Oyinlola Resigns From Buhari’s Govt

Oyinlola Resigns From Buhari’s Govt As Kwankwaso Storm Abuja For Obasanjo Coalition for Nigeria

 

Baring last minutes change, the former Osun State Governor, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola will today resign as the Chairman of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) as all seems set for the unveiling today of former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s Coalition for Nigeria Movement (CN).

 

Oyinlola is a close ally of Ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo and has been appointed as the national coordinator of the third force championing by the former President. He was appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari few month ago to lead as the Chairman of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC).

 

Obasanjo broke the news of the coalition in a long “special statement” in which he lashed the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.

 

A source learned that 10 governors and some senators are said to have indicated interest in being part of the CN.

 

Seven governors are believed to be of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and three Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) members.

 

Others who are said to be part of the formation of CN are a former National Security Adviser, some ex-governors, such as Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, former Cross River State Governor Donald Duke and former Jigawa State Governor Sule Lamido and retired Generals, among others.

 

The launch of CN Movement will hold this morning at the Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Centre.

 

Former Osun State Governor Olagunsoye Oyinlola is said to be the coordinator.

 

Oyinlola’s Asokoro Quarters, Abuja home was a beehive of activities yesterday, with politicians flocking the place.

 

It was gathered that Oyinlola is set to resign his appointment as the chairman of the National Identity Management Commission(NIMC) to enable him to take up the role of coordinating the coalition.

 

Although the programme for the launch was already in the public domain yesterday, the list of attendees was kept under wraps.

 

The programme, however, stated the mission of the CN as follows:

 

“The Coalition for Nigeria Movement is a movement that seeks to promote and ensure socio-economic development, improvement, growth, social justice, egalitarianism, cohesion, cooperation, equity, equality of opportunity, transparency, societal order, rule of law, human security and human rights leading to National Unity, good governance and general well-being and the welfare of all citizens and inhabitants of Nigeria.”

 

A source, who spoke in confidence with our correspondent, said: “As you can see, we are set for the formal launch of the CN Movement on Wednesday in Abuja.

 

“Our membership is open to all Nigerian citizens of 18 years and above. It is a common platform to rescue this nation from its challenges.

 

“Shortly after the launch, we will have interim officers and we will immediately start meeting with people and groups of like minds nationwide on the way forward for this country. We will traverse the length and breadth of this country to ‘change the change’ at hand.”

 

Responding to a question, the source added: “So far, we have about 10 governors on our side, a former National Security Adviser, some ex-governors(military and civilian), retired Generals, ex-ministers, Senators, members of the House of Representatives, and some civil society organisations.

 

“Others already collaborating with the CN include a former National Security Adviser, some ex-governors like Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, Donald Duke and Sule Lamido, a former Minister of Information, Prof. Jerry Gana and other like minds. We will release the list in the fullness of time.”

 

Asked if Obasanjo will attend the ceremony, the source replied: “I cannot be categorical if ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo will attend the inauguration but we are hopeful that he might be able to finish his assignment at the AU Secretariat to join us.”

 

The source also said: “Ex-Governor Olagunsoye Oyinlola will coordinate. All things being equal, he might resign his appointment as the chairman of NIMC on Wednesday to face the new task ahead.”

The Campaigner Online News Headlines

SOME NIGERIAN NEWSPAPER HEADLINES, 31/01/2018

 

Punch

World Bank working with Nigeria to increase revenue generation

 

FG to start building $5.8bn Mambila power plant

 

Senate warns Nigerians against investment in bitcoins

 

Senate to probe CBN, banks over illegal charges, deductions

 

Senate suspends national security summit to honour Ekwueme

 

Reps give Amaechi 72hrs to produce $195m contract documents

 

2019: INEC to announce results electronically

 

EFCC can’t probe states’ accounts without Assembly’s nod — Court

 

FG plans policy to revive ceramic sector

 

Probe panel asks FG to dismiss suspended SEC DG, Gwarzo

 

Stealing discourages Nigerians from paying tax – CITN President

 

Gunmen kill seven in Nasarawa, Taraba warns of fresh attack

 

Herdsmen: CHDR, IYC urge Buhari to implement Osibanjo panel’s report

 

Police arrest Onitsha ‘beggars’ who make N25,000 daily

 

I only rob expatriate worshippers at National Mosque – Suspect

 

Air Peace set to inaugurate Kano, Yola flights

 

Ambode decries dirty Lagos markets, threatens shutdown

 

Ijaw won’t back anti-restructuring candidates in 2019 —Dickson

 

Emirates crew beat, tied up 71-year-old Nigerian for eight hours for sitting in wrong seat

 

 

 

The Nation

2019: NGOs back Buhari as Obasanjo’s coalition lands

 

Senate summons Emefiele, others over bank charges

 

Adeosun, Gwarzo disagree on SEC, Oando crisis, others

 

Troops raid shrine in Benue, arrest chief priest

 

TCN recovers 500 containers of transmission equipment

 

Ngige denies saying govt spent N1b on burial

 

Court strikes out Jonathan’s wife’s N2b suit

 

Court stops EFCC from probing Ekiti finances

 

Lassa fever death toll rises to 21

 

Dangote gives N1.2b building to Bayero varsity

 

NAICOM orders 17 firms to get fresh licences

 

Ahmed: I’m not returning to PDP

 

APC adopts Tambuwal for second term

 

Umahi threatens to stop monarchs’ salaries

 

Lagos Assembly passes N1.5tr budget for 2018

 

Ex-guber aspirant, others dump APC in Edo

 

Vanguard

Letter bomb: Don’t tackle Obasanjo, Buhari warns aides

 

No tolerance for killings, kidnappings anymore – Buhari

 

Electricity: FG unveils 20-year transmission plan

 

Court ruling in Fayose’s case cannot stand – EFCC

 

2019: We’ve Options Other Than Buhari, Nigerians Reply El-Rufai

 

Decongestion: FG Frees 951 Prison Inmates, As 430 Gain Varsity Admission

 

NCC Confronts Companies Accused Of ‘Call Masking’ As Deadline Nears

 

Army Commmends Media On War Against Insurgency

 

Camerounian soldiers invade Nigerian community

 

PIGB As Solution To Subsidy Scam: CISLAC Takes Crusade To Vanguard

 

Curry Market: Foreign And Local Brands Locked In Supremacy Battle

 

Guinness Sets Aside N7.2m For Maltavator Challenge

 

3 Dead As Lassa Fever Hits Taraba

 

Europe-Based Nigerian Couple Beat Sister-In-Law To Comatose Over Infidelity Allegation

 

Compiled: The Campaigner Online

Our deepest fears are like dragons, guarding our deepest treasure. – Rainer Maria Rilke

Nigerian Lady In Italy Thrown Off A Building

Nigerian Lady In Italy Thrown Off A Building For Refusing S*x With Her Nigerian Landlord

 

A Nigerian lady from Delta state has accused her landlord (also said to be a Nigerian) of throwing her from a 3-storey building in Florence, Italy because she refused to sleep with him.

 

According to Precious (victim) on that faithful day, when she returned from work her landlord, Mr Daniel came to her room and demand for s*x with her which she refused, while attempted to rape her he realised that she had her phone on record.

 

This reportedly provoked Daniel in beating her and then threw her from a three story building, she survived by God Grace but currently in hospital in Florence Italy, with spinal cord issues and her legs and waist which she landed with, Daniel have been arrested and the case in court.

Smart Ajaja An Icon Of Hope

“If you choose the rough road of Human Rights Activism, you must be prepared to stand tall and die it needs be for what you believe even when everyone else has fallen because it is sacrosanct and you must never within your own personal flaws corrupt or compromise your message by practicing double standards on issues that are central to your work in exchange for money, political appointment, Diamond, Ruby, Silver,Gold or Uranium, or turn your back on the truth when it hits, regardless of the circumstance, the politics surrounding it and who or what the subject is, unless you you don’t have the calling”.

 

Smart Madu Ajaja

The Campaigner Online News Headlines

NEWSPAPER REVIEW FOR TUESDAY 30 JANUARY 2018

 

PUNCH

Political parties too many, may cause problems in 2019 –INEC

Security guard, gang kill military boss, burn corpse

You can leave PDP, Fayose tells Adeyeye, others

I left 11 victims in Lagos kidnappers’ den – Survivor

Why Defence Minister should quit

Herbalist sells baby for N650,000 to barren client

US lifts ban on refugees from 11 countries

APC to present restructuring panel report to Nigerians today

Fulani man stabs driver to death in Ondo

Security guard, gang kill military boss, burn corpse

APC crisis: Kwankwaso cancels visit to Kano, Presidency intervenes

Olujimi, aide fight union leader over elevator

You can leave PDP, Fayose tells Adeyeye, others

Power grid collapses six times in eight days

Minister justifies pro-Buhari campaign, knocks Obasanjo

INEC sued for alleged manipulation of Saraki’s 2015 result

We received N5.1tn as subsidy payment in nine years –NNPC

 

THE SUN

MASSOB warns South East govs against cattle colonies

FG spends N5tr on fuel subsidy payment

Development of Nigeria: Wike seeks role for traditional rulers

El-Rufai: APC’ll retain 24 states in 2019

Police arrest 46 as OPC factions clash in Ibadan

Customs CG, Senate ad hoc committee in protocol drama

Elevator use drama at National Assembly: Female senator in assault controversy

APC, PDP weak with deceitful manifestoes –Dogara

Sorrow, tears as Ekwueme’s corpse arrives Enugu

••• FG holds Parade of Honour in Abuja

 

VANGUARD

2019: No alternative to Buhari, says el-Rufai

Customs boss shocks, humiliates Senators on protocols of visits

PDP mocks Buhari’s AU Anti-Corruption honour

Ekwueme: Anambra declares Thursday work free day

Money Laundering ‎Charge: Judge returns Lamido’s case-file back to CJ

Parade of Honour for late Dr Alex Ekwueme

OBJ offered Ekwueme Senate Presidency – Ngige

Herdsmen: Imo Police, Miyetti Allah, monarchs agree on compensation

Benue Killings : FG opts for decisive military action to end crisis

Fuel subsidy payment rises to N17bn in one month

Outrage as herdsmen infringe on ‘No grazing’ areas in Bayelsa

Political parties often lie to gain power — Dogara

Restructuring: Forward El-Rufai’s report to National Assembly, Clark tells APC

Buhari running a sick govt —Fayose

 

DAILY TRUST

Memorial event for Daily Trust late columnist, Sanusi Abubakar, holds tomorrow

Amnesty International accuses Air Force of killing dozens

Niger Poly gets NBTE nod to run 15 programmes

Senators clash with Customs boss over protocol

Banks, others face massive cyber attacks soon – NITDA

Stakeholders reject transfer of prisons to states

Sacked district heads: Court dismisses KDSG’s preliminary objection

FG plans conference to save Lake Chad

Alleged killing of 73 cows in Nasarawa a conspiracy – Mdzough u Tiv

50 Boko Haram abductees reunited with parents

Osinbajo to flag off micro credit scheme in Kogi

Kwankwaso shelves Kano visit, presidency intervenes

Taskforce organises peace parley between Fulani, Plateau communities

Piracy: Bayelsa acquires 100 patrol vehicles, 16 gunboats

Jang using cattle colony to cover missing N2bn – Lalong

Media expert challenges Obasanjo to debate

Fire destroys 75-hectare Bauchi rice farm

School tasks parent on cultural diversity

Gwagwalada chair pledges support for rural health care

Court grants N5m bail to 5 guards, storekeepers

Anioma Youths, Please Listen To The Voice Of Reason – Smart Ajaja

Anioma youths, please listen to the voice of reason because this could be the last trumpet your generation needs to rise.

 

Once you turn 18, you become an adult with voting rights and so, capable of making informed decisions including independent political decisions with reference to the rights to choose anybody as your representative based on your convictions about the person’s abilities, competence and content of character. You must not sell nor trade your votes for cash, grains, Okada, generators because you and your votes are worth much more than silver, ruby, diamond, uranium and gold put together. I am in the race to the Senate not because of what I want but because of you and the need to set you free from the bondage of the past errors you made by giving power of your representation into the wrong hands with baited stolen cash. If you support me to win the party primary and then, to win the general election, I aim to represent you the way none has done in the past. Here is what you must do: you must fight to become elected delegates in your ward, local Government and state congress of any party you find yourselves so you will be armed with the power to choose the right men and women as your parties flag bearers. I can tell you that the best way to know the aspirant who would represent you well if elected, is by asking all of them in any particular race to pay you for your vote. The one who is hesitant or tells you outright that he has no money to pay you but good representation for you if you help him win, is the one you must vote for after collecting from the rest who pays you without question. A good aspirant with the heart, passion and might to serve you will not easily part with his hard-earned money because he or she has conscience and so, will not start stealing instead of working for you when he is elected.

They laugh at you after they successfully trade you and your future away and use you to execute their plans to win elections. I see some of you have started again already to the extent of fighting yourselves and creating killer gangs for those who are stealing your future and banking them for their children abroad. I am not a thief and I have never stolen from government to make myself rich. I have been serving humanity from childhood, as a nurse and as a small business owner and I will to take to a higher level through political intervention. I did it for Abavo with the gallant Abavo youths and I will quadruple my effort to rouse the consciousness of the Anioma youths so they can set themselves and Anioma free political and economic captivity. Yes, it is possible and you don’t have to be afraid of anyone for doing the right thing because, the power to change your situation is in your hands and I am a friend and brother you can rely on to get the job done. Please, visit my website www.smartajaja.com/forsenate2019 to create your own campaign account and instantly become part of the solution to Anioma and Nigeria’s problem.

God bless Anioma

God bless Nigeria

 

Attention: Nigerians from other parts of Nigeria, this message is also applicable to you and so, you can adapt it to your peculiar situations which I believe is not different from the challenges we are facing in Delta North Senatorial District aka Anioma.

 

Let These Killings Stop!!!

LET THESE KILLINGS STOP

 

My heart is broken for this nation.

 

For the widows, orphans and every man or woman traumatized by the deaths and the gory images.

 

I mourn with the people of Abia, Adamawa, Anambra, Benue, Borno, Rivers, and all our other bereaved communities in our Nation.

 

I know that some people may be displeased by this message. But I refuse to let others opinion rob me of my humanity, or my ability to stare evil in the face and confront it with the truth.

 

I am terribly saddened by the recent killings in Benue and Kaduna and elsewhere. And no matter who does it, Evil is evil and should be condemned.

 

This killings must stop!!!

 

Who would like to lose a father, son, daughter, friend, brother … to avoidable and unnecessary evil?

 

These are the same architects of Rwanda, Sudan, and others but we cannot give in to them.

 

But we must rise against this with love, dignity, and sacrifice which sometimes maybe too painful. We must learn to love and show that in the face of terrorism, we refuse to compromise our humanity by spreading and practicing hatred and violence.

 

I am available as are millions of people in this great nation, to give my cup of water to a thirsty stranger, to offer my roof to a stranded traveler, and to give what I can to those in need; by seeing them as fellow humans and treating them with respect and dignity first, without asking their tribe or religion.

 

I have met amazing people and cultivated great friendships from across a variety of religious, ethnic, and political backgrounds in this great nation, and I am better off for it.

 

I refuse to be broken or hardened by the deaths by suicide bombs, and killing raids, to give up on another man who has not done me wrong simply because he belongs to another ethnicity, religion or whatever.

 

These killings must stop!!!

 

I charge the security forces and those in constituted authority to live up to their responsibilities to end this impunity and bring the perpetrators to justice.

 

Permit me to close with Tomas Paine’s THE CRISIS:

“THESE are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman.  Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.”

 

I am pleading with all of us no matter how aggrieved and bereaved that in the face of these terrors and violence, to let love and tolerance lead.

 

We cannot afford to hate one another on the basis of ethnicity, religion, or any other socio-label. Not now. And certainly not ever.

 

I am in mourning for our dear nation.

 

But I cannot abandon my hope or faith that through these dark times, to borrow the words of Rev. Martin Luther King Jnr. that: WE AS A PEOPLE WILL OVERCOME.

 

May God save us and heal this Nation!

 

God bless Nigeria.

Sen Rabiu Kwankwaso Gives Out 1,200 Bags Of Rice To The Benue Government.

Former Governor of Kano State, Sen. Rabiu Kwankwaso, on Thursday donated 1,200 bags of rice to the Benue Government for onward distribution to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), in the state.

 

Kwankwaso announced the donation when he paid a condolence visit to Gov. Samuel Ortom in Makurdi.

 

The senator said he was moved to make the donation because he was aware that catering for IDPs was an enormous task the Benue government could not handle alone.

 

He pledged to support the state government in its bid to tackle the insecurity that had hit Benue in the past few weeks.

 

Kwankwaso called on the Federal Government to tackle security challenges in the country, and particularly condemned the incessant attacks on rural communities in Benue, Taraba and Adamawa States.

 

Ortom, in his response, thanked the senator for identifying and supporting the state in its moment of grief, and promised to continue to cry until justice was done to his people.

Don’t Use Me To Fight My Father – Iyabo Obasanjo

Don’t use me to fight my father, Iyabo blasts Buhari’s apologists

Senator Iyabo Obasanjo, first child of former President Olusegun Obasanjo, has blasted apologists of the Muhammadu Buhari administration for recycling an old and settled issue with her father in defence of the former president’s stinging rebuke of the incumbent administration.

Iyabo Obasanjo

In a strongly worded statement issued to Vanguard exclusively from her Virginia, United States base, Senator Obasanjo flayed the Buhari administration for dodging the fundamental issues of bad governance raised in the statement issued by her father, Dr. Obasanjo last Tuesday.

Instead of drawing wisdom from the letter issued by her father, she expressed dismay at what she described as the cheap tactic of the Buhari apologists in drawing unconnected issues to run away from the “advice and admonishment of one of the most brilliant leaders to ever emerge in modern Africa.”

In a strong disavowal of the recycled 2013 letter she wrote in the wake of President Obasanjo’s missive to Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, Senator Obasanjo affirmed no relationship with the Buhari administration nor with the preceding Jonathan regime.

“The wise should listen, wherever help and advice come from. Those who republished the old letter should have spent time to respond to the content of the said statement,” Senator Obasanjo who served in the Nigerian Senate from 2007 to 2011 said.

Senator Obasanjo, now a university professor based in Virginia, United States, in a statement sent to Vanguard said:

“My attention has been drawn to the republishing (in social media) of a letter from 2013 that has since been overturned by events. I am surprised that agents of the current Nigerian administration who should benefit from the advice and admonishment of one of the most brilliant leaders to ever emerge in modern Africa have resorted to a cheap tactic that further reiterates the message that they found abhorrent enough to start looking for unconnected issues to put together to make their point.

“To say that Nigeria has problems is to make an understatement. The wise should listen, wherever help and advice come from. Those who republished the old letter should have spent time to respond to the content of the said statement which, among other things, called on President Buhari to join the rank of retired elder statesmen in 2019. I would think this was appropriate and even unnecessary advice, given the serious medical problems he has had over the last few years.

“I have had no connection with his administration or to the previous one after I left the Senate in 2011, and to try and use me and my name as some excuse is shameful. I agree with the contents of the open letter and like all people that wish Africa well, hope that Nigeria someday comes out of its death spiral to become a leading nation in the world.

“It is tiring to continue to be part of the Nigerian conversation when there is no positive impact to it. I really do not want to be part of it, as I have found over and over again that speech and words are wasted on people who have no understanding of the responsibility on us as black people on this planet.”