POLITICS

Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has agreed to collaborate with a group of House of Representatives members pushing for a return to the parliamentary system. The 60 federal lawmakers, led by Minority Leader, Kingsley Chinda, had met with the ACF on Thursday with the aim of garnering support for their proposed legislation transitioning from the current presidential system. Chinda highlighted the need for support from regions and other important bodies for the smooth passage of the bill. He emphasized that the parliamentary system would enhance accountability among officeholders. In response, ACF Board of Trustees Chairman, Bashir Dalhatu, expressed satisfaction with the…
PRESS RELEASE Afenifere has distanced itself from the call by some renegade Afenifere members for Yorubas not to exercise their right to protest in joining the NLC and other protests. Afenifere has always supported the right to protest in a democracy from the beginning when Awolowo protested against the colonial constitution to recent protests like that against Jonathan subsidy removal, which even President Bola Tinubu joined. The great leader, Obafemi Awolowo warned Yoruba states and newspapers like Tribune and Sketch under his influence never to stifle voices of dissent. Are Yorubas not members of the NLC? If ever Afenifere was…
Thursday, 22 February 2024 05:03

Police arrest LP national chairman, Abure

Operatives of the Nigeria police have arrested Julius Abure, national chairman of the Labour Party (LP). Abure was arrested on Wednesday in Benin city alongside Kelly Ogbaloi, the LP chairman in Edo state. Speaking with journalists after the arrest, Tijani Momoh, spokesperson of the police for Zone 5, said Abure was arrested over a petition in a case of attempted murder, conspiracy to commit dangerous harm. “I wish to confirm the arrest of the factional chairman of the Labour Party, Julius Abure, and I think three or four others due to a written petition endorsed to the AIG Benin from…
Solomon Dalung, Minister of Youths and Sports Development in the first term of President Muhammadu Buhari, has told President Bola Tinubu to perform what he described as his “Lagos miracles”. Tinubu was the governor of Lagos State from 1999 to 2007. During his campaign for the highest office in the land, Tinubu emphasised that he built Lagos to a model for good governance, infrastructure renewal and innovation and asked that he should be given the chance to replicate such in Nigeria. However, policies introduced by the president have not addressed the needs of Nigerians, but plunged the country into further…
Governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have advised President Bola Tinubu to throw in the towel if he cannot provide a sustainable solution to the problems plaguing the nation. The PDP Governors who gave the advice in a statement at the weekend reminded the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led government of the need to be guided by the fact that it is (APC) that sought power to solve the problems of Nigeria, not to compound them or shift blame and use propaganda to confuse issues. The Governors noted that the hardship and suffering being faced by…
A group of 60 lawmakers has initiated a move to end the current presidential system and revert to the parliamentary system previously used in Nigeria’s First Republic. The group, known as the Parliamentary Group, introduced a constitution alteration bill on the floor of the House of Representatives on Wednesday, setting in motion what could be a transition to a parliamentary system by 2031. Three constitution alteration bills were presented by the Minority Leader, Kingsley Chinda (PDP, Rivers), and 60 others during plenary. Spokesperson of the group, Abdulsamad Dasuki, briefed journalists on the synopses of the bills. During a press briefing…
Mohammed Idris, minister of information and national orientation, has knocked governors of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for comparing Nigeria’s economic situation to that of Venezuela. Speaking after a meeting held in Abuja on Monday, Bala Mohammed, governor of Bauchi and chairman of the PDP governors’ forum, lamented that the cost of living in the country is skyrocketing while the naira is on a free fall. The governor of Bauchi said Nigeria is “almost on the road to Venezuela” due to the current economic hardship in the country. As of January, Venezuela was reported to have a 234 percent inflation…
Governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Monday, restated their position on state policing, as the solution to the country’s worsening security situation. The opposition governors also decried the free fall of the naira and its attendant consequences, and asked that the Federal Government’s economic team should find appropriate solutions to the challenge. Chairman of the Forum, Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State briefed journalists after a meeting of the governors in Abuja. He decried the high cost of living in the country, and the value of the naira, saying, “We are almost on the…
All Progressives Congress (APC) says it is unfair to assess the administration of President Bola Tinubu based on the current economic realities. Speaking in an interview on Channels Television, Felix Morka, APC spokesperson, said things are tough in many parts of the world. Cost of living. On Monday, some residents of Minna, Niger state capital, blocked major roads in the city to protest the rising cost of living in the country. There was also a protest in Kano state over the economic hardship being experienced by Nigerians. Speaking on the development, Morka said the criticism of the Tinubu’s administration on…
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says the All Progressives Congress (APC) is politicising the protest by Nigerians against the current economic hardship and worsening insecurity in the country. On Monday, some residents of Minna, Niger state capital, blocked major roads in the city to protest the rising cost of living in the country. There were also protests in Kano state and other parts of the country over the economic hardship being experienced by Nigerians. While commenting on the protests, the APC claimed that opposition parties were instigating the protests to undermine the Bola Tinubu administration. In a statement issued on Tuesday,…
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