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Why Buhari told ministers to go through Kyari for meetings with president

The presidency on Saturday explained that President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive that ministers willing to meet with the president pass through the chief of staff, Abba Kyari, was not a new one. President Buhari’s spokesperson, Garba Shehu, said that has been [...]

August 25, 2019 Government and politics
Case congestion in Lagos courts hinder access to justice

Case congestion in Lagos courts hinder access to justice

Case congestion in Lagos courts hinder access to justice Court! The voice of the male registrar pealed through the Sexual Violence Court to announce the arrival of Her Lordship, Sybil Nwaka, on June 25, 2019. Time was 11:16 a.m. The [...]

August 25, 2019 Government and politics
Senate President Lawan, Speaker risk losing seats

Dual citizenship: Senate President Lawan, Speaker risk losing seats

The Senate President, Dr Ahmad Lawan; the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila, and several other lawmakers risk losing their seats following a recent ruling by an Ondo State Election Petitions Tribunal, Sunday Hope For Nigeria Online [...]

August 25, 2019 Government and politics
Jalingo

Agba Jalingo Arrested By Police Over Article Against Governor Ayade

Police have arrested Agba Jalingo, the publisher of CrossRiverWatch, the arrest of Jalingo was confirmed by his wife, Hope For Nigeria Online reports. Jalingo had initially been invited by the police for questioning for publishing an article exposing how Cross [...]

August 24, 2019 Government and politics
Andrew Young

Andrew Young: Nigerians Are Always Complaining About Govt

Andrew Young, a former ambassador of the US to the UN, says Nigerians are always complaining about the government but that ”something is wrong with everybody”. Young said this on Thursday at dinner organised by the Emeka Offor foundation for [...]

August 24, 2019 Government and politics
Dino Melaye

Tribunal sacks Dino as Kogi West Senator

Senator Dino Melaye representing Kogi West Senatorial district has been sacked by the Kogi State National Assembly/State Assembly Election Petition Tribunal. Melaye (PDP) was declared winner in the February election by INEC, but Senator Smart Adeyemi (APC)challenged the victory at  [...]

August 24, 2019 Government and politics
Dino Melaye Reacts As Tribunal Sacks

Dino Melaye Reacts As Tribunal Sacks Him As Senator

The Kogi State National Assembly/State Assembly Election Petition Tribunal has quashed the victory of Senator Dino Melaye representing Kogi West Senatorial district. Melaye (PDP) was declared a winner in the February election by INEC but Senator Smart Adeyemi (APC) approached [...]

August 23, 2019 Government and politics
Huge Number Of APC Aspirants Is Due To My Efforts - Gov Bello

Kogi Guber: Huge Number Of APC Aspirants Is Due To My Efforts – Gov Bello

Kogi governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, says he has created a thriving political environment in the state chapter of the APC – The governor said this was evident in the huge number of gubernatorial aspirants in the party – He, however, [...]

August 23, 2019 Government and politics
77 Nigerians charged by FBI for massive fraud in America

Full List of 77 Nigerians charged by FBI for massive fraud in America

77 Nigerians charged by FBI for massive fraud in America A 252-count federal grand jury indictment unsealed Thursday charged 77 Nigerian nationals with participating in a massive conspiracy to steal millions of dollars through a variety of fraud schemes and launder the [...]

August 23, 2019 Government and politics
Dino Melaye

Tribunal nullifies Dino Melaye’s election

An election tribunal sitting in Lokoja, Kogi State, has nullified the election of Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi West. The tribunal ordered a fresh election to be conducted in the senatorial district. Mr. Melaye’s closest rival, Smart Adeyemi of the APC, [...]

August 23, 2019 Government and politics
$9bn Judgement Debt

$9bn Judgement Debt: Nigeria seeks to punish officials involved in P&ID negotiation

$9bn Judgement Debt: The Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, on Thursday said the federal government would punish any government official whose action or inaction led to the award of $9 billion against Nigeria by a British court for contract violation. [...]

August 23, 2019 Government and politics
More Powers For Kyari

Buhari: More Powers For Kyari, Barrier For Ministers

Mixed reactions have continued to trail President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive to the newly sworn-in ministers that all submissions for his attention or meeting requests be channeled through the Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari. Twice the President has reechoed the directive. [...]

August 22, 2019 Government and politics
The Amount Nigerian Senators Will Spend On Cars

The Amount Nigerian Senators Will Spend On Cars

The Amount Nigerian Senators Will Spend On Cars According to reports, the current Nigerian senators are going to spend N5.5billion to acquire cars for themselves. By estimation, each senator will get N50 million for their cars. Traditionally, Toyota Land Cruiser [...]

August 22, 2019 Government and politics
Buhari Reappoints Lauretta Onochie

Buhari Reappoints Lauretta Onochie, Bashir Ahmad As Special Assistants

Buhari Reappoints Lauretta Onochie, Bashir Ahmad As Special Assistants President Buhari approves the re-appointment of Mr Fem Adesina as Special Adviser, Media and Publicity and Malam Garba Shehu as Senior Special Assistant, Media and Publicity. [...]

August 22, 2019 Government and politics
Amaechi

See How Rotimi Amaechi & Gbemi Saraki Were Received In Office After Their Swearing-In

Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Amaechi received a rousing welcome from staff members of the Ministry during his assumption of duty in Abuja on Wednesday.  Pic: Chibuike Amaechi and Minister of State for Transportation, Gbemisola Saraki; and the Permanent Secretary in [...]

August 22, 2019 Government and politics
Shehu Sani

Buhari Will Be APC Last President – Shehu Sani

Shehu Sani said the ruling “APC begins with President Buhari and it will end with Buhari,” adding that there is no ideological relationship between the masses and the ruling party. His words: “APC is not a party that is founded on [...]

August 22, 2019 Government and politics
FG begins evacuation of Nigerians tomorrow

Buhari assigns portfolios to new ministers

Buhari assigns portfolios to new ministers President Muhammadu Buhari has assigned portfolios to the 43 newly inaugurated ministers. The president retained himself as petroleum minister while former Governor of Bayelsa State, Timipre Sylva is to serve as minister of state. Also [...]

August 21, 2019 Government and politics
South-East Governors Write Buhari

South-East Governors Write Buhari: Ban Herders With No Cattle & Cattle By Foot

South-East Governors Write Buhari: Governors in South East, Nigeria, have written to President Muhammadu Buhari asking him to ban the activities of Fulani herdsmen in the region, Igbere TV reports. Hope For Nigeria Online reports that the governors are also [...]

August 21, 2019 Government and politics
EFCC Denies Planning To Plant Foreign Currencies At Ambode’s Residence

EFCC Denies Planning To Plant Foreign Currencies At Ambode’s Residence

EFCC Denies Planning To Plant Foreign Currencies At Ambode’s Residence The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has denied planning to plant foreign currencies at the home of former governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode. The anti-graft agency’s operatives stormed [...]

August 21, 2019 Government and politics
Buhari Swears In Ministers

20 Governors Yet To Inaugurate Cabinet As Buhari Swears In Ministers Today

Buhari Swears In Ministers Ahead of their inauguration today, President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, charged ministers-designate on the delivery of quick results, saying four years is not a very long time. However, 20 out of the 29 state governors elected in [...]

August 21, 2019 Government and politics
Top Buhari Ministers And Their Postgraduate Qualifications

Top Buhari Ministers And Their Postgraduate Qualifications

Top Buhari Ministers And Their Postgraduate Qualifications President Muhammadu Buhari recently sent a list of 43 Ministers designate to the Senate for screening. It took President Buhari about two months to pick his team that would drive the Next level [...]

August 20, 2019 Government and politics
Lauretta Onochie

Lauretta Onochie: Ekweremadu’s Attack, Evidence Nigeria Safer Than Other Places

Following the attack on the deputy senate president, Dr Ike Ekweremadu, by the proscribed People of Biafra, IPOB, the social media aide to President Muhammadu Buhari, Mrs Lauretta Onochie on Monday said that Ekweremadu’s attack has shown how safe Nigeria [...]

August 20, 2019 Government and politics
Diezani Alison-Madueke

Diezani Alison-Madueke defends ownership of $40 million jewellery

A former Nigerian minister of petroleum, Diezani Alison-Madueke has accused the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) of violating her privacy by entering her apartment without a court order. Diezani Alison-Madueke, who is still at large, said in an application through her [...]

August 20, 2019 Government and politics
Fowler

Fowler replies Buhari, explains low tax revenue

The chief executive of Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS, Tunde Fowler, has replied the query issued him by the presidency. While Mr Fowler agreed that actual tax collection since the beginning of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration is lower than the 2012-2014 [...]

August 20, 2019 Government and politics
Nigerian Based In Turkey Dares Okorocha

A Nigerian Based In Turkey Dares Okorocha, Ikpeazu, Umahi To Visit Turkey

A Nigerian Based In Turkey Dares Okorocha, Ikpeazu, Umahi To Visit Turkey The Young man speaking in Igbo was excited about the beating given to Ekweremadu. He said he would have broken his head if he was in Germany.  He [...]

August 19, 2019 Government and politics
Amaechi

Amaechi Gets Highest Catholic Knights Promotion In Abuja (Photos)

Former Minister of Transportation and  current ministerial nominee,  Hon Rotimi Amaechi has been promoted to the highest rank in the Catholic church under the order of  the Knights of St. John  The exemplification honour of the knights of St. John [...]

August 19, 2019 Government and politics
Ondo Deputy Governor

Ondo Deputy Governor Divides PDP

The intention of the Ondo Deputy Governor, Mr. Agboola Ajayi, to resign from the cabinet and contest the 2020 gubernatorial election on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) against incumbent Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, is generating ripples in the [...]

August 18, 2019 Government and politics
PDP Attacks Obono-obla, HOSF Over Fraud

Buhari’s Presidency Stinks – PDP Attacks Obono-obla, HOSF Over Fraud

PDP Attacks Obono-obla, HOSF Over Fraud The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says the Buhari Presidency is rotten and reeks of incurable corruption, festering up to every level. The party says the shocking revelations of multi-dimensional sleazes, bribery, stealing and extortions [...]

August 17, 2019 Government and politics
Yari

How ex-Gov Yari looted Zamfara, by ICPC

ex-Gov Yari looted Zamfara The Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) has disclosed findings from its preliminary investigation of allegations of money laundering and diversion of public funds against the immediate governor of Zamfara State, Abdulazeez Abubakar Yari. [...]

August 17, 2019 Government and politics
Nigeria’s budget process

Citizens demand transparency in Nigeria’s budget process

Citizen groups in Nigeria have charged the legislative and executive arms of government in the country on transparency in Nigeria’s budget process to ensure delivery of services to the people. At a budget engagement review session in Abuja, various citizen [...]

August 17, 2019 Government and politics