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An Emeritus Professor of Political Science, University of Ibadan, Prof. John Ayoade has said the Federal Republic of Nigeria, as currently being referred to, is neither federal nor republic.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has said that former Gov. Rashidi Ladoja was impeached and removed as governor of Oyo State for being ungrateful to Chief Lamidi Adedibu and Chief Yekinni Adeojo.
Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, and his Kaduna State counterpart, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, have called for the devolution of powers to states.
A Civil Society Organisation, Citizens Action for Good Governance, CAGG, Friday, condemned former President Olusegun Obasanjo, on a statement made over President Muhammadu Buhari, on the #EndSARS protests in the country.
Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to President Muhammadu Buhari, says former President Olusegun Obasanjo commended Buhari’s speech on the #EndSARS protests last night.
Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Amaechi, said, yesterday, that the Federal Government was set to apply for a $11 billion loan to construct Lagos to Calabar rail.
Fasoranti who stated this in Akure, Ondo State capital, during the launch of his book titled “My Life, My Legacy (Service with Integrity and Excellence), to mark his 94th birthday, complained about the continued insecurity in the country, unemployment, famine and other challenges confronting the country seem to be eroding the root of the Nigerian nation.
The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, says President Muhammadu Buhari inherited a terribly divided country from his predecessor, Goodluck Jonathan, in 2015.
According to Soyinka “I am notoriously no fan of Olusegun Obasanjo, General, twice former president and co-architect with other past leaders of the crumbling edifice that is still generously called Nigeria. I have no reasons to change my stance on his record. Nonetheless, I embrace the responsibility of calling attention to any accurate reading of this nation from whatever source, as a contraption teetering on the very edge of total collapse.”
The All Progressives Congress (APC), has said that political actors that midwifed national rot cannot chart a way forward for the country.
The Presidency on Sunday came down hard on former President Olusegun Obasanjo over his Thursday’s comment on the state of the nation, describing him as the country’s ‘Divider-in-Chief.’
The government’s response may not be unconnected to ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo’s recent statement that the country was fast drifting to a failed and badly divided state.
The Pan Niger Delta Forum has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to revisit the 2014 national conference report and use the recommendations to move Nigeria forward.
Femi Adesina, Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to President Muhammadu Buhari, says only his principal has enough confidence to confront former President Olusegun Obasanjo and tell him his honest opinion on things.
This came as the Federal Government, yesterday, said despite the N2.3 trillion Economic Stimulus Plan put in place to contain impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on the economy, there is the possibility that the third quarter, 2020 (Q3’20) Gross Domestic Product, GDP, growth rate will be negative, while the economy will relapse into a recession.
Former Ambassador to, Denmark, Finland, and Norway, Dr Godknows Igali, on Wednesday, declared intention to contest in the forthcoming Bayelsa Central Senatorial Bye-election in Bayelsa State.
Human Rights lawyer, Femi Falana, SAN, has condemned the condolence message of former President Olusegun Obasanjo, noting that he should stop insulting the collective intelligence of the Nigerian people.
Former vice president and the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 general election, Atiku Abubakar, Sunday said that the President Mohammadu Buhari led government and the All Progressives Congress (APC) must apologise to Nigerians and make an admittance of guilt for taking the country through the throes of subjugation to another country.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo ha described the late Mallam Ismaila Isa-Funtua as rare breed individual who made quality contributions to the development of the Federal Capital Territory and his administration between 1999-2007.
Suspended Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, yesterday appeared before the Presidential panel probing him over allegations raised by Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, for the sixth time.
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Some gunmen in the early hours of Monday attacked the Iboko Divisional Police Station in Izzi Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, Nigeria’s South-east.
A source in the community told newsmen that the victim simply identified as Chinwendu visited the suspect from her village, Ohabele in Obosima community in Ohaji/ Egbema LGA of the state after returning from Aba in Abia state.
FIFA have asked three candidates to back South Africa’s Patrice Motsepe in the upcoming Confederation of African Football (CAF) presidential election, a source close to one of the candidates told AFP.
Manchester City are in another battle with stats boffins Opta over Pep Guardiola’s managerial record.
According to him, “if after 50 years of Nigeria/Biafra civil war and political power brokers do not find it expediently urgent to close this monumental gap of inequality by giving a sense of belonging to the South-East region of Nigeria, then Ndigbo Republic (NR) is inevitable and I will lead the struggle of its actualisation.”
The Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed, said the federal government would draw a supplementary budget in March to cover the cost of COVID-19 vaccinations.
Jamaican sprinter Yohan Blake, has revealed his anti-Coronavirus vaccine stance, claiming he would rather miss the Tokyo 2020 Olympics than get the jab.
The Apapa Area Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) said its officers tracked two containers with Tramadol from India to Togo and finally to Nigeria.g
Watford defender William Troost-Ekong insists automatic promotion to the Premier League remains the club’s main target this season.
Five-time world champions are one of three top seeds for today’s draw along with host nations Morocco and defending champions Cameroon.