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Lingering Rivers Polls: Senate may suspend Plenary

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The Nigerian Senate, on Wednesday, gave the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, December 10, 2016 deadline to conduct the outstanding National Assembly and State House of Assembly re-run elections in Rivers State, failing which it would suspend plenary until the elections were conducted. The unanimous resolution was sequel to a motion sponsored by the Deputy President of the Senate, Senator ...

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Niiger Delta leaders visit Buhari, demand oil blocks, pipeline contracts

Former Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Obong Victor Attah; Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo; President Muhammadu Buhari; a former Minister of Informantion, Chief Edwin Clark; Senator Florence Ita-Giwa and other Niger Delta leaders during a meeting with Buhari in Abuja... on Tuesday. Photo: State House

Stakeholders from the Niger Delta under the aegis of the Pan Niger Delta Forum on Tuesday attributed the renewed militancy in the region to what they called alienation and lack of meaningful development of the region. They said they had consulted widely and had come up with 16 points that could help the Federal Government achieve its “quick wins initiative.” ...

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Senate okays removal of CCB/CCT from Presidency

Senate President, Bukola Saraki

In a tensed atmosphere on Thursday, the Senate passed a bill amending the Code of Conduct Bureau and Tribunal Act, which transfers the controlling powers of the bureau and the tribunal from the President to the National Assembly. As part of the amendment, the CCT shall be made up of the chairman and four other members, with three of the ...

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Fight back, defend yourselves if herdsmen attack you – Fayose charges Ekiti people

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Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, yesterday exploded in anger in reaction to the threat of reprisal attack by the Miyeti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), an umbrella body of herdsmen who alleged that some of their cattle were killed recently. While reacting to the governor’s inauguration of the Ekiti Grazing Law Enforcement , EGEM, recently, Miyetti AllaMarshalsh, ...

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Recession: We take responsibility –APC

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•Prices of rice, other goods to reduce next year •Exchange rate’ll stabilise, too •Why Tallen rejected ambassadorial nomination The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Monday took responsibility for the economic hardship in the land. The party said it could no longer lament that the recession was not of its making, but would proffer solutions to the problem so that the ...

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IPOB: APC, group of corrupt cabals ……Give us freedom now, MASSOB tells FG

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The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has accused President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) of shielding and supporting former governor of Rivers State and Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi for allegedly inducing the judges to deliver election cases in favour of the party in some states. The group said Amaechi’s action,  as reported, is corruption of the highest order ...

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DSS planted hard currency in my house – Justice Ngwuta

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*Alleges Amaechi, Onu begged him to pervert justice in Ebonyi, Rivers, Ekiti *Justice Ofili-Ajumogobia submits self to EFCC in Lagos *Onu, Amaechi react; say Justice Ngwuta’s allegations baseless Another Justice of the Supreme Court, whose home was raided by operatives of the Department of State Services, DSS, Justice Sylvester Ngwuta, Thursday,  opened fresh can of worms, alleging that operatives of ...

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Buhari, Amaechi, APC tried to influence election appeals in Rivers, Akwa Ibom, Abia, Justice Inyang alleges

Justice Inyang Okoro

Justice John Okoro Inyang, one of the seven judges arrested by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) on October 7, has accused Rotimi Amaechi, former Governor of Rivers State and currently Minister of Transport in the Muhammadu Buhari administration, of trying to influence the outcome of the election appeals in Rivers, Akwa Ibom and Abia States in favour ...

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Court sacks two Enugu Reps, asks legislators to refund earnings

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A Federal High Court in Abuja has sacked two members of the House of Representatives from Enugu State. The sacked legislators, elected to the House on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, are Stella Ngwu representing Igbo-Etti/Uzo-Uwani Federal Constituency and Mr. Dennis Agbo representing Igbo Eze North/Udenu Federal Constituency. Justice Okon Abang delivered separate judgments in sacking the two ...

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Aisha to Buhari: I may not back your re-election in 2019

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First Lady Aisha Buhari drew an instant response from President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday after threatening on air that she might not support his re-election bid in 2019. Speaking in an interview she granted the Hausa Service of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), the wife of the President said the President needed to reshuffle his cabinet for her to back him ...

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