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Ortom’s aide asks Nigerians to reject what Buhari is ‘using EFCC for’ in Benue

Ortom’s aide asks Nigerians to reject what Buhari is ‘using EFCC for’ in Benue

Terver Akase, chief press secretary to Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue state, has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of using the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to witch-hunt Benue government. Speaking with TheCable on the closure of three bank accounts belonging to the state government, Akase alleged that the current administration has turned the EFCC

Six Kano APC lawmakers defect to PDP

Six ‘Kwankwassiyya’ members of the Kano State House of Assembly have defected from the All Progressives Congress to People’s Democratic Party. The legislators, who are loyal to former Governor Rabi’u Kwankwaso announced their defection in a letter they sent to the House. In the letter read by the Speaker, Alhaji Kabiru Rurum, the six lawmakers

BREAKING: Osinbajo meets DSS’ most senior director, Seiyefa, Magu

The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, on Tuesday met behind closed doors with the most senior Director in the Department of State Services, Matthew Seiyefa. The meeting was held inside Osinbajo’s office at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Osinbajo had while terminating the appointment of Lawal Daura as the Director-General of the DSS, asked him to hand

PDP receives Sen. Hunkuyi, other defectors in Kaduna

The Kaduna State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday received Sen. Suleiman Hunkuyi and his supporters in Kaduna. Hunkuyi, who represents Kaduna North in the Senate, was among the 13 APC senators who recently defected to the PDP and other political parties. Hunkuyi was received by the State Chairman of the PDP,

Defections: APC, PDP shift supremacy battle to Senate chamber

Senators of the ruling All Progressives Congress and their counterparts in the opposition Peoples Democratic Party have vowed to resume hostilities over which party controls the majority in the upper chamber when the Senate resumes plenary on September 25. Controversy surrounded the defection of 14 senators from the APC to the PDP as well as

SEC Holds Second CMC Meeting 2018

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has announced that the Second Capital Market Committee (CMC) meeting in 2018 has been scheduled to hold from Thursday August 9th to Friday August 10th 2018 at the Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos. While the key stakeholders in the capital market will meet on August 9th, members of

2019: You have my blessing, Babangida assures Makarfi ahead of PDP presidential primary

Ibrahim Babangida, former military head of state, has given Ahmed Makarfi his blessings to contest the 2019 presidential election. Makarfi, a former caretaker chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), is hoping to clinch his party’s presidential ticket. According to Babangida, Nigeria needs a new narrative and noted that Makarfi’s plans for the country have

Ebonyi senator, ex-minister, 13 others dump PDP for APC

The senator representing Ebonyi South Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Sonni Ogbuoji, and an ex-Minister of State for Power and Steel, Goddy Ogbaga and 13 others on Saturday defected from the Peoples Democratic Party to the All Progressives Congress. The defectors announced their defection during a rally organised by the state chapter of the

Ezekwesili: Buhari enjoys the trappings of being president — not the hard work that comes with it

Oby Ezekwesili, a former minister of education, says President Muhammadu Buhari enjoys the trapping of being president but shies away from the hard work that comes with the job. Reacting to Buhari’s scheduled holiday trip to London in a series of tweets, Ezekwesili said the president has not worked hard enough to earn a holiday.

Okorocha: We have 22 states, 53 senators — no more defection from APC

Rochas Okorocha, chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC) Governors’ Forum, says no governor will defect from the party again. The governor gave the assurance at the end of a closed-door meeting between President Muhammadu Buhari and APC governors at the presidential villa on Wednesday. Okorocha, who briefed state house correspondents on the outcome of the