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Jonathan Was Too Small For The Presidency – Obasanjo

11 hours ago /

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has said that former President Goodluck Jonathan from his first days as President showed he was too small for the office, saying he, Obasanjo, acted more as an opponent of Jonathan than a supporter of Muhammadu Buhari ahead of the 2015 presidential poll. Obasanjo, who said Jonathan...

Buhari Did Not Suspend Lawal, Oke Because Of Their Faith – MURIC

13 hours ago /

The Muslim Rights Concern, MURIC, has fired back at the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, over its claim that the recent suspension of the embattled Secretary to the Federal Government, SGF, David Babachir Lawal and the Director General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) was because of their faith. The umbrella...

We Are Not Worried Over Buhari’s Health Yet – APC Governors

13 hours ago /

The All Progressives Congress (APC) governors forum yesterday maintained that there was nothing awkward on the absence of President Muhammadu Buhari at the weekly federal executive council (FEC) meeting. Governor Nasir Ahmed El-Rufai who spoke on behalf of the twenty-four-member governors’ forum noted: “We are not worried about the development. It...

IPOB Leader, Nnamdi Kanu Granted Bail

2 days ago /

A Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday granted bail to the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, on health grounds. Justice Nyako however barred the IPOB leader from granting press interview while on bail. The judge also gave a stern warning to the defendant not to participate in any...

 

How Ex-INEC Chairman, Jega Disappointed Me In 2015 – Goodluck Jonathan

2 days ago /

The immediate past President, Goodluck Jonathan despite conceding defeat after the 2015 Presidential election ha expressed disappointment with how the then Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Attahiru Jega conducted the election. This revelation was contained in a book written by the Chairman of THISDAY editorial board, Segun Adeniyi. In...

Lawal's suspension was unavoidable, he violated public trust – Sagay

1 week ago /

Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), Prof Itse Sagay (SAN) on Wednesday said suspended Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Babachir David Lawal violated the Code of Conduct for public officials by awarding a contract to a company linked to him. “I think the suspensions are...

Theresa May To Seek Snap Election For 8 June

1 week ago /

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has announced plans to call a snap general election on 8 June.

Recovered funds: Failure to find culprits mocks anti-graft campaign – Fayose

1 week ago /

The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has said the failure to trace the owners of recovered sums of money makes a mockery of the anti-corruption war by the Federal Government. In a statement issued on Monday by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, Fayose accused the...

Makarfi to Sheriff: Stop parading yourself as National Chairman

2 weeks ago /

The Ahmed Makarfi faction of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, had warned Ali Modu Sheriff to stop parading himself as the National Chairman of the party. The faction said it had appealed the ruling of a Port Harcourt Appeal Court which reaffirmed Sheriff as the National Chairman of the party and...

Fayose out to destroy PDP before decamping to another party – Sen Kashamu

2 weeks ago /

Senator representing Ogun East, Buruji Kashamu, has described the Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose as an “agent of destabilisation”, who is out to destroy the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, before defecting from the party.   Addressing newsmen on Sunday, Kashamu said he once alerted leaders of the party of Fayose’s inordinate ambition...

New Ondo Speaker, Principal Officers Decamp From PDP To APC

3 weeks ago /

The newly-elected Speaker of the Ondo State House of Assembly, Mr Bamidele Oleyelogun, representing Ifedore Constituency, has decamped to the All Progressives Congress (APC) from the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).    Oleyelogun was voted as the new speaker of the Assembly after he polled nine out of 13 votes against Mr Olamide...

PM Vucic Wins Serbia's Presidential Election

3 weeks ago /

Conservative Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic won Serbia's presidential election on Sunday by a huge margin, confirming his domination of the Balkan country as he pursues a delicate balancing act between Europe and Russia. Vucic, 47, avoided a run-off by taking around 55 percent of votes; his nearest rival, opposition candidate and...

Ecuador Presidential Election: Ruling Party Candidate Claims Victory As Opposition Demands Recount

3 weeks ago /

Ecuador’s ruling party candidate appeared to be heading for victory in a presidential runoff that would cement the country’s reputation as a bastion of the Latin American left and provide breathing space for the WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange. However, the narrow 51% to 49% lead for Lenin Moreno was contested by the...

Senate Passes Amendment To INEC's Act

4 weeks ago /

The Nigerian Senate has passed amendments to the Electoral Act 2010, approving the use of electronic voting in future elections.  ‎ It also approved that election results should be electronically transmitted to collation centers. The passage of bill followed the consideration of the report of the Senate Committee on the Independent...

NIGERIA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES ORDERS PERMANENT SECRETARY, JEMILA SHU'ARA TO VACATE OFFICE.

4 weeks ago /

THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES COMMITTEE ON BASIC EDUCATION SAYS NIGERIAN PRESIDENT BUHARI HAS NO POWER IN THE  NIGERIAN CONSTITUTION UNDER SECTION 171 TO EXTEND TENURE OF A RETIRED PERMANENT SECRETARY. THIS WAS THE POSITION OF THE COMMITTEE WHICH HAVE BEEN INVESTIGATING THE ALLEGED EXTENSION OF SERVICE OFDR. JEMILA SHU'ARA AS PERMANENT...

MAKE PUBLIC ABACHA LOOT.......GOWON TELLS BUHARI

4 weeks ago /

Former Nigeria Head of state, general yakubu Gowon has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to make public the recoveries from the abacha loot following achievements recorded in its anti-corruption warHowever the general's appeal is contradicted by former chief of Army Staff, lieutenant general ishaya bamaiyi, who insists that the 'abacha...

Nigeria emerges President of ECOWAS Network of Electoral Commissions

4 weeks ago /

After a keen contest, Nigeria today emerged President of the ECOWAS Network of Electoral Commissions (ECONEC). Nigeria’s representative and Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof Mahmood Yakubu garnered 10 votes to defeat Guinea, which received four votes.The Republic of Benin and Guinea Bissau emerged First and Second Vice...

Presidency Sends 27 REC Nominees For Senate Confirmation

1 month ago /

The Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, on Thursday read a letter seeking the confirmation of 27 nominees for the position of Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) in the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The letter was dated February 27, 2017, and signed by the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, while acting as...

PDP Leaders Sign Peace Deal

1 month ago /

The feuding leaders of the former ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) have undertaken to work together and have signed an agreement to the effect.. The legally recognised Chairman of the party, Sen. Ali Modu Sheriff and the Chairman of National Caretaker Committee, Sen. Ahmed Makarfi, signed the undertaken for genuine reconciliation. The...

Supreme Court To Hear Suit Against Makarfi’s Appeal On May 4

1 month ago /

The Supreme Court will on May 4, 2017 hear the objections filed against the hearing of an appeal brought before it by the Ahmed Makarfi led National Caretaker Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The motion challenging the competence of Makarfi’s appeal was filed on behalf of the PDP by...


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