Author: Wale Odunsi

The opposition Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), in Kogi State has taken a swipe on Governor Yahaya Bello over the collapse of Ozuma Bridge, in Okengwe, under Okene Local Government. The PDP in a statement signed on Tuesday by the Director Media and Communication Dayo Onibiyo, described the development as sad and dangerous, noting that the collapsed Bridge in the home town of Governor Bello was unfortunate. He said the collapsed bridge, which was allegedly constructed with substandard materials gulped several millions of naira under another wasteful scheme. The collapsed bridge according to the PDP had further exposed road users’ lives…

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The Muslim Rights Concern, MURIC, has said the next Yoruba presidential candidate should be a Muslim in the interest of fairness, justice and equity. MURIC made the call amid rumours that former President Olusegun Obasanjo was trying to draft the current President of the African Development Bank, ADB, Dr. Akinwunmi Adesina, into the 2023 presidential race. The Muslim human rights organisation based its stand on the fact that while three Yoruba Christians have occupied Aso Rock villa, no single Yoruba Muslim has held the post of president or Vice President since independence. MURIC stated this in a statement signed by…

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A cross section of Nigerians has kicked against the latest curfew announced by the federal government. National Incident Manager, Mukhtar Mohammed at the Presidential briefing in Abuja on Monday, said the curfew would take effect from midnight on Monday, 12am to 4am. Night clubs, gyms would remain closed till further notice with effect from Tuesday. Also gatherings of religious groups and weddings have been reduced to 50 percent attendance. Reacting to the development, some Nigerians on social media claimed the government imposed the curfew to curtail rising cases of insecurity across the nation, adding that COVID-19 cases in the past…

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Deputy Governor of Oyo State, Rauf Olaniyan has appealed to journalists in the state not to crucify the Governor Seyi Makinde led administration. Olaniyan who spoke on Saturday night while addressing journalists appealed to them to criticize the government constructively. The Deputy Governor during the breaking of fast with journalists insisted that many things would have gone wrong if newsmen were not available to be the watchdogs of the society. The press men were led by Chairman, Oyo State Council of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Alhaji Ademola Babalola. He added that things would have gone worse more than it…

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The University of Ibadan/Tai Solarin College of Education (UI/TASCE) 2006 Alumni Association wants justice in the death of its late member, Michael Olusegun Odukomaiya. Francis Nwapa, the President, and Daniel Salami, the Secretary, made the demand in a statement on Friday. The association condemned the May 1 brutal killing of Odukomaiya by suspected herdsmen in Ogun. The deceased left his home in Ikorodu, Lagos, for an appointment in Ibadan, the Oyo capital, but had his journey and life cut short. Around 6:10p.m., Odukomaiya drove into an ambush in Ishara in Ogun, a spot known for attacks by criminals in military…

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The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council, OYC, on Friday, claimed that it has uncovered those behind the plot to punish Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka of the Adoration Ministry, Enugu, Nigeria, AMEN. DAILY POST recalls that there was heavy protest in Enugu by Mbaka’s followers on Wednesday following his reported disappearance. He later reappeared and said he was serving a punishment placed on him by the Catholic Bishop of Enugu Diocese, Bishop Calistus Onaga. In a statement made available to journalists, the OYC President-General, Mazi Okwu Nnabuike claimed that apart from undue pressure from the Federal Government, certain personalities, including two governors…

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President Muhammadu Buhari has reportedly suspended the Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) after complaints yet to be made public. Buhari has directed Mohammed Bello-Koko, the Executive Director, Finance and Administration, to assume the position. Born on March 25, 1969, he is a native of Koko-Besse Local Government Area of Kebbi State. The development has been linked to the alleged face-off between Transport Minister, Rotimi Amaechi, and Kaduna Governor, Nasir El-Rufai. DAILY POST gathered Thursday night that the two stalwarts of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) are at loggerheads over the 2023 presidency. A source close to…

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Oba Gbadebo Adedeji, Owa Ooye of Okemesi-Ekiti, says traditional powers, known in local parlance as “African Juju’, have the potency of ending the current spate of kidnappings and other crimes in the country. The Oba made this known in Okemesi-Ekiti, Ekiti West Local Government Area of Ekiti, at a news briefing preceding the grand finale of the 2021 biennial Okemesi Cultural Festival, slated for Saturday, May 8. Adedeji, a former Chairman of Ekiti Council of Obas, said it would therefore be wrong and erroneous for the people to abandon their belief in such alternative means of curbing crimes. According to…

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The Progressives Governors Forum (PGF) has assured Nigerians that President Muhammadu Buhari is committed to tackling insecurity in the country. The Chairman and Kebbi State Governor, Atiku Bagudu gave assurance in a statement on the birthday of Plateau Governor, Simon Lalong. Bagudu hailed the governor for his leadership, vision and commitment towards a united prosperous Nigeria. “Along with the people of Plateau, the people of Northern Nigeria and other well meaning Nigerians, we celebrate this special occasion with you and your family”, he wrote. The APC Governors acknowledged Lalong’s contributions to the PGF through his insightful and resolute inputs. Bagudu…

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Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, has said the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government and that of his predecessor, Goodluck Jonathan, paid ransom to kidnappers and bandits, but denied it. Obasanjo, who said he does not believe in payment of ransom to kidnappers and banditry, charged the government to develop means of dealing with kidnappers and bandits heavily instead of ransom payment. The former President opined that leaders must ensure 2023 birth the emergence of a new federation in Nigeria, saying “otherwise the country may be sliding into ground dissolution.” He spoke on Wednesday at his Penthouse residence within Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library…

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Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, has said the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government and that of his predecessor, Goodluck Jonathan, paid ransom to kidnappers and bandits, but denied it. Obasanjo, who said he does not believe in payment of ransom to kidnappers and banditry, charged the government to develop means of dealing with kidnappers and bandits heavily instead of ransom payment. The former President opined that leaders must ensure 2023 birth the emergence of a new federation in Nigeria, saying “otherwise the country may be sliding into ground dissolution.” He spoke on Wednesday at his Penthouse residence within Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library…

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has created additional 1,235 polling units in Imo State. The state INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Prof. Francis Ezeonu made this known while briefing newsmen on Wednesday, NAN reports. Ezeonu said over the years, there had been attempts by the commission to create additional polling units to cater to the interest of new settlements and areas with unmanageable voter population. He explained that in 2011, the commission opted to create voting points and voting settlements to address the issue of overcrowding during elections and new settlements not served by existing polling units. Ezeonu said…

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President Muhammadu Buhari-led government says kidnapping and banditry are not federal offences in Nigeria. Addressing the media on Tuesday, Information Minister, Lai Mohammed made the comment in response to the statement on insecurity by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). “It is shocking that a party that ruled this nation for all of 16 years does not know that kidnapping and banditry are not federal offences”, he said. The minister told the party to call out the states, including those being controlled by it, to ensure a rigorous prosecution of arrested kidnappers and bandits. Mohammed said the PDP did not respect…

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Abia State Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, has awarded 5 years full scholarship to Mr Solomon Ukoha who constructed an electricity substation with crude oil and other locally sourced materials. Governor Ikpeazu made this known on Monday at his lodge in Aba while receiving the 24 years old Solomon, a native of Amaekpu in Ohafia Local Government Area of the state. According to Ikpeazu, the scholarship is for him to further his education in any tertiary institution of his choice. The governor expressed joy over the technical ingenuity exhibited by the young innovator noting that Abia has youths who can compete…

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Olusegun Bamgbose, the National Coordinator, Concerned Advocates for Good Governance, CAGG, has pleaded with former Army Generals, Olusegun Obasanjo, Abdulsalam Abubakar and Azuibike Ihejirika to, without further delay, rescue the country from imminent collapse He noted that the insecurity in the country has become so worrisome and pathetic, calling on every Nigerian to be concerned about how to address the issue before it gets out of hand. The recent attacks on our security agents are like ill wind which will blow no one any good. There is a need to prioritize the issue of insecurity. “Our nation is gasping for…

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