the PDP.

All along, the Tuesday you referred to was only watershed. Those of us who are following the political activities knew they have been plotting to go. But they were not honest enough with themselves let alone the party that they didn’t want to do so at the expense of the offices they hold. They wanted to defect and retain their positions, because they knew the position of the constitution clearly. They tried to stuck on some RAPC to justify, as far as they’re concerned, something they call division. But that failed woefully.

So, they found themselves that they couldn’t succeed in the notion of a broken APC. They now said they could go by themselves to make a declaration in the Senate that they’ve left the party for another party.

For us, there’s no surprise, because these same guys who are talking of defecting have in actual fact been part and parcel of PDP from the day the president inaugurated the 8th National Assembly. They were led by Saraki. They went into an illicit accord with the PDP, and from then till that Tuesday, they have operated on the agenda of the PDP. They only wore the tag of APC, but they were not for all intents and purposes.

Unfortunately for them, the PDP, in spite of the apparent number they want to convince us about what they’re carrying to PDP, still remains the minority party in the Senate, and in the House of Representatives too. The APC alone has 53 on the ground, and APGA is working with us. The constituency of Bauchi South and Katsina where we lost Sen Mustapha Bukar, presumably their by-elections will be held this August, by the grace of God, that will come to our kitty. So, they’ve committed political blunder, to say the least and they’re going to be seen for whom they are. I’m happy.

In politics, you don’t want to lose anybody, there’s no doubt about that. You can win election by one vote. But where a person is inherently dishonest, where a person lives by breaching trust, the sooner you part way with him or her, the better. And that’s what has happened. You’ll see the APC will wax stronger in the National Assembly, because we now know who we are. We now know who is answering his father’s name, and we know those who may not know whose names they will answer. It’s now clear.

From all indications, the Senate President is going to dump the APC...

There’s no question that he’s going to dump, he’s not in the APC anymore. We were there in the presidency, the APC caucus, but he wasn’t there. So, don’t say he will. As far as we’re concerned, he’s gone.

Are you ok with Saraki still occupying the Senate President’s seat?

You don’t cross bridges until you reach them. They deliberately, because they foresaw this problem, they went on recess. We were not suppose to go on recess on Tuesday. This is the longest recess we’re having, which is about two months. The whole thing is to give them time to maneuver to do what they want to do, but it is an end game for them.

You can see proof that all this while, they wanted to go away, but they want to keep their positions. They want to eat their cake and have it. It’s very clear now. He has pushed everybody to go, and they’ve gone, and he still hasn’t made a formal declaration. It shows the extent of dishonesty of purpose and mistrust. He has no basis for you to know he is a leader who will stand up for whom he is and answer his father’s name, and stand up for the responsibility of whatever action he takes. That’s what it showed. It’s just about office, not about integrity or service.

Each time they talk about strengthening institutions, they’re talking about strengthening their bogey position of office. That’s what they’re doing, and that’s why we never agree with them. They will never play along, supporting their own government. You’re an APC man, your party has got a national mandate, you have a president, and you’re still working by the day, every one day, against the president, Muhammadu Buhari. It’s a betrayal.

If he had turned up for the meeting with the president, would you people have allowed him?

I would have sent him out. I would have told them that ‘you don’t belong here; you betrayed the president. You want to continue with the game of betrayal? Get out of this place.’

There were speculations that some of you were planning to change the leadership of the Senate on that Tuesday, how true is that?

I don’t talk about things that don’t happen. If there was an action, manifest, you can ask questions about it. But when you speculate, I don’t go for speculations. We’re talking reality. People said they decamped from one party to another, that’s a reality. I was there when it happened, and I can talk about it like I’m doing now. But whether there was an intention to change the leadership, that is speculation.

Do you think there are more black legs in the APC that would want to join the PDP?

As far as I’m concerned, again that’s speculation, and everyone of us has a right. If there are black legs, we’ll pick them.

You were reported to have said that Saraki only collated names of senators without contacting them for defection, how true is that?

I didn’t make any statement. I’m making the first statement since this thing happened on Tuesday. You see, people use us now to make a living. I can’t stop it, let them do it. The only thing is that the day they match my toe proper, they’ll know whom they’re dealing with. But if you’re in politics, people fly all sorts of things about you, and when you start to react to every little thing....

They’re drowning, and when a man is drowning and you throw a sword at him or her, he’ll pick it believing that that sword can turn to safety. I’ve been a senator, a ranking senator, and we’ve been together. I know what they say and do on the floor of the Senate. Whether there are some black legs, it’s not for me to say now. But time will tell. The leg isn’t black until it turns real black.

Why do you think the 8th Senate has been so chaotic?

Because we have the misfortune of having a leadership that has no integrity whatsoever, a leadership that started on a note of breach of trust. Once a person breaches trust, my tolerance level with him is very limited. That’s how it started. How do you see a person who is voted on a platform of a party and from day one he plots to do what that party would not want him to do? And he succeeds, carries on from one thing to another.

You don’t have to wait until there’s a change of leadership. Leadership is changing by their action. They don’t have the majority, we have the majority. Let’s come back and have an election.

Are you going to move or call for his removal?

Let’s wait for the day to come. Let’s hope we’re alive, let’s hope we’re well and do reconvene. And let’s hope the matter comes up. What we’ll do will be determined by the circumstances of the event coming on our laps.

Sen Melaye was seen dancing in front of you on Tuesday on the floor and making some statements, what do you think of such action?

I’ll not forget one day when I thought we could do things properly, when I thought things happening were not quite in keeping with the integrity that is supposed to govern the affairs of the Senate, I was talking with the Senate President. Some of the things I was pointing as example was that kind of behaviour. He said to me ‘no, forget Dino is a clown.’ That’s what Saraki said to me. He’s alive, let him come out and deny saying that to me. Dino is a clown, so what do you do with clowns? And he was using him up to that day.

He came dancing and was like ‘these are the desciple of this government, and Abdullahi Adamu is one of them.’ I don’t care a hoot about that. I have more serious situations than that. A senator dancing before another senator? The Senate is a leveler. Even if I’m 101 years and I’m in the Senate and a boy of 18 years got elected to the Senate, if that was permissible age, by the time we get sworn in, we’re equals.

When somebody who is my equal would come before me and start dancing and saying things to agitate me, I’m more matured than that. I got a mission, a more serious one. My mission is for this government to feel effective representation in the Senate and my party to feel they have a good representative in the Senate, to do the bidding of my party and without prejudice protect the interest of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Nothing happens in the Senate will divert my attention.

And you won’t stop until you unseat the present leadership?

That’s not my mission. That’s a very primordial little thing for me to do. I can’t say change of leadership of the Senate becomes my preoccupation. That will be too mean. The leadership isn’t about me or to unseat anybody. It’s about what the Senate is doing and it’s reputation and whatever we can do to enhance the credibility of the Senate. Abdullahi Adamu will be part of it.

With all these things, what do you think Saraki wants to achieve?

Saraki is alive, maybe in hiding or maybe he’s free somewhere, you’re free to go and ask him. Find out from him what’s he’s doing or what he wants to do.

The man is all out to move, should he move, what will you do?

Let him move. If he’s man enough, a man of his conviction, and he wants to go to PDP, let him go. He has got his pawns gone, now he’s the king in the chessboard, let’s see the king move.

Will there be a checkmate?

Let the king move first. Let him be man enough to move.

There’s a king in the Senate chessboard now, what happens if he moves?

When he moves, then you’ll see what happens on the board. Are you a castle? Whichever position you want to take, what happens to other players on the chessboard? What move affects where you are? Are you a bishop or a knight? All these come to play.

What happens if the king doesn’t move?

Then the other players on the chessboard will move him. That’s all.


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Politics / Re: Defection Of Ortom, National Assembly Members To PDP Tip Of Iceberg – Ekweremadu by agwom(m): 10:54pm On Jul 28, 2018
Up PDP! power to the people
Politics / Re: Tension in the Villa as Buhari threatens to dump 2nd term bid on health grounds by agwom(m): 6:27pm On Jul 28, 2018
Politics / Re: 2019: Makarfi Deserves To Win PDP Ticket by agwom(m): 5:31pm On Jul 28, 2018
Good luck
Makarfi has drowned in the Sea of heavy politicians contesting PDP ticket.
The PDP ticket would be given to one of
1. Atiku Abubakar
2. Rabiu Kwankwaso
3. Sule Lamido
4. Bukola Saraki
5. Aminu Tambuwal
Politics / Re: Oshiomhole Is Dancing On Benue People’s Graves – Ortom Fires Back At Oshiomole by agwom(m): 4:57pm On Jul 28, 2018

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