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Senate To Investigate 215mw Kaduna Plant Failure

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The Senate on Thursday mandated its Committee on Power, Steel Development and Metallurgy and Committee on Gas to investigate the Kaduna 215-megawatts Power Plant’s failure to generate electricity. This followed a motion by the Chairman, Committee on Gas, Sen. Bassey Akpan, who said at plenary, that there was an urgent need to save the plant. He said that the problem at the plant had led ... Read More »

APC Expels Abdulmumuni Jibrin


The All Progressives congress  (APC) Bebeji chapter Thursday expelled the embattled federal Mp, AbdulMumuni Jibrin Kofa Bebeji/Kiru federal constituency anti party activities. Abdumumin Jibrin The chairman local chapter of the ruling party, Alhaji Sani Kanti Ranka who announced the expulsion during a press conference at NUJ press centre in Kano that the suspended lawmaker was emeshed in anti party activities capable of compromising the party ... Read More »

Dasuki: Court Grants FG’s Application To Shield Witnesses


The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Thursday granted the Federal Government’s application to shield witnesses in the ongoing trial of the former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (Rtd). Dasuki is being prosecuted on a seven-count charge bordering on theft of Federal Government’s sophisticated weapons, illegal possession of firearms and money laundering. Ruling on the federal government’s application, Justice Ahmed Mohammed, said the witnesses would ... Read More »

We Must Defend Terms Of Our Constitution, Says Osinbajo


• Meets Ohaneze, five south-east govs, leaders Acting President Yemi Osinbajo yesterday declared that the Federal Government would not shirk its responsibilities, just as he said the administration would do everything within its power to defend the terms of the nation’s constitution. He stated this when he met with the leadership of Ohaneze Ndigbo, the five governors of the south-east and the leadership of the ... Read More »

Senate To FG: Forward 2014 Confab Report To Us As Bill


THE Senate, has asked the Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, to urgently forward the report of 2014 National Conference report for appropriate legislative action. According to the Senate, deliberations on the recommendations of the conference will be the way forward for the country, even as it harped on the nation’s restructuring as a way out of its numerous problems.  The upper chamber’s call is coming ... Read More »

FG Moves To Strengthen NYSC


The Federal Government is to initiate measures to strengthen the four cardinal segments of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) scheme which include primary assignment and community development service. The Director-General of the NYSC, Brig.-Gen. Suleiman Zakari Kazaure, gave the assurance on Friday in Nkwerre LGA of the state. Kazaure was on an inspection tour of the Imo NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp at Eziama Obaire ... Read More »

EFCC Seizes Patience Jonathan’s N2bn Hotel

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has seized a hotel allegedly belonging to Mrs. Patience Jonathan, the wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan. The anti-graft agency also seized three other properties in Abuja allegedly belonging to Patience. The five-storey hotel is located near Setraco Construction Company, beside Mabushi Kado Expressway. Although the hotel has not been officially valued by the EFCC, some estate agents within ... Read More »

No Plans To Evacuate Igbo From North – Governors


The South East Governors Forum (SEGF) has dispelled rumours that the governors have met and agreed to mobilise vehicles and cash for the evacuation of Igbo resident in the north. “The rumours should be disregarded, as they are nothing but tissues of lies,’’ the Chairman of SEGF and Ebony governor, Mr. David Umahi, said in a statement on Friday. “ No amount of provocation would ... Read More »

Avoid Provocative Statements, Tambuwal Tells Nigerians


Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has urged Nigerians to avoid inflammatory remarks that can bring disunity among the people. He made the plea on Friday evening when he invited the members of the resident communities in the state to break fasting with him. He spoke against the backdrop of the ultimatum given to the Igbo to leave the northern part of the country by ... Read More »

North Is Ready For Break Up Of Nigeria – Ango Abdullahi

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Spokesman of the Northern Elders Forum, NEF, Prof. Ango Abdullahi has stated that the north is ready to go their way if Nigeria decides to break up. He was reacting to accusation by the South East leaders that the Northern Elders were sabotaging efforts to restructure the country. Abdullahi said the North is not aware of any sabotage, adding that there is nothing wrong in ... Read More »

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