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Buhari, Osinbajo will, together, script a glorious future for Nigeria

Buhari, Osinbajo will, together, script a glorious future for Nigeria

By Garba Shehu The Presidency wishes to confirm that there is, on-going, an unprecedented overhaul of the nation’s seat of government, arising from which a number of political appointments have either been revoked or not renewed in the Second Term. The exercise, which has been ordered by the President, is to streamline decision-making, cut down multiple authorities and reduce the ... Read More »

Lyon to voters: collect your money from PDP, vote for APC

Lyon to voters: collect your money from PDP, vote for APC

Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the governorship election in Bayelsa State, Chief David Lyon, has asked voters to collect their money from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) but to elect the APC. Lyon said the PDP government instead of using the money to develop poor communities was stockpiling it and waiting for November 16 to buy the ... Read More »

Osinbajo Attends ECOWAS Summit In Niger Republic

Osinbajo Attends ECOWAS Summit In Niger Republic

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is set to visit Niamey, Niger Republic for an extraordinary Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Summit. Osinbajo is representing President Muhammadu Buhari at the meeting. A statement signed on Friday by Laolu Akande of the office of the Vice President explained that the Summit will include other ECOWAS Heads of State and Government and ... Read More »

Sanwo-Olu presents N1.168trillon 2020 budget

Sanwo-Olu presents N1.168trillon 2020 budget

Lagos Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Friday presented a total budget size of N1.168trillion for 2020 to the House of Assembly. The budget estimates consist of N723.6billion as capital expenditure and N441.8billion for recurrent expenditure, which is a ratio of 62-48 per cent. Tagged budget of re-awakening, the governor said there were needs for sacrifices to re-invent Lagos in order to ... Read More »

CCB, AGF move to block bank accounts of 200 public officers

CCB, AGF move to block bank accounts of 200 public officers

The Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) is working with the office of the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) to block bank accounts of 200 allegedly corrupt public officers. The move was initiated following the completion of an investigation of over 200 cases by the CCB involving about N40 billion. Chairman of CCB, Professor Mohammed Isah, who disclosed this yesterday ... Read More »

Nigeria Army to Court -martial 70 Soldiers for Cowardice,Desertion

Nigeria Army to Court -martial 70 Soldiers for Cowardice,Desertion

The Nigeria Army on Thursday inaugurated a General Court Martial to prosecute 70 erring personnel found defaulting in the counter insurgency operation in the North East. Abdul Khalifa, the Acting General Officer Commanding (GOC) 7 Division, said the court was inaugurated in accordance with Section 131(2) (d) of the Armed Forces Act, CAP A20 LFN 2004. Mr Khalifa, a brigadier ... Read More »

Nigeria Demands $62 Billion From Oil Majors for Past Profits

Nigeria Demands $62 Billion From Oil Majors for Past Profits

By: Dulue Mbachu and Elisha Bala-Gbogbo *Government demand based on October 2018 Supreme Court decision *State says oil companies failed to comply with 1993 law Nigeria is seeking to recover as much as $62 billion from international oil companies, using a 2018 Supreme Court ruling the state says enables it to increase its share of income from production-sharing contracts. The proposal comes as President ... Read More »

AGF, EFCC disagree over asset recovery

AGF, EFCC disagree over asset recovery

THERE is no plan to reduce the asset recovery powers of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN) has said. He said the anti-graft agencies would retain their powers to seize assets from corrupt suspects. Malami made the clarifications in a statement through his Special Assistant on Media and ... Read More »

Buhari Leaves Deputy Looking Weak Amid Nigeria Succession Talk

Buhari Leaves Deputy Looking Weak Amid Nigeria Succession Talk

By:   William Clowes President chose not to hand power to deputy while abroad Attention turning to succession politics before 2023 election The relationship between Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is in the spotlight after the head of state embarked on a private overseas trip without handing over temporary authority to his deputy. While Buhari, 76, ... Read More »

Ganduje orders closure of private rehabilitation centres

Ganduje orders closure of private rehabilitation centres

Kano Governor Abdullahi Ganduje has directed immediate closure of all reformatory centres in the state. Besides, the government issued three -day ultimatum to parents of inmates across the centres to withdraw their children. Chairman, technical committee on remodeling Almajiri education system in Kano, Dr. Mohammad Tahar Adamu , told reporters the Governor’s directive followed the interim report on its findings. ... Read More »

Okorocha dedicates Appeal Court victory to opponents, Imo people

Okorocha dedicates Appeal Court victory to opponents, Imo people

A former Governor of Imo State and Senator representing Imo West Senatorial District, Owelle Rochas Okorocha has said that his victory at the Appeal Court is for his two brothers, Hon Jones Onyeriri and Senator Osita Izunaso -candidates of PDP and APGA respectively, in the Imo West Senatorial District election, who had challenged his election victory up to the Appeal ... Read More »

My Motion on Kagara Dam is for all Nigerians – Senator Sani Muhammed

My Motion on Kagara Dam is for all Nigerians – Senator Sani Muhammed

By Haruna Salami Senator Sani Muhammed Musa, representing Niger east in the Red chamber of the National Assembly has explained that his motion calling for the completion of Kagara Dam in his state was targeted at all other similar abandoned projects scattered all over Nigeria. Senator Musa made the clarification in an interview with journalists at the National Assembly, Abuja ... Read More »

Appeal Court upholds Okorocha’s election

Appeal Court upholds Okorocha’s election

The Appeal Court sitting in Owerri on Thursday upheld the electoral victory of Senator Rochas Okorocha, of Imo West senatorial district. Reading the judgement, chairman of the panel, R.A Ada, said that the appeals filed by Senator Osita Izunaso of the All Progressives Grand Alliance and Jones Onyereri of the Peoples Democratic Party against Okorocha lacked merit. The jurist contended ... Read More »

Maina arrives court in wheelchair for bail application

Maina arrives court in wheelchair for bail application

Abdulrasheed Maina, Chairman, Pension Reform Task Team, was, on Thursday, wheeled into Court 6, Federal High Court, Abuja, where his bail application is expected to be taken. Maina, who was dressed in a light green colour caftan, was in a wheelchair. The former chairman of PRTM was looking pensive and sickly. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Maina had ... Read More »

NEITI: $42b lost to oil, products theft

NEITI: $42b lost to oil, products theft

The Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) on Wednesday said crude oil and refined product worth $41.9 billion were stolen from the country in the last 10 years. Its policy brief titled:  Stemming the Increasing Cost of Oil Theft to Nigeria issued in Abuja urged the government to embrace oil finger printing technology, comprehensive metering infrastructure of all facilities, and ... Read More »

NIGER DELTA GOVERNORS ASKED FOR FORENSIC AUDIT OF NDDC-WIKE

NIGER DELTA GOVERNORS ASKED FOR FORENSIC AUDIT OF NDDC-WIKE

Rivers State Governor,  Nyesom Wike has labeled the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) as a failed organisation.“Those who fought for the establishment of NDDC will weep that the Commission has deviated from its mandate.   NDDC has collapsed.” Governor Wike revealed that it was Niger Delta Governors that demanded for the forensic audit of the NDDC currently been done by the ... Read More »

Why we’re not happy with Buhari’s Govt in Rivers-Wike

Why we’re not happy with Buhari’s Govt in Rivers-Wike

Governor  Nyesom Wike  said Rivers people are unhappy with the ‘high level of marginalisation’ they have been subjected to by the Federal Government under the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration. The Governor, who spoke during a courtesy visit by the Ministers of Education and Women Affairs at the Government House, Port Harcourt on Wednesday said with the conclusion of elections, Rivers ... Read More »

Court rejects request to transfer Maina’s son from police custody

Court rejects request to transfer Maina’s son from police custody

A Federal High Court in Abuja has rejected the request by Faisal, the son of the former Chairman of Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, to be moved from his current detention facility of in custody of the Special Tactical Squad of the Nigerian Police Force. Faisal was arraigned on October 25, 2019 on a three-count charge, bordering on money ... Read More »

Wike endorses NDDC’s interim management committee

Wike endorses NDDC’s interim management committee

Rivers Governor, Chief Nyeson Wike, has endorsed the newly inaugurated Interim Management Committee of the Niger Delta Development Commission, (NDDC). Wike spoke at the Government House, Port Harcourt during a courtesy visit by members of NDDC’s new management, led by the Acting Managing Director, Dr. Joi Nunieh. The NDDC chief was accompanied by the Acting Executive Director, Finance and Administration, ... Read More »

Stop calling me ‘Your Excellency’, says Gov Sanwo-Olu

Stop calling me ‘Your Excellency’, says Gov Sanwo-Olu

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has dropped the title of ‘his excellency’ preferring to be addressed simply as Mr. Governor. In a statement he personally signed on Wednesday evening, the governor said the new title will constantly remind him that he has been chosen out of so many “fellow compatriots to lead a collective salvage of our political economy.” ... Read More »