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Abubakar Momoh, renowned professor and civil society leader, is dead

Abubakar Momoh, renowned professor and civil society leader, is dead

Abubakar Momoh, prominent Nigerian civil society leader and director general of the Independent National Electoral Commission’s Electoral Institute, has died, Preium Times has reported. Mr. Momoh, a professor, who sat on the board of several nongovernmental organisations, died early Monday, his associates said. His associate and lawyer, Abdul Mahmoud, confirmed to news. “It’s true, I

Invest in people, Dogara charges leaders

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara, has implored political leaders at all levels to invest in the people rather than politics. Dogara, who spoke at the Government House, Owerri, during his visit to Governor Rochas Okorocha, said that mentoring people and investing in them were the surest ways of improving

Be patient but improve on your choice of leaders in the next election, Atiku to Nigerians

Atiku Abubakar, former vice-president, has urged Nigerians to exercise patience with those in government until they complete their tenures. In a statement to mark Democracy day, Abubakar said a democratic system imbues the people with political wisdom to improve on their mode of selection of leaders with each election that takes place. He also appealed

Ecological Fund: El-Rufai lied, says Fmr. President Jonathan

Former Nigerian President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, has described Kaduna State Governor, Malam El-Rufai as a notorious and pathological liar adept at manipulating facts and standing the truth on its head. The former President’s comments came in the wake of claims by the Kaduna State Governor that the Federal Government under him played politics with the

RIVERS AT 50: Proposed award not meant to validate Amaechi’s looting of Rivers treasury-Rivers Government

The Rivers State government says it is pleased with the rejection of a proposed State award by a former governor of the State, and current Minister for Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi. Dr Austin Tam-George, Rivers State Commissioner for Information and Communication who disclosed this in a statement, said that given Amaechi’s “sanctimonious statement of rejection”

Malabu Scandal: Adoke sues Malami, blames “Jonathan’s directives”

The immediate past attorney-general of the federation, Mohammed Adoke, who is facing corruption charges, has asked a Federal High Court in Abuja to declare his prosecution by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, illegal. In the suit asking the court to determine the constitutionality of a serving minister exercising executive power through a presidential

Marginalisation of Igbo: You are a compound fool, village idiot for backing Buhari, Fani Kayode tells Ngige

Femi Fani-Kayode, Former Minister of Aviation and Director General, Goodluck Jonathan Campaign Organisation, has described Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Productivity in the Muhammadu Buhari administration, as a village idiot and unrepentant slave who has sold his soul to the devil. Fani-Kayode, who fired the broadside at the minister in a series of tweets,

House begins probe of sale of National Defence College Quarters, status of undeveloped plots in FCT

The House of Representatives has commenced investigation into the sale of Defence College quartets, Apo, and the status of undeveloped allotted plots in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. Declaring open, a Public Hearing organized by the House Committee on FCT to consider the two House resolutions alongside four Bills referred to it, the Speaker, Hon.

Why We Are Upgrading NIPOST -Dogara

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Yakubu Dogara, has expressed confidence that efforts by the National Assembly to reposition the Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) to boost its revenue generation by upgrading its operations to latest standards will yield desired results. He said the postal service will benefit greatly from latest technological innovations which