This gist may come as a shocker really, considering recent endorsements from the South-East faction of the ruling party as well as desperate moves by the cabal to keep the president in power beyond 2019. Little do they know that the C-in-C has his own plans too. Any moment from now, he is going to announce his decision not to contest in the 2019 elections and send the country into frenzy. This may not be unconnected to his protracted health concerns, his wife’s continued public criticisms of his administration as well a recent advice by former president, OBJ, not to seek a second term in office.
We can’t wait to see how the cabal who seem to have exhausted all their options would respond to this announcement. The drama this year carry no be here o.
When this happens,don’t forget you read it here first.
The Court of Appeal in Lagos has discharged and acquitted Hamza Al-Mustapha from the murder of Kudirat Abiola.
The judgment overturns that of the Lagos High Court which sentenced him to death by hanging.
Al-Mustapha was the Chief Security Officer of General Sani Abacha, military head of state from November 1993 to June 1998. After Abacha’s death, he was arrested and tried for murder and attempted murder.
On 30 January 2012, a Lagos High Court sitting at Igbosere convicted him over the murder of Kudirat Abiola, the wife of the acclaimed winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election, Moshood Abiola.
He was sentenced on January 30 to death by hanging.
Al-Mustapha was trained as an intelligence operative in the Nigerian Army. He was involved in at least two investigations of coup attempts. His reported conduct of interrogations brought him to the attention of Abacha, who subsequently appointed him his Aide-de-Camp when he was Chief of Army (August 1985 – August 1990).
Al-Mustapha was appointed Chief Security Officer to the Head of State with a Special Strike Force Unit during Abacha’s military regime (17 November 1993 – 8 June 1998).
He reportedly wielded immense influence as most people saw him as the closest advisor of Abacha.
Reacting to the judgement, a throng of Al-Mustapha’s supporters at the court yelled at the judge: “Allahu Akbar, you will live long!”
Former Conservative Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher has died of a stroke today aged 87.
Britain’s first and only female political leader passed away peacefully after a long battle with poor health.
Her spokesman Lord Bell said: ‘It is with great sadness that Mark and Carol Thatcher announced that their mother Baroness Thatcher died peacefully following a stroke this morning’.
The Queen was sad to hear of Baroness
Thatcher’s death and Her Majesty will send a private message of sympathy to the family, Buckingham Palace said today.
Prime Minister David Cameron said: ‘It was with great sadness that l learned of Lady Thatcher’s death. We’ve lost a great leader, a great Prime Minister and a great Briton’. He will return early from his visit to Europe this afternoon following the death of Baroness Thatcher, Downing Street said.
Margaret Thatcher, one of the most important British politicians of the 20th century. She was the first woman to become U.K. prime minister and Britain’s only prime minister of the 20th century to win three consecutive terms.
After leading the Conservatives to victory in the 1979 election, Thatcher shook Britain to its economic roots in a relentless battle to restructure the country.
The Iron Lady, who became the longest serving British prime minister of the 20th century, will be honoured with a full state funeral at St Paul’s Cathedral.