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Breaking: President Buhari appoints Usman Alkali Baba as acting IGP
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Breaking: President Buhari appoints Usman Alkali Baba as acting IGP

President Buhari has approved the appointment of the Deputy Inspector-General, DIG, Usman Alkali Baba as the Acting Inspector-General of Police, IGP. The Minister of Police Affairs, Maigari Dingyadi, made the announcement when he spoke with State House correspondents in Abuja on Tuesday April 6. He said the appointment was with immediate effect. Dingyadi added that issues of professionalism, competence, and years of service were considered before Alkali was appointed. Recall that on February 4, President Buhari had extended the tenure of the immediate past police boss, Mohammed Adamu for three months, after the expiration of his tenure.  
2023 Presidency: Any Serious-minded Politician will Give it a Shot – Governor Fayemi
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2023 Presidency: Any Serious-minded Politician will Give it a Shot – Governor Fayemi

Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti state has commented on the controversy that has trailed the 2023 presidency. The Chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum whose second tenure as governor will expire next year, said in an interview on Channels Television that he believes it is the dream of every politician to hold such an office. Fayemi stated that he doesn't know any serious-minded politician who will not give the presidency a shot. He said; “I get asked this question all the time; I don’t know anyone, any serious-minded politician who will have the opportunity to govern a country with the blessings that we have, in spite of the challenges, that will not give it a shot."
I Made Amaechi Governor – Governor Wike
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I Made Amaechi Governor – Governor Wike

Governor Nyesom Wike has claimed that his predecessor, Rotimi Amaechi became Governor of Rivers state through his help. Wike who served as Chief of Staff during Amaechi's tenure, made the disclosure during an interview with BBC pidgin on Friday March 19. The Rivers state Governor stated in the interview that he wonders how someone he made Governor will turn around to call him an employee. He said; “Amaechi and I were in the same party, and in politics, everybody has his own ambition. He had his ambition to be governor, and at the time, I didn’t. So, we fought and supported him to be governor. “Now he’s in APC, and you don’t expect me as a PDP person to support what he does. “I was the one God used to make Amaechi governor. I will even give you a tape from what he said i...
Tenure Extension: I Can Remain In Office Untill 2023 Or 2024 — IGP Adamu
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Tenure Extension: I Can Remain In Office Untill 2023 Or 2024 — IGP Adamu

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has told the Federal High Court in Abuja that the law permits him to remain in office till either 2023 or 2024. He said this in his court documents filed to counter a suit challenging the three-month extension granted him by President Muhammadu Buhari in February. PREMIUM TIMES on Monday obtained the counter-affidavit and the notice of preliminary objection along with the accompanying documents filed by the IGP through his lawyer, Alex Izinyon, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria. Mr Adamu attained the maximum 35 years in service on February 1, but got a three-month extension of his tenure by President Muhammadu Buhari on February 3. PREMIUM TIMES reported that an Abuja-based lawyer, Maxwell Opara, filed a suit on the same February ...
Thomas Tuchel Singles Out Kante, Zouma for Praise
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Thomas Tuchel Singles Out Kante, Zouma for Praise

  Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has singled out N’Golo Kante and Kurt Zouma for praise ahead of his side’s Champions League last-16 first-leg clash with Atletico Madrid on Tuesday night at National Arena in Romania. Tuchel said he was very pleased with Kante and Zouma’s performances so far for the club. The German handed Kante and Zouma their first Premier League starts under his tenure over the weekend in Chelsea’s 1-1 draw with Southampton. Speaking ahead of Chelsea’s clash with Atletico Madrid, Tuchel was quoted by the Blues’ official website as saying: “It is a process and I have learnt a lot of positives about Zouma. I was very happy with Kurt’s performance. “He performed his role at a top-level, which pleased me.” “With N’Golo, I saw how well he’s been playi...
NBA Sues Buhari Over IGP Adamu Tenure Extension
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NBA Sues Buhari Over IGP Adamu Tenure Extension

The Nigerian Bar Association has started legal action against President Muhammadu Buhari over his extension of the Mohammed Adamu’s tenure as inspector-general of police. Buhari, Adamu and the Police Service Commission are named as respondents in the suit FHC/L/CS/214/2021 filed by NBA’s public interest litigation committee before the Federal High Court in Lagos. NBA wants the court to determine the constitutionality of Buhari’s extension of Adamu’s tenure as IGP for three months after Adamu on February 1 attained the mandatory 35 years in service. It said it is guided by an urgent need and sacred duty to reassert the supremacy of the rule of law in the face of growing impunity and the seeming reluctance of Law Officers in Government to give proper counsel. NBA’s position i...
IGP Never Paid N2 Billion For Tenure Extension – Police
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IGP Never Paid N2 Billion For Tenure Extension – Police

Nigerian Police Force on Monday denied that the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu paid N2 billion for tenure extension. The force described the development as untrue, unfounded, defamatory and libelous, following a report published by an online media. Reacting to the story, the Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba in a statement issued in Abuja and made available to reporters said the extension of service of the IGP was strictly the prerogative of the President Muhammadu Buhari and: “was never paid for as maliciously reported in the publication”. Mba assured that the IGP is not distracted by the report, adding that he is committed to delivering on its mandate, especially the task of neutralizing current and emerging internal security threats. The stat...
Buhari Extends IGP Adamu’s Tenure For 3-months
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Buhari Extends IGP Adamu’s Tenure For 3-months

President Muhammadu Buhari has extended the tenure of the Inspector General of Police, IGP, Mohammed Adamu by three months. The Minister of Police Affairs, Maigari Dingyadi disclosed this on Thursday while briefing State House correspondents at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. He said that the decision of the President to extend the IGP’s tenure for another three months was to give time for proper selection of the new helmsman.
No Doubt Nigerians Will Vote for APC Again in 2023 – Gov Uzodinma says
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No Doubt Nigerians Will Vote for APC Again in 2023 – Gov Uzodinma says

Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo state has said that come 2023, he is certain that Nigerians will come out en-mass and vote for the ruling APC. Governor Uzodinma said this during an interview on Channels Television on Wednesday night, February 3. “Giving the activities and achievements of President Muhammadu Buhari as the President of Nigeria, there is no doubt that Nigerians would vote APC again. I don’t agree that after 2023 when President Muhammadu Buhari would no longer be the President of Nigeria that the APC would be weak, no.'' he said The governor also expressed hope that the party would emerge stronger after President Buhari’s tenure elapses in two years’ time.
How Police Will Appoint Next IGP – Presidency Explains As Adamu‘S Tenure Ends
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How Police Will Appoint Next IGP – Presidency Explains As Adamu‘S Tenure Ends

As the tenure of the Inspector-General of Police, IGP, Mohammed Adamu ends today, Monday, the presidency has said the appointment of next IGP would not be based on ethnicity as speculated. The president‘s spokesman, Garba Shehu, who featured on Channels TV Sunrise Daily on Monday, said it would be impossible for top security appointments to be based on ethnicity or religion. He maintained that police have their own ways of producing leaders, adding that if such appointments were based on ethnicity, the country would have more than 250 IGPs. Mr Garba said the appointment would be based on competence as the position deals with lives and property. “If we say we are going to use ethnicity or region as the basis, then we have lost it. This is about law and order, it is not about ethnic ...
Chelsea begin Tuchel tenure with record-breaking passing performance against Wolves
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Chelsea begin Tuchel tenure with record-breaking passing performance against Wolves

The Blues had a bulk of the possession on the day, setting a club and division record, but could not break through as the game ended goalless Chelsea's first match under Thomas Tuchel was a record-breaking one, as the Blues dominated the ball in Wednesday's match against Wolves. Tuchel was confirmed as Chelsea manager on Tuesday, shortly after the Blues made the decision to part ways with Frank Lampard. Lampard's tenure ended after just one-and-a-half years, with the former Chelsea midfielder following Maurizio Sarri, the man he replaced, in departing following less than two seasons in charge.  
I Call On The ICC To Probe The Tenure Of The Former “Disservice Chiefs” – Fayose
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I Call On The ICC To Probe The Tenure Of The Former “Disservice Chiefs” – Fayose

  Though coming after persistent pressure from Nigerians, President Buhari's removal of the Service Chiefs and their replacement is a right step in the right direction. It is yet another victory for the people of Nigeria. The sacked Service Chiefs only served themselves and their pockets and can at best be described as "Disservice Chiefs" under whom Nigeria became completely insecured. It is my call to the ICC and other relevant authorities that tenure of the "sacked" Service Chiefs should be investigated, most importantly human rights abuses and extra judicial killings under their watch and commands. The new Service Chiefs should learn from their immediate predecessors and remember nothing lasts forever.
US Surgeon general, Jerome Adam resigns at Joe Biden’s request
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US Surgeon general, Jerome Adam resigns at Joe Biden’s request

U.S. Surgeon General, Jerome Adams has resigned from his position at the request of President Joe Biden.   Adams, 46,  was nominated by former President Donald Trump and sworn into the job in September 2017.   In a lengthy post on Facebook, Adams wrote: Thank you for the opportunity to serve this great Nation, as this has been the honor of my life. Three years and five months ago, I was confirmed as just the 20th United States Surgeon General - and only the second ever African American male to serve in that role.   My tenure started with three category 5 hurricanes barreling down on our citizens. I immediately deployed to witness the devastation first hand, and to lead our Public Health Service Officers as we helped with the response. I saw the best of o...
President Buhari Urges ECOWAS Leaders To Resist Temptation Of Tenure Elongation
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President Buhari Urges ECOWAS Leaders To Resist Temptation Of Tenure Elongation

President Muhammadu Buhari has appealed to ECOWAS leaders not to elongate their tenure in office beyond constitutional limits. Making the call while presenting Nigeria’s General Statement at the 57th Ordinary Session of the ECOWAS Heads of State and Government in Niamey, Niger Republic on Monday, the President urged his colleagues to respect constitutional provisions and ensure free and fair elections. According to him, it is “important that as leaders of our individual Member-States of ECOWAS, we need to adhere to the constitutional provisions of our countries, particularly on term limits. This is one area that generates crisis and political tension in our sub-region. “As it is, the challenges facing the sub-region are enormous; from socio-economic matters to security issues, the...
Nketiah can help Arsenal move to the next level – Arteta
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Nketiah can help Arsenal move to the next level – Arteta

The Gunners boss is "convinced" that the England U21 international has a key role to play in his squad going forward Eddie Nketiah can help Arsenal move to "the next level", according to Mikel Arteta, who has been impressed with the striker during the first few months of his tenure at Emirates Stadium. Nketiah rose through the youth ranks at Arsenal before graduating to the senior squad in 2017, but was made to wait for his breakthrough after a string of cameo appearances. The 21-year-old notched his first Premier League goal on the final day of the 2018-19 campaign against Burnley, and went onto enjoy a strong summer under Unai Emery.
I Was Never Engaged by the EFCC to Prosecute Senator Akpabio – Festus Keyamo
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I Was Never Engaged by the EFCC to Prosecute Senator Akpabio – Festus Keyamo

Festus Keyamo, Minister of State for Labour and Employment has finally reacted to reports of leading a prosecution team of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to prosecute Senator Godswill Akapbio after his tenure as the Governor of Akwa Ibom state. Festus Keyamo in his tweets, stated that Godswill Akpabio who is now the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs has never been charged or arraigned by the EFCC in any court of law for any offence. The former lawyer of the anti-graft agency also wondered how he was engaged by the EFCC to prosecute a non-existent charge. His statement read in parts;   “Even without searching on Google the cases I have prosecuted, a simple telephone call as a journalist/writer to the spokesperson of the EFCC would have duly informe...
Vladimir Putin Signs new Law that Could Keep him as President of Russia Until 2036 
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Vladimir Putin Signs new Law that Could Keep him as President of Russia Until 2036 

Russian President, Vladimir Putin has signed a law on constitutional changes that could keep him in power for another 16 years. Last week,  67-year-old Putin made an appearance in parliament to back an amendment that would allow him to ignore a constitutional ban on him running again in 2024. The Kremlin has revealed in a statement that Putin signed off the constitutional changes on Saturday just three days after it was passed through the Russian parliament with only one vote against it. Russia’s constitutional will now approve the changes after a nationwide vote on the amendments to the constitution planned for April 22. Under current law, Putin would not be able to run for president again in 2024 because of term limits, but the new measure would open the way for him to ru...
Igbos Will Know They are no Longer Nigerians if Denied Presidency in 2023 – Former Governor of Anambra State, Uche Ezeife
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Igbos Will Know They are no Longer Nigerians if Denied Presidency in 2023 – Former Governor of Anambra State, Uche Ezeife

Former governor of Anambra State, Dr Chukwuemeka Ezeife has stated that the Igbos may stop being Nigerians if denied the opportunity to produce the next President of Nigeria. Reacting to Governor Nasir El-Rufai's comment of the Presidency moving to the South after President Buhari's tenure, Ezeife stated that the only region that has not gotten a share of the Presidency is the South-East. He said in an interview with The Sun; My view is the general view. We are talking of equity, we are talking about fairness, and we are talking of justice; all these considerations require that power should move to the South and within the South, it should go to the Southeast. The North has dominated the presidency, the West has had a fair share, even in the South, the South-South has had a...
Pay Off Elected Chairmen Or Let Them Serve Their Tenure – Falana To Seyi Makinde
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Pay Off Elected Chairmen Or Let Them Serve Their Tenure – Falana To Seyi Makinde

Human Rights Lawyer, Femi Falana waded into the local government crisis in Oyo State, on Monday, urging Governor Seyi Makinde to either allow the sacked elected Chairmen to serve out their tenure or pay them off if they won’t be allowed to complete their tenure. Falana who held that caretaker chairmen were unknown to the nation’s constitution, charged Makinde to rather speed up the process of conducting a local government election in the state. These were some of Falana’s remarks during the maiden edition of Emeritus Professor Muyiwa Awe Annual Memorial Lecture, held at the University of Ibadan, on Monday. Responding to journalists on way out of the local government crisis in Oyo State, Falana said: “The governor will have to speed up election of Local Government officials bec...
Supreme Court Judgement Still Shocking- Ex-Imo Governor, Emeka Ihedioha
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Supreme Court Judgement Still Shocking- Ex-Imo Governor, Emeka Ihedioha

Emeka Ihedioha, the immediate past governor of Imo state, has said that the January 14th ruling delivered by the Supreme court in which his tenure was abruptly cut short, is still shocking to him many other Nigerians. Speaking when a delegation of PDP chieftains led by its party chairman, Uche Secondus, paid him a visit in his Abuja home this morning, Ihedioha said We are as shocked as yourselves. That event will define our electoral system. It is at the foundation of our electoral processes. It is not about Imo State but about our electoral processes. We are clam, calmness out of shock.” Also speaking, the party chairman, Uche Secondus said the figures put forward by the Supreme court which enabled it declare Hope Uzodinma winner of the March 9th 2019 election, are not adding...
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FIRS: Leaked document shows Tunde Fowler asked for his tenure to be renewed but it was declined

A Leaked memo signed by Tunde Fowler, erstwhile chairman of  Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS, showed he asked for his tenure to be renewed by President Buhari but it was denied. In the letter with reference number FIRS/EC/CWOSGF/0476/19/006 and dated December 9th 2019, Fowler, who is a childhood friend and former classmate of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, reminded the President that his tenure had elapsed and would love for it to be renewed. The letter which he wrote through the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, reads in part. “I write to notify the Secretary to the Government of the Federation that my first tenure as the Executive Chairman of the FIRS ends today, December 9, 2019. In view of the above, I wish to present myself for ...
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FIRS Boss, Fowler Set To Lose Job In 4 Days’ Time

Barely five days to the end of the tenure of the Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service, Babatunde Fowler, President Muhammadu Buhari has shown no sign of renewing his tenure even as investigations show that no fresh request had been sent to the Senate as of Tuesday. At the beginning of the legislative session at the Senate on Tuesday, there was no letter read by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, conveying any request from President Buhari regarding Fowler. This is in sharp contrast with that of the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, whose request for tenure renewal was sent by Buhari to the Senate three weeks before the end of his tenure. Fowler, who is a childhood friend and former classmate of Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, was appointed as th...
How An Ex-Governor Was Stopped From Stealing N11.5bn Hours To Handover – EFCC Reveals
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How An Ex-Governor Was Stopped From Stealing N11.5bn Hours To Handover – EFCC Reveals

According to a Punch Metro, the Zonal Coordinator, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in charge of Bauchi, Taraba and Gombe states, Michael Wetkas,  has disclosed how the zone stopped an immediate past governor in the zone from embezzling N11.5bn 11 hours to handover. He stated this during a walk to commemorate African Anti- Corruption Day in Gombe State, with the theme,  ‘Towards a common African position on asset recovery’. Wetkas said, “You know as well as I do know that one of the biggest problems we have in Nigeria is corruption. It has been the bane of our underdevelopment, cause of unemployment,  decay of our infrastructure and above all, national insecurity. “You may have your doubts but the facts are there. Africa as a continent loses N50bn annually. Nigeria as a co...
It is something special’ – Lampard’s work with Chelsea squad hailed by Azpilicueta
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It is something special’ – Lampard’s work with Chelsea squad hailed by Azpilicueta

The defender has hailed the Blues legend's work with the squad just a week into the new manager's tenure at Stamford Bridge Frank Lampard has already brought "something special" to the Chelsea squad following his return to Stamford Bridge as manager, according to Cesar Azpilicueta. Lampard's Chelsea tenure began with a 1-1 draw against Bohemians in the Blues' opening pre-season game in Ireland on Wednesday. Chelsea's record goalscorer took over as boss on July 4, following an impressive debut season in coaching at the helm of Derby County.
Lampard’s Chelsea reign begins with friendly draw after late Bohemians goal
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Lampard’s Chelsea reign begins with friendly draw after late Bohemians goal

Wednesday's clash in Dublin saw the club legend get his tenure as boss off to a slow start with a draw against the Irish side Frank Lampard's tenure as Chelsea boss started with a friendly draw on Wednesday, with Michy Batshuayi scoring for the Blues before a late leveller from Irish side Bohemians saw the London club held to a 1-1 stalemate. Lampard picked a side headlined by Batshuayi and Pedro for the friendly which marked the start of his reign as Chelsea boss, and it was Belgium international Batshuayi who kicked things off by opening the scoring just eight minutes in. Left-back Kenedy - back from a loan spell at Newcastle - laid on the opener, driving in from the left side and firing a shot that was blocked into the path of Batshuayi. The 25-year-old did well to hold off a...
Fatima, Atiku Abubakar’s Daughter Describes Her Tenure Under APC As Memorable
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Fatima, Atiku Abubakar’s Daughter Describes Her Tenure Under APC As Memorable

Dr Fatima Atiku, the daughter of Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has described her tenure as Adamawa Commissioner for Health under immediate past Gov. Muhammadu Bindow as memorable. Atiku was one of the technocrats Bindow appointed to help his administration transform the health sector of Adamawa. She told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Yola that her tenure brought about the formulation of Adamawa Health Policy, Health Insurance Scheme, Cancer Registry for the control of cancer scourge, among other initiatives. “The four years was full of experiences and quite memorable; it was my first time of occupying public office and I learnt a lot of things through my interaction with a lot of people and organisations....
Lalong approves N30,000 wage for Plateau workers
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Lalong approves N30,000 wage for Plateau workers

Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong has approved the N30, 000 national minimum wage for the state workforce. Lalong dropped the cheering news while addressing workers during the Labor Day celebration at Rwang Pam Township stadium Jos on Wednesday. The governor did not however mention when he will commence the implementation of the new minimum wage. Lalong, who was represented by the Head of Service Mr Izam Azi, restated his commitment to regular payment of civil servants salaries in his second tenure in office just as he did in the last four years. He said: “I was a member of the National minimum wage committee representing the Governor’s Forum and I have pledged to stand by the resolution reached thereof. “We would assiduously work hard with workers to improve the IGR of the State so...
Fashola Seeks Elongation Of Works Minister’s Tenure
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Fashola Seeks Elongation Of Works Minister’s Tenure

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, has called for the elongation of appointment of the Minister of Works and critical directors in the ministry, saying a four-year term is too short to design roads, undertake procurement and building the roads. Fashola made the call yesterday in Abuja while unveiling a compendium on “Proof of Infrastructural Delivery across Nigeria,” a three-year special report of the ministry. He stated: “Government cycles in the last 20 years have been fixed tenures of four years at a time, subject to how the electorate vote. Personnel changes are effected by retirement, deployment, opportunities and cabinet reshuffles. As a result, critical directors, permanent secretaries and ministers are turned over in a quest for efficiency. ...
My Tenure Expires In June – Emefiele
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My Tenure Expires In June – Emefiele

The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, has reacted to reports that he has been removed from office. Speaking in Abuja on Tuesday, Emefiele described the reports which made the rounds on some online platforms on Monday as concerning. “I am confused and concerned about some stories going around. At least you can see me; I am doing my work, my tenure expires in June,” the CBN Governor said. Emefiele was appointed as CBN governor in June 2014 by Goodluck Jonathan. Prior to his appointment, he was the Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Zenith Bank Plc. On Monday, reports emerged that the Federal Government had asked him to proceed on leave, more than two months before the expiration of his five-year tenure. While dismissing the repor...
CBN Governor: Aishah Ahmad, 8 Others Struggle For Emefiele’s Job
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CBN Governor: Aishah Ahmad, 8 Others Struggle For Emefiele’s Job

As the clock ticks away for the tenure of the Central Bank Governor, Mr Godwin Emefiele, speculations are rife that a woman top banker, Mrs Aishah Ahmad, one of his deputies, and any among eight others may be his likely successor if he’s not re-appointed, although the position has a tradition of rotating between the north and the south. The other eminent Nigerians being thought fit for the job include Professor Soji Adelaja, Mohammed Dikwa, Bismarck Rewane, Umaru Abdul Mutallab , Obadiah Mailafia, Bello Maccido, Adesola Adeduntan and Herbert Wigwe. What makes the position of an apex bank governor tick is its direct implication on the economy as he is expected to advise the president on both fiscal and monetary policies from time to time. Aside this, the CBN Act, 2007, states that the...
AIG Abubakar Adamu is The New IGP
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AIG Abubakar Adamu is The New IGP

AIG Abubakar Adamu is the new Inspector General of Police (IGP). The Nasarawa born acting IGP who was the head of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), will be replacingIbrahim Idris, who has attained the statutory retirement of 60 in the force. AIG Abubakar Adamu who was a former Deputy Commissioner of Police(DCP) in Ekiti State, has served with the United Nations and INTERPOL. His appointment came after many Nigerians kicked the against an alleged move by President Muhammadu Buhari to extend the tenure of the outgoing IGP, basing their allegations on the notion that there are plans to use Idris’s influence to manipulate the presidential election scheduled for February 2019.
Buhari, IG meet Behind Closed Doors, A Day After Official Retirement Date
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Buhari, IG meet Behind Closed Doors, A Day After Official Retirement Date

President Buhari and the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, had a closed door meeting at the state house, Abuja, on Friday January 4th. The meeting comes a day after Idris was officially due to have retired from service on January 3rd. There are speculations President Buhari might extend the tenure of the IG. The agenda of the closed door meeting was not revealed to state house correspondents.
Endorse Buhari Now, Get Presidency In 2023- SGF Boss Mustapha Tells Igbos
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Endorse Buhari Now, Get Presidency In 2023- SGF Boss Mustapha Tells Igbos

Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, has reitereated the  presidency's promise to hand over power to the Igbos in 2023 if they support the second term ambition of President Buhari.   Mustapha stated this today when President Buhari met with a delegation of South East leaders in the state house in Abuja.   Speaking to state house correspondents after the meeting, Mustapha said that the fastest way for the Igbos to acqualize their dream of occupying the seat of power, is for the region to support the Buhari re-election bid in 2019 and then by 2023, the Igbo presidency can now become a reality. “This obviously might not be most appropriate time. You remember there was a programme in the south-east where Mr. President asked me to represent him an...
Labour Party Leadership Tussle: INEC Accused Of Taking Sides
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Labour Party Leadership Tussle: INEC Accused Of Taking Sides

The Nigerian Labour party under the leadership of Chief Mike Omotoso, has again pointed accusing finger on the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) on siding Alhaji Salam led factional Labour party, stating that such is against court judgment over the leadership Tussle. The leadership in a press briefing Tuesday in Abuja, posited that the Mamoud Yakub led INEC has something to hide, having rejected court judgement obtained over the leadership imbroglio, which would have cemented the relationship between the warring parties. According to the National publicity Secretary to the Mike Omotoso led Labour party, Barrister Ebere Ifendu, said that “the party is aware of the former National Chairman of Labour Party, Alhaji A A Salam, on the 9th, October 2019, who gathered some miscrean...
I’ll Be At EFCC Today With My Bedclothes, Pillowcase – Fayose
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I’ll Be At EFCC Today With My Bedclothes, Pillowcase – Fayose

The Ekiti State Governor , Ayodele Fayose , whose tenure expired midnight on Monday , said earlier in the day that he would visit the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Tuesday (today ) with his bedclothes and pillowcase. Fayose ’ s immunity ends along with his tenure and he has been invited to the headquarters of the EFCC where he will answer to allegations that he received about N 1 . 3 bn from the Office of the National Security Adviser through the then Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro . Fayose said , “ I will be there on Tuesday. I am not begging for any bail. It is up to them . If they want me , they should just give me a bed. I have done by bed bedclothes, I have done my pillowcase , I have my English and Yoruba bibles . I am prepared for th...
Anambra Monarch Lauds Obi’s Choice As Atiku’s Running Mate
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Anambra Monarch Lauds Obi’s Choice As Atiku’s Running Mate

Onitsha (Anambra) – Igwe Innocent Obodoako, the traditional ruler of Agulu in Anaocha Local Government Area of Anambra on Saturday praised the choice of former governor of the state, Mr Peter Obi as running mate to PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar. Obodoako said in an interview that Obi, who hails from Agulu, was a right choice for the party. Peter Gregory Obi “When we heard of his selection, we were so happy. I know what he can do. “By the time he ends his tenure as vice president, Nigerians will see his goodness,” the monarch said. Obodoako, who said that the people of Agulu and by extension, Anambra are excited, also said the PDP would get massive votes because of Atiku’s position on the issue of restructuring. According to him, restructuring will give all Nigeria...
Adeosun: PDP Asks NASS To Investigate N10tn Sleaze By Presidency Cabal
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Adeosun: PDP Asks NASS To Investigate N10tn Sleaze By Presidency Cabal

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has asked the National Assembly to immediately open an investigation into alleged siphoning of over N10 trillion by those it described as the cabal in the Buhari Presidency. The party said the sleaze was concealed under the tenure of the erstwhile minister of finance, Kemi Adeosun. ADEOSUN Recall that the former Finance Minister resigned her appointment after being embroiled in a fake National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, certificate scandal, a development she blamed on ‘close associate.” However, in a statement by the National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan on Sunday, PDP urged the National Assembly to launch an investigation into the alleged sleaze which it claimed was perpetrated under the former minister’s tenure. The party insisted th...
2019: Keep Off Presidential Contest, Owie Charges Southerners
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2019: Keep Off Presidential Contest, Owie Charges Southerners

Former Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Roland Owie, has dismissed the 2019 presidential aspiration of Southern politicians, saying it was against the order of natural justice. •Roland Owie Owie, who is the chairman of the National Contact Committee of Action Democratic Party, ADP, in a statement, said that the principle of rotation between the North and South was based on natural justice which he said should not be violated at this time. He said: “It is unfortunate that very many of our Southern politicians are very naive and shallow. Some years ago, Nigerians agreed, at least as a convention, that the presidency of Nigeria be rotated between North and South. “It started in 1999. The South took the first shot through President Olusegun Obasanjo 1999-2007. The North took o...
Tin Ore Found On Unilorin Land In Large Deposit- VC Mr. Abdulkareem,
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Tin Ore Found On Unilorin Land In Large Deposit- VC Mr. Abdulkareem,

The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, Sulyman Abdulkareem, has disclosed that there is a large deposit of tin ore on the university’s land. Mr. Abdulkareem, a professor, noted further that the university would generate huge revenue from the resources. He disclosed this at the opening ceremony of the Strategic Plan Retreat for University Council Members at the Epe Resort & Spa, Epe, Lagos State. Mr Abdulkareem also hinted that the university management is already firming up an arrangement for the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to utilise the expansive land of the university for large-scale farming of soya beans and maize. Unilorin Bulletin, the university’s weekly publication, reports on Monday that the vice-chancellor also added that the university, which was on...
2019: Adjogbe Urges Deltans to Support APC Change Mantra
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2019: Adjogbe Urges Deltans to Support APC Change Mantra

EXECUTIVE Director, Projects EDP, Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Samuel Adjogbe, has charged the people of Delta State to support the change mantra of the All Progressives Congress, APC. Adjogbe Speaking at his Evwreni, Ughelli North Local Government Area, Delta State country home when Prof Pat Utomi paid him a consultation visit on his gubernatorial ambition, Adjogbe said it was imperative for Deltans to give room for Delta North Senatorial district to produce the governor of the State in 2019. He said: “If Delta Central has done two tenures, and Delta South has done the same, it would only be natural for the other senatorial district which is Delta North to also do theirs so that by 2023, following this sequence, the same Anioma (Delta North) will support Delta Central to...
Oyegun Planned To Abort Buhari’s 2019 bid — Okorocha
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Oyegun Planned To Abort Buhari’s 2019 bid — Okorocha

Okorocha’s statement to newsmen in Owerri, came through his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Sam Onwuemeodo. The governor also said the APC would have been enmeshed in a deeper crisis, if Odigie-Oyegun, remained as the national chairman of the party. He described Oyegun as an undemocratic leader for aspiring to continue as APC, national chairman in the name of tenure elongation. The statement read: “With certain scenarios that have played out within the fold of All Progressives Congress, APC, at the moment and in less than one month after the National Convention of the party, it is obvious that the emergence of Comrade Adams Oshiomhole as National Chairman has saved the party from an impending catastrophe. “With the unfolding developments in the party, the story would have been very naus...
Court to Decide Fayose’s Fate – EFCC
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Court to Decide Fayose’s Fate – EFCC

Read the press statement below; The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has observed with interest, reactions to a tweet that purportedly appeared on the Commission’s Twitter handle July 15, announcing the imminent revival of the criminal case against Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State. In the opinion of most commentators, the tweet coming a few hours after Fayose’s protege, Kolapo Olusola of the People’s Democratic Party lost the governorship election to his All progressives Congress rival, Kayode Fayemi, betrayed the partisanship of the EFCC in the political contest in Ekiti State. Against the background, Commission is constrained to state that the purported tweet does not represent the views of the EFCC. As a law enforcement organization, the Commission is apolitical a...
PDP Extends Tenure Of Makarfi-Led Caretaker Committee
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PDP Extends Tenure Of Makarfi-Led Caretaker Committee

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has concluded its non-elective national convention, where it extended the tenure of the Ahmed Makarfi-led National Caretaker Committee, NCC. The four-month extension of the committee’s stay in office, which was due to end today – Saturday, was approved on Saturday afternoon by delegates from the nation’s 36 states and the FCT at the Eagle’s Square, Abuja. The convention explained that the NCC tenure was extended to enable it to settle down and organise an elective national convention of the party later in the year. With this extension, the tenure of the committee will be coming to an end on December 12, 2017. Meanwhile, the convention approved a recommendation for the dissolution of the state executive committee in Anambra,as well as those of ...
Tanzanian President Rejects Calls To Extend Tenure Beyond Two-Term Limit
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Tanzanian President Rejects Calls To Extend Tenure Beyond Two-Term Limit

While Presidents Yoweri Museveni (Uganda), Paul Kagame (Rwanda) and Pierre Nkurunziza (Burundi) have all tinkered with their constitutions to extend their rule, John Magufuli, their Tanzanian counterpart, has rejected calls to extend his rule beyond the constitutional limit of two, five-year terms. At a public rally in the coastal Tanzanian town of Tanga on Monday, a member of parliament from the ruling CCM party called for an extension of the president’s rule to at least 20 years. “It’s impossible. I will respect the constitution,” he said. “I have sworn to defend the constitution… I shall play my part and pass on the leadership reins to the next president when the time comes.” Tanzania, one of sub-Saharan Africa’s most stable democracies, has held five relatively peaceful mul...
I won’t Abandon Any Project Before My Tenure Expiration – Tambuwal
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I won’t Abandon Any Project Before My Tenure Expiration – Tambuwal

Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State, on Sunday, promised not abandon any projects initiated before the expiration of his tenure in spite the biting economic recession. He stated this at the quarterly stakeholders’ meeting of All Progressives Congress (APC) Party in the state. The meeting was attended by the immediate past governor, Alhaji Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko, the National Vice Chairman, North West, Alhaji Inuwa Abdulkadir, Speaker, State House of Assembly, Alhaji Salihu Maidaji, national and state assemblies’ members, among others. The governor admitted that the current recession in the country had hindered his zeal to deliver more dividends of democracy to the people of the state. According to him, “We came with the zeal to work, but the unfortunate situation we foun...
Falana: Why Fayose Cannot Seek Re-election
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Falana: Why Fayose Cannot Seek Re-election

HUMAN rights lawyer , Mr. Femi Falana ( SAN) , has described as anomalous the likely bid by Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State to seek re – election in 2018. Fayose had said on Monday that he would contest the 2018 governorship election so that he could serve his first term which was truncated in 2006. Fayose was impeached in 2006 , but the Supreme Court in 2014 nullified the impeachment that ousted him from the office about seven months to the end of his first term. Speaking on a live broadcast on Ekiti State Television in Ado- Ekiti on Monday evening, Fayose said that since the apex court had said that his impeachment in 2006 was illegal, he would then have to approach the same court to interpret what that ruling meant and also consider seeking a re -election in 2018. ...

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