The Big 5: Amnesty International is damaging the morale of...

These are the stories that drove the conversation today: The scheduled reconciliation meeting between the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and the Federal Government over the ongoing strike by university lectures has been adjourned indefinitely after its two-hour meeting with government late Monday ended without any agreement. While the ASUU President, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi,…

Ambode endorses Sanwo-Olu/Hamzat 2019 governorship ticket…

Governor of Lagos, Akinwunmi Ambode has endorsed the governorship aspiration of the All Progressives’ Congress (APC) candidate, Babajide Sanwo-Olu and his running mate, Dr Obafemi Hamzat. The governor, who spoke at a stakeholders’ meeting at the State Secretariat of the party, raised the hands of Sanwo-Olu and Hamzat before scores of party leaders and faithful…

My Youth Minister will be younger than 30 – Atiku…

People’s Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar has promised to appoint a Nigerian younger than 30 years to lead the Youth Ministry if he is elected in 2019. He said this while addressing youth who organised a town hall session with him in Lagos today, December 17. Atiku stated that this was in alignment…

The Late 5: NASS workers begin warning strike 2 days...

These are the stories that drove conversation today. An OAU lecturer, Richard Akindele has been sentenced to 24 months in prison, after he changed his plea from ‘non-guilty’ to ‘guilty’. The trial judge, Maureen Onyekenu had earlier rejected a suspended sentence and plea bargain which the defendant’s counsel, Francis Omotosho, had pleaded for, noting that suspended…

Jonathan not Buhari should be blamed for the delay in...

The Presidency on Monday blamed the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan for the delay in the formation of President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet. In a chat on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily, Presidential media aide, Garba Shehu, disclosed this while responding to an accusation by a Spokesman for the Atiku Abubakar Campaign Organisation, Phrank Shuaibu, who also featured on the…

The Big 5: SSANU commences nationwide protest; Buhari, APC not...

These are the stories that drove the conversation today: The Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities (SSANU) has commenced a three-day nationwide protest this Monday, citing alleged refusal of the Federal Government to obey a court judgment on staff schools and to honour agreements on earned allowance. In a statement by its National Public Relations…

The Big 5: Babangida calls Buhari an “excellent role model”...

These are the stories you should be monitoring today. Former Military President Ibrahim Babangida has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari on his 76th birthday – Buhari will be 76 on Monday, 17 December. “I join the first lady, Aisha, and all your children and grandchildren in wishing you many happy returns of your birthday. Aisha’s loyalty and…

The Late 5: Time has come to bring the evils...

These are the stories that drove the conversation today: President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday summoned another Extraordinary Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC) to address prevailing security challenges in the sub-region. Addressing the other Heads of the State at the Summit, Buhari noting that the meeting was…

Dogara says Tradermoni scheme is one of the highest forms...

These are the stories that drove conversation this week: Speaker of the House of Representatives,  Yakubu Dogara, condemned the implementation of the tradermoni scheme by the Federal Government, explaining that distribution of cash to the public very close to general elections by public officials, no matter how noble the intent may be, amount to vote buying…

The Late 5: Things are going to be harder than...

These are the stories that drove the conversation today: President Muhammadu Buhari has warned governors and other leaders in the country to brace up for tougher times ahead, especially as regards the economy and infrastructural development of the country.  Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara and Chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum, said the President disclosed…

#2019Debate: You can’t shut down your shop and be chasing...

The Vice Presidential Candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Peter Obi has berated the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration over its approach to issues of the economy, as it accused it of putting the fight against corruption ahead of pursuing policies that will grow the economy. The former Anambra Governor disclosed this at the presidential debate…

#2019Debate: There is no subsidy anywhere, we are only subsiding...

The Vice Presidential Candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Peter Obi has described the current subsidy regime on petrol in the country as ineffective and unnecessary. Speaking during the presidential debate organised by the NEDG/BON on Friday, the former Anambra Governor who noted that subsidy spending is currently higher than spending on health and education, stressing…