Buhari’s: Minister of State Foreign Affairs, Khadijat Abba-Ibrahim resigns

The Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Khadija Ibrahim, has resigned her appointment to run for election as a member of the House of Representatives in the February 16 general elections. Mrs Ibrahim is running to represent Damaturu/Tarmuwa/Gujba/Gulani Federal Constituency of Yobe State. She defeated her son-in-law, Mohammed Ibrahim, to emerge as the candidate of the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) for the election. She … Continue reading Buhari’s: Minister of State Foreign Affairs, Khadijat Abba-Ibrahim resigns

Buhari, Atiku tango over killing of soldiers in Borno

By Emmanuel Aziken, Political Editor, Dirisu Yakubu & Omeiza Ajayi •Buhari insensitive to plight of soldiers — Atiku •Atiku politicising national tragedy — Buhari •Investigate killing of soldiers, PDP tells NASS •Metele attack, an isolated case – Presidency ABUJA—The nationwide solemnity arising from the killing of more than 100 Nigerian soldiers by Boko Haram in Melete, Borno State, was yesterday breached by the exchange of … Continue reading Buhari, Atiku tango over killing of soldiers in Borno

Fears as S-East govs shun Atiku’s installation

South East governors and other major political office-holders, yesterday, stayed away from the installation of former Vice President and Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, as Waziri Adamawa in Yola, Adamawa State, sparking fears of  apparent disaffection within the party. There had been mutterings over the approach of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar to South-East political office holders in the … Continue reading Fears as S-East govs shun Atiku’s installation

Senator Akpabio: I did not defect to APC

Former governor of Akwa Ibom State, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has clarified that he did not defect to the All Progressives Congress, APC, but only moved to the party. Akpabio said he was surprised that the same people who founded the ruling party were the ones pulling it down. The former Governor, who represents Akwa Ibom North-West at the National Assembly, told Vanguard that the same … Continue reading Senator Akpabio: I did not defect to APC

EPL: Chelsea give condition for signing Martial from Manchester United

Chelsea are interested in Manchester United star, Anthony Martial and will move for the Frenchman in January, if they can offload one of their own forwards. Martial is out of contract at the end of the season and the 22-year-old recently rejected a new deal from United. Chelsea are interested in Manchester United star, Anthony Martial and will move for the Frenchman in January, if … Continue reading EPL: Chelsea give condition for signing Martial from Manchester United

Unsolicited messages: 12 million subscribers report telcos to NCC

About 12 million telecommunications subscribers have asked service providers not to disturb them with unsolicited text messages and calls, the Nigerian Communications Commission has said. Executive Vice Chairman at NCC, Prof. Umar Danbatta, said this when he met with Kano actors and film makers (popularly known as Kannywood) in Kano, according to a statement made available to our correspondent in Abuja on Tuesday. The NCC … Continue reading Unsolicited messages: 12 million subscribers report telcos to NCC

Agbakoba: Buhari’s govt, worst in Nigeria’s history

A former president of Nigerian Bar Association, Dr Olisa Agbakoba (SAN), has said President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration is the worst in the history of Nigeria. Agbakoba, who is one of the leaders of the National Intervention Movement, on Tuesday described the almost four years under Buhari as locust years, saying the Coalition of United Political Parties was determined to save the country by bringing Buhari’s … Continue reading Agbakoba: Buhari’s govt, worst in Nigeria’s history

ASUU STRIKE: SELL THE UNIVERSITIES

National President of ASUU, Prof Abiodun Ogunyemi I will never stop singing this song. This is the only solution. Privatize them and all will be well. People will be saying if they do that, the cost of tertiary education will go up. It’s not true; students are already paying exorbitant fees illegally. They are buying handouts, settling to be registered, paying not to be sexually … Continue reading ASUU STRIKE: SELL THE UNIVERSITIES

Atiku Speaks as service chiefs attend Buhari’s campaign launch

Pictures of service chiefs at President Muhammadu Buhari’s campaign rally tagged ‘Next Level’ have become a source of worry for the Atiku Abubakar Campaign Organisation, a spokesman for the organisation has said. Photos of some service chiefs, including the Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Gabriel Olonisakin; the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Abubakar Sadique; and Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok-Ete Ibas at … Continue reading Atiku Speaks as service chiefs attend Buhari’s campaign launch

2019 Election: Ezekwesili, Sowore Warn Nigerians Against Voting Buhari, Atiku

Two main rivals of President Muhammadu Buhari and former Vice President Atiku Abubakar in the race for the 2019 presidency have warned Nigerians against choosing either of the two veteran presidential candidates. Newsstream understands that Omoyele Sowore of the African Action Congress (AAC) and Oby Ezekwesili of Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN)  described the two front runners as failed participants in Nigeria’s democratic history. According to a statement on Monday, Mr Sowore spoke … Continue reading 2019 Election: Ezekwesili, Sowore Warn Nigerians Against Voting Buhari, Atiku

APC’s roadmap ahead of the 2019 elections, the ‘Next Level’ by Buhari

As the campaign season for the 2019 elections officially kicks off today, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has released its roadmap. The roadmap themed Next Level is geared toward seeking re-election across all thirty-six state of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory. See below full text of the APC Roadmap below: Four years ago, we promised Nigerians real change – in what we do … Continue reading APC’s roadmap ahead of the 2019 elections, the ‘Next Level’ by Buhari

South Africa vs Nigeria: Four things we learnt as Super Eagles qualify for AFCON 2019

Super Eagles technical adviser, Gernot Rohr has explained why his side played a 1-1 draw with South Africa in Saturday’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON, qualifying fixture at the BFN Stadium in Johannesburg. An own goal from South Africa defender, Buhle Mkhwanazi, and a strike from striker, Lebo Mothiba ensured both sides got a point. Rohr said his side drew with South Africa because … Continue reading South Africa vs Nigeria: Four things we learnt as Super Eagles qualify for AFCON 2019

APC gov insulted Oshiomhole before Buhari

Despite last Saturday’s statement by the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole that his encounter with the Department of State Security Services, DSS, was not an arrest as being speculated, Vanguard learned that the forces against him were unfazed in the resolve to achieve preconceived objectives. Already, exclusive reports by some influential online platforms had indicated that the DSS in its report … Continue reading APC gov insulted Oshiomhole before Buhari

Court: Kachikwu’s appointment absolves Buhari of blame as president/oil minister

The Federal High Court in Abuja has declared that President Muhammadu Buhari cannot legally double as the Minister of Petroleum Resources. The court made the declaration on Thursday while giving judgment in a suit filed last year by a former President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Dr. Olisa Agbakoba (SAN). Agbakoba had, in the suit, urged the court to restrain Buhari from continuing to hold … Continue reading Court: Kachikwu’s appointment absolves Buhari of blame as president/oil minister

I’ll sell 90% of NNPC if elected, Atiku vows

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, says he will sell the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation and retain just 10 per cent of the company for the Federal Government. Atiku said this in an interview with The African Report, a monthly publication. Atiku, who presided over the National Council on Privatisation during his tenure as vice-president, said the NNPC was supposed to have … Continue reading I’ll sell 90% of NNPC if elected, Atiku vows