Buhari Not Committed to 2019 Polls, Says Saraki’s Aide (ThisDay) * APC Accuses PDP of Sponsoring Violence, Rigging (ThisDay)

Buhari Not Committed to 2019 Polls, Says Saraki’s Aide (ThisDay)   * APC Accuses PDP of Sponsoring Violence, Rigging (ThisDay)

Buhari Not Committed to 2019 Polls, Says Saraki’s Aide (ThisDay)

The Special Assistant to the Senate President on New Media, Mr. Olu Onemola, has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of not being committed towards the successful conduct of the 2019 general elections. Onemola, in a release issued in Abuja on Sunday against the backdrop of allegation by Buhari Media Organisation that Saraki was slowing down the approval of the 2019 election budget approval, said President Buhari was desperate to frustrate the conduct of the 2019 polls by denying the nation the enabling law to conduct the elections. Read more

APC Accuses PDP of Sponsoring Violence, Rigging (ThisDay)

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of perpetrating violence and snatching of electoral materials during Saturday’s suspended by-election for Port Harcourt Constituency 3 in the Rivers State House of Assembly. In a statement issued by the Acting National Publicity Secretary, Yekini Nabene, APC hailed the Rivers State electorate for bravely defending their votes despite the violence. Read more

You can’t return Imo to PDP, Okorocha replies Atiku (Nation)

Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has come under attack over his threat to lead the effort by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to take back Imo State in 2919. The State Governor, Rochas Okorocha advised the former Vice President and PDP Presidential aspirant to face his challenges and not leave Imo politics alone. Read more

Burden Of A Ruling Party (Leadership)

The white man is very clever. He came quietly and peaceably with his religion. We were amused at his foolishness and allowed him to stay. Now he has won our brothers, and our clan can no longer act like one. He has put a knife on the things that held us together and we have fallen apart.” – Chinua Achebe, Things Fall Apart. Today the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has vowed not to eat nor drink until he forcibly removes the President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki from his position. Yet he is the Chairman of APC and not the Chairman of the National Assembly. Read More

NUJ reacts to demolition of Yinka Ayefele’s Music House

The Oyo State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) on Sunday condemned the demolition of Yinka Ayefele’s Music House which houses his Fresh FM 105.9 radio station. A statement jointly signed by the council’s chairman, Adewunmi Faniran, and the secretary, Mr Bola Ogunlayi, said it was highly disturbed that the building was demolished when the matter was before a court of competent jurisdiction. Read more

Unpaid salaries: Ekiti LG workers begin strike Aug 23 (Nation)

Apparently angered by Governor Ayodele Fayose’s alleged lukewarm attitude towards the payment of arrears of their salaries, local government workers in Ekiti State are proceeding on an indefinite strike. The local government staff expressed dismay that they are still being owed seven month arrears of salaries and no serious efforts were being made to offset the debt. Read more

Ayefele building: Protesters pull down APC Billboard, chant ‘Ajimobi Ole!'(PICS)

Protesters have taken to the streets of Ibadan to protest against the partial demolition of Fresh FM Radio station belonging to a popular musician, Yinka Ayefele. The protesters also pulled down the billboard of an APC Guber Candidate, Joseph Tegbe, a rumored successor of Ajimobi. Read more

Saraki blows hot, fires back at Buhari media organisation 

Senate President Dr. Bukola Saraki, on Sunday reacted to a statement credited to Buhari’s Media Organisation, were the later cautioned and urged him to reconvene the Senate to attend to urgent national issues. The organisation accused Saraki of postponing the resumption of the Senate, despite the ongoing issue in the country, especially the INEC budget and approval for foreign loans tied to several critical infrastructures. Read more

I didn’t hire thugs to stone Aisha Alhassan’s convoy –Taraba Gov (Punch)

Taraba Governor, Darius Ishaku, on Sunday distanced himself from attack on the convoy of the Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Senator Aisha Alhassan, during Saturday’s Assembly bye- election in Takum. Ishaku, who spoke through his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr. Bala Dan-Abu, said the allegation that he sponsored thugs to attack the minister was very malicious. Read more

Power Gencos Give FG Six Conditions to Avoid Shutdown of Operations (ThisDay)

Power generation companies (Gencos) in Nigeria’s electricity industry have listed six conditions they said the federal government would have to fulfil quickly to avoid the likelihood of them shutting down their operations which they nevertheless said was imminent. According to them, they want the government to speed up payment of outstanding balance due to them under the N213 billion Nigeria. Read more

Emefiele’s Policy Options for a Strong Economy (ThisDay)

The Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emefiele, in moving the economy moving forward, has proposed what needs to be done and how the CBN is taking the lead. In this report Nduka Nwosu reviews Emefiele’s policy options for a strong Nigerian economy. Read more

Nigeria primed as world’s fastest growing E&M market– Report

Nigeria’s population size is a plus thanks to a new report commissioned by PwC. As one of the emerging market economies, the country is primed to play a leading role as far as consumer preferences, rapid advances in technology. The most rapid growth rates in E&M revenues over the coming five years will be in less-developed markets and economies, where entertainment and media spending on a per capita basis is generally quite low. Read mpore

 AFCON Qualifier: Rohr to release Super Eagles list for Seychelles clash this week
Super Eagles Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr is expected to release the team list for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifier against Seychelles this week. The German tactician who is scheduled to arrive Nigeria on Monday to begin preparation for the AFCON qualifying match against Seychelles on September 7, would meet with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) officials including the Technical department to vet the Super Eagles team list. Read more

Promising Nigerian Midfielder dumps Turkey for Egypt (Footballlive)

Promising Nigerian midfielder, Azubuike Okechukwu has joined Egyptian club side, Pyramids FC, after three seasons in Turkey. Azubuike, 21, joined the Egypt Premier League side from Yeni Malatyaspor. He signed a two-year deal with the ambitious club for a fee in the region of €2million, per SCORENigeria. Read more

 

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