Governors are more Powerful than the President: Obasanjo
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has said that state governors are more powerful than President Muhammad Buhari or any other Nigerian President. Obasanjo speaking with africanarguments in an up close and a little too personal interview said ‘In fact, state governors are more powerful than the president. That’s the truth’... Read more
‘The Arrestors of Today will be Arrested Tomorrow’, Fayose Roars
Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State continues to throw jabs at his detractors as he vows to push forward in his bid to becoming the President of Nigeria. Following the public declaration of his intention to run for the presidency in the 2019 elections in Abuja yesterday, the EFCC... Read more
Arms Fraud: Bafarawa and his Son Appeal for a Separate Trial
Erstwhile Governor of Sokoto State, Attahiru Bafarawa, and his son, Sagir, who were accused of complicity in the illegal diversion of $2.1 billion meant for the procurement of arms, yesterday, applied for their trial to be separated from that of the former National Security Adviser, NSA, Col. Sambo Dasuki.... Read more
2 INEC officials arraigned on alleged N362million Diezani bribe
2 officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) were on Thursday, arraigned before Justice Nathan Musa of the Adamawa State High Court, Yola on a 3-count charge bordering on conspiracy, corrupt procurement and receipt of monetary benefit. The two officials, Ibrahim Muhammed Umar and Sahabo Iya Hamman are serving... Read more
Car Bomb Kills 7 in Somalia’s Capital
A car bomb has exploded on Tursday in the Somalian capital city, Mogadishu, killing 7 people and wounding several others. According to the Reuters News Agency, it was not yet clear who had carried out the bombing.   The Islamist group al Shabaab has frequently carried out bombings in... Read more
Kenyan Election: Ruling party attempts to amend election law ahead of rerun
The ruling Jubilee party in Kenya has written to the country’s parliament to amend the election law so as to prevent the supreme court from cancelling the results ahead of the rerun. The court struck down President Uhuru Kenyatta’s poll victory then, saying there had been illegalities and irregularities... Read more
Fayose opens his Presidential campaign in Abuja
Ekiti State governor, PDP chieftain, and vocal critic of president Buhari, Ayo Fayose has declared his intention to run for the presidency in the upcoming 2019 elections. Media sources are reporting that the governor made his declaration today in Abuja. Meanwhile, several buses with Fayose’s campaign posters were seen... Read more
Federal Government to Pull out of 90 international Organization
The Nigerian government has decided to pull out from 90 international organizations. According to media sources, the Federal Executive Council (FEC) has mandated a committee to come up with and present recommendations to it for ratification. The decision is as a result of the financial implications of the country’s... Read more
South Africa: Anti Zuma Protests gather momentum
The protests against South African president Jacob Zuma have gathered momentum as thousands of ant-corruption protesters marched on Wednesday. Reuters reports that the African National Congress will pick its next leader in December with Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa expected to face off against Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, the former chair of... Read more
Fighting breaks out in the DRC as the Navy battles rebels on Lake Tanganyinka
Heavy fighting broke out in in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Thursday as government forces battle with rebels on the Lake Tanganyinka. According to international news agency, Reuters, fighting has now spread to the Lakeside city of Uvira. Fighting between the Mai-Mai Yakutumba militia and Congo government forces... Read more