Tuesday, April 24Penning issues that shape nations...

Author: Bigpenngr, Rotterdam

BREAKING! Police Clears Dino Melaye, Released Him 

BREAKING! Police Clears Dino Melaye, Released Him 

NEWS, POLITICS
    Senator Dino Melaye, the lawmaker representing Kogi West Senatorial district has been released from detention. The Senator was released after he was detained by officials of the immigration service at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja on his way to Morocco The officials alleged that he was detained based on an order from Interpol. However, the police have denied any involvement with the arrest of the senator. Channels TV reports.
BREAKING! Dino Melaye Arrested On His Way To Morocco

BREAKING! Dino Melaye Arrested On His Way To Morocco

METRO, NEWS
Senator Dino Melaye, lawmaker representing Kogi West senatorial district, has been arrested at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja. Dino made this known in a tweet on Monday morning. Melaye said he was on his way to Morocco for an official assignment when the police arrested him. "I have just been arrested at the international wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe airport on my way to Morocco for an official engagement sponsored by the Federal Govt after checking in". https://twitter.com/dino_melaye/status/988304511335829504 "Stopped from traveling and under arrest. No retreat no surrender. Talk we must" https://t.co/8DtbPna6KT According to TheCable, when contacted, Anjuguri Manzah, spokesman of the police in the federal capital territory (FCT), said he was not a...
Omo-Agege ‘Bomb’ Senate Again, Makes Shocking Revelations About Ali Ndume’s Suspension

Omo-Agege ‘Bomb’ Senate Again, Makes Shocking Revelations About Ali Ndume’s Suspension

NEWS, POLITICS
Ovie Omo-Agege , a Delta senator, says he was never in support of the suspension of Ali Ndume , his colleague. Ndume, who is from Borno south, had been suspended in March 2017 for allegedly embarrassing Senate President Bukola Saraki and Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west. Omo-Agege was part of the senate committee on ethics and privileges which recommended Ndume’s suspension. Writing via his Twitter handle on Saturday, the suspended senator said despite being a member of the committee, he did not sign the report endorsing Ndume’s suspension. He said the lawmakers that supported the suspension were of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) with the exception of one All Progressives Congress (APC) senator. Ndume is of the APC. He wrote: “A lot has been said on social
BUHARI’S 2019 BID AND MATTERS ARISING, BY GARBA SHEHU

BUHARI’S 2019 BID AND MATTERS ARISING, BY GARBA SHEHU

ISSUES
The country is gearing itself up for the General Elections in February next year and with President Muhammadu Buhari announcing that he will bid for the governing Party, APC’s ticket to run fo a second term, all hell has been let loose by the chaotic, ill-prepared opposition camp. A joke on WhatsApp last week was about the abuse and insults heaped on Muhammadu Buhari, attacking him for everything wrong with the country but failing to answer an important question: who do you have that is better? In democracies around the globe, second terms by incumbents are usually harder to get simply because, somehow, there is always some kind of anti-incumbency leading to a loss of faith among those supporters. For President Buhari, who won with massive votes in 2015, his major challenge is
Emir Sanusi Knocks Osinbajo, Ministers Over Absent From Washington Investors Meeting

Emir Sanusi Knocks Osinbajo, Ministers Over Absent From Washington Investors Meeting

BUSINESS, NEWS
Sanusi Lamido, the Emir of Kano has expressed anger over the absence of the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo and other Ministers at Washington Investment Meeting. In a briefing with journalists in Washington on Saturday, the United States’ capital, in an event organised by the Nigerian embassy in Washington DC, Sanusi Lamido said, “We had a meeting today with investors. We came in, then they trooped into the Ambassador’s office to sit down, while investors were waiting,” he said. He added, “We had a list of people who were in town. The Vice President, some ministers, were in town, they haven’t come up.” According to the Sanusi, government officials who were suppose to attend the event were absent, and this has brought about worries that Nigeria might lose investment opportunities
Lagos, Rivers, Niger, Ogun First Ladies, Others To Bag Selfless Service International Award In Rivers

Lagos, Rivers, Niger, Ogun First Ladies, Others To Bag Selfless Service International Award In Rivers

NEWS, NIGER DELTA
  The First Ladies of Lagos, Rivers, Niger, Ogun and Plateau States have been nominated among others as recipients of Selfless Service International award. The award ceremony which is being package to commemorate the 10th Edition of National Children Fest, was introduced in 2008 by Unique Child Club, a division of Selfless Service International, a non-governmental organization based in Port Harcourt, Rivers state. Former President Olusegun Obasanjo and Governor Nyesom Ezewon Wike are expected as special guest of honour at the ceremony which would hold on 28th May, 2018, at the Catholic Institute of West Africa (CIWA), Artillery, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, starting from 10.00am. Organiser of the event and Chief Executive Officer of Selfless Service International, Mr. ...
2019 Governorship: Okowa Most Suitable, Delta Assembly Aspirant Declares

2019 Governorship: Okowa Most Suitable, Delta Assembly Aspirant Declares

NEWS, POLITICS
Front line aspirant for Isoko North Constituency seat in the Delta State House of Assembly, Hon. Mike Ogwah has described Governor lfeanyi Okowa as most suitable for the governorship job come 2019. Ogwah stated this following Anioma's celebration of Delta State Governor, Sen Okowa over the weekend, saying that the celebration is a core recognition of excellence and proven mettle. The Assembly hopeful, said that the celebration speaks volume of a people who appreciates not just their own but the fact that Delta State has indeed fared well under Senator Ifeanyi Okowa. According to him, Okowa's dexterity in piloting the affairs of the state at a time when the country's economy and polity are most unstable tell of a man who knows his onions in leadership and management. He desc...
2019: I’ll Be Sworn-in As Governor, Esanubi Declares

2019: I’ll Be Sworn-in As Governor, Esanubi Declares

NEWS, POLITICS
The Delta State Action Democratic Party, ADP Governorship Aspirant, Comrade Frank Ufuoma Esanubi on Saturday boasted that he will be sworn-in as the next governor of Delta State in May 2019. Esanubi made the assertion during a remark at a town hall meeting with party faithful in Sapele. In his remark, Esanubi who disclosed that he will be contesting the 2019 governorship elections in March 2,  said he is running for the governorship position to restore Deltans from the Maladministration they have suffered from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in the past sixteen years and enthrone good governance. He said his administration will returning power to the people and place priority on providing quality education, infrastructural developments, education and link up the riverine com
I Will Abolish Nigerian Senate And Make Rep Part-time – Sowore

I Will Abolish Nigerian Senate And Make Rep Part-time – Sowore

NEWS, POLITICS
  Omoyele Sowore, a Presidential hopeful and Publisher of controversial online media, SaharaReporters has said that he will abolish the Nigerian senate and make House of Representatives a part-time to reduce the bogus salaries and allowances members of the National Assembly received to the detriment of the country's economy. Sowore spoke at Owerri, Imo state capital on Friday while addressing mammoth crowd of youths and women who gathered at the Newton Hotels, Owerri to give his presidential ambitions a boost. He said that if voted into power comes 2019, the Nigerian workers, students and the youths would have taken back Nigeria of their dream, saying that Nigeria democracy must hit a landmark next year when the young people take over Mantle of leadership. Sowore said ...