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Appeal Court affirms Tambuwal’s election

Appeal Court affirms Tambuwal’s election

The Appeal Court sitting in Sokoto on Friday upheld the election of Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal as duly elected. The four-man panel in a unanimous decision upheld Tambuwal’s election after dismissing the Appeal filed by the Appellant and governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress(APC), Alhaji Ahmed Aliyu Sokoto for lacking in merit. Justice Hussein Muktar who presided over the ... Read More »

At Last,Appeal Court varies terms in bail granted Sambo  Dasuki

At Last,Appeal Court varies terms in bail granted Sambo Dasuki

Reprieve has come the way of detained National Security Adviser (NSA), Colonel Mohammed Dasuki (retired) as the Court of Appeal in Abuja acceded, on Friday, to his request for the variation of the terms attached to the bail earlier granted him. In a unanimous judgement, a three-man panel of the court expunged the requirement that Dasuki produced a Level 16 ... Read More »

21 ibadan coronet Obas kick against court judgement,vow to appeal

21 ibadan coronet Obas kick against court judgement,vow to appeal

Barely twenty-four hours after the Oyo state government announced the withdrawal of their crowns, the 21 new kings in Ibadan land, on Thursday, November 21, kicked at the decision. Justice Aderonke Aderemi of the state high court, Ibadan, had in his judgement on Tuesday, November 19, asked the Obas to drop their crowns in view of the setting aside of ... Read More »

Gov. Makinde Appoints Ex-Reps Member, Adibi, Signage Agency DG

Gov. Makinde Appoints Ex-Reps Member, Adibi, Signage Agency DG

Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, has approved the appointment of a former member of the House of Representatives and former caretaker Chairman of Ogbomoso North Local Government, Honourable Temilola Segun Adibi, as the Director-General of the Oyo State Signage and Advertisement Agency (OYSAA). A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Taiwo Adisa, indicated that Governor Makinde ... Read More »

I won’t make mistake of attempting a third term, says Buhari

I won’t make mistake of attempting a third term, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday, dispelled the rumour that he is working to perpetuate himself in office beyond 2023, saying he will obey the Nigerian Constitution. Speaking on Friday at the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC), President Buhari also charged leaders of the party that they work hard to make the party attractive to their ... Read More »

No One Can Bring Down Your Govt – Ibadan youths declare support for Makinde

No One Can Bring Down Your Govt – Ibadan youths declare support for Makinde

…say electoral petition case tampered with Youths from across the 11 local government areas of Ibadan have declared their support for the Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, following the judgment of the Court of Appeal, which affirmed his victory in the March 9, 2019 governorship election. The youths, under the aegis of a group known as the Ibadan Youth ... Read More »

Court reserves ruling on Faisal Maina’s bail application

Court reserves ruling on Faisal Maina’s bail application

The Federal High Court, will, on Nov. 29, take the bail application of Faisal Maina, son of Abdulrasheed Maina, former Chairman, Pension Reform Task Team. Justice Okon Abang made this known, on Friday, after taking the arguments of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the defence counsel. Justice Abang also adjourned till Nov. 26 to enable the defence ... Read More »

$83 a Month for Government Workers May Be Too Much for Nigeria

$83 a Month for Government Workers May Be Too Much for Nigeria

By: Anthony Osae-Brown  and  Ruth Olurounbi Tope Ajao earns 18,000 naira ($50) a month cleaning floors at Nigeria’s Ministry of Agriculture. She’ll soon start benefiting from a government decision to almost double the minimum wage — even though it’s not clear her country can afford it. As small as Ajao’s salary looks, Nigeria will struggle to pay the 368,000 government ... Read More »

Tragedy:Pastor slumps, dies shortly after defecting to APC in Edo

Tragedy:Pastor slumps, dies shortly after defecting to APC in Edo

A cleric identified as Pastor Aimola John has slumped and died shortly after joining Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu to defect to the ruling All Progressives Congress. Aimola was pronounced dead on arrival at a hospital he was rushed to. He had left the APC in 2015 alongside Pastor Ize-Iyamu and was among former PDP members that were returning home to the ... Read More »

Ize-Iyamu, Edo ex-Speaker, others dump PDP for APC

Ize-Iyamu, Edo ex-Speaker, others dump PDP for APC

  Former Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu on Thursday led former  Edo State House of Assembly Speaker Bright Omokhodion, former Deputy Speaker Festus Ebea and former state chairman of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria Tony Omoaghe to defect to the All Progressives Congress (APC) Others were Mrs. Tawa Idubor, Chief Blessing Agbomhere, Etinosa Ogbeiwi, Emmanuel ... Read More »

How I escaped gun shot from unknown hoodlums – Oyo Commissioner

How I escaped gun shot from unknown hoodlums – Oyo Commissioner

Oyo state commissioner for Lands and Housing, Mr Abdu-Raheem Abiodun on Wednesday said it was only by chance that he escaped been shot by some yet to be identified gun men who attacked his official vehicle, in his Olomi-Academy residence, Tuesday night. But in the attack, two persons including his official driver, Mr Lukman Fabayo and police orderly attached to ... Read More »

Gov Zulum delivers 20 bungalows to UNIMAID

Gov Zulum delivers 20 bungalows to UNIMAID

*Announces 50 houses for junior staff   Borno Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum on Thursday commissioned 20 units of semi-detached bungalows, designed with courtyards, expressly built by the state government as intervention that will increase access to staff housing at the University of Maiduguri. The Governor also commissioned ‎solar-powered water system and electricity installations to serve the houses.   Zulum, a ... Read More »

Ogun APC takes swipe at APM’s plan to go to Supreme Court over Gov Abiodun’s victory

Ogun APC takes swipe at APM’s plan to go to Supreme Court over Gov Abiodun’s victory

The Ogun State branch of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has taken a swipe at the Allied Peoples Movement (APM), and its candidate at the March 9, governorship election, on their plan to approach the Supreme Court, saying “court judgement is not for sale” The Court of Appeal sitting in Ibadan, Oyo State, had on Monday, November 11, 2019, dismissed ... Read More »

Buhari Blames Constitution For Delay In Granting Authonomy To State Assemblies

Buhari Blames Constitution For Delay In Granting Authonomy To State Assemblies

  President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Abuja urged lawmakers in the country to always place interest of the people first in all deliberations and negotiations while pointing out that the autonomy of state legislatures has been constrained by the constitution. Receiving the Conference of Speakers at the Presidential Villa, President Buhari said the constitution upholds the standard for all public ... Read More »

FG, STATES, LGs SHARE N702.058 BILLION FAAC FOR OCTOBER 2019

FG, STATES, LGs SHARE N702.058 BILLION FAAC FOR OCTOBER 2019

By:ONYEKA AJUMOBI ONOCHIE The Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC), has shared a total sum of N702.058 billion as federal allocation for the month of October 2019 among the federal, state and local governments. It was shared at the committee’s monthly meeting on Wednesday, November 20.   From this amount, inclusive of VAT, Exchange Gain and Solid Minerals Revenue, the Federal Government ... Read More »

36 Speakers of HoA meet Buhari,demand autonomy.

36 Speakers of HoA meet Buhari,demand autonomy.

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday met behind closed doors with the Speakers of the 36 State Houses of Assembly who seized the  occassion to  urge President Muhammadu Buhari to issue an executive order on the implementation of full autonomy for state legislatures. The speakers were led by the Chairman of the Conference of Speakers of State Houses of Assembly and ... Read More »

Court sacks new Kano Emirs,dissolves new four Emirates

Court sacks new Kano Emirs,dissolves new four Emirates

A Kano High Court has nullified the appointment of four new emirs upgraded to the status of first-class emirs by Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje. Subsequently, the court invalidated and ordered the immediate dissolution of their emirate councils established alongside the emir’s appointment. The emirs are Emir of Bichi, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero; emir of Karaye, Alhaji Ibrahim Abubakar; emir of ... Read More »

Fed Govt releases  new wage  payment template to labour

Fed Govt releases new wage payment template to labour

  The least paid federal worker on Level 1 Step 1 will earn N360,000 per annum while the highest-paid at Level 17 Step 9 will take home N6,215,435 per annum. These are the highlights of  the minimum wage payment template released by the Federal Government. The circular on the new wage, dated November 14 and signed by the Acting Chairman ... Read More »

Maina dumps wheel chair,continues trial supported by two men

Maina dumps wheel chair,continues trial supported by two men

Abdulrasheed Maina, Chairman, defunct Pension Reform Task Team (PRTM), on Thursday, arrived in the Federal High Court, Abuja, for continuation of his trial. Maina, though came into Court 6 without a wheelchair, he was however supported by two men as he walked slowly into the court. The former pension reform boss, who arrived at the court at about 9:30am, dressed ... Read More »

Lawmaker commends HoR Speaker,Zulum for donating to IDP’s

Lawmaker commends HoR Speaker,Zulum for donating to IDP’s

Member Representing Askira – Uba and Hawul Federal Constituency in Borno state, Hon. Dr. Haruna Mshelia has commended the foresight of the Director General of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) Engineer Mustapha Maihaja and other stakeholders for the prompt approval and delivery of assorted relief items to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs)/victims of Boko Haram sect in his constituency. He ... Read More »