PDP chides Buhari over N5,000 National ID card levy

The Peoples Democratic Party on Wednesday said the decision of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress administration to “further squeeze Nigerians” by imposing a N5,000 fee for national identity card is “repressive.” The party in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan, said it rejected the decision. Ologbondiyan stated that the idea of the ID Card fee by the Buhari administration was “insupportable, reprehensible and completely offensive to the sensibilities of Nigerians as free citizens.” According to him, imposing “such unwarranted levy” on Nigerians for internal…

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Buhari reduces foreign trips, cuts estacodes for ministers, others

President Muhammadu Buhari has reduced the number and duration of foreign trips for ministers and other categories of government officials in a move described as ‘cost-saving measure’ to achieve fiscal prudence. In a statement signed by the Director of Information at the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Willie Bassey, the President also removed travel allowances known as estacode; while he also cut down the number of persons permitted to travel with ministers and other government officials for official trip. Buhari, however, approved the use of business class for ministers…

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Sanwo-Olu re-orders Lagos 2019 budget, seeks N250bn loan

Lagos Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has re-ordered the 2019 Budget of the state with a letter to the state Assembly seeking a loan of N250bn. According to the letter by Sanwo-Olu, the 2019 budget proposed by ex-Governor Akinwumi Ambode could no longer be funded, hence the need for its re-ordering and sourcing for more funds. The governor’s letter was read on the floor of the House during plenary on Tuesday by the Clerk to the Assembly, Mr. Sani Azeez. According to the letter, the loan was broken down as: a fixed…

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Sanwo-Olu orders massive construction on Lagos roads, declares state of emergency

Lagos State Government has declared a state of emergency on various dilapidated highways and carriages. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Sunday at the Lagos House Marina, ordered massive construction work on critical roads and highways across the state, beginning from Monday (today). The governor’s directive followed the conclusion of his series of meetings with eight multi-national engineering firms, which began a few weeks back, a release signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Gboyega Akosile, states. It adds, “After his final meeting with the contractors on Sunday, which lasted for about three…

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Aisha Buhari returns, aide explains reasons for long holiday

Wife of the President, Mrs. Aisha Buhari arrived Nigeria on Sunday morning after staying over two months outside the country. This was contained in a statement by the Director of Information to the First Lady, Suleiman Haruna. The statement said: “This morning, First Lady of Nigeria, Dr. Mrs. Aisha Muhammadu Buhari returned to the country after a long holiday in the UK.“She arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport at 4.30 am via a British Airways flight. “Speaking to reporters on arrival, Mrs. Buhari said she was happy to be…

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Presidency affirms Buhari’s wedding tales as false and deceptive

Femi Adesina, President Buhari’s Snr. Special Adviser on Media and Publicity has affirmed as untrue the rumoured wedding plans between President Mohammadu Buhari and a cabinet minister, Sadiya Umar Farouq. According to Adesina, the rumour was false. He stressed that the rumour was a deceptive manoeuvre by those who fabricated the news. Noting that the news was far from the truth, he said that no such marriage is taking place at the Presidential Villa. President Muhammadu Buhari had on Friday observed the weekly two raka’at juma’at prayers at the Presidential…

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Go nowhere! Prez. Buhari bar ministers, govt agencies heads from foreign trips

President Muhammadu Buhari has barred his cabinet ministers and heads of government agencies from embarking on any foreign trip until after their budget defence at the National Assembly. The directive, according to a statement by the Director of Information Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Willie Bassey, is to enable them to attend budget defence session at the National Assembly. The statement reads: “Sequel to the presentation of the 2020 Appropriation Bill by Mr President to the National Assembly, President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the immediate…

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Budget 2020: Works, Power And Transport get lion shares

The Ministry of Works and Housing on Tuesday got the highest projected allocation of N262 billion from the N10. 33 trillion budget estimates. This was contained in the proposal as presented by President Muhammadu Buhari to a joint session of the National Assembly on Tuesday. He said that the projected allocation of Ministry of Power was N127 billion and that of Transportation was N123 billion “Other of the key capital spending allocations in the 2020 Budget include Universal Basic Education Commission; N112 billion, Defence; N100 billion. “Zonal Intervention Projects; N100…

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Why Sowore is still in custody -DSS

The Department of State Services has said the publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore, was still in custody because his legal team had yet to serve it with a copy of the court order granting him bail. Spokesperson of the DSS, Dr. Peter Afunnaya said this in a telephone interview with our correspondent, in Abuja, on Thursday. He said the DSS as a law-abiding agency has the highest regard for the laws of the land and would not do anything to undermine law and order. Afunnaya said, “We have not received…

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Kashogi: Saudi Crown Prince owns up, says “it happened under my watch”

Saudi Arabia’s crown prince said he bears responsibility for the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018 by Saudi operatives “because it happened under my watch,” according to a PBS documentary to be broadcast next week. Mohammed bin Salman, the kingdom’s de facto ruler, has not spoken publicly about the killing inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. The CIA and some Western governments have said he ordered it, but Saudi officials say he had no role. The death sparked a global uproar, tarnishing the crown prince’s image and imperilling ambitious…

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‘Common, stop insulting us’ -Senate Leader warns Nigerians over N5.5bn SUV criticism

Senate Leader, Yahaya Abdullahi on Wednesday condemned the outcry generated by the senate’s planned purchase of sports utility vehicles amounting to N5.5bn for the senators, describing it as an insult. Senator Abdullahi stated this in an interview with journalists in his office in Abuja. He said the status of a Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria is not undeserving of a sport utility vehicle. He said each of the 109 senators in the upper chamber would get one SUV which would be paid for at the end of their…

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Finally, Buhari sacks Obono-Obla, asks Malami to take over

President Muhammadu Buhari has dissolved the Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property (SPIP) as currently constituted with Mr. Okoi Obono-Obla as Chairman. The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice has been directed to immediately take over all outstanding investigations and other activities of the SPIP. This was contained in a statement issued on Tuesday by the Special Adviser on Media and publicity, Chief Femi Adesina. The panel was established in August 2017 by the then Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, SAN to investigate specifically…

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Gbajabiamila to visit Katsina, teach at Kofar Sauri Sec School, meet IDPs, others

The Speaker of the House of Representatives Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila will on Monday, September 16, 2019, visit Katsina State as part of his resolve to go to some States and assess the situation on the ground. During the visit, the Speaker is expected to visit the Government Pilot Senior Secondary School, Kofar Sauri, where he will teach a class. This is part of the Speaker’s Voluntary Teaching Exercise, which he started in his Surulere 1 Federal Constituency of Lagos State in 2017 when he was House Leader. Now as the…

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System failure, slow check-in delay evacuation from South Africa as 188 Nigerians land in Lagos

One hundred and eighty-eight Nigerians who were evacuated from South Africa have landed at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos. The evacuees, who departed OR Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg, around 4 p.m aboard an Air Peace Boeing 777 aircraft, touched down at 9:34 pm. A foreign affairs ministry official, Mr. Kimiebi Ebenfa, who was on board the flight, confirmed their arrival. He said, “We just landed safely despite the delays in South Africa.” The returnees comprising men, women and children were the first batch of the 640 Nigerians who…

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‘Save us from land grabbers’ -Ogun communities beg Gov. Abiodun

Ogun State House of Assembly has implored Governor Dapo Abiodun to ensure swift enforcement of the State Anti-kidnapping and Land Grabbing Law, 2016, to enhance peace and tranquillity in the state. The Speaker, Olakunle Oluomo,  made the appeal on Tuesday while receiving residents of Magboro and Onikogbo communities in Obafemi-Owode and Ado Odo/Ota local government areas of the state, who came to protest the alleged invasion of their communities by suspected land grabbers under the guise of executing court judgment. Oluomo, who commended the peaceful conduct of the protesters, assured…

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Kidnapping: S/West to launch regional vigilante

Governors in the six Southwest states are putting finishing touches to the inauguration of a joint regional security outfit codenamed Western Nigeria Security Network (WNSN). This followed the Approval in Principle given by the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) for the zone to establish a Joint Task Force (JTF) to tackle killings, banditry and kidnapping in the Southwest. The governors rose from a security summit in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital in July, where they decided to defend their domain. A source close to the project confided in…

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My relationship with this ministry is distant, Aregbesola visits Interior Ministry

The newly appointed Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, has said he knows little about the policies and operations of his ministry, adding that all he knows about the ministry was what he read in the newspapers. He said this when he visited the ministry shortly after he was inaugurated and assigned a portfolio alongside others by President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja, on Wednesday. The former Osun State governor said, “I don’t really know much about the operations or policies of the ministry apart from stories about the ministry on…

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Buhari, Mohammed, Ngige Retain Portfolios As New Ministers Are Inaugurated

President Muhammadu Buhari, Alhaji Lai Mohammed and Dr. Chris Ngige all retained their former portfolios even as former Lagos state governor, Babatunde Raji Fashola had the ministry of Power removed from his first term portfolio. Portfolios for the new ministers were announced by President Buhari at the state house in Abuja after inaugurating his second-term cabinet. The full list is below: Dr. Ikechukwu Ogah (Abia State) -Minister of State, Mines and Steel Development 2. Mohammed Musa Bello (Adamawa State) -Minister of the Federal Capital Territory 3. Godswill Akpabio (Akwa Ibom…

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Electricity: FG injects N600bn

The Market Operator of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), Engr. Edmund Ejie, on Wednesday, disclosed that the Federal Government has approved N600billion for injection into the nation’s electricity market. He broke the news to reporters at the Market Operator’s Participants/Key Stakeholders 2019 3rd Quarter Interactive Forum in Abuja. He said that the fund is ripe for disbursement any moment from now. According to him, the intervention is for the payment of the shortfall in electricity invoices for the entire market. He noted that the intervention is not restricted to…

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See who gets what in Sanwo-olu’s cabinet

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Tuesday swore in his commissioners and special advisers at an event held at the Adeyemi Bero Auditorium in Alausa, Ikeja. The Lagos Assembly had on Monday confirmed 35 persons as members of Sanwo-Olu’s cabinet. Three persons were not confirmed. Photos from the swearing-in were shared on the verified Twitter handle of the Lagos State Government Mr. Rabiu Olowo Onaolapo (Finance) Mr. Tunji Bello (Water Resources and Environment) Mrs. Folashade Adefisayo (Education) Prof. Akin Abayomi (Health) Dr. Idris Salako (Physical Planning and Urban Development) Mr. Gbenga Omotoso…

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Yes, we are investigating Ex-Gov., Ambode, EFCC confirms

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, on Tuesday, has confirmed that the anti-graft agency is investigating former Lagos State governor Akinwunmi Ambode but denied raiding his Epe home. EFCC’s visit to Ambode’s country home in Epe is coming weeks after the agency secured a court order placing an embargo on three bank accounts totalling N9.3bn allegedly linked to the former governor In a statement issued by the EFCC spokesman, Tony Orilade, the anti-graft agency said since Ambode no longer enjoys immunity, it was investigating him and the visit to his…

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EFCC to question 2 ex-ministers, 16 other top govt officers in OBJ’s $16bn power project probe

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has listed 2 former ministers and 16 other former and serving government officers for questioning as the anti-graft agency begins the probe of $16 billion power project of the administration of former President Olusegun Obasanjo. There had been conflicting figures on the exact cost of the project as some people put it at $16 billion while others say it is $13.8 billion. It was gathered last night that the anti-graft agency may arrest key contractors involved in the power project scam which extended…

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Shi’ite raises fresh alarm over El-Zakzaky

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), on Wednesday, raised an alarm that the federal government has prevented doctors from treating its leader, Sheik Ibrahim El-Zakzaky in India. The Secretary-General, Academic Forum of the IMN, Abdullahi Musa, who briefed reporters in Abuja on the development disclosed that the security agents that accompanied El-Zakzaky have just given him two hours to accept to be treated.

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Hajj 2019: Gbajabiamila mandates Nigerian pilgrims to pray for country

The Speaker of the House of Representatives Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila has urged Nigerian pilgrims to pray for the country as they join millions of Muslims across the globe to observe the Arafat tomorrow, Saturday. Gbajabiamila made the plea in Mina, Saudi Arabia, on Friday. The Speaker expressed optimism that with prayers, Nigeria can move to the next level the current administration yearns for. “I want to urge all our pilgrims to pray for the unity of Nigeria. We need the prayers because the government is not relenting as it is striving to…

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El-Zakazky: Govt, may appeal court ruling

Counsel to the Kaduna State government and Director of Public Prosecution, Dari Bayero has hinted that the state government may appeal the ruling of a Kaduna state High Court granting the request of detained Islamic cleric, El Zakzaky to travel abroad for medical reasons. A Kaduna State High Court, earlier today granted the embattled leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky leave to travel abroad for medical attention. The court in granting the leave said Zakzaky and his wife are to go on the medical leave…

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Ooni Ogunwusi leads Yoruba Obas to Prez. Buhari

Ooni of Ife, Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi recently led selected traditional rulers from SYorubaland on a visit to the President, Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa in Abuja. Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and Mohammed Adamu, Inspector General of Police, were among top government functionaries that welcomed the monarchs to the seat of government.

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Gov. Abiodun leads Ogun elders into meeting with Buhari

Ogun State Governor, Prince Dr. Dapo Abiodun on Tuesday led elders and leaders of thought from Ogun State into a meeting with President Mohammadu Buhari. The meeting started around 3.04pm at the Council Chamber of the State House, Abuja. Those at the meeting alongside the governor included former state governors, Olusegun Osoba and Gbenga Daniel. Also at the meeting are Segun Awolowo, traditional rulers and members of the National Assembly from the state and the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha. The meeting was still in progress…

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Gov. Abiodun begins Amosun’s probe

The need to put Ogun State back on the path of development and probity under the Prince Dr. Dapo Abiodun administration began has begun with plans by the state government to probe the eight years administration of former Governor Ibikunle Amosun during the week. The Dr. Dapo Abiodun led administration during the week announced the setting up of a committee to probe the contracts and projects innitiated by Amsoun’s administration. According to sources at the Oke Mosan Governors Office, the committee is to among other things, identify all outstanding significant…

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Buhari swears in Tanko as new CJN

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday swore in Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad as the substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN). He became the 18th CJN at the brief ceremony. Muhammad, who took over from the immediate past and suspended CJN, Walter Onnoghen, was screened and cleared by the Senate last week. He has been on acting capacity since January 2019. At the swearing-in ceremony were the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Speaker of the House, Femi Gbajabiamila, Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege. Also at the ceremony that started around 10.30am, included Inspector General…

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Saraki, Keyamo, Aregbesola named in Buhari’s new cabinet

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) Festus Keyamo, Sen Godswill Apkabio and the immidiate past minister of information, Lai Mohammed have made it to the 42 ministerial list sent to the Senate for confirmation by President Muhammadu Buhari. In adherence to section167 (2), President Buhari while he attached CV to the 42 ministerial nominees, as the Senate to confirm them. Others who make the list are: Dr Ikechukwu Oga, Muhammadu Musa Bello, Godswill Apkabio, Dr Chris Ngige, Sharon Okezu, Adamu Adamu, Mariam Katagum, Timipre Sylva, Sen George Akume, Mustapha Baba…

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How Gbajabiamila’s intervention stopped resident doctors strike

Following the intervention of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, the National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria (NARD) has suspended its planned industrial action, which was due to commence on Monday 22nd July, 2019. The union had at the end of its 39th Ordinary General Meeting in Benin City, Edo State in May, given a 40-day ultimatum, calling for the payment of outstanding salary shortfalls and arrears of its members. However, after the ultimatum, the Speaker had appealed to the resident doctors through the…

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Assets: How Oyo Gov., Makinde got his N48.1bn

The Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, on Monday made good his campaign promise to publicly declare his assets. The governor, who visited the Oyo State office of the Code of Conduct Bureau in Ibadan to receive a copy of the asset declaration form, said his decision to make the assets public was in fulfilment of his electoral promise. Details of the assets as contained in the CCB 1 with the name Oluseyi Abiodun Makinde, was declared at the High Court of Oyo State, on May 28, 2019. The assets declaration…

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Full List: Sanwo-olu names Tunji Bello, 39 as commissioners, special advisers

In fulfilment of his election promise to accelerate his administration’s development agenda, Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Sunday, transmitted a list of Commissioner-designates to the House of Assembly for ratification. The list contained twenty-five names, who are to assume duty as Commissioners and Special Advisers upon ratification by the legislature. A statement by the Governor’s Deputy Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Gboyega Akosile, said Sanwo-Olu carefully picked the nominees based on their cognate experience in their respective professions. The list, Akosile said, comprised names of technocrats and politicians, who understand…

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Sanwo-olu appoints Fafore Executive Assistant PR, New Media

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has appointed Public Relations expert, Olusegun Fafore as his Executive Assistant New Media and Public Relations. Prior to his appointment, Fafore was the Consultant-in-Chief of Reputation Plus Limited. Fafore specialises in Corporate PR, Financial PR, Media Relations, Stakeholders Management, Communication and Campaign Planning, Crisis communications and Content Development. He worked for Nestoil Limited where he served as Corporate Communications Manager from April 2016 to March 2018. At Nestoil, Fafore led the company’s external communications and stakeholders engagement initiatives. He developed strategic plans for the Corporate Communications Department to facilitate the…

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South Africa denies Nigeria visa-free status, grants Ghana

South Africa’s Department of Home Affairs has added Ghana to a list of seven countries whose nationals will be permitted to enter South Africa visa-free. Nigeria was not included despite the large volume of trade between the two countries. South Africa announced in September 2018, that it was finalising a number of visa waiver agreements with other countries including Ghana to allow travellers to enter the country without a visa. According to the Minister of Home Affairs, Aaron Motsoaledi, citizens of the seven countries are able to enter South Africa…

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Again Shi’ites in gun battle with Police in Abuja

Members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria on Thursday morning again clashed with the police at the Federal Secretariat, Abuja. The police fired gunshots and tear gas to disperse the protesters while about five Shi’ite members were apprehended by the security operatives. The clash sparked panic as anxious workers, commuters and motorists fled in fear. The sect members later regrouped at another location to continue with their protest. On Tuesday, they stormed the National Assembly complex during which they shot four policemen and damaged many vehicles and properties in the…

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Buhari’s kinsman who declared self Customs CG sent for medical examination

Nura Dahiru, a Katsina born Assistant Superintendent of Customs, who stormed the headquarters of the Nigerian Customs service wearing the rank of Deputy Comptroller-General of Customs and demanded that CG, Col. Hamid Ali should hand over to him, has been made to face a medical examination. Dahiru had reported to the office on Monday morning with the rank of DCG and reportedly went to the office of the CG demanding to take over from the retired military office thereby causing a stir at the customs headquarters. According to men of…

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Army clarifies mis-information on Lt. Gen. Adeosun

SPECIALLY/NEWLY PROMOTED LIEUTENANT GENERAL LO ADEOSUN IS STILL THE CHIEF OF TRAINING & OPERATIONS NIGERIAN ARMY Contrary to fake news going round insinuating or suggesting appointment of Lieutenant General Lamidi Adeosun as Chief of Army Staff of the Nigerian Army, members of the public are hereby once again informed that Lieutenant General LO Adeosun has just been given special/accelerated promotion from Major General to Lieutenant General and formally communicated to him by the Chief of Army Staff Lt Gen TY Buratai. Lt Gen LO Adeosun is only granted special promotion…

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Gov. Obaseki goes for Oshiomhole’s jugular

The Edo Government says it will probe contracts for construction of structures and supply of equipment to Benin Central Hospital, awarded by the administration of Adams Oshiomhole. Special Adviser to Edo Governor on Media and Communication Strategy, Mr Cruise Osage, disclosed this in a statement issued on Sunday in Benin, saying a commission of inquiry would soon be constituted to probe the contracts. According to the governor’s aide, the action for probe was necessitated by numerous calls on the government to look into the contracts in which billions of taxpayers’…

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Supreme Court dismisses Adeleke, PDP, affirms Oyetola as Osun Governor

The Supreme Court has dismissed the appeal filed by the Peoples Democratic Party and its governorship candidate in the September 2018 election in Osun State, Ademola Adeleke, challenging the election of Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress. The apex court in a split decision of five to two, the apex court’s panel of seven Justices held that the proceedings and the majority judgment of the Osun State Election Petition Tribunal which had declared the PDP as the winner of the poll were a nullity. Justice Bode Rhodes-Vivour who…

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Buhari’s cabinet takes shape as 21 nominees scale security clearance

Multiple but reliable sources have confirmed that a total of 21 ministerial nominees have been cleared by Department of State Services (DSS). The clearance by the intelligence agency comes ahead of Wednesday’s resumption of the two chambers of the National Assembly from their two weeks long recess. It was gathered that list of the nominees would be transmitted to the Senate for screening and confirmation in line with the 1999 Constitution soon. In 2015, it took the president six months to send the list of his ministerial nominees to the…

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Don’t falsify reports of court proceedings, ICPC boss urged

Head of the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission, ICPC, Professor Bolaji Owasanoye, has been urged to be a good ambassador of the legal profession by ensuring court proceedings are not falsified or misrepresented on the Commission’s official news handle. Owasanoye, who is a 1984 second class upper graduate of Law from the University of Ife, is now a professor of law. Making this call, a broadcast industry watcher, Dr. Yemi Anthony, noted that the commission, under the watch of a legal luminary, is already flouting the law by misleading the public,…

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“I burrowed money to pay May salary” – Gov. Abiodun Laments on Ogun State treasury

Ogun state governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, on Monday said he inherited a state treasury with “almost nothing” upon assumption of office on May 29. Abiodun, who was silent on the amount he met in the state’s account, said he had to borrow money from his friends who are Managing Directors in some commercial banks, in order to pay May salary, which he puts at over N7billion. He spoke shortly before he went into a closed-door meeting with leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at MTR Hall, Ibara Housing in…

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‘Hang it there!’ Kano High Court orders Ganduje, Sanusi

A High Court sitting in Kano State on Thursday again ordered Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje and Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi ll to maintain status quo in respect of the interim order issued against the governor on May 10. News Agency of Nigeria reports that on May 10, the court through the ex-parte application by the applicant, Rabiu Gwarzo restrained Ganduje and all other respondents in the case from appointing or recognising any purported emir under the Kano state Emirs Appointment And Disposition Amendment Law 2019, pending the hearing of the…

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Prez. Buhari Replaces Baru with Kyari as NNPC GMD

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Mr. Mele Kolo Kyari as the new Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, bringing to an end the tenure of Maikanti Baru, as the oil firm’s boss. NNPC’s Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Ndu Ughamadu, who disclosed this in Abuja on Thursday morning, stated that the President also appointed alongside Kyari, seven new Chief Operating Officers.

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Prez. Buhari, APC Govs in closed door meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday met behind closed doors with All Progressives Congress (APC) Governors Forum. The meeting started at the Council Chamber around 11.37am when the President arrived the venue. Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki offered the opening Christian prayer, while Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum said the Muslim prayer. The Forum is headed by Kebbi State Governor, Atiku Bagudu. State Governors at the closed doors meeting included those of Lagos, Ekiti, Edo, Plateau, Niger, Kogi, Borno, Nasarawa, Yobe, Osun, Ogun. Deputy governors at the meeting included those of…

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“Its MKO Abiola Stadium”, Prez. Buhari honours Abiola on Democracy Day

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday renamed the Abuja National Stadium after the late self-acclaimed President, Chief Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola (GCFR). Buhari made the remark during the 2019 Democracy Day Address at the Eagles Square, Abuja. Abiola had run for the presidency in 1993, but the election results were annulled by former military President, Ibrahim Babangida. Buhari, on the 6th of June 2018 had also awarded Abiola posthumously with Grand Commander of the Federal Republic (GCFR), meant only for Presidents. Buhari on Wednesday also said that Nigeria has all it…

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NiMet predicts nationwide rain

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted cloudy weather conditions with widespread rainfall and thunderstorm activities over most parts of the country on Thursday. NiMet’s Weather Outlook on Wednesday in Abuja predicted thunderstorms over the central states of Kaduna, Abuja, Gombe, Yola, Mambilla Plateau, Lokoja and Lafia in the morning. It also predicted slim chances of rain over the region later in the day with day and night temperatures of 25 to 31 and 15 to 23 degrees Celsius. The agency predicted that Northern states would have thunderstorms in places…

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