FG dismisses report of Appointment of Onu as SGF

FG dismisses report of Appointment of Onu as SGF The Nigerian government has not appointed Ogbonnaya Onu, former minister of science and technology, as the secretary to the government of the federation THE federal government of Nigeria has refuted reports in social media that the secretary to the government of the federation has been changed. The reports claim that Ogbonnaya...... more

Senate: Appeal Court halts Sen. Nnaji's bid to stop Ex-Gov. Chimaroke Nnamani

Senate: Appeal Court halts Sen. Nnaji's bid to stop Ex-Gov. Chimaroke Nnamani Former Senator Gilbert Nnaji who represented Enugu East senatorial zone during the eight National Assembly on Friday  lost his bid to return to the senate.  The Court of Appeal Enugu Division dismissed his case against former Governor Chimaroke Nnamani now representing the constituency at the red chambers for lacking in merit. In...... more

Opposition bashes Senate for rejecting motion to debate Buhari’s Democracy Day speech

Opposition bashes Senate for rejecting motion to debate Buhari’s Democracy Day speech The Senate on Thursday rejected a motion seeking its nod to debate the speech delivered by President Muhammadu Buhari on the Democracy Day. But the opposition parties led by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Campaign for Democracy (CD) have faulted the All Progressives Congress (APC)-dominated Senate‘s action. They said...... more

Gov. Oyetola meets Army Chief over herdsmen attacks, kidnappings in Osun

Gov. Oyetola meets Army Chief over herdsmen attacks, kidnappings in Osun Concerned by the rising wave of killings, herdsmen’s attacks and commercialised kidnapping in his domain, Osun State Governor Gboyega Oyetola, has requested for security beef up in the State of the Living Spring. The governor held talks with the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai in his Abuja...... more

Bandits kill 70, sack 8 villages in Niger

Bandits kill 70, sack 8 villages in Niger The death toll from the attack on some communities in Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State has risen to 70 as armed bandits continue their onslaught on the people unabated. No fewer than eight communities are currently under siege from the bandits, forcing over 1,000 people to flee their homes....... more

Buhari unveils second term agenda, promises to assemble strong team

Buhari unveils second term agenda, promises to assemble strong team President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday said he would assemble a strong team to implement the policies and programs of his administration. The president, who was sworn in on May 29 for a second term, is yet to make any appointment. It took him six months to constitute the federal cabinet in his...... more

Govt has impoverished Nigerians to oppress them, says Ezekwesili

Govt has impoverished Nigerians to oppress them, says Ezekwesili Former Minister of Education, Dr Oby Ezekwesili, has asked Nigerians to take charge of their future, adding that the passive nature of citizens was being exploited by the political class. Ezekwesili who lamented that bad governance had brought the country to its knees, said the missing link for a great future...... more

Five injured as explosion rocks Port Harcourt mall

Five injured as explosion rocks Port Harcourt mall Explosion from gas has rocked the magnificent Port Harcourt Mall, popularly called Spar, beside Government House, Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital. Five staff of the mall were injured in an explosion and in critical condition at the nearby Rivers State University Teaching Hospital (RSUTH), formerly Braithwaite Memorial Specialist Hospital (BMSH)...... more

Ekweremadu congratulates Lawan, Omo-Agege

Ekweremadu congratulates Lawan, Omo-Agege  *I’ve made my point   Former Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has congratulated the newly elected presiding officers of the Ninth Senate, Senator Ahmed Lawan and Senator Ovie Omo-Agege on their elections.   This was also as he appreciated his colleagues, constituents, and Nigerians for their support, noting...... more

Tribunal hears Atiku, PDP’s motion seeking access to INEC’s server Thursday

Tribunal hears Atiku, PDP’s motion seeking access to INEC’s server Thursday The Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal on Tuesday fixed Thursday for hearing of the Peoples Democratic Party and Alhaji Atiku Abubakar’s application for access to the Independent National Electoral Commission’s electronic server. The PDP’s presidential candidate in the February 23, 2019 election and his party are challenging the victory of President Muhammadu...... more

Lawan floors Ndume to emerge Senate President

Lawan floors Ndume to emerge Senate President The Senator representing Yobe North, Senator Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, on Tuesday emerged Senate President of the Ninth Senate. This is coming as Senator Ovie Omo-Agege (Delta Central Senatorial District) defeated immediate Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, to clinch the post of Deputy Senate President of the Ninth Senate. Lawan defeated...... more

I left Chime for fear of my life – Ex-gov’s wife

 I left Chime for fear of my life – Ex-gov’s wife CLARA, estranged wife of former Enugu State  Governor Sullivan Chime,  on Monday told an FCT High Court in Apo, Abuja,  that she left her matrimonial home for fear of her life, the News Agency of Nigeria reports. Clara made the allegation while being cross-examined by counsel for Chime, Paul Onyia, in the...... more

9th National Assembly: PDP backs Ndume, Bago as APC insists on Lawan, Gbajabiamila

9th National Assembly: PDP backs Ndume, Bago as APC insists on Lawan, Gbajabiamila The National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress on Monday ordered all the party’s members-elect in the National Assembly to vote Senator Ahmed Lawan and Femi Gbajabiamila as Senate President and Speaker of the House of Representatives, respectively during the inauguration of the 9th federal legislature on Tuesday (today). The...... more

Ex-governor Theodore Orji's son is Abia Speaker

Ex-governor Theodore Orji's son is Abia Speaker Members of the Abia State House of Assembly Monday unanimously elected former Majority Leader and the lawmaker representing Umuahia Central, Chinedum Orji, Speaker of the seventh Assembly. Orji, whose father is the immediate past governor of the state and senator representing Abia Central, Theodore Orji, succeeded Chikwendu Kalu, the member representing...... more

Buhari signs June 12 Democracy Day Bill into law

Buhari signs June 12 Democracy Day Bill into law President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the Public Holiday Amendment Bill into law, his Senior Special Assistant on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Ita Enang, told reporters at the State House, Abuja, Monday. The new law, according to him, allows public holiday to be declared on June 12 every year, while May 29...... more

INEC has not issued me certificate of return as senator-elect yet- Okorocha

INEC has not issued me certificate of return as senator-elect yet- Okorocha Immediate past Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, on Monday said that the Independent National Electoral Commission had yet to issue him with a Certificate of Return as the Imo West senator-elect despite a federal High Court’s judgment ordering the electoral umpire to do so.   Okorocha in a statement issued...... more

Six wedding guests killed by generator fumes, 20 unconscious

Six wedding guests killed by generator fumes, 20 unconscious Six wedding guests have been killed by generator fumes in Mbaitoli Local Government Area of Imo State, Channels TV has reported. The incident happened at a house in Umuomumu-Mbieri community. Imo State Police Public relations officer Orlando Ikeokwu who confirmed the incident said 20 other people who were unconscious have been...... more

Saraki donates severance allowance to Leah Sharibu’s family, others

Saraki donates severance allowance to Leah Sharibu’s family, others President of the Eighth Senate, Bukola Saraki, has asked the National Assembly management to distribute his severance allowance to the families of three victims of the insurgency in the North-East geopolitical zone being perpetrated by Boko Haram. He also said children of late senators in need of financial assistance should also...... more

3,641 killed in Benue, Zamfara, four others in 34 months --WAANSA

3,641 killed in Benue, Zamfara, four others in 34 months --WAANSA The West African Action Network on Small Arms (WAANSA-Nigeria) on Sunday said more than 3,641 people were killed in six states between January 2016 and October 2018. The states affected, according to the President of WAANSA Nigeria, Mrs Josephine Habba, are; Benue, Taraba, Nasarawa, Plateau Kaduna and Zamfara. WAANSA is an...... more

Over 50 killed as bandits attack five Sokoto villages

Over 50 killed as bandits attack five Sokoto villages *Buhari condemns killings, commiserates with Tambuwal Bandits struck in Rabah and Isa local governments areas of Sokoto State, in simultaneous and coordinated attacks on Saturday evening and killed over 50 people in five villages. The victims were buried on Sunday according to Islamic rites. Governor Aminu Tambuwal of the state and...... more

Tension in NBC as Modibbo approves Radio Licenses for Himself, Kingibe, Children

Tension in NBC as Modibbo approves Radio Licenses for Himself, Kingibe, Children Coalition against Corruption and Bad Governance threatens court action over approval of 16 illegal radio licenses A CIVIL rights movement under the aegis of Coalition Against Corruption and Bad Governance has made a new discovery of 16 illegal slots of radio licenses approved by Ishag Kawu Modibbo, director-general of the National...... more

Ugwuanyi brought me out of political oblivion, says Nnamani

Ugwuanyi brought me out of political oblivion, says Nnamani ...urges Enugu people to rally behind Gov. Ugwuanyi Ahead of the inauguration of the National Assembly on Tuesday, former Enugu State Governor, and Senator-Elect for Enugu East, Senator Chimaroke Nnamani, Sunday restated his resolve to serve faithfully for the advancement of the Nigerian project that would engender peace, unity and development...... more

Jonathan tasks AU on standards for appointing election umpires

Jonathan tasks AU on standards for appointing election umpires Former President Dr. Goodluck Jonathan has urged African Union (AU) to set minimum acceptable  standards for appointing the leadership of electoral commissions as a means of building citizen confidence and ensuring credibility of elections on the continent. The former President stated this on Friday at the International Leadership Conference in Johannesburg, South Africa, where he emerged as the chairperson of the...... more

Senate presidency: 61 senators to vote Lawan

Senate presidency: 61 senators to vote Lawan The coast got clearer for Dr. Ahmed Lawan on Saturday in his quest to become  the next Senate President  following his endorsement for the race by no fewer than 61 Senators-elect . Sixty of those who have signed to vote for him on Tuesday are his colleagues in the All Progressives...... more

How senators bought office equipment at giveaway prices

How senators bought office equipment at giveaway prices It was a busy week for outgoing senators as they evacuated their personal effects and office equipment which they bought at give-away prices from the management of the national assembly. Investigation revealed that the senators bought a set of 11 office items at a cost of N367, 479.33 against their actual...... more

Whistle-blower sues FG over alleged N1.9bn commission default

Whistle-blower sues FG over alleged N1.9bn commission default A whistle-blower (name withheld), who exposed a secret account with a balance of $223m (N80.2bn) has sued the Federal Government and the Attorney General of the Federation for failing to pay him the N1.9bn commission  promised him for exposing corruption. In a suit filed before a FCT High Court vide a...... more

House leadership: APC cedes 60 positions for PDP votes

House leadership: APC cedes 60 positions for PDP votes The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) caucus in the coming 9th House of Representatives has offered 60 chairmanship and deputy chairmanship positions of various committees to a faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) caucus ahead of Tuesday’s inauguration. The Director-General of the Femi Gbajabiamila/Ahmed Wase Campaign Organisation, Abdulmumin Jibrin, who...... more

Don’t sell land to Miyetti Allah, MASSOB warns South-East monarchs, others

Don’t sell land to Miyetti Allah, MASSOB warns South-East monarchs, others The Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra has warned monarchs, senators and governors in the South-East not to sell any portion of land in the region to Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association members. MASSOB also called on the Federal Government to prevail on Fulani herdsmen bearing unlicensed...... more

AIT, RayPower FM back on air as court orders re-opening

AIT, RayPower FM back on air as court orders re-opening The Africa Independent Television and RayPower FM shut down on the orders of National  Broadcasting Commission are back on air. The two broadcast houses, shut down on Thursday, resumed transmission Friday evening following an order by a Federal High Court in Abuja on Friday. The court ordered the NBC and other parties to a suit...... more

Presidency silent on guns mop up, appointments

Presidency silent on guns mop up, appointments The Presidency has remained silent concerning the controversy trailing the alleged signing of an Executive Order by President Muhammadu Buhari, seeking to mop up guns in the hands of private individuals across the country. Although no official statement has been issued by the Presidency to authenticate the veracity or otherwise of...... more

 

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