Author: George Ogbolu

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to consider the demands of the 17 southern governors of Nigeria. Naija News recalls that 17 Southern State Governors had two days back converged on Asaba, Delta State capital, where they made some resolutions and demands from the Federal government. They demanded a ban on open grazing in the south and urged the president to convene a national dialogue summit, restructure the country, among others. Speaking in an interview on ARISE TV, Akeredolu disclosed that some northern governors are in support of their position. He said: “Getting a presidential buy-in…

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Senators elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Wednesday clashed over moves to begin impeachment proceedings against President Muhammadu Buhari. Naija News had earlier reported that the Minority Caucus of the National Assembly expressed readiness to impeach President Buhari if he should continue to breach the constitution. This was made known to newsmen on Tuesday by the leader of the caucus and Senate Minority Leader, Enyinnaya Abaribe. Senator Abaribe has listed the various constitutional breaches which he said the caucus would rely upon to invoke its constitutional powers, should the breaches persist.…

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The Edo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is set for a major showdown with Governor Godwin Obaseki over his alleged plan to dissolve the party executive. Recall that Obaseki had on May 8, 2021, during a meeting with state party leaders, proposed dissolution of PDP executive at all levels. Following the proposal, the state party chairman, Tony Aziegbemi, and the state party secretary, Hillary Otsu, wrote a letter on behalf of the elected officials to the national body of the party. In the letter, the expanded state working committee of the party rejected the proposal by the…

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The Pan Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, on Tuesday, called on President Muhammadu Buhari to resign honourably. Speaking during the 95th birthday of the leader of the group and the dedication of a church in the honour of Chief Reuben Fasonrati, the Acting leader, Ayo Adebanjo, asked Buhari to resign over his administration’s inability to address insecurity and economic challenges. Pa Adebanjo accused the federal government of failing to address the increasing wave of insecurity and downturn of the economy. The Afenifere leader stated that Buhari’s government could no longer handle the situation, adding that this is the best to resign. Adebanjo…

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Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State alongside 16 other governors on Tuesday stormed Asaba, Delta State for the Southern Governors Forum meeting. Naija News reports that the meeting is expected to discuss, among others, the worsening security situation across Nigeria. The Southern Nigeria Governors Forum is the umbrella body for all the seventeen governors in South-West, South-South and South-East geo-political zones of Nigeria. According to the statement issued on Tuesday by Sanwo-Olu’s Chief Press Secretary, Gboyega Akosile, the meeting is an intervention by the governors to jointly brainstorm and address burning issues in the Southern part of Nigeria. The regional security…

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A political group, the World Igbo Peoples Assembly (WIPAS), has berated Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai for saying the South-East region will not get the 2023 Presidency by threatening other Nigerians with secession. Recall that El-Rufai had warned the southeast against using threats or ‘shouting victimhood’ as a means to grab the 2023 presidency. Speaking at a webinar hosted by Pastor Ituah Ighodalo of Trinity House, El-Rufai had said Igbo could only produce Nigeria’s President through a political process, by forming an alliance with other regions. “I don’t think anyone has stopped the South-East from going for the presidency. But you…

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A former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has revealed how courageous judges saved him from been convicted on numerous occasions. The former NLC Chairman stated this at the weekend while hosting members of the Law Students Association of Nigeria (LAWSON) in his office in Abuja. Oshiomhole, who was invited as guest speaker at the forthcoming National Conference on Rule of Law by LAWSON, said he was a beneficiary of a courageous judiciary. He said: “I have been a beneficiary of very courageous judiciary and for a courageous judiciary, I would have been a convict because in…

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Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide has lambasted Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El Rufai, for saying the South-East region will not get the 2023 Presidency by threatening other Nigerians with secession. Recall that El-Rufai had warned the southeast against using threats or ‘shouting victimhood’ as a means to grab the 2023 presidency. Speaking at a webinar hosted by Pastor Ituah Ighodalo of Trinity House, El-Rufai had said Igbo could only produce Nigeria’s President through a political process, by forming an alliance with other regions. “I don’t think anyone has stopped the South-East from going for the presidency. But you see, you cannot get…

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Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has warned the southeast against using threats or ‘shouting victimhood’ as a means to grab the 2023 presidency. Speaking at a webinar hosted by Pastor Ituah Ighodalo of Trinity House, El-Rufai said Igbo could only produce Nigeria’s President through a political process, by forming an alliance with other regions. He claimed that before winning the 2015 presidential election, President Muhammadu Buhari like other former presidents engaged other regions. “I don’t think anyone has stopped the South-East from going for the presidency. But you see, you cannot get the Presidency of Nigeria by threats or…

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Former social media aide to President Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri, has revealed why Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai is angry with his former principal. Recall that El-Rufai had told The Point that Jonathan almost put him in prison because he felt he was a threat to his second term ambition. He said although the former President was his very close friend during his days as Bayelsa State deputy governor, he persecuted him because he believed those who told him that he was a threat. “Jonathan was convinced by his own circle too that I was a threat and that if…

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Since the return to civilian rule in 1999, Nigeria has had different Senate President and Speakers of the National Assembly. Naija News reports that some had successfully completed their tenures while others had to be removed by impeachment for corruption and other allegations. Nigeria operates a bicameral legislature that comprises the Senate and House of Representatives. Below is a list of all Nigeria National Assembly leaders. Senate presidents 1. Senator Evan Enwerem (1999, Imo State, South-East Nigeria) Senator Evan Enwerem was the first Senate president at the start of the Fourth Republic in 1999. He was, however, removed after six…

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The national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has backed moves by the minority caucus in the National Assembly to impeach President Muhammadu Buhari. Naija News had earlier reported that the Minority Caucus of the National Assembly expressed readiness to impeach President Buhari if he should continue to breach the constitution. This was made known to newsmen on Tuesday by the leader of the caucus and Senate Minority Leader, Enyinnaya Abaribe. Senator Abaribe has listed the various constitutional breaches which he said the caucus would rely upon to invoke its constitutional powers, should the breaches persist. He stated that…

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A former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has endorsed Bisi Kolawole, as his preferred candidate for the 2022 governorship election in the state. Kolawole, a former house of assembly member, was officially presented to Fayose’s supporters across the 177 wards to prepare a solid ground for his emergence in the primary. Naija News reports that Kolawole is the current chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state. Fayose described Kolawole as a bridge-builder, one who could bring in a better future for Ekiti and the party, adding that he was “our collective project.” Recall that Fayose had…

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Famous gospel singer, Panam Percy Paul, has said God told him that President Muhammadu Buhari was imposed on him by the church in Nigeria in 2015, just the way the Israelite of old imposed Saul on him as their king. The video of the prophecy was shared on Twitter by Reno Omokri, a former aide on new media to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan. During a prophetic ministration, Paul revealed that he got the prophecy beginning from 2015 when Buhari became President, up till 2020. Naija News reports that Saul was the first King of Israel whom God later rejected and replaced with…

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The trio of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, former Senate President, Bukola Saraki and Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State stand a better chance of getting the 2023 presidential ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). A former senator and member of the party’s Board of Trustees told Daily Independent that with the time restraint to the election and the timetable announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), it will be difficult for a new entrant to join the presidential race. He also added that PDP leaders in their quest to give the 2023 election their best shot have…

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