Suspension of the CJN, the President erred and has usurp the supremacy of the CFRN.1999

Suspension of the CJN, the President erred and has usurp the supremacy of the CFRN.1999 I have read the statement issued by the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as to the reason for the removal of the Chief Justice of Nigeria. In the statement, the President relied on the ruling of the Code of Conduct Tribunal which ordered that theOnoghen CJN be suspended pending the determination of the case hanging on his neck at the CCT. This order purportedly granted by the CCT was given without jurisdiction. The…

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Jimi Agbaje Laments, Over 3,000 Of My Billboards, Others Destroyed In Lagos

Lagos State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) gubernatorial candidate, Mr. Jimi Agbaje, has raised the alarm over the persistent methods of removal of his campaign posters and political party signs, which he blamed on the agents of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). He claimed that the practice, which has been on since campaign for the 2019 gubernatorial election started, obviously confirmed APC’s ill-motive and desperation to ensure that there is no level playing field. In an interaction with The Guardian, Agbaje said PDP has on several occasions been the victim…

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2019: A Clarion Call For Change In Government

With less than two months to go, Nigerians are still pondering on which presidential candidate to vote for in the general elections of 2019. It will be definitely fun to watch the winner of the election. In the build up of 2015 presidential election, many Nigerians were meant to believe that corruption increased by unimaginable proportions, leading to hardship, hunger, frustration and withdrawal. In fact, one of the strongest points the opposition had against the government of President Goodluck Jonathan was his seeming inability to curb insurgency. Criticisms were rife.…

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Cacophony of Predictions of 2019: Heaven is empty, all the prophets are in Nigeria

By Jonathan Ochemeje In Nigeria, the year 2019 appears to be the year of astrologers. As 2018 was ticking to a close, star gazers, prophets, fortune tellers and apostles were busy brandishing their quivers of predictions.  It was not surprising that the predictions of what 2019 holds were as deafening as the knuckle cracking of the New Year knockouts. Many of the predictions bordered on the outcome of the 2019 presidential elections. As if competing with the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, most of the prophets fell short of releasing…

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Chekwas Okorie has no electoral value—group

The recent endorsement of President Muhammadu Buhari’s second term by  tiny group of individuals from the Igbo extraction with a promise to deliver the entire South East to the ruling All Progressive Congress, APC, has been described as a fake promise, adding that Buhari should not have faith in them. Eastern Union, EU, a social political and cultural organization of old Eastern Central States of Nigeria, ECN, made the declaration while reacting to the purported promise to Buhari by Chekwas Okorie as an empty promise with the intent to beg…

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Why Igbos are supporting Atiku——-Group

The Eastern Union (EU) is a political-social cultural organisation of old East Central States , based in Nigeria and abroad with members across the South East and South-South zones of the country championing the course of the old East Central States. In this interview with Dailymandate in Abuja, National Chairman of the group, Hon. Charles Anike, gives reasons why South East and South-South zones are clamouring for presidential ambition of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, and other issues. Excerpts How do you see the recent search of PDP’s Presidential flag bearer, Atiku…

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Voters Beware! Voter merchants on the prowl

Who are the real candidates in the forthcoming general elections? This is the question on the lips of many voters in Nigeria. Voters are caught between pretenders and contenders who parade themselves as candidates. For the first time in the history of Nigeria, fears of fake candidates are beginning to emerge. According to reports, some persons whose names were not forwarded to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, for the next election by their respective parties are still going about claiming to be the preferred candidates. Some politicians have even…

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Staining Mr. Clean: House of Reps stands by its indictment of Osinbajo

The House of Representatives’ ad hoc Committee on Emergency and Disaster Preparedness is standing by its report indicting the Vice-President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, for what it described as the embezzlement of N33 billion meant for presidential intervention programme for the North East crisis. The Vice-President was found culpable for giving approval to the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, to the tune of N5.8 billion which the House Committee described as illegal for not following due process. Osinbajo is the Chairman of the programme as well as Chairman of NEMA…

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The fall of Adams Oshiomohle

  These are not the best of times for Adams Aliyu Oshiomohle, Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, former Governor, Edo State and former President, Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC. Many were those who wondered at the palpable silence of this foremost labour leader as the Government and the Organised Labour were spoiling for a fight over the minimum wage. Unknown to many, Oshiomohle was having his own baptism of fire in the hands of the dreaded Department of Security Service, popularly known as SSS. For a couple of…

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Atiku’s absence sends shock waves

Some of the political aspirants in the forthcoming presidential election appear uncomfortable with the long absence of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP. Alhaji Abubakar has maintained some quietude in the last few weeks since his emergence as the PDP flag bearer and subsequent endorsement by the former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo.  Alhaji Abubakar, in what many described as a strategic step has decided to go on vacation abroad as his continued stay in the country will provoke political activities that will be considered…

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Repetitive theme of political campaigns in Nigeria

In a matter of days, precisely as from November 18, 2018, “Nigeria will be on the match again in search of Mr. President”. The airwaves, newspaper pages and the bill boards will be inundated with political campaign messages by political party aspirants for sundry positions in the forthcoming general election. What should Nigerians expect as the themes of the campaigns ahead? Same of the same old stories of “how Mungo Park discovered River Niger” which is the repetitive theme of Nigeria’s political campaigns? Or will there be a paradigm shift?…

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AFEX condemns gruesome murder of Jamal Khashoggi…calls on the UN to take decisive action against Saudi Arabia

The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX), a network of prominent media and freedom of expression organizations across the continent, today condemned the October 2, 2018 gruesome murder of renowned Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, saying a country that indulges in such barbaric behaviour ought to be ostracized by the civilized world. In a statement issued from its Secretariat in Accra, AFEX called on the United Nations to demonstrate its commitment to the safety of journalists and ending impunity for crimes against journalists by…

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Atiku is prepared to re-position Nigeria——Anike

Hon. Charles Anike is the National President of Eastern Union (EU), a socio-political pressure group for the interests of the people of the Old Eastern Nigeria, in this interview with Daily Mandate Team, he speaks on Atiku-Obi presidential ticket and All Progressive Congress’s primaries including former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s influence in removing the incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019 and other issues. Excerpt:   What is your first reaction after hearing the name of the ex-Anambra State Governor as Alhaji Abubakar’s running mate in the 2019 presidential general election? The…

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Opinion: Watch out Trump, China is taking Africa from under your nose

Look out Donald Trump, while you’re not watching, China is quietly stealing a continent from you. And India may not be far behind. Currently, the battle for supremacy on the African continent is being fought out between the leaders of Asia’s two superpowers — China and India — and, for the most part, the United States is nowhere to be seen. Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi all but tripped over each other last month crisscrossing the continent on personal goodwill visits. Meanwhile, the President of…

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