Lamido: APC Can't Take Nigeria to Promised Land
The Governor of Jigawa state, Alhaji Sule Lamido, has described the All Progressives Congress (APC) as a party that has no real attributes of democratic ideology that would propel the nation to the Promised Land.
The governor who stated this at the weekend, while receiving the members of Nigerian Guild of Editors that paid him a courtesy visit, said the APC as a political party had no particular history.
Lamido said Nigerians cannot take the risk of handing power to a group of aggrieved politicians that have left their former political parties simply because they were denied tickets to contest for leadership positions.
Stating that the APC without Buhari would not last for three months, he said most of those making noise in the APC today could not dare do such in 1998 for fear of incarceration. Add a comment
Gunmen Attack Churches in Jos
What would have been another bloody attack was Sunday averted by security men in Jos, the Plateau State capital, when over 100 gunmen, suspected to be Fulani herdsmen, shot sporadically at worshippers in churches at Rantya Low Cost.
The gunmen however met their match in soldiers deployed in the area, who repelled the attackers.
A security man with one of the churches told journalists that the incident occurred at about 10am when most of the churches were just about to commence services. Add a comment
A German ex-rapper now fighting Jihad in Syria has called on Boko Haram insurgents in the north-eastern Nigeria to relocate to the Central African Republic (CAR) along with other Islamic militias to fight the Christians, who he said, are slaughtering Muslims in the country. Add a comment
In far away Washington DC, Admiral Murtala Nyako, the Adamawa State governor, has alleged that since there was no one in the Northeast rich enough to sponsor Boko Haram the logical conclusion is that the Federal Government is the hidden sponsor of the sect.
As usual, NaijaPundit brings you his speech at the United States Institute for Peace below; Add a comment
What would have been another bloody attack was Sunday averted by security men in Jos, the Plateau State capital, when over 100 unknown gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen stormed Rantya Lowcost community of Jos metropolis and shot sporadically at worshippers in the churches in the area.
Taraba Acting Gov Sacks 24 Special Advisers
The Taraba State acting governor, Alhaji Garba Umar, has sacked 24 special advisers to the state government and appointed 24 new ones.
This is contained in a statement signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Mr Garvey Yawe, and made available to newsmen on Monday, in Jalingo.
According to the statement, Mr Abba Akawu is the Special Adviser on Inter-Governmental Affairs, Mr Oliver Suleiman; Labour Matters while Alhaji Barshir Marafa, Special Adviser on Local Government and Chieftancy Affairs.
Others are; Sen. Ibrahim Goje, Political Affairs, Dr Yushau Ahmed, Border Community Development Agency; Mr Atem Ansho, Tourism; Alhaji Adamu Danjuma, SEMA and David Irande, Primary Education.
The governor also appointed Hajiya Maryam Zubairu as Special Adviser on students and the Physically Challenged, Atiku Umar, Security and Mrs Ankye Abada,Women Affairs.
Mr Emmanuel Nwunuke, Urban Infrastructure; Mr Buba Madugu, Commerce and Industries; Alhaji Muntari Garba, Science, Technical and Higher Education; Mr Orbee Uchiv, Government and Project Monitoring.
The statement directed all the advisers who were sacked to hand over government property in their possession to appropriate government officials immediately.Add a comment
2015 Election: Jonathan Wins Eligibility Suit
A Nigerian Federal High Court in Kaduna on Monday struck out a suit challenging the eligibility of President Goodluck Jonathan to contest the 2015 general election.
It was the second court case designed to stop Jonathan from contesting the election.
The suit, instituted by Shuaibu Lili and one other, had sought a declaration barring the president from contesting the 2015 presidential election.
Counsel to the plaintiffs, Mohammed Ibrahim, had argued that Jonathan haven been sworn twice into office as president has no constitutional right to contest for the post again.
He cited Sections 145, 142 and 146 of the Constitution which limits the tenure of the president and governors to a maximum of eight years. Add a comment