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Obasanjo, Atiku, Duke, Others ‘Dump’ Buhari; Linked To New Political Party Ahead 2019

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, an unconfirmed report says is leading a pack of top politicians including his former Vice President. Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, former senate president Ken Nnamani and former Cross River State Governor Mr. Donald Duke, among others, to float a new political party ahead of the 2019 general elections apparently in dissatisfaction with the performance of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) government led by President Muhammadu Buhari, Frontier News reports It gathered authoritatively that the new party formation, which is billed for lunch in November 2016 also has Sokoto State Governor Aminu Tambuwal and his predecessor Senator Aliyu Wamako as coordinator of Sokoto state while Senator Musa Kwakwaso is to oversee Kano state. Other coordinators of the yet to be named mega party our correspondent gathered are Senator Adamu Aliero who is to coordinate Kebbi state, MrsAll Progressives Congress who is to coordinate Akwa Ibom, the current secretary to t…

BREAKING! Panic in Aso Rock as Court Throws Out Buhari’s Application in Certificate Case

The Honorable Justice Ademola Adeniyi sitting at the Federal High Court 7, Abuja on Thursday 26th, May 2016 dismissed the Preliminary Objections filed by President Muhammadu Buhari in the case instituted against him, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Suit No. FHC/ABJ/CS/110/2015 by an Abuja based Legal Practitioner, Barr. Nnamdi Nwokocha-Ahaaiwe challenging his competence to stand election into the office of President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria when he lacks the basic educational qualifications set out in the Constitution, SIGNAL reports. The development has reportedly thrown the Nigerian presidency into disquiet as President Buhari and his handlers greeted the ruling with shock, as very few Nigerians including members of Buhari’s government realized the case was still in court. According to an informed source on the development, the ruling has caught the Buhari presidency unawares and has posed a big distraction …

Al-Mustapha: I’ll soon disclose what killed Abacha and Abiola

Hamza Al-Mustapha, chief security officer to Sani Abacha, the late military dictator, says he would soon give the details of what killed Abacha and MKO Abiola, self-acclaimed winner of the June 12, 1993 election. Abacha died on June 8, 1998, while Abiola died exactly a day to the first month anniversary of the dictator’s death. There have been speculations on what killed both men, but Al-Mustapha who had privy information as a result of the office he held said accurate information would be revealed in his memoirs, which is not yet out. “What killed Abacha is exactly what killed MKO Abiola. But I would reveal that after my court case, still at the supreme court. I would publish a book which has three volumes— the Mustapha’s Memoirs, which will tell what happened under Abacha and how he died,” he said at a press conference in Lagos on Monday. The retired colonel, who regained freedom three years ago after spending 12 years in detention over the death of Kudirat, Abiola’s wife, said…

IGP orders arrest of armed Biafra protesters

Solomon Arase, inspector-general of police (IGP), has ordered the immediate disarmament of members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). Arase’s order followed the killing of some police officers in Asaba, Delta state, by a mob of Biafra campaigners on Monday. He gave the order to the heads of the police formations in the southeast, saying that IPOB had crossed the line. “Following the manifestation of the disposition of the armed Independent People of Biafra (IPOB) activists to undertake premeditated attacks on Police officers engage in operations aimed at restoring public order in states in the south-east and south-south geopolitical zone of the country, the inspector-general of police,IGP Solomon E. Arase has directed the assistant inspectors general of police and the commissioners of police in the affected area to disarm members of the group operating firearms immediately,” a statement issued by Olabisi Kolawole, police spokesperson, on Tuesday, read. “The IGP noted that…

Nigerian side chick boldly insults her boyfriend's wife on FB, over their sex life

A Lady named Ebikhena Alphonsus went to the Facebook page of her boyfriend's wife to blast her for not sexually satisfying the man. According to her, the man in question is 'killing her with his frustrated and crooked d**k' but she doesn't mind since she's getting paid. How pathetic! Even when people blasted her for her blatant guts in the comments section, she responded defending herself. See all the drama after the cut... The side chick's profile photo...

Killing of gorilla to save 4-year-od boy at Ohio zoo sparks outrage, over 2,000 people sign a petition

The killing of a gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo on Saturday after a 4-year-old boy tumbled into the ape's enclosure triggered outrage and questions about safety, but zoo officials called the decision to use lethal force a tough but necessary choice, Reuters report. Over 2,000 people signed a petition on Change.org that sharply criticized the Cincinnati Police Department and the zoo for putting down the animal and called for the child's parents to be "held accountable for their actions of not supervising their child." Cincinnati police on Sunday said the parents had not been charged, but that charges could eventually be sought by the Hamilton County Prosecuting Attorney. A spokeswoman for the prosecutor did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Authorities did not identify the child or his parents. The family could not be reached on Sunday. A Facebook page titled "Justice for Harambe" had more than 3,000 likes by Sunday afternoon, a day after …

LIB Exclusive: Samuel Eto'o's private jet seized at Rivers state airport

Football legend Samuel Eto'o came into Nigeria yesterday to honour Joseph Yobo in his testimonial match which took place in Port Harcourt, Rivers state. He came in his private jet and after playing in the match, Samuel Eto'o, who wanted to fly back immediately, was unable to do so as his private jet was not allowed to fly out. The Airport authority claimed he didn't have permission to land at the Port Harcourt airport and fined him. And according to a LIB source, after paying the fine, his plane was still not allowed to fly, up until late last night. As of 1am early this morning, government officials and friends of the footballer were still trying to get his plane to leave the airport.

Niger Delta Avengers claim they have blown up Agip and Shell trunk line

The militant group say something big is about to happen.

Outrage as 30 men rape 16-year-old, post video online

Two gang rapes of teenage girls including one supposedly involving 30 men that was filmed and posted online have shocked Brazil. The UN women’s rights agency condemned the cases after the video was posted on Twitter apparently by one of the rapists who boasted about the assault. According to Brazilian media, the video posted on Wednesday showed a girl of 16 surrounded by men who claimed she had been raped by 30 of them in Rio de Janeiro, which hosts the Olympic Games in August. In another case, a group of at least five men allegedly drugged and raped a 17-year-old girl in the northeastern state of Piaui. “Apart from the fact that these are young women, these barbaric cases are similar in that the teenagers were lured by their attackers in premeditated plots,” the spokeswoman for UN Women in Brazil, Nadine Gasman, said Thursday. “They were violently attacked in a context of illegal drug use.” The posting of the video by the attackers sparked a wave of revulsion among Brazilians…

Kano state governor sacks his SSG, makes new appointments

Kano state governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has sacked the Secretary to the State Government, Rabiu Sulaiman Bichi and replaced him with Usman Alhaji Usman. The sack of the former SSG was made known in a radio announcement by head of the state's civil service, Auwalu Mohammed Naiya, this morning. Naiya also announced that the governor approved the appointment of Ibrahim Mohammed Kankarofi as his new principal private Secretary while the Director General media and communication to the governor, Halilu Dantiye, was posted as Permanent Secretary and replaced by Salihu Tanko Yakasai. Although the reason for the adjustments was not stated, it is believed that the removal of the former Secretary to the State Government was because he is a close ally and confidant of the former Governor of the state, Rabiu Kwankwaso.

'Femi Fani Kayode will be vindicated' - His wife Precious Chikwendu releases statement

Read her statement below... If life was a movie I'm sure we would have our fingers on the fast forward button to skip so many scenes that ain't just fair. But this is reality and in reality we live through it. It's a time when strength and courage comes in play and only the brave can afford both. My Lion (Femi Fani-Kayode) will walk through this webby den of lies and injustice. Persecution and trials are common, only the weak fear them. He remains brave and strong through all these and soon he will be vindicated. I stand with my husband Femi Fani-Kayode.

Sack workers, stop asking for bailouts, Okupe tells governors

Olusola Fabiyi, Abuja Former Senior Special Assistant to Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Dr. Doyin Okupe, has called on governors to reduce their workforce instead of begging for bailouts from the Federal Government. He said it was becoming clearer everyday that the governors would not be able to meet the financial needs of their states with dwindling revenue accruing to them from the Federation Account. Okupe, in a statement he signed in Abuja in Monday, said that it was becoming clearer that many states would be unable to meet up with their financial obligations now and that they might actually face imminent bankruptcy if the economic situation in the country worsens. Ironically, he said it was the governors who didn’t allow former President Jonathan to save money for the raining days from the Excess Crude Account while in government. Okupe said that all state governments have over bloated civil service and that the governors must trim them immediately. But he suggested that…

World bank: It's harder to do business in Nigeria now than in 2015

t is harder to do business in Nigeria now than it was in 2015, the World Bank Group’s ‘Doing Business Report’ has revealed. According to the report, Nigeria went up the ease of doing business ranking, yet doing business actually just got harder in the largest economy in Africa. In 2015, Nigeria ranked 170 of 189 countries, with a distance to frontier (DTF) or ease of doing business score of 47.33, against Singapore’s 88.27 and Eritrea’s 33.16. In the 2016 version of the report, Nigeria climbed one rung of the ladder to the 169 position, but its ease of doing business score fell to 44.69. Singapore remained the easiest country to do business in, with a DTF of 87.34, while Eritrea remained at the bottom of the ladder, plunging further to 27.61 from 33.16 in 2015. At 32 and 62 respectively, Mauritius and Rwanda remained the best destinations for business in Africa, while Ghana led the West African park at 114 of 189 countries. Commenting on issues regarding businesses in Nigeria, …

"PDP MUST TAKE BACK POWER IN THE NEXT ELECTION" SEN. AKPABIO

I am one of the leading lights who would revive the PDP. I have no intention to move elsewhere. I believe strongly in the PDP. I still believe that the PDP is the only truly national party in Nigeria. I also have a responsibility to Nigeria that the country must survive and move forward. Today, the choice of Nigerians is not about party but about President Buhari. Therefore my job as a Senator would be apolitical. I would support the president to succeed because his success is the success of Nigeria but at the same time, I would not lose sight of the fact that my political party must take back power in the next election.