Emmanuel Aziken News

We’ve disbursed N2.2trn to states as palliatives — FG

By Emmanuel Aziken ABUJA—The Federal Government said, yesterday, it has since 2016, disbursed a total of N2.231 trillion to 35 state governments as palliative measures to enable them pay salaries and continue with the functions of governance.

Vanguard News , Nigeria Jan 22, 2019

Lagos: Ambode, lawmakers’ supremacy battle prolongs presentation of budget

By Emmanuel Aziken, Olasunkanmi Akoni, Ebun Sessou & Monsuru Olowoopejo LAGOS—THE supremacy battle between Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State and his opponents within the All Progressives Congress, APC, escalated yesterday after an agreement with state legislators for the governor to present the 2019 budget proposal fell through at the last minute.

Vanguard News , Nigeria Jan 21, 2019

Trader Moni: Obasanjo either ignorant or mischievous — Osinbajo

By Emmanuel Aziken, Political Editor Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has described criticisms of his role in the distribution of the N10,000 trader moni by former President Olusegun Obasanjo as either expression of ignorance about the scheme or an act of mischief by the former president.

Vanguard News , Nigeria Jan 21, 2019

ACF, Afenifere, Ohanaeze, PANDEF, others react as Obasanjo bombs Buhari again

By Emmanuel Aziken, Emma Amaize, Dapo Akinrefon, Ben Agande, Dirisu Yakubu, Peter Okutu & Denis Agbo LAGOS — Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has, in a scathing preview of the forthcoming general elections, alleged plans by President Muhammadu Buhari to return himself to power through manipulation of state institutions including the judiciary and the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.

Vanguard News , Nigeria Jan 20, 2019

Akwa Ibom people have rejected Akpabio, APC -Udoh, Commissioner for Information

By Emmanuel Aziken Mr. Charles Udoh, Commissioner for Information in Akwa Ibom State, in this interview, reviews political developments in the state and concludes that Governor Udom Emmanuel will win a second term in office.

Vanguard News , Nigeria Jan 19, 2019

Drama at presidential debate: Buhari absent, says he is busy; Atiku walks away from debate

By Emmanuel Aziken, Political Editor, Joseph Erunke, Omezia Ajayi and Dirisu Yakubu •Moghalu, Ezekwesili, Durotoye unfold plans The two major presidential candidates, President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, stayed away from yesterday’s presidential debate organised for five selected candidates to showcase themselves to the electorate.

Vanguard News , Nigeria Jan 19, 2019

The fuss about INEC’s Election Guidelines

By Emmanuel Aziken, Political Editor The guideline according to the commission sets the template for the conduct of the General Election and all subsequent elections in the country until it is changed by the commission either through a Decision Extract or government gazette.

Vanguard News , Nigeria Jan 19, 2019

Ararume vows to recover Imo State

By Emmanuel Aziken All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA governorship candidate in Imo State, Senator Ifeanyi Ararume has called on the citizenry in the state to join hands with him to recover the state from what he described as a pitiable socio-economic condition.

Vanguard News , Nigeria Jan 18, 2019

Leaders seek new direction for Nigeria at Vanguard Awards

By Emmanuel Aziken, Clifford Ndujihe, Dapo Akinrefon, Charles Kumolu and Monsur Glamour, glitz endued with grace flowed last night as some of Nigeria’s leading personalities in the professions got deserved recognition at the Vanguard Personality of the Year, 2018 Awards.

Vanguard News , Nigeria Jan 18, 2019

SOKOTO: The Tambuwal template for triumph

By Emmanuel Aziken, Political Editor IT is one of the great contradictions of present day Nigeria.

Vanguard News , Nigeria Jan 17, 2019