| Politics / Re: Sowore, Bakare, Arraigned, Plead Not Guilty To Amended Two-count Charge by PMBNG(m): 10:29am On Feb 13|
Let's be sincere joor, with what is killings going on in the country, it's more than enough to spark a revolution. Besides what the Herdsmen are doing, is it not worst than a revolution? Nonsense.
It won't be bad if you come out and lead.
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| Politics / Sowore, Bakare, Arraigned, Plead Not Guilty To Amended Two-count Charge by PMBNG(m): 10:21am On Feb 13|
Omoyele Sowore, convener of the RevolutionNow Movement and his co-accused, Olawale Bakare, have finally been arraigned before a Federal High Court in Abuja.
The duo were arraigned on the amended two-count charge bordering on treasonable felony. The Federal Government had earlier initiated a seven-count charge against them but amended the charges on Wednesday.
Sowore and Bakare have pleaded not guilty to the charges preferred against them.
More details later…
| Politics / Re: Nnamdi Kanu Apologises To Inspector Okon Over Threat To His Children by PMBNG(m): 9:45am On Feb 13|
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| Politics / Re: Nnamdi Kanu Apologises To Inspector Okon Over Threat To His Children by PMBNG(m): 9:43am On Feb 13|
lalasticlala oya over to you.
| Politics / Unity Fountain Closed Down For Repairs by PMBNG(m): 8:57am On Oct 16, 2019 |
The famous Unity Fountain in Abuja has been closed down for repairs and upgrade.
This was known in a statement by Anthony Ogunleye, the Chief Press Secretary to the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Minister, Mohammad Bello.
The statement released on Tuesday said the closure of the edifice is temporary as it will be reopened to the public on completion of the upgrade.
The premises is usually being used by Nigerians for anti-government protests.
“The FCT Administration has viewed with concern the state of several parks and gardens including the Unity Fountain along Shehu Shagari Way, Maitama,” the statement read.
“It is against this background and the symbolic nature of the unity fountain as a location symbolizing the oneness of the Nigerian people, that the FCT Administration has deemed it expedient to upgrade this facility.
“As a result, the unity fountain will be closed for this upgrade for between 60-90 days to allow for construction work which will include the provision of a car park, landscaping, and perimeter fencing,” it added.
| Politics / Villa Fued: Buhari Has Turned Aso Rock Into House Of Comedy, PDP Laments by PMBNG(m): 6:11am On Oct 16, 2019 |
President Muhammadu Buhari has turned Nigeria’s seat of power to a house of comedy, says the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).https://todaypoliticsng.com/villa-fued-buhari-has-turned-aso-rock-into-house-of-comedy-pdp-laments/
The opposition party stated this in reaction to the latest fued at the presidential villa involving Aisha Buhari, the first lady, and some members of the president’s extended family.
Mrs Buhari recently narrated how members of her husband’s extended family humiliated her when she attempted gaining access to an apartment allocated to her son at the presidential villa.
Reacting to the incident, the PDP said the development shows an abuse of office, disorganization and incompetence on the part of the president and also advised him to apologize to Nigerians.
“The feud further uncovers the impunity, disorderliness and vanity that pervade the Buhari Presidency and how the once serious and productive seat of power has been turned into a house of comedy and an overcrowded quarter for illegal occupants,” a statement signed by Kola Ologbondiyan, spokesman of the opposition, partly read.
“Nigerians can now see why it has become difficult for our nation to witness any stability or progress under the Buhari Presidency and why the Buhari-led Federal Government has been bedeviled by confusion, infighting, policy flip-flops, statutory violations, promotion of violence, ingrained corruption and administrative indolence while millions of Nigerians wallow in poverty and neglect.
“Nigerians and the world can equally see why no one expects the Buhari Presidency to articulate any progressive idea or proffer and implement any solution to the myriad of economic and security problems it caused our nation; they can now see why there is no hope in sight and why compatriots are daily agitating for a new order.
“Our party notes that our dear nation has suffered enough disgrace from the Buhari Presidency and the All Progressives Congress (APC). The PDP therefore charges President Buhari to immediately apologize to Nigerians for his failures and be ready to vacate office for more competent hands, since it has become obvious that he is leading our country to nowhere,” it added.
While calling on Nigerians to remain calm, the opposing camp also urged the National Assembly to sanitize the Presidential villa by probing allegations of illegal allotment of offices and apartments to unauthorized persons, including scammers and corruption fronts in Aso Rock.
| Politics / Re: Northerners Accuse Southeast Of Agenda To Cripple North By Trafficking Children by PMBNG(m): 5:29pm On Oct 15, 2019 |
A crime is a crime,is a crime. Let's stop tribalizing crime out of share hatred of a tribe,visiting the sins of an insignificant few on a whole tribe. There is no greater way to destroy relationships and this nation as a whole. It's a calamity for this nation if at 59 we have learnt nothing and still fanning the embers of hatred instead of building bridges. There is no tribe without its criminals and bad eggs in the country. Let non be condemned because of its criminal elements. Let every crime be punished according to the law.
Let them continue blaming the sins of few on others but when the South-East tag anyone from there as terrorists they cry fowl.
Imagine accusing the whole eastern region which includes their leaders.
Let no one blame residents of the red mud region if they call Buhari names like bandits having seen his state governor openly negotiating with criminal elements.
| Politics / Defection: Moghalu Demands Apology From Falana by PMBNG(m): 5:18pm On Oct 15, 2019 |
Kingsley Moghalu, a former presidential candidate, has demanded an apology from Femi Falana, Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) over the latter’s comments on defection.
Mr Falana, a Human Rights activist, had at a public gathering on Monday, claimed the Young Progressive Party (YPP) candidate in the last general election has defected to the All Progressive Congress (APC).
The activist also said the ruling party has assigned a portfolio to Moghalu.
But dismissing the claim as untrue, the former presidential candidate who dumped his party said he is not a member of any political party at the moment and has not been handed any portfolio.
“These statements are false. I am not a member of the APC. I have not been given any appointment by the APC government. This effort to malign my character and reputation, by an individual I have always respected, was a complete shock to me,” a statement he signed partly read.
“It is surprising that a man of Mr. Falana’s standing, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria no less, could make such weighty statements without verification.
“I demand and expect an apology and a public retraction of this falsehood from Mr. Falana,” Moghalu said while disparaging media houses that aired the claim of the lawyer.
Why I dumped YPP
He explained that after the elections he has moved into advocacy for electoral/political reforms and voter education in Nigeria and this is responsible for his decision to dump the YPP.
“I contested in the 2019 presidential election as the flag bearer of the the Young Progressives Party (YPP). Since the elections I have convened To Build a Nation (TBAN), a non-partisan citizens’ movement focused on advocacy for electoral/political reforms and voter education in Nigeria.
“In order to strengthen the integrity of the movement’s non-partisan stance, I recently announced my resignation from the YPP. I am NOT a member of any political party,” he explained.
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| Politics / Re: Fani-kayode Advises Buhari On What To Do To His Wife Aisha by PMBNG(m): 2:35pm On Oct 15, 2019 |
| Politics / Fani-kayode Advises Buhari On What To Do To His Wife Aisha by PMBNG(m): 2:35pm On Oct 15, 2019 |
President Muhammadu Buhari has been advised to ensure his wife, Aisha, is protected from further been assaulted by his extended family members.
The advise is coming from a former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, who earlier cautioned Nigerians against meddling into the affairs of the first family.
Mrs Buhari recently narrated how members of her husband’s extended family humiliated her when she attempted gaining access to an apartment allocated to her son at the presidential villa.
Reacting to the incident, the former minister advised the president to ensure the first lady is further shielded from attacks by other members of his relatives.
The politician said there is nothing that will prompt him to treat his wife the way the first lady was being treated.
“No matter what she does or what she subjects me to I will never allow anyone to disrespect my wife in the way that Fatima disrespected @aishambuhari,” Fani-Kayode said in a tweet on Tuesday.
ALSO READ: How fake news started in Nigeria - Aisha Buhari
“It is a matter of honor. As long as she is under my roof she has my protection even when she errs. @MBuhari pl protect your wife,” he added.
The incident in which the wife of the president was humiliated is largely seen as the continuation of power tussle between the first lady and an alleged cabals whom she has ceaselessly accused of hijacking the administration of her husband.
| Politics / Re: FG Seeks Senate Permission To Pay Kogi State N10.69 Billion by PMBNG(m): 1:27pm On Oct 15, 2019 |
This money is meant for the governorship election.
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| Politics / Re: Femi Fani-Kayode Reacts To Aisha Buhari, Fatima Mamman Daura Fight by PMBNG(m): 11:55am On Oct 15, 2019 |
Aisha is a power drunk
Acting for the likes of your hero kwankwaso and other nothern oligarchs that want power to remain in the north
Patience Jonathan is more concerned about stealing us dry
Power drunk? How?
So stealing is not going on under this government?
Should you become president, let your own cabal treat your wife the way Aisha is being treated, say Amen.
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| Politics / Re: Femi Fani-Kayode Reacts To Aisha Buhari, Fatima Mamman Daura Fight by PMBNG(m): 11:32am On Oct 15, 2019 |
That’s the gospel truth
Pmb family is not big brother naija
But you guys were attacking Patience Jonathan while his husband held sway, why are you guys now demanding a different treatment because you god is now the victim?
| Politics / Femi Fani-Kayode Reacts To Aisha Buhari, Fatima Mamman Daura Fight by PMBNG(m): 11:21am On Oct 15, 2019 |
Femi Fani-Kayode, former Aviation Minister, has cautioned Nigerians to steer clear from the power tussle involving the family members of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Mr Fani-Kayode gave the advice while reacting to the latest squabble between the wife of the president, Aisha Buhari and the children of her husband’s nephew.
According to Mrs Buhari, the children of Mamman Daura, nephew of President Muhammadu Buhari, humiliated her while she attempted to gain access to an apartment allocated to her son.
Advising Nigerians to mind their businesses, Fani-Kayode said the issue is a private one and should be treated as such.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain, however described Fatima Daura, daughter of the president’s nephew who admitted filming the incident said to have took place a year ago, as shameless.
“I never make comments about the wives and children of my political adversaries because I do not think that it is right or proper,” Fani-Kayode said in series of tweets Tuesday morning.
“However I must say the following: those who recorded and leaked the video of @aishambuhari loosing her cool in the Villa are shameless and despicable.
“What happens in the home of @MBuhari is a private matter and it is not anyone else’s business.There ought to be a certain level of decency and decorum even in politics.
“What happens between Buhari,his wife and children is entirely their problem.We should leave his family alone,” the former minister added.
The politician also said that Fatima is still walking freely despite all that transpired lay credence to the fact that there exist a cabal whom the first lady has ceaselessly accused of hijacking her husband’s administration.
“No matter what you feel about @MBuhari filming his wife whilst in melt-down mode in Aso Villa and releasing it to the public is sheer wickedness. That this was done by Mamman Daura’s daughter speaks volumes. Had it been anyone else they would have been in the cooler by now!” Fani-Kayode added.
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| Politics / Re: Aisha Buhari: Fatima, Mamman Daura’s Daughter Laughed, Mocked Me, Blocked Me by PMBNG(m): 9:26am On Oct 15, 2019 |
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| Politics / Re: Buhari: Atiku Sponsoring Fake New Against Me by PMBNG(m): 6:42pm On Jan 02, 2019 |
| Politics / Buhari: Atiku Sponsoring Fake New Against Me by PMBNG(m): 6:42pm On Jan 02, 2019 |
Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria’s President, has accused Atiku Abubakar, the 2019 presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of sponsoring fake news against his government.
Messrs Buhari and Abubakar are presidential candidates of the two major political parties who are participating in next year’s election.
The president is the flag-bearer of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) while the PDP flag-bearer, a former vice president popularly known as Atiku is his major challenger.
The duo recently engaged themselves in accusation and counter-accusation of smuggling looted funds into the country.
In this latest accusation of sponsoring fake news, the Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) says the act shows the PDP candidate is desperate for the exalted office.
BMO said since Atiku have no issues to put forward in his campaign he has resorted to sponsoring fake news items aimed at tarnishing and frustrating the efforts of the government and its agencies.
“Atiku Abubakar’s desperation knows no bounds; his recent moves to sponsor narrative through fake news that paint Nigeria’s security personnel as weak and incapable of carrying out their duties, is an example of the PDP candidate’s desperation and lack of patriotism,” the group said in a statement jointly signed by Niyi Akinsiju and Cassidy Madueke, respective Chairman and Secretary.
“The PDP campaign, finding no fault in the current leadership of the Nigerian Army, had begun sponsoring old videos from 2014 with the aim of selling a narrative that suggests that the military under President Buhari has not been well-taken care of like it was during their 16 year rule of malfeasance.”
The group said further that a recent report by an American firm making unbacked claims that the recently slain former Chief of Defence Staff, Air Vice Marshal Alex Badeh, was killed to hide corruption under the current Defence leadership was fake news and the handiwork of Mr Brian Ballard, the United States lobbyist Atiku procured at $90,000 a month.
“It is shameful that a former Vice President of Nigeria would procure the service of an American lobby firm to sponsor fake news aimed at attacking the morale and credibility of Nigeria’s Armed Forces.
“This goes to emphasize the fact that Mr Abubakar does not have Nigeria’s interest at heart and must be kept far away from the seat of power. The PDP has nothing to sell to Nigerians; it has a candidate who is notorious for corruption allegations and is distrusted across the globe; asides being the candidate of a party responsible for the pillage of Nigeria’s treasury,” BMO said.
| Politics / 2019: You’re An Agent Of Satan, Fani-kayode Blast Mbaka For Endorsing Buhari by PMBNG(m): 5:59pm On Jan 02, 2019 |
Ejike Mbaka, the spiritual director of Adoration Ministry Enugu, has been blasted for endorsing President Muhammadu Buhari for a second term in office.
The blast is coming from Femi Fani-Kayode, former Aviation Minister who described the cleric as an agent of Satan.
Mr Mbaka, a Catholic priest, had on Tuesday endorsed Mr Buhari who is seeking a second term in office on the platform of the All Progressive Congress, (APC).
Prior to the 2015 election, the cleric had endorsed the APC flag bearer while he was in the opposition.
Buhari who ran the race against an incumbent president defeated former president, Goodluck Jonathan, in the historic election. It was also the first time an opposition candidate would win a presidential election in the country.
Kicking against the cleric’s endorsement, the former minister said he was now convinced Mbaka is of the devil.
He quoted where the cleric said if God did not prefer the president to go back to office, the almighty being would have took the life of the Nigerian leader.
“If God does not want Buhari he could have died”- Father Mbaka.
“Short man devil has spoken! I am convinced beyond all reasonable doubt that this creature from the 7th circle of hell is an agent of satan,” Fani-Kayode said in a tweet on Wednesday.
“He is worse than Rasputin: he thrives on falsehood and reeks of sulphur!” he added.
The former minister is a known critic of the Buhari administration. He attacks virtually anyone who supports the government.
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| Politics / "Buhari Will Still Win" - Ngige Tells Igbos by PMBNG(m): 12:12pm On Jan 02, 2019 |
Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria’s President who is seeking a second term in office will win the 2019 presidential election without the votes of the South East Igbos.
The assertion is coming from Chris Ngige, Labour Minister, who advised the Igbos to make hay while the sun shines.
The minister who described himself as a prophet the people should listen to stated this while addressing stakeholders and candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Anambra on Tuesday.
He is among top officials of the Buhari administration who are promising geo-political zones that their principal will hand over to them should he be re-elected.
At the event, Mr Ngige described the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidates as “deceivers.”
“I’m a prophet the Igbo should listen to. I said it in 2015 and I am saying it again to Ndigbo that Buhari will win the 2019 presidential election convincingly,” the minister said.
“It will be good and in the interest of the Igbo if we give Buhari another four years. By then, it will be ‘a pass and pass out’ for him instead of giving these sugar-coated PDP deceivers the chance to come and destroy and take this country to the precipice again.
“Those who abandoned the party at the last minute, thinking the party would not win any election would live to regret it.
“We should give President Muhammadu Buhari maximum support in the 2019 general elections, that is the only and shortest way to get the presidency for the Igbo,” Ngige added.
Neither the President nor his party, the APC, has made known their position on the promises being made by officials of the government.
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| Politics / Bakare: Empty Treasury Made Buhari To Appoint Ministers Late by PMBNG(m): 10:53am On Jan 02, 2019 |
Tunde Bakare, the general overseer of the Latter Rain Assembly has said empty treasury made President Muhammadu Buhari to appoint ministers lately.
Mr Buhari after he was sworn in as president ran the government without ministers for six months, which economists say was responsible for recession the economy went into.
Mr Bakare’s account differs from that of the presidency which blamed the administration of former president, Goodluck Jonathan, for the delay in constituting the cabinet.
Mr Jonathan, in his new book titled ‘My Transition Hours,’ pushed back the blame.
For the cleric, the president wasted time in constituting his cabinet because there was no money to pay them.
He stated this in a interview he granted Heritage Media in Calgary, Canada.
Bakare said Buhari did not assemble the best cabinet that will turn things around unlike those of his predecessors.
“Development under President Buhari has been slow because as he said, he inherited an empty treasury,” he said.
“For six months, he could not appoint ministers because there was no money to pay them, and little by little, thank God, oil picked up.
“But a person like Obasanjo will now attack him and say, rightly, the price of oil had fallen completely and I met an empty treasury but I didn’t give excuses, I worked.
“But the difference is this, Obasanjo assembled the best, the brightest from across the nations of the earth, economists that knew their onions, to begin to help steer the affairs of the nation, and that is less seen in this administration,” Bakare added.
The cleric also advised the president to deal with alleged corrupt cronies of his administration.
“The allegations by the Nigerian public is that those around the president are also stealing, and some names have been mentioned. You cannot be a clean man surrounded by rogues, if you don’t deal with those rogues, they would colour you with the same tar,” Bakare added.
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| Politics / Re: 2019: Why Buhari Needs To Go For Mental Health Test – Atiku by PMBNG(m): 9:30am On Jan 02, 2019 |
| Politics / 2019: Why Buhari Needs To Go For Mental Health Test – Atiku by PMBNG(m): 9:27am On Jan 02, 2019 |
Days after the Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) called on all presidential candidates to submit themselves for a mental health test, Atiku Abubakar, the 2019 presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has stated why President Muhammadu Buhari needs the test.
Messer Abubakar and Buhari are major presidential candidates for the next year’s election.
The president is seeking a second term in office on the platform of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC).
For the former vice president popularly known as Atiku, the president needs the test because he is completely unaware of happenings around the country.
The PDP flag bearer, in a statement by his spokesman, Paul Ibe, also attacked the performance of the APC candidate saying the president’s only achievement is to supervise Nigerians into poverty.
He listed insecurity, job losses and extreme poverty suffered by 90 million Nigerians as the achievements of the president.
The former vice president criticized the president for claiming on Friday that his adminstration has defeated Boko Haram terrorists while the proscribed group was having a field day in some parts of the country with about 700 soldiers reportedly missing in action.
“Faced with such delusions and obvious denial of reality by President Buhari, it has become expedient to revisit the demand by the Coalition of United Political Parties for all Presidential candidates to submit themselves for a mental health test because clearly someone has badly lost touch with happenings around him,” Atiku’s statement partly read.
The PDP candidate also advised the president to address the corruption allegation involving members of his family.
“And, for the umpteenth time, we call on President Muhammadu Buhari to come clean on the faceless people behind Keystone Bank and Etisalat. Nigerians deserve to know how people who used to beg for N2000 transport money, as revealed by Buhari’s right hand man, Buba Galadima, are now suddenly wealthy enough to acquire multi billion dollar investments.”
While pledging to present himself for the mental health test and advising the president to follow suit, Atiku said he is ready to tackle Buhari in a presidential debate where he would outline is plans to drive away unemployment and fight poverty to a stand still.
| Politics / 2023: Demand Written Agreement From APC, Buhari, Shehu Sani Tells Igbo, Yoruba by PMBNG(m): 4:40pm On Jan 01, 2019 |
Shehu Sani, lawmaker representing Kaduna Central at the Senate has advised geo-political zones promised the presidential ticket of the All Progressive Congress (APC) to demand a written agreement.
Mr Sani gave the advise on Tuesday while weighing in on the controversy surrounding which region takes over the presidency from incumbent president, Muhammadu Buhari who is the 2019 flag bearer of the APC.
Top officials of the Buhari administration, in a bid to get their principal who seeks a second term in office re-elected, has severally promised two geo-political zones that Mr Buhari was going to hand over to them if they get re-elect the APC candidate.
The promised was made to the South East region predominantly Igbos and the South West of the Yoruba race.
While Boss Mustapha, Secretary to Government of the Federation and Chris Ngige, Labour Minister, made the promise to the Igbo race, Yemi Osinabjo, Vice President and Babatunde Fashola, Works Minister, made the pledge to the Yoruba race.
While the controversy raged, Olusegun Obasanjo, former president, making his own contribution, advised the people of the South East to be weary ot the ruling APC as the party cannot be trusted.
Obasanjo advised the Igbos to throw their weight behind Atiku Abubakar and his running mate, Peter Obi. Messrs Abubakar and Obi are presidential candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Giving his own advise, the Kaduna lawmaker advised which ever region being promised the presidency to demand a written agreement from Buhari and his party.
Sani said the agreement must be signed in the presence of well known religious and traditional office holders.
“If they promise your geopolitical zone political power in 2023,demand for a written irreversible & irrevocable agreement,signed by their presidential candidates & party chieftains & witnessed by respected traditional & religious leaders,” the lawmaker said in a tweet.
He added that gentleman agreement is a hoax & a mirage.
Neither the president nor his party the APC has weighed in since the controversy raged.
| Religion / Re: 2019: Mbaka Tells Nigerians To Brace Up For More Difficult Times by PMBNG(m): 8:34am On Jan 01, 2019 |
Is Mbaka tactically supporting Buhari?
Is it this kind of one-sided corruption war that he calls fight against corruption?
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| Religion / 2019: Mbaka Tells Nigerians To Brace Up For More Difficult Times by PMBNG(m): 8:33am On Jan 01, 2019 |
Ejike Mbaka, the spiritual director of Adoration Ministry, Enugu State has called on Nigerians to brace up for more difficult times in year 2019.
Mr Mbaka, a Catholic priest, made the call on Tuesday in a new year message to Nigerians.
The cleric was reported by Sun Newspaper to have admonished Nigerians to pray in other to avert what he described as ‘impending unimaginable difficulty’ in the new year.
“He said that the type of difficulty the country is going to face is such that has not been witnessed in its 58 years history,” the paper said in a report.
However, Mbaka called on Nigerians to support the fight against corruption of the present Muhammadu Buhari administration.
He said the Catholic Church supports the fight against corruption and that was why she created ‘prayers against bribery and corruption’.
“A President that is fighting corruption needs to be supported”, Mbaka was quoted as saying.