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Why House is investigating Special Presidential Panel- Dogara

Why House is investigating Special Presidential Panel- Dogara

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Yakubu Dogara, has explained that the House is investigating the Special Presidential Investigation Panel to ascertain where it got the powers to investigate public officers as it is not listed among the agencies listed to discharge that function in the constitution. Hon Dogara said while speaking at a

Dino Melaye regains freedom

Senator Dino Melaye has been released. The senator representing Kogi West was arrested and detained at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport on Monday, on his way out of the country. The information concerning his release was contained in a tweet by Senator Shehu Sani. Dino is back home. — Senator Shehu Sani (@ShehuSani) April 23,

Fayose: Obasanjo’s third force is ‘no force’ — we know the major political parties

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti, has described the third force movement proposed by former president Olusegun Obasanjo as “no force”. The former president had called for a coalition that would wrestle power from the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2019. In an interview on the Osasu Show with Osasu

Mace theft: Senate orders security officials to block Omo-Agege from chamber

The Senate has directed security agencies to prevent the suspended Senator Ovie Omo-Agege from further gaining entrance into its chamber, Saturday PUNCH learnt on Friday. Omo-Agege, who was last week suspended by the Senate for dragging the upper legislative chamber to court on the amendment to the Electoral Act 2010, had attended plenary on Wednesday.

Okonjo-Iweala chairs Commonwealth session attended by world leaders — including three African presidents

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, former coordinating minister of the economy, chaired a session of the Commonwealth Business Forum attended by many world leaders. Some of the presidents at the session tagged ‘Is the Africa growth story still alive?’ were Paul Kagame of Rwanda; Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa; and Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya. On Friday, she took

Trump berates OPEC for ‘artificially’ high oil prices — and Barkindo responds

US President Donald Trump has accused the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) of “keeping oil prices artificially very high.” In tweet, Trump said the cartel’s pricing cycle “will not be accepted” as there is no scarcity of oil supply to warrant such “high prices.” Looks like OPEC is at it again. With record amounts

Minister Adeosun, Saraki, Dogara, Accountant General in N10 billion fraud scandal

Nigerian taxpayers need to know this. Their representatives at the National Assembly, led by Senate President Bukola Saraki and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, have just illegally received and shared a hefty N10billion from the national treasury. The money is not part of the obscene N125billion appropriated for the federal legislature in

Police return stolen mace to senate

The mace of the upper legislative chamber which was stolen by suspected thugs on Wednesday has been returned. Uche Anichukwu, spokesman of deputy senate president Ike Ekweremadu, made this known in a statement on Thursday. Joshak Habila, deputy inspector general of police (DIG), operation, returned the mace to the national assembly at about 11:35am. It

Police: Stolen mace recovered under flyover bridge

The Nigerian police have announced the recovery of the senate’s stolen mace at a flyover before the Abuja city gate. Aremu Adeniran, deputy force public relations officer force headquarters, said a “patriotic passerby” saw the mace and alerted the police. Ovie Omo-Agege, suspended Delta senator, allegedly led unidentified persons to the upper legislative chamber to