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Osun State To Send Councils Chairmen To Dubai To Learn Intl Practice

Osun State To Send Councils Chairmen To Dubai To Learn Intl Practice

Osun state government want to send the Local Government Chairmen to Dubai for 10days so that they want them to be exposed and groomed on international best practice on how to run a local government. They want to go to [...]

June 10, 2019 Government and politics
Why I’m Supporting Lawan – Ifeanyi Ubah

9th Senate: Why I’m Supporting Lawan – Ifeanyi Ubah

The Young Progressive Party (YPP)’s Senator-elect, Mr Ifeanyi Ubah, on Saturday, disclosed that he is not supporting Sen. Ahmad Lawan’s Senate presidential bid for any political gain. Ubah, who will be representing Anambra South Senatorial District in the 9th Senate, [...]

June 9, 2019 Government and politics
National Assembly Leaders’ Elections: Management Picks Secret Poll

National Assembly Leaders’ Elections: Management Picks Secret Poll

There were clear indications on Saturday that the election of the presiding officers of the 9th National Assembly will be conducted by secret ballot method on Tuesday. SUNDAY PUNCH learnt that the management of the red chamber took the decision [...]

June 9, 2019 Government and politics
Imo PDP Condemns Ruling In Favour Of Okorocha

Imo PDP Condemns Ruling In Favour Of Okorocha

The Peoples Democratic Party candidate in Imo West, Jones Onyereri, has described as ‘slaughtering of justice’ the judgment of Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja, which ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission to issue Rochas Okorocha certificate [...]

June 9, 2019 Government and politics
Senate Presidency: Goje’s Withdrawal Divides PDP Caucus

Senate Presidency: Goje’s Withdrawal Divides PDP Caucus

Senator Danjuma Goje’s withdrawal decision from the Senate presidency race to back his All Progressives Congress colleague, Senator Ahmed Lawan, has allegedly caused division among the Peoples Democratic Party senators-elect. Goje and Lawan were in the race alongside their APC [...]

June 8, 2019 Government and politics
Ihedioha’s govt issues fresh order to ex-Gov. Okorocha’s commissioners, appointees

Ihedioha’s govt issues fresh order to ex-Gov. Okorocha’s commissioners, appointees

The Imo State Government has directed those appointed by ex-Governor Rochas Okorocha, to vacate the state Commissioners’ Quarters. This was contained in a terse press release signed by the Secretary to the Government of Imo state, Chief Uche Onyeagucha, and [...]

June 7, 2019 Government and politics
President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Bill, 2019 into law.

Release names of governors diverting LG funds – PDP governors dare Buhari

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors’ Forum has declared that none of its members is involved in the alleged diversion of funds meant for local government administration in their states. While condemning the suppression of local government through funds diversion, [...]

June 7, 2019 Government and politics
Senator Obinna Ogba Says Abacha Was ‘A Good Man’

Senator Obinna Ogba Says Abacha Was ‘A Good Man’

A Nigerian senator Obinna Ogba Thursday said the country’s late despot Sani Abacha was a good man. Abacha ruled Nigeria with an iron fist from 1993 until his death in 1998. Apart from stifling dissenting voices, the late maximum ruler [...]

June 7, 2019 Government and politics
Probe Oshiomhole’s Deputy

APC Sets Up Committee To Probe Oshiomhole’s Deputy For Instigating Members

APC Sets Up Committee To Probe Oshiomhole’s Deputy For Instigating Members The National Working Committee of the ruling All Progressives Congress on Thursday set up a five-man disciplinary committee to investigate the party’s Deputy National Chairman, North, Lawal Shuaibu. According [...]

June 7, 2019 Government and politics
Ndume Speaks On Withdrawing From Senate Presidency Race For Lawan

Ndume Speaks On Withdrawing From Senate Presidency Race For Lawan

The Senator representing Borno South, Ali Ndume, has again, vowed not to step down for any candidate in his quest to be the Senate President of the incoming Ninth National Assembly, Igbere TV reports. He said he was going to [...]

June 7, 2019 Government and politics
Shehu Sani Reacts To Ganduje’s Plan To Depose Emir Sanusi

Shehu Sani Reacts To Ganduje’s Plan To Depose Emir Sanusi

Shehu Sani, Senator representing Kaduna in the National Assembly, has reacted to reports claiming that the Kano State Governor, Abdullahi was planning to depose the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi ll. The Ganduje-led administration queried Sanusi for allegedly misappropriating the [...]

June 7, 2019 Government and politics

My Saddest Day As Senate President ~ Bukola Saraki

Saraki, has said that April 18, 2018, was the saddest day of his tenure. Mr Saraki said this Thursday while delivering his valedictory speech. The valedictory session marks the last sitting of the eighth Senate. After other senators had taken [...]

June 7, 2019 Government and politics
Mohammed Bello Adoke

Mohammed Bello Adoke: Tinubu’s Close Ally Engineered His CCT Trial

A former Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Bello Adoke (SAN), has revealed that a close ally of a former governor of Lagos State and National Leader of All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, [...]

June 6, 2019 Government and politics
Governor Dapo Abiodun

Dapo Abiodun In Dilemma Over Political Appointments

Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State is currently in a dilemma over appointments into his cabinet, Daily Independent has gathered. Already, there is anxiety in the state as the governor, who was elected on the platform of the All Progressives [...]

June 6, 2019 Government and politics
Cannot Promise To End Boko Haram Again – Buhari ‘Gives Up’, Declares In Shame

Why I Entrusted Nigerian Treasury With Women – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has explained why he entrusted the country’s treasury in the hands of women. Hosting representatives of Nigerian women on a Sallah homage at the State House,Abuja he assured that he would give more recognition to women in [...]

June 6, 2019 Government and politics
60 Senators, 249 Reps Bid National Assembly Farewell

60 Senators, 249 Reps Bid National Assembly Farewell

No fewer than 309 out of the 469 members of the 8th National Assembly, which winds up today will not return to the 9th National Assembly billed for inauguration next week Tuesday. This means that of the 469 member-National Assembly, [...]

June 6, 2019 Government and politics
Ganduje Puts Off Emir Sanusi’s Visit For Security Reasons

Ganduje Puts Off Emir Sanusi’s Visit For Security Reasons

Ganduje Puts Off Emir Sanusi’s Visit For Security Reasons Kano State government has cancelled the annual traditional Sallah event known as, Hawan Nassarawa, slated for Thursday 6th June, 2019, for security reasons. Dailypost reports that Hawan Nasarawa is a traditional [...]

June 6, 2019 Government and politics
FFK Warns Tinubu

FFK Warns Tinubu, Lists All Yoruba Leaders That Have Been Betrayed By Fulanis

Former Aviation Minister, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode has warned National Leader of APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu against forming any form of alliance with Fulani leaders, saying that all notable Yoruba leaders that aligned with Fulani leaders in the past regretted their [...]

June 6, 2019 Government and politics
Dickson

I Will Handover To Another PDP Governor – Dickson Boasts

Bayelsa State Governor, Honourable Seriake Dickson, on Tuesday said he would lead the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) towards ensuring that the baton of leadership is handed over to another PDP governor. Governor Dickson stated this at a PDP stakeholders’ meeting [...]

June 6, 2019 Government and politics

Lagos Will Soon Release Hotlines For Potholes, Quick Road Rehabilitation

Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Wednesday restated his commitment to collaborate with residents and people of the state for successful implementation of his administration’s policies and programmes. The governor, who said this when he hosted Muslim faithful in [...]

June 6, 2019 Government and politics
Gov-Obaseki

Obaseki Mulls Bendel Development Commission With Delta Government

The Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has assented to a bill establishing the state’s skills development initiative, EdoJobs, as an agency, as part of moves to deepen government’s commitment to expanding opportunities for skills development and jobs creation for [...]

June 5, 2019 Government and politics
Guru Maharaj Ji Asks Buhari To Appoint Him Special Adviser On Petroleum

Guru Maharaj Ji Asks Buhari To Appoint Him Special Adviser On Petroleum

The founder of the One Love Family, Sat Guru Maharaj ji, Tuesday called on President Muhammed Buhari to appoint him as his ‘spiritual adviser.’ He said this has become necessary because other religious groups and their leaders have failed. Maharaj [...]

June 5, 2019 Government and politics
Tinubu

2023: You Can’t Stop Tinubu From Becoming President – Salvador Warns Afenifere

As the battle to stop the National Leader of All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Bola Tinubu from pursuing his ambition to contest the 2023 presidential election continues, a leader of the party in Lagos State, Alhaji Moshood Salvador, has said [...]

June 5, 2019 Government and politics
Yakubu Dogara

Yakubu Dogara: How I Donated My 6 Month Salary In Building Covenant University

Yakubu Dogara: I have been a son to the Bishop since my University days. I first came in contact with Bishop David Oyedepo when I heard him say something in Bauchi in 1988 and it changed my entire life forever. [...]

June 5, 2019 Government and politics
PDP Caucus

PDP Caucus Directs Members to Support any APC Candidates of their Choice

PDP Caucus: The caucus of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) may have jettisoned its reported interest in contesting for the position of the Speaker of the 9th House of Representatives, it emerged Tuesday. Following caucus meeting on Monday at the [...]

June 5, 2019 Government and politics
I'll Probe Okorocha's Financial Dealings, Says Ihedioha

I’ll Probe Okorocha’s Financial Dealings, Says Ihedioha

The continuous struggle between Emeka Ihedioha, the new legislative leader of Imo State, and his forerunner Rochas Okorocha, probably won't end soon as Ihedioha has pledged to test each budgetary managing done by the state over the most recent eight [...]

June 5, 2019 Government and politics
President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Bill, 2019 into law.

Buhari To Intervene As APC, Oyegun’s Bickering Worsens

President Muhammadu Buhari is unhappy about the ongoing public spat between the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and its former National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, over the performance and leadership style of the incumbent National Chairman, Mr. Adams Oshiomhole, and [...]

June 5, 2019 Government and politics
Osinbajo

260 Aggrieved APC Members Beg Osinbajo To Accommodate Them

No fewer than 260 aggrieved members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State have urged Vice President Yemi Osinbajo (SAN) to accommodate them in the ruling party. The APC members said they obtained nomination forms to contest for [...]

June 5, 2019 Government and politics
President Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday, reflected on the recent general elections in which he secured a second term and said it still baffles him

How I Got Stamina For Re-election Campaign Still Baffles Me — Buhari

Abuja – President Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday, reflected on the recent general elections in which he secured a second term and said it still baffles him where he got the stamina to tour the country on campaigns. The president also [...]

June 5, 2019 Government and politics
Falana

Buhari Lacks Power To Approve State, LGA Police – Falana

A senior advocate of Nigeria and rights activist, Femi Falana, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari cannot single-handedly approve establishment of State and Local Government Areas police. In a brief statement in reaction to the recommendation of the Presidential panel [...]

June 4, 2019 Government and politics