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Dogara Under Fire For Saying Padding Not Corruption

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Prominent groups and individuals have berated the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Yakubu Dogara, for claiming that budget padding is not an offence. In separate interviews on Friday , they said that the Speaker’s statement showed that he was not sensitive to the suffering of Nigerians. Dogara, after a closed-door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday, said that he would not resign ... Read More »

I Can Never Return To PDP – Obasanjo

… says whoever believes I’ve return to PDP will doubt his mother’s gender Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has reiterated his last year exit from the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) to became an elder statesman, saying he left the party when it was still alive. Obasanjo said having announced his exit from partisan politics publicly, it is unthinkable and preposterous for anybody to contemplate that he would ... Read More »

Appeal Court Upholds Bello’s Election


The Appeal Court sitting in Abuja on Thursday upheld the election of Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello. A five-member panel led by Justice Jumai Hannatu Sankey held that the appellant, James Faleke, failed to substantiate his allegation that Bello was not qualified for the election. Justice Sankey, who read the lead judgment, resolved all the six issues determined against the appellant. The panel consequently upheld ... Read More »

My Mission In Villa – Jonathan


President Muhammadu Buhari bids farewell to the former President Dr Goodluck Ebele Jonathan after a close door meeting at the State House in Abuja According to him, Nigeria’s prominent position in the global map is attributable to its size, diversity and human resources. Jonathan spoke to State House correspondents after holding a closed door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, ... Read More »

Dogara Gave $25,000 To Each Rep, Says Jibrin

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A former Chairman, House Committee on Appropriation, Mr. Abdulmumin Jibrin, on Wednesday alleged that the Speaker, Mr. Yakubu Dogara, handed out $25,000 to lawmakers so that they could pass a vote of confidence on the speaker. Jibrin claimed that Dogara opened a register at his Asokoro guest house where each member who signed was handed the cash. Last week, he made a similar allegation against ... Read More »

Shekau Rejects Al-Barnawi, Says He Was Deceived By ISIS


Abubakar Shekau, who was replaced by Islamic State as Boko Haram’s leader has spoken out about the news, claiming that he was betrayed and denouncing his purported new leader as an infidel. He said this in an audio message, his first in over one year, after IS on Tuesday published an interview with Sheikh Abu Musab al-Barnawi in its Al-Naba online weekly magazine in which ... Read More »

APC Wades Into Dogara, Jibrin Feud

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• Rep submits statement at Force Headquarters The All Progressives Congress (APC) has waded into the crises rocking the House of Representatives over alleged padding of the 2016 budget.Yesterday, members of the national executive committee (NEC) of the party met behind closed doors with the sacked chairman of the House Committee on Appropriation, Mr. Abdulmumini Jibrin, who fired the first shot. APC ‘s Deputy National ... Read More »

APC Quizzes Jibrin Over Budget Padding Allegations


The leadership of the All Progre‎ssives Congress APC is currently meeting with sacked Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations, Dr Abdulmumuni Jibrin over his claims that Speaker Yakubu Dogara padded the 2016 national budget to the tune of N40 billion. Decked in a white flowing African robe (Kaftan), Jibrin arrived the secretariat around 2:09pm in a black land cruiser numbered, Abuja, BWA ... Read More »

INEC Promises ‘Conclusive’ Governorship Election In Edo


The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Tuesday assured that the September 10 governorship election in Edo State would be conclusive. The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in the state, Mr. Sam Olumekun, gave the assurance at the commission’s voter education implementation meeting in Benin. “We want to assure the people that we are prepared to conduct a conclusive governorship election on September 10,’’ he said. ... Read More »

FG To Provide 180,000 Housing Units For Civil Servants — Buhari


President Muhammadu Buhari, said the Federal Government would provide 180,000 cost-effective and affordable housing for various categories of workers in the federal civil service by 2019. Buhari, who was represented by the Minister of State for Power, Works, and Housing, Mustapha Baba Shehuri, disclosed this at the ground breaking ceremony of the Federal Civil Servants Housing Estate in Abuja. He said the Federal Integrated Staff ... Read More »

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