Before you is a converted democrat: Buhari’s last minute campaign plea in 2015

ON March 26, 2015, two days to the Presidential election that ousted Goodluck Jonathan and ushered in Muhammadu Buhari as Nigeria’s President, the latter, then addressed by his teeming supporters as GMB (General Muhammadu Buhari), wrote a passionate open letter to Nigerians. In the letter, which was also tweeted using Buhari’s verified Twitter handle, the…

‘Dancing Senator’ secures narrow victory in Osun PDP governorship primary

Ademola Adeleke, Senator representing Osun West Senatorial District in the National Assembly, will be the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the governorship election scheduled to hold in the state on September 22. Adeleke, who is popular for churning out new dance styles at every social event he attends, secured victory with…

How CBN’s N220 billion fund for small businesses is shrouded in secrecy, ‘malpractices’

Four years after the Central Bank of Nigeria launched the N220 billion Micro, Small and Medium Scale Enterprises Development Fund (MSMEDF), disbursement of the fund is still shrouded in secrecy. Favour Okoro runs a small tailoring and fashion designing shop along Okumagba Avenue, a busy neighbourhood in Warri. She has five sewing machines. It is…

Nigeria Losing Over $10b From Illegal Discounts And Lease Renewals – Senate

The Nigeria Senate has frowned at what they termed illegal discounts on lease renewal which the Minister of State For Petroleum is granting to undeserving beneficiaries. According to Senator Shahu Sani, “Nigeria stands to lose $10billion as a result of illegal discounts and rebates in the process of lease renewal by the Minister and Department…

Buhari Despotic And One-Sided Appointment Plunge Senate Into A Rowdy Session

The Senate today plenary went into a rowdy session as Senate President read a letter from President Buhari of new appointment list sent to Senate for consideration. Senator Ike Ekweremadu, the Deputy President of the Senate representing Enugu West drew the attention of the Senate to the imbalance and one-sided nature of the appointment by…

Trump is not Putin’s puppet and here’s why

Trump has been trying to erode Russia’s monopoly over Europe’s gas market for the past year. The July 16 meeting between US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putinproduced polar opposite reactions in the public sphere. For Trump and Putin supporters and the Russian state media, the summit was a great success in improving Russian-US relations. For American Democrats,…

Senator Umeh: I regret supporting Governor Okorocha

Chief Victor Umeh, the former national chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) and a senator representing Anambra Central at the National Assembly, on Wednesday, took Imo State governor, Rochas Okorocha, to the cleaners, regretting giving his support to the governor. Describing Governor Okorocha as “a trickster and a 419″, who found his way…