Author Archives: Editor, Nigerian Times

Balarabe Musa: Igbo should take over in 2019

Balarabe Musa: Igbo should take over in 2019

Balarabe Musa, a former governor of Kaduna, says the presidency should be donated to the Igbo in 2019. In an interview with The Sun, Musa said it would be a donation because those elected into the office of president “have nothing to do with the votes of the people”. The former governor said the south-east

Former Jonathan aide, Gulak, decamps to APC

A former presidential aide from Adamawa State on Saturday officially decamped from the Peoples Democratic Party to the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC). Ahmed Gulak, who was political adviser to former President Goodluck Jonathan, and later tried unsuccessfully to become PDP’s national chairman, said he was leading “42,000” people to the ruling APC. He said

Tinubu, top APC members head to Daura

Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), is expected to lead top members of the ruling party to Daura, Katsina state, for a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari. Buhari hails from Daura. According to NAN, the APC leadership and top chieftains of the party would be converging on Daura to commiserate with

18 killed in Borno suicide bomb attacks

At least 18 persons were killed and 22 others injured as three suicide bombers staged attacked a Borno community Friday night, police said. The suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers attacked Kasuwan Kifi village in Konduga local government area of the state. Konduga is about 25km southeast of Maiduguri, the Borno capital. In Kasuwan Kifi, there

2019: Senator criticises colleagues, says decision on election sequence illegal

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Police Affairs, Abu Ibrahim, has said that the recent decision by the two chambers of the National assembly to reorder the sequence of the 2019 election is illegal. The National Assembly Conference Committee on Electoral Act (amendment) Bill on Tuesday adopted the reordered sequence of the 2019 General Elections, making

Osinbajo queries IGP over arrest of journalists

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has queried Idris Ibrahim, the inspector-general of police, over the arrest and detention of the Elombah brothers who are journalists with The two brothers — Daniel and Timothy, publisher and editor respectively — along with six other men were arrested at their Anambra residence on January 1, 2018 reportedly on the

Embattled NHIS chief Yusuf speaks

The newly reinstated Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS, said on Thursday that over 90 per cent of Nigerians eligible for the scheme have not been covered. Mr. Yusuf noted that a lot needs to be done to realise health insurance for all Nigerians under the Universal Health Coverage. According to the

Jonathan speaks on 2019 elections

A former president, Goodluck Jonathan, has backed the National Assembly for its recent re-ordering of the 2019 general elections as contained in an amendment to the Electoral Act. In a statement by Ike Abonyi, special adviser to the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Uche Secondus, he quoted Mr. Jonathan as supporting the

Amaechi: I’ll be foolish to say there’s no corruption under Buhari

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, says he will be “nearly foolish” to say there is no corruption in the current administration. Speaking with select media houses, including TheCable, Amaechi said the corruption that might be found in the present government can not be compared with what obtained in previous administrations. He said under President Muhammadu

Yari moves from Abuja to Daura… ‘abandons’ Zamfara despite fresh killings

Abdulaziz Yari, governor of Zamfara state, is among the 13 governors currently meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in Daura, Katsina state. The governor, who has reportedly not visited Zamfara since suspected bandits killed 41 persons, left Abuja for Katsina on Friday. Unknown gunmen had attacked Birane village in Zurmi local government area, killing dozens of

Days after Zamfara killings, governor ‘unaware’, remains in Abuja

Three days after several citizens of Zamfara state were killed by bandits in two separate attacks, Governor Abdulaziz Yari is yet to return to the state. The governor, who is the chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum, has remained in Abuja attending various functions. Bandits suspected to be cattle rustlers had Wednesday attacked Birane villa

Lagos bubbles as first –ever AITEO/NFF Awards holds

There is huge excitement and expectation in the Nigerian Football firmament as the inaugural edition of the NFF Football Awards, supported by partners AITEO as Sponsors and Lagos State as Host City, holds at the Eko Hotels & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos on Monday, 19th February 2018. It is the first time that the nation’s