Author: Ogochukwu Isioma

Oshiomhole in Benin, likens Obaseki’s tantrums to a buzzing mosquito

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress and immediate past governor of Edo State, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole has likened the self inflicted political situation of Governor Godwin Obaseki to that of a buzzing mosquito around the ear. He revealed this while on a condolence visit to his deputy Pius Odubu, the former deputy governor of Edo state. He said “the test of leadership is when a mosquito is blowing your ear, if you keep quiet nobody will hear and if you shout mosquito, mosquito everybody will hear…may we not be provoked by it” an apparent reference to the...

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Edo Assembly crisis: National Assembly committee arrives Benin (Photos)

The National Assembly ad hoc committee set up to investigate the crisis rocking the Edo State House of Assembly, have arrived Benin City. EagleStep gathers that the committee arrived the Edo State capital, Friday afternoon. They were received by the state governor, Godwin Obaseki upon arrival. They also subsequently met with the Oba of Benin, Ewuare II. The committee headed by Hon. Abdulrazak Namdas, from Adamawa Sate, is currently meeting with the 9 inaugurated Edo Assembly members. 12 other members of the committee are also in attendance. EagleStep reports that the ad hoc committee had met with the 15...

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Buhari approves N208bn for public tertiary institutions

The federal government has approved N208 billion as the 2019 intervention funds for public institutions across the country. TETFund Executive Secretary, Suleiman Bogoro, made this known at the annual meeting with officials of TETFund and beneficiary institutions in Abuja on Thursday. According to Mr Bogoro, the annual direct disbursement of N826.7 million was allocated to each university, N566.7 million was allocated to each polytechnic and N542.2 million was allocated to each College of Education in Nigeria. According to the National Universities Commission website, Nigeria has 43 federal universities and 48 state universities. Mr Bogoro also said most of the...

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Oshiomhole as an enigma — by Patrick Obahiagbon

Somehow and, understandably, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, the national chairman of our great party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), has become an issue in the ever-increasing conversations around leadership and reforms in our party. He has also become the issue in the calculated attempts by desperate forces to insinuate him into everything negative that has happened to anyone in the party on account of the new deal and pristine approach to party administration. Pigeonholing him for denunciation by those who have lost either entirely or partly their pseudo-political empires in their respective states is the essential burden that the comrade...

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Obasanjo architect of Islamisation and Fulanisation of Nigeria – says Envoy to the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago

The Nigerian envoy to the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, Alhaji Hassan Ardo, has described former President Olusegun Obasanjo as the architect of Islamisation and Fulanisation in the country. Ardo, who spoke on phone from the Caribbean Island, was reacting to recent comments by Obasanjo that President Muhammadu Buhari was out with a Fulanisation and Islamisation agenda. He said that all the foundation for a possible Islamisation of the country as alleged by the former president were laid during his time as the president. He lamented that it was preposterous that Obasanjo had to come out to accuse someone...

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