TheCampaigner Online News Headlines

Thursday, 30th May, 2019.

Buhari’s Second Term Inauguration: Adams Oshiomole Disgraced, Excused Out Of Podium

Ex. President Jonathan, Obasanjo, Others Absent at Buhari’s Inauguration

Obasanjo, 393 others aboard Ethiopia airline escape crash

Buhari jets out of Nigeria a day after inauguration

President Buhari fails to deliver speech at inauguration

APC suspends Daramola for allegedly supporting Atiku

Man sets self on fire near White House

Inauguration: Ganduje declares free, compulsory education

Fourth seed Bertens retires from French Open with illness

Don’t fight me and I wont fight you, Okorocha warns as he leaves office

I will waste no time in signing death warrants of convicted kidnappers Dickson

Nigeria battles poverty, insecurity, Jonathan says in Democracy Day message

Russian interference: Charging Trump with a crime was not an option Mueller

Ladoja absent as Adebanjo, Falae, Fayose, Oyinlola, others grace Makindes swearing-in

Oyo Gov, Seyi Makinde, family attend inauguration dinner

Jigawa FA to conduct election June 1

Barcelona legend Hernndez now manager of Qatar club side Al Sadd

Govt concerned about welfare of Nigerian prisoners abroad

Nigerians have lost confidence in this administration ‘ Hanga

We must ask ourselves whether we want to remain one ‘Wabara

Jonathan: Oghiadomhe tackles Wabara

INEC to convene national dialogue on elections

Ireti Doyle Shares Inspiring Experience With Female Uber Driver

Man sets self on fire near White House

Regina Daniels’ Father Breaks His Silence Regarding Her Marriage To Ned Nwoko

I want to sue him’: Blatter to target Infantino, FIFA

All safe after bodyguard fires gun on Czech PM’s plane

Robert Mueller to make first statement on Russia probe

Nigerian troops repel Boko Haram attack on key town

Virus-packed laptop sells as artwork for over $1.3 million

Ogun: Abiodun hints at probing Amosun’s govt

Gov. Wike takes oath of office, lists developmental agenda

May 29: I’ll raise bar of good governance, says Okowa

Zulum takes over from Shettima in Borno

Listicle: 12 things Gov Abubakar Sani Bello said in his speech

Only the best will get appointed into my cabinet ‘ Sanwo-Olu

Zamfara: Mutawalle promises to tackle insecurity, Introduces free health care for women, children

Listicle: 9 things Gov Lalong said during his Inauguration

El-Rufai approves 6-month maternity leave for female civil servants

I’ll waste no time in signing death warrant of kidnapping convicts ‘ Dickson

Ramadan: US Ambassador tasks Nigerians on peace, unity

Lagos ADP sets agenda for Sanwo-Olu

FG to boost NYSC skills training for corps members

Lagos PDP to Sanwo-Olu: Stay positive, eschew vendetta

Makinde sworn in as Oyo governor, abolishes N3000 fees in state-owned secondary schools

Abiodun sworn in as fifth Ogun Governor, pledges accountable governance

UEFA Europa League Final: Arsenal, Chelsea release starting XI

RECALP annual summit rolls out speakers for 2019 edition

Ukraine vs. Nigeria: Jamil ruled out, Hope rises for Rabiu and Valentine

Ikpeazu promises 1million jobs in Abia

Radio Fulani is recipe for disaster ‘Bishop Ezeokafor

Bala Muhammed declares appointments, promotions null and void

Second term: I’ll put smiles on people’s faces, El-Rufai promises

Thanks For Reading, God Bless and Have A Nice Day.

Why Ambode Did Not Return – Ambode’s SSG


  1. Our main drawback is our Government’s inability to apply enough emotional intelligence in the administration of the state. Emotional intelligence includes interpersonal skills, interpersonal relationship, humility, respect for the well established mores of governance, disregard for the accomplishments of others.

  2. The belief that our way is the best without considering other options in a democratic setting, absence of wider consultations, distance from the governed, lack of effective communication skill or amateurish display of government acts and political immaturity.

  3. Deliberate and open alienation of others. We undertook gigantic projects without the soul. We were too self opinionated and narrow in our approach to governance.
    It is a big drawback which prevented the administration from returning because it was punished for its lack of inclusiveness in a democratic setting.
    In leadership, emotional intelligence is 70 per cent of application while individual brilliance is only 30 percent. Successful leaderships across the world in history have thrived on this fact.

  4. Besides, and apart from lack of enough camaraderie compare to previous administrations, our cabinet has been less rigorous, less fulfilled, less engaged and less accomplished. And for the first time since the time of Governor Lateef Jakande, this cabinet departs unappreciated and disenchanted.

Tunji Bello
Secretary to the State Government.

President Muhammadu Buhari To Attend OIC Summit In Makkah


President Muhammadu Buhari departs Abuja on Thursday to attend the Summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Makkah, Saudi Arabia.

The 14th session of the Summit Conference of the OIC, scheduled to hold on Friday, May 31, will be hosted by King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and attended by Heads of State and Governments of Member States.

According to the OIC secretariat, the summit to be convened under the theme, “Makkah al-Mukarramah Summit: Hand in Hand toward the Future,” seeks to develop a unified stance on events in the Islamic world.

President Buhari is expected to address the forum and underscore the need for member countries to unite and work together to combat common challenges such as terrorism and violent extremism.

The President will also push forward themes that have been at the forefront of his domestic and international priorities, including reviving the Lake Chad Basin, investing in Nigeria to create jobs and financing for development.

On the margins of the summit, the Nigerian leader will hold bilateral meetings with world leaders to promote increased cooperation and collaboration on issues of mutual concern.

President Buhari, who is expected to return to the country on June 2nd, will be accompanied by Governors Mohammed Badaru Abubakar of Jigawa State, Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State and Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State.

Also on the delegation are the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Mustapha Suleiman; Director-General, National Intelligence Agency, Ambassador Ahmed Rufa’i Abubakar; Director-General, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Dr. Isa Ali Pantami; and the Chairman, National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), Abdullahi Mukthar.

Ahead of the Summit, was a preparatory meeting in Jeddah meant to adopt the draft agenda and work programme for the Summit.

On the agenda were the question of Palestine and the Arab-Israeli conflict; combating terrorism and violent extremism; the humanitarian situation in the Muslim world; promotion of scientific cooperation, among others.

President Buhari becomes the third Nigerian leader to attend the OIC conference in person, after the late Alhaji Umaru Yar’Adua and Dr. Goodluck Jonathan.

Garba Shehu
Senior Special Assistant to the President
(Media & Publicity)


Nigeria joined the OIC in 1986 and has held various positions in the Organisation, including Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission (IPHRC) Commissioner, Amb. M.L. Sulaiman, elected in 2017

In 2009, Ambassador Opeloyeru Hameed was elected Assistant Secretary General for Economic Affairs and later re-elected

The OIC funded the project for training and guidelines on Sukuk issuance in 2018

In 2018, the IDB through the Presidential Committee for the North East Initiative provided relief materials to IDPs in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa States

Nigeria continues to benefit from scholarships from OIC member countries

In August 2016, the Islamic Development Bank Group (IDBG) formally opened its Nigeria Country Gateway Office in Abuja with a mission to focus its services on health, agriculture, infrastructure, small and medium-scale enterprises and regional integration

Dr Mansur Mukhtar, former Minister of Finance is now serving as the Vice President of the Islamic Development Bank.

TheCampaigner Online News Headlines

Wednesday, 29th May, 2019.

Infrastructural Devt: We are unveiling a new Ondo State – Gov. Akeredolu

Buhari’s interview confirms failure, incompetence in governance – PDP

Court sacks another Imo APC Reps member-elect

Imo Reps-elect tells Judge: You erred in sacking me

62 suspected kidnappers in police net in Nasarawa

Buhari promises to make police, judiciary more efficient

25 years after, FG fulfils house pledge to Westerhof

Sit-at-home order targeted at inauguration ceremony ‘Amoga

France 2019: NWFL to provide 30% players

Akinwunmi, Fresh, Okenwa, Alkali re-elected

Champions League final ref banned in Africa

France has ‘indication’ of chemical attack in Syria

Under-5 deaths down by 47% in Nigeria, others

INEC holds ‘national conversation’ on elections

Senate approves $266m World Bank loan for Niger State

Barcelona great Xavi named coach of Qatar’s Al-Sadd

Court orders arrest of Sanusi’s aides

ICPC begins investigation on 2019 UTME malpractice

Gaidam dissolves cabinet, delivers valedictory speech

FG offers tax incentives to investors willing to invest in road construction

Dankwambo dissolves cabinet

Emotion as Amosun leaves Governor’s Office

Tambuwal dissolves cabinet, seeks for forgiveness

INEC commences review of 2019 polls

Jime vs Ortom: Tribunal adjourns to May 31 for pre-hearing

Election Tribunal throws out suit seeking to stop Sanwo-Olu’s inaguaration

Nation building tied to transparent elections ‘ INEC

19,000 paramilitary personnel recruited to boost internal security ‘ Dambazau

Buhari to seek review of N9.12trn budget from 9th NASS

PDP accuses Kogi govt of disrupting NFIU policy over N3b LG loan

Ambode hands over to Sanwo-Olu at Lagos house

Makinde warns NURTW on violence

Court sentences man to 5 years in prison for impersonating a customs officer

Kaduna Guber Tribunal strikes out PDPs votes recount application

I am leaving Yobe better than l met it – Gaidam

Failure, incompetence marked Buharis first tenure, says PDP

Sokoto set for a hitch free transition

Imo Assembly Speaker resigns

One killed, five injured in drivers, volunteers clash

Borno Government House steward commits suicide

Disclosure of service documents, injurious to national security – Buratai

I changed my mind, Man explains withdrawal of suit against Gbajabiamila

Neglect & Resource mismanagement leads to poverty, insecurity – Buhari

NNPC assures transparent selection of off-takers for sales of Natural gas

Obedience to traffic rules will reduce road crashes ‘ FRSC

Ganduje declares assets ahead of inauguration for second term ‘ CCB

FG offers tax incentives to investors willing to invest in road construction

Plans to create 20m jobs in Buhari’s second term possible if’ – Consultant

Thanks For Reading, God Bless and Happy Mid-Week.

EFCC Arrests Proprietor And 8 Other Students

EFCC Arrests Proprietor, Students of Yahoo Yahoo School

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos Zonal Office, has arrested the proprietor of a Yahoo Yahoo training school in Lagos, Frank Chinedu.

Chinedu, 22, was arrested alongside eight students of the unnamed training centre located at 14, Animashaun Street, Progressive Estate, Ojodu Berger, Lagos, while receiving lectures in internet fraud activities.

The students are: Ahmed Musa, 24; Desmond Eze, 29; Preye Kingsley, 23; Benjamin Irabor, 21; Benjamin Opah, 19; Akapo Prosper, 22; Innocent Paul, 20 and Olamide Edun, 20.

The suspected internet fraudsters were arrested under cover on May 22, 2019, following intelligence reports received by the Commission about their involvement in alleged criminal activities.

Items recovered from the suspects at the point of arrest include nine laptops, 16 mobile phones, an Airtel modem, Orange Wifi and one Toyota Camry with registration number EPE406FN.

The suspects will soon be charged to court

The Country Will Be Secured – President Muhammadu Buhari


President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja gave assurances on security in the country, stressing that he will not let the nation down.

Speaking at a meeting with the Northern Governors Forum, NGF, led by the outgoing Chairman, Kashim Shettima of Borno State at the State House, President Buhari said:

“The security of the country is on my mind 24 hours of the day. I get daily and weekly situation reports. I have listened to your brief. I will look into your recommendations. I am acutely aware of the situation, but I have learnt more today.”

The President bemoaned the ravaging effect of unchecked corruption in the past on the country’s Armed Forces, saying: “The terrible effects of mismanagement were prevalent, and these are the consequences.”

According to him, “If you follow the efforts we are making within the system, you will see that we have curbed much of the corruption that is there. See the recoveries that we have made – money, landed property. We are not going as fast as we want under the system, but we will keep trying to improve it.”

President Buhari promised to increase the frequency of his meetings with security chiefs and keep updating himself.

He also expressed interest in getting reports from governors who have difficult relationships with security heads in their States.

In their presentations, the governors drew the President’s attention to specific challenges they each faced in their respective States.

They commended the Federal Government’s efforts in curbing Boko Haram terrorism and farmers/herders clashes, which they said had been dealt with.

While noting that normalcy had virtually returned to the North-East, the governors however, warned that armed banditry was posing a dangerous threat and needed to be tackled with equal swiftness.

Garba Shehu
Senior Special Assistant to the President
(Media & Publicity)
May, 2019

President Muhammadu Buhari Submits Assets Declaration Form, Ready For Swearing In


President Muhammadu Buhari has, in compliance with the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, submitted his assets declaration forms to the Code of Conduct Bureau, CCB, which by law must precede his oath-taking slated for, May 29th.

The duly completed forms were submitted to the Chairman of the CCB, Professor Mohammed Isa, on behalf of the President by Sarki Abba, Senior Special Assistant, Household and Domestic Affairs.

The forms, as signed by the President and sworn to before a Judge of Abuja High Court showed no significant changes in assets as declared in 2015 by him.

There are no new houses, no new bank accounts at home and abroad and there are no new shares acquired.

The Chairman of the CCB commended the President for leading by example by declaring his assets in accordance with the law.

Garba Shehu,
Senior Special Assistant to the President
(Media & Publicity)
May, 2019.

Gov Ambode Writes Emotional Goodbye Message To Lagosians

My Farewell Address.
My fellow Lagosians.

With a heart full of gratitude, I address you today for the last time as your governor.

It has been an honour and a privilege of a lifetime to serve you for the last four years.

It has been a remarkable journey which has had a lasting impact on my life and I want to thank all Lagosians for the experience of these last four years.

As in the beginning when we visited every single corner of this state, listening to you and asking for your votes, I have felt the power of your support, your collective energy and the endless goodwill that has propelled us to achieve many things.

For this administration, policies, programmes and projects aimed at lifting more of our people out of poverty and making every part of the State safe, accessible and economically viable were always the priority; the driving force behind all our decisions and plans.

A few of our policies might have been unpopular but these were decisions taken with the best interest of our State in mind.

With the benefit of hindsight, maybe we could have done some things differently but our intention was always clear, for the good of Lagos.

Even in those tough times, your constructive feedback and patience helped us surmount the challenges and enabled us grow stronger.

As a little boy growing up in Lagos, all I wanted was to be an accountant.

This State gave me that and so much more.

Our State is a land of opportunities, a home for everyone and a place where dreams come true.

It is our duty and responsibility to ensure that we remain a centre of opportunities and growth for everyone; a place where people can achieve their dreams and aspirations.

From being just a commercial centre, our State has now become a prime destination for tourism, sports, entertainment and culture.

And the future is even brighter with more exciting prospects and possibilities.

In the near future, with God on our side, Lagos will take its rightful place in the comity of major city-States of the world.
Fellow Lagosians, it has been a remarkable journey.

One in which we have pushed boundaries and moved our State to another level.

A journey in which we have transformed many aspects of our State and set the ball rolling in other sectors. But there is still a lot more to be done.

But it is a job not for only the government; it is a responsibility for us all.

In Lagos everyone counts and we all have a part to play.

By tomorrow, there will be a change of guard in our State.

I will be stepping down and a new Governor will be sworn in.

We will have a new Governor and a new administration with the same objective; achieving a better Lagos.
Those who have had the privilege of serving our dear State in different capacities especially as Governors owe their successes to your prayers, understanding and support.

The same courtesy and cooperation that you gave to my predecessors from the first elected Governor of the State, Alhaji Lateef Jakande to our national leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN) to my humble self, I urge you to extend same to the next administration of Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu and ensure that he succeeds. It is in our best interest to do so.

I am immensely grateful to the three arms of Government, the Executive, the Legislature and the Judiciary for their immense support throughout the tenure of our administration.

I also reserve special thanks for the leadership, elders and members of our great party, the All Progressives Congress, the Local Government Councils and community leaders, all our Security agencies, civil society groups and our religious leaders.

I also owe a debt of gratitude to the President, Muhammadu Buhari, and the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osibanjo (SAN) for their support in the last four years.

To my wife, Bolanle and the children, who have had to endure many days and nights without me; I thank you for your love and steadfastness. You will continue to be my pillar of strength.

To all Lagosians; for your love, compassion, cooperation and support, I am eternally grateful. My love always.

God bless you.

God bless Lagos State, and
God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria
Itesiwaju ipinle eko lo je wa logun!

Fresh Crisis Brew In APC As Deputy Chairman Demands Oshiomhole’s Resignation

Crisis Brews in APC as Deputy Chairman Demands Oshiomhole’s Resignation


Fresh crisis is brewing in the All Progressives Congress as the Deputy National Chaiman of the party, Senator Lawan Shuaibu, has asked the National Chairman Comrade Adams Oshiomhole to resign.

He accused Oshiomhole of lacking the requisite capacity to effectively run the affairs of the party.

In a letter addressed to the National Chairman, dated May 27, 2019, Shuaibu said in advanced democracies, people who fail to add value or build on what they met on assumption of duty normally resign honourably.

The letter tittled “APC: It’s fortune and misfortune, time to act!” and made available to journalists Tuesday morning also said “It is my honest opinion that your ability to ensure this party flourishes is deficient as you lack the necessary composure and you also don’t possess the capabilities and the requisite experience to run a political party.”

TCO could not immediately get Oshiomhole’s reaction to the call for his resignation.