We’ll encourage Nigerian youth to realise their potential – Gbajabiamila

The Speaker of the House of Representatives Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila has assured that the House under his leadership would encourage Nigerian youth to realise their potential.He said the House believes that Nigerian youth have a lot to offer, hence the need to give them a push for the benefit of the country.Gbajabiamila spoke when he hosted a young Nigerian from Surulere, Mrs Olasubomi Iginla Aina, who was recently honoured with the title of the Member of the British Empire (MBE) by the Queen of England.The Speaker said Mrs Aina has…

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House to begin work on constitution review, PIGB next year – Gbajabiamila

The Speaker of the House of Representatives Rep Femi Gbajabiamila has assured that the House would commence work on the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB) and the amendment of the 1999 Constitution next year. The Speaker said both the constitution review and the PIGB are part of the bills that the House would prioritise in 2020. He noted that the House would do everything within its powers to give Nigeria the best in terms of laws that would promote peace and good governance in the country. Gbajabiamila spoke at a…

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DSS frees Sowore, Bakare after 142 days

After 142 days in detention, the Department of State Services has released rights activist and presidential candidate of the African Action Congress in the February 2019 general elections, Omoyele Sowore. His co-detainee, Adebayo Bakare, was also freed. They were freed hours after Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the Federal High Court in Abuja had given the DSS 24-hour ultimatum to release the two men. Their lead defence counsel, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), confirmed they were released about 7 pm on Thursday. He said “they were released about 30 minutes ago. They…

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Show of bra, ancient and modern, as women of Kiribo storm Abuja for Sowore

A mild drama took place at a Federal High Court in Abuja as a group of half-naked women from Kiribo, the birthplace of detained activist, Omoyele Sowore, in Ese-Odo Local Government Area of Ondo State, stormed the Court to protest the continued illegal detention of their son by the Department of State Service. Most of the women numbering about 30 were decked in white wrappers and bra of different colours and shapes with no clothes covering the rest of the upper parts of their bodies. Sowore and his co-detainee, Adebayo…

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Embattled Orji Kalu begs “Please don’t handcuff me. I will follow you.”

Former Abia State Governor,  Orji Kalu, who was sentenced to 12 years in prison for fraud, reportedly begged prison warders not to handcuff him in public. The embattled former governor was heard asking prison warders, “where are you taking us to?” after the judge read the sentence. Kalu, who is the Senate Chief Whip also begged the prison warders not to handcuff him in public. The former governor, who appeared shaken, begged “Where are you taking us to now? Please don’t handcuff me. I will follow you.” Kalu’s associate,  Udeogu,…

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Kalu jailed 12yrs for N7.1bn fraud

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has convicted a former governor of Abia State and chairman SLOK Nig. Ltd, Orji Uzor Kalu, who was charged with N7.1bn fraud. The court found him and his co-defendants guilty of the entire 39 counts filed against them by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. Justice Mohammed Idris sentenced Kalu to 12 years’ imprisonment while he ordered the winding up of Kalu’s company, Slok Nigeria Limited, charged as the third defendant in the case.

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Zahra, PMB’s daughter, supports social media regulation bill, laments over cyberbullying

President Muhammadu Buhari’s daughter, Zahra Indimi, has lamented that many Nigerians attack her on social media for decisions solely taken by her father. She said she prays for those who bully her online because she has learnt to move on with life. Zahra made the statement at the first edition of “An Afternoon with Zahra”, an event organised in Abuja by her foundation, ZMB Homes, tagged #ConversationWithZahra, The Interview reports. The event, which cost N10,000 per person, attracted several young persons. Speaking on her experience with cyber bullies and how she developed…

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How Banire, AMCON boss, ran into trouble over Yahoo boy’s case

Muiz Banire (SAN), who is chairman of Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria is in trouble for actively representing and defending a suspected yahoo boy standing trial in court for alleged 419 offences while still serving as Chairman of the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria, a development described by some as unethical. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission had on November 4, 2019, arraigned one Samusideen Sarumi, owner of 606 Autos Limited, 606 Music Limited and Splash Off Entertainment Limited, before Justice Chuka Obiozor of the Federal High Court sitting in…

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Gbajabiamila promises to prioritize education

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila on Sunday in Lagos warned students to avoid regrets in the future by staying away from hard drugs and truancy in school.According to Gbajabiamila, who spoke during a Health and Education initiative for students in Surulere 1 Federal Constituency, organized by some of his Aides and other professionals under the aegis of the Gbaja Professional Volunteer Network (GPVN), the need to take education seriously cannot be overemphasized. The initiative, which is a continuous exercise designed to go round the country was…

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How ex-Ifako-Ijaiye LG Boss, Toba Oke, ran into trouble

Mismanagement, financial recklessness, abuse of office and misappropriation of public funds were the major reasons Oloruntoba Oke, Chairman of Ifako Ijaiye Local Government Area of Lagos State was suspended indefinitely by the state House of Assembly. The suspension was announced on Friday, 22 November 2019 by the Assembly at its plenary session. Sources at the local government hinted that the suspension was the outcome of a 5-man Ad-hoc Committee set up by the Speaker of the Assembly, Rt Hon Mudashiru Obasa, to investigate allegations of abuse of office and financial…

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APC dethrones PDP in Bayelsa as Diri rejects result

THE All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate David Lyon was, early this morning, declared Bayelsa State governor-elect by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Lyon, 49, will succeed outgoing Governor Seriake Dickson, who has ruled the state since 2012 The APC thus ended the 20-year political dominance of the oil-rich Bayelsa State by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Returning Officer Prof. Faraday Orumwense, vice-chancellor of the University of Benin, declared Lyon winner with 352,552 votes in Saturday’s election. He won six of the eight local government areas PDP’s candidate Senator Duoye…

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Gbajabiamila congratulates Bello, Lyon

The Speaker of the House of Representatives Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila has congratulated the candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa States, Yahaya Bello and David Lyon, for emerging victorious.Gbajabiamila, in a congratulatory message by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Lanre Lasisi, said the victories recorded by the APC candidates in the two States was an indication of the wide acceptance the party enjoys in the two States.The Speaker said Bayelsa State, in particular, has now joined the Next Level train,…

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Wada kicks as Bello wins Kogi governorship election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared incumbent Governor Yahaya Bello winner of the 2019 governorship election in Kogi state. Bello scored a total of 406,222 votes to defeat his closest rival and candidate of the PDP, Engr Musa Wada who polled a total of 189,704 votes. The candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) Natasha Akpoti came a distant third with 9,482 votes. The state collation officer and Vice-Chancellor of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Prof. Ibrahim Garba announced the result at about 11.40 am on Monday after receiving…

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Bayelsa 2019: APC’s Lyon in early lead

The All Progressives Congress (APC) and its Candidate, Chief David Lyon, are coasting home to victory following the results of the Saturday governorship election in Bayelsa State so far declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Out of the seven local government areas declared, Lyon won five councils while his counterpart in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Douye Diri won two of the councils. Diri defeated Lyon in Sagbama, the Local Government Area of  Governor Seriake Dickson. While the PDP candidate scored 60,339 votes, Lyon got 7,831 votes…

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Gbajabiamila mourns Akinyele, says his death, a great loss for Nigeria

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila has described the passing away of Chief Alex Akinyele as sad. Chief Akinyele, a Nigerian administrator who served as a Minister of Information, and later became Chairman of the Nigerian Sports Commission, is said to have passed on late Thursday night. Gbajabiamila, in a condolence message by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Lanre Lasisi, said the elder statesman and former Minister would be remembered for his attention to details and glamour as an administrator. The Speaker said: “Elder statesman Akinyele was…

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FirstBank’s Lagos Amateur Open Golf Championship achieves global recognition with WAGR listing

 Nigeria’s premier and leading financial services provider, First Bank of Nigeria Limited has announced that the FirstBank Lagos Amateur Golf Championship scheduled to Tee-Off on Friday, 15 November 2019 is now listed amongst the golf tournaments in the World Amateur Golf Ranking (WAGR). The WAGR isoffered by the R&A and the United States Golf Association as a global service to golf.  Through incorporation and assessment worldwide of both amateur and professional events, WAGR™ encourages the international development of the competitive game. Since 1894, FirstBank has continued to promote the growth and development…

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Confusion as APC, PDP claim victory in controversial Ibadan Appeal Court judgement

An air of uncertainty pervades the ancient city of Ibadan, capital of Oyo state as an ambiguous judgement by the Court of Appeal on the March 9, 2019 governorship election thrown confusion into the state’s political space. Both the ruling People Democratic Party (PDP) and the leading opposition All Progressive Congress (APC) are claiming victory after the split judgement that did not outrightly remove incumbent governor,  Seyi Makinde of the PDP or proclaimed appellant, Bayo Adelabu of the APC as the winner.The Appeal Court on Monday said it “allowed” the…

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Road closed for Amosun’s APM as Appeal Court upholds Abiodun victory as Ogun governor

The Court of Appeal sitting in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital on Monday dismissed the appeal filed by the candidate of Allied People’s Movement (APM), Adekunle Akinlade on the March 9 governorship election in Ogun State against the ruling of the election petition tribunal which affirmed Governor Dapo Abiodun’s victory. The court upheld the election of the State governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, as declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The three-man panel in the unanimous judgment, delivered by Justice Mohammed Ambi-Usi Danjuma, who stood in for the head…

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GNI set to dump ADC for APC

The governorship candidate of African Democratic Congress in the 2019 election, Gboyega Isiaka and three lawmakers on the platform of the party are set to join the All Progressives Congress. Isiaka said this on Monday after a closed-door meeting with Governor Dapo Abiodun at the Governor’s Office, Oke Mosan, Abeokuta. The meeting came barely three weeks after both Isiaka and Abiodun held a secret meeting over the rumoured plan to join APC. Some of the political leaders that accompanied Isiaka to the meeting include Joju Fadairo,  Nurudeen Olaleye,  Dipo Sofowora, …

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‘God’s grace did it for me’ -Sen. Olujimi

Former Senate Minority Leader, Mrs. Abiodun Olujimi of PDP, on Thursday, said her victory in the Appeal Court over Senate Spokesperson, Prince Dayo Adeyeye of APC was a product of God’s grace. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Olujimi, in a statement in Ado Ekiti, said it was God and courage of the judiciary that returned her as representative of Ekiti South Senatorial District. ” I have been speechless since yesterday morning when the Appeal Court, Ado Ekiti, sitting in Kaduna upheld the decision of the lower tribunal to the effect…

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Lagos Fire outbreak: Gbajabiamila sympathises with traders at Balogun Market

The Speaker of the House of Representatives Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila has sympathised with traders and shop owners at the popular Balogun Market, Idumota, Lagos over the fire outbreak that occurred at the market on Tuesday.The Speaker said the fire incident, which affected two-storey buildings at No. 43, Martins Street, in the market where property worth millions of naira were lost, was unfortunate.In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Lanre Lasisi, the Speaker said it was painful that traders and shop owners, who were carrying out their…

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Sowore meets bail conditions, to be freed today -Falana

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), told the Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday the convener of #RevolutionNow protest, Omoyele Sowore, and his co-accused, Olawale Bakare, have met the bail conditions imposed on them in respect of their trial on charges of treasonable felony. Falana, who is their lawyer, said the defendants would be freed later on Wednesday. He said this while asking for an adjournment of the case on the grounds that the accused have been in custody of the Department of State Service from where they were…

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Gbajabiamila leads Reps delegation to Japan

The Speaker of the House of Representatives Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila will on Wednesday lead a delegation of the House on a visit to Japan.The visit, which will last from November 6 to 11, is based on an invitation extended to the Speaker by the Japanese House of Representatives.The visit is to facilitate an exchange between the Nigerian House of Representatives and its Japanese counterpart and further foster friendly relations and mutual understanding between the two countries.During the visit, the Speaker, accompanied by some members of the House, is expected to…

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Appeal court sacks Sen. Adeyeye, affirms Olujimi winner

The Court of Appeal sitting in Kaduna has nullified the election of the spokesman of the Senate, Senator Dayo Adeyeye. The ruling was delivered by Justice Uzor Anyanwu on Wednesday. The court also upheld the tribunal judgment declaring Peoples Democratic Party’s Senator Abiodun Olujimi winner of the Ekiti South Senatorial election held on February 23. The Independent National Electoral Commission had declared Adeyeye, who ran on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress, winner of the National Assembly election. Olujimi approached the elections petitions tribunal, seeking a declaration that she…

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‘Cabal tales’ confirmed as Abba Kyari takes bill to Buhari in London

The Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, on Monday took a bill to President Muhammadu Buhari, who is in London on a private visit, for signing. The bill amended the Deep Offshore (and Inland Basin Production Sharing Contract) Act. The President on Twitter described the signing as a landmark moment for Nigeria. In a photo which was posted on social media, Kyari, who was wearing a suit, was seen presenting the bill to the President who was sitting down. Deep Offshore (and Inland Basin Production Sharing Contract) Act…

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Supreme Court dismisses Atiku’s appeal, affirms Buhari’s election

The Supreme Court has dismissed the appeal filed by the Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, challenging the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari in the February 23, 2019, presidential election. The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, who led six other members of the apex court’s panel, delivered a three-sentence judgement which put paid to the legal dispute over the poll. The CJN, who said the reasons for the decision of the court would be made known on a date to be announced, disclosed that he…

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Buhari’s victory is a victory for democracy, says Gbajabiamila

The Speaker of the House of the Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila has described the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari at the Supreme Court as a victory for democracy.  Gbajabiamila, who said though the victory of the President at the February presidential polls was never in doubt, however, expressed his appreciation of the final victory, whereby Nigerian democracy was tested by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.  In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Lanre Lasisi, the Speaker said, “I want to…

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Crisis in Kogi as Judges avoid swearing-in Bello’s hand-picked deputy

Panel denies recommending Achuba’s impeachment Kogi State government appears to be facing an uphill task in getting the newly handpicked Deputy Governor designate Edward Onoja, sworn in as required by the Constitution. Onoja, who is Governor Yahaya Bello’s running mate in next month’s election, was named on Friday as successor to Mr. Simon Achuba. Achuba was impeached by the State House of Assembly within hours of the submission of the report of the panel raised by the Chief Judge of the state, Justice Nasiru Ajana to investigate the allegations against…

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Achuba, Kogi Dep. Gov, impeached

The Kogi State House of Assembly has impeached the embattled Deputy Governor, Simon Achuba. His impeachment followed the submission earlier in the day of the report of the committee set up by the state chief judge, Justice Nadir Ajana, to investigate an allegation of gross misconduct against the former deputy governor. Leader of the House, Hassan Bello Abdulahi, representing Ajaokuta state constituency who announced the decision of the House, said Achuba stands impeached after careful consideration of the report of the John Bayeshea committee submitted earlier on Friday. He said…

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Buhari, Osinbajo asset declaration forms remain secret -CCB

The Code of Conduct Bureau has said it cannot disclose the information in the asset declaration forms submitted by President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and other current and ex-public officials because the information is private and not for public consumption. The bureau said the existing law guiding its operations did not allow for such disclosure and except the National Assembly amends the law, it had no power to make such information public. The CCB stressed that though it had custody of the asset declaration forms of Presidents, Vice…

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Mindshift Advocacy Unveils Powerful Initiative to Create a New Nigeria

In its determination and resolve to foster a new mindset among Nigerians, the Mindshift Advocacy for Development Initiative has unveiled a new blue print to get Nigerians to think differently, believe differently and to act differently, so as to generate a mindset geared towards development. The event which was attended by dignitaries and the media held Thursday, October 17, 2019, at the prestigious Benue Hall of the International Conference Centre, Abuja. In his address Mr. Joko Okupe, the Founder and Board of Trustee member of the Mindshift Advocacy for Development…

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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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Gbajabiamila gives recipe to enhance women participation in politics

The Speaker of the House of Representatives Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila has said that with with the right candidates with good ideas, funding and organisation, more Nigerian women would get elected into political offices.Gbajabiamila said, as a politician, he believes that Nigerian women could also engage in more advocacy, lobby, peaceful protests, among others to drive home their point to get into more elective positions.As a keynote speaker at a WIMPOL Dialogue organised by the Women in Management, Business and Public Service (WimBiz) on Saturday in Abuja, Gbajabiamila said he believes…

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Appeal Court voids Melaye’s election may face electorates Nov 16

The Independent National Electoral Commission says it will explore the possibility of using the November 16 governorship election to conduct a fresh election for the Kogi West Senatorial district. The INEC National Commissioner in charge of Kogi, Nasarawa and Kwara states, Mohammed Haruna, dropped the hint in Lokoja on Friday. Fielding questions from newsmen on the Court of Appeal judgment nullifying the election of Senator Dino Melaye, Haruna said since the governorship election was still 34 days away, there was the possibility for the election to hold the same day.…

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House to empower lottery commission for more revenue generation -Gbajabiamila‎

The Speaker of the House of Representatives Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila has said that the House was ready to empower the National Lottery Regulatory Commission (NLRC) through enabling legislation to empower it to generate more revenue.Gbajabiamila, who played host to the management team of the commission led by the chairman of its board, Alhaji Ibikunle Fatai, said the House is willing to come up with relevant laws that would make Nigeria generate more revenue to fund her annual budgets.The Speaker ‎said: “Yours is a very important agency in terms of revenue…

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Ex-UK PM, Cameron lied, He was angry over anti-gay bill -Jonathan

Former President Goodluck Jonathan says ex-Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, David Cameron, is against him because he signed the Ant-Same sex Marriage Bill into law. Jonathan said this while reacting to claims by Cameron that he (Jonathan) prevented UK troops from rescuing some of the 276 schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram from Chibok, Borno State. Cameron, in his recently published memoir titled, ‘For the Record’, had claimed that a team of UK soldiers had located some of the Chibok girls but “Nigeria’s President, Goodluck Jonathan, seemed to be asleep…

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Gbajabiamila asks Nigerians to pray for unity

The Speaker of the House of Representatives Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila has urged Nigerians to remain united as the country marks her 59th Independence Day anniversary. The Speaker also enjoined Nigerians to pray for the country and her leaders for the entrenchment of good governance and the well being of the people.  In a statement marking Nigeria’s 59th Independence, Speaker Gbajabiamila said Nigeria has come a long way as one indivisible entity, which every citizen must work to protect. He said at a time like this, prayers and unity of purpose will help…

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Thank goodness, Presidency shoots down ‘3rd term agenda’

The Presidency has described as “internet-based gossip and un-informed media commentary”, insinuations that President Muhammadu Buhari would embark on a third term ambition with effect from 2023.The Presidency specifically said that Buhari would “serve his full second elected term in office, ending 2023 – and then there shall be a general election in which he will not be a candidate.”The Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media and Publicity), Garba Shehu, made the clarification in a statement issued on Tuesday night in Abuja.He said, “The Presidency wishes to correct internet-based gossip…

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ICPC bursts Kashamu, recorvers 3 ambulances, 500kva transformer

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) says it recovered three ambulances and a 500KVA  transformer meant for constituency projects from Buruji Kashamu, a former senator who represented Ogun-east. Rasheedat Okoduwa, ICPC spokesperson, said the items were part of the 2016 constituency projects which were to be distributed to Ogun-east senatorial district. She said the commission received intelligence about the presence of the items at the location from a concerned citizen who became aware of the commission’s constituency project tracking group initiative. “They were discovered at his…

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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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Gbajabiamila mourns Oba Oniru

The Speaker of the House of Representatives Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila has expressed shock over the death of His Royal Majesty, Oba Idowu Abiodun Oniru of Iru land, Victoria Island, Lagos.The Speaker said Oba Oniru would be remembered for his fatherly role and commitment to the development of Iru land.In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Lanre Lasisi, the Speaker described the passing away of the monarch as painful at this time that his advice and guidance are needed by leaders.Gbajabiamila, who noted that Oba Idowu…

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Charging Sowore for insulting Buhari is dictatorship -Amnesty

Global rights group, Amnesty International has lambasted the Federal government for charging Sahara Reporters publisher, Omoyele Sowore, with treason and insulting the President. AI, in a series of tweets on Saturday, described the move as dictatorial and unwarranted. It called on the government to immediately release him and drop all the charges. It said, “Amnesty International condemns the bizarre charges pressed on activist Omoyele for expressing his views in media interviews. “The trumped-up charges he is facing show an attempt by the Nigerian authorities to deprive him of his human…

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Gbajabiamila seeks Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s support for agriculture, health

The Speaker of the House of Representatives Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila has asked the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to intensify its intervention programmes in areas of health care delivery services and agriculture.The Speaker, while receiving members of the foundation’s delegation, led by its President, Global Development, Mr Chris Elias, in his office during a courtesy call on Thursday, said Nigeria is always desirous of collaboration with development partners that would impact positively on the socio-political and economic development of the country.He said Nigeria’s collaboration with Bill and Melinda Gates…

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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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Oyo Tribunal Victory: GSM says its ‘triumph of truth’

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, on Monday, described the victory of the Peoples Democratic Party on which platform he won the March 9, 2019 governorship election in the state, at the Governorship Election Petition Tribunal, as the triumph of truth over falsehood. This was as the governor appreciated the people of the state for standing by him before, during and after the election. He called on the opposition All Progressives Congress to forget politics and join hands with him to work for the good of Oyo State. A statement…

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Tribunal upholds Buhari’s victory, PDP declares judgement provocative

The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal has dismissed the petition by Presidential Candidate Atiku Abubakar and his party, the Peoples’ Democratic Party challenging the election of President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the February 2019 Presidential Election. The court held, in the lead judgment read by Justice Mohammed Garba, which was supported by other Justices of the tribunal, held that the petitioners failed to prove their case. Meanwhile, main opposition political party the Peoples Democratic Party said it completely rejected the judgment of the Presidential Election Petition…

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Atiku vs Buhari: Heavy Security as tribunal sits to deliver judgement

Security has been beefed up within the vicinity of the Court of Appeal, Abuja, as the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal delivers judgment in the petition filed by Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate, Atiku Abubakar challenging president Muhammadu Buhari’s victory in Feb. 23 general election. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that security personnel comprising mainly men of the Nigeria Police, the Department of State Services and the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps mounted security checks at both ends of the stretch of the road to the court.…

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Oshiomole calls for massive boycott of MTN, other S/Africa companies

The National Chairman of All Progressives Congress, Mr. Adams Oshiomhole, has urged Nigerians to boycott South African goods and services to protest the killings of Nigerians and other nationals living in that country. Oshiomhole gave the advice at a news conference in Abuja on Thursday. He recalled that over the past one year, Nigerians have been maltreated in one part of South Africa or the other. “This is the time to show commitment to our citizens and show sympathy to our loved ones. “This can be done by boycotting South…

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Lagos NURTW members protest MC Oluomo’s choice as chairman

Aggrieved members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers in Lagos State have staged a protest at the state House of Assembly on Wednesday to reject the emergence of Musiliu Akinsanya, aka MC Oluomo, as the chairman of the caretaker committee of the union in the state. The protesters condemned Akinsanya’s emergence, saying he and his supporters and backers were working against the constitution of the union. It was learnt that the National President of the NURTW, Alhaji Tajudeen Baruwa, appointed Akinsanya as the caretaker chairman following the dissolution…

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‘They are using my name to dupe’ -Fashola cries out

Works and Housing Minister Babatunde Fashola has alerted the public to a fake Facebook account opened in his name, and warned people against falling prey to the antics of the scammers behind it. Fashola, in a statement by Mr Hakeen Bello, his special adviser on Communications, said the fake account, which had his name and picture, was opened by dupes and scammers. The statement, made available to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), yesterday in Abuja, said “the minister has, on several occasions in the past, disclaimed such fake accounts,” and…

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