Friday, 19 July 2019

News Release: 33 Aides To Speaker Gbajabiamila: A Formation Of ‘'State Executive Council’' In The Nigerian Green Chambers

    Gbajabiamila N29b likely pocketed in two months by Govs over failure to form their cabinets since May 29

The appointment of 33 political aides including six media aides by the Speaker of House of Reps (Green Chambers), Mr. Femi Gbajabiamila, is nothing short of formation of ‘a State Executive Council in the Green Chambers’. It is also a clear case of legislative squander-mania, fiscal profligacy and rapacious abuse of public office.

Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Special Report: Statement By Resigning IMF MD


"I have met with the Executive Board and submitted my
resignation from the Fund with effect from September 12, 2019. 
The relinquishment of my responsibilities as Managing Director announced previously will remain in effect until then. 
With greater clarity now on the process for my nomination as ECB President and the time it will take, I have made this decision in the best interest of the Fund, as it will expedite the selection process for my successor. 
“The Executive Board will now be taking the necessary steps to move forward with the process for selecting a new Managing Director.
The Fund will communicate on the Executive Board’s process of selecting a new Managing Director in due course. 
Mr. David Lipton remains Acting Managing Director."

Monday, 15 July 2019

Special Report: Former President Obasanjo Writes President Buhari Again


"I am constrained to write to you this open letter. I decided to make it an open letter because the issue is very weighty and must be greatly worrisome to all concerned Nigerians and that means all right-thinking Nigerians and those resident in Nigeria. Since the issue is of momentous concern to all well-meaning and all right-thinking Nigerians, it must be of great concern to you, and collective thinking and dialoguing is the best way of finding an appropriate and adequate solution to the problem. The contents of this letter, therefore, should be available to all those who can help in proffering effective solutions for the problem of insecurity in the land.

Thursday, 11 July 2019

Communiqué: Communiqué Issued At The End Of The 5th Anniversary/Annual Congress Of Alaigbo Development Foundation (ADF)

After critical and thorough deliberation on the state of the Nigerian Federation vis-à-vis the rapidly unfolding state of affairs in Alaigbo today, and doing all these in the light of the Mission ADF, the ADF Congress resolves as follows:

That the Igbo nation and her neighbours in Nigeria have degenerated into the status of occupied territories, arising from Nigeria’s false monolithic federalism and the conduct of the affairs of the Federation from a central Government controlled by one ethnic nationality, where political, economic, judicial and electoral rights of the Igbo Nation have been completely eroded and undermined. ADF, therefore, re-iterates its position that the only way to save Nigeria from imminent disintegration is to re-negotiate her possible continued existence as a political entity in conformity with the principles of self-determination, allowing each nationality freedom to control and pursue her political, economic and socio-cultural affairs and development as an Autonomous Region, and above all the fundamental right to decide whether to stay or opt out of such Federal arrangement.

Saturday, 6 July 2019

Article: Nigeria Immigration Service And The Burden Of Data Protection

By Solomon Okedara

On June 17, 2019 a Nigerian man identified as Jeffrey Ewohime allegedly destroyed seven cars and property at the Nigerian High Commission in London over a delay in releasing his passport to him by officials of the Nigerian High Commission. Responding to the situation, the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), the institution saddled with the responsibility of issuance of international passports, took to its Twitter handle @nigimmigration to display an already issued International Passport in the name of the alleged vandal and tweeted that the High Commission had already closed for the day at the time the man arrived to pick up his passport at the High Commission, and further that he did not have the required Collection Slip on him. Many things could have angered the man in question, but nothing would justify the criminal damage he allegedly perpetrated in law.

Friday, 5 July 2019

News Release: "Brace Up, Defend Yourselves"--Niger Delta Militant Group To Niger Deltans

The attention of the Joint Revolutionary Council has been drawn to a declaration by a leechist group, the Coalition of Northern Groups in which a 30 day ultimatum was given to the Government of the Nigerian State led by their kinsman, General Muhammadu Buhari (Rtd.) to rescind its decision on the suspension of the satanic RUGA settlement policy.

We have felt the hands of Esau. We also know the voice of Jacob.

In furtherance thereof, we declare that any attempt to infringe upon the peaceful and secure life of any Niger Deltan anywhere across the Bantustans of the Nigerian state will be met with just recompense.

Wednesday, 3 July 2019

Apology: "I Personally Apologize To Bibra And Her Family"--Senator Ishaku Abbo

Senator Ishaku Abbo 

It is with a deep sense of remorse and responsibility that I, Senator Ishaku Abbo (SIA) profoundly apologize to all Nigerians, the Senate, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), my family, friends as well as our mothers - the Nigerian women.

I personally apologize to Bibra and her family for my action towards her, which has brought immense discomfort in our body polity.

Special Report: President Buhari's Congratulatory Letter(?) To The "Slapping Senator" On Election Victory

Thursday, 27 June 2019

News Release: "Time To Dissolve The Niger Delta Development (NDDC) Board"--Niger Delta Militant Group

In the past few months, the increasing reports of brazen corruption, grand theft, reckless embezzlement and large scale mismanagement across the various interventionist agencies that are supposed to cater to the challenges of the Niger Delta have become intensely mind-boggling.

The Niger Delta Development Commission for instance has been the worst hit and has become the principal center of attention.

Earlier in the month, top members of the Board of the Commission were invited to the offices of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to answer to the growing number of petitions accusing members of the board and top staff of large scale corruption, grand theft, reckless embezzlement and outright mismanagement of the resources of the Niger Delta Development Commission.

Monday, 24 June 2019

Article: Next Level: Oshiomhole As A Leadership Cancer


By SKC Ogbonnia

In a pre-election piece, “APC Risks A Crushing Defeat With Oshiomhole As Chairman”, I managed to put into words that the party’s “problem begins with the man’s personality. Oshiomhole, as a party chairman, comes across as a shambolic-cum-egocentric character understandably desperate for attention after leaving office as Edo State governor. In short, the APC has found itself in a situation akin to the proverbial quagmire, where a crown was mistakenly placed on a clown, and the natives were expecting him to perform like a king. For sure, the comrade thrived as a union activist, might have been a good governor, and he can even become a president, after all Donald Trump is one. But the post of a national party chairman is uniquely different. It calls for a unifying figure — composed, likeable, temperate, genial, compassionate and prudent. Mr. Adams Oshiomhole is none of these.”

Unless one has not paid close attention, after Oshiomhole superintended over the most crisis-ridden party primary exercise in the Nigerian history, the All Progressives Congress (APC) would go on to suffer consequential losses in the last general election. Although President Muhammadu Buhari was re-elected, not to be lost in the debate is the reality that he garnered less votes in 2019 than in the 2015 election, when he was a mere opposition candidate. The crisis also saw the opposition crack the ruling party’s southern wall of the South-West Nigeria, taking away two crucial states of Oyo and Ondo. In fact, our saving grace in 2019 was that the main opposition party nominated a deeply flawed presidential candidate.