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Police IG Orders Arrest Of Senator Abbo, His Orderly Over Assault On Sales Girl

Police IG Orders Arrest Of Senator Abbo, His Orderly Over Assault On Sales Girl

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the arrest of Senator Abbo and his orderly by an investigative team set up by the Police Force headquarters in Abuja. Investigations are currently onoing at the Federal Capital Territory [...]

July 3, 2019 Government and politics
Senator Akpabio's Armed Thugs Abducted Us For 10 Hours

Senator Akpabio’s Armed Thugs Abducted Us For 10 Hours – INEC Officers

Senator Akpabio’s Armed Thugs Abducted Us For 10 Hours – INEC Officers Senator Godswill Akpabio today watched as an INEC returning officer for Ekpenyong Ward 1 in Essien Udim local government area, Ammba Ammba, revealed the harrowing experience of INEC [...]

July 3, 2019 Government and politics
Garba Shehu Contradicts Osinbajo On Ruga Settlements

Garba Shehu Contradicts Osinbajo On Ruga Settlements

Buhari’s aide Garba Shehu contradicts Osinbajo, says no difference between Ruga, livestock plan The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, has contradicted Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo’s claim the Ruga programme. Osinbajo had while refuting a [...]

July 3, 2019 Government and politics
Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal

Tambuwal Urges Leaders To Moderate Utterances

Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto State has expressed optimism that Nigeria will surmount its current security challenges. He, however, urged leaders to always moderate their utterances for the unity and peaceful coexistence in the country.  Tambuwal stated this Tuesday [...]

July 3, 2019 Government and politics
Alhaji Aminu Manya-Achida

Tribunal: PDP Withdraws Election Petition Against Sokoto Speaker

The Election Petitions Tribunal in Sokoto has dismissed a petition against the Sokoto Speaker State House of Assembly, Alhaji Aminu Manya-Achida. This follows the withdrawal of the petition by the petitioner, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)’s candidate, Alhaji Abubakar Kwargaba [...]

July 3, 2019 Government and politics
Fulani herdsmen

Enugu Monarch Supports Fulani Herdsmen Says ‘Nobody Is Driving Them Away’

An Igbo Enugu monarch was seen in a video supporting the Fulani herdsmen and said that no one is going to drive them out of the state. The Monarch whose name was not clearly stated was addressing a gathering in [...]

July 2, 2019 Government and politics
Dino Melaye

Dino Melaye Makes A Case For The Nigerian Masses At The Senate [VIDEO]

Dino Melaye is very angry with Mr. President and here he is fighting for the betterment of Nigeria as a whole. He said to the Mr President before the masses begin chase us, before the begin to destroy our vehicles [...]

July 2, 2019 Government and politics
Choice Of Reps Leader Tears APC Apart

Choice Of Reps Leader Tears APC Apart

Fresh crisis seems to be brewing in the camp of the All Progressive Congress (APC) over the choice of House of Representatives Leader following the zoning of leadership positions among the six geographical zones in the country,  It was gathered [...]

July 1, 2019 Government and politics
Alleged Arms Deal: APC Demands Amosun’s Probe

Alleged Arms Deal: APC Demands Amosun’s Probe

Amosun’s Probe: The caretaker committee of the All Progressives Congress in Ogun State yesterday asked President Muhammadu Buhari to investigate former Governor Ibikunle Amosun over an alleged arms deal. Amosun had been enmeshed in controversy over some arms and ammunition [...]

July 1, 2019 Government and politics
Auwal Jibrin

Auwal Jibrin Bags Six Years In Jail For Receiving N45m Diezani Bribe

Justice Yusuf Birnin-Kudu of Jigawa State High Court sitting in Gumel, has sentenced a Deputy Director of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Auwal Jibrin, to six years in jail for unlawful enrichment and gratification. He was convicted alongside one Garba [...]

July 1, 2019 Government and politics
N32.83bn welcome package

Lawan, Gbajabiamila, Omo-agege, Others To Receive N32.83bn Welcome Package

President of the Senate, Senator Ahmed Lawan; his deputy, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege; Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila; Deputy Speaker, Mr Ahmed Idris, and 465 other lawmakers are set to receive at least N32.83bn welcome package, investigation [...]

June 30, 2019 Government and politics
SERAP

SERAP Urges Orji Kalu, Goje, Okorocha, Others To ‘stop Collecting Pensions’

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged all former governors now in the ninth Senate to “publicly commit to stop collecting pensions from their states while they serve as senators, return ‘pensions’ already collected to the public treasury, and [...]

June 30, 2019 Government and politics
Anthony Iwenjiora Burial

Anthony Iwenjiora Burial: GEJ, Patience, Obi, Ihedioha Visit Obi Of Onitsha

Anthony Iwenjiora Burial: Imo Governor, Ihedioha visits Obi of Onitsha The Governor of Imo State, His Excellency, Hon. Emeka Ihedioha, CON, on courtesy visit to the Obi of Onitsha, His Royal Majesty, Igwe Nnaemeka Alfred Ugochukwu Achebe, at his Royal [...]

June 30, 2019 Government and politics
Charles Idahosa

We were in Edo when Oshiomhole passed budget with nine lawmakers – Idahosa

A chieftain of All Progressives Party, APC, Charles Idahosa, in this interview, accuses the National Chairman of the party, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole of masterminding the crisis in Edo State chapter of APC. With what happened in the House of Assembly, [...]

June 30, 2019 Government and politics
Arraign Bukola Saraki

EFCC To Arraign Bukola Saraki For Diverting N12 Billion From Treasury Kwara State

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has begun the process to arraign Bukola Saraki, immediate past President of the Nigerian Senate for allegedly diverting money from the treasury of the Kwara State. The EFCC is alleging that Saraki illegally [...]

June 30, 2019 Government and politics
Mr. Nsima Ekere

Election Tribunal: Nsima, APC Apprehensive Over Failed Electronic Gadgets

The Governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC in the just concluded general elections Mr. Nsima Ekere and his party caucus, are apprehensive following their inability to produce Audio/Video evidence from the multimillion naira surveillance gadgets they used during [...]

June 30, 2019 Government and politics
Niger President Replaces Buhari As ECOWAS Chairman

Niger President Replaces Buhari As ECOWAS Chairman

Niger President Replaces Buhari As ECOWAS Chairman Mahamadou was elected at the 55th Ordinary Session of the ECOWAS leaders on Saturday in Abuja, taking over from the outgone President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria. A communiqué read by Mr. Mustapha Suleiman, [...]

June 30, 2019 Government and politics
Atiku

Atiku, PDP Urge Supreme Court To Grant Them Access To INEC Server

Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the last general elections, Atiku Abubakar and his party have approached the Supreme Court to grant them access to a supposed server purportedly used to transmit election results by the Independent [...]

June 30, 2019 Government and politics
Ruga Settlement

Osinbajo and The Ruga settlement?

• Says FG Will Not Take States Land For Scheme • Govt. Secures 55,000 Hectares Of Land For Programme As the controversy surrounding the Federal Government’s plan to establish Ruga settlements for cattle herders across the country rages, Vice President [...]

June 29, 2019 Government and politics
Gida Mustapha

Buhari to announce cabinet in July, says SGF

The long-awaited announcement of President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet ministers will become a reality in July after the National Assembly completes its leadership processes and lawmakers resume from recess. The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, disclosed [...]

June 28, 2019 Government and politics
IGP-Mohammed-Abubakar-Adamu

Likely hurdles before takeoff of state police

With the rising spate of insecurity spreading across the country, particularly with banditry and kidnapping taking frightening dimensions, even late convert President Muhammadu Buhari has seen reason to pursue the agenda of instituting state police. Apprehension about its possible abuse [...]

June 27, 2019 Law
Lai Mohammed

Lai Mohammed fails to appear in court over N2.5 billion DSO project

Former Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, yesterday failed to appear before Justice Folashade Ogunbanjo-Giwa of the Federal High Court, Abuja, to explain his role in the approval of N2.5 billion to Pinnacle Communications Ltd for the Digital Switch [...]

June 27, 2019 Law
Buhari

Outrage trails Buhari’s plan to settle Fulani herdsmen

• Benue, Edo, Delta, Igbo stakeholders caution against move • ‘Only fairness, equity can guarantee peace in Nigeria’ A policy by President Muhammadu Buhari to use public funds to set up Ruga farming settlements for herdsmen in 12 states has [...]

June 27, 2019 Government and politics
Femi Fani Kayode

Brexiting from Nigeria – Femi Fani-Kayode

BREXITING FROM NIGERIA “Every bird flies with its own kind. Crows fly with crows and eagles fly with eagles”- Muyhideen Ibn Arabi. Muyhideen Ibn Arabi (1165 AD -1240 AD) was one of the greatest clerics, philosophers, teachers, poets, intellectuals, spiritual [...]

June 27, 2019 Government and politics

Compressed Video’ Tendered At Tribunal Fails To Prove Akpabio’s Claim

Compressed video’ tendered at tribunal fails to prove Akpabio’s claim… Akpabio contradicts his 65,000 votes claim during cross-examination A ‘compressed video’ shown as evidence at the election petitions tribunal fails to show that the former senate minority leader, Senator Godswill [...]

June 27, 2019 Government and politics

Icpc’s Trial Of NBC DG And Two Others Might Have Not Been A Real Trial After All

The ongoing trial of the DG National Broadcasting Commission, Mallam Is’haq Modibbo Kawu and 2 others is one of the current judicial cases making the waves in Nigeria. It all started in 2018 when the ICPC said it uncovered some [...]

June 27, 2019 Government and politics
INEC's Server

INEC’s server controversy gets messier

Just when it seemed it had sunk finally, the INEC’s server controversy trailing the 2019 presidential election bobbed up again yesterday with the major contender, Atiku Abubakar, insisting the Presidential Election Tribunal did not reject his request to inspect the [...]

June 26, 2019 Government and politics
Ayo Adebanjo

The number of people killed under Buhari more than that during civil war – Adebanjo

Ayo Adebanjo, a leader of Afenifere, the Yoruba socio-political organisation, has said that ‘number of people that have been killed under him is more than the number killed during the civil war’ and that ‘if Buhari really loves the country [...]

June 25, 2019 Government and politics
E passport

Immigration Service Begins Issuance Of 10-Year E-Passport In Lagos.

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has announced plans to start issuing the new enhanced 10-year e-Passport to eligible applicants at its Ikoyi office in Lagos. According to the NIS Comptroller-General, Muhammad Babandede, the roll-out has already commenced in Abuja, but issuance of [...]

June 25, 2019 Government and politics
Dickson

Governor Dickson: I Will Sign Death Warrant Of Convicted Kidnappers

Bayelsa Governor, Seriake Dickson, is mulling the signing of death sentences of convicted kidnappers to send a signal that there is no place to hide for felons in the state. Among the convicted kidnappers are those found guilty and sentenced [...]

June 24, 2019 Law