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I’ve Stopped Collecting Pension In Kwara – Saraki


The Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, said he had stopped collecting pension in Kwara State as a former governor of the state. Saraki, who said this during the News Agency of Nigeria Forum in Abuja on Tuesday, declared that he had written a letter to the state government to stop the payment of the pension. According to Saraki, the move was sequel to complaints from ... Read More »

Northern Governors, Traditional Rulers Meet On Nigeria’s Restructuring


Northern Governors and traditional rulers are meeting in Kaduna to take common position on the agitation for the restructuring of the country. Gov. Kashim Shettima of Borno, who is the Chairman of Northern States Governors Forum, said the region is not afraid of restructuring and its position on the issue would be in the best interest of the region. Shettima, whose address was delivered by ... Read More »

Dogara Says Amending 1999 Constitution Will Promote Good Governance

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The Speaker, House of Representatives, Mr Yakubu Dogara, in Abuja  said the alteration of the 1999 constitution will promote good governance. The lower chamber has so far approved 14 out of 33 bills before it on the constitution amendment process based on the report of the joint committee of the National Assembly. The Senate carried out a similar process on Wednesday. Prominent among the bills ... Read More »

Nigeria Must Not Break Up – IBB


A former Military President, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida (retd), on Monday asked those advocating for secession or a breakup of the country to banish the thought. He also cautioned against hate speeches and war drum beats. Babangida said the “drums of war are easy to beat, but their rhythms are difficult to dance.” He said there was nothing romantic about war because “war is bad, condemnable ... Read More »

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 »

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