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Kogi declares holiday to hold thanksgiving for Buhari

Kogi declares holiday to hold thanksgiving for Buhari

Gists, Naija Politics, Politics, Vanguard
Yahaya Bello: of Kogi state declares Monday public holiday to than God for Buhari;s return By Kola AdeyemiKogi State government has declared Monday as a public holiday for citizens to thank God for safe return of President Muhammadu Buhari to the country. The Director -General, media and publicity to the state governor, Mr Kingsley Fanwo, said the holiday would enable the people to give thanks to God for returning Buhari in sound health and sound mind. He said that decision was also in line with the support the people had been giving to Buhari in his efforts at correcting the ills of the past and putting the nation on sound economic footing. “ We urge the people to also use the occasion of the public holiday to pray for Mr. President as he resumes his responsibilities of repositioning Nige
APC primaries: Shun sentiments, propaganda – Uba tells delegates

APC primaries: Shun sentiments, propaganda – Uba tells delegates

Gists, Naija Politics, Politics, Vanguard
Sen. Andy Uba Senator Andy Uba has called on delegates to the All Progressives Congress (APC) primaries not to be unduly influenced by sentiments in determining the party’s flag bearer for the November governorship election.In his message to the delegates, the governorship aspirant admonished them to consider experience and capability in making their choice rather than zoning, party membership or denomination. He said that it was just not enough to believe the promises made by all aspirants but to also weigh such promises according to known individual capabilities. He said that the members should not be swayed by certain viewpoints that bordered on membership of the party and who had been in Anambra APC longer. He said however that the focus should be on who can actualise victory for the p
NSIA releases fertiliser new whistleblowing number

NSIA releases fertiliser new whistleblowing number

Gists, Naija Politics, Politics, Vanguard
NSIA and FEPSAN striving to make fertiliser affordable for Nigerian farmers By Emmanuel AfonneThe Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA), has released new whistleblowing numbers to enable Nigerians and stakeholders register their complaints and feedback in the Presidential Fertiliser Initiative (PFI) programme. Mr Titi Olubiyi, Head of Communications, NSIA, released the new numbers to a team of Fertiliser Producers and Suppliers Association of Nigeria (FEPSAN), on facility tour of fertiliser plants in the country. Olubiyi who gave the numbers as 08175777724 and 08175077775 said the old number (09098067946) would be reactivated to ensure the programme has three effective whistleblowing lines. “These numbers can be reached from Monday to Friday; it’s a 24-hour-desk established for en
30 CSOs hold rally for Buhari

30 CSOs hold rally for Buhari

Gists, Naija Politics, Politics, Vanguard
Buhari arrives Abuja By Shehu DanjumaMore than 30 civil society groups in Katsina State staged a peaceful rally on Sunday in support of President Muhammadu Buhari, who returned from medical vacation in London on Saturday. The civil organisations drawn from the 34 local Government Areas of the state, trooped to the Katsina metropolis to express their happiness over the return of President Buhari. Mr Bashir Ruwangodiya, the state chairman of the coalition of civil society organisations led the groups to the Government House in Katsina where he presented a solidarity letter for onward delivery to the president. Ruwangodiya said the rally by the groups was an expression of support for Buhari’s safe return to Nigeria following his treatment abroad. He said that members of the groups were happy
On restructuring we stand, PDP replies APC

On restructuring we stand, PDP replies APC

Naija Politics, Politics
By Dirisu Yakubu ABUJA – The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has dismissed a statement credited to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) that the former has never been an advocate of restructuring.Chairman Caretaker Committee, Senator Ahmed Mekarfi addressing delegates during the Non-Elective National Convention of the Peoples’ Democratic Party at the Eagle Square, Abuja. Photo by Abayomi Adeshida 12/08/2017 In a statement by the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, the party stated its commitment to a restructured Nigeria, adding that the sudden interest being shown on the term by the APC is contradictory to the stand of its National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun and other party chieftains. “We have read the statement credited to the National P...
Why Nigeria needs a brand new Constitution —Babington-Asaye

Why Nigeria needs a brand new Constitution —Babington-Asaye

Naija Politics, Politics
By Chris Nwosu Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Accounting Education and Research Services, ACCERS, Mrs Morenike Babington-Asaye, in this interview, speaks on the on-going Constitution amendment and restructuring among other issues of national importance. •Morenike Babington-Asaye Why do you think we need a new Constitution? Nigeria requires a new Constitution, the one that is made by the people themselves. Even though the Constitution was reviewed in 2014, the report should not be used in isolation of the people’s wish on restructuring.   The present Constitution has a lot of flaws, which amendments cannot resolve.   The structure of the country must first be agreed before a Constitution can be developed along that structure.   The present Constitution is flawed and broken because of
IPOB sets up Biafra Security Service

IPOB sets up Biafra Security Service

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IPOB: Confirms setting up Biafra security service The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), a separatist movement organisation, has confirmed setting up vigilance group, Biafra Security Service, BSS,It debunked insinuations that BSS is a standing army, but stressed that what it established is a vigilance group, The group would only gather intelligence and ensure that criminal elements do not compromise the safety and welfare of people residing in Biafra land. The Publicity Secretary of IPOB, Comrade Emma Powerful, told the Sunday Sun, that the group would not be militarised as erroneously construed in certain quarters and in various online media reports. Powerful said that members of the group were naturally peace loving people. He also dismissed as untrue the story that made the rounds that...
IPOB sets up Biafra Security Service

IPOB sets up Biafra Security Service

Gists, Naija Politics, Politics, Vanguard
IPOB: Confirms setting up Biafra security service The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), a separatist movement organisation, has confirmed setting up vigilance group, Biafra Security Service, BSS,It debunked insinuations that BSS is a standing army, but stressed that what it established is a vigilance group, The group would only gather intelligence and ensure that criminal elements do not compromise the safety and welfare of people residing in Biafra land. The Publicity Secretary of IPOB, Comrade Emma Powerful, told the Sunday Sun, that the group would not be militarised as erroneously construed in certain quarters and in various online media reports. Powerful said that members of the group were naturally peace loving people. He also dismissed as untrue the story that made the rounds that...
Bayelsa seeks probe of APC congress violence

Bayelsa seeks probe of APC congress violence

Gists, Naija Politics, Politics, Vanguard
Bayelsa govt. wants probe of violence at APC’s rally The Bayelsa government on Saturday condemned the violence that resulted in loss of two lives and injury to nine persons at the Friday’s congress of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Yenagoa.The government also expressed concern over the regular violence and insecurity that takes place during activities of the APC in the state. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that gunmen suspected to be political thugs on Friday invaded the APC secretariat during the inauguration of the new caretaker Chairman of the party, Mr Joseph Fafi. The National leadership of APC had expelled the former Bayelsa Chairman of the party Chief Timi Oruminigha and his executive members and appointed an interim executive to pilot the affairs of the party. In
Bayelsa seeks probe of APC congress violence

Bayelsa seeks probe of APC congress violence

Gists, Naija Politics, Politics, Vanguard
Bayelsa govt. wants probe of violence at APC’s rally The Bayelsa government on Saturday condemned the violence that resulted in loss of two lives and injury to nine persons at the Friday’s congress of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Yenagoa.The government also expressed concern over the regular violence and insecurity that takes place during activities of the APC in the state. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that gunmen suspected to be political thugs on Friday invaded the APC secretariat during the inauguration of the new caretaker Chairman of the party, Mr Joseph Fafi. The National leadership of APC had expelled the former Bayelsa Chairman of the party Chief Timi Oruminigha and his executive members and appointed an interim executive to pilot the affairs of the party. In
South East governors, Muslim pilgrims welcome Buhari

South East governors, Muslim pilgrims welcome Buhari

Gists, Naija Politics, Politics, Vanguard
South East: Chairman of governors’ forum welcomes Buhari from London. By Chukwuemeka Opara/Salisu Sani-IdrisThe South East Governors Forum and Nigerian pilgrims in Saudi Arabia have welcomed President Muhammadu Buhari back to Nigeria after his medical vacation in the United Kingdom. Chairman of the Forum and Ebonyi Governor, Chief David Umahi, on behalf of the forum, thanked God for granting the president, a divine healing. Umahi in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Emmanuel Uzor described the president’s healing as a great work of God and wished him total recovery as he assumes duty. “I thank Nigerians for praying for the speedy recovery of the president and this shows that they are becoming more patriotic despite varying political lines. “I call for more prayers and ded
South East governors, Muslim pilgrims welcome Buhari

South East governors, Muslim pilgrims welcome Buhari

Gists, Naija Politics, Politics, Vanguard
South East: Chairman of governors’ forum welcomes Buhari from London. By Chukwuemeka Opara/Salisu Sani-IdrisThe South East Governors Forum and Nigerian pilgrims in Saudi Arabia have welcomed President Muhammadu Buhari back to Nigeria after his medical vacation in the United Kingdom. Chairman of the Forum and Ebonyi Governor, Chief David Umahi, on behalf of the forum, thanked God for granting the president, a divine healing. Umahi in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Emmanuel Uzor described the president’s healing as a great work of God and wished him total recovery as he assumes duty. “I thank Nigerians for praying for the speedy recovery of the president and this shows that they are becoming more patriotic despite varying political lines. “I call for more prayers and ded
Okorocha, others bag LCCI education awards

Okorocha, others bag LCCI education awards

Education, Gists, Naija Politics, Politics, Vanguard
Imo State Gov. Rochas Okorocha, bags LCCI’s award By Grace AlegbaImo State governor Rochas Okorocha was among those who have received the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) Education, Printing and Publishing Sector award. The maiden award was instituted in 2017 by LCCI’s tagged “Excellence in Education Award”. Okorocha, represented by his Special Adviser/Liaison Officer, Lagos, Mr Nze Asimobi, said that the governor had transformed Imo into a citadel of hope for all children to be educated irrespective of their class. “Today, he has 13 Rochas foundations spread across the length and breadth of Nigeria where 2,000 pupils are admitted every year into these institutions,” he said. Asimobi explained that the Okorocha foundation offered free education, accommodation and feeding, for
Okorocha, others bag LCCI education awards

Okorocha, others bag LCCI education awards

Education, Gists, Naija Politics, Politics, Vanguard
Imo State Gov. Rochas Okorocha, bags LCCI’s award By Grace AlegbaImo State governor Rochas Okorocha was among those who have received the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) Education, Printing and Publishing Sector award. The maiden award was instituted in 2017 by LCCI’s tagged “Excellence in Education Award”. Okorocha, represented by his Special Adviser/Liaison Officer, Lagos, Mr Nze Asimobi, said that the governor had transformed Imo into a citadel of hope for all children to be educated irrespective of their class. “Today, he has 13 Rochas foundations spread across the length and breadth of Nigeria where 2,000 pupils are admitted every year into these institutions,” he said. Asimobi explained that the Okorocha foundation offered free education, accommodation and feeding, for
Ex- Speaker Okobonoh sent lawmakers on 3 weeks holiday to celebrate his son’s graduation – Hon. Adjoto

Ex- Speaker Okobonoh sent lawmakers on 3 weeks holiday to celebrate his son’s graduation – Hon. Adjoto

Naija Politics, Politics
By SIMON EBEGBULEM, BENIN-CITY Last Monday’s impeachment of the Speaker of Edo State House of Assembly, Mr Justin Esezobor Okonoboh, who assumed office in July, 2016, has created a fresh political tension in the state. And since he assumed office, it has been one bickering after another between him and his colleagues in the House. Mr Victor Edoror, an Esan man like Okonoboh and former Speaker, was impeached after members accused him of not carrying them along on the activities of the House. Edoror’s impeachment in 2015 brought in Elizabeth Ativie, from Edo South, as Speaker. Kabiri Adjoto Like what is playing out now, Ativie’s assumption of office as Speaker, distorted power configuration in Edo but following the intervention of then Governor Adams Oshiomhole, who had doggedly worked for t
Anambra: Intrigues and conspiracies everywhere

Anambra: Intrigues and conspiracies everywhere

Naija Politics, Politics
—Former governor, Presidency dabble into APC contest By Emmanuel Aziken, Political Editor As the time for the formal commencement of campaigns for the Anambra State governorship election kicked off last Friday, the state is again living up to its reputation as a hotbed of political intrigues. Before yesterday, only the ruling All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, of all the major political parties had conducted its governorship primaries for the election due on November 18. Even the primaries conducted by the Victor Oye leadership of APGA last Tuesday, Sunday Vanguard gathered, is to be subject of a possible plot tomorrow as the Martin Agbaso faction of the party meet in Abuja to consider their next plan following last Wednesday’s Appeal Court judgment that upheld the legitimacy of the O
2019: Okotie’s gov ambition, a divine mandate to emancipate Delta

2019: Okotie’s gov ambition, a divine mandate to emancipate Delta

Naija Politics, Politics
BY LUCKY OJI At creation, Delta State was so blessed with abundance of both human, solid and mineral resources, unfortunately the state today is still a shadow of itself, and the people living like strangers and in abject poverty in the midst of plenty. •Chief Okotie When God starts a thing, He will surely complete it. Joshua was anointed to accomplish God’s plan to take the Israelites to the promised land. God started a plan using former Head of State, General Ibrahim Babangida to create Delta State, from then Bendel State, about 26 years ago. Today, a Joshua has been chosen and anointed to redirect the journey of Deltans to better destiny and future, that Joshua is a patriotic Deltan, an Urhobo, Chief Osiobe Okotie. When Okotie declared his ambition to become next governor of Delta State
RESTRUCTURING: FG not in tune with the mood of Nigerians— Kusamotu, APC chieftain

RESTRUCTURING: FG not in tune with the mood of Nigerians— Kusamotu, APC chieftain

Naija Politics, Politics
BY CHARLES KUMOLU A CHIEFTAIN of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Mr. Ayodele Kusamotu, in this interview, berates his party’s position on calls for restructuring, saying the party is not in concordance with the mood of Nigerians. He also speaks on other issues of national significance. •Ayodele Kusamotu The fight against corruption is one of the focal points of this government. How do you assess it?    It has brought the issue to the consciousness of Nigerians. We are in a better place. At least everybody now knows that if you steal from the government, there could be prosecution and punishment. It is not easy to fight corruption and this government has been the first with all sorts of innovative techniques to fish out ill-gotten wealth. The executive should also handle allegations of
This APC govt. is absolutely broken to defend Nigeria’s unity —Secondus, ex-PDP Acting Chairman

This APC govt. is absolutely broken to defend Nigeria’s unity —Secondus, ex-PDP Acting Chairman

Naija Politics, Politics
BY HENRY UMORU Prince Uche Secondus, a former Acting National Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, in this interview, bares his mind on the non- elective convention of the party held in Abuja, last weekend, the anti- graft war of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, and the PDP ahead of 2019, among other issues of national importance.  Your party has just had its non- elective national convention. What is your take? That is an indication that after the Supreme Court judgment, the party and its members have come together and I believe the convention brought everybody on board with the understanding that our differences have been resolved. It was in unity that we passed all the motions and extended the life of the Senator Ahmed Makarfi – led Caretaker Committee in prep
We believe President Buhari is healthier now – PDP

We believe President Buhari is healthier now – PDP

Naija Politics, Politics
By Dirisu Yakubu ABUJA – The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has felicitated with President Muhammadu Buhari over the latter’s return into the country from a long medical vacation in London. In a statement issued Saturday by the National Publicity Secretary of the party, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, the PDP expressed happiness over the return, saying the President would now resume duties to pilot the affairs of the Nigerian state. “The PDP joins other Nigerians to welcome back the President, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari from his medical sojourn in London for over three months. “The President departed Nigeria on 7th of May, 2017 for an ailment and returned today being August 19, 2017. We believe that Mr. Presiden...