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Buhari sends 28 REC nominees to senate for confirmation

Buhari sends 28 REC nominees to senate for confirmation

President Muhammadu Buhari has sent the names of 28 nominees for confirmation as resident electoral commissioners (RECs) of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The request was contained in ‎letter dated February 27 which was read by Bukola Saraki, senate president, in plenary on Thursday. The letter was sent to the upper legislative chamber by

Nigerians, the National Assembly and Sovereignty

By Nnamdi Okosieme In his first inaugural address to the American people on March 4, 1861, President Abraham Lincoln said inter alia: “This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or their revolutionary

The enemies of your govt are within, APC Senator tells Buhari

Isa Misau, an All Progressives Congress (APC) senator from Bauchi state, says the enemies of President Muhammadu Buhari are within the presidency. Misau said this on Wednesday, while contributing to the debate on the refusal of Hameed Ali, comptroller-general of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS), to appear before upper legislative chamber in uniform. Abubakar Malami,

Three more roundabouts in Lekki to be removed by Lagos Govt

Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode on Wednesday assured that his administration will complete the ongoing construction of Ajah Flyover by the end of May 2017, just as he revealed the plans of government to remove three more roundabouts in Lekki-Ajah corridor to ease vehicular movement. Governor Ambode, who spoke at Lagos House in Ikeja

BREAKING: Shots fired outside UK parliament, two people hit

There have been reports of shots fired outside the UK Parliament. A report by Reuters indicates that two people have been shot and Parliament is on lockdown. A Reuters photographer reports that at least a dozen people are injured on Westminster Bridge near Parliament. They may have been hit by a car. A report says

DasukiGate: Judge berates EFCC over ‘media trial’ of Nicholas Ashinze

The Federal High Court Abuja on Tuesday suspended the ongoing trial of Nicholas Ashinze until the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, puts its house in order. Mr. Ashinze was an aide to former National Security Adviser, NSA, Sambo Dasuki. At the resumed trial, counsel to Mr. Ashinze, Ernest Nwoye, protested a press statement issued

Lawyer indicted for fraud in the UK nominated as judge of Nigeria’s Court of Appeal

On February 22, the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, published the names of 12 lawyers it said had been shortlisted for appointment as Court of Appeal judges after an intensive two-day screening exercise that involved 187 lawyers. In a statement announcing the shortlist, the NBA explained that the exercise was in response to the call by

Senate asks customs CG, Hameed Ali to resign

The senate has called for the resignation of Hameed Ali, comptroller-general of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS). The resolutions of the upper legislative chamber was sequel to prayers moved by Enyinnaya Abaribe, senator representing Abia south. The senate also declared Ali unfit to hold public office and condemned a letter written by Abubakar Malami, attorney-general

Senator Jajere heads 9-member fund raising committee for APC North-East Zone

Ahead of the North East Zonal Congress of the All Progressives Congress (APC), the Party’s National Secretary, Hon. Mai Mala Buni on Tuesday evening at the APC National Secretariat in Abuja, inaugurated a high-level nine-member fund raising Committee for the North-East zone of the Party. The fund raising Committee will be chaired by Sen. Alkali

OTODO GBAME: Lagos Govt willing to explore channels for amicable resolution

The Lagos State Government on Wednesday said it would not fold its arms and watch the continuous breach of Environmental and Urban Planning laws of the State, which could pose serious danger to public health and safety of residents. State’s Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Steve Ayorinde, in a statement, also said the Government

China Seeks APC Support in Nigeria’s ‘Full Execution’ of One China policy

The Peoples Republic of China Ambassador to Nigeria, H.E. Zhou Pingjian has met with the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, requesting the Party’s support in ensuring Nigeria’s ‘full execution’ of the One China policy between both countries. Pingjian was accompanied by the Chinese Deputy Ambassador, Jing Lin and Political

Dickson meets Makarfi, presents reconcilliation committee report

Hopes of an end to the crisis in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) increased on Wednesday as Governor of Bayelsa State and Chairman of the party’s National Reconciliation Committee, Henry Seriake Dickson, met with Senator Ahmed Makarfi-National Caretaker Committee leadership in Abuja. Dickson who arrived the temporary party secretariat of the Markafi group, was accompanied

Sokoto releases N212m for payment of foreign scholarship

Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has approved the sum of N212,916,700 for immediate payment of entitlements of Sokoto State students studying in Uganda, Sudan and Niger Republic. Similarly, the Governor has appointed a committee to verify and settle all issues related to payment of scholarship to Sokoto students in various institutions of higher learning across Nigeria.

Anti Amnesty International Protest enters day 3 in Abuja

Pressure from protesters insisting that amnesty international must leave Nigeria seems not to be abating as for the third consecutive day, th protesters have besieged the international human rights organization’s Abuja office. The relentless protesters on Wednesday again stormed the organisation’s office, condemning the recent report by amnesty international where it alleged human rights abuse

Sacked Edo State pastor plants bomb in Church

The Edo State Police Command on Tuesday arrested a 57-year-old pastor, Abel Eku, for allegedly attempting to blow up the headquarters of the Christ Chosen Church of God in Benin with explosive devices. Eku was said to have planted the explosives inside the church auditorium on January 22, 2017, prior to the commencement of its

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