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ARG: Yoruba Do Not Need Consultative Meeting with Osinbajo


The Afenifere Renewal Group (ARG) wednesday rejected a request by its sister organisation, Afenifere, that acting President Yemi Osinbajo,  should include the Yoruba nation in series of consultation he had with leaders from the North and South-east geo-political zone. Convening a consultative meeting with the Yoruba, the ARG, a pan-Yoruba organisation, demanded that the acting president should set in motion the process that would lead ... Read More »

Osinbajo To Governors: Ensure Safety Of All Nigerians In Your State


Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday urged State governors to take necessary steps to ensure safety of all Nigerians living in their states. He made the call during consultative meeting with the 36 state governors, at old Banquet Hall of the State House, Abuja. The meeting followed the consultative meetings with leaders of thoughts and traditional rulers from the North and South East over increasing ethnic tension ... Read More »

N’Assembly Prepares to Take on Executive in Court over Power of Appropriation

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There are indications that the National Assembly is ready to tackle the executive arm of government at the Supreme Court over the powers of appropriation, which has been called into question with the passage of the 2017 budget. This followed feelers that the executive was fashioning out modalities to approach the Supreme Court and challenge what the lawmakers have said is the power to tinker ... Read More »

Senate Plans Bill To Check High House Rents


The Senate is working on a bill that will check the incessant increase in house rents in Abuja and other parts of Nigeria, the Senate Committee Chairman on Federal Capital Territory, Senator Dino Melaye, has said. He stated that the ‘Rent Edit’ bill would protect tenants and landlords even as he promised that lawmakers would ensure the passage of the bill before the end of ... Read More »

Stop Pasting 2019 Posters For Me – Niger Gov

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AHEAD of the 2019 general elections, the Niger State Governor, Abubakar Bello, has warned those pasting his posters in some parts of the state to desist from doing so. He said such act contravened the people-oriented nature of his government.  The state Commissioner for Information, Mr. Jonathan Vatsa, in a statement in Minna on Wednesday, said the governor and the entire government of the state ... Read More »

MASSOB Flays S’East Govs For Wearing ‘Hausa/Fulani Attire’


The Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra, on Wednesday berated governors of the South-East states for putting on “Hausa/Fulani traditional attire” at public functions. MASSOB leader,  Uchenna Madu, who conveyed the group’s reaction in a statement made available to our correspondent, specifically chided the governors of Ebonyi and Enugu states, Dave Umahi and Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, respectively, for putting on Hausa/Fulani attire ... Read More »

Again, Osinbajo Warns FG Won’t Condone Threat to Citizens’ Live


With no end in sight to the hate and divisive statements passing back and forth between some youths in Northern Nigerian and their counterparts in the South-east, acting President Yemi Osinbajo Tuesday for the umpteenth time warned that the federal government would deploy the necessary security apparatus to punish anyone who threatens the peace of Nigeria’s territorial integrity and the life of any Nigerian. Osinbajo ... Read More »

FG Appeals CCT Acquittal Of Saraki


The Federal Government has appealed the Court of Conduct Tribunal ruling that acquitted the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, of charges of corruption and false declaration of assets. The CCT Chairman, Danladi Umar, had on June 14 upheld the no-case submission which Saraki filed after the prosecution closed its case, clearing him of the 13 counts of corruption levelled against him. On Tuesday, the FG, however, filed eleven grounds ... Read More »

$3m Bribery Scandal: ICPC Gets Nod To Re-Arraign Farouk Lawan, July 5


An Abuja High Court sitting at Jabi, yesterday, fixed July 5 for the Federal Government to re-arraign former Chairman of then House of Representatives Ad-hoc Committee on Fuel Subsidy Probe, Mr. Farouk Lawal, on an amended three-count bribery charge. Lawal will be docked before trial Justice Yusuf Halilu, over allegations that he received bribe from Chairman of Zenon Petroleum and Gas Ltd, Femi Otedola, as ... Read More »

Number Of Registered Voters Hits 71m, Says INEC


The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Tuesday said the country’s voting population had risen to 71,40,000. Chairman of INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, who gave the update on the ongoing nationwide Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) exercise while receiving the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Norway, Mr. Kjemprud, in his office, also said there are 103 pending applications for political party registration. He stated that the commission was ... Read More »

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