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Atiku’s appeal: Supreme Court accuses CUPP of engaging in campaign calumny

Atiku’s appeal: Supreme Court accuses CUPP of engaging in campaign calumny

The Supreme Court has decried an alleged campaign of calumny against it by the Coalition of United Political Parties, CUPP, ahead of the hearing of the appeal filed by Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the 2019 election. Festus Akande, the court’s spokesman, in a statement yesterday said the “campaign of calumny” by CUPP, through ... Read More »

Parents besiege Oyo public schools over Makinde’s education policy

Parents besiege Oyo public schools over Makinde’s education policy

…As State government announces procedures for transfer to public schools The Government of Oyo State has announced that it was pleased to discover that measures taken thus far in the implementation of the free education policy have started yielding fruits. A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Seyi Makinde, Mr. Taiwo Adisa made available to newsmen on Monday ... Read More »

Life pension for ex-officials:  SERAP gives Abuja council chair 14 days to revoke bill

Life pension for ex-officials: SERAP gives Abuja council chair 14 days to revoke bill

  Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, (SERAP) has sent an open letter to Mr Abdullahi Adamu Candido, chairman of the Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), urging him to use his good offices and leadership position to “urgently withdraw and revoke the bill/edict for the unconstitutional and illegal payment of life pensions to former chairmen, vice-chairmen, speakers and other officials of AMAC.” SERAP said: “if the bill/edict is not withdrawn within 14 days of the receipt and/or publication of this ... Read More »

Fayemi to rehabilitate 1,000km Rural Roads, Renovate All Public Schools

Fayemi to rehabilitate 1,000km Rural Roads, Renovate All Public Schools

  …AS GOV GETS STAKEHOLDERS’ INPUT TO 2020 BUDGET PREPARATIONS Ekiti State Government is to commence the construction and rehabilitation of 1,000 kilometers rural roads and renovation of all public primary schools in the state in the 2020 fiscal year. This is in addition to the rehabilitation of all the 177 primary health centers across the state. The State Governor, ... Read More »

Bode Mustapha, Femi Majekodunmi, Iyabo Apampa, 48 Others Make Gov Abiodun’s Elders Council

Bode Mustapha, Femi Majekodunmi, Iyabo Apampa, 48 Others Make Gov Abiodun’s Elders Council

Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State has constituted a 51-member Governor’s Elders Council. This was contained in a statement issued on Saturday by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Kunle Somorin, who said the council comprising of critical stakeholders in the All Progressives Congress (APC) will act in pure advisory capacity and make inputs to fulfill “the Building our ... Read More »

One year in office: Fayemi set to commission 50 projects, lay foundation for Ekiti airport

One year in office: Fayemi set to commission 50 projects, lay foundation for Ekiti airport

  The Governor Kayode Fayemi’s administration in Ekiti State has said it’s blueprint for social economic growth is hinged on a diversified economy driven by skilled and healthy workforce. It added that this has begun to yield positive results as evident in the partnership it has forged with development partners and the private sector. The State Commissioner for Information, Tourism ... Read More »

Be ready to hold your leaders accountable, Omo-Agege tells Nigerians

Be ready to hold your leaders accountable, Omo-Agege tells Nigerians

Sen. Ovie Omo-Agege, Deputy Senate President, on Friday, called on Nigerians to be ready to hold their leaders accountable to ensure good governance. Omo-Agege made the call in Abuja at the 10th Annual Independence Lecture titled: “Social Contract and Leadership in Nigeria: Experience and Prospect.’’ The event was organised by The Change We Need Nigeria Initiative (TCWNNI). The lawmaker, represented by ... Read More »

Budget defence: Buhari bars ministers from foreign trips

Budget defence: Buhari bars ministers from foreign trips

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday barred all ministers and heads of federal agencies from travelling abroad pending their defence of the 2020 budget before the National Assembly. Mr Willie Bassey, Director Information, Office of Secretary to the Government of the Federation, in a statement issued in Abuja, said the order was with immediate effect. “The suspension of such travels will ... Read More »

Appeal Court dismisses Dino Melaye’s suit, orders fresh election

Appeal Court dismisses Dino Melaye’s suit, orders fresh election

The senator representing Kogi West Senatorial District at the National Assembly, Senator Dino Melaye, on Friday lost at the Court of Appeal, as his suit challenging his sack from the National Assembly was dismissed. A three man panel of the appellate court in a judgment delivered upheld the decision of the Kogi State National Assembly Election Petition Tribunal which nullified ... Read More »

Lagos Assembly threatens Ambode with arrest warrant

Lagos Assembly threatens Ambode with arrest warrant

The Lagos State House of Assembly on Thursday threatened to issue a warrant of arrest on the former Governor of the State, Akinwunmi Ambode and four others who served under him as commissioners. The former commissioners are Kazeem Adeniji (Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice), Olusegun Banjo (Commissioner for Budget), Akinyemi Ashade (Commissioner for Finance) and Wale Oluwo (Commissioner for ... Read More »

Court Did Not Reinstate Derin Adebiyi as Ogun APC Chairman, says Caretaker Committee

Court Did Not Reinstate Derin Adebiyi as Ogun APC Chairman, says Caretaker Committee

The Caretaker Committee of the Ogun State chapter of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has debunked information making the rounds that Chief Derin Adebiyi has been reinstated as the State chairman of the party by a court of law. Tunde Oladunjoye, Publicity Secretary of Ogun APC Caretaker Committee made the clarification in a press statement issued on Thursday night. ... Read More »

Hadiza Bala-Usman responds to allegation of undermining Gov Masari

Hadiza Bala-Usman responds to allegation of undermining Gov Masari

Managing Director of Nigerian Port Authority, Mrs Hadiza Bala-Usman has expressed surprise that her name was being mentioned among ‘Abuja politicians’ of Katsina State extraction allegedly undermining the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Governor Bello Aminu Masari at home. Saying the allegation was false, she however said would await the finding of the panel already put in place to investigate ... Read More »

We’ve made the best use of Amosun’s budget to deliver on our promises- Gov Abiodun

We’ve made the best use of Amosun’s budget to deliver on our promises- Gov Abiodun

Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State has said his administration has made the best use of the 2019 Budget prepared by the immediate past administration of former governor Ibikunle Amosun to deliver on its campaign promises to the people. He stated that this was despite the fact that the budget “was obviously not designed with the Building Our Future Together ... Read More »

Fayemi outlines dividends of his frequent travels

Fayemi outlines dividends of his frequent travels

  Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti on Thursday said his frequent travels out of the state was to attract funding and investment and disclosed that they have yielded many dividends. “I have not been staying in the state these days. I have been looking for money to finance people-oriented projects because I don’t have the funds,” Fayemi said in apparent ... Read More »

Breaking: Buhari, ex-President Jonathan meet in Aso Rock

Breaking: Buhari, ex-President Jonathan meet in Aso Rock

  President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday met behind closed doors with former President Goodluck Jonathan at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the former president arrived the State House at about 3.00p.m, and went straight to the President’s office. NAN reports that the agenda of the meeting between President Buhari and Jonathan was unknown to ... Read More »

Buhari receives ex-ministers who served under his military regime, recalls ‘how we got things done then’

Buhari receives ex-ministers who served under his military regime, recalls ‘how we got things done then’

  It was a refreshing time of going down memory lane, as President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday received at State House, Abuja, some of the Ministers who served with him as military head of state between January 1984 and August 1985. The President recalled “how we got things done then,” because it was a military administration, and pledged to “carry ... Read More »

Women moulders of nation builders, says Gov Oyetola

Women moulders of nation builders, says Gov Oyetola

  Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of the State of Osun said on Tuesday that women across the globe deserve recognition and commendation for being moulders of all builders of nation the world over. The governor, who said this while delivering a goodwill message at the 2nd National Women’s Conference held in Osogbo, described women’s role in leadership as booster to the ... Read More »

Arch. Dangiwa not among Abuja-based Katsina politicians opposed to Gov Masari- Group

Arch. Dangiwa not among Abuja-based Katsina politicians opposed to Gov Masari- Group

  Gov Masari* Re: ABUJA POLITICIANS FROM KATSINA, AN EXENORATION NOTE FOR ARCH. DANGIWA By Dangiwa Support Group Our attention has been drawn to an online publication in some prominent news papers like THISDAY, indicting Arch. Ahmed Dangiwa as part of the Abuja based Katsina Politicians supporting the PDP at Court in its case against APC in Katsina state. We ... Read More »

Nigeria Ready To Partner Britain In Job Creation- Keyamo

Nigeria Ready To Partner Britain In Job Creation- Keyamo

Nigeria has expressed readiness to partner Britain in tackling unemployment in the country, through job creation. The Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, SAN, stated this, when he received in audience, the Political Counsellor, British High Commission, Abuja, Dominic Williams, MBE. “We are ready to collaborate with our partners all over the world to open up avenues for job ... Read More »

Nigeria will remain one indivisible country – Gbajabiamila

Nigeria will remain one indivisible country – Gbajabiamila

The Speaker of the House of Representatives Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila has said that Nigeria will remain one indivisible nation no matter the challenges confronting the country. ‎Speaker Gbajabiamila said Nigerians have a lot of reasons to be united and work together for the benefit of all. The Speaker, who spoke when he received the Arewa Youth Forum in his ... Read More »