Former Presidential Adviser, Tanko Yakasai, believes the Igbo ethnic group has a chance to produce a Nigerian President if it gets the blessing of other parts of the country, especially the North. Mr. Yakassai, 94, made the comment on Friday during an appearance on Channels TV’s Sunrise Daily. “There is a good opportunity for Igbos to produce the president of Nigeria in the near future or later,” he said. “The political arrangement in the country is such that you need correlation with some parts of the North and South. The Igbo can make a move of getting partners from other parts of the country, in particular the North. “It is not just to complain; meaningful efforts should be made to reach out to get partners so that eventually they will realise their aspira
The Senate Minority Leader, Eyinnaya Abaribe, has pointed out reasons why the South East should not be talking about 2023 presidency now. Abaribe stated that the South East should be talking about teaming up with others to make Nigeria a better place and not 2023 presidency. The Abia South Senator in a chat with Vanguard also lamented that the structure of the country was very bad, hence the need to jettison calls for presidency. He said: “I think what you are doing now is that you are also creating this same thing that we are decrying. We are saying that it is too early for anybody to be talking about who will take whatever and the times are very dire. And instead of looking at that you are asking other questions. “OK, an Igbo becoming the next President, if it do
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Sunday described President Muhammadu Buhari’s comment on overseas treatment as self-indicting and high-level deceits in governance. The party, in a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, described as ridiculous “a situation where a President, who patronizes foreign hospitals for treatment and even check-ups, whose administration has failed to provide adequate healthcare in his country, could turn around to pontificate to other citizens against foreign treatment.” The PDP said while it does not approve of proliferated foreign medical tourism, especially by leaders and public office holders “our party holds that a leader who has failed to lead by example and whose government has neglected and wrecke
Anyone who thinks the Biafra agitation is a nuisance and irritating should know that it is not the collective aspiration of all Igbos but especially that no one has the monopoly of nuisance. Nuisance begets nuisance. When you stay with potash loaders you too will share in their dusty hair. It is in this country that the same standards are not held against all. Some can get away with anything but others cannot get away with something. I shudder at those who blame the agitators for agitating. Everyone knows what is good for them. If you don't know what is good for you then shut up and don't obstruct those who know what is good for them. If I have my way I will cease to be a Nigerian because there is no sense of nationhood. Those who have leverage over others use it to oppres...
Adams Oshiomhole, National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has made fresh allegations against opposition party Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) accusing members of being the mastermind behind President Buhari’s alleged third term bid. According to Oshiomhole, the fake news necessitated the reiteration of Buhari’s open denial of a third term agenda in his new year message to Nigerians on Jan 1, 2020. “I am surprised to see that there are people who begin to wonder why should the President reassure Nigerians that he is not going to do third term in office… third term was planted by PDP,” the chairman said. “It is still in the sub-consciousness of most Nigerians that the first (sic) Nigerian president tried to do third term, emptied the treasury
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has reacted to the statement by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that history won’t be kind to President Muhammadu Buhari. APC said PDP was in pain because the Buhari administration had put a lot of members out of their illegitimate job of looting the country. Lanre Issa-Onilu, APC National Publicity Secretary, in a statement on Saturday, said for 16 years, several leaders of the PDP were having a bazaar in their reckless and senseless race to produce the world’s highest number of billionaires whose only enterprise was stealing from the public purse. He noted that: “During this period of calamitous heist, thousands of PDP members also held Nigeria by the throat, in an unpatriotic race to help themselves to our collective resource
Bukola Saraki, former senate president, says the main objective of Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, governor of Kwara state, is to wage war against his family. Saraki said this on Saturday while reacting to the governor’s decision to revoke a land occupied by his family in Ilorin, the state capital. In a statement on Friday, Rafiu Ajakaiye, chief press secretary to the governor, had said the land was originally meant for government secretariat and parking space of a clinic, but was unlawfully allocated to one of Saraki’s late father’s private firms without any record of payment to the state government. But in a statement he personally signed, Saraki who once governed the state, said contrary to Ajakaiye’s claim, the land was duly allocated and a Right of Occup
Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, has said the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, is no longer a member of the ruling party. According to Obaseki, President Muhammadu Buhari, had also directed the Edo State chapter of the party to deal with the pro-Oshiomhole Edo Progressive Movement and the former Governor for anti-party activity. The Governor was quoted to have said this at a rally of the APC members from the Owan East and West Local Government Areas in Sabogida-Ora earlier, yesterday. Obaseki said, “The APC is one party. Those that say they are in the EPM are not APC, including their national chairman, who we have suspended in Edo State. “Those mistakenly elected into Edo State House of Assembly, who are memb
The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has explained why the Buhari government didn’t order the release of Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky. The AGF spoke in an interview with the Hausa Service of the BBC on Thursday. Malami said the case was being prosecuted by the Kaduna State government and as such, the federal government would not interfere. ”The Federal Government won’t interfere in a judicial process that is solely responsible for the state government to take charge of”, the AGF stated. Former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, and #RevolutionNow convener, Omoyele Sowore, were released on Tuesday. Malami advised them to observe the terms of their bail and refrain from engaging in any act that is inimical to public pe
Bayelsa State Governor-elect, Chief David Lyon, has raised the alarm over alleged ongoing last-meeting transactions by key figures of the outgoing government to compound the financial woes of the state ahead of the February 14, 2020 handover. Lyon in a statement signed by his Acting Media Adviser, Chief Gift Ebiki, warned and advised banks and other financial institutions to henceforth desist from issuing financial aides such as loans, overdrafts and other forms of credit facilities to the outgoing Governor, Seriake Dickson and key figures in the administration. He said such credit facilities aimed at crippling the financial base of the state to make effective takeover of the All Progressives Congress (APC) government difficult should not be extended to unverified...