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N264m Bribe: Two INEC Officials Re-Arrested From Court Premises


Two officials of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mr. Nwosu Christian, and Tijani Bashiru, were, wednesday, picked up and whisked away by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) after proceedings at the Federal High Court sitting in Lagos. The two INEC officials were arrested after attending their trial over alleged N264 million received from former Petroleum Resources Minister, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, during ... Read More »

Buhari Asks Tinubu To Reconcile Aggrieved APC Members


President Muhammadu Buhari has saddled a national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, with the responsibility of reconciling all aggrieved party members across the country. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, disclosed this in a two-paragraph statement made available to journalists on Tuesday. The statement read, “As part of ongoing efforts to improve cohesion ... Read More »

Metuh In Court On A Stretcher, Judge Adjourns Trial Till March 14


A former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Olisa Metuh, on Monday, appeared on a stretcher before the Federal High Court in Abuja for his ongoing trial in respect of the N400m which he allegedly received fraudulently from the Office of the National Security Adviser in 2014. He wore a neck brace as he lay on a wheeled stretcher. READ ALSO: Nigerians ... Read More »

Buhari Writes Senate, Withholds Assent To Three Bills


resident Muhammadu Buhari has withheld assent to three bills passed by the National Assembly over issues bothering on inconsistency and conflict with the Constitution. Buhari expressed his reservations in a letter to the Senate which was read by the Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, who presided over the plenary on Tuesday. The bills are the Police Procurement Fund (Establishment) Bill 2017, Chartered Institute ... Read More »

Buhari Inaugurates Special School For Physically Challenged Persons


President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday inaugurated the Comprehensive Special School, Lafia established by the Nasarawa State Government to cater for the educational needs of physically challenged children. Buhari, while inaugurating the project, said that the institution was a demonstration of the collective ambition to uplift the standard of living of all Nigerians through social investment policies. “The school will cater for the blind, deaf and ... Read More »

Saraki Arrives For CCT Trial


The Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has arrived the Code of Conduct Tribunal in Abuja for his trial on three charges of false assets declaration. This followed the December 12, 2017 judgment of the Court of Appeal in Abuja, which restored three out of the entire 18 counts earlier dismissed by the CCT led by Danladi Umar. Following the judgment of the Court of Appeal, ... Read More »

PDP Woos APC Senators, Reps With Automatic Tickets


The opposition Peoples Democratic Party is wooing members of the ruling All Progressives Congress in the National Assembly with automatic tickets, it was reliably learnt on Saturday. Many members of the APC caucus at the National Assembly were said to be currently afraid that governors of their respective states were after their seats, making their chances of getting their return tickets slimmer. The lawmakers, it ... Read More »

Afenifere, Ohanaeze, ACF Chief Fault FG’s Planned Talks With Miyetti Allah


A cross-section of Nigerians have criticised the Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo panel for its decision to raise a committee to hold talks with the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria in its probe of the herdsmen killings. The committee, which was set up by the National Economic Council to “find lasting solutions to the increasing cases of killings by herdsmen across the country,” is headed ... Read More »

Herdsmen: OPC, Agbekoya Mobilise Fighters In South West


he Oodua Peoples Congress and the Agbekoya Farmers Association have agreed to provide adequate security in Yorubaland by protecting farmers and their farms from herdsmen attacks. This comes after an attack on the farm of a former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Chief Olu Falae, by suspected Fulani herdsmen in Ondo State penultimate Sunday. Leaders of the OPC and the Agbekoya across the ... Read More »

EKWUEME’S EXIT: Igbo Leaders Disagree On Buhari’s Re-Election


Following the demise of former Vice President Alex Ekwueme, a huge vacuum has been created in Igboland. Prior to his demise, the people had been agitating for relevance on Nigeria’s political scene which they claim has been denied them since the civil war. Although he was gentle in his approach to things, Ekwueme’s action was louder than the many voices speaking across the Nigerian political ... Read More »

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