Browsing: Yushau A. Shuaib

I have always referred to Femi Fani-Kayode (FFK) as a “Fire-for-Fire” advocate, since February 2004 when I wrote a rejoinder to his unacceptable public outburst while he was Special Adviser on Public Affairs to the then President Olusegun Obasanjo. My rejoinder exposed the loophole in a statement Fani-Kayode had issued against Colonel Dangiwa Umar, a former military administrator of Kaduna State, and General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (IBB), over an issue they had with Obasanjo.

Though the Accountant General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris, is being ferociously attacked by the leadership of ASUU over his insistence on the full implementation of the IPPIS across the board, the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation, where IPPIS is domiciled, is also responsible for all receipts into and payments from the Federation and Consolidated Accounts.

Nigerians expected that the Boko Haram insurgency would be history within fours years, with the appointments of the late Abba Kyari as the Chief of Staff to the President; Major General Babagana Monguno (retd) as the National Security Adviser and Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai as the Chief of Army Staff, because they are all from Borno State, the epicentre of Boko Haram terrorism in Nigeria.

Before her ministerial appointment, Farouq was Federal Commissioner of the National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons and had served as a staff of the National Assembly Service Commission before leaving to join politics in 2010. An astute politician from Zamfara State and former National Treasurer of the All Progressives Congress, Farouq attended Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, where she obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration (Actuarial Science) and Master’s degrees in International Affairs and Business Administration.

Section 26(1) of the Electoral Act, 2010 (As Amended), which supports postponement of elections states that: “Where a date has been appointed for the holding of an election, and there is reason to believe that a serious breach of the peace is likely to occur if the election is proceeded with on that date or it is impossible to conduct the elections as a result of natural disasters or other emergencies, the Independent National Electoral Commission may postpone the election and shall in respect of the area, or areas concerned, appoint another date for the holding of the postponed election, provided that such reason for the postponement is cogent and verifiable

The fighting skills as well as managerial expertise of some of the members catapulted the party to victory in the last general elections. For instance, Rotimi Amaechi aided the emergence of the Buhari government when he successfully initiated a fight, as the Governor of Rivers State, against President Goodluck Jonathan. He tactically joined forces with other members of the People’s Democratic Party, including Senator Bukola Saraki of the National Assembly and Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso of Kano State among others in fighting the government. This helped to bring PDP down to its knee after 16 years as the ruling party

The warning from the court followed a complaint by the lawyer to the plaintiff, Barrister James Abah Odeh of Bamidele Aturu Chambers, that the Ministry of Information had in the past three years employed delay tactics to frustrate hearing of the civil action while other defendants, especially the Federal Civil Service Commission, had been diligent in the court