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Insecurity: Gbajabiamila Calls For Constitutional Amendment, Declares ‘Our Cup Of Endurance Has Run Over’

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila has called on both the majority and minority leaders of the house to propose to the chamber appropriate amendments to the constitution that will ensure interventions to protect the life and property of Nigerians. Gbajabiamila made the call during Wednesday’s plenary against the backdrop of the rising insecurity, including banditry, kidnapping and Boko Haram killings in the country. In a series of tweets on the house twitter handle @HouseNGR, the speaker

Baba Do Something, Your Fulani People Are Killing Yorubas – Media Practitioner Writes Buhari

A media practitioner, Alhaja Adeola Agoro JP, has written an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari over alleged attacks by Fulani herdsmen in the South-West. Agoro, in the open letter posted on her Facebook page, on Friday, asked Buhari to immediately do something about the menace, adding that Nigerians in Ekiti, Osun,  Ondo, Oyo and Kwara cannot travel by road again. According to her, Yoruba’s are now being killed by the same Fulani people they gave lands to. She alleged that the Fulani men are “escaped Boko

Blame States For Poor Quality Of Teaching Hospitals – Minister

The Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, has said states are to be blamed for the poor quality of teaching hospitals in the country. Adewole said this while briefing the chambers on the current state of facilities and healthcare services in Nigerian teaching hospitals on Tuesday. Recall that the red chambers had summoned Adewole to explain the poor services rendered by public health institutions after hearing the motions moved by Senator David Umaru (Niger East), titled ‘Alarming report on the poor quality of services

CBN MPC Retains Interest Rate At 13.5%

The monetary policy committee (MPC) of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), on Tuesday, retained the monetary policy rate (MPR) at 13.5%. The monetary policy committee of the CBN made this known while briefing journalists shortly after the MPC meeting that held on Tuesday at the apex bank’s headquarters in Abuja, the nation’s capital. The CBN governor, Godwin Emefiele said only nine members of the committee were in support of retaining rates to understand the trend of growth. “Data on the domestic economy suggests

Buhari, 2019 Elections And The Law

President Muhammadu Buhari reportedly declared in China, last Sunday, that he believes in the idea of free and fair elections, and that he is committed to this pillar of the democratic process. I don’t expect him to say anything otherwise. On the whole idea of free and fair elections, electoral integrity as it were, rests the political stability of our country and the legitimacy of democratic governments. Besides, President Buhari is a beneficiary of the framework of electoral integrity instituted by his predecessor in…

APC The Only Party That Appreciates Youths, Kogi Gov Alleges

Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello has said the All Progressives Congress, APC is the only party that appreciated the youths. Speaking during a mega rally in Ekiti State in support of the party’s governorship candidate, Mr Kayode Fayemi, Governor Bello called on the youths to help the EPC seize power from the peoples Democratic Party, PDP. He said, “APC is the only party that appreciates youths. “It is the only party that recognises the youths and in this dispensation, they gave me the opportunity to represent you…

Osinbajo May Not Return As VP In 2019 – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday, said his Vice president Yemi Osinbajo may not return to power come 2019. He made the statement on a lighter note while hosting a delegation of the Conference of Nigerian Female Parliamentarians at the presidential villa in Abuja, Daily Post reports. The group had demanded for a female Vice President of the country while speaking with Buhari. Buhari, in response said: “It is a pity the VP is not here, but I believe the Secretary to the Government of the Federation will brief him…

‘Nothing Like That’, CAN Denies Receiving ‘Largesse’ From Buhari

The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, says it has not received any money from the President Muhammadu Buhari government since its inception in 2015. The Christian body stated this on Thursday in a statement by Pastor Adeniyi Adeyemi, secretary to CAN Chairman in the Ondo state, Rev. Dr. Akintunde Akin-Akinsanya. Adeyemi spoke during the induction ceremony of new officers of the women wing of the association in the state. The secretary was reacting to reports alleging that the association received huge sum of…

King Sunny Ade Under Fire Over Unpaid Salaries

King of Juju music, Sunday Adeniyi Adegeye popularly known as King Sunny Ade is under fire over staff unpaid salaries. Sunny Ade, in 2016, started his own radio station named 'Music and Culture 106.5 FM' transmitting from Ondo town. However, the radio station is presently run alongside Ambassador Yemi Faronbi, Engr. Olugbodi and Mr. Clement Ige as the members of the board of directors. According to one of the discharged workers ''Everyone will think with these Calibre of people at the helm of affairs, the workers of…

S/West Yoruba Farmers Threaten ‘Commensurate Reprisals’ On Fulani Herdsmen

A group of Yoruba farmers under the auspices of Oodua Redemption Alliance (ORA), has sent a note of warning to marauding Fulani herdsmen. The group made the disclosure in a statement in Ibadan, Oyo State capital, on Thursday, at the end of its emergency meeting themed, “Just before the Fulanis finish us!” In the statement the group declared that further attack on any person of Yoruba extraction by suspected Fulani herdsmen would be given appropriate reprisal. According to them, the Federal government’s decision to…
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