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Attack On Uzodinma’s Country Home Politically Sponsored, Says Imo Govt
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Attack On Uzodinma’s Country Home Politically Sponsored, Says Imo Govt

The Imo State government has insinuated that the attack on the country home of the state governor, Hope Uzodinma, In the early hours of Saturday may have been politically sponsored. The state Commissioner for information and Strategy, Declan Emelumba, in a statement on Saturday, hours after the unknown gunmen caused the carnage, disclosed that investigation had been launched into the attack on the governor’s house in Omuma in the Oru East Local Government Area of the state. Emelumba disclosed that security men attached to the governor’s house repelled the attackers which he stated wrecked havoc on the building and cars parked in the compound. The Commissioner who confirmed in the statement that some security men died during the attack, did not disclose the number of casualties. H...
Wike Mandated Our Transition Panel To Destroy Amaechi Politically – Henry Ugboma
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Wike Mandated Our Transition Panel To Destroy Amaechi Politically – Henry Ugboma

A member of Wike’s transition committee, now Chief Medical Director of the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital, Prof. Henry Ugboma, has accused the Rivers State Governor of setting an agenda to discredit his predecessor and Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi. Speaking on Arise TV programme on Monday, Ugboma stated that tarnishing Amaechi’s image was Wike’s number one agenda even before his inauguration as governor of the state. Ugboma said, “I can rightly tell you that the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike has this paranoid issue against the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi. I noticed this as a member of the Peoples’ Democratic Party and that was one of the reasons I left the party. “I was a member of the transition committee set up by Wike imme...
I Respect Seyi Makinde As A Governor But I Am His Father Politically – Fayose
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I Respect Seyi Makinde As A Governor But I Am His Father Politically – Fayose

Former Ekiti State governor, Ayo Fayose on Sunday said he is qualified to be referred to as the father of Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State. Speaking on Channels Television programme ‘Sunday Politics’, monitored by Daily Independent, Fayose said while he respects Makinde by virtue of his position, he is a leader to the Oyo governor by virtue of seniority, having been elected as governor in 2003 when Makinde was 32 years old. He said Makinde cannot claim to be his leader just like Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu cannot claim to be the leader of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu in Lagos or Governor Nyesom Wike claiming to be the leader of former Rivers state governor, Peter Odili. “I am not into any leadership struggle with Governor Makinde but the fact is, Governor Makinde cannot come out and ...
Ogoni Clean-Up Is Deceptive, Politically Motivated – Wike
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Ogoni Clean-Up Is Deceptive, Politically Motivated – Wike

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike says the federal government has been playing politics with the Ogoni environment remediation programme recommended by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). He noted that Ogoni, having played a pivotal role in the economic development of Rivers State and the country deserves more than what is currently being offered to the area. Wike spoke on Tuesday at Bori, headquarters of Khana local government area of the state, during the commissioning of the 16.06 kilometers dual carriage Sakpenwa-Bori Riad by the Enugu State Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi. The governor urged Ogoni people to stop believing those who use Ogoni clean-up exercise at the turn of election year to deceive them and wondered why clean-up never happens when elections a...
Igbo People Can’t Unite for Presidency yet Talk about Biafra – Chimamanda Adichie
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Igbo People Can’t Unite for Presidency yet Talk about Biafra – Chimamanda Adichie

Chimamanda Adichie gave her opinion about Biafra during her interview with Ebuka Obi-Uchendu. The renowned writer wondered how Igbos can achieve Biafra when they can't unite towards selecting a Nigerian president who is from the region. The 43-year-old said Igbo people need to rethink how they strategise politically before talking about secession. She said: "There is no Biafra. There are new movements but, for me, it’s a question of being practical. Where would the border be? What is propelling these movements is a sense of marginalisation, which I think is completely valid. "But this idea that the answer is independence is what I’m not convinced of. Nobody has made a logical case for me. Quite frankly, I’ve observed the terrible leadership that we have in the southeast. ...
We Will Retire Tinubu Politically In 2023, PDP Boasts
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We Will Retire Tinubu Politically In 2023, PDP Boasts

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Lagos state chapter has vowed to put an end to the dominance of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its National leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu in the 2023 general elections. Taofik Gani, the party’s Publicity Secretary disclosed this while responding to the statement by Alhaji Tunde Balogun, state chairman of the APC that Tinubu has the political sagacity to move Nigeria forward in 2023. He said the PDP will win Lagos state to celebrate the birthday of Chief Olabode George, a former Deputy National chairman of the PDP who clocked 75 years few days ago. “The PDP Lagos State chapter is quick to respond to the claim by the Lagos APC state chairman that their National leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, is proper to be president of the country.” “...
Edo Election: “We Will Bury Oshiomhole Politically” – Obaseki
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Edo Election: “We Will Bury Oshiomhole Politically” – Obaseki

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo says come Sept. 19 Edo people will bury dictatorship politically. Governor Godwin Obaseki, candidate of the party said this on Friday during the ward-to-ward campaign rally at Ward eight, Ward 10, and Uselu market in Egor Local Government Area of Edo. He noted that the “dictator” to be buried politically had already been retired politically. He also said that the same “dictator” had before now sold the Uselu market adding that it was why the shop rental at the market was N1 million until the present administration, manned by him, came on board and reversed the sale. According to him, what is bad is bad, adding that such people who do not have the well being of the people of the state at heart should not be allowed back to government. ...
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Orji Kalu’s Conviction Politically Motivated – Nnamdi Kanu

The leader of the Indigenous People Of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has described Senator Orji Uzor Kalu's ill- advised conviction over alleged fraud and money laundering as politically motivated. Kanu in a statement made available to Igbere TV on Thursday said he warned Sen. Kalu that the northerners do not love the Igbos. He said this is because of the pathological hatred Alimajiris have towards Biafrans (Igbos especially) because their industry and ingenuity expose their mediocrity. He, however, described Kalu as one who is committed to one Nigeria. The statement reads, "I warned him when he came to see me in Kuje Prison that those illiterate unity begging Alimajiris from the desert don't love him but he wouldn't listen." "I warned him that Fulani caliphate will ...
I am politically smarter than Bukola Saraki- Oshiomole
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I am politically smarter than Bukola Saraki- Oshiomole

Adams Oshiomole, the APC National Chairman, says Bukola Saraki's loss in the last general election, has proven that he, Oshiomole, is politically smarter, than Saraki.   Oshiomhole said this while fielding questions from state house correspondents after a meeting with President Buhari yesterday July 29th. The former Edo state governor said under his leadership as APC chairman, he successfully uprooted the former Senate President, Bukola Saraki and his cronies, politically, in Kwara.   Noting that Saraki is equally a smart political player, Oshiomole said   ”Remember I was saying that Saraki must be removed, people would say how would I do it? I said okay if he resists removal then we would uproot. We went to Kwara, we did OTOGE(Enough is Enough), we uprooted ...
APC has fared better under my leadership – Oshiomhole
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APC has fared better under my leadership – Oshiomhole

Adams Oshiomole, the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has said that the party has made tremendous progress under his leadership. According to him, Nigerians are appreciating APC better under his leadership.   The former Edo state governor took over the reins of the party from John Odigie-Oyegun in June 2018.   Oshiomole made this assertion when he spoke to state House correspondents after a meeting with President Buhari in the State House today July 29th.   Oshiomhole opined that the party now has more members in the National Assembly and also controlling the leadership of the two chambers. He maintained that APC, under him, was able to uproot the former Senate President, Bukola Saraki and his 'cronies,' politically.   He...
Group Faults US Travel Ban On Nigerian Politicians, Gives Reasons
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Group Faults US Travel Ban On Nigerian Politicians, Gives Reasons

A non-governmental organisation, Advocacy for Advancement of Peace and Harmony in Africa Initiative (ADAPHAI) has slammed the United States government for failing to reveal those who were affected by the travel ban recently placed on some politically-exposed Nigerians. It woud be recalled that the US State Department, through its spokesperson, Morgan Ortagus on Tuesday disclosed that “We condemn those whose acts of violence, intimidation, or corruption harmed Nigerians or undermined the democratic process. “The secretary of state is imposing visa restrictions on Nigerians believed to be responsible for, or complicit in, undermining democracy in Nigeria.   “These individuals have operated with impunity at the expense of the Nigerian people and undermined democratic principles and hu...
South Africa’s watchdog accuse President Cyril Ramaphosa of ‘potential money laundering’ over a campaign donation
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South Africa’s watchdog accuse President Cyril Ramaphosa of ‘potential money laundering’ over a campaign donation

South Africa's watchdog has accused President Cyril Ramaphosa of misleading parliament and potential money laundering over a campaign donation.   Ramaphosa has previously denied any wrongdoing and his supporters say the allegations made by Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane are politically motivated. The scandal is seen as part of a larger power struggle within the governing party.   Last year, Ramaphosa told parliament that he had not received election campaign donations from a controversial local company during his bid to lead the ruling African National Congress (ANC). It later emerged that was not true and Ramphosa apologised saying he had been misinformed but South Africa's corruption watchdog has now said Ramaphosa deliberately misled parliament and should be i...
How Buhari Can Take Nigeria Out Of The Wood – Jonathan
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How Buhari Can Take Nigeria Out Of The Wood – Jonathan

Nigeria’s former President, Dr Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday said if President Muhammadu Buhari could implement key recommendations of the 2014 National Conference report, Nigeria will be out of the wood. Jonathan, who spoke at the launching and presentation of the Memoirs of Senator Femi Okurounmu at the University of Lagos, also gave reason why he could not implement the report before he left office. While noting the role played by Okurounmu at the conference, Jonathan, who was the chairman of the occasion, said the conference was convened in accordance with the yearnings of Nigerians for a dialogue to reconcile ethnic differences. He said all the issues were discussed as he gave them the freedom to discuss all and that the recommendations were far reaching in setting an agenda ...
Okorocha In A Real Thug Of War With Oshiomhole For This Shocking Thing
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Okorocha In A Real Thug Of War With Oshiomhole For This Shocking Thing

Imo State governor, Rochas Okorocha, has accused Adams Oshiomhole of hunting him after he ensured his emergence as chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). “There is nothing personal between me and Adams Oshiomhole other than the fact that he is part and parcel of this high level of conspiracy to bring down Rochas politically,” Okorocha said at a news conference in Abuja. “What is painful is that Adam Oshiomhole that I literarily put into this position.” Okorocha’s grievance with the leadership of the ruling party started in the build-up to the last general election when his anointed candidate Uche Nwosu lost the Imo State governorship candidate ticket to Senator Hope Uzodinma. Unsatisfied with the party’s candidacy, Okorocha campaigned for Nwosu who defected to Actio...
Igbos Have Failed Politically – Rochas Okorocha
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Igbos Have Failed Politically – Rochas Okorocha

The outgoing Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha, Monday gave what he described as two reasons the Igbo people failed woefully in Nigeria politics. According to Okorocha, while briefing newsmen at the government House in Owerri, said that one of the reasons was that the Igbo people failed to accept the light coming to them. He also said that the Igbo also did not appreciate the person who came to assist them. Okorocha went on to say that he was confident that his certificate of return as Senator-elect for Imo West, would be given to him attributing what has been delaying his certificate of return, to game of politics. The governor also said he gave banks in Nigeria, seven days ultimatum to tell the world whether he has borrowed any money from them. He also challenged civil ...
It’s Over For Saraki Politically, Says Oshiomhole
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It’s Over For Saraki Politically, Says Oshiomhole

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole on Wednesday mocked Senate President, Bukola Saraki for losing his re-election bid. He said though the ruling party had been planning to impeach the Senate President, it was better his constituents retired him politically from the Red Chamber. He spoke with State House correspondents at the Presidential Villa, Abuja after congratulating President Muhammadu Buhari who was declared winner of last Saturday’s election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Oshiomhole also pointed out that there was apprehension before the February 23 presidential election over who was going to win the election. He said President Buhari’s statement that the ruling party should be magnanimous with the...
How Lai Mohammed Betrayed Saraki – Doyin Okupe
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How Lai Mohammed Betrayed Saraki – Doyin Okupe

The Special Adviser (Media) to the Director-General of the Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Council, Dr. Doyin Okupe, has alleged that the Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, betrayed Senate President Bukola Saraki after Muhammadu Buhari emerge president. In a statement obtained by Naija News on Sunday, Okupe also revealed that Saraki contributed the highest donation towards the realization of Buhari’s ambition in 2015. He added that other stakeholders in the coalition then, agreed that Saraki would be the Senate President if Buhari became victorious at the polls. Read the statement below:  “Prior to the establishment of the President Muhammadu Buhari’s government, certain agreements were reached with principal stakeholders. “Saraki was...
2019: Kwankwaso Is ‘Politically Crippled’ – Ganduje
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2019: Kwankwaso Is ‘Politically Crippled’ – Ganduje

Governor of Kano state, Umar Ganduje has reignited attacks on his former friend and political ally, Sen. Rabiu Kwankwaso. PoliticsNGR learned that while speaking at a flag off event for All Progressives Congress (APC) campaigns for Kano Central at Kano Pillars Stadium in Sabon Gari, Kano, Ganduje described Kwankwaso as 'Politically Crippled'. He accused Kwankwaso of political insensitivity, vowing to join forces with the people of Kano Central to replace him with Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau. He said: “Kwankwaso’s three and half years at the Senate have brought no political dividends to the people of Kano Central because the Senator has turned deaf ears to the cries of his people and made no positive contributions to activities of the senate. He is now deaf, dumb and blind and we p...
Eko Atlantic Responds to Davido’s allegation
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Eko Atlantic Responds to Davido’s allegation

Eko Atlantic City’s Response to Davido’s Allegations It has been brought to our attention that we have allegedly denied the musician Davido’s request to use Eko Atlantic City for his upcoming concert. We received this request on November 8 to which we responded for clarification and details about the event on November 9. We are yet to receive the requested information so, the notion that we declined his request is false and to imply we are politically motivated is false. Some of the additional information requested was pertaining to security provisions and Eko Atlantic City is not an event center and rather a city with existing residents and businesses. In light of this, we have strict rules and regulations when it comes to events and activities within the city, which require due ...
Small Doctor’s Statement To Buhari Not Politically Motivated – Management
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Small Doctor’s Statement To Buhari Not Politically Motivated – Management

The management team of popular artiste, Temitope Adekunle, aka Small Doctor, has insisted that Small Doctor’s statement while performing for President Buhari in Abuja was not politically motivated. During the recent All Progressives Congress convention in Abuja, Small Doctor was invited to perform and while on stage, he said, “Buhari, ye ma sun (Buhari, stop sleeping).” A member of the singer’s management team, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told Sunday Scoop that Small Doctor was not worried when he saw the video, as he knew it was not politically motivated. The insider explained: “Small Doctor didn’t do anything unusual while performing at the event. He was there to entertain everyone, which he did. It was not the first time he would be performing the song and we have t...
President Buhari Pledges Nigeria’s Support For South Sudan
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President Buhari Pledges Nigeria’s Support For South Sudan

Nigeria is prepared to help South Sudan stabilize politically and economically, President Muhammadu Buhari assures. Receiving Mr Ezekiel Gatkuoth, Special Envoy of the South Sudanese President at State House, Abuja, on Tuesday, President Buhari noted that the two countries have a lot in common in the area of developmental aspirations, adding: "It has not been smooth sailing for us all the way, too. But since South Sudan wants to share from our experience, we will support where we can, and pray hard for your stability." The President advised the leaders of South Sudan to keep making sacrifices "till the environment is completely stabilized," stressing that stability should always be number one priority. "You can't manage a country efficiently till you have first stabilized it. Then...
Osinbajo And A Proper Understanding Of The Restructuring Debate
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Osinbajo And A Proper Understanding Of The Restructuring Debate

The issues surrounding restructuring in Nigeria have remained topical at least since 1999, but it assumed a new level of resonance recently as the 2019 general elections approach. As expected, different pressure groups, socio-cultural associations and politicians have joined the fray. The most discernible motive for the high tempo in the resurgence of discourse about restructuring mainly centres around the ploy by some opposition politicians to take advantage of it to harangue the Buhari/Osinbajo administration as if all Nigeria’s problems will be solved with restructuring. In their attempt to pull wool over our eyes on the topical issue and profit from it politically, they have tried to hinge the myriad of problems besetting Nigeria on restructuring, thereby insisting that the Buhari/Osin...
Governorship: We Will Win Osun — ADP
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Governorship: We Will Win Osun — ADP

The Action Democratic Party (ADP) on Saturday said it was confident of dislodging the All Progressives Congress (APC) to win the Sept.22 governorship election in Osun State ADP The National Chairman of the party, Mr Yabagi Sanni, expressed the confidence in Lagos while speaking at the South-West stakeholders meeting of the party. He said feelers from Osun revealed that the people were tired of the APC and were yearning for a credible alternative in ADP. Sanni said that many people had joined the party lately, and ADP had been waxing stronger in Osun ahead of the election. He said that the party’s candidate, Alhaji Moshood Adeoti, was  popular and acceptable to all Osun people. The party chief said that Adeoti would deliver the state to ADP. Newsmen report that Adeoti was t...
Buhari Speaks On Political Instability
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Buhari Speaks On Political Instability

President Muhammadu Buhari says national development is usually the first casualty when a country is politically unstable. The President made the declaration Wednesday while receiving President Adama Barrow of The Gambia at the State House, Abuja. “The best route to national development is stability. When a country is not stable, you spend most of your financial resources on security. “That is the money that should have gone into education, infrastructure, and generating employment for the people, particularly youths,” Buhari said. He congratulated President Barrow for stabilizing The Gambia after his emergence, following the impasse caused by his immediate predecessor, Yahya Jammeh, who initially refused to vacate office, after losing the presidential election in Decem...
NZ First Leader Welcomes Politically Driven Drop In NZ$
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NZ First Leader Welcomes Politically Driven Drop In NZ$

The leader of the small nationalist party that will decide New Zealand's next government said on Tuesday that exporters should welcome a recent fall in the local dollar following an inconclusive general election. The New Zealand dollar, or kiwi, fell to its lowest levels since late May on Monday after a final tally of votes at the weekend showed the opposition Labour-Green bloc gaining ground over the ruling National Party, although the latter still has the largest number of seats. The final tally led to market speculation that New Zealand First, whose support is needed by both parties to gain enough seats to govern under the country's proportional representation system, would be more comfortable joining forces with the center-left Labour-Green bloc, prompting investors to sell New Zeala...
I Regret Supporting Sheriff… It’s One Of My Worst Political Decisions – Wike
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I Regret Supporting Sheriff… It’s One Of My Worst Political Decisions – Wike

Nyesom Wike, Rivers state governor, has said his support of Ali-Modu Sheriff is one of the worst political decisions he’s ever made. Wike and Ekiti state governor, Ayo Fayose, had backed Sheriff to emerge as chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) before their relationship went awry and a leadership battle began. This degenerated into series of lawsuits that culminated in the recent affirmation of Sheriff as PDP chairman by an appeal court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers state. Reacting to the development during an interview on Sunday Politics which aired on Channels Television, Wike said he regrets bringing Sheriff into the fold of PDP. Wike noted that the PDP will file for a stay of execution on the appeal court’s decision, adding that afterwards, an appeal will be fi...

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