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£4.2m Ibori loot: Accountant-general backtracks after Lauretta Onochie said the money is yet to be paid to Delta state government
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£4.2m Ibori loot: Accountant-general backtracks after Lauretta Onochie said the money is yet to be paid to Delta state government

Accountant-General of the federation (AGF), Ahmed Idris has backtracked after President Buhari's aide, Lauretta Onochie countered his claim of £4.2m Ibori loot being returned to the Delta state Government. On Wednesday May 26, barely 24 hours after the Accountant-General said the funds have been returned to Delta state to avoid litigation against the federal government, Lauretta Onochie countered it by saying it is yet to be returned to the South-South state as it will be against the terms and conditions on which the funds were repatriated. She wrote; “Now, let me remind us. The attorney-general of the federation, Abubakar Mallami, the British high commissioner, Catriona Laing, and other relevant agencies held a press conference openly telling the world when the money would be r...
‘Oral Sex is not Stated in the Bible’ – Bishop Chris Kwakpovwe says in Debut Edition of Relationship and Marital Issues
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‘Oral Sex is not Stated in the Bible’ – Bishop Chris Kwakpovwe says in Debut Edition of Relationship and Marital Issues

Bishop Chris Kwakpovwe; a Christian minister, trained pharmacist and author who is the founder and senior pastor of Manna Prayer Mountain Ministry Worldwide, headquartered in Lagos and also the author of Our Daily Manna, a daily devotional has launched a new relationship and counselling programme on social media. In the debut edition of Relationship and Marital issues series on Facebook, the respected man of God emphasized that Marriage is honourable and indulged everyone to do all they can to always create their own happiness rather than tie their happiness to a fellow human. In his words, ‘if you’re unable to make yourself happy outside marriage, then you’ll most likely never be happy in marriage because you’ll always be waiting for your spouse to make you happy when your spous...
Over 80 Inmates Voluntarily Return to Imo Custodial Center
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Over 80 Inmates Voluntarily Return to Imo Custodial Center

Over 80 inmates of the Owerri Correctional center in Imo state have returned to the center. Recall that armed men attacked the correctional center on Monday, March 5, and freed 1844 of the inmates. During a visit to the center on Tuesday, April 6, the Minister of Interior Affairs, Rauf Aregbesola, promised that the Federal government will grant any returnee inmate amnesty. In an interview with DailyTrust on Wednesday, April 7, the Public Relations Officer of the Centre, Mr. Joe Madugba, said over 80 inmates have returned between Tuesday and Wednesday. “We have a total of 82 inmates right now. Remember that we have 36 that refused to escape and six that returned. Presently 40 others have joined them. They might have heeded the advice of the honourable minister to grant them am...
Court Bars FG from Blocking SIM Cards not Linked to NIN by April
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Court Bars FG from Blocking SIM Cards not Linked to NIN by April

A Federal High Court in Lagos State has barred the Federal Government from blocking SIM cards not linked to National Identity Numbers (NIN), come April. The Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy had, through the Nigerian Communications Commission, asked operators to block all SIM cards not linked to NIN by April 9, 2021. This resulted in people disregarding Covid-19 protocols as they trooped to offices of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) to get registered. However, a former second National Vice-President of the Nigerian Bar Association and human rights lawyer, Mr Monday Ubani, filed an originating motion and asked the court to stop the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) from disconnecting all SIM Cards not linked to NINs, Punch reports. The ...
I’m not a politician, so I have no word for the opposition – Buratai reacts to PDP kicking against his nomination as an Ambassador
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I’m not a politician, so I have no word for the opposition – Buratai reacts to PDP kicking against his nomination as an Ambassador

Immediate past Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Tukur Buratai (Rtd) has reacted to the People's Democratic Party (PDP) kicking against his nomination as a non-career ambassador. Recall that the PDP had described the nomination as a plot to shield the ex-Service Chiefs from investigation over the “killing of innocent Nigerians and crimes against humanity” under their leadership. Addressing journalists after a special gala night organised for him by members of the 29th Regular Course Association of the Nigerian Defense Academy in Abuja on Saturday February 6, Buratai said he would not respond to PDP’s statement because he is not a politician. He said;   “It’s an honourable retirement and also an honourable appointment. “I’m not a politician, so I have no word for the oppo...
Chief Medical Director of the Yaba Infectious Disease Hospital in Lagos Reportedly Tests Positive for COVID-19
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Chief Medical Director of the Yaba Infectious Disease Hospital in Lagos Reportedly Tests Positive for COVID-19

The Chief Medical Director of Infectious Disease Hospital, Yaba, Lagos, Dr Bowale Abimbola, has reportedly tested positive for Coronavirus. SaharaReporters reports Dr Abimbola is presently being treated in one of the wards in the hospital. “Yes, he is positive, that’s why you haven’t seen him in public unlike before. It was even Dr Nifemi Bella Oloniniyi that received honourable members of Lagos State House of Assembly during their visit to our facility. I was told he had a meeting with someone who later showed symptoms of COVID-19, so his samples were immediately taken for test and his results returned positive last week,” a source told SaharaReporters Dr Abimbola was actively involved in managing the Italian man who was the Index case of COVID19 in Lagos state.
Four Federal Legislator’s who Died in 2019
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Four Federal Legislator’s who Died in 2019

Four notable politicians who represented their constituents in the National Assembly died painful deaths last year. We profile them below: 1. Honourable Rep Olatoye Temitope Sugar Party: ADP Representing: Lagelu / Akinyele Federal Constituency and the chairman, House Committee on Urban Development and Regional Planning for the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Cause of death: Murder/Gun shots Age bracket: (1973 – 9 March 2019) 2. Honourable Rep Jafa’aru Iliyasu Party: APC representing: Rijau/Magama federal constituency of Niger State. Cause of death: brief illness Died: Dec 2, 2019 3. Senator Benjamin Uwajumogu to Representing: Imo North senatorial district/ chairman of the senate committee on employment, labour and productivity. Party:...
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Honourable Akin Alabi move motion on the urgent need to establish more roadside clinics and improve the facilities in the existing ones to curb traffic accident fatalities

Honourable Akin Alabi representing Egbeda/Ona Ara federal constituency, Oyo State has moved a motion on the urgent need to establish more roadside clinics and improve the facilities in the existing ones to curb traffic accident fatalities. He stated that ‘While it’s important to prevent accidents by building good roads and ensuring only qualified people drive, we must understand there will always be accidents so we must be ready when they happen. We must have fully functional roadside and mobile clinics. It’s super important.’
Manchester City have three players who would walk into any Premier League team in any era, says Giggs
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Manchester City have three players who would walk into any Premier League team in any era, says Giggs

The Wales boss thinks that Vincent Kompany, David Silva and Sergio Aguero are good enough to fit into any side in league history Ryan Giggs has hailed Manchester City as one of the greatest ever Premier League teams, and highlighted three of their key players in particular. Vincent Kompany, David Silva and Sergio Aguero are all good enough to play for any English side in the past three decades according to the former Manchester United player, who won 35 trophies in his decorated career. In an interview with the Premier League, Giggs gave an honourable mention to Kevin De Bruyne, too, as he heaped praise on the current Manchester City squad.
Buhari Opens Up On ‘Two Nigerians Found Honourable’ During His Military Rule
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Buhari Opens Up On ‘Two Nigerians Found Honourable’ During His Military Rule

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday said that only two Nigerians were found honourable during the trial of public office holders during his military rule. Speaking during a town-hall meeting with Nigerians in Dubai, United Arab Emirates(UAE), the President who recalled how he sent President Shehu Shagari and other top government officials to prison over corruption, said Bilyaminu Usman, a junior minister, from Jigawa State, and Adamu Chiroma, a minister of finance and governor of central bank were the two Nigerians found honourable by the panels that investigated politicians. Buhari was responding to a question by a Nigerian based in Dubai had asked the president: ” What are you doing to bring treasury looters to justice ? Your boss, your subordinates and others. Many are sayin...
200 Level Student Jailed Over Dating Fraud
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200 Level Student Jailed Over Dating Fraud

A 200 level student identified as, Festus Ojomola has been sentenced to one year in jail for possessing fraudulent documents and engaging in dating scam. He was handed the sentence yesterday by Justice Mojisola Dada of the Special Offences Court,in Ikeja, Lagos. Ojomola was arrested by the EFCC, Lagos Zonal Office, in May 2018 following intelligence report the Commission received on the activities of some persons alleged to be involved in love scam. He was arraigned on February 13, 2019 on an amended two-count charge. The first count reads: “that you, Festus Olaoluwa Ojomola (a.k.a Lizzy Miller), on or about the 29th June, 2018, in Lagos within the jurisdiction of this honourable court, had in your possession hang-out chats wherein you presented yourself as Lizzy Miller to David ...
Man Accused Of Killing Dad On Train Says He’s Innocent Until Proven Guilty
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Man Accused Of Killing Dad On Train Says He’s Innocent Until Proven Guilty

A man accused of stabbing a dad who was on a train with his teenage son said he was innocent until proven guilty as he appeared in court. Darren Shane Pencille, 35, is charged with the murder of Lee Pomeroy, 51, and possessing an offensive weapon. Mr Pomeroy, who lived in Guildford and owned an IT firm, was travelling towards London with his 14-year-old son on Friday afternoon when he was attacked. A manhunt led detectives to a flat in Farnham on Saturday morning and they made two arrests. Pencille appeared in the dock at Staines Magistrates’ Court on Monday wearing glasses and a prison-issue grey tracksuit. Pencil drawing of Suspect in court He stood in the dock to confirm his name, date of birth and that he was British, telling magistrates he had no address du...
A-Ibom Women Protest, Demand Removal of CP
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A-Ibom Women Protest, Demand Removal of CP

THOUSANDS of Akwa-Ibom women, yesterday, protested in Uyo over the invasion of the State House of Assembly by the five sacked lawmakers, demanding the immediate sack of the state Commissioner of Police, Musa Kimo. This came as a High Court in Uyo granted an order of interim injunction restraining one of the sacked five lawmakers, Mr. Nse Ntuen from parading himself as the Speaker of Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly pending the determination of the motion on notice filed by Ekemini Udim, Counsel to Speaker Onofiok Luke. Ntuen, who was beaten during the invasion of the complex, Tuesday, was said to be receiving treatment at an undisclosed hospital. In a related development, the Senate mandated its committee on Police Affairs to investigate the incident and present its report within 48...
Defection: Court Okays Suit Seeking to Declare Senator Oduah’s Seat Vacant
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Defection: Court Okays Suit Seeking to Declare Senator Oduah’s Seat Vacant

An Abuja High Court sitting at Bwari has ordered Senator Stella Oduah who is representing Anambra North Senatorial District, to within five days, adduce reasons why her seat should not be declared vacant following her defection from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA. The court, in the order that was made by Justice Othman Musa, equally directed the service of all the legal processes on Clerk of the Senate, even as it fixed August 29 to commence hearing on the matter. The order followed a suit marked FCT/HC/BW/CV/118/2018, which was lodged before the high court by a chieftain of the PDP in Anambra State, Mr. Nwaokike Godwin. The plaintiff had through his lawyer, Mr. Jideobi Johnmary, prayed the court to determine, “Whether upon an intim...
My Governorship Ambition Is a Mandate From God – Davido’s Uncle, Sen. Isiaka Adeleke
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My Governorship Ambition Is a Mandate From God – Davido’s Uncle, Sen. Isiaka Adeleke

The Senator representing Osun West Senatorial District, Senator Ademola Adeleke, has opened up on how his family spiritually fortified themselves before he declared his intention to govern Osun state. While speaking at the Secretariat of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) in Osogbo, capital of Osun State on Wednesday, Senator Nurudeen Ademola Adeleke, disclosed that his entire household prayed and fasted for 40 days before seeking the face of God on gubernatorial aspiration. According to DailyTrust, the Senator representing Osun West Senatorial District, made the revelation when he submitted his letter of intent to contest for governorship to the state Chairman of PDP, Honourable Soji Adagunodo. Addressing a huge crowd of his supporters who thronged the PDP Secretariat, Adeleke u...
Former Nigerian Lawmaker, Eseme Eyiboh Duped $1.5m By Fake Benin Prince In Lagos
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Former Nigerian Lawmaker, Eseme Eyiboh Duped $1.5m By Fake Benin Prince In Lagos

Police officers in Lagos have revealed through investigation how a fake Benin Prince duped a Nigerian politician the sum of $1.5 million. Police detectives attached to the Special Fraud Unit (SFU), Milverton, Lagos State, have arrested some men, who posed as international businessmen, members of House of Representatives and members of Benin Kingdom’s royal family to defraud a former lawmaker of $1.5 million. The report revealed that police operatives began investigation of the suspects on July 28, 2017 with a crack team of detectives going to Murtala International Airport, Lagos State, to arrest the syndicate’s leader identified as Franklin Osiemwonyi Izekor, 45, aka Prince Joshua Akenzua. It was learnt that rather than follow the policemen, Izekor resisted arrest, fought the policemen...
Photos From The Naming Ceremony Of Alaafin Of Oyo’s Twins
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Photos From The Naming Ceremony Of Alaafin Of Oyo’s Twins

Weeks ago, the Alaafin of Oyo, HRM Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III, welcomed two sets of twins with two of his young wives. Olori Memunat, who gave birth first has posted photos from the naming ceremony held at the palace. The Alaafin Of Oyo has lovely children that are doing wonderfully well for themselves, across different spheres of life. Some of them are; Prince Akeem Adeyemi AKA Skimeh, the two-term Chairman, Atiba Local Government. The present honourable representing Afijio/Oyo East/ Oyo West/ Atiba Federal Constituency in the House of Reps; Princess Adetutu Adeyemi-Akhigbe. The Honourable Commissioner of Culture in Governor Ajimobi’s first term and Princess Folasade Adeyemi, a cultural ambassador and CEO, Arewa House of Culture. See more pictures from the ceremony;
Rep Commence Full Blown Investigation On $21bn Crude Oil Loss
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Rep Commence Full Blown Investigation On $21bn Crude Oil Loss

THE Ad-hoc Committee put in place by the House of Representatives to probe the alleged loss of crude oil worth $21billion yesterday  commenced full-blown investigation into the deal with a view to establishing the veracity or otherwise of the loss ‎ The committee was also mandated to investigate debts owed indigenous companies by International Oil Companies (IOCs). Speaking at the inaugural meeting in Abuja on Wednesday, the Chairman of the ad-hoc committee, Honourable Daniel Reyenieju who assured that the committee would be diligent in the course of its assignment vowed that committee would get into the root of the circumstances leading to the loss and proffer the solution that prevents future occurrence. According to him, “we  are expected to investigate the operations of the dee...
We Responded Swiftly To Outbreak Of Lassa Fever In Ebonyi – Health Minister
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We Responded Swiftly To Outbreak Of Lassa Fever In Ebonyi – Health Minister

The Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, has said that the Federal Government through its various Health Agencies responded promptly to the outbreak of Lassa fever in Ebonyi State following notification. Professor Adewole in a press statement signed by his Media aide, Kazeem Akintunde, stated that the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, (NCDC), an agency under the Federal Ministry of Health, saddled with such responsibility was in Ebonyi State 48 hours after the news broke in the media. Adewole said that he also personally called the Chief Medical Director, of the Federal Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki for detailed briefing after reading the news of the outbreak in national dailies. Quoting the minister: ‘We are here to assist states having challenges; it is the duty of the ...
FG’s Tactlessness In Handling Killer Herdsmen Crisis Fosters Repeated Killings – PDP
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FG’s Tactlessness In Handling Killer Herdsmen Crisis Fosters Repeated Killings – PDP

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Caucus in the House of Representatives yesterday expressed concern over the unending massacres and spate of killings in Benue, Taraba, Zamfara and other states in the country. The PDP lawmakers expressed disenchantment with the federal government’s over its alleged tactless handling of the situation that fosters possibilities of repeated mass killings by herdsmen in these states. The lawmakers, in a statement by the House Minority Leader, Honourable Leo Ogor, pointed out that the prevailing spate of killings across the nation now mirrors that of failed states. Condemning the development, the lawmakers frowned as the audacious terrorism and endless bloodletting under the All Progressives Congress (APC). The caucus emphatically blamed the APC govern...
Buhari’s Re-election: What Is In It For APC Wise Men?
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Buhari’s Re-election: What Is In It For APC Wise Men?

All Progressives Congress (APC) governors declaring that the only option for President Muhammadu Buhari is to seek re-election in 2019, KUNLE ODEREMI and MOSES ALAO write on why those governors have formed the arrow-head of the campaign even when public opinion seems to be rising against the president seeking another term. ONLY the politically uninitiated and naïve would claim that he is yet to read the lips of President Muhammadu Buhari on his ultimate plan on the 2019 elections. His body language, proclamations and actions point to one direction: that his eye is set on securing a fresh mandate. After all, the 1999 Constitution (as amended) qualifies him for the maximum second term of four years in office. His recent trips to some states in the South-East geopolitical zone to showca...
Kidnapped Lawmaker Found Dead
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Kidnapped Lawmaker Found Dead

Taraba State has been thrown into mourning following the death of a kidnapped lawmaker, Honourable Hosea Ibi. Late Ibi, the member representing Takum II Constituency in the Taraba State House of Assembly, was found dead after he was abducted by gunmen in  December 2017. The Police Public Relations Officer, Mr David Misal, confirmed to Channels Television on Monday in Jalingo, the state capital that the lawmaker’s corpse had been found. Misal, who said the corpse was found in Takum Local Government Area of the state, noted that the lawmaker must have died about three days before his body was discovered. The State Police Command had earlier confirmed Ibi’s abduction by unknown individuals on December 31, 2017, in Takum where he was to usher in the New Year.
How Nigerian Oil And Gas Sector Performed In 2017
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How Nigerian Oil And Gas Sector Performed In 2017

Crude oil, being the major source of foreign exchange for the survival of the economy, recorded marginal increase amid uncertainties surrounding global economy.   In this report, Oil and Gas Republic Publication provided an insight on the challenges Nigeria faced in the oil and gas sector during 2017.   Introduction   Just as it was in the year 2016, Nigerians experienced the latter part of year 2017 with acute fuel scarcity. The reason for the fuel scarcity remains the same: lack of capacity of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to handle products importation, storage and distribution.   Introduction of price modulation mid 2016 was seen as a partial deregulation of the downstream sector. This has later proven to be false because t...
Azura Power’s First Turbine Connects To Nigeria’s Grid
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Azura Power’s First Turbine Connects To Nigeria’s Grid

Earlier today, Azura Power’s first turbine was synchronized to the national grid and began producing electricity for distribution across the country. This is a red-letter day for the country’s first large-scale, project-financed, independent power plant; and a testament to the work of the many government agencies that have helped to bring this project to life. Today’s event marks the start of a four-month period of intensive commissioning of the 459MW Azura-Edo IPP located in Benin City, Edo State. The plant is comprised of three Siemens turbines, each of which is capable of producing 153MW. The first turbine was synchronized to the national grid on 20th December 2017 and will undergo a battery of tests over the coming five weeks. Tests on the second turbine will begin at the end of Jan...
IMO: Assembly Crisis Deepens, Budget Face-Off Persists, As Speaker Debunks Suspension Of Assembly Clerk
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IMO: Assembly Crisis Deepens, Budget Face-Off Persists, As Speaker Debunks Suspension Of Assembly Clerk

The drama playing out in Imo State House of Assembly over Governor Rochas Okorocha’s 2018 budget presentation is not coming to an end. This is as Speaker Acho Ihim has refuted claims that the Clerk of the House, Chris Duru, has been suspended. First, the state lawmakers had on Tuesday last week deserted the Assembly premises on the day Okorocha was to present the p 2018 budget to the lawmakers. On return to the Assembly on Thursday, the lawmakers had during their plenary, following a motion raised by the majority leader, Mr. Lugard Osuji, announced the suspension of the clerk, Duru. Although the lawmakers claimed that Duru’s suspension was due to his alleged “gross misconduct,” there are claims however that his suspension was not unconnected with his support of the Speaker, who is belie...
NECA Expresses Displease Over Frequent Summons By National Assembly
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NECA Expresses Displease Over Frequent Summons By National Assembly

The Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association (NECA) has expressed its displeasure at the frequent summons of Chief Executives of organised businesses by the several Committees of the National Assembly. The umbrella body of private sector companies frowned at a recent letter and advertorial from the House of Representatives requesting information on product contents from some of its member-companies and at the same time inviting the companies to appear before an investigative Committee under the leadership of the House Leader, Honourable Femi Gbajabiamila. Reacting to the incident, the Director General of NECA, Mr Olusegun Oshinowo, stated that: “while we have no issue against companies providing basic information to the legislators to help them in the course of their investigative...
Kebbi Assembly Passes LG Establishment Amendment Bill Into Law
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Kebbi Assembly Passes LG Establishment Amendment Bill Into Law

The Kebbi State House of Assembly has passed the Local Government Councils Establishment Amendment Bill and other bills connected therein into law. Presenting the bill on the floor of the House, on Wednesday, Deputy House Leader, Hon. Ibrahim Abubakar Bokulo, cited Section 2 of the Principal Law No. IV of 2008 on the need to be amended and urged his colleagues to support the motion for amendments of the bill. It was gathered that the bill, if signed into law, would empower the local councils to deduct four percentage from federal allocation to develop four emirates within their domains. During the House session, a motion was moved by the Deputy Speaker, Muhammad Buhari Aliero, calling on the House members to dissolve into the committee of session to consider the bill. The motio...
NAL Charges N’Assembly On Devolution Of Power
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NAL Charges N’Assembly On Devolution Of Power

The National Assembly has been urged to revisit the issue of devolution of power in the on-going Constitutional review. The Nigerian Academy of Letters (NAL) stated this in a communiqué signed by its President, Professor Olu Obafemi, after its 19th Convocation, Scientific Session and Investiture of new Fellows, held at the University of Lagos. The nation, according to the group, “needs to urgently reassess the structure of power to enable sub-national interests to have a voice in the scheme of things.” They said the governing elite must genuinely promote a national conversation to establish the basis, terms and nature of our nationhood. “A true sovereign national, unfettered and unrestrained referendum must be engendered and empowered from the centre. “All the previous recom...
Kogi Assembly Condemns Attack On Members, Sets 5-Man Committee
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Kogi Assembly Condemns Attack On Members, Sets 5-Man Committee

The Kogi State House of Assembly on Wednesday condemned the attack on some members by suspected hoodlums on August 1, 2017. The Assembly also ordered for proper investigation which should be carried out by the House for necessary legislative action. This followed a motion of urgent public importance moved by Victor Omofaye (APC Ijumu constituency ). Omofaye noted that the chamber is supposed to be a safe place for the legislators to carry out their constitutional roles by making laws aimed at delivering maximum dividends of democracy to the people of the State with full protection of lives and other legislative staff. According to him , “It is sad and unfortunate that while these hardworking lawmakers were sitting on the 1st of August, 2017, yet to be identified thugs turned th...
War Against Corruption Fully On Course – Malami
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War Against Corruption Fully On Course – Malami

The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has debunked claims that he is not committed to the anti-corruption agenda of the Muhammadu Buhari led administration. In a swift response to remarks by a member of the Prof. Itse Sagay-led Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, (PACAC), Prof. Femi Odekunle, which questioned his commitment to the anti-corruption fight, Malami stated that he is committed to the anti-corruption war. The remarks came days after the Code of Conduct Tribunal acquitted Senate President Bukola Saraki of corruption charges. In a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Salihu Isah, and the Special Assistant to the President on Prosecution (AGF Office), Mr. Okoi Obono-Obla. Malami said i...
Amaechi Has, Will Not Stop Any Member From Seeking Political Office – Rivers APC
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Amaechi Has, Will Not Stop Any Member From Seeking Political Office – Rivers APC

The All Progressives Party, APC, Rivers state chapter has said that the Minister of Transport and leader of the party in the state, Rt. Honourable Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, has not and will not stop nor even contemplate on preventing any member of the party from seeking any political office in the state because he (Amaechi) is a true democrat who understands the rights of every party member. The party also said that, contrary to what it described as fake, distorted and misleading news making the rounds that the Minister made some changes in the party’s leadership, that there is no crisis in the party and that the members of the party’s executive are intact. It said, rather, the Minister made some changes within his own political team which does not affect, in any way, the party in the st...
APC Suspends Embattled Reps Member Abdulmumin Jibrin
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APC Suspends Embattled Reps Member Abdulmumin Jibrin

The former chairman of the House of Representatives committee on appropriation, Honourable Abdulmumin Jibrin, has been suspended by his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC). The party chapter in Bebeji local government area of Kano state took the decision to suspend the lawmaker on Thursday. Speaking on the suspension, the local government party chairman, Sani Ranka, said the suspension was as a result of the lawmaker’s alleged anti-party activities.
CCT Discharges Saraki, Dismisses All Charges
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CCT Discharges Saraki, Dismisses All Charges

The Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, sitting in Abuja has quashed the 16-count charge the Federal Government preferred against the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki. The two-panel panel tribunal headed by Justice Danladi Umar, held that FG failed to prove essential elements of all the allegations it levelled against Saraki. The tribunal held that both oral and documentary evidence that were laid by four witnesses FG brought before it were “so discredited during cross-examination”, saying it was so “manifestly unreliable that no court or tribunal can rely on it to make a conviction”. “In the light of the foregoing, the tribunal has no other option that to discharge the defendant. “The Honourable tribunal upholds the no-case submission and the defendant is accordingly discharged ...
Fed Govt Insists Recall Of Justice Ademola Premature, Ill-Timed
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Fed Govt Insists Recall Of Justice Ademola Premature, Ill-Timed

The Federal Government again on Monday faulted the National Judicial Council’s lifting of suspension of Justice Adeniyi Ademola of the Federal High Court in Abuja, following his acquittal of corruption charges preferred against him. The Special Adviser to the President on Prosecutions, Mr. Okoi Obono-Obla, in his reaction to a statement issued by the NJC on Saturday, said, the recall of Justice Ademola, in the face of a valid appeal challenging the judge’s acquittal, was “premature and ill-timed”. The NJC, had in its statement signed by its Director of Information, Mr. Soji Oye, stated on Saturday that an earlier statement by Obono-Obla giving an impression that there was a pending and valid appeal against Justice Ademola’s acquittal was wrong. It had justified the recall of six e...
June 12: Let’s Protect Nation’s Democracy – Osun Assembly
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June 12: Let’s Protect Nation’s Democracy – Osun Assembly

Osun State House of Assembly, under the leadership of the Speaker, Honourable Najeem Salaam, on Monday said the current Nigeria democracy must be protected with all diligence so as not to encourage the incursion of military rule in the country again. He said any inimical act would override June 12, 1993 struggle that led to the change witnessed in Nigeria political landscape via the 2015 general elections after years of relentless and unwavering struggle for true democracy. A statement by the Chairman, House Committee on Information and Strategy, Olatunbosun Oyintiloye, to commemorate the June 12 struggle, said the change in the Nigeria political landscape, was not a coincidence, but a consequence of sacrifice made by courageous gladiators who led from the front to entrench democracy...
Adamu Adamu Doesn’t Shake Women’s Hand – Twitter User
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Adamu Adamu Doesn’t Shake Women’s Hand – Twitter User

The inauguration of the new reconstituted Governing Councils of 23 federal universities was held at the National Universities Commission (NUC) Abuja on Tuesday, May 9. According to the twitter user, who was at the ceremony, the Honourable Minister of Education Malam Adamu Adamu raised his hand when the only three female members of the council approached him for a handshake.
Court Official Remanded In Prison Custody For N9.2 Million Fraud
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Court Official Remanded In Prison Custody For N9.2 Million Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Friday, April 28, 2017 arraigned a deputy chief registrar of the Ibadan Judicial Divison of Oyo State High Court, Mutiat Omobola Adio, before Justice S. Olagunju of the Oyo State High Court sitting in Ibadan on a 2-count charge of fraud to the tune of N9.2million. Adio allegedly collected the said sum as payment for a property located at Plot 10, Block XXIV, Bashorun Estate, Ibadan, sold to one Yekini Olonade, but failed to surrender the title documents of the property to him. Efforts of the victim to either recover the money or have possession of the property yielded no result. The offense is contrary to Section 1 (2) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Related Offences Act, 2006 and punishable under Section 1 (3) of the sam...
Amaechi, Yahaya Bello Flag Off Dredging Of River Niger Ajaokuta-Onitsha Waterway
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Amaechi, Yahaya Bello Flag Off Dredging Of River Niger Ajaokuta-Onitsha Waterway

Photos from the flag-off of the maintenance Dredging of River Niger Alone Ajaokuta - Onitsha Waterways Channel, at Ajaokuta Kogi State Present at the flag-off of the maintenance Dredging of River Niger Alone Ajaokuta - Onitsha Waterways Channel in Ajaokuta,Kogi State were Managing Director National Inland Waterways Authority, (NIWA) Boss Musterpher, Honourable Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi,  Governor of Kogi State. Yahaya Bello,  Deputy Governor of kogi State, Elder Simon Achuba and Secretary to the State Government of Kogi State, Dr. Mrs. Ayoade Folashade Arike.
23 Federal Universities Get New Governing Councils — Full List Of Chairpersons
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23 Federal Universities Get New Governing Councils — Full List Of Chairpersons

Pursuant to his powers under the laws establishing the federal universities in Nigeria, His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the reconstitution of Governing Councils of 23 out of the 40 federal universities in the country for a period of four years in the first instance. The institutions affected are those whose Governing Councils’ tenures have elapsed or would on 9th April, 2017. In making these appointments, Mr. President had taken cognizance of the requirements for membership into governing councils, which include among others, a minimum of a university degree, high integrity, and commitment to educational development of the country. In addition, consideration was also given to geo-political spread, in order to reflect federal character and foster sense of be...
Justice Ademola’s Acquittal: Presidency Frowns As FG Appeals Judgment
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Justice Ademola’s Acquittal: Presidency Frowns As FG Appeals Judgment

Federal Government Thursday appealed the judgment of Justice Jude Okeke that nullified the corruption charges against Justice Adeniyi Ademola, Mrs. Olabowale Ademola and Mr. Joe Agi (SAN). Also, the government through the federal Ministry of Justice has filed a fresh case in the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT against Justice Ademola and his wife for living above their income and failure to declare their assets. It will be recalled that Justice Okeke of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Wednesday April 5, 2017, upheld a no case submission by the Defence in the corruption case against Justice Ademola, Mrs. Ademola and Mr. Agi. The judge also struck out the 18-count charge proffered against the Defendants after holding that the Prosecution failed to prove any of the alleg...
Ararume’s Daughter Weds In Abuja: David Mark, Amaechi, Dogara, Ngige, Attend
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Ararume’s Daughter Weds In Abuja: David Mark, Amaechi, Dogara, Ngige, Attend

Honourable Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi,former Senate President of Federal Republic of Nigeria Sen. David Mark,bride's father  Sen. Ifeanyi Godwin Ararume,Speaker House of Representatives Federal Republic of Nigeria, Rt. Hon Yakubu Dogara,Minister of Labour & Productivity, Sen. Chris Ngige and APC National Chairman, Chief John Oyegun at the wedding ceremony of former Governor of Plateau State Son, Nante Dariye & Senator Araraume's daughter, Chioma at Ecumenical Center, National Christian Centre, Abuja 1st April.
Mohammed Abacha Fights To Reclaim $1.3bn Oil Bloc, Sues FG, Shell, Agip
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Mohammed Abacha Fights To Reclaim $1.3bn Oil Bloc, Sues FG, Shell, Agip

Son of the late military Head of State, Gen. Sani Abacha, Mohammed, had begun a legal battle to reclaim the $1.3 billion Oil Prospecting Licence (OPL) 245, which was allocated to Malabu Oil Gas Limited. Mohammed Abacha is a Director and the largest shareholder of Malabu Oil Gas Limited. The two other major shareholders are Amafagha Kweku and Hindu Hassan. There have been a couple of suits before different courts in recent time over the oil bloc. While the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had approached the court seeking a forfeiture order of the said licence from Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company Limited, and Nigerian Agip Exploration Company Limited, the Federal Government had, in another suit, slammed a six-count corruption charge on a former Attorney Gen...
Corper Franklin Onwubiko Donates Classroom Seats In Daura
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Corper Franklin Onwubiko Donates Classroom Seats In Daura

The principals, staff and students of Government Girls Secondary School Daura, the hometown of President Muhammadu Buhari, were full of excitement as a serving member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Franklin Onwubiko donated set of class room seats to the school. The epoch event attracted the Emir of Daura Umar Farouk Umar who was represented by Alh. Rabe Musa Maiadua and Alh. Abba Yahaya Baure, the Honourable member representing Daura in the state House of Assembly, Hon. Nasiru Yahaya, representative of the paramilitaries in the zone, the Zonal Inspector of NYSC, Daura Mr. Oketade Ifeoluwa, principals of both Junior and secondary section of the school, Corps members serving in the zone as well as students of the school. In his address, Franklin Onwubiko, described the da...
Movie Trailer: Yomi Fash-Lanso, Eric Didie, Adejumoke Aderounmu & More Star in James Abinibi’s Short Film ‘Honourable’
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Movie Trailer: Yomi Fash-Lanso, Eric Didie, Adejumoke Aderounmu & More Star in James Abinibi’s Short Film ‘Honourable’

‘Honourable’ is a 30 minutes short film written, produced and directed by James Abinibi. The film stars veteran actor Yomi Fash-Lanso alongside new talented actors like Eric Didie, Adejumoke Aderounmu among others. Here’s a synopsis of the film: ‘Honourable’ addresses the issues of Integrity, Corruption and Unemployment from an encounter between an unemployed citizen and a nonchalant politician. The premiere is set to take place on Monday, October 31st, 2016 at Freedom Park. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8G4mHue7XI
Actor Desmond Elliot Celebrates 1yr as a Lawmaker
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Actor Desmond Elliot Celebrates 1yr as a Lawmaker

Nollywood actor, producer and filmmaker, Desmond Olusola Elliot, today celebrated a year in office as a lawmaker. Desmond took to social media to share the above picture with caption: "One year as a lawmaker... Another great opportunity to say 'Thank you Lord' for this great opportunity to serve in this great state Lagos,these wonderful people of the state and good people of Surulere. I will never take it for granted ,for this is a Privilege and I say Thank you lord over and over again. It hasn't been easy but IT IS WELL"

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