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Reps condemn xenophobic attacks in South Africa

Reps condemn xenophobic attacks in South Africa

Nigeria’s House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a resolution condemning the xenophobic attacks against Nigerians in South Africa. The lawmakers also urged the President Muhammadu Buhari administration to recall the country’s ambassador to South Africa ahead of a major anti-Nigerians rally planned for Friday. The resolution followed a motion by Rita Orji, a PDP member

Osinbajo seeks reps approval to borrow $500m for 2016 budget

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has asked the house of representatives for approval to borrow $500 million out of the $1 billion Eurobond from the International Capital Market (ICM). Osinbajo said the $500 million would be used to fund the 2016 budget deficit. In a letter addressed to Yakubu Dogara, the speaker, and read on the

Obanikoro files N100m suit against EFCC

Musiliu Obanikoro, a former minister of state for defence, has sued the EFCC for the seizure of his property. He filed the suit on Wednesday at the federal high court in Lagos. Obanikoro and his family are suing the commission, seeking court’s declaration that the forceful seizure of their personal effects constitutes a gross violation

Nigerian military accuses Amnesty International of fabricating report of extrajudicial killings, torture

The Nigerian military has accused human rights organisation, Amnesty International (AI), of fabricating its latest report about extrajudicial killings and torture of 240 people in the country’s north-east and 177 pro-Biafran agitators. In a statement signed by acting director defence information, Rabe Abubakar, a brigadier general, the military described the report as a continuation of

Many Biafra protesters are still in detention-Amnesty International

Amnesty International has accused security agencies of holding many pro-Biafra protesters incommunicado. In a report released on Wednesday, the human rights body said at least 150 protesters have been killed by security operatives in the south-eastern part of the country. In November, the organisation put the casualty figure of those allegedly killed by the military

Osinbajo vetoes four bills passed by National Assembly

Nigeria’s Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, has vetoed four bills passed by the National Assembly and transmitted to the President for assent. The bills are Dangerous Drug Amendment Bill 2016; National Lottery Bill 2016; Currency Conversion Freezing Order Amendment Bill 2016; and Agricultural Guaranteed Credit Scheme Bill 2016. Senate President Bukola Saraki disclosed the development at

Buhari’s lawyer: Why I gave Justice Ademola N500,000

Kola Awodein, a lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) has responded to the statement of Babatunde Adepoju, a Department of State Services (DSS) operative testing in the corruption trial of Justice Niyi Ademola, that he (Awodeyin) handed a bribe of N500,000 to Justice Ademola from President Muhammadu Buhari when the judge presided over President

We have no hand in PDP crisis-APC

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has stated that it had nothing to do with the crisis engulfing the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The party made this known in a statement on Tuesday signed by Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, its National Publicity secretary. The APC said in the statement: “The attention of the All Progressives Congress

BREAKING: Buhari gave ‘corrupt’ Nigerian judge N500,000 during certificate controversy, witness tells court

A witness in the corruption trial of Justice Adeniyi Ademola has alleged that President Muhammadu Buhari gave the embattled judge N500,000 while his certificate controversy was pending before Mr. Ademola, Premium Times has reported. Some persons had filed a suit challenging Mr. Buhari’s candidacy prior to the 2015 elections, alleging the president had no secondary

I need a break from governance – Buhari

Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, on Tuesday, said the medical tests of Presidential Muhammadu Buhari showed he needed more time to rest. Buhari, who has been on vacation in the United Kingdom since January 19, was scheduled to return to the country on February 6. But a day before the scheduled time, Adesina announced that the

PDP: Ekweremadu rues manipulation, decline of Nigeria’s democracy

The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has rued what he described as the manipulation of vital institutions of democracy and radical decline of democratic freedoms in Nigeria. He also said that the solidarity of all key organs and bodies of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) towards the Senator Ahmed Makarfi-led PDP National

Army Commander, Police Commisioner relocate to Southern Kaduna

The Kaduna State Government on Monday announced that the Garrison Commander of the 1 Division of the Nigerian Army and the state’s Commissioner of Police have relocated to the southern part of the state. This is to enable Brigadier-General Ismaila Isa and CP Agyole Abeh coordinate a determined response to renewed attacks by armed bandits

Journalist threatened with arrest for ‘demanding to interview Buhari’ in London

Some security staff at the Abuja House, London, on Sunday called the police to arrest Tunde Oyedoyin, London correspondent of Guardian, who visited the place and demanded to see President Muhammadu Buhari and possibly interview him,The Cable has reported. Abuja House has been Buhari’s residence since he began his UK vacation. According to the correspondent,

BREAKING: Police seal ICC, venue of PDP Stakeholders meeting

The Police have sealed the International Conference Centre, ICC, Abuja, venue of the PDP Stakeholders meeting summoned by Senator Makarfi led Caretaker Committee. The meeting was called to fashion a response to the ruling on Friday by an Appeal Court based in Portharcourt, Rivers State, which declared Alhaji Ali Modu-Sheriff the authentic chairman of the

Buhari must convince Nigerians with performance, accept criticisms – APC BOT member

A member of Board of Trustee (BoT) of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Barrister Ismaila Ahmed, said Nigerians should hold the President and his party keadership responsible for all the promises made during the 2015 Presidential election campaign. Speaking during an interactive session with Nigeria students and youths organized by the Citizen Support for Good

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