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I have been privileged to interview quite a number of world leaders in the course of my journalism career. These include President Olusegun Obasanjo, President Ketumile Masire of Botswana, President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua, Commonwealth Secretary General Shridath Ramphal, UN Secretary General Kofi Annan etc. not to talk of holding the microphone across the world in the presence of countless Presidents in my then capacity as President Goodluck Jonathan’s spokesperson
The amnesty programme was established in 2009 by the federal government during the tenure of the late President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua and it was focused on the disarmament, demobilisation, and reintegration (DDR) of ex-militants in the Niger Delta.
Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom on Saturday described Gov. Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna as a sycophant, ethnic champion and religious bigot who hates anyone who does not share the same faith with him.
With the Plateau PDP house still in disarray, no thanks to the disputed state congress already set aside by the courts, the contest for the 2023 governorship ticket is rife and raging in closets and cleavages, with some of the party wigs insisting that relatively young aspirants be favoured to emerge to avoid the ‘mistake’ of 2019 which grated on the Party’s electoral appeal and fortunes leading to its shock loss of chance to recapture power.
Former President Goodluck Jonathan, last night, described a former governor of Niger State, Dr. Babangida Aliyu, as a despicable fellow, who resorted to lies and half-truths to try to remain politically relevant.
The former governor of Niger State, Dr. Muazu Babangida Aliyu yesterday painted a detailed picture of the role played by all the governors of the 19 northern states, including those of the then ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in denying former President Goodluck Jonathan a second term in 2015.
A former President of the Senate, Senator David Mark, has charged Nigerians to bury their religious and ethnic differences and come together to establish a common front against forces threatening the peaceful coexistence of the people.
Nigeria Equity Group, a political interest organisation, has said it is working on a consensus deal that will ensure that a Christian from the south emerges as the next president of the country.
Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, has disclosed that Nigeria has lost $235 million due to the long delay in the passage of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB).
Though, former president Goodluck Jonathan yesterday debunked media speculations about his rumoured interest in the 2023 presidential election, he failed to emphatically rule himself out of the race.
Ngozika Ihuoma, first defence witness (DW1), on Monday, told the Federal High Court, Abuja, that Abdulrasheed Maina, uncovered monumental fraud when he was the Chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT).
The Arewa Youth Consultative Forum( AYCF), has sounded a word of warning to a political leader of the South West who has been engineering violence and arson in order to further his 2023 ambition and vowed to expose him if the killings is allowed to happen again.
Former Federal Commissioner for Information and South South Leader, Chief Edwin Clark, has pleaded with President Muhammadu Buhari to as a matter of urgency, restore peace and trust to the country.
The non-governmental organisation, Save the Children International (SCI), has admonished the Katsina State Government and other critical stakeholders to put machinery in motion to ensure the speedy implementation of the recent passed Child Protection Law in the state.
Seventeen years after the presentation of the Child Right Protection Bill by the Katsina State Government to the state House of Assembly and subsequent agitation for its passage by civil society organizations (CSOs), non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and human right activists, lawmakers in the Assembly finally passed the bill into law on Wednesday.
Those physically present at the Council Chambers with the president include Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, Secretary to Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha and Chief of Staff to the President, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari and National Security Adviser, retired Maj-Gen. Babagana Monguno.
Nigeria has scored a victory in its endeavour to overturn a $10 billion judgement awarded against it in a case against Process and Industrial Developments (P&ID).
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.
More than 40 countries urged China on Tuesday to allow the U.N. human rights chief immediate access to Xinjiang region to look into reports that more than a million people have been unlawfully detained there, some subjected to torture or forced labour.
Lionel Messi earned a record-equalling 147th cap for Argentina as they progressed to the Copa America quarter-finals with victory over Paraguay.
Egyptian TikTok influencer Haneen Hossam will appeal a 10-year prison sentence handed down by a Cairo court that found her guilty of human trafficking, her lawyer said on Monday.
The chairperson of Eti Osa local government, Rafiu Olatunji, has died on Monday night at his Sangotedo residence. He died from a long-term illness.
He said: “There’s actually no part of the country that has not been impacted positively in the areas of infrastructure, agriculture and economic support initiative based on peculiarities of the regions.”
Gunmen, on Tuesday, invaded the old Township Stadium in Jos, Plateau State otherwise known as Rwang Pam stadium and shot dead an Assistant Stadium Manager, Isa Garuba.
According to The Liverpool Echo, Everton remain reluctant to agree to the 24-year-old playing in Tokyo and so it looks unlikely he will get his wish to play in the tournament.
Troops of the Nigerian Armed Forces have successfully rescued three more students and one staffer of the Federal Government College, Yauri, Kebbi State.
Unlike the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that boasted to rule Nigeria for 60 years, Nigeria’s foremost human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN) yesterday disclosed that the All Progressives Congress (APC) had perfected plans to rule the country indefinitely.
Some residents of Bauchi metropolis have expressed concerned over the erratic power supply in the area.