Brian Ballard The Lobbyist Who Arranged Atiku’s US Visit…

The full story is now out: Brian Ballard, a friend of the US President, touted to be the most powerful lobbyist in America, arranged the short Washington trip of Abubakar Atiku, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party. In documents published online by Popular Information Atiku’s PDP hired Ballard’s lobbying firm for $1.1m a…

Buhari Remembers Idiagbon…

President Muhammadu Buhari has remembered his former number two man in government, late retired Maj-Gen. Tunde Idiagbon, for his uncommon loyalty and courage. Going down memory lane on Sunday when he hosted his former staff, Buhari said: “Idiagbon was in Saudi Arabia, performing the hajj, when we were removed. The Saudi king said the coup…

Obasanjo Gets Tutorial On Tradermoni…

Presidency has described as either “ignorance or mischief’’, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo’s attack on `TraderMoni’, the microcredit scheme of the federal government. “It is either that the former leader is ignorant of the true workings of Trader Moni and the role of the Vice President in its implementation or perhaps he is on a mischievous mission,…

Buhari Sacks TETFund Executive Secretary, Names Replacement…

SAN FRANCISCO, January 21, (THEWILL) – President Muhammadu Buhari has fired Dr. Abdullahi Baffa, the Executive Secretary, Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) with immediate effect. THEWILL gathered that there was mild jubilation at the headquarters of the agency this morning in Abuja following the announcement. He has been replaced with Prof. Suleiman Bogoro, a former…

Buhari Has Ordered Prosecution Of Babachir Lawal – Osinbajo…

SAN FRANCISCO, Janaury 21, (THEWILL) – Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has revealed that Babachir Lawal would be prosecuted for allegedly stealing money earmarked for the displaced victims of Boko Haram insurgency. The vice-president, speaking on Sunday in Lagos said President Muhammadu Buhari had prevailed on anti-corruption agencies to prepare criminal charges against Lawal, who served as…

You’ll Realize You’re Not God After Feb. 16 – APC...

SAN FRANCISCO, January 21, (THEWILL) – The All Progressives Congress (APC) says that former President Olusegun Obasanjo would realize realise that he is not God after the Feb. 16 election. Malam Lanre Issa-Onilu, the National Publicity Secretary of the APC, stated this at a news conference on Sunday, in Abuja, saying Obasanjo is being haunted…

Buhari Arrives Maiduguri For APC Campaign…

SAB FRANCISCO, January 21, (THEWILL) h The President Muhammadu Buhari campaign train on Monday arrived Maiduguri in continuation of its re-election campaign activities. NAN reports that Buhari landed at about 10:30am at the Nigerian Air Force wing of the Maiduguri International Airport. He was received by Adams Oshiomole, the Chairman, All Progressive Congress (APC); National…

See Full List Of 30 ‘Corrupt’ Individuals Working With Buhari...

BEVERLY HILLS, January 21, (THEWILL) – The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has released the names of 30 “corrupt” persons working for President Muhammadu Buhari. The former Vice-President listed high ranking members of the government and the All Progressives Congress (APC) including vice-president Yemi Osinbajo and former Lagos State governor…

Again, Court Restrains CCT From Prosecuting CJN Onnoghen…

SAN FRANCISCO, January 21, (THEWILL) – The National Industrial Court, Abuja, on Monday ordered the service of an interim order and hearing notice on the Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), Malam Danladi Umar. The orders follow the suit seeking to restrain the tribunal from prosecuting the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Mr…

Army Neutralises Boko Haram Insurgents In Yobe…

SAN FRANCISCO, January 21, (THEWILL) – The 27 Task Force Brigade and Nigeria Army Special Forces School, Buni-Yadi, Yobe, on Sunday neutralised scores of Boko Haram insurgents who attacked the military base. Major Nureni Alimi, the Assistant Director, Public Relations, 27 Task Force Brigade, disclosed this in a statement issued on Monday. Alumi said many…

Buratai Seeks Support From South Korea Against Boko Haram…

SAN FRANCISCO, January 21, (THEWILL) – In a renewed bid to defeat the rampaging terrorists in the North-east, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. General Yusuf Buratai, has visited South Korea. Buratai’s visit, which was at the instance of KIA Motors Corporation, was aimed at improving the capacity building of the Nigerian Army by…

Another Nigerian Tortured to Death in South Africa…

BEVERLY HILLS, January 21, (THEWILL) – Nigerians living in South Africa have expressed displeasure at the alleged killing of a Nigerian, Celestine Nwokeocha, 36, by the South African Police. The President of the Nigerian Union in South Africa, Adetola Olubajo, expressed the feeling of Nigerians to NAN on the telephone from Pretoria, South Africa. He…