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2018 Election Sequence: Senate Probes $50,000 Bribery Allegation

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ABUJA— THE Senate, yesterday, frowned on reports that senators have been given  $50,000 bribe to stop plans to override President Muhammadu Buhari’s veto of the Electoral Act Amendment Bill 2018 on sequence of election. Consequently, it mandated committee, headed by Senator Samuel Anyanwu (PDP, Imo East) to carry out a holistic investigation into allegations that some senators and House of Representatives members were being bribed ... Read More »

More Deaths In Taraba Crisis Than Benue, Zamfara –Buhari

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• President’s visit to Taraba, an afterthought –Fayose President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday said the crisis on the Mambilla Plateau in Taraba State had claimed more lives than that of the herdsmen killings in Benue and Zamfara states. The President stated this during a stakeholders’ meeting with representatives of ethnic groups and the Taraba State Government at the Taraba Government House in Jalingo. Buhari arrived ... Read More »

N36m Snake: EFCC Arrests JAMB Official’s Accomplices

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has smashed a syndicate that specialises in diverting funds from the account of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board. The EFCC also grilled a JAMB official based in Makurdi, Philomina Chieshe, who claimed that a snake swallowed N36m which was part of the proceeds of the sale of scratch cards. Detectives at the commission told our correspondent that Chieshe ... Read More »

Polls Re-Ordering: We’ll Override President’s Veto, Say Reps

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The House of Representatives said on Wednesday that lawmakers would not hesitate to override President Muhammadu Buhari’s veto if he withheld his assent to the Electoral Act Amendment Bill. It said there was no going back on the bill, particularly the provision on the re-ordering of elections ahead of the 2019 polls. A controversial new Section 25 introduced into the Act, changed the sequence of ... Read More »

Solanke, Olanipekun, Ajayi Chart Success Path For Young Lawyers

Last week Thursday at Muson Centre, Lagos Island, octogenarian lawyer and first female Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Chief ‘Folake Solanke, led a pack of leading lights in the Nigerian legal circle to brainstorm on the current state of the profession and its future, particularly as it relates to the survival of the younger generation. The occasion was the 35th anniversary of the call to Bar ... Read More »

El-Rufai Tightens the Noose, Asks Factional Leader, Hunkuyi, to Pay N30.4m in 30 Days

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Kaduna State Governor, Malam Nasir el-Rufai, tightened the noose on opposition elements in his ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on Wednesday, when he slammed a 30-day ultimatum on the party’s factional leader, Senator Suleiman Hunkuyi, to pay N30.4 million as ground rent for his private residence in Kaduna, the state capital. The levy came barely a day after another property of Hunkuyi at 11B, Sambo ... Read More »

Don’t Sell Your Future, Faparusi Tells Voters

  Kamarudeen Ogundele, Ado Ekiti A member of the seventh House of Representatives, Bamidele Faparusi, has appealed to the party’s delegates not to mortgage their future by selling their votes to the highest bidder. According to him, experiences have shown vividly that those monetising politics had never turned out to be benefactors to the electorate. Faparusi, an All Progressives Congress governorship aspirant in Ekiti State, ... Read More »

Herdsmen Killings: State Police Is The Way To Go, Says Osinbajo

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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has backed the calls for decentralisation of the Nigeria Police. “State police is the way to go,”Osinbajo said at the opening ceremony for the two-day summit on national security organised by the Senate on the spate of killings by herdsmen and other crimes across the country.The event, which entered closed doors after the ceremony, is ongoing at the NAF Centre in ... Read More »

Senate Concurs With Reps On Reordering Of Poll Timetable

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Leke Baiyewu, Abuja The Senate and House of Representatives Committees on the Amendment to the Electoral Act 2010, have agreed on the reshuffle of the order of polls during general elections in Nigeria. The implication is that the Senate has concurred with the House of Representatives on the proposal that the presidential poll be held last in the order of polls in 2019 and subsequent ... Read More »

Constitution, Electoral Act Amendments Ready Soon– Ekweremadu

Leke Baiyewu, Abuja The Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, has said the ongoing amendments to the Electoral Act and the 1999 Constitution will be concluded “in a matter of weeks.” Ekweremadu said this on Monday when he received a delegation of the British High Commission in Nigeria led by the High Commissioner, Mr. Paul Arkwright, according to a statement by his Special Adviser ... Read More »

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