Category Archive : Governance

University Student Expelled For Advising His Governor On Facebook

A 100 level student of the Taraba State University, Mr Joseph Israel has been expelled for advising the state governor, Darius Ishaku, on Facebook.

Mr Israel

The advice which the student suggested to the Governor better alternatives to create development that impact on Taraba state than expand the airport, landed him in trouble, notwithstanding that the student prayed for the success of the Governor.

Israel’s Facebook post.

The student was invited to the school’s malpractice committee which deals with issues of indiscipline and academic wrongdoings, however, when he met the committee, they rather confronted him over his criticism of the governor, which he asked the committee if there is any law in the university stopping students from using social media and expressing their views on governance in the state.

According to the student, the committee could not provide an answer to his question, and he was asked to go until the investigation is concluded.

He left, only to receive news that he has been expelled.

It’s Not True That We Are Fighting The Opposition, We Have Jailed Two APC Governors – Ibrahim Magu, EFCC Boss

The Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Ibrahim Magu has made strong statements regarding the Commission’s fight against corruption in the country.

Mr Magu who fielded questions from journalists in Abuja yesterday said that the EFCC is no respecter of persons nor is partial in its prosecution of corrupt officials.

He made it clear the Commission makes thorough investigations before making a case against anyone and that they do not bother which part of the country a person comes from nor their religion or political affiliation, they will prosecute anyone who is found guilty of any corrupt practice.

On rumors that the Commission is fighting only members of the opposition, the EFCC boss rebuffed the claims and mentioned that the only two former Governors that were convicted are members of the ruling APC.

His exact words “I don’t care who you are or where you come from, if you’re corrupt we will come after you. I don’t care your party affiliation we will come after you. You can see the two Governors that were convicted are APC Governors, you can see that gone are those days that Govs use to go and throw big parties in London, now it’s no more, because they are afraid. Before we come after anybody we conduct extensive investigation, so if you we come after you, there must be something.”

Rochas Okorocha Calls For One Senator Per State, Instead Of Three

Sen. Okorocha

Senator Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has raised a motion that the Senate members must begin to make sacrifice given the current economic situation of the country and aid in cutting down the cost of governance by having just one Senator per state instead of the current three.

In his words “We must begin to make sacrifice and cut down our cost of governance by having just one (1) Senatorial representative instead of three (3) per state. We should fund the productive sector of our economy.

Here, we have three senators per state. In that National Assembly (House of Representatives) over there, we have 360 eligible human beings. This country must begin to make sacrifices and cut down the cost of governance.

I do not know what we are doing differently today in the 9th Senate from what we did in the 8th Senate and what we did in the 7th Senate, 6th Senate and so forth and so on. .

And if what we are doing today is similar to what we did in the 8th Senate be rest assured the product will be the same.”

This call has sparked reactions from Nigerians at all levels because the masses have long been agitating for a reduction in the salaries and allowances of serving Senators who take home very humongous pay.

Senator Ben Bruce Explains Why He Commends Buhari On How He Handled Xenophobia

Senator Bruce

“Today, I want to commend Buhari for sticking to a diplomatic solution and not a dramatic one, and it is working. Government is too serious a place for drama.” – Ben Bruce

President Buhari

Former Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Senator Ben Murray Bruce has showered commendations on President Muhammadu Buhari for the manner he handled the recent xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa.

Xenophobic attacks in South Africa

Speaking on his Common Sense video series on YouTube, the Senator said that many prominent Nigerians and institutions had allowed their emotions to run regarding the xenophobia issue, and called on President Buhari to Nationalize or De-license South African companies in Nigeria.

Mr Bruce further explained that Nigeria would have been on the losing end if the President heeded the call to Nationalize or De-license South African companies because the balance of trade between Nigeria and South Africa favors Nigeria to a ratio of 4:1. He gave the figures that while South Africa only exports goods worth $500m to Nigeria, Nigeria on the other hand exports goods and services worth $2b to South Africa. Hence, if the Nigerian Government made any wrong moves on South African companies and the South African Government retaliates, then Nigeria would be at loss.

Senator Bruce added that leadership is a serious business which involves a leader keeping his head up when the world loses theirs and that was precisely what President Buhari did. He commended the President for his restraint and maturity.

Breaking! Buhari Removes Festus Keyamo From Niger Delta Ministry, Takes Him To Ministry Of Labour

Festus Keyamo (SAN)

The Minister of State for Niger Delta Mr Festus Keyamo (SAN) has just been redeployed to the Ministry of Labour and Productivity to serve as the Minister of State for Labour and Productivity alongside Dr Chris Ngige, the Minister for Labour and Productivity.

President Buhari made this change today the 24th of September, 2019 in a letter addressed to the Minister directing him to resume at the Ministry of Labour immediately.

Below is the letter from the Presidency:

The Minister, Festus Keyamo announced his new portfolio on his Twitter handle with the Tweet:

“ON THE MOVE AGAIN: TWO PORTFOLIOS IN TWO MONTHS! Just been redeployed to the Ministry of Labour and Employment to work with my long-time big brother, H.E, Chris Ngige. Thank you, Mr. President for finding me versatile enough to move around. Always ready to serve in any capacity💪”

Festus striking poses with his new boss Dr Ngige.