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Where is Isoko Nation in Okowa’s Government?

Isoko flood

With the present political leadership in Delta State, Isoko nation is far behind in terms of political appointments and others. Even in the Delta State House of Assembly, Isoko leadership is not well represented. In the last political dispensation, Isoko nation had 40 percent leadership in the state. It is sad that on the recent […]

Thank God! Osun Commences Salary Payment, Cuts Pay for Political Appointees by Half

The people of Osun celeberate Aregbesola's victory

The Government of the State of Osun has announced the commencement of the process of paying the salaries of civil servants in the state. In a statement issued by the Governor’s Office, the government said it is paying the balance of November and and full December salary arrears owed. We must assure our people that […]

PREMIUM TIMES EXCLUSIVE: How NNPC “Pocketed” Half of Income Generated in 3 Years!

CBN and NNPC

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, generated about N8.1trillion between 2012 and May 2015, but paid only N4.3trillion to the federation account, Edo State governor, Adams Oshiomhole, said Monday, citing new details from the federal economic council meeting. The balance of the oil money — about N3.8trillion — was withheld and spent by the NNPC […]

Saraki Denies: “Fuel Subsidy Barons Did Not Sponsor Me Against Buhari”

saraki

In what seems like a season of denials, the Senate President, Bukola Saraki has refuted in a press statement the popular insinuations that his controversial election in the red chamber was bankrolled by fuel subsidy barons who plan to checkmate President Buhari from probing them. His reaction, was circulated to the media by his spokesman, […]

THE DELPHI DECLARATION – By Gbenga Komolafe

DELPHI DECLARATION

In the late ’80s and early ’90s, the western neo-liberal institutions imposed series of killer economic programs on most African countries, as well as South America and a large swathe of Asia that came to be known as Structural Adjustment Programs (SAPs). The late Prof. Bade Onimode, a foremost political economist called the SAPs ‘a […]

GOOD NEWS! Cocoa product industry will be alive in 6months in Osun, China investors assure

Cocoa-farmers in osun

The moribund Cocoa Processing Company in Ede, Osun state has on Thursday received a lifeline with the intervention of two Chinese firms who have promised to resuscitate the comatose Cocoa industry. This disclosure was made when the Chinese firms paid a courtesy call on the governor of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola at the government house […]

Your Antics Are No Longer Funny! Open letter to Senate President by Sola Salako

SARAKI

Dear Dr Bukola Saraki, I have restrained myself from commenting on the confusion that the NASS has suddenly become under your watch for many reasons, top of which was because I felt some conflict was normal in a political party that was a marriage of necessity amongst warlords with differing political orientation and philosophy. I […]

Osinbajo Did Not Lock Down Calabar – Laolu Akande

Vice President-elect, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo

                      Vice President Yemi Osinbajo was in Calabar and Lagos on Thursday June 25 to pay tribute to two eminent Nigerians whose lives reflect the very virtues of integrity, trustworthiness and social justice, which can lift our dear nation. The one is Late Justice P.O.E […]

Never Compare! Tinubu Towers Above Saraki – PDP Chieftain Hon Adekoya Dare Alaba

Asiwaju Bola Tinubu - the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Leader

Lately it is common news in columns and pages of social media to read venoms,vituperations and verbal attacks on the person of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and these barbaric acts started immediately after his Party APC won the elections and became a ruling party the attacks to me are irrational, inhuman, baseless and unreasonable. But […]

NASS: This Is Why The House Adjourned Its Sitting – Saraki Explains

Bukola Saraki

            As the struggle for power in the Nigerian upper chambers ensues, it will amaze you that the House of Representatives also had their own share of the fresh brawl happening in the house, as lawmakers threw caution to the twist and bartered clenched fist for leadership positions. The Senate […]

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