Tobun: Those calling for Buhari’s resignation are hypocrites

Hon. Biodun Tobun is the Chairman, Lagos State House of Assembly Committee on Works. He speaks, in this interview with ADEWALE AJAYI, on two years of the All Progressives Congress (APC) administration and the cancellation of the contract for the construction of the Fourth Mainland Bridge, among other issues President Muhammadu Buhari has spent two years out of the first four years of his term of office. Do you think that his administration has performed to the expectation of Nigerians? I want to say that an economy destroyed for 16…

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Obioha: Osinbajo’s intervention in order

…Riot Act over hate speeches warning by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo against threat by ethnic groups in different parts of the country is very welcome and it is being supported by all levels of right thinking Nigerians. It is about time that all these absurdities are stopped because it is actually causing a lot of trouble in the country. I believe strongly that the Acting President’s intervention is in order and I totally support him on that. It is high time we stop all inciting and threat statement by the…

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Olajide: Govt must address foundational problems

…Riot Act over hate speeches I think sincerely that we must commend the Acting President for the initiative and the step he has taken by interacting with leaders of the various zones, where issues of agitations and hate speeches have been very pervasive. That he has had the courage to call for the meeting is a step in right direction. But he should not stop at that because besides the hate speeches that are being traded by the various sections of the country, we have inner animosity due to the…

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Ezema: Restructuring, realistic path to national integration

One Nigeria Initiative commends Acting President Yemi Osinbajo for his meetings with northern and south eastern leaders, aimed at calming the tension over by the October 1 forceful eviction order handed to the Igbo speaking people of Nigeria. Nigeria, at this time, has no option to restructuring as the only solution to perceived injustices in the country, which is fuelling several agitations, is true fiscal federalism in line with the recommendation of the 2014 National Conference. Unless the current self-determination agitations, and the eviction order dimension to the already complicated…

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Kano APC expels Jibrin from party

It appears that the travails of the suspended House of Representatives member Abdulmumini Jibrin Kofa is far from over following the decision his party in his Bebeji Local Government Council of Kano State to expel him from the party. Jibrin Kofa, who is facing a long suspension from the House over budget padding saga, is believed to have started lobbying to return to the House,  following a reconciliation meeting held at the instance of Kano State Governor Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje. However, reading the party’s caucus resolution expelling Jibrin Kofa,…

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Enugu: Why PDP will not participate in future elections – Chime

Former Enugu State Governor, Sullivan Chime (Esq), Thursday advised aspirants desiring to contest future elections in the state to do so under the platform of the All Progressives Party (APC). Chime said that his former party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will not contest next elections in the state, stressing that the party is now in comatose. The former governor, recently resigned from PDP, under which platform he served as governor between 2007 – 2015, and defected to APC. He spoke at Egede Umuoka ward in Udi Local Government Area…

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Osinbajo meets South-East leaders, vows to defend constitution

         ….meets Ohanaeze, S’East govs, leaders in Aso Rock Umahi: Every citizen has right to agitate Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has vowed that the Federal Government will jealously defend the constitution to keep Nigeria as one and indivisible country. The Acting President stated this when he met with the leadership of Ohaneze Ndigbo, the governors of the five South East states and the leadership of the zone in the National Assembly and other stakeholders from the area. Present during the meeting were the President General of Ohaneze Ndigbo, Chief John…

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Onovo: Politicians are taking Nigerians for granted

Chief Martins Onovo was the presidential candidate of the National Conscience Party (NCP) in the 2015 general elections. He speaks, in this interview with TEMITOPE OGUNBANKE, on the state of the nation   What is your take on the budget of the National Assembly, which some people say is on the high side? We have been talking about it over the last five years. It is unfortunate that vested interests in Nigeria, who also happen to control a significant section of the media have continued to misrepresent every simple issue…

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Saraki’s long road to freedom

Legal fireworks over alleged false and anticipatory assets declaration by the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, ended yesterday as the Code of Conduct of Tribunal (CCT) discharged and acquitted him, TUNDE OYESINA reports     It was a time of jubilation for the Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki, his allies, friends and well-wishers, as the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) sitting in Abuja, yesterday, dismissed and acquitted him of the 18 count charge bothering on false and anticipatory assets declaration slammed on him by the Federal Government. In a unanimous judgement…

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I have no hand in Lagos PDP crisis – Kashamu

Sen. Buruji Kashamu (PDP – Ogun East) has denied involvement in the crisis rocking the Lagos State Chapter of the party, ahead of council polls in the state. The senator was reacting to an allegation by a factional Chairman of the party in the state, Mr Moshood Salvador, that he (Kashamu) was partly responsible for the crisis rocking the chapter. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Salvador made the allegation in Lagos on Wednesday while announcing his faction’s alliance with the Labour Party for the July 22 Lagos State polls.…

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