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Uproar in Senate as Buhari excludes South-South, South-East from EFCC board

Buhari excludes South-South, South-East from EFCC board There was a rowdy session in the  Senate on Tuesday over the four members of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission nominated by President Muhammadu Buhari. The senators were divided as the lawmakers [...]

December 12, 2018 Government and politics

Breaking: USA Gov’t Attacks President Goodluck Jonathan

Russell Brooks, a public affairs officer at the US consulate in Lagos, has accused former President Goodluck Jonathan of not comprehending why the country harped on the need for a credible and peaceful election in 2015.   The envoy said [...]

December 12, 2018 Government and politics

Details of 2019 election peace accord presidential candidates signed

2019 election peace accord: Nigerian political parties on Tuesday signed a peace accord committing to a peaceful poll in 2019. Although some key candidates were absent at the event, which held at the International Conference Centre, Abuja, others including President [...]

December 12, 2018 Government and politics

Buhari builds the Zik Mausoleum that PDP failed to build in 16 years

President Muhammadu Buhari has completed the Zik mausoleum in honour of Nigeria’s first president, Nnamdi Azikiwe, what the Peoples Democratic Party failed to do during all its 16 years in power. Azikiwe, a foremost Nigerian nationalist died on 11 May [...]

December 12, 2018 Government and politics

APC, PDP, three others to participate in presidential debate

The organisers of the 2019 vice presidential and presidential debate, Nigerian Elections Debate Group and the Broadcasting Organisations of Nigeria have released the names of political parties that would be participating. According to the statement signed by the Executive Secretary [...]

December 12, 2018 Government and politics

Katsina APC Rep defects to PDP

A member of the House of Representatives from Katsina State, Ibrahim Murtala, has defected from the All Progressives Congress to the Peoples Democratic Party. Murtala, who is representing Matazu/ Musawa Federal Constituency, announced his defection in a letter read by [...]

December 11, 2018 Government and politics

2019: PDP Will Never Come Back To Aso Rock, Osinbajo Vows

Vice president, Yemi Osinbajo, has vowed that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will not be allowed to return to power again. Mr Osinbajo made the vow on Saturday in Lagos while speaking at the inauguration of the All Progressives Congress [...]

December 11, 2018 Government and politics

Emir denies Kwara signage agency’s claim on APC billboards

The Emir of Ilorin and Chairman, Kwara State Traditional Council, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari, on Monday said there was no truth in a claim credited to the Kwara State Signage and Advertising Agency that he complained about the content of campaign [...]

December 11, 2018 Government and politics

Senate pays Dariye N85.5m allowances in prison

Six months after his conviction by a Federal Capital Territory High Court, Senator Joshua Dariye is still receiving the N750, 000 salary and N13.5m monthly running cost from the National Assembly. Investigations revealed that Dariye, who represents Plateau-Central Senatorial District, was [...]

December 11, 2018 Government and politics

We have all it takes to win 2019 elections, says Saraki

Senate President Bukola Saraki yesterday boasted of the capacity of the leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kwara State to win next year’s general elections. He said the party would not only sweep the elections in Kwara State, [...]

December 11, 2018 Government and politics

Buhari appoints wife, Dolapo Osinbajo to drug abuse panel

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday appointed his wife, Aisha, and the wife of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Dolapo, as members of Presidential Advisory Committee on the Elimination of Drug Abuse. The committee has the former Military Administrator of Lagos State, Brig. Gen. [...]

December 11, 2018 Government and politics

Court dismisses Oni’s suit against Fayemi’s candidacy

Oni’s suit against Fayemi’s candidacy: A federal high court sitting in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti state capital, has dismissed the suit filed against Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti state, by Segun Oni, his major contender at the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship [...]

December 11, 2018 Government and politics

It’s a lie, we did not raid Atiku’s sons – EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crime Commission on Monday described the allegations that its operatives raided the Abuja home of Atiku Abubakar’s sons, as nothing but lies. The EFCC said in a series of tweets that detectives only searched the house [...]

December 11, 2018 Military

PDP looted our destiny for 16 years, we must vote Buhari – Fashola

The Minister of Works, Power and Housing, Babatunde Fashola SAN, on Monday blamed the Peoples Democratic Party for abandoned Federal Government projects across the country. He stated this while inspecting the building project of the Federal Secretariat, Awka, Anambra State. [...]

December 11, 2018 Government and politics

2019: Obasanjo’s support won’t save Atiku from defeat – FG

The Federal Government has reacted to the claim by former President Olusegun Obasanjo that he will support his former deputy, Atiku Abubakar, in the 2019 presidential election. The Federal Government said the former President “has every right to support anyone [...]

December 11, 2018 Government and politics

Breaking News: EFCC Frees Paul Usoro, SAN

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has allowed the NBA President, Paul Usoro, SAN, to go home and return on the 17th of December, 2018.   TNL learnt that Mr. Usoro has left the Commission’s premises and is heading [...]

December 10, 2018 Government and politics

Okowa Calls For Issue Based Campaign … As Delta State PDP Inaugurates Campaign Council [PHOTOS]

DELTA State Governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa has urged members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) campaign council to engage in issue based campaigns, expressing confidence that the PDP has successfully executed projects that will earn it victory in the 2019 [...]

December 10, 2018 Government and politics

Obasanjo hits Buhari again, denies being neutral

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Sunday denied a report which indicated that he had dropped his support for the Peoples Democratic Party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar. He faulted the report which also stated that he had no preferred presidential candidate. [...]

December 10, 2018 Government and politics
Oyedepo

Defending your rights is not hate speech, says Oyedepo

The President and Founder of the Living Faith Church Worldwide, also known as Winners Chapel, Bishop David Oyedepo, has said that speaking out against oppression and injustice should not be classified as hate speech. Oyedepo said this at Faith Tabernacle, [...]

December 10, 2018 Government and politics

Niger State Police Command apprehended 45-year-old Musa Mora for unlawful possession of firearms

The Niger State Police Command has apprehended 45-year-old Musa Mora from Babana in Borgu Local Government Area of the state for unlawful possession of firearms. The suspect was arrested with six locally-made single barrel guns and three live cartridges. Northern [...]

December 10, 2018 Military

2019: Obasanjo hits Buhari again, denies being neutral

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Sunday denied a report which indicated that he had dropped his support for the Peoples Democratic Party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar. He faulted the report which also stated that he had no preferred presidential candidate. [...]

December 10, 2018 Government and politics

PDP condemns freezing of Peter Obi’s accounts

Peter Obi’s accounts: The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned what it called “the stoppage of transactions on all accounts belonging to its Vice presidential candidate, Mr. Peter Obi, wife, his family members and their businesses by agencies of President [...]

December 9, 2018 Government and politics

Buhari hails Ribadu: Your fearless fight against corruption has been recognised

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Nuhu Ribadu, former chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), for winning the anti-corruption lifetime achievement award. Ribadu was conferred with the honour at an event organised by Sheikh Tamin Bin Hamad Al Thani [...]

December 9, 2018 Government and politics

SHOCKING: ‘13.5m Nigerians’ voted manually in 2015 presidential poll — and APC got most of those votes

At least 13.5 million Nigerians voted manually — without biometric accreditation — in the 2015 presidential election, according to data from the Independent and National Electoral Commission (INEC). The data, obtained by DeepDive Intelligence, shows that President Muhammadu Buhari, then candidate [...]

December 9, 2018 Government and politics

2019: Forget the past, vote for Sanwo-Olu’s – Ambode urges Epe Division

Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode yesterday urged voters in Epe Division to vote en masse for candidates of All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2019 to ensure continuation of the good works of the party at the state and federal levels. [...]

December 9, 2018 Government and politics

Electoral Act: National Assembly plans to override Buhari this week

There were strong indications on Saturday evening that the Senate would, this week, begin the process to override President Muhammadu Buhari’s decision to withhold his assent to the 2018 Electoral Act amendment bill. Senate spokesperson, Senator Ben Murray-Bruce, had told [...]

December 9, 2018 Government and politics

Igbo in north banned from travelling over 2019 polls

People of Igbo extraction in the 19 northern states have been banned from travelling to their states of origin to vote in next year’s general elections. Any person who flouts the directive would be fined an undisclosed amount of money. [...]

December 7, 2018 Government and politics

Fight the ‘two men hindering this government’ – Aisha Buhari asks Nigerians [VIDEO]

Aisha Buhari, wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, has challenged Nigerian men to stand up to the two people who are allegedly hindering the progress of her husband’s administration. The president’s wife said this at a national women leadership summit organised [...]

December 7, 2018 Government and politics

Nigeria third most terrorised nation, says Global Terrorism Index 2018

Nigeria emerged the third most terrorised nation worldwide in the newly released 2018 Global Terrorism Index. In the report, which was released, on Wednesday, the index placed Nigeria after war-torn countries like Iraq, Afghanistan and ahead of Syria and Pakistan. The report [...]

December 6, 2018 Government and politics

Ganduje $5m bribery scandal: Kano court restrains Assembly probe panel

A Kano High Court presided over by Justice A.T. Badamasi on Thursday in Kano granted an Order of Injunction restraining Kano State House of Assembly Investigative Committee from further investigating the $5m bribery allegations involving Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje. It [...]

December 6, 2018 Government and politics
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