The January 15, 1966, we are told, was not an “Igbo coup” even though it was led by Major Chukwuma Nzeogwu (Anioma by tribe from Delta state) but somehow, we should believe the July 29, 1966 Coup is an “Hausa coup” even though it was led by Yakubu Gowon (Angas by tribe from Plateau state). Let us not forget that another “Hausa Coup” removed Gowon exactly nine years after in 1975. We are to forget that the Owelle of Onitsha, Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe and his NCNC teamed up with “oppressors Hausa-Fulani” NPC not only in 1959, they also...Read More
Author: Olalekan Adigun
The Senator Ali Modu Sheriff’s faction of Peoples Democratic Pary, PDP, has kicked against the floating of the Advanced Peoples Democratic Alliance (APDA). Sheriff who spoke through the national publicity secretary of PDP, Hon Bernard Mikko, told Leadership Newspaper that the solution to the country’s political crisis was not the proliferation of political entities. “I don’t think the solution to Nigeria’s political problem is the proliferation of political associations that is lacking in ideology and virtue”, he stated. It will be recalled that Chief Raymond Dopkesi, officially unveiled the much talked about Advanced Peoples Democratic Alliance (APDA) in Abuja...Read More
A former special adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan and three former officials of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) have been named in a massive foreign bribery scandal that has led to the conviction of a company and some of its top officials in Switzerland, Premium Times can exclusively report today. Cyprus-based form, Dredging International Services Ltd, was sentenced to a fine of one million Swiss Francs and asked to refund 36 million Swiss Francs illegal profit after it was indicted for allegedly making illicit payments to a former Managing Director of the NPA, Adebayo Sarumi; a former Managing Director...Read More
In a revelation made by Mr. Romanus Madu, according to Sahara Reporters a cashier to Mr. Orji Uzor Kalu as Governor of Abia State, on Monday testified in Court that fictitious names were used to request and divert several millions of naira from Government House accounts in 2005. Mr. Madu was testifying today at the resumed trial of Mr. Kalu at the Federal High Court in Lagos for an alleged N2.9bn fraud. Mr. Madu, who is now a Permanent Secretary in the same government, said that his name was also used to raise some bank drafts, and his signature forged on some other bank documents. He explained that as then cashier of Government House, his...Read More
The Ebonyi state chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, on Monday has expressed concern over the frightening rate of crime in the state. The Chairman of the party, Mr. Eze Nwachukwu, said the spate of violent crime, including armed robbery, kidnapping, abduction, rape, murder, in the state were worrisome. Nwachukwu condemned the resurgence of violent crime in the state, especially the recent attack on two journalists in Abakaliki on Friday. He described the development as `ugly and unacceptable’ and called on the police and other security agencies to brace to the...Read More
Olalekan Waheed ADIGUN is an independent political risk analyst and strategist. He received his BSc(Politics, Philosophy & Economics) from Ife University before getting engaged with a research, contents development and digital solutions’ firm based in Lagos, Nigeria. He is presently an MSc (Political Science) candidate at the University of Lagos.