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Probe Fayose over Buhari’s health status comment – Faparusi

Probe Fayose over Buhari’s health status comment – Faparusi

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress in Ekiti and governorship aspirant, Bamidele Faparusi, on Wednesday called on the Department of State Services to investigate Governor Ayodele Fayose for treason over his claim that President Muhammadu Buhari was on life support. The call came days after a picture confirming the visit of some governors and

ANALYSIS: The 33 major amendments the Senate considered for Nigerian Constitution

The Nigerian Senate voted to amend some key elements of the country’s Constitution Wednesday, amidst growing complaints by some citizens that the document has become increasingly unworkable. The chamber voted on financial autonomy to local government areas, independent candidacy, restriction of executive offices to one term, affirmative action for women, amongst others. Interestingly, the area

Sokoto kingmaker quizzed as Sultan Abubakar Sa’ad is named in N500million suspicious transaction

Crack detectives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Tuesday and Wednesday interrogated Kabir Tafida, the Sarkin Fada of Sokoto, who also acts as the chief of staff to Sultan Abubakar Sa’ad, Premium Times has reported. Mr. Tafida was questioned over a suspicious transfer of N500 million into his account from the Sokoto State

Ebony gov: Buhari is not treating ‘mere’ malaria… we don’t know when he’ll return

Dave Umahi, governor of Ebonyi state, says he is not sure of when President Muhammadu Buhari will return to the country because he is not treating “mere malaria”. Umahi is one of the seven governors, from the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who visited Buhari in London on Wednesday. Speaking with

Senate approves independent candidacy, restricts tenures of govs, president

The senate has approved a provision in the constitution alteration bill which gives room for candidates to participate in elections without being members of political parties. Eighty-two senators voted in favour of this, while five rejected it. The upper legislative chamber also restricted someone who has been sworn in as president or governor to complete

LIVE UPDATES: Nigerian Senate votes on major constitutional amendments

lawmakers ‘pocketed’ N8 Billion in failed constitution amendment The Senate is currently voting on 33 major amendments to the Nigerian constitution. About 95 senators are present for the Wednesday’s session. PREMIUM TIMES brings you live updates of the current voting by the Senate. The Senate voted to abrogate state-LG joint accounts, and guarantee existence of