Thursday, July 30, 2015
Speaker Yakubu Dogara of the House of Reps succumbed to pressures from the APC and named Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila as House Majority Leader, and by that, drew the curtain on the lingering crisis that has trailed the chamber since its inauguration last June. According to reports, among those who put pressure on the Speaker was President Muhammadu Buhari who reportedly put in a phone call to Dogara following a last-minute meeting with APC national leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. But presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, denied knowledge of any interaction between the President and the Speaker prior to the pronouncement on the floor of the House. Following the resolution of the crisis, Speaker Dogara charged the legislators to proceed to discharge the issues that brought them to Abuja, saying they had wasted enough time on issues of aggrandizement.
Friday, February 14, 2014
Obasanjo stirred the hornet’s nest on Tuesday in London in an interview in which he confirmed that Jonathan on several occasions asked for only one term in office.
“President Jonathan said, not only once but twice, publicly, not only inside Nigeria but also outside Nigeria, that he would have one term, and he said that to me.
“One of the things that is very important in the life of any man or any person is that he will be a man or a person of his word. If you decide your word should not be taken seriously, that’s entirely up to you.”
Flowers, candy, red hearts and romance. That's what Valentine's day is all about, right? Well, maybe not...For those who don't know..this is the real story of how this day came about....
"The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak. I am a man of God. I won’t tell you lies. I joined the gang when one Confidence ran to me for cover when he was declared wanted by the police. From assisting the man, he introduced me to their chairman, Fineboy.
"This Fineboy now told me to provide my Honda bullet car for an operation as their vehicle was faulty. After the operation, he gave me N400,000 and I still drove them to First Bank robbery, where I got N300,000. We did not succeed in the Access Bank robbery and I was very sad when I read in the papers that three policemen were killed.
"I am a man of God and I preach the word of God; the Bible condemns all the vices that I involved myself in but greed and the devil made me to do it. Again, I was afraid to quit as Fineboy had warned that he would wipe out my family if I tried to quit.
"I am very happy that I have been liberated from armed robbery by this arrest but my fear is that my arrest will affect Christiandom as those who reposed their trust on me as a pastor, will be discouraged. But it is better I face the shame and go to heaven than to die and go to hell fire."
Speaking in Port Harcourt during an official visit to Governor Amaechi, Mr. Ogunsakin assured that he would police the state without bias, as both the president and the governor have their respective roles in ridding the state and Nigeria at large of crimes and criminality.
CP Ogunsakin said: "The President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces is the Chief Security Officer of the Federation while the Inspector General of Police is the Chief Law Enforcement Officer of the Federation.
"Also, in a state, the Executive Governor is the Chief Security Officer and the Commissioner of Police is the Chief Law Enforcement Officer of the State. This relationship is definitely best appreciated when it is harnessed to ensure peace and tranquillity in the state."
Tukur's wife registration card number is 0623374.
"It is true that our registration officer registered Tukur’s wife and issued her a registration card. This is one of the developments of democracy in Nigeria where you see an immediate past PDP chairman’s wife registering for APC.
"As far as I am concerned, they might be united as husband and wife but may have different opinions as the far as the political scenario is concerned, it is to show you that it is a falling period for the PDP."
Because he has been criticising President Goodluck Jonathan strongly in recent times, he still could not praise him comfortably now. Below are the thoughts he shared with journalists on Jonathan.
What prompted your defection to the PDP?