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Senate Summons Adeosun, Emefiele

Posted in politics on 29 May 2016. 68 hits.
The senate has summoned Minister of Finance Femi Adeosun and Central Bank of Nigeria Governor Godwin Emefiele to brief the senators on the state of the national economy. This is coming a day after the CBN’s monetary policy committee met to discuss the economy. At the meeting, Mr. Emefiele said...

President Jonathan’s Principal Secretary, Hassan Tukur, Granted Bail In $40M Security Fraud

Posted in politics on 29 May 2016. 46 hits.
Officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) today granted administrative bail to Hassan Tukur, the principal secretary to former President Goodluck Jonathan. Mr. Tukur had been in detention for several days as EFCC operatives questioned him on a his alleged diversion of the...

Nine Key Milestones In President Buhari's First Year By Garba Shehu

Posted in politics on 29 May 2016. 52 hits.
Twelve months ago, President Muhammadu Buhari was sworn in as the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. He came to power following the decisive victory of his party, the All Progressives Congress, APC over the ruling People’s Democratic Party,...

Nigeria’s Buhari, Change And Challenge Of History By Chido Nwangwu

Posted in politics on 29 May 2016. 51 hits.
Citizens of Africa’s most influential country of 183 million will agree with me that Nigeria’s problems are compounded by the extraordinary scale of outright theft of oil and gas money by government officials, corporations, and small mercenary/militant groups. Remarkably, mainly colorful and...

Assets Declaration Form Of Senator Andy Uba Revealed: ‎₦1 billion Abuja House, ‎₦50m S-Class Maybach, $102k In US Bank

Posted in politics on 29 May 2016. 42 hits.
Yawning gaps have been discovered in the assets declaration form submitted by Senator Andy Uba to the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB). According to the form presented on  June 3, 2015, and exclusively obtained by SaharaReporters, Uba is the owner of N1billion home located at 49 TY Danjuma Street,...

How Former Governor Suswam Bribed Justice Muhammad For A Soft Landing In Corruption Trial

Posted in politics on 29 May 2016. 46 hits.
A SaharaReporters investigation has revealed that Gabriel Suswam, the former Governor of Benue State, and the judge overseeing his trial for corruption at the Federal High Court in Abuja, Justice Ahmed Ramat Mohammed, have entered into an illegal financial agreement to give Mr. Suswam a “soft...

List Of Accomplishments By President Buhari-Aides Say

Posted in politics on 29 May 2016. 64 hits.
The Office of Media and Publicity to the President has distributed a "fact sheet" describing accomplishments made by President Buhari's administration since his inauguration one year ago. SECURITY  Fight against insurgency:  •The relocation of the Nigerian Military Command Centre to Maiduguri,...

Bill To Lower Age To Content In Elections Passes First Reading In NASS

Posted in politics on 29 May 2016. 63 hits.
The House of Representatives has passed for first reading a Bill seeking to lower the constitutional age requirement for contesting for elections in Nigeria. The Bill with gazette number HB. 544 was read and passed for the first time at the House plenary session on Wednesday May 26th, 2016. Hon....

Osunbor joins Edo governorship race

Posted in politics on 27 May 2016. 69 hits.
May 27, 2016 Politics 22 Views Prof. Oserheimen Osunbor says he will contest as governor of Edo State on the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC). Osunbor told newsmen in Abuja on Thursday that he was back in the race by popular demand of the Edo people. It will be recalled that...

PDP Leaders Close Ranks

Posted in politics on 26 May 2016. 48 hits.
Hope of a speedy resolution of the crisis in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) rose yesterday as its Board of Trustees (BoT) moved to unite the warring factions, holding meetings with them to find a common ground. “We are consulting with all the stakeholders, and I can report that we are...

PDP’s national working committee endorses Makarfi

Posted in politics on 26 May 2016. 53 hits.
The immediate past members of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Nigeria have agreed to abide by the decisions of the National Convention of the Party to recognise the Senator Ahmed Makarfi led National Caretaker Committee of the party. In a...

Katsina Assembly To Domesticate Procurement Law

Posted in politics on 25 May 2016. 41 hits.
Katsina State House of Assembly has commenced debates on a bill seeking to domesticate public procurement act in the state. The bill, which is one of the few members’ bill, was sponsored by the member representing Malumfashi Constituency, Abdullahi Ibrahim Mahuta. Speaking at the plenary,...

Katsina Assembly To Domesticate Procurement Law

Posted in politics on 25 May 2016. 69 hits.
Katsina State House of Assembly has commenced debates on a bill seeking to domesticate public procurement act in the state. The bill, which is one of the few members’ bill, was sponsored by the member representing Malumfashi Constituency, Abdullahi Ibrahim Mahuta. Speaking at the plenary,...

National Convention: Former PDP Acting National Chairman made a u-turn after he was disqualified -Governor Wike

Posted in politics on 25 May 2016. 57 hits.
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared that Former Acting National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff made a u-turn on the  National Convention  when he got information  that he was  not qualified  to  contest the election on Saturday. He...

National Convention: Former PDP Acting National Chairman made a u-turn after he was disqualified -Governor Wike

Posted in politics on 25 May 2016. 45 hits.
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared that Former Acting National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff made a u-turn on the  National Convention  when he got information  that he was  not qualified  to  contest the election on Saturday. He...

Bayelsa State APC Accuses Dickson ‎Of Complicity Over Insecurity, Renewed Militancy

Posted in politics on 23 May 2016. 42 hits.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bayelsa State faulted the claims of the State Governor Henry Seriake Dickson that they are responsible for renewed violence and insecurity in the Niger Delta region, alleging that the governor is a known sponsor of violence, criminality and has a suspicious...

Bayelsa State APC Accuses Dickson ‎Of Complicity Over Insecurity, Renewed Militancy

Posted in politics on 23 May 2016. 68 hits.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bayelsa State faulted the claims of the State Governor Henry Seriake Dickson that they are responsible for renewed violence and insecurity in the Niger Delta region, alleging that the governor is a known sponsor of violence, criminality and has a suspicious...

Confusion As PDP Convention In Port Harcourt Is Canceled While In Progress

Posted in politics on 23 May 2016. 73 hits.
The embattled interim chairman of the people’s Democratic Party has announced the cancellation of the ongoing party convention holding at the Sharks Football Club Stadium in Port Harcourt. In a terse statement released to the press, the party decided to cancel the convention while all the...

Fuel Price Hike: National Youth Council's Internal Squabble Deepens Over Parley With Minister

Posted in politics on 23 May 2016. 42 hits.
The internal squabble rocking the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) has intensified as a faction in the group accused another of colluding with the federal government to thwart the efforts organized labor and civil society organizations' (CSOs) efforts to combat the government's fuel...

Fuel Price Hike: National Youth Council's Internal Squabble Deepens Over Parley With Minister

Posted in politics on 23 May 2016. 71 hits.
The internal squabble rocking the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) has intensified as a faction in the group accused another of colluding with the federal government to thwart the efforts organized labor and civil society organizations' (CSOs) efforts to combat the government's fuel...
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