By PMNEWS Editors The sacking of 35 aides of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday was the latest in the string of humiliations hurled at him by the Muhammadu Buhari presidency or better the cabal in the presidency. Beginning from a succession of moves in September, the Vice President appears to be a target of deliberate arrows of power emasculation. Denied by the ruling All Progressives Congress and presidency officials, the drama keeps unfolding in new, inexorable plots that even the politically blind knows that unusual things are happening at Aso Villa. The first shot was fired on 16 September when Buhari announced the setting up of an Economic Advisory Council, without notice to the Vice President who had run an advisory council, that had the likes of Alik...
Nigeria Senate on Tuesday confirmed fifteen nominees to serve on the governing board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC. Chairman of the Committee, Senator Peter Nwaoboshi in his report submitted to the Senate for purposes of confirmation expressed satisfaction that the nominees were screened and found capable to serve on the board. The Chairman said that the committee requested for credentials and security report of each nominee for purposes of screening which they did openly. He said fifteen of the nominees were qualified to serve on the governing board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). In his contribution, Senate Minority leader, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe said the nominee representing Delta State seems to be the person who was sworn ...
Femi Fani-Kayode, a former Minister of Aviation and a PDP chieftain, has joined many Nigerians in criticizing President Muhammadu Buhari government over the recent signing of the amended Deep Offshore Act in London. Buhari signed the bill on Monday in London, stating that the amended Bill will generate at least $500m additional revenue for the Nigerian government. The Chief of Staff to the President, Malam Abba Kyari, was with him when he signed the Act. This did not go down well with some Nigerians, as they posed questions about the function of the office of Vice President, Osinbajo. According to them, Osinbajo should have signed the bill, rather than have Abba Kyari take a trip to London. Fani-Kayode, speaking on the development queried Osinbajo for his loyalty
Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), snubbed a question on the petition against Bola Tinubu over alleged cash-laden bullion vans linked to him. Tinubu is the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC). In February, viral pictures on social media showed two bullion vans being driven into Tinubu’s Bourdillon residence in Lagos on the eve of the presidential election. The APC leader said the money in the vans was his and not ballot papers or money for vote-buying as alleged by some Nigerians. “Excuse me, is it my money or government money? So, even if I have money to spend in my premises, what is your headache?” he said. “Excuse me, if I don’t represent any agency of government and I have money to spend,
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says it will transmit all results manually during the Kogi and Bayelsa governorship elections on Nov. 16. INEC’s Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu said this on Thursday at the Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room Dialogue Session with Resident Electoral Commissioners (REC) of Kogi and Bayelsa states in Abuja. Yakubu, who was represented by Mr Festus Okoye, a National Commissioner of INEC, said that the commission would adhere to the rules and regulations of the 2010 electoral act as amended. “While section 52 ,subsection 2 of the electoral act gives the commission the discretion to make a determination relating to the procedure to adopt in any election . “Sections 63,64,65,66,67 and 73 of the same electoral act pre
Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has faulted the supreme court judgement dismissing his appeal against President Muhammadu Buhari’s election victory. Reacting to the judgement on Wednesday, Atiku said the judiciary has been sabotaged “like every estate of our realm”. A seven-man panel of the apex court dismissed the appeal filed by the PDP candidate on the grounds that it lacked merit. Like the presidential election petition tribunal, the panel held that there was nothing to prove Atiku’s argument that Buhari was not qualified to contest in the last election. In a statement, the former vice-president cried foul over the judgement and accused the “cabal” of disrupting Nigeria’s democratic progress. “The Nigerian judici
Buba Galadima, a former ally of President Muhammadu Buhari, says there would have been jubilation across the country if the supreme court upturned Buhari’s victory in the election. The apex court had dismissed an appeal filed by Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Buhari’s main challenger in the election. Atiku had filed a petition against Buhari at the tribunal where he lost. But not giving up, he headed to the supreme court. Speaking on Channels Television’s Politics Today on Wednesday, Galadima faulted the verdict of the court, saying the PDP is interested in knowing how the apex court arrived at its decision. “We are waiting to hear the final analysis of how they arrived at that decision. And we as Nigerians h
The All Progressives Congress, APC, National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari over the affirmation of his reelection by the Supreme Court. The Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Tanko Mohammed in his judgment said, “We have examined all the briefs and exhibits for over two weeks. “And we agreed that there is no merit in this appeal. The appeal is dismissed. Reasons to be given on a date to be announced.” Reacting, in a statement he personally signed, Tinubu said “the rule of law conclusively affirmed the collective voice of the people by dismissing the petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and their presidential candidate, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar. The sun rose high in the Nigeria sky today to shine its ligh
Festus Keyamo, Minister of State of Labour and Employment Ahmad has reacted to the Supreme Court judgment that dismissed the appeal of the PDP and its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar against the All Progressives Congress, APC and its candidate, President Muhammadu Buhari. EAGLE EYES had reported that the apex court on Wednesday dismissed the appeal of the PDP and its presidential candidate, Atiku. The Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Tanko Mohammed in his judgment said, “We have examined all the briefs and exhibits for over two weeks. “And we agreed that there is no merit in this appeal. The appeal is dismissed. Reasons to be given on a date to be announced.” But, in a swift reaction, Atiku on Wednesday said that he remained unbroken in spite of the Suprem
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) expresses shock at the judgment of the Supreme Court on the Presidential election petition filed by the party and its Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar. Indeed, what we witnessed today was not what majority of Nigerians, who participated and observed the Presidential election expected; and this includes even members of the APC. The PDP notes that it indeed made a solid case, with undisputable evidence, showing that Atiku Abubakar won the Presidential election and as such is surprised that the justices of the Supreme Court held otherwise; however, that is the highest court of the land. Notwithstanding, the distinction of our case remains for Nigerians, including generations yet unborn, to appreciate. The PDP expresses ...