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Atiku: If elected president, I’ll serve one term

Atiku: If elected president, I’ll serve one term

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar says if elected president, he will sign an undertaking to serve for just a term. Abubakar said this in an interview with THISDAY. The former vice-president said his case would not be like President Muhammadu Buhari who allegedly reneged on his promise to serve for one term. “If I am elected

Falana asks Seiyefa to release Dasuki, Zakzaky, says Daura was power drunk

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, has asked Mathew Seiyefa, acting director-general of the Department of State Service (DSS), to release Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser (NSA), Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) and Jones Abiri, a journalist based in Yenagoa, state. In a letter to Seiyefa, the lawyer asked the

Buhari, APC responsible for Nigeria’s vote buying phenomenon – Frank

Former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, has accused President Muhammadu Buhari and the leadership of the ruling APC of corrupting the nation’s electoral process through their devious love for massive vote buying. Frank, in a statement in Abuja, said the Senate and House of Representatives bye-elections held

‘One million Oshiomholes cannot remove me from office’ — Saraki dares APC

Senate President Bukola Saraki has fired some shots at Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC). This comes one day after he vowed not to descend into the gutter with the ruling party. Saraki had resisted hitting back at the APC which described him as a failure who swims in controversy. But

FG planning to imprison us, say Saraki, Ekweremadu

Senate President Bukola Saraki and Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president, have raised the alarm over the alleged plan of the federal government to incarcerate them. In a statement on Friday, Yusuph Olaniyonu and Uche Anichukwu, their media aides, the legislators said this is part of the plot to remove them from office. The All Progressives Congress

You can’t remove Saraki, Ekweremadu – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Friday said the All Progressives Congress (APC) lacked the legislative number and constitutional facilities to remove Senate President, Bukola Saraki and his Deputy, Ike Ekweremadu. In a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan in Abuja, the party advised the Presidency and the APC to “accept the

BREAKING: Gunmen kill nine people in Benue

Gunmen have killed at least nine people in Tse Ujoh, a community in Ikyurav-Tiev in Katsina Alla local government area of Benue state. Moses Yamu, spokesman of the state police command, confirmed the incident, saying it happened on Friday morning. Yamu said security personnel had been deployed in the area to bring the situation under control.

Wike asks Osinbajo to sack EFCC chairman

Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, has asked Acting President Yemi Osinbajo to sack the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, over the freezing of bank accounts of Benue and Akwa Ibom state governments. The two state governments raised alarm three days ago about the EFCC freezing their bank

Itse Sagay under fire for backing Adeosun on certificate forgery

Nigerians have criticised Itse Sagay, a constitutional lawyer, professor and senior anti-corruption adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari, for saying finance minister Kemi Adeosun should remain in office even if guilty of forgery, but demanding the immediate resignation of Senate President Bukola Saraki on “moral grounds”. The Nation newspaper quoted Mr Sagay as insisting on Thursday

EFCC releases Ita Ekpeyong, ex-SSS DG

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has released Ita Ekpeyong, the former director-general of the State Security Service (SSS). Mr Ekpeyong was arrested on Thursday afternoon following a raid of his Abuja home by anti-graft detectives. He was moved to the EFCC headquarters in Abuja for questioning, multiple sources said. He was subsequently released

BREAKING: 589,000 Kwankwanso supporting APC members announce withdrawal from party in Edo

The gale of defection hitting the All Progressives Congress APC), across the country, has finally hit the home State (Edo) of the party’s National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, with over 589,000 members of the party announcing the withdrawal of their membership from the party. The defectors who are members of the Kwankwansiyya movement within the Reformed

Saraki unfit for Senate Presidency-APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Thursday described Senate President, Dr.  Bukola Saraki as lacking the character required to occupy the position of President of Nigeria’s Senate. The party in a statement signed by  Yekini Nabena, its Acting National Publicity Secretary, said Saraki was a serial betrayer and “a dismal failure and has been involved in one

BREAKING: EFCC raids residence of Ekpeyong, ex-DSS DG

Officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) are currently at the Abuja residence of Ita Ekpeyong, former director-general of the Department of State Services (DSS). Ekpeyong confirmed this to TheCable on Thursday afternoon. “They (EFCC officials) are here. No problem,” he told TheCable via telephone. TheCable gathered that officials of the anti-graft agency

BREAKING: Saraki hosts chairmen of ’45 political parties’

Senate President Bukola Saraki is currently in a meeting with chairmen of “45 political parties”. The nation’s number three citizen disclosed this in a tweet on Thursday. LIVE VIDEO: I am now meeting with the National Chairmen of 45 political parties at my office in the Senate. — Bukola Saraki (@bukolasaraki) August 9, 2018 The purpose