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Atiku to unveil agenda for Nigeria Wednesday

Atiku to unveil agenda for Nigeria Wednesday Former Vice President and chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP),  Atiku Abubakar will on Wednesday in London unveil his plans to unlock “the immeasurable potentials of Nigeria” for the benefit of the people. Scheduled to give an economic speech at the London Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House), United Kingdom, he will...... more

National Convention: Buhari meets APC governors, backs Oshiomhole as party chairman

National Convention: Buhari meets APC governors, backs Oshiomhole as party chairman President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday evening met with state governors elected on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). The meeting was held behind closed doors inside the Presidential Villa, Abuja. According to a Presidency official who spoke with reporters on the condition of anonymity, the sole item on...... more

Governance in Nigeria is spiritual warfare – Osinbajo

Governance in Nigeria is spiritual warfare – Osinbajo The Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has called for prayers for leaders in the country, saying governance is spiritual warfare. Osinbajo spoke on Tuesday at the inauguration of the auditorium of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry headquarters at Gbagada, Lagos State. Osinbajo said the inauguration was auspicious because it came at a...... more

Payment of $462m for fighter jets, impeachable offence, Reps tell Buhari

Payment of $462m for fighter jets, impeachable offence, Reps tell Buhari Members of the House of Representatives did not mince words on Tuesday when they said President Muhammadu Buhari committed an “impeachable offence” by authorising the purchase of $462million jets for the military without appropriation by the National Assembly. Buhari is buying 12 Tucano aircraft from the US with the money and the planes...... more

Dino Melaye in Hospital after jumping out of moving Police Vehicle

Dino Melaye in Hospital after jumping out of moving Police Vehicle Embattled Senator Dino Melaye has been admitted to Zankli hospital in the Mabushi district of Abuja after getting injured when he allegedly jumped off a police vehicle conveying him to court in Lokoja, Kogi state. The hospital ambulance brought him to the hospital around 4:25 pm, after which he was admitted to...... more

SARS operatives arrest Dino Melaye

SARS operatives arrest Dino Melaye Operatives of the Special Anti Robbery Squad Tuesday morning arrested embattled lawmaker, Senator Dino Melaye representing Kogi West senatorial district. The lawmaker, according to reliable sources, was arrested by the SARS and subsequently detained in a facility located opposite the old CBN junction along the Area 1 Expressway. The SARS detention...... more

IImmigration Service confirms Sen. Dino Melaye’s arrest

IImmigration Service confirms Sen. Dino Melaye’s arrest The Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) has confirmed the arrest of Senator Dino Melaye at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, on Monday morning. Spokesman of the Service, Mr Sunday James, told the News Agency of Nigeria that Melaye was arrested by Immigration officials “based on instruction”. The confirmation came hours after the senator,...... more

Police arrest Senator Dino Melaye at Abuja airport

Police arrest Senator Dino Melaye at Abuja airport Lawmaker representing Kogi West Senatorial District, Senator Dino Melaye, has been reportedly arrested at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja on his way to Morocco.   It was learnt that the senator and other passengers had boarded the plane and the aircraft was about to taxi when policemen were said to...... more

Senate: Fed Govt plotted mace snatch to overthrow Saraki, Ekweremadu – Gov. Wike

Senate: Fed Govt plotted mace snatch to overthrow Saraki, Ekweremadu – Gov. Wike The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, said on Sunday that the invasion of the Senate was a plot by the Federal Government to overthrow the Senate leadership personified by Sen. Bukola Saraki (President) and Sen. Ike Ekweremadu (Deputy). The governor in a statement by his Special Assistant on Electronic Media, Simeon...... more

Presidency blames politicians for herdsmen killings in Middle Belt

Presidency blames politicians for herdsmen killings in Middle Belt The presidency, yesterday, alleged political motif in some of the killings in the Middle Belt, even as it dismissed the opposition to President Muhammadu Buhari’s second term bid, saying Nigerians have enough evidence to re-elect the President. Presidential spokesman Mallam Garba Shehu, while affirming political mischief behind some of the killings...... more

Why I must win in 2019 – Buhari

Why I must win in 2019 – Buhari The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, on Sunday said President Muhammadu Buhari was not involved in corruption and was not desperate for the office he currently occupies. He said Buhari was interested in second term because he did not want the gains made by...... more

INEC plans to rig election for Buhari and APC – PDP

INEC plans to rig election for Buhari and APC – PDP ...Warns the move will set Nigeria on fire There is a grand conspiracy by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to rig President Muhammadu Buhari back into power in 2019, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), alleged, on Friday, a plot it said, would come with a terrible backlash. The opposition party,...... more

$5.3bn: Court strikes out EFCC case against Patience Jonathan

$5.3bn: Court strikes out EFCC case against Patience Jonathan A Federal High Court in Lagos on Friday struck out a suit filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), seeking tofreeze the sum of $5.3 billion domiciled in a bank account and linked to the wife of the former President, Mrs Patience Jonathan and six others. Justice Mojisola Olatoregun...... more

3rd anniversary: Wike to commission 34 projects

3rd anniversary: Wike to commission 34 projects Rivers State Government has announced that 34 projects will be ready for commissioning, during the third anniversary of the Governor Nyesom Wike-led administration. This was one of the resolutions of the State Executive Council meeting, yesterday, presided over by Wike. Briefing newsmen after the meeting, Commissioner for Information and Communications, Emma Okah,...... more

Senate recovers stolen mace, summons police, DSS over security breach

Senate recovers stolen mace, summons police, DSS over security breach …as court stops Omo-Agege’s arrest The police have returned the mace which was stolen from the Senate, about 24 hours after some hoodlums invaded the Red Chamber. A top personnel of the force handed over the mace to the Clerk of the National Assembly, Mr Sani Omolori, on Thursday at the...... more

Appeal court freezes Fayose’s account

Appeal court freezes Fayose’s account A Court of Appeal in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, has given the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, the go-ahead to freeze the bank account of Ayo Fayose, governor of the state. Justice J.S. Ikeyegha, who read the ruling of the three-man panel, directed the freezing of Mr Fayose’s Zenith Bank account....... more

Keyamo kicks off campaign, says Buhari fit for 2019

Keyamo kicks off campaign, says Buhari fit for 2019 Human rights activist, Mr Festus Keyamo, SAN, has formally accepted to serve as the official spokesperson of the re-election campaign of President Muhammadu Buhari, saying he elected to accept the offer for several reasons, including the fact that what matters in the present circumstance was not the age of the President...... more

FG orders probe of N’ASS invasion

FG orders probe of N’ASS invasion *APC, PDP, Atiku, others call for probe The Federal Government said it had directed security agencies to unravel the circumstances surrounding the breach of security that led to the invasion at the Senate chamber Wednesday.   In a statement by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the government added...... more

Shock, anger as thugs invade Senate, escape with mace

Shock, anger as thugs invade Senate, escape with mace Some thugs on Wednesday invaded the Senate chamber during plenary at 11.30am and made away with the mace. The three invaders entered the chamber about the same time that Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, who was suspended by the Senate last week, walked into the chamber. The invasion occurred at the opening part...... more

Recover stolen mace in 24 hours – Senate tells Police, DSS

Recover stolen mace in 24 hours – Senate tells Police, DSS The Senate has asked the Inspector-General of Police and the State Security Service (SSS) to recover its mace, forcefully removed at the chambers by hoodlums on Wednesday. The call followed a resolution by the lawmakers at the end of a closed-door session held immediately after the removal of the mace, the...... more

Senate plans to shut down chambers over herdsmen killings, demands sack of Service Chiefs

Senate plans to shut down chambers over herdsmen killings, demands sack of Service Chiefs The Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, has said the National Assembly may be shut to help President Muhammadu Buhari administration find an end to the spate of killings by herdsmen and militias across the country. The upper chamber of the National Assembly  also noted that the campaign by the...... more

Buhari’s government has failed, says Bakare

Buhari’s government has failed, says Bakare Tunde Bakare, serving overseer of the Latter Rain Assembly church, says the government of President Muhammadu Buhari has failed in terms of protecting Nigerians. Speaking at the 2nd annual Chibok girls lecture organised by the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) movement in Abuja, on Saturday, Bakare said the current administration and the...... more

Why I criticised my husband’s government, Aisha Buhari explains

Why I criticised my husband’s government, Aisha Buhari explains The wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, Aisha Buhari, has explained that her 2016 interview which was considered to be critical of her husband’s administration was based on her sense of justice. She said the interview was not meant to be confrontational or a sign of disrespect. Mrs. Buhari made the clarification...... more

2019: Senate disbands Buhari support group

2019: Senate disbands Buhari support group The Senate on Thursday disbanded the Parliamentary Support Group for President Muhammadu Buhari. The group was chaired by Senator Abdullahi Adamu while Sen. Omo-Agege was the secretary. The group was made up of 11 members including the late Sen. Ali Wakili. The Senate also suspended a pro-Buhari senator, Ovie Omo-Agege, for...... more

Senator calls Buhari ‘incompetent’ for linking late Ghaddafi to Fulani herdsmen

Senator calls Buhari ‘incompetent’ for linking late Ghaddafi to Fulani herdsmen The Senate became rowdy on Thursday after the President was called ‘incompetent’ over his failure to address the spate of killings by herdsmen. The lawmaker representing the Abia South Senatorial District, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, started the event that led to a sharp division between members of the ruling All Progressives Congress...... more

Nigerian Senate suspends Pro-Buhari Senator

Nigerian Senate suspends Pro-Buhari Senator THE Nigerian Senate on Thursday suspended Ovie Omo-Agege, a pro-Buhari senator, for 90 legislative days for his remarks during and after the consideration of the electoral acts amendment. Omo-Agege’s suspension followed the recommendation of the Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions, chaired by Senator Sam Anyanwu. With the suspension,...... more

Ekweremadu Fighting Impunity, Sinister Agenda, Not for Fictitious Properties

Ekweremadu Fighting Impunity, Sinister Agenda, Not for Fictitious Properties The Special Adviser on Media to the Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, Mr. Uche Anichukwu, has thrown more light on the legal contention between the Senator and the Special Investigation Panel on Recovery of Public Property, explaining that it was not primarily about ownership of properties, most of...... more

Buhari 2019: We are not fazed by President’s declaration — Atiku Group

Buhari 2019: We are not fazed by President’s declaration — Atiku Group A political group, Atiku Abubarkar Grassroots Ambassadors of Nigeria, has said there was nothing unusual about the decision of President Mohammadu Buhari’s to declare to run for a second term in office. The group’s National President, Mr Ferguson Okpala, made the assertion in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria...... more

INEC rules out electronic voting in 2019

INEC rules out electronic voting in 2019 The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) would not introduce electronic voting for the 2019 general election. Speaking at a press conference to mark the end of the three-day international conference on the use of technology for the conduct of elections in Africa, the Chairman of INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, said it...... more

Jonathan charges youths not to repeat past mistakes of leaders

Jonathan charges youths not to repeat past mistakes of leaders Former President Goodluck Jonathan has advised Nigerian youths, especially aspiring young leaders, not to repeat the mistakes of the past, charging them to revolutionize a new paradigm shift in leadership and citizenship. Jonathan gave the charge yesterday in Yenagoa while receiving the New Nigeria 2019 Group, (#NN-2019) and the Young Professionals...... more

 

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