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“What does Bola Tinubu want?”-A riposte By Sufuyan Ojeifo

I was hesitant to make this intervention for fear of having people question my motive.  To situate the issue in a clear context, let me disclose from the outset that I recently had a privileged discussion with a prominent Nigerian during which he asked the question, by which this piece is titled.  The question has continued to reverberate in my mind; and, whenever I see him, the question keeps assuming a fr ...

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2019: Atiku Group Begins Enlightenment In Kaduna

The Atiku Care Foundation, Kaduna office has vowed to carry out enlightenment in the 7,485 polling units in the state before the 2019 general elections. According to a statement signed by the Publicity Secretary of the foundation, Jacob Onjewu Dickson, already two-third of the polling units have been visited and the electorates welcomed the team with enthusiasm. The visits which primarily aims at educating ...

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Police Barricade ICC Venue of PDP Stakehokders’ Meeting

The Ahmed Makarfi-led  faction of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP has raised raised the  alarm over  Police barricade of  the International Conference Centre, ICC venue  of its stakeholders’ meeting  Monday. A statement by the party accused  Ali Modu Sheriff and  the All Progressive Congress (APC) led Federal Government of ensuring the barricade of the venue. The statement claimed that “Senator Ali Modu Sheri ...

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Despite Withdrawal From Active Politics, I Will Show Interest In National Issues, Says Anenih

Former Chairman of the Board of Trustees (BoT) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Tony Anenih, said yesterday that he would show more than a passing interest in issues affecting the nation even though he had, last year, announced his withdrawal from active partisan politics. Anenih spoke when he received in audience in his Abuja residence the Professor Jerry Gana-led Strategy Review and Inter-Part ...

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2015 Campaign Fund: Jonathan’s Ex-Minister ‘Queries’ EFCC Over Arrests

One of the ex ministers who served under former President Goodluck Jonathan has questioned the arrests being made by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.The ex Minister, Professor Abubakar Olanrewaju Sulaiman who was arrested by EFC along with Mr. Kale Belgore, SAN  over N450m  2015 campaign fund  asked in a statement on Wednesday, “The question is; what has EFCC got to do with donations volu ...

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The Politics of Power Transition, By Owei Lakemfa

Power is transient. Despite this ancient and eternal truth, transition of power from an incumbent to  a successor can be quite complex. Very few can be as seamless as that   in Mauritius on Monday January 23.  Prime Minister Anerood Jugnauth, 86, told his fellow citizens that his age can no longer bear the weight of his office. He  called his 55-year old  son, Pravind Jugnauth, who is also the Finance Minis ...

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2019: No Vacancy For APC In Taraba, Says Gov’s Media Aide

In spite of a high profile decampment, Monday, Senior Special Assistant to Governor Darius Ishaku, Emmanuel Bello, has said the All Progressive Congress (APC) has no viable path to victory in Taraba state in 2019. A former minister of labour in the government of President Good luck Jonathan, Senator Joel Ikenya had on Monday defected to the APC, sparking fears that the APC is angling to capture power. But a ...

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Fayose Carpets EFCC, Says Buhari Is Weak, Inept

Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose in this interview with newsmen in Abuja on Friday lashed out at the leadership of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC, describing the anti-graft agency as the most corrupt organisation in Nigeria. The PDP Governors' Forum Chairman in the interview also blamed the barrage of challenges facing Nigeria as a country on ineptitude on the part of President Mu ...

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Unbelievable! APC Chieftain, Nkire Warns Against New ‘Mega Party’

A leading member of the ruling All Progressives Congress APC, Chief Sam Nkire has reiterated his appeal to all those who intend to leave the APC to form the so called "mega party" to reconsider their intentions. Chief Nkire who spoke in Abuja at the weekend, further appealed to party members to rather join hands with President Muhammadu Buhari 'to effect the "change" we jointly promised Nigerians in 2014'. ...

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Ex-Katsina Governor, Shema Being Persecuted Because Of 2019 – Fayose

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has described the trial of former governor of Katsina State, Ibrahim Shema by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) as mere political persecution, which is part of the plot of the cabal in the All Progressives Congress (APC) to incapacitate opposition figures in the country financially before the 2019 general elections. Governor Fayose, who said Presiden ...

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Kure Played Politics Without Bitterness – Gov Sani Bello

Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello has described former Governor Abdulkadir Kure  as a leader who played politics without bitterness. Bello  said Late Kure was a peace maker and bridge builder who was  concerned about progress and development of the state adding that he  instituted good governance and started various developmental projects that were focused on the people. The Governor stated t ...

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Kalu Mobilises Support For APC In Abia State

Former Governor of Abia State, Dr. Orji Kalu has called on Abians to embrace the wind of change by joining the All Progressives Congress (APC) ,adding that the South East has a lot to gain from integrating into mainstream politics. According to the former governor, it is important for stakeholders to come together under the people's party, APC, for the sake of progress and development of Abia State, noting ...

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