The federal government, yesterday, said it is succeeding in cleaning up the rots, looting, impunity and plundering of the nation’s economy, perpetrated by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who stated this yesterday in Lagos at a media briefing, said the task was tough, but the government was determined and succeeding. He said the government has been working round the clock to take Nigeria out of the “hell hole the PDP dumped the nation and it will be a tragedy if the party is ever allowed to come back to power in 2019.”w Mohammed said that the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration had made tremendous progress in the fight against corruption, insecurity and in revamping the economy. Specifically, the minister said that with the enforcement of Treasury Single Account (TSA) policy, N3 trillion had accrued to government purse. He said the government had successfully removed the N108...
By Chibuzo Ukaibe, Abuja - The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), yesterday, condemned the fracas that ensued between the convoys of Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike and Minister of Transport, Rt. Hon. Rotimi Amaechi in Port Harcourt on Saturday. The party, while describing the encounter as an alleged assassination attempt against Wike, called on President Muhammadu Buhari, to order the immediate transfer of the commander of Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS), in Rivers State, Mr. Akin Fakorede. A statement by the party signed by Head, Publicity Division Adm. Chinwe I. Nnorom, On behalf of  National Publicity Secretary, “is once again constrained to draw the attention of President Muhammadu Buhari to another assassination attempt by his Minister of Transport, Rt. Hon. Rotimi Amaechi on the Governor of Rivers State, Chief Nyesom Wike yesterday being Saturday, November 11, 2017 in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. “The Convoy of Governor Wike was ambushed by a  contingent of security apparatus...
By Jonathan Nda-Isaiah, Abuja - The Presidency has said  that the series of interviews by a presidential aspirant, Sule Lamido, each one stepping up attacks on President Muhammadu Buhari over the ongoing war against corruption, is a reflection of the intellectual and moral bankruptcy of the opposition in the country. In a reaction to the latest of the interviews published on Saturday, presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, in a statement,  warned that there was a grand plan by politicians seeking the destruction of national institutions such as the courts, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC and everything good that the nation stands for. “ It is only in Nigeria that a leader will divert money belonging to the public into his children’s account then turns round to start pontificating on public morals, in the process subjecting the nation’s honest leadership to daily attacks based on falsehood. “It is even worse that such a...
Former Deputy National Chairman of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olabode George, in this interview, says his 10 years cognate experience in administrative matters at the party’s National Secretariat gives him an edge over his co-aspirants for the National Chairmanship position of the party. MUYIWA OYINLOLA presents the excerpt. The campaign has started in earnest, where have you taken your campaign to and how has the reception been like? First of all, we arranged that we were going to go through every state and when we had a meeting with the Apex member of the campaign team, they said the roads are bad and we would not be able to complete the state-by-state campaign by the time the election would hold. It was then suggested that we talk to the Zonal chairmen so that we could meet all the states under any zone at the zonal capital. So, when...
By Jonathan Nda- Isaiah An All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential aspirant, Alhaji Ibrahim Abubakar Ladaja, has pledged to empower the youth to enhance the country’s socio-economic and political development, if he wins the presidential election. Briefing journalists in Abuja at the weekend, Alhaji Ibrahim expressed the view that youths are vehicles for sustainable development in Nigeria if they could be properly mobilized and used by God fearing leaders at both the local, state and national level. The presidential aspirant also revealed that already, his own organization under Ladaja has successfully mobilized over 31 million youths to be used for effective development of the country in various areas. Alhaji Ibrahim said, that if the youths of this country were properly guided and mobilized, as well as empowered financially, they could be vehicle through which Nigeria which is now in encountering several problems could once again regain its lost glory especially in the area of...
Muyiwa Olumilua is son of the erstwhile governor of old Ondo State, Evangelist Bamidele Olumilua. He is among the aspirants jostling to contest next year’s governorship election in Ekiti State. In this interview with HENRY TYOHEMBA and BLESSING BATURE, he took time to explain what informed his quest to succeed Governor Ayodele Fayose as the next governor of Ekiti State. How would you rate the performance of the current PDP-led Ekiti State government? I do not intend to antagonize the PDP government nor the governor there right now. Governor Fayose who is the present governor has his own mindset. People voted him and largely a lot of people are happy with him. Though quite a lot of people who have not been paid salaries and they are quite upset, but I believe he still has his own findings and knowing him on a personal level, I still give him respect as the...

Why I Want To Be President – Lajada

Ibrahim Abubakar Lajada, a businessman has declared his intention to contest for the 2019 presidential election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress ( APC). In this interview, he gives reasons why he is gunning for the number one seat in the country. He says as a youth, the passage of the Not Too Young To Run Bill by the National Assembly has giving him an opportunity to contest the presidency .JONATHAN NDA- ISAIAH presents the excerpts  What are the three things you will change about Nigeria if you become president?  I will strive to accomplish these three major things. First, I will strengthen our educational system. Second, I will improve economic growth and fight corruption. Last, I will make certain that everyone has equal and fair treatment in our society. The future of our great nation is at stake, the future of our children is in jeopardy. The resources of...
BY AGBO-PAUL AUGUSTINE, Abuja Immediate past president of the Senate, Senator David Mark, has again counseled party faithful to allow the will of the people prevail in the  forthcoming election of principal officers of the party otherwise known as the National Working Committee (NWC) at the December 9, 2017 national convention. Senator Mark stressed that only the election of people with proven records of performance, competence and integrity would launch the party back to reckoning. Playing host to political leaders from Kabba and Bunu local government areas of Kogi State, seeking the endorsement of his former special adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, for the position of PDP National Publicity Secretary (NPS) in Abuja yesterday, Senator Mark affirmed that “Kola is competent and eminently qualified for the position.” “Kola is my product. I have no hesitation in recommending him for the position of National Publicity Secretary of our party. I am...

As Reps Dig Into Aso Clinic Scandal

The House of Representatives is working hard to unearth reasons behind recent scandal that hit the state House Medical Center. KAUTHAR ANUMBA-KHALEEL writes Following the alarm raised by the wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, Aisha Buhari over the deplorable state of State House Medical Centre (SHMC), and subsequent allegations of mismanagement, the House of Representatives commenced investigation into how budgetary allocations had been expended and the alleged deductions from salaries of staff members of the clinic. The clinic established to primarily cater to the health needs of the President, Vice President and their families, an array of personalities around the corridors of power and serve as a training facility for medical officers and other health personnel. Leadership recalls that Mrs. Buhari and her daughter Zahra, at different times, raised alarm over the deplorable state of the clinic and berated the Chief Medical Director (CMD) of the clinic, Dr. Hussain Munir for running...
Gombe State Peoples Democratic Party’s stalwart and a renowned business tycoon, Alhaji (Dr) Bala Bello Tinka has called on the youth wing of the party to go back to the ideals and philosophies of the party’s founding fathers if the party desires to regain its lost glory and emerge victorious in the 2019 general elections. Tinka made the remarks while delivering his speech as the Guest Speaker during the just concluded 2017 PDP National Youth Conference at Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Centre, Abuja. He said, "The youth must wake up and emulate their contemporaries in other climes by taking over challenging leadership positions both within the party and their respective states." "It’s a fact that, at the global level, the stage is changing with the recent elections of youths to steer the affairs of their respective countries. According to him, "The wind of change that ushered in a young set of leaders in France,...