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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

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,

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

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

Breaking: Eight killed, 20 injured as suicide bombers attacks Maiduguri

Multiple suicide bomb blasts rocked a camp for migrants who have fled Boko Haram insurgents near Maiduguri, Borno State early Wednesday. Officials of the National Emergency Management Agency said the attacks claimed eight lives and left at least 20 people injured. The Northeast information officer of the Agency, AbdulKadir Ibrahim, in a statement said the

Punish el-Rufai for firing missile at Buhari, Shehu Sani tells APC

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, says the All Progressives Congress (APC) should punish Nasir el-Rufai, Kaduna governor, for leaking a letter he wrote to President Muhammadu Buhari. In the letter which criticised the Buhari administration, el-Rufai alleged that some of the people around the president lack experience. El-Rufai said Buhari was losing the vision

El-Rufai’s memo shocks Buhari, APC

Both the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and President Muhammadu Buhari remain in shock and are yet to find the appropriate words to reply Kaduna State governor, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, whose letter criticizing the President and the party for poor handling of issues of governance was leaked to the media on Thursday and has been

NNPC Moves to Recover N11bn Missing Petrol from Capital Oil

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) on Friday announced measures to achieve full recovery of over 130 million litres of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), also known as petrol, stored in the facilities of two indigenous downstream operators, MRS Limited and Capital Oil & Gas Limited, under a throughput arrangement to ensure a robust strategic reserve.

Nigerians in S’Africa to get ‘early warning’ of potential xenophobic attacks

In response to the recent wave of xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa, an Early Warning Unit is set to be constituted. The Early Warning Unit, which will comprise of Nigerian and South African representatives, will meet quarterly to share information regarding the interests of both communities. Geoffrey Onyeama, minister of foreign affairs, announced

SPECIAL REPORT: Leprosy patients, care givers tremble as key donor pulls out of Nigeria

THE LEPER’S TALE Mustapha Abdullahi, a resident of Egabi in Kaduna State, has been battling leprosy for over eight years. The 42-year-old, down with hives on his skin and severe deformity on both limbs, is a patient at the National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Centre (NTBLC), Saye, in Zaria, Kaduna State. The centre is the major

EXCLUSIVE: What Magu told Buhari on SSS allegations

In response to the query President Muhammadu Buhari ordered, the embattled acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, questioned the sincerity and motive of the State Security Service, SSS, which accused him of integrity deficiency and professional misconduct, official correspondence reviewed by PREMIUM TIMES showed. The SSS’ allegations blocked Mr. Magu’s

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