• Fashola warns DISCOs to Stop blackmailing FG over MDA Debt

    Fashola warns DISCOs to Stop blackmailing FG over MDA Debt

    As controversy trails debt owed electricity distribution companies (DISCOs) by Ministries, Department and Agencies (MDAs), Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola has warned DISCOs to stop blackmailing the Federal Government over the issue.

    He said no amount of harassment from DISCOs would make him offset MDAs power consumption debts without verification.

    Fashola,  who spoke at the opening of the 10th monthly meeting with power sector operators in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, also advised DISCOs to pursue the debt issue […]

  • Stop blackmailing me, go to court – AGF, Malami tells judges

    Stop blackmailing me, go to court – AGF, Malami tells judges

    It was gathered that the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, has challenged two judges of the Federal High Court to go to court and prove any case they have against him, instead of resorting to blackmail and falsehood in the media.

    Justices Ademola Adeniyi and Namdi Dimgba are accusing Malami of being the brain behind the recent raid of homes and arrest of judges.

    The judges are seeking leave of the Chief Justice of Nigeria to […]

  • FG is blackmailing Jonathan to dent his rising international profile – Group

    FG is blackmailing Jonathan to dent his rising international profile – Group

    A group identified as the Brotherhood Across the Niger (BAN) has accused the President Muhammadu Buhari led Federal government of calculated attempts to dent the reputation of Dr. Goodluck Jonathan and contain his rising international clout.

    The group made the allegation in an open letter signed by its division leaders in Nigeria,

    Northern Division Lead, Hassan Musa Abd’l ; Southern, Ojugbo Clifford; Eastern, Igwechi Chukwuka; Western, Kunle Coker, on Thursday following the frozen account of former first lady, Patience Jonathan by the […]

  • Militancy: Niger Delta politicians in Buhari’s cabinet blackmailing Jonathan – IYC

    Militancy: Niger Delta politicians in Buhari’s cabinet blackmailing Jonathan – IYC

    The umbrella body of Ijaw youths, the Ijaw Youth Council Worldwide, has condemned the desperation by some politicians to rope former President Goodluck Jonathan into the formation of the Niger Delta Avengers.

    The group, in a statement by its spokesman, Mr. Eric Omare, said the desperation came to the pinnacle with the media report that said that intelligence report indicated that Jonathan was one of the persons behind the formation of the NDA.

    The IYC said, “The characters behind this desperate plan […]

  • Former militants vows to go after those blackmailing Jonathan

    Former militants vows to go after those blackmailing Jonathan

    A splinter Niger Delta ex-militants’ group, the Reformed Egbesu Avengers, REA, on Saturday vowed to go after those who have recently begun a smear campaign against ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, and linking him with the current violent militancy in the region.

    The group’s latest statement also buttresses insinuations that the ex-warlords are sharply divided over allegations, especially by a group, the Reformed Niger Delta Avengers, that former President Jonathan formed the Niger Delta Avengers as a political tool to bargain with the […]

  • Stop blackmailing our governor, face the business for which you were elected – Group blasts Dino Melaye

    Stop blackmailing our governor, face the business for which you were elected – Group blasts Dino Melaye

    A civil society under the aegis of Kogi Professional Forum (KPF) and 200 other civil societies yesterday in Abuja berated Senator Dino Melaye-led committee probing the alleged misconduct of the state’s  governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, describing the move as a futile one.

    Addressing a press conference, the leader of the group, Comrade Ibrahim Ali, said it was wrong for the senator representing Kogi west senatorial district and other disgruntled leaders of the party to accuse the governor of engaging in anti-party […]