Travails of Jonathan’s men

It is not yet Uhuru for some relatives and associates of former President Goodluck Jonathan as well as a number of top officials of his government, who have been under trial for alleged corruption since their benefactor relinquished power two years ago, FELIX NWANERI reports       Former President Goodluck Jonathan could be said to have predicted what would befall officials of his administration, when at a valedictory session of his cabinet on May 27, 2015, he advised his successor, President Muhammadu Buhari, not to single out his administration…

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2019: I’ve not defected to APC – Adebutu

A House of Representatives member and chieftain of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun State, Oladipupo Adebutu, Sunday declared that he has not defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Adebutu, who is believed to be interested in running for the governorship election in 2019, said his presence at a political meeting held at the Abeokuta residence of former Governor Olusegun Osoba did not indicate any move to cross-carpet. His position was contained in a statement issued by his media office against the backdrop of speculation that he had…

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Anti-grazing law and herdsmen attacks

A casual observer might be tempted to view the security challenges confronting the Nigerian state as just those posed by the Boko Haram insurgency in the North-East or the Niger Delta militancy that has slowed down the nation’s revenue receipt through the destruction of oil installations. But looked at deeply, no single issue has been much more dangerous and capable of igniting an all-out civil war that the menace of nomadic Fulani herdsmen’s confrontation with settled farmers in the middle belt and southern parts of the country. The seriousness of…

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Those goading Buhari to seek reelection are his enemies, says Emiko

Senatorial candidate, Prince Yemi Emiko, narrowly missed becoming the Olu of Warri, a revered stool currently occupied by his brother. Similarly, his son, Prince Stanley Emiko of the All Progressives Congress, (APC), lost the Warri South Constituency 1 by-election penultimate week, ironically, to his younger sister, Princess Shola Daibo of the Accord Party. In this interview with SONY NEME and OLA JAMES, Prince Emiko speaks on the election, bickering in the APC and President Muhammadu Buhari’s health What is your impression about the just concluded by-election in Warri South? We…

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BoI does not grant political loans–Olagunju

With over N1 trillion loans disbursed by Bank of Industry (BoI) in its over one decade and half operation to transform the Nigeria industrial landscape, its Acting Managing Director, Waheed Olagunju at the bank’s recent 57th Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Abuja, said that the bank is strict when it comes to lending facility. He rules out political loans. ABDULWAHAB ISA was there and brings the excerpts. In 2016, you had a robust profit before tax and after tax, how were you able to make this happen? Being able to…

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Buratai’s warning to soldiers very timely, says Kwande

Ambassador Yahaya Kwande is an elder-statesman, member Board of Trustee of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and former Nigerian Ambassador to Switzerland. Kwande, in this interview with MUSA PAM, speaks on the timely warning of the Chief of Army Staff to Army officials to stay off politics and politically related activities and also on the anti-corruption war of President Buhari’s administration How do you view the Chief of Army Staff warning Army official to stay off politics? The warning is timely coming at this time, not only to the…

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I’m trying to reclaim my mandate stolen by APC –Sen. Achonu

Senator Athanasius Achonu of Imo North Senatorial District, whose election to the senate was recently nullified by the Court of Appeal, in this interview, speaks to LANRE ODUKOYA on the ruling, his next plans, takes on the current administration and the place of Igbo in the scheme of things in Nigeria.   Further to the court judgement that nullified your election, what’s your reaction? Well, you know it is a shame that we live in a country where you look at an innocent man who is your enemy, and frame…

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