Yes, Buhari has won a war but has created another: Let’s say it, this Change is clueless!

By Femi Ojo   Our people wanted a new political life, so they embraced the political chant of ‘change’ and punitively rejected the then ruling false-hearted political party of transformation at the presidential polls in 2015.But almost two years down the line, in the life of the administration of change, Nigerians can see the difference clearly and how dwindling the economic lives of majority of the masses of our people have become.   Today, it is crystal clear that the political gospel of change by the current administration is not…

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Akeredolu Speaks out ahead of inauguration, says “I’ve not authorized anyone to collect money from public on my behalf”

PRESS STATEMENT It has come to our notice that some unscrupulous elements are approaching members of the public, particularly highly placed Nigerians both in Private and Public Offices within and outside Nigeria, through Text Messages, Phone calls, and Letters purportedly emanating from the Governor-Elect of Ondo State, Mr. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu SAN, soliciting them for financial support and monetary contributions towards our Inauguration Ceremonies on the 24th February, 2017.   This is a blatant lie and an outright case of fraud, impersonation and obtaining under false pretence. It is embarrassing, fraudulent,…

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PDP Crisis: Court sacks pro-Fayose exco in Ekiti

  The Federal High Court in Ado Ekiti has sacked the Ekiti state working committee of the Peoples Democratic Party, led by Gboyega Oguntuase, and declared the faction led by Williams Ajayi as the authentic one.   Mr. Oguntuase’s faction is loyal to the state governor, Ayodele Fayose, while Mr. Ajayi’s group is loyal to Buruji Kashamu, the PDP senator representing Ogun East.   The court asked members of the Oguntuase-led committee to vacate office because their election was not approved by the National Working Committee of the party.  …

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Magu: Senate says Buhari didn’t clarify concerns raised

The Senate has officially reacted to President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-nomination of Mr. Ibrahim Magu as the chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, stating that the President failed to respond to security issues raised about the earlier nomination.   Senate spokesman, Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi, who disclosed this to journalists at a press briefing after the day’s plenary session, however added that Magu will be subjected to the legislative procedures of the Senate.   On the SGF, Babachir Lawal, the upper legislative chamber said it stands by the…

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Tension as Police arrest 2 UNILAG students, Manhandle Sahara Reporters Publisher inside convocation hall

Tension as Police arrest 2 UNILAG students, manhandle Sahara Reporters Publisher inside convocation hall   The Police in Lagos state have arrested two students of the University of Lagos for allegedly protesting against the Vice Chancellor, Professsor Rahaman Bello with a view to disrupting the convocation week.   The Publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore who led the students into the campus was also bungled out of the institution.   The Commissioner of Police, Mr Fatai Owoseni, who confirmed the arrest to newsmen on Tuesday, said the leader of the…

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Council extends Acting VC’s tenure at Ife

The newly constituted Governing Council of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, has extended the tenure of the Acting Vice-Chancellor of the university, Prof. Anthony Elujoba.   The Chairman of the Council, Dr. Yemi Ogunbiyi, announced this at a news conference after inspecting some facilities in the university on Tuesday. He did not say how long he would act.   According to him, the council has approved the Senate’s recommendation for the extension of the tenure of the acting vice-chancellor, adding that the process of selecting  a substantive vice-chancellor has also begun.…

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Anambra 2017: Soludo, Ifeanyi Ubha, Andy Ubah, 10 others indicate interest for APC ticket

A former CBN Governor, Prof. Charles Soludo and twelve other aspirants have indicated interest to contest for the All Progressives Congress (APC) ticket in the forthcoming Anambra governorship election. Mr Emeka Ibe, Chairman of the party in the state, made this known to newsmen on Tuesday in Awka. He stressed that there would be no automatic ticket for any aspirant, adding that they would all participate in the state`s primaries to emerge as candidate for the election. “We will give all aspirants equal playing ground. There is no special interest…

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Lawmakers hold Mimiko to ransom as gov sends 38 bills to ODHA

A standoff has ensued between Governor Olusegun Mimiko and members of the Ondo State House of Assembly over 38 new bills sent to the Assembly by the governor.   The 38 new bills, which cover some of the activities, finances and policies of the govt in recent years, were sent to the lawmakers to pass into law before the end of the tenure of the governor.   The governor’s tenure ends on February 23, 2017 while Rotimi Akeredolu of the APC takes over on 24th.   However, in a Parliament…

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Aubameyang blames poor preparation for AFCON exit

Gabon captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang blamed the Africa Cup of Nations hosts’ turbulent preparation for their group-stage exit. A goalless draw with Cameroon put the Panthers out at the first hurdle on Sunday, after they had played out 1-1 ties with Guinea-Bissau and Burkina Faso. Aubameyang scored each of his country’s goals in the tournament but a costly miss from point-blank range could come back to haunt the Borussia Dortmund man. Jose Antonio Camacho was only hired as Gabon’s coach in December after Jorge Costa was fired and the transition under…

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