• Lagos Assembly proposes pension for political office holders

    Lagos Assembly proposes pension for political office holders

    The Lagos State House of Assembly is proposing amendments to the law on the payment of pensions to key political office holders in the state, at the expiration of their tenure, a bill which is already attracting widespread condemnation.

    The bill to amend the Public Office Holders (Payment of Pensions) 2007, entitled “a bill for a law to amend the payment of pensions and other fringe benefits to public office holders in Lagos State and for connected purposes,” if passed would […]

  • My wife leaves home for night political ‘meetings’ to have s*x with men – Man tells court

    My wife leaves home for night political ‘meetings’ to have s*x with men – Man tells court

    One Ebenezer Olotuyemi, on Tuesday, dragged his wife, Folashade, before an Agege Customary Court on grounds that she flirts about with different men.

    The middle-aged man sought for the dissolution of his 15-year-old marriage.

    He told the court: “My wife has been unfaithful; she flirts about with different men, having caught her red handed. She has a questionable character that was why I refused to legalize our union.

    “My wife has a care free attitude, not submissive and does not listen to corrections.

    “She […]

  • My visit to Oni, not political – Fayose

    My visit to Oni, not political – Fayose

    Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, on Sunday paid a surprise visit to former governor Segun Oni at his Ifaki Ekiti country home.

    Fayose, according to a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Idowu Adelusi, said it was a courtesy visit.

    The statement quoted the governor as saying, “leadership comes first, Ekiti comes first and leadership is about sacrifice to make for the purpose of unity. That is exactly what I am doing.

    “There is a difference between leadership and politics. To me, […]

  • Obasanjo, Jonathan lacked political will to implement their plans, says Minister

    Obasanjo, Jonathan lacked political will to implement their plans, says Minister

    According to reports, the Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, has noted that the administrations of former presidents Olusegun Obasanjo, Umaru Yar Adua and Goodluck Jonathan had good economic plans, regretting however that they lacked the political will to implement the plans.

    Speaking on Thursday at the‎ second presidential economic communication workshop in Abuja, the minister held that the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari was taking critical steps to get the country out of the present recession.

    She […]

  • We had no political prisoners in my government – Jonathan

    We had no political prisoners in my government – Jonathan

    Former President Goodluck Jonathan has stated that no Nigerian became a political prisoner or prisoner of conscience for criticising him or his administration.

    Jonathan made the remark during his keynote speech, which was delivered weekend at the annual Merit Awards Dinner of the Nigerian Lawyers Association of the United States.

    The former president, who urged the U.S.-based lawyers to help preserve democratic institutions, also said diversity was an advantage only when all interest groups in the society feel safe and secure in […]

  • Tinubu, Atiku reportedly plan to form new political party

    Tinubu, Atiku reportedly plan to form new political party

    National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Ahmed Bola Tinubu and former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar are reportedly considering floating a new party ahead of the 2019 general elections, Newsmen reports.

    The report quoted a source as saying both Tinubu and Atiku are unhappy with the presidency but do not want to come out openly on it.

    Tinubu’s anger with the Presidency started after the running mate to the party’s late governorship candidate, Prince Abubakar Audu, James Faleke, was subsequently replaced […]

  • INEC releases new list of registered political parties

    INEC releases new list of registered political parties

    The number of registered political parties in Nigeria has risen to 40, according to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

    The commission said in its official website that 10 new political parties were recently registered, thereby increasing the number of the parties from existing 30.

    The parties, according to INEC, are Better Nigeria Progressive Party (BNPP), Democratic Alternative (DA), Masses Movement of Nigeria (MMN), National Action Council (NAC) and National Democratic Liberty Party (NDLP). Others are Nigeria Elements Progressive Party (NEPP), National […]

  • Senate passes political debates bill for second reading

    Senate passes political debates bill for second reading

    It was gathered that the Senate in Nigeria has passed for second reading, a bill to establish a Nigerian Political Debates Commission.

    The bill is to give legislative backing for the establishment of a commission with the responsibility of organising and conducting debates for all candidates cleared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

    Candidates that are to participate in elections into the offices of the president and vice president of the country as well as governor and deputy governor would be […]

  • I don’t belong to any political party, says Obasanjo

    I don’t belong to any political party, says Obasanjo

    Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has declared that he is no longer a member of any political party in the country.

    The former president made the declaration when he played host to members of the National Commercial Tricycle and Motorcycle Owners and Riders Association, NACTOMORAS, in Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital.

    Stressing that ‘Okada’ and ‘Keke’ has come to stay in Nigeria, he described their existence in the country’s transportation system as an economic necessity, which has come to stay.

    According to Obasanjo, […]

  • CCB commends, indicts public servants, political appointees over assets declaration

    CCB commends, indicts public servants, political appointees over assets declaration

    Commendations has again come the way of the Chief Of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, from the Code of Conduct Bureau for his asset declaration, which the Bureau has again certified to be accurate

    Several other public servants also got commendation from the Bureau for declaring their assets within the stipulated timeframe.

    These other public servants include: Semenitari Mary-Gab Tamunoibim (Ag. MD/CEO NDDC); Ibrahim K. Idris (Inspector General of Police), Boboye Oyeyemi (Corps Marshall FRSC); Amina Mohammed (Minister of Enviroment) and […]

  • Political differences affecting Nigeria’s progress, says Keyamo

    Political differences affecting Nigeria’s progress, says Keyamo

    A Human Rights Activist and a Lawyer, Mr Festus Keyamo, on Wednesday said political differences was one of the major problems in the country.

    Keyamo said at a seminar in Lagos that people used political differences as a platform to express their long term grievances.

    The seminar organised by the Civil Liberties Organisation (CLO), Lagos State branch, was titled: “Rising Insecurity, Child Molestation and Human Rights Violation in Lagos State: An Emergency’’.

    He mentioned historical differences between the people, adding that this had […]