Former Jonathan aide, Gulak, decamps to APC

A former presidential aide from Adamawa State on Saturday officially decamped from the Peoples Democratic Party to the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC). Ahmed Gulak, who was political adviser to former President Goodluck Jonathan, and later tried unsuccessfully to become PDP’s national chairman, said he was leading “42,000” people to the ruling APC. He said…

18 killed in Borno suicide bomb attacks

At least 18 persons were killed and 22 others injured as three suicide bombers staged attacked a Borno community Friday night, police said. The suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers attacked Kasuwan Kifi village in Konduga local government area of the state. Konduga is about 25km southeast of Maiduguri, the Borno capital. In Kasuwan Kifi, there…

2019: Senator criticises colleagues, says decision on election sequence illegal

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Police Affairs, Abu Ibrahim, has said that the recent decision by the two chambers of the National assembly to reorder the sequence of the 2019 election is illegal. The National Assembly Conference Committee on Electoral Act (amendment) Bill on Tuesday adopted the reordered sequence of the 2019 General Elections, making…

Embattled NHIS chief Yusuf speaks

The newly reinstated Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS, said on Thursday that over 90 per cent of Nigerians eligible for the scheme have not been covered. Mr. Yusuf noted that a lot needs to be done to realise health insurance for all Nigerians under the Universal Health Coverage. According to the…

Jonathan speaks on 2019 elections

A former president, Goodluck Jonathan, has backed the National Assembly for its recent re-ordering of the 2019 general elections as contained in an amendment to the Electoral Act. In a statement by Ike Abonyi, special adviser to the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Uche Secondus, he quoted Mr. Jonathan as supporting the…

Amaechi: I’ll be foolish to say there’s no corruption under Buhari

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, says he will be “nearly foolish” to say there is no corruption in the current administration. Speaking with select media houses, including TheCable, Amaechi said the corruption that might be found in the present government can not be compared with what obtained in previous administrations. He said under President Muhammadu…

Yari moves from Abuja to Daura… ‘abandons’ Zamfara despite fresh killings

Abdulaziz Yari, governor of Zamfara state, is among the 13 governors currently meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in Daura, Katsina state. The governor, who has reportedly not visited Zamfara since suspected bandits killed 41 persons, left Abuja for Katsina on Friday. Unknown gunmen had attacked Birane village in Zurmi local government area, killing dozens of…