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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 »

Rotational Presidency will Quell Agitations In S-East —NGIGE


*Agriculture Ministry inherited N67bn debt —Audu Ogbeh *Our change agenda is real, irreversible —Lai Mohammed By Emeka Mamah & Francis Igata ENUGU—The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chief Chris Ngige, yesterday, in Enugu, flayed the Gen. Abudulsalami Abubakar regime that jettisoned the National Constitutional Conference crafted under late Gen. Sani Abacha which provided for rotational presidency, arguing that it would have quelled the strident agitation ... Read More »

Nigerians Reject Immunity For Lawmakers

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No fewer than 1,236 respondents, representing 59.6 per cent, in the six geopolitical zones have rejected extending immunity for leaders of the National and State Assemblies. A total of 2,073 adults both male and female, cutting across various professions, rejected the idea in a nationwide survey by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). The result of the random sampling, showed that only 293 people or ... Read More »

Nigerians’ Current Travails Sadden Me, Says El-Rufai


Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State on Sunday said he was extremely sad that Nigerians were passing through the worst economic downturn ever witnessed in the history of the nation. El-Rufai, who spoke in Lagos during the Sunday service of The Latter Rain Assembly, noted that there was no denying the fact that Nigerians were contending with multi-facetted challenges, which were the outcome of the ... Read More »

‘Cost Of Driving Licence Remains N6,350’


The Federal Road Safety Corps has said the cost of driving licence remains N6,350 and does not expect any driver to pay more than the amount to obtain any licence whose expiry period is three years. It said no price increase had been announced, adding that a five-year duration was only added to the three-year driving licence with a cost of N10,350 to give motorists ... Read More »

National Assembly Stinks, Says Ex-Panel Chair Jibrin


There is institutional corruption’ We want to force reform, says lawmaker Sacked House of Representatives Appropriations Committee chairman Abdulmumin Jibrin last night spoke of what he called “institutional corruption” at the National Assembly. He claimed that those behind the “massive corruption” frustrated his efforts to prevent the padding of Budget 2016. Jibrin was sacked for allegedly padding the budget. He denied the allegation, claiming that ... Read More »

Military Begins Fresh Move Against Niger Delta Militants

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 Plans mass redeployment of troops • Ex-agitators get stipends today In a bid to tackle the renewed militancy in Niger Delta which has disrupted oil production, the military may soon begin a special operation in the region. Already, the Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali, Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Abayomi Olonisakin, Commander of the Joint Force (Operation Delta Save) Rear Admiral Joseph Okojie and other ... Read More »

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