Buhari bans 50 high-profile Nigerians from travelling

The presidency has just circulated the statement below announcing the placement of 50 high-profile Nigerians on travel restrictions. The individuals, whose identities were not disclosed, include those whose assets, valued at N50million and above, are subject of corruption investigation and litigation. The statement by presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu, said the measure is part of the…

Why I attended Atiku/Obansanjo reconciliation meeting – Sheik Gumi

Prominent Kaduna-based Islamic scholar, Ahmad Gumi, has explained why he accompanied former vice president and Peoples Democratic Party presidential candidate to a reconciliation meeting with former President Olusegun Obasanjo. According to him, he was invited because he was an apolitical scholar. Mr Gumi said part of the criteria the conveners of the meeting looked at…

APC senators drop plan to remove Saraki as senate president

The senators representing Nigeria’s ruling party, APC, have dropped plans to remove Bukola Saraki as president of the Senate. Mr Saraki defected to the opposition PDP whose presidential ticket he sought but lost. Many other senators and members of the House of Representatives also defected from the APC. Since Mr Saraki’s defection, the APC leadership…

2019: Buhari, Atiku battle for soul of the North

Although over 20 political parties have produced their presidential candidates in the race to the 2019 general elections, observers believe the presidential election will be mainly a battle between President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress and former Vice President Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party. In the meantime, as the North leads…

‘You are better than Buhari’ — Obasanjo endorses Atiku for 2019

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has endorsed ex-Vice-President Atiku Abubakar for the 2019 presidential election, describing him as better than incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari. Abubakar, who served as Obasanjo’s deputy between 1999 and 2007, is the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Accompanied by top members of the opposition party, Abubakar visited Obasanjo in…

BREAKING: Bishop Oyedepo arrives Obasanjo’s residence as meeting with Atiku continues

The General Overseer of the Living Faith Church, Bishop David Oyedepo, has arrived the residence of former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, in Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital. Oyedepo’s visit comes while Obasanjo is in a meeting with his former Vice, Atiku Abubakar. But it is not certain if both visits are connected. DAILY POST reports that…

Senate approves N234bn for 2019 elections

The senate has approved N234.51 billion for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the 2019 elections. The money was approved after Danjuma Goje, chairman of appropriation committee, presented a report for the consideration of senators. Of the sum approved, N189 billion was based on President Muhammadu Buhari’s while N45 billion is statutory transfer. Statutory…

Okorocha on Atiku: APC won’t get involved in verbal war… we’ll be talking issues

Rochas Okorocha, Imo governor, says the All Progressives Congress (APC) cannot be jittery over the emergence of former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar as presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). He said the antecedents of Atiku and President Muhammadu Buhari, candidate of the APC, will be crucial in the 2019 presidential election. The chairman of…

Missing Army General: Group welcomes Senate’s call on security agencies to intensify search .

…lambasts Jang, Plateau lawmakers over silence The New Initiative for Credible Leadership (NICreL), a civil society orgnisation has welcomed the recent call by the Nigerian Senate on the federal government to set up an investigate panel and intensify efforts to find Major General Idros Alkali (retired). The group said the call for other Nigerians that…

2019: Atiku storms Obasanjo’s residence

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar is currently meeting with ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo in Abeokuta, Ogun state capital. The meeting, which comes three days after Abubakar clinched the presidential ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), is holding at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL). This is Abubakar’s first known visit to a notable personality since he emerged…