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Ekweremadu condemns Guinea Coup, calls for Conde’s reinstatement
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Ekweremadu condemns Guinea Coup, calls for Conde’s reinstatement

Former Speaker of the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS Parliament, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has condemned in totality the military coup d’état in the Republic of Guinea, which ousted President Alpha Conde, describing it as a “huge setback for democracy in West Africa that must not be allowed to stand”. Ekweremadu said that while leaders must work hard to enhance democratic governance and freedoms in the sub region, experience clearly showed that unconstitutional change of government had never been the answer either. In a statement by his media adviser, Uche Anichukwu, on Monday, Ekweremadu, who chaired the ECOWAS Parliament’s Ad Hoc Committee on the Political Situation in Niger Republic and Republic of Guinea in 2009, called on ECOWAS leaders and the international com...
You are already a failure – PDP mocks President Buhari
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You are already a failure – PDP mocks President Buhari

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has reacted to the statement made by President Buhari that he doesn't want to leave office as a failure. Recall that the President said this on Thursday, August 19, while meeting with the security chiefs. Reacting to his comment, PDP in a statement released by its publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, said "President Buhari is already a failure in governance and will leave a failure," adding that his ''attempt at political damage control cannot help his fizzling All Progressives Congress (APC)''. The PDP in the statement described the comment by President Buhari that he will not leave office as a failure as “medicine after death” adding that as "long as he is a product of the corrupt, inept, directionless and anti-people APC, he will leave ...
APC and the PDP do not mean reform, all those who are said to be thieves defected to APC and nothing happened to them – Jega
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APC and the PDP do not mean reform, all those who are said to be thieves defected to APC and nothing happened to them – Jega

; Former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Attahiru Muhammad Jega has asked Nigerians not to trust the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) on the reform they have continously promised. Jega in an interview on BBC Hausa asked Nigerians to consider another alternative while alleging that all those who are said to be thieves and will be punished because they stole under PDP, defected to the APC and nothing happened to them. He said;    “Both the APC and the PDP have ruled the country but all we have seen, they do not mean reform. If you look at the fight against corruption, all the people who are said to be thieves and will be punished because they stole under PDP, they have now defected to the APC...
Amanda Staveley consortium remains hopeful of buying Newcastle
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Amanda Staveley consortium remains hopeful of buying Newcastle

Amanda Staveley's consortium remains hopeful of buying Newcastle United. The Evening Chronicle says Staveley's husband Mehrdad Ghodoussi has called upon the fan-led review into football to scrutinise the ongoing Newcastle United takeover saga. Ghodoussi and Staveley have twice tried to buy the Magpies through their firm PCP Capital Partners, and came close to doing so last year alongside Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund and the billionaire Reuben brothers. Frustrated Toon owner Mike Ashley remains determined to revive the deal, and is currently pursuing action on two legal fronts against the Premier League. Tracey Crouch is chairing the fan-led review into football governance and Ghodoussi posted to social media today: "Delay tactics, zero transparency. Fans deserve better...
Yoruba Nation now, Yoruba nation now now – Igboho says as he thanks protesters
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Yoruba Nation now, Yoruba nation now now – Igboho says as he thanks protesters

Sunday Igboho has recorded a video in which he thanked a particular set of people that came out yesterday to demand a Yoruba nation. Truth is most people we saw that protested are the ones demanding a better governance from the Buhari-led administration. Igboho says some also came out to demand a Yoruba nation. In the video recorded, he thanked them as he threw kisses at them. Make una catch your kiss o, if you were part of those who marched for a Yoruba nation.
Police fire tear gas at protesters in Lagos
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Police fire tear gas at protesters in Lagos

Men of the Lagos State Police Command on Saturday morning fired tear gas canisters at the protesters gathered at the Gani Fawehinmi Park in Lagos, venue of the June 12 Democracy Day protest. The protesters were demanding an end to bad governance when they were tear-gassed by the security operatives. Recall police had already warned against protests across the Federation.
Police allegedly teargas June 12 protesters in Abuja
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Police allegedly teargas June 12 protesters in Abuja

The police in Abuja this morning allegedly fired teargas canisters to disperse June 12 protesters in the Gudu area of the Federal Capital Territory.   The protesters had gathered at the area at about 8.30am this morning to protest against what they described as bad governance by the Buhari-led government.   Punch reports that the protesters, who chanted “Buhari must go”, “Say no to injustice”, amongst other solidarity phrases, took to their heels and scampered for safety when the security operatives stormed the area and fired the teargas canisters.  
Governor Abiodun Suspends aide Arrested in the US for $350k Unemployment Benefit Fraud
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Governor Abiodun Suspends aide Arrested in the US for $350k Unemployment Benefit Fraud

The Ogun state governor, Dapo Abiodun, has suspended his Senior Special Assistant (SSA) on Special Duties, Abidemi Rufai, following his arrest in New York by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) over his alleged involvement in $350,000 unemployment benefits fraud. The United States Department of Justice on Monday, May 17, announced Rufai's arrest. In a statement released by his Chief Press Secretary, Kunle Somorin, Governor Abiodun said the news of his aide’s involvement in fraud is disturbing. The statement in part reads “We received the very disturbing news of the arrest of one of the governor’s political appointees, Mr Abidemi Rufai in New York over alleged unemployment benefits and fraud in the United States, this morning. While the Gov...
APC has Dragged Nigeria 50 Years Backwards – Governor Nyesom Wike
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APC has Dragged Nigeria 50 Years Backwards – Governor Nyesom Wike

Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, has said the All Progressives Congress (APC) which is the ruling party, has dragged Nigeria 50 years backwards due to its "abysmal performance." The governor said this when the Vice President of Rotary Club of Port Harcourt, Obiageli Ejezie, led other leaders of the association to the Government House, Port Harcourt, to confer on him the “2019/2020 Good Governance Award” for his outstanding achievements in project execution in Rivers. Speaking to the delegation in his office, Governor Wike said in 2015, the APC convinced Nigerians that they were going to offer better governance than former President Goodluck Jonathan. He said going by the results of the APC since it came into power in 2015, Nigeria has only being retrogressing under the its lea...
Let us Work Together to Make Nigeria a Better Place – Gov Fayemi tells Nigerian youths planning to relocate to Canada
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Let us Work Together to Make Nigeria a Better Place – Gov Fayemi tells Nigerian youths planning to relocate to Canada

Ekiti state governor, Kayode Fayemi, has asked Nigerian youths longing to relocate to Canada to reconsider their plans and stay back to help make Nigeria a better place. According to him, youths should organize themselves on how to “kick out” the All Progressives Congress (APC) from office in 2023 if they are not satisfied with its governance style. Governor Fayemi said this while speaking at ‘The Platform’, an annual programme organised by Covenant Christian Centre today May 1. Speaking to Nigerians seeking to relocate, Fayemi sai “Don’t succumb to despondency, there is a lot to hail in this country. There is a lot to frustrate you, a lot to want to make you give up and pick that visa and go to Canada. I know it (Canada) is a popular destination but you know what? There i...
May Day: Workers’ conditions have worsened under Buhari, say ASUU, Atiku
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May Day: Workers’ conditions have worsened under Buhari, say ASUU, Atiku

The University of Ibadan chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, and a former Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar, on Friday, lamented the plight of Nigerian workers, saying their conditions had worsened under the regime of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd). ASUU said corruption and insecurity were the trademarks of the Buhari. The ASUU Chairman, UI, Prof Ayoola Akinwole, in a statement to mark the International Workers’ Day on Saturday (today), said the workers’ conditions had worsened under Buhari. The statement titled ‘Buhari-led administration: The real enemy of Nigerian workers’ urged all workers to rise in defence of the dignity of labour and “resist the flagrant disregard for human rights and the rule of law in the country.” “We must resist the...
Nigeria Ranked Third-worst in Global Good Governance index
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Nigeria Ranked Third-worst in Global Good Governance index

At the inaugural Chandler Good Government (CGGI) Index launched on Monday April 26 in Singapore, Nigeria was ranked the third-worst in global good governance index. 34 indicators which are organized into seven pillars: leadership and foresight; robust laws and policies; strong institutions; financial stewardship; attractive marketplace; global influence and reputation; and helping people rise are used in the ranking which taps into 50 publicly available global data sources such as the World Trade Organisation, United Nations and World Bank. Nigeria scored 0.319 points to sit at 102 out of 104 countries on the league table which measures 104 governments’ effectiveness and capabilities in almost 90 per cent of the world’s population. Finland topped the table with 0.848 points ah...
Centralised Policing System is not Working – Governor Oyetola
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Centralised Policing System is not Working – Governor Oyetola

Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun state has joined the call for a decentralised policing system. Speaking at the 2nd Annual Colloquium of the Sultan Maccido Institute for Peace, Leadership and Development Studies at University of Abuja, Oyetola averred that the current centralised policing system is no longer working. Acknowledging the federal government's effort in tackling insecurity in the country, Oyetola said constitutional provision that assigns the role of Chief Security Officer to governors ought to have provided corresponding empowerment and control of the security agencies to the same governors to enable them to perform their responsibilities effectively. The Osun state Governor who stressed that Amotekun is a child of necessity, noted that security, governance, and s...
‘Insecurity, Corruption, inetitude, Nepotism and Mal-administration is the Hallmark of the Buhari Administration’ – Dino Melaye
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‘Insecurity, Corruption, inetitude, Nepotism and Mal-administration is the Hallmark of the Buhari Administration’ – Dino Melaye

Dino Melaye is of the opinion that there is no longer governance in Nigeria. According to the Senator, insecurity, ineptitude, corruption has become the hallmark of the Buhari administration.   He shared this thought on his Twitter handle this morning.   It reads ''There is no longer governance in Government in Nigeria. Insecurity, Corruption, inetitude, Nepotism and Mal-administration is the Hallmark of the Buhari Administration. We export crude oil only to import refined products of crude oil, export coffee only to import chocolate, we export Timber and import Furnitures including toothpick. Etc. In an unjust society silence is a crime. Wake up Nigeria!!!
Why Nigeria’s Governance Problem Hasn’t Been Solved – Bishop Kukah
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Why Nigeria’s Governance Problem Hasn’t Been Solved – Bishop Kukah

The bishop of the archdiocese of Sokoto, Matthew Kukah, has said that the delivery of governance in the country has been stalled due to “accidental leadership” with no proper succession plans. He said the men who have ruled the country since independence came to power without being prepared to solve the nation’s challenges. “Buhari had already said after he tried in 2011 ‘I’m done. I’m no longer interested.’ Yar’Adua had already said ‘I’m done. I want to go back to the classroom.’ Obasanjo was brought from prison to (become president),” he said. Mr Kukah spoke Sunday at a virtual session titled “Cast without a plot,” where he fielded questions from panelists on the issues around governance, leadership, develop-ment and security in the country. The event was moderated by Toyin Fal...
Nigeria Needs A Decentralized Police, 22 States Ready For Ranching – Osinbajo
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Nigeria Needs A Decentralized Police, 22 States Ready For Ranching – Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has restated his call for the establishment of State Police in Nigeria. The VP spoke on Saturday at an International Conference on Patriotism, Security, Governance and National Development. The event was organized by the Global Patriot Newspaper in collaboration with the Nigerian Consulate in New York and the Nigerian in Diaspora Organisation (NIDO), New Jersey chapter. Osinbajo said the task of nation-building was exerting, especially in a multi-ethnic and multi-religious nation. The Vice President urged citizens to accept that there is a need for greater decentralization of the Police Force. “I have been a frequent advocate of state policing and I believe this certainly must be the way we must go.” He said the National Assembly is in a p...
Ambode Left Agege-Pen Cinema Bridge At 20% Completion – Sanwo-Olu
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Ambode Left Agege-Pen Cinema Bridge At 20% Completion – Sanwo-Olu

In line with our Strategic Transport Master Plan, I commissioned the 1.4km dual carriage Pen Cinema Flyover Bridge and Ramp with 5 adjoining network of roads today. It was great to stand before Lagosians to celebrate the delivery of this landmark project, which reflects our administration’s belief in the principle of continuity in governance. When our administration was inaugurated, this project was at about 20% completion stage. With the delivery of this bridge, which is complemented with traffic signalisation and drainage channels, we have resolved the perennial traffic arising from huge human and vehicular movement from Agege-Pen Cinema Intersection towards Abule Egba, Fagba, Oke Koto and Iyana Ipaja.
NDDC: Time For Politics Is Over, This Is A Time For Governance – Uzodinma
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NDDC: Time For Politics Is Over, This Is A Time For Governance – Uzodinma

The Governor of Imo State, Senator Hope Uzodinma, has called on all stakeholders in the Niger Delta to work with the Niger Delta Development Commission in its efforts to develop the region. Senator Uzodinma was speaking when the Interim Administrator of the interventionist agency, Mr. Efiong Akwa, led a team of the Commission’s directors on a courtesy visit to Government House, Owerri. The governor lamented that over the years, politics had impeded the delivery of NDDC's projects and programmes, and advised Niger Deltans not to allow politics and sentiments to slow down the development of Nigerias oil-rich region. He.charged stakeholders to shun politics and embrace good governance. He declared: "The time for politics is over. This is a time for governance." Senator Uzodinma l...
Nigerians Absolutely Enjoy and Believe they Deserve to be Poorly Governed – Oby Ezekwesili
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Nigerians Absolutely Enjoy and Believe they Deserve to be Poorly Governed – Oby Ezekwesili

Former Presidential candidate, Oby Ezekwesili has stated that Nigerians are not yet ready for good governance. In a tweet she shared, the former Minister of Education said Nigerians absolutely enjoy and believe they deserve to be poorly governed, and politicians understand this. Ezekwesili added that when citizens are ready, it will end. She tweeted; I will repeat it yet again. Citizens of Nigeria are not yet ready for Good Governance. They absolutely enjoy and believe they deserve to be poorly governed. The Politicians know this and dish Bad Governance in large doses to them. When citizens are ready, it will end.
Governance Under Buhari Has Been Very Poor & Disappointing – Prof Attahiru Jega
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Governance Under Buhari Has Been Very Poor & Disappointing – Prof Attahiru Jega

Attahiru Jega, former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has described the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari as “very disappointing.” In an interview with Daily Trust, Jega said the current administration has performed below the expectations of “so many Nigerians”. Jega served as Nigeria’s electoral umpire from 2010 to 2015, following his appointment by former President Goodluck Jonathan. He remains the only INEC chairman that has presided over two general elections in Nigeria — in 2011 and 2015, when Jonathan lost to Buhari, making him the first incumbent president to lose re-election. Jega, who was once a vice-chancellor of Bayero University, Kano, said although Buhari enjoys goodwill from many Nigerians, citizens are worried “abo...
Monarchs Hails Oyetola’s Governance Model, Endorses Him For Second Term
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Monarchs Hails Oyetola’s Governance Model, Endorses Him For Second Term

Traditional rulers in the State of Osun have described the governance model of Governor Adegboyega Oyetola as one that is progressive and has service at its heart. The monarchs also endorsed Oyetola for a second term in office, stating that it will be to the advantage of the State if there is no disruption. Speaking at the flag-off of the South-West Agenda 2023 in the State of Osun, the Oludo of Iddo Osun, Oba Aderemi Adedapo, the Secretary for the Council of Obas and Chief in Nigeria, described the performance of Governor Oyetola as one that has attracted attentions even at the federal level. According to him: "We are not politicians, but when we have identified the right path to follow, it is only ideal and logical to follow that path and guide the people under our domain. Tha...
Nigeria Must Cut Cost Of Governance To Exit Recession – Peter Obi (Video)
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Nigeria Must Cut Cost Of Governance To Exit Recession – Peter Obi (Video)

Former vice-presidential candidate Peter Obi has given out what can be described as a pathway to economic recovery. Mr Obi, who spoke on Arise TV on Monday, agreed that the recent recession which affected about 40 countries around the world was as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. He however warned that the recession would bite harder on Nigeria because the country already had ‘underlying economic conditions’ ranging from extreme poverty to high unemployment rate, high number of out-of-school children, highest infant mortality rate and soaring incidences drug abuse, among others. Obi explained that unlike the previous recession where Nigeria recklessly borrowed its way out, this present recession demands fiscal discipline for the country to scale through. He argued that th...
Buhari, Ministers Should Cut Cost Of Governance Before NASS – Benjamin Kalu
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Buhari, Ministers Should Cut Cost Of Governance Before NASS – Benjamin Kalu

The spokesperson of the House of Representatives says it is deceitful that Nigerians are being made to focus only on the national assembly. The House of Representatives has called on the Executive arm of Government to lead by example by cutting its own salaries, allowances and other office running costs, before advising others to do so. The spokesperson of the house, Benjamin Kalu, stated this on Thursday while briefing journalists in the National Assembly. Mr Kalu’s call is coming on the heels of calls by Nigerians for the reduction of salaries and allowances of members of the National Assembly.A section of Nigerians also called for part time legislative work to save the country from the needless financial haemorrhage. In August 2015, President Muhammadu Buharihad issued a...
I Haven’t Bought An Official Car So I Can Reduce Cost Of Governance -Sanwo-Olu
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I Haven’t Bought An Official Car So I Can Reduce Cost Of Governance -Sanwo-Olu

Armed with the belief that the cost of governance can be reduced if frivolities are cut, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has revealed that neither he nor anyone in his cabinet had purchase personal or official vehicles with taxpayers’ money since they assumed office. He made this revelation on Thursday, in his address at the 22nd Annual Tax Conference, on the theme ‘Taxation and Economic Competitiveness: Imperatives for National Development’. While harping on the need to reduce the cost of governance, Sanwo-Olu said: “We need to look at the expenditure of our state. “As the Chief Executive of our state, I ask myself where can I cut the excesses from? “What can I do away with in order to increase the revenue of our state, and make available a lot of money for my s...
Obong Of Calabar Tells Ayade To “Step Aside And Learn About Governance”
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Obong Of Calabar Tells Ayade To “Step Aside And Learn About Governance”

The Obong of Calabar, Edidem Ekpo Okon Abasi Otu V, has called on Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State to step aside to enable an interim administration teach him how to handle administration and governance. The monarch blamed Ayade for the looting and destruction of public and private properties that trailed the #endsars protest in the state last week. Speaking when Liyel Imoke, the former governor of the state paid him a visit on Saturday, October 31, 2020, the Obong said the attack happened partly because the governor was not holding regular security meetings. The monarch said, “He (Ayade) has not been holding security meeting regularly. This thing would not have happened if he had called the security people together after hearing what happened in Lagos and other places;...
Obong of Calabar asks Governor Ayade to step aside
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Obong of Calabar asks Governor Ayade to step aside

Obong of Calabar, Edidem Ekpo Otu has asked Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River state to step aside.   Daily Trust reported that the monarch said this when Liyel Imoke, a former governor of the state paid homage to him.   The Obong blamed Ayade for the vandalism, looting and destruction of public and private property in the state last week. He maintained that the Governor needs to step aside to enable an interim administration come up so that he can learn governance.   He said;   “He (Ayade) has not been holding security meeting regularly. This thing would not have happened if he had called the security people together after hearing what happened in Lagos and other places; If he had called them together and tell them, look my friends; nothing should ...
Nigerians react to photos of Delta State Deputy Speaker’s mansion submerged in flood
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Nigerians react to photos of Delta State Deputy Speaker’s mansion submerged in flood

Photos of a mansion partly submerged after certain areas of Delta state became flooded has elicited reactions from Nigerians.   The mansion reportedly belongs to Delta State Deputy Speaker, Hon Osanebi Ossai Friday, 40.     Last week, heavy rainfall led to flooding in the area and many homes were affected.   Photos shared online show the extent of the damage done by the flood but Nigerians on Facebook and Twitter felt no sympathy for the owner of the mansion. They only said they felt sorry for the poor people living around who are victims of bad governance and have no alternative.     Some stated that the government refused to fix the drainage problem so they can't be bothered if a politician's house is affected.  ...
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Patience Jonathan demands more leadership roles for women in governance

Former first lady of Nigeria, Patience Jonathan has lamented over the way women are sidelined in the government. She has called for more leadership roles for women as women are also capable of leading in government. Patience Jonathan has called for the inclusion of women in government and also partake in decision making. The first lady disclosed this in a statement she released on her Facebook page on Thursday, April 23. She disclosed that her NGO, Women for Change and Development Initiative and A. Ariwera Reachout Foundation that they have been providing counseling to women who are suffering any kind of abuse during this lockdown period. The first lady wrote a message on facebook “I would like to express my appreciation to all those who responded to our call through my GET I...
Another Professor Dies in Kano
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Another Professor Dies in Kano

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration), Prof. Haruna Wakili of Bayero University Kano is dead. Hajiya Fatima Binta Muhammad, the University Registrar, told newsmen in Kano that the erudite scholar died at the wee hours of Saturday at the National Hospital, Abuja. A Professor of History, specialized in History of Riots, Revolts, Conflicts, Peace studies, Democracy and Good Governance was a former Commissioner of Education in Jigawa. The erudite professor of History who died after a protracted illness was taken to India for medical treatment for six months, and returned to the country during the COVID-19 lockdown window. He was also the former Director, Aminu Kano Centre for Democratic Research and Training (Mambayya House) . The Registrar disc...
60% of Coronavirus Cases in Nigeria Were Recorded in 20 Local Governments – PTF
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60% of Coronavirus Cases in Nigeria Were Recorded in 20 Local Governments – PTF

The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 (PTF) has revealed that 60 percent of the Coronavirus cases in the country were recorded in 20 local government areas. The Chairman of PTF and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha revealed this while receiving a donation of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) worth N10 million from Rotary District 9125. Mustapha who was represented by the Permanent Secretary (General Services Office), Olusegun Adekunle, listed the local government areas as follows; Mainland, Abuja Municipal, Mushin, Eti-Osa, Tarauni, Katsina, Alimosho, Maiduguri, Kosofe, Dutse, Ikeja, Nassarawa, Oshodi/Isolo, Apapa, Amuwo Odofin, Oredo, Bauchi, Lagos Island, Surulere and Ado Odo/Ota. He blamed the increased cases of Coronavirus recorded in the cou...
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Nigeria Will Go Bankrupt With Current Governance Structure – Sanusi

The immediate past Emir of Kano and former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Muhammad Sanusi, has again said it is inevitable for Nigeria to be bankrupt with its current governance structure, which he described as too expensive and unsustainable. Speaking at a webinar hosted by Emmanuel Chapel, with the theme, ‘Mitigation of the economic impact of COVID-19 and the path to recovery’, Sanusi said when he was the CBN governor and the price of oil was over $100 per barrel, the government at the time spent 80 per cent of its revenue on salaries and overheads. “Now, I’m sure that with the shortfall in revenues and where oil price is, after debt service, we probably have to borrow to pay salaries. We have got to look at that structure,” he added. He stated further, “If you have a...
NLC Backs Autonomy for States’ Judiciary and Legislature
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NLC Backs Autonomy for States’ Judiciary and Legislature

Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has declared support for financial autonomy for States’ Legislature and Judiciary. Ayuba Wabba, NLC President, stated the position of labour in a statement on Monday. He commended President Muhammadu Buhari for signing the Executive Order 10. Last week, the federal government released details of the order. The order makes it mandatory for state governments to include the allocation of the judiciary and legislative arms as first-line charges in their annual budgets. Wabba expressed confidence that the step would deepen the democratic process and good governance in Nigeria. He insisted the distortion of due process, checks and balances, and public accountability, were the core ingredients in the principle of separation...
Buhari, Nigeria and the eighth May 29
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Buhari, Nigeria and the eighth May 29

“I have never supported Buhari. I have been against him because I felt he was not competent to handle the job and I have been proved right.” Alhaji Tanko Yakassai, PUNCH, May 21, 2020, back page. On May 29, 1984, 1985, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and now 2020, Buhari was the Nigerian Head of State. When he leaves office on May 29, 2023, he would have led us on that date in the calendar more than any other leader except former President Obasanjo. As he clocked the eighth May 29 as the Chief Executive Officer, CEO, of Nigeria Incorporated, with only three more to go, Nigerians and Buhari himself should be asking questions about the legacy he would leave for posterity. Right now, there is nothing positive to report. “Even God cannot change the past.” Agathon, Greek playwright, c400BC. ...
Madagascar Herbal Drugs Didn’t Come with Invoice – FG
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Madagascar Herbal Drugs Didn’t Come with Invoice – FG

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 pandemic, Boss Mustapha has denied knowledge of Madagascar demanding 170,000 Euros from the Federal Government for herbal drugs which arrived the country days ago. Mustapha who reacted to claim of the Nigerian government being asked to pay €170,000 for the Madagascar herbal mixture delivered to President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday May 16, by the visiting President of Guinea Bissau Umaro Sissoco Embalo, said same mixture was taken to other African countries without an invoice. According to him, when he took delivery of the sealed herbal mixture, he was not handed an invoice, which would have indicated if there was a cost. He said;   “In terms of the...
Osinbajo is the Current Chairman of Short People Association of Nigeria – Governor El-Rufai Jokes
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Osinbajo is the Current Chairman of Short People Association of Nigeria – Governor El-Rufai Jokes

Governor Nasir El-Rufai engaged in bants last night while reacting to a video shared on Twitter by popular comedian Teju Babyface. In the short video from a 2010 interview with the comedian, Governor El-Rufai said he used to be secretary-general of the short people association. He also shared some challenges he had before getting over not being tall enough. The Kaduna state Governor said in the interview; “I used to be the secretary-general… at a point at my teenage years, in my early 20s I had big issues with my height because you know all the pretty girls turn out to be taller than me. “But with time, I got over it. I managed to get a pretty and intelligent woman to marry who was an inch shorter than me.” https://twitter.com/Tejubabyfacetv/status/1259892375159267328 ...
Landmark Projects, Policies that have Redefined Governance in Ogun State in 10months
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Landmark Projects, Policies that have Redefined Governance in Ogun State in 10months

So much has been achieved in Ogun State in the last 10months of the administration of Governor Dapo Abiodun and so much, especially in the area of infrastructural renewal, security, health, education and Information and Communications Technology among others would be achieved in the months ahead. The foundations have been laid. Last May, when Governor Abiodun was inaugurated, he espoused his ‘Building the Future Together’ agenda for the state. Judging by the indices so far, he has not deviated or dithered, rather, he seems to be on a supersonic speed to pack many achievements into his first year in office. On a recent media tour of some of his projects, we discovered that the governor is not just an ideas man; he is a pragmatist and hard-worker who is wholly committed to entre...
Military Era Better than Nigeria’s Current Democracy – Senator Smart Adeyemi
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Military Era Better than Nigeria’s Current Democracy – Senator Smart Adeyemi

Senator Smart Adeyemi has stated that the military era is better than the current democracy being practiced in the country. The lawmaker representing Kogi West Senatorial District who disclosed this while contributing to “a bill for an Act to establish the National Electoral Offences Commission and for Other Related matters",  stated that hooligans have criminalized the current democracy in the country and are now emerging as leaders. Adeyemi said; ”Mr. President, when people of questionable character become leaders, then what is the future of that country. In fact, I am compelled to say, military era is better than Nigeria’s democracy currently. “When you talk about maladministration and misappropriation of public funds, it emanates from people who have criminal records, p...
PDP Blasts Buhari for First Cornonavirus Case in Nigeria
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PDP Blasts Buhari for First Cornonavirus Case in Nigeria

The PDP has blasted the Buhari-led government over the first confirmed case of Coronavirus in Nigeria. The party in a statement released by its, said the infection is as a result of the negligence that has characterised the Buhari administration.The party asked Nigerians to hold the government responsible should any national calamity arose from COVID-19. Read the statement below: Corona Virus: PDP Berates Buhari For Negligence...Seeks Concerted Effort, Adoption of Ebola Intervention Strategy The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has berated the Buhari Presidency for its negligence and laidback attitude to governance and the welfare of Nigerians leading to the avoidable entrance of the deadly corona virus into our dear country. The party says it was evident that the Buhari P...
Governance ‘Suffers’ In Taraba As Ishaku Relocates To Abuja
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Governance ‘Suffers’ In Taraba As Ishaku Relocates To Abuja

Government activities in Taraba are suffering, following the prolonged absence of the governor, Darius Ishaku, from the state. The governor, our correspondent, gathered has been away from the state for about two months. His last official outing was on December 19, 2019, when he presented the 2020 budget to the state House of Assembly. Shortly after the presentation, it was learnt that on December 22, 2019, the governor left Jalingo, the state capital and has since not returned. The governor did not hand over to his deputy, Alhaji Haruna Manu. He also did not transmit a letter to the state Assembly intimating the lawmakers of his absence. Our findings revealed that between December 19, 2019 and now, only two State Executive Council meetings have held. Also, no new project is ongoing ...
Patience Jonathan Visits Aisha Buhari
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Patience Jonathan Visits Aisha Buhari

Former First Lady, Patience Jonathan on Monday February 10 visited her successor Aisha Buhari, at the state house in Abuja. Aisha Buhari who tweeted about the visit, said they discussed greater involvement of women in politics and at lower level of governance. The First Lady also revealed that they discussed about the girl child education, Patience Jonathan's pet project "women for change”, as well as her predecessor's experience during her husband, Goodluck Jonathan's administration. Aisha added that she listened to Patience Jonathan's perspectives on issues affecting women and children in the society.
PDP blames President Buhari for Lagos Okada Ban
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PDP blames President Buhari for Lagos Okada Ban

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has blamed President Buhari for the ban of Okadas and tricycles better known as Keke Napeps in Lagos state. In a statement signed by its spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan, the party said the excruciating ordeal residents of Lagos state are facing following the ban on the use of commercial motorcycles and tricycles (Keke Marwa) in the state should be blamed on President Buhari who, in 1985, terminated the initial Lagos Metro Rail Line project started by the government of Alhaji Lateef Jakande to facilitate mass transportation within Lagos, as Nigeria’s commercial nerve center, and surrounding cities. The PDP in its statement, said if President Buhari had not terminated that laudable project by the Lagos state government, Lagosians would not be suff...
Guineans seek President Buhari’s Help to Stop their 81-year-old President’s 3rd Term Bid
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Guineans seek President Buhari’s Help to Stop their 81-year-old President’s 3rd Term Bid

The Guinea Conakry community in Nigeria have asked President Buhari and other African leaders to help stop the 81-year-old President of their country, Alpha Condé,  from actualizing his dream of seeking a third term in office.?? Condé, who is Guinea’s first democratically elected president, threw the country into great turmoil recently after he announced plans to seek a referendum to extend his stay in office.?? At a protest held in Abuja, the  Leader of the Guinea Conakry community in Nigeria, Mohammed Bah, said “We are calling on ECOWAS, African Union, United Nations and other African leaders to prevail on Condé to hand over governance.?? The President wants to tamper with the constitution and by the end of his second term, he is trying to organise a referendum to have anoth...
Governor Umahi is an APC Mole – Edo PDP
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Governor Umahi is an APC Mole – Edo PDP

Edo State's Chapter of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned the endorsement of Governor Godwin Obaseki of the All Progressives Congress (APC) by Governor David Umahi after Obaseki's wife led members of the Southern Nigeria Governors Wives’ Forum for a courtesy visit to the government house in Abakiliki. During the meeting, Umahi who is a PDP Governor stated that his Edo State colleague who has been at loggerheads with his predecessor and National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress Adams Oshiomhole, cannot be removed by any man because of his good works. The Ebonyi state governor said; “Power belongs to God and no matter what anybody will do, it is God that has the final say. I can assure you madam (Betsy), you know as an apostle of the Most High God, I also...
Governor Sanwo-Olu Pens down Romantic Message to his Wife on her Birthday
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Governor Sanwo-Olu Pens down Romantic Message to his Wife on her Birthday

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu penned down a romantic message to his wife, Joke as he celebrated her on her birthday today January 8. The Lagos State Governor who described his wife as loyal, virtuous, patient, humble, intelligent, smart and gracious, said he is thrilled at the strength and effortlessness with which she takes on her responsibilities pertaining to the affairs of the state and the home front. Sanwo-Olu also prayed for God's strength, blessing and peace upon his wife "in whom he is very well pleased". He wrote; Loyal, Virtuous, Patient, Humble, Intelligent, Smart and Gracious. These are the qualities I would use to describe you Ibijoke mi (my own) on this your special day and beyond. I salute your steadfastness in the Lord, your support for me and your love for our...
Governance goes beyond dancing with prostitutes – Baderinwa
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Governance goes beyond dancing with prostitutes – Baderinwa

Mr Lani Baderinwa, former Commissioner for Information in Osun State, who is now the Supervisor, Ministry of Information and Strategy in the state, said he counted the people of the state lucky not to have Senator Ademola Adeleke as their governor. Baderinwa disclosed this in an interview with the Sunday PUNCH when asked to respond to the criticism of the APC government in the state by Senator Adeleke and his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). According to him, “You cannot give what you do not have, no matter how hard you try. With due respect to Senator Ademola Adeleke, his obvious limitations as far as education is concerned will not permit him to have a clear understanding of certain things, especially the serious matter of governance. Senator Adeleke does not have any...
I Speak For Millions, Victims Of Your Governance – Atiku To Buhari
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I Speak For Millions, Victims Of Your Governance – Atiku To Buhari

Former Vice President and presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 general election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has challenged President Muhammadu Buhari to address concrete issues of misgovernment and devastation his administration has caused Nigerians. Atiku asked Buhari to stop intimidation and campaign of calumny against the judiciary and opposition elements. Reiterating his resolve to continue “to stand up and speak for millions of countrymen and women who have become victims of his (Buhari’s) misrule and grand cluelessness” The former vice president’s comments were in response to allegations by the Presidency on Saturday that he was playing up negative developments in the country and raising harmful sentiments in pursuit of his ulterior motives. ...
Obaseki In The Political Mud-Bath: Can He Pull Through The Hurdles?
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Obaseki In The Political Mud-Bath: Can He Pull Through The Hurdles?

Godfatherism play a huge role in Nigeria's Political adventures since time timelessness. From the lessons drawn from the former governor of Lagos deposed by the Lagos godfather Tinubu over issues of disloyalty to the codes and cabal. This is a bitter example of how man Political correctness plays out in Africa. Another case is that of Governor Udom of Akwa-Ibom state, he was opposed by his godfather Senator Godswil Akpabio. But he Akpabio left the PDP structures in the state for Udom and moved to the APC. Udom got sympathy and took absolute charge of the party in the state, at the long run, he didn't only defeat his godfather but disgraced him out of Political landscape of the state. Akpabio even lost to his godson's candidate, his most desired senatorial reelection in 2019. In Lagos...
Ihedioha Not Serious, Has No Plan For Governance – Uche Nwosu
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Ihedioha Not Serious, Has No Plan For Governance – Uche Nwosu

The Imo State governorship candidate of the Action Alliance (AA) in the 2019 election, Uche Nwosu, has challenged the state governor, Emeka Ihedioha to unfold the programmes he has for the people of the state instead of embarking on a “wild goose chase”. Nwosu who was reacting to the claim by the governor that his predecessor, Rochas Okorocha did not properly hand over to him and as a result is finding it difficult to take off, urged him to jettison the excuses and focus on his campaign promises of rebuilding Imo State, adding that the people are not interested in endless streak of excuses. He maintained that the actions of the governor since he assumed office, “showed that he is not serious and does not seem to have any cutout plan or blueprint for governance, except the despera...
Ihedioha Under Fire for Attacking Okorocha
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Ihedioha Under Fire for Attacking Okorocha

Imo State governorship candidate of the Action Alliance (AA) in the 2019 election, Uche Nwosu, has declared that Governor Emeka Ihedioha has no plans for the State. Nwosu said this in his reaction to Ihedioha’s insistence that ex-Governor Rochas Okorocha did not properly hand over to him. “The action of the governor since he assumed office has showed that he is not serious and does not seem to have any cutout plan or blueprint for governance, except the desperation to grab power”, Nwosu to The Nation. “The people of Imo state did not vote for him to start chasing shadows. For the time he will stay as the governor, he should unfold his plans and programme for the people. No one is interested in excuses, what the people want is performance and nothing less. ...
Stop Blackmailing Me, Okorocha Tells Ihedioha
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Stop Blackmailing Me, Okorocha Tells Ihedioha

The immediate past governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, has told his successor, Emeka Ihedioha, to stop blackmailing him. Okorocha rather advised Ihedioha to face governance and improve the lot of the state. A statement issued in Owerri, the state capital on Monday by Okorocha’s media aide, Sam Onwuemeodo, said that the governor had been investing in blackmails against him. Okorocha said that the only way Ihedioha would “dwarf” him was by achieving more than he (Okorocha) achieved as a governor of the state. Okorocha who challenged Ihedioha for a road show in the state capital said that the governor had made up his mind to blackmail him even before he was sworn in on May 29. The statement read in part, “We do not think that the new governor came to power only to vilif...

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