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Bayelsa: I’m Yet To Make Any Political Appointments – Diri

The Bayelsa state governor, Senator Douye Diri, has debunked rumours that he has made appointments of his kitchen cabinet. Instead, he stated that he “was yet to make any political appointment into his government”, and confirmed that he had uptil [...]

February 20, 2020 Government and politics

2020 UTME Registration ends today Feb. 17

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has given the statistics so far for candidates registration, saying over 1.9 million prospective candidates for its 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), with a few hours to the end of the exercise. [...]

February 17, 2020 Government and politics

EFCC invite Kwara Govt to collect N200M looted fund recovered from Previous administration

The Economic and Financial crime commission (EFCC) has invited Kwara State governor Abdulramman Abdulrazaq to collect N200 Million looted fund recovered from the previous administration. While speaking to newsmen yesterday in Ilorin the State capital by the Governor said that [...]

February 15, 2020 Government and politics

Magu: Renewed calls for Senate’s confirmation amounts to double standard — Lawyers

Months after Vice President Yemi Osinbajo (SAN) and Lagos lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN) publicly declared that the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Magu does not require the confirmation of the Senate to be [...]

December 1, 2019 Law
Kogi elections

Fear of violence as police deploy 66,241 for Bayelsa, Kogi elections

The police yesterday disclosed that 66,241 personnel would be deployed for security operations in both Kogi and Bayelsa states. Out of this, 35,200 would be deployed in Kogi State while 31,041 would be in Bayelsa State. Deputy Inspector-General of Police [...]

November 15, 2019 Government and politics
State Finance

Five Nigerian states in ‘quiet’ push for foreign funds in Johannesburg

At least five state governors are currently making quiet moves to secure funding for some of their capital projects as the African Development Bank (AfDB) assembled direct foreign investors in Johannesburg this week. The states are Kwara, Cross River, Abia, [...]

November 14, 2019 Government and politics
Yemi Osibanjo

Again, Osinbajo reacts to alleged “rift” with Buhari

Nigeria’s Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has reacted to another claim by a journalist Festus Adebayo about a supposed rift between him and President Muhammadu Buhari. Adebayo, who was appointed by the Senate President Ahmed Lawan as a spokesman but was [...]

November 14, 2019 Government and politics
Hate Speech

Important things to know about Nigeria’s ‘Hate Speech’ bill

The Senate on Tuesday reintroduced a bill that seeks to penalise persons found guilty of hate speech. The National Commission for the Prohibition of Hate Speech Bill was sponsored by the deputy chief whip, Aliyu Abdullahi. It prescribes death penalty [...]

November 13, 2019 Law
Senate approves N10 billion for Kogi three days to election

Senate approves N10 billion for Kogi three days to election

Three days to the governorship election in Kogi State, the Senate has approved promissory notes and bond issuance of N10.069 billion to the state as refund for projects executed on behalf of the federal government. The approval on Wednesday was [...]

November 13, 2019 Government and politics
Death Penalty Hate Speech

Outrage as Senate imposes death penalty on hate speech offenders

The Senate has reintroduced a bill it abandoned under pressure last year through which it sought to impose the death penalty on “any person found guilty of any form of hate speech that results in the death of another person.” [...]

November 13, 2019 Law

APC governors give Oshiomhole ultimatum to resign

The Progressives Governors Forum has asked the All Progressives Congress (APC) chairman Adams Oshiomhole to convene a National Executive Council (NEC) meeting to address the party’s challenges or resign his position. “It is either Comrade Oshiomhole respect the provision of [...]

November 13, 2019 Government and politics
Hate Speech offenders to ‘die by hanging’ Bill resurfaces in Senate

Hate Speech offenders to ‘die by hanging’ Bill resurfaces in Senate

The Bill titled, “National Commission for the Prohibition of Hate Speeches (Est, etc) Bill, 2019(SB.154) and sponsored by the Deputy Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi, All Progressives Congress, APC, Niger North was read the first time [...]

November 12, 2019 Law, What Te Papers Say

Kogi Polls: PDP alleges APC plots to shift election by 2 weeks

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Campaign Council has alleged that the opposition party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Kogi state government are planning to move the weekend polls by two weeks from the scheduled date. The party reported [...]

November 12, 2019 Government and politics
Uche Secondus

PDP asks minister to resign over comments on Nigerian roads

“The roads (in the country) are not as bad as they are often portrayed. I know that this is going to be your headline, but the roads are not that bad,” he told journalists after the FEC meeting in Abuja [...]

November 9, 2019 Government and politics
Again, SSS refuses to release Sowore despite pledging to obey court order

Again, SSS refuses to release Sowore despite pledging to obey court order

The State Security Service (SSS) on Saturday morning again refused to release Omoyele Sowore from illegal custody. On Friday night, the SSS said in a statement that Mr Sowore was still held because no one had turned up to collect [...]

November 9, 2019 Government and politics
Senator George Akume

Election Petition: Senator George Akume loses in Appeal Court

The Court of Appeal sitting in Makurdi, Benue State capital has dismissed the appeal filed by former governor of the state, Senator George Akume challenging the victory of Barr Emmanuel Orkejev as the senator representing Benue North West. The court [...]

November 8, 2019 Government and politics
Orji Kalu

Orji Kalu Reacts To Appeal Court Ruling

The Chief Whip of the Nigerian Senate, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, on Thursday, said him and his supporters have been vindicated following the Appeal Court Ruling in Owerri today. Igbere TV had reported that Appeal Court in Owerri on Thursday, [...]

November 7, 2019 Government and politics
China completes satellite TV installation

China completes satellite TV installation in 1,000 villages in Nigeria

The initiative of the Chinese Government granting access to Satellite TV for 1,000 villages across all 774 local governments in Nigeria which started in 2017 has been completed and handed over to the government. This was made known during a [...]

November 7, 2019 Government and politics
shouting march

Drama in Aso Rock as Buhari’s senior aides allegedly engage in shouting march over sack of Osinbajo’s staff

A very close aide of President Muhammadu Buhari, who is alleged to be the head of the cabals in the Presidency was involved in a “shouting march” with a top Federal Government official over the sudden “disengagement” of some aides [...]

November 7, 2019 Government and politics
El-Rufai’s re-election

Court of Appeal gives judgement on suit challenging El-Rufai’s re-election

El-Rufai’s re-election: The Court of Appeal sitting in Kaduna has dismissed an appeal by Isah Mohammed Ashiru challenging the verdict of the election petitions tribunal which affirmed governor Nasir El-Rufai’s victory at the 2019 Kaduna state gubernatorial election. According to [...]

November 7, 2019 Government and politics
Imo election

Imo election: Appeal Court rules on Okorocha’s election as Senator

Imo election: The Cort of Appeal sitting in Owerri, the Imo State capital, has affirmed the victory of Rochas Okorocha, as the Senator representing Imo West senatorial district. The lead judge, R.A Ada, who read the judgment pointed out that [...]

November 7, 2019 Government and politics
2020 Budget

2020 Budget: FG To Complete 6 Secretariats In Anambra, Bayelsa, Others

2020 Budget: Federal Government has given priority to the completion of six federal secretariats in six states. The secretariats are located in Anambra, Bayelsa, Gombe , Nassarawa, Osun and Zamfara states. Other priority areas of the 2020 Budget, according to [...]

November 6, 2019 Government and politics

Makinde appoints wife to head State agency for AIDS control

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state has appointed his wife, Tamunominini Makinde, to head the Board of the Oyo State Agency for the Control of AIDS (SACA). The agency is responsible for the control of AIDS in the state. Makinde [...]

November 6, 2019 Government and politics
Deep Offshore bill

PDP carpets Buhari over signing of Deep Offshore bill in London, says act insulting, dictatorial

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP has lashed out at President Muhammadu Buhari over the signing of the Deep Offshore bill into law in far away London. The party which expressed displeasure over the situation described the President’s action as unjustifiable [...]

November 6, 2019 Government and politics
Abba Kyari

Why Abba Kyari is assistant President, more powerful than Osinbajo – Reps member, Alabi

Akin Alabi, House of Representatives member representing Egbeda/Ona federal constituency, has weighed in on the criticism that President Muhammadu Buhari’s Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari travelled with a bill to London for Buhari’s assent. Alabi pointed out that in a [...]

November 6, 2019 Government and politics
Makinde orders demolition of Arabic school

Makinde orders demolition of Arabic school used as detention home in Ibadan

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has ordered the demolition of an Arabic school and a mosque, Olore Central Mosque, at Ojoo area of Ibadan, the state capital. Hope For Nigeria Online gathered that the school is operated by Alfa [...]

November 6, 2019 Government and politics

Vacate Presidential Villa if you can’t lift Nigerians out of poverty – Bamgbose tells Buhari

A leading legal practitioner in Nigeria and President of the Caleb and Greg Foundation, CAGG, Olusegun Bamgbose, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari should have nothing doing in the State House if he can’t tackle poverty. He called on the [...]

November 5, 2019 Government and politics
Buhari Border closure

Border closure: Expert advises Buhari to stand his ground

Border closure: An Economist, Dr Jire Ogunyemi has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to hold up to his decision on the closure of border, saying the policy on border closure has created a formidable economic direction for Nigeria. He urged [...]

November 4, 2019 Government and politics

Obono-Obla reveals real reasons Osinbajo is allegedly ‘witch-hunting’ him

Okoi Obono-Obla, embattled former Chairman of Special Investigative Panel for the Recovery of Public Property, SPIP, has accused the Office of the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo of persecuting him. Obono-Obla alleged that the Office of the Vice President was “witch-hunting” [...]

November 4, 2019 Government and politics

BREAKING: Apprehension in Bayelsa as Court fixes Nov. 14th for judgement on Sen. Lokpobiri suit over APC governorship ticket

The Federal High Court sitting in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital has fixed 14th of November, 2019 for judgement on the suit filed by the immediate past Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri against the [...]

November 4, 2019 Government and politics