Christopher Ekpenyong, senator representing Akwa Ibom north-west, says Minister of Niger Delta, Godswill Akpabio is an “uncommon failure”. The lawmaker said this on Thursday in Abuja while speaking with journalists after he was sworn in as the senator representing the district. Ekpeyong, a former deputy governor who defeated Akpabio, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in the rerun election that was held last Saturday said Akpabio “did nothing”…
Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, says President Muhammadu Buhari is aware and fully in charge of all that is going on in the country, and that his(Buhari) comment on insecurity in the country was misconstrued. Buhari, on Monday had caused tongues to wag after he said he was surprised about happenings in the northeast.
Kingsley Moghalu, former presidential candidate of the Young Progressives Party (YPP), says Nigeria needs not just an “Igbo President” but a visionary and competent leader.” Moghalu was reacting to comments credited to Chris Ngige, minister of labour and productivity, that his mistake on presidency shouldn’t be repeated by the Igbo. Ngige was also quoted to have said that Moghalu couldn’t realise his presidential ambition because he converted under a “relatively unknown party.”
After Senate Minority Leader, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe on Wednesday asked President Muhammadu Buhari to resign, following the worsening security state of the country, Nigerians have taken to Twitter to back the call. Speaking on the floor of the Senate to kick start debate on the Motion entitled, ” Nigerian Security Challenges: Urgent need restructure, review and reorganise the current Security Architecture, Senator Abaribe said that Nigerians are coming with stones to chase out the present government.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has thrown its weight behind the call for President Muhammadu Buhari to resign over the country’s worsening security situation.On Wednesday, Enyinnaya Abaribe, senate minority leader and PDP member had called on the president to resign while making reference to the president’s recent comment that the resurgence of Boko Haram attacks is surprising.
Ado Daguwa, majority leader of the house of representatives, has revealed that he has 27 children with hopes of having more.
Daguwa, who represents Doguwa/Tudun Wada federal constituency of Kano state, during the house plenary session on Wednesday, showed off his four wives whom he said had come to support him as he was sworn in as the majority leader.
The National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) has issued a new 14-day strike ultimatum to the federal government to implement agreement reached with the Minister of State for Power, Goddy Agba in December. NUEE General Secretary, Joe Ajaero, told newsmen in Lagos that the agreement reached in December has not been implemented.