Author Archives: Editor, Nigerian Times

Shehu Sani a threat to democracy, group wants him on security watch

Shehu Sani a threat to democracy, group wants him on security watch

The National Council of Elders has called on security agencies to closely watch the lawmaker for Kaduna Central Senatorial District, Senator Shehu Sani, who it described as having graduated from being a comical rabble rouser into a chronic inciter of violence. President of the council, Elder Anthony Danjuma, who stated this while speaking in Kaduna

Opprobrious NASS And The 2019 Budget

By Gabriel Ikese The ideal of popular election of Legislators is generally regarded as admirable. Yet the selection process does not always permit the widest possible choices. And that has been our albatross here in Nigeria. The legislature is expected to reflect the electorate’s preferences, but that is in the Whiteman countries, not in our

VP’s Debate: Group insists Buhari/Osinbajo ticket remains best option for 2019

The Patriotic Conscience for New Nigeria, a civil society organization, has lauded the performance of vice president Yemi Osinbajo at the Vice Presidential debate which held in Abuja yesterday.   In a statement made available to newsmen and signed by its national coordinator, Salisu Mohammed Sani, the group stated that the Buhari/Osinbajo ticket remains the best

Harassment of opposition members: Frank urges US, UK, EU, UN, others to call President Buhari to order

Former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, has appealed to the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, United Nations, and other members of the international community to urgently call President Muhammadu Buhari to order over his incessant intimidation and harassment of opposition figures in the country ahead of the

War crimes: Rights groups accuse Amnesty International of planting fictitious report against military

A human rights body known as Conflict Resolution and Human Rights in Nigeria, has fingered Amnesty International as mastermind of war crimes hoax against the military. The International Criminal Court (ICC) had in a purported report released on Monday claimed that Nigerian Security Forces (NSF) have committed war crimes against humanity. The fictitious ICC report

Buratai: Exemplary Leadership Perches Another Garland

By Paul Dickson Ultimately, no leader expects unanimous acceptability wherever he serves his country or humanity. But in spite of the scanty reservations on his salutations, often spewed in utterances’, the efforts of a true, altruistic and genuine leader are accredited and appreciated by the clear-headed vast majority he renders committed service. Truly, the life

Electoral Amendment Bill 2018: Two for the Price of One

By David Onmeje But for President Muhammadu Buhari’s foresight Nigeria would have scored a world record in addition to whatever other unpalatable records we already hold as the land of the absurd. Nigeria was on the verge of conducting its next general elections with a set of two laws: the Electoral (Amendment) Bill 2018 and

Looming strike: NNPC cautions against panic buying of petrol

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has assured petroleum products consumers across the country not to engage in panic buying as it holds 2.6billion litres of Premium Motor Spirit otherwise called petrol and 90,000 metric tonnes of Dual Purpose Kerosene (Diesel), saying the holding is expected to last 52 days, assuming no single drop of

Oil marketers to shut down ALL loading operations by midnight

The Depot and Petroleum Products Marketers Association of Nigeria (DAPPMAN) has directed its members to shut down all loading operations by midnight. The association gave the directive in a statement released on Sunday and signed by Olufemi Adewole, its executive secretary. According to the statement, oil marketers have disengaged their staff due to inability to