• Rig Ondo State governorship election and see the dogs of war – Fani-Kayode warns INEC, APC

    Rig Ondo State governorship election and see the dogs of war – Fani-Kayode warns INEC, APC

    A former minister of aviation and chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Femi Fani-Kayode has warned the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, against rigging Saturday’s governorship election in Ondo state.

    Fani-Kayode told the electoral umpire that any attempt to rig the Ondo election just like it did in Edo State would be consequential.

    The outspoken PDP chieftain while congratulating the PDP candidate, Eyitayo Jegede ahead of the poll, urged the people of the Ondo to come out enmasse and vote for […]

  • Why Buhari’s anti-corruption war will fail – PDP BoT member explains

    Why Buhari’s anti-corruption war will fail – PDP BoT member explains

    A member of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Board of Trustees, BoT, Chief Shuaib Oyedokun, says President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-graft agency cannot succeed because “he is using corruption to fight corruption.”

    This is coming at a time Buhari claimed that some corrupt individuals were using proceeds of their loots to fight him.

    Reacting to Buhari’s comment, Oyedokun said the President has admitted failure of his anti-graft agency.

    Speaking with newmen, the PDP BoT member said, “If the President, who is fighting corruption, suddenly […]

  • We’re determined to win war against corruption – Buhari assures

    We’re determined to win war against corruption – Buhari assures

    President Muhammadu Buhari has reassured that the ongoing anti-corruption campaign in Nigeria will be won in spite of the fact that “the anti-corruption war is tough and gruelling”.

    A statement released on Thursday in Abuja by Mr Femi Adesina, the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, said Buhari gave the assurance at a meeting with the American Secretary of State, John Kerry, on Wednesday.

    The meeting was on the margin of the conference on climate change, COP22, in Marrakech, Morocco.

    Buhari was […]

  • Buhari’s anti-graft war not selective, says Adesina

    Buhari’s anti-graft war not selective, says Adesina

    It was gathered that the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to ‎President Muhammadu Buhari, Mr Femi Adesina, has debunked claims that his principal’s anti-corruption fight is selective.

    Adesina said the fact that chieftains of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and current political appointees are not being prosecuted does not suggest selective anti-graft campaign by the Buhari administration.

    The presidential spokesman said this when he appeared on The Podium, a flagship programme on Sweet FM, Abeokuta.

    According to him, no evidence of […]

  • Clinton would trigger World War – Trump

    Clinton would trigger World War – Trump

    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has warned that Hillary Clinton’s foreign policy plan in Syria would trigger World War III, the BBC reports.

    He said the US should focus on defeating the so-called Islamic State rather than convincing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to stand down.

    Mrs Clinton has been proposing a no-fly zone over Syria, which some say could lead to conflict with Russian jets.

    Trump insists that Clinton’s plan to control Syrian Airspace would lead to World War III.

    “You’re going to end […]

  • Buhari donates two presidential aircraft to war against Boko Haram

    Buhari donates two presidential aircraft to war against Boko Haram

    Two aircraft from the presidential fleet have been handed over to the Nigerian air force, six days after two jets from the same fleet were put up for sale.

    At the handover ceremony on Monday, Babagana Monguno national security adviser, signed the transfer documents on behalf of the president.

    The two helicopters, which are part of the 10 aircraft in the presidential air fleet, were acquired on October 20, 2014 and May 21, 2015.

    According to the presidency office of digital engagement, the […]

  • No country survives religious war – Sultan

    No country survives religious war – Sultan

    According to reports, the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, yesterday said there is no country that has survived a religious war and called on Nigerians to unite.

     

    Speaking at the closing ceremony of a programme organised by International Dialogue Centre KAICIID which focus on Intra-religious Understanding in Nigeria held in Abuja, Abubakar said “there are a lot that unite Nigerians than what divide us.”

    He said Nigerians must do away with religious extremism and focus on building peace and harmony.

    Abubakar […]

  • Why anti-graft war hits opposition – Lai Mohammed explains

    Why anti-graft war hits opposition – Lai Mohammed explains

    Minister for Information, Culture and Tourism, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said the Federal Government should not be castigated for its anti-corruption crusades against perceived members of the opposition group.

    He said the probe at present was about those linked with the alleged diverted funds meant for prosecuting wars against the insurgents.

    Mohammed, who spoke with journalists yesterday at his Oro residence in Irepodun Council of Kwara State, said the alleged embezzled huge sum put at about $2.1 billion did not only allow […]

  • Clinton and Trump war of words escalates as race narrows

    Clinton and Trump war of words escalates as race narrows

    Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, sensing the urgency of a presidential campaign entering its home stretch, assailed one another on multiple fronts and in coarse terms Tuesday as new data showed the candidates in a dead heat.

    It was another day of scathing rebukes, intense rhetoric and tit-for-tat accusations as the bitter rivals sought to claim the advantage with voters just nine weeks before the November 8 election.

    In Florida, Clinton branded Trump a “demagogue” and declared his campaign to be “one […]

  • Buhari won’t go to war with Niger Delta people – Minister

    Buhari won’t go to war with Niger Delta people – Minister

    Is President Muhammadu Buhari contemplating a war in the Niger Delta? No, says Niger Delta Affairs Minister Usani Uguru Usani.

    Usani, a pastor, whose responsibility is to bring about a turnaround in the fortune of the oil-rich region, said that contrary to belief in some quarters, the Buhari administration has immense humane disposition towards the Niger/Delta area and the people.

    He said that government’s tolerance of the chain of reactions in the region is “a demonstration of the fact that government is […]

  • Clinton represents war, devastation – Le Pen

    Clinton represents war, devastation – Le Pen

    US Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton would “destabilise the world” if she wins the White House, French far-right leader Martine Le Pen has told CNN.

    “Hillary Clinton is war. Hillary Clinton is devastation,” Le Pen told CNN late Wednesday.

    Clinton’s election in November would mean “geostrategic choices that will lead to world conflicts that threaten to be very heavy,” said Le Pen, who is herself vying for the French presidency next year.

    “In the interests of France,” she said, the White House should […]