Wednesday, 28 October 2020
Buhari re-nominates Prof. Yakubu as INEC chairman

By Kazeem Ugbodaga/ PM NEWS President Muhammadu Buhari has presented the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu, for a second term in office. In a letter to President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, the President said in accordance with the provision of Section 154 (1) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended), “I am pleased to present for confirmation by the Senate, the nomination of Professor Mahmood Yakubu for appointment as Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for a second and final term.” Prof Yakubu was first appointed by...

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  • BY KENE OBIEZU: F-SARS and Nigeria‘s feast of fear BY KENE OBIEZU: F-SARS and Nigeria‘s feast of fear
    SIR: A stable society is not served by strong men. It is sculpted by strong institutions. The Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad has long held Nigerians in a thrall of terror. Scary stories of torture and even extra-judicial killings involving the operatives of the outfit, some gone rogue, have always made the rounds. Again, the country has been rocked by more stories forcing Nigerians to revisit the difficult relationship they have with their security agencies –agencies which keep them safe and…
    Sunday, 11 October 2020 18:08
  • BY Lawal Ogienagbon: The restructuring rumble BY Lawal Ogienagbon: The restructuring rumble
    JUST five years ago, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) was an advocate of restructuring. It campaigned with the issue, promising the electorate that restructuring was a done deal under its government. Five years after, the party has yet to fulfil its promise. Is restructuring still on the party’s agenda? It is hard to say considering how the government now views the idea. Whether or not it restructures the country as it promised in 2015, the truth is restructuring cannot…
    Sunday, 11 October 2020 18:03
  • BY KENE OBIEZU: The siren of rats leaping off a sinking ship BY KENE OBIEZU: The siren of rats leaping off a sinking ship
    Nigeria is a canvass of conflicting and colliding counter narratives. A narrative of disrepair and dilapidation occupies one hand: a country where only dysfunction functions in a nauseatingly familiar fable. Two packs a punch on the other hand with home, heart and hope weaving a taut narrative threaded together by the familiar tropes of patriotism, pride and plenty. For many Nigerians and Africans, home is where the heart is. For many Nigerian hearts, scorched by the drought at home, home…
    Sunday, 11 October 2020 17:53

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  • Sanwo-Olu not telling the truth about Lekki shooting casualty – Fani-Kayode Business and Economy Sanwo-Olu not telling the truth about Lekki shooting casualty – Fani-Kayode
    By Kazeem Ugbodaga/ PM NEWS Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has faulted Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on the number of people who died at the Lekki Tollgate when soldiers opened fire on #EndSARS protesters. Fani-Kayode said the governor had few days ago said no person was killed, but that he told CNN on Monday that two people died. He said by tomorrow, the governor would be forced to admit to the world that even more were killed. Fani-Kayode also said Sanwo-Olu rightly said soldiers did the killing, but asked whether those who removed the CCTVs, street lights and tollgate were soldiers too. He said it appeared that few people in Sanwo-Olu’s government might have had a hand in the barbaric act of terror. In his words: “Jide Sanwo-Olu, a few days ago, you told the Nigerian people that no-one was killed at the #Lekki tollgate Massacre. “Yesterday you told CNN that 2 people were killed. Tomorrow you will be forced to admit to the world that even more were killed. “The noose is tightening! You said soldiers did the killing and you are right. But were those that turned off the CCTV cameras, the street lights, the toll gate lights…
    Tuesday, 27 October 2020 22:39
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  • Business and Economy #EndSARS: PDP condemns NBC ‘clampdown’ on Arise TV, Channels, others
    The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned the clampdown on major broadcast stations including AIT, Channels and the ARISE TV by the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led Federal Government, over their reportage of the EndSARS protest in various parts of the country. The PDP asserted that the rush to impose monetary fines on the television stations by the National Broadcast Commission (NBC), smacks of a fresh attempt to further gag the media, suppress free speech and Nigerians’ access to information. The PDP in a statement by its national publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, said that this clampdown on broadcast stations has heightened widespread public apprehensions of attempts at concealments of details and suppression of material evidence relating to human rights violations during the protest. “In fact, this display of high-handedness by the NBC has hugely detracted from the efforts being made by well-meaning Nigerians to douse the tension in the land and reassure Nigerians at this critical time,” the PDP said. It advised the NBC to rescind this rushed clampdown and handle its regulatory role more professionally. “Our party holds that, in the course of information handling, especially in a crisis situation as we witnessed in the last two weeks, where caution…
    Monday, 26 October 2020 22:18
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