Pandemonium at the Altar

  Chidi Amuta Nigeria’s tradition of unruly political behaviour has begun rehearsing for a major roadshow well ahead of the 2023 open display. Suddenly, the ruling party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), has erupted in a crisis long foretold. The daggers are out. The targets are marked. And the lines of the imminent engagement are…

Presidency Fault Group’s Report On Christian Genocide In Nigeria

The Presidency on Friday faulted a report by the UK All-Party Parliamentary Group on International Religious Freedom or Belief (APPG) describing it as a misrepresentation of issues in Nigeria. The report titled  ‘Nigeria – Unfolding Genocide?’, accused the federal government of  allowing armed Islamist groups to kill, maim and displace Christians, through a systematic cleansing…

Obaseki, Others Should Be Quarantined – Iyamu Campaign

The Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu Campaign Organisatio, POI, on Friday said Obaseki and those who were at the defection meeting should be quarantined because they flouted the physical distancing regulation established by the state governor. The Director of Media and Communication of POI Campaign Organisation, John Mayaki, said this in a statement. Mayaki said: “While we…

PDP Grants Obaseki Waiver To Contest In Primary Election

The Peoples Democratic Party granted the Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki a waiver to contest the party’s governorship primary in the state shortly after he joined the party. This party’s National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan made this known on Friday in a tweet. “@OfficialPDPNig grants waiver for @GovernorObaseki to enable him contest the gubernatorial…

Custom Seizes Items Worth Over N265m In Katsina

Nigeria Custom Service in Katsina State Command, said it has seized items worth over N265million from April to date. Area controller of the Command, Kirawa Abdulahi, who disclosed this to newsmen yesterday at the command’s headquarters in Katsina, said the apprehension was based on intelligence gathering and collaborative effort with other operational commands. He said,…

NWC Disowns Gaidom, Says Ajimobi Remains APC Chair

A move to hijack the leadership of the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) was resisted yesterday, as the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party insisted that former Oyo State governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi is acting national chairman of the party. The NWC rejected the party’s deputy national secretary, Chief Victor Giadom, who declared himself…