Edo leaked video: Why Gambari must dare be different There is a video currently making the rounds in the social media. It was released by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), showing former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole in deep discussions with Ibrahim Agboola Gambari, the Chief of Staff (CoS) to President Muhammadu Buhari. Oshiomhole, himself,...... read more
Knees on its neck, hands tied, now Nigeria’s democracy can’t breathe When, on September 11, 1963, Justice George Sodeinde Sowemimo, one time Chief Justice of the Federation (CJN), pronounced his verdict and sent Chief Obafemi Awolowo, former Premier of Western Nigeria to jail, he was brave enough to admit that ordinarily he would not have trod that path. In his words before...... read more
Aso Rock Shooting: How bad could this national disgrace get? A few days ago, the nation was woken up to another gory drama involving President Muhammadu Buhari, his immediate family and officials of his government. In this particular instance it was said that things degenerated to the level of the supposedly sacrosanct ambience reverberating with gunshot sounds. What was in issue...... read more
APC-Obaseki: Murder on Democracy Day! On Friday, June 12, 2020, while Nigeria as a nation was marking its new Democracy Day, which reflects the historic essence of the election won 27 years ago by Chief Moshood Kashimawo Olawale (MKO) Abiola, the struggle that followed it and the eventual supreme price he paid, the All Progressives Congress...... read more
Anambra lockdown killings: Police mustn't kill and go anymore, our lives matter Former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu was beside himself with anger on Thursday, when he asked President Muhammadu Buhari to stop security operatives in the country from killing Nigerian citizens in the name of the current lockdown imposed in the country as a result of the rampaging COVID-19 disease ravaging Nigeria....... read more
Editorial: COVID-19: Before those billions develop wings The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Tuesday, asked President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately constitute a committee of eminent Nigerians and hand over the management of the huge donations pouring in from compatriots comprising individuals, financial institutions and corporate organisations within and outside the country. The money, of course is for the...... read more
At Buhari’s Villa, thunder continues to strikes It has been said in several instances that one that keeps doing the same thing repeatedly and continues getting negative outcomes without changing strategy is either foolish, incompetent, arrogant, uncaring or all of the above. It is left for those watching developments from Aso Rock Villa, Nigeria’s seat of power to...... read more
The Kogi impeachment debacle and the danger of precedence Nigeria, the theatre of absurdist political drama and the butt of leadership taunts of the world is regaling its global audience once again with another show of macabre dance. This time, the drums are beating in Kogi State. The negative vibes, for those who know the signs, cannot, but flick on...... read more
CBN’s cashless policy: Rich gains, fresh challenges One thing that cannot be taken away from Godwin Emefiele, Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) is the fact that he is neither a novice nor a journey man just strolling past, but a well-cooked expert with hands-on experience in his environment. What this means is that whatever he...... read more
Senate’s confirmation of Emefiele, victory for Nigeria After the Legislature, the Executive and Judiciary, the Media is next, as a vital component of government. In the US, though not clearly enshrined in the constitution, it is however regarded as the Fourth Branch. It is so powerful that as a tool of connecting the government to the people and...... read more
Buhari must produce his certificate(s) or be impeached It is a shame that Nigeria has returned to the issue of the certificate of President Muhammadu Buhari once again, four years after. Where else, we must ask, does this type of sordid story become a major serving of a menu on a political table outside what used to be the...... read more
Why Tinubu must not have his way over Ambode In the next few hours from now, barring any further postponement or obstacles, members of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in Lagos State, will file out to select the candidate that will represent them in the 2019 governorship election. The stage is finally set for what, ceteris paribus, is going to...... read more
Plateau Killing: A case of adding salt to injury President Muhammadu Buhari, rose to the occasion this time around by promptly condemning last Saturday’s killing in Plateau State. Official reports put the dead at 86, while unofficially, more than 200, were reportedly killed. This is a marked shift from his hitherto stoic silence that some people have tended to term...... read more
Buhari’s June 12 gambit: All politics, many contradictions The deafening din, which has overwhelmed the country since President Muhammadu Buhari announced the recognition of June 12, as Nigeria’s Democracy Day in lieu of the presidential election that took place on that date in 1993, definitely underscores the importance the nation places on that historic outcome, 25 years ago. Though...... read more
Vengeance is not yours, Mr. President, leave it for God From the outset, Whirlwindnews.com joins millions of Nigerians in the celebration, which has engulfed the land, following the return of President Muhammadu Buhari back to the country, after a record 103 days medical sojourn in London. It could not have been better news that Nigeria is celebrating and not mourning at...... read more
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