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May 21, 2018

That Assault on Nigeria via the Senate

The police have recovered the mace that was stolen from the Senate chambers in Abuja on Wednesday by some thugs.

  Thousands of Nigerians went to bed on Wednesday April 18, 2018 with the embarrassing news from Abuja that thugs invaded Nigeria’s Senate chamber while it was in plenary. The shocking news which spread across the country like a harmattan wild fire was viewed by well meaning Nigerians as the height of gangsterism. The invaders, as it was confirmed carted away the Senate symbol of authority-the mace, only for it to be recovered hours later by the police under a bridge in the federal capital city. By the time the day’s night had turned into another night the incident had…

Nigerian politicians don’t deserve to be addressed as ‘honourable’ – Dino Melaye

The Senator representing Kogi West in the senate, Senator Dino Melaye has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to grant presidential pardon and amnesty to treasury looters. Melaye in a statement on Sunday said “Though an unrepentant advocate for integrity and forthrightness especially from public office holders, I, however, sincerely want to recommend that Mr. President grant Presidential Amnesty/Pardon to all those who looted our treasury provided they return all proceeds of their loot to the government within six (6) months of the declaration of the Amnesty. “This, I believe will encourage the voluntary return of the looted funds, empower the…

Why Nigerian politicians supported Boko Haram – Soyinka

Nobel laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, has claimed that the lust for power by some Nigerian politicians drove them into supporting the activities of Boko Haram insurgents, stressing that they can go to any length in their pursuit for power. Soyinka, who made the allegation in the United Kingdom, also alleged that the sect has turned against the forces that supported its emergence. He said, “This is what is happening right now: in Nigeria, and I think that many people are admitting it today, there were politicians who actually supported what Boko Haram was doing. “They supported them for various reasons…