Former President Goodluck Jonathan not attacked – Police

The Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Asinim Butswat, of The Bayelsa State Police Command has debunked reports that former President Jonathan was attacked in his state. According to him, a group of hungry youths mistook a convoy of the former President for one of the governorship candidate on electioneering ahead of the December 5 election.

They followed the convoy perhaps for alms, only to discover it was that of Jonathan. When they realized this,  the youths, who had followed him up to his house in Yenagoa, pulled back and ran away. Security operatives however ran after them and arrested some of them. They did not attack the convoy and no weapon was found on them.

Men arrested after they trailed former President Jonathan’s convoy to his home in Bayelsa (photos)

Former President Goodluck Jonathan this morning escaped death by whiskers after the men pictured above, intercepted and drove into a short motorcade conveying the former President from the Julius Berger bridge area of the state capital Yenagoa.

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Super Ministers and Other Stories by Reuben Abati

Very interesting article by former presidential spokesperson, Reuben Abati. Read below…
“Have you congratulated our new Ministers?”

“I am still thinking about it, actually. I don’t know whether to congratulate them or to commiserate or to pity some of them. They have merged Ministries that need not be merged. Some Perm Secs are now floating. Six months and this is it?”

“What kind of talk is that? You have come again oh”.

“I wonder too. At least you can see that round pegs have been put in round holes, and shame on all you doubting Thomases, our government is good to go.”

“”Who is talking politics? Can we discuss Nigeria and leave politics out of it? And please, leave that thing about pegs. Some pegs are neither round nor square, they are misshaped.”

“Everything is political.”   Continue reading

Supreme court suspends Code of Conduct Tribunal hearing on Saraki’s case

The Supreme Court has suspended proceedings in the trial of Senate President Bukola Saraki at the Code of Conduct Tribunal pending the conclusion of the appeal filed by Saraki at the Apex court. The prosecutor told the supreme court that Saraki will sign an undertaken refraining him from doing anything at the tribunal pending the determination of the suit.

The prosecutor said this while urging the court to grant a stay of proceedings. The prosecutor also asked for accelerated hearing as not doing so will give room for a caused person to continue to delay his trial.

Amaechi’s Ministerial appointment, a waste to Rivers people – PDP

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The Rivers State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party says the appointment of the former State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi as the Minister of Transportation will not make any meaningful impact to the Rivers people because he is a misfit. Bro Felix Obuah, the State chairman of the party said this through a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Jerry Needam while reacting to the official swearing in of the new Ministers and assigning of portfolios to them.

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N60 Billion, Not N25 Billion Has Been Collected By Buhari’s TSA Consultants – Senate

The Senate on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 asked the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to immediately terminate the contract awarded to a private firm REMITA for the implementation of President Muhammadu Buhari’s proposed Treasury Single Account (TSA) policy at 1% commission.

According to Leadership the Senate while asking its committees on Finance, Banking and other Financial Institutions, and Public Accounts to carry out a holistic investigation and report back in two weeks, asked the firm, which is allegedly owned by a top South West member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to return the sum of N2.5 trillion which has allegedly been collected so far.

The Senate also asked for the prosecution of all members of REMITA’s board of directors according to the provisions of the Bank and Other Financial Institutions Act (BOFIA). Continue reading