POLITICS

Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed, former Vice Presidential candidate for the Labour Party, has responded to Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka's critique of Peter Obi, the party's presidential candidate. Soyinka had criticized Obi for failing to manage his supporters' online hostility towards opposing views, suggesting this made him unfit to lead Nigeria. Baba-Ahmed dismissed Soyinka's remarks as a distraction, refusing to engage further. He suggested that Soyinka's comments were driven by fear of the positive changes Obi might bring to Nigeria. Baba-Ahmed emphasized that intellectual prowess does not justify insulting others, referencing Soyinka's past derogatory remarks about the late General Sani Abacha. "The…
Usman Bugaje, a respected elder statesman and political activist, has labeled the first year of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s administration a “tragedy” for Nigeria. Bugaje made these remarks during an appearance on Channels Television’s Politics Today, where he assessed Tinubu's inaugural year in office. As a former member of the House of Representatives, Bugaje criticized the APC-led government for failing to address the multitude of challenges confronting the nation. He stated, “The past year has been a tragedy for Nigerians. There isn’t a single problem they have resolved. The government appears overwhelmed and is struggling to manage the mounting frustrations…
Friday, 24 May 2024 04:48

Lamido Sanusi reinstated as Kano Emir

Governor Abba Yusuf of Kano State announced the reinstatement of the deposed Emir of Kano, Lamido Sanusi, as part of fulfilling a key campaign promise. This decision comes four years after Sanusi's controversial dethronement. On Thursday, Governor Yusuf signed a bill repealing the State Emirate Council Law of 2019, which had created five emirate councils under the administration of former Governor Abdullahi Ganduje. This repeal dissolves the four additional emirates and removes all five emirs. Sanusi, who was dethroned in March 2020 by former Governor Ganduje, had faced accusations of insubordination and was forcefully removed from the throne. His dethronement…
The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has criticized policies implemented by President Bola Tinubu's administration, attributing them to the worsening living standards, inflation, and unemployment in Nigeria. Following its National Executive Council (NEC) meeting in Kaduna on Tuesday, the ACF issued a statement expressing concern over the deteriorating economic conditions, which it warned could lead to social chaos, especially in northern Nigeria. The forum highlighted that average citizens are increasingly facing inflation, unemployment, and declining living standards, compounded by ongoing insurgency, terrorism, and banditry. The ACF particularly pointed to the northern region where these issues are most severe. In a communiqué…
Former Bauchi State Governor Isa Yuguda asserted on Tuesday that President Bola Tinubu should not be held accountable for the current economic hardship and high inflation in Nigeria. Speaking at the inaugural Asiwaju Scorecard Series organized by the All Progressives Congress Professionals Forum in Abuja, Yuguda emphasized that the economy was already in serious trouble before Tinubu took office. In recent months, Nigerians have faced rising costs of food and inflation despite improvements in the exchange rate of the naira against the dollar. However, Yuguda argued that the Tinubu administration is not solely responsible for these economic challenges. Yuguda highlighted…
The Federal Government has dismissed the proposed alliance between former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and former Anambra State Governor Peter Obi. According to the Presidency, President Bola Tinubu is not concerned about the potential alliance, stating that he is not losing sleep over the political maneuverings of Atiku and Obi. Atiku ran for president in 2023 under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) but lost, while Obi, representing the Labour Party (LP), came third in the election. Recently, Obi held a private meeting with Atiku and other PDP leaders in Abuja. He also met separately with former Jigawa State Governor Sule…
Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar met with Peter Obi, thepresidential candidate of the Labour Party in the 2023 general elections in Abuja, earlier in the week. The meeting sparked speculations about a merger of some opposition political parties ahead of the 2027 general elections. In an interview with BBC Hausa Service monitored by FRED EZEH, Atiku Abubakar explained the reasons for the meeting. You had a meeting with Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party in the last general elections. What was the reason for the meeting? It’s just a normal friendly meeting that we often had, particularly…
Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has raised concerns over the announcement by the federal government regarding the use of pension funds for infrastructure development. Speaking out against the initiative, Abubakar warned that tapping into the N20 trillion pension fund could breach the Pension Reform Act of 2014. The controversy arose following a statement by Wale Edun, the Finance Minister and Coordinating Minister of the Economy, after a Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting on May 14. Edun disclosed the government’s plan to unlock pension funds and other domestic resources to finance critical infrastructure projects across Nigeria. He emphasized the focus on…
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has criticized African countries, including Nigeria, for adopting Western liberal democracy, describing it as a mistake. Obasanjo made these remarks on Monday during a meeting with members of the House of Representatives advocating for the reintroduction of the parliamentary system of government in Nigeria. The lawmakers, led by Minority Leader Kingsley Chinda (PDP, Rivers), met with Obasanjo at the Shehu Yar’Adua Centre in Abuja as part of their campaign to transition Nigeria from its current presidential system to a parliamentary one. Obasanjo, who oversaw the implementation of the American-style presidential system in the 1979 Constitution during…
Peter Obi, the Labour Party presidential candidate in the 2023 general election, has criticized the current state of the Nigerian judiciary, calling it weak and compromised by the executive branch and the highest bidder. Speaking at the Justice Anthony Aniagolu Memorial Lecture organized by the Aniagolu family and hosted by Godfrey Okoye University (GOUNI) in Enugu, Obi reflected on his past experiences with the judiciary when it was more robust and independent. During his lecture titled “The Judiciary and The Future of Nigeria,” Obi recounted his political battles in Anambra State. He explained that after winning the governorship election, another…
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