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APDA Backs Restructuring Call, Wants United Nigeria

15 hours ago /
Politics 

The Advanced Peoples Democratic Alliance (APDA) has backed the call to restructure Nigeria, saying it will end agitations by ethnic nationalities and youths across the country. Interim Chairman of the party in Anambra, Chief Obunike Ohaegbu, said in Nnewi on Tuesday that a united Nigeria that was discussed and restructured would...

I No Longer Have Confidence In Nigeria’s Security Forces – Niger Governor

15 hours ago /
Security 

Governor Abubakar Bello of Niger State has stated he no longer has confidence in Nigeria’s security agencies. He, therefore, proposed that traditional rulers should be given security votes to help in curtailing the increasing rate of crime in the country. According to him, “Despite the huge amounts voted and given to security...

SANs Insist National Assembly Lacks Power To Introduce New Projects Into Budget Proposal

16 hours ago /
Nation 

Following the face off between the legislative and executive arm of government on alteration of budget proposals, Human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), and four other Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr. Chijioke Okoli; Mr. Norrison Quakers (SAN), Emeka Ngige (SAN) and Prof. Kanyinsola Ajayi (SAN) faulted the contention of...

There Is Nothing For The Distinguished Senator To Be Worried About, INEC Has Set July 3, For The Public Verification Of Signatures – Yahaya Bello

2 days ago /
Nation 

Sen. Dino Melaye, representing Kogi West Senatorial district in the National Assembly says the signatures allegedly collected to influence his recall and forwarded to INEC were forged. Addressing newsmen on Sunday in Lokoja, Melaye who said investigations had revealed that even the dead signed the recall across the seven area councils...

 

Saraki Restates readiness for FG's Appeal Against CCT Ruling

5 days ago /

Following the decision of the Federal Government to file an appeal against the ruling of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), which upheld the plea of no case submission he made on the 18-count charge of false asset declaration preferred against him, Senate President, Bukola Saraki says he remains unperturbed...

Ifeanyi Ubah Released From DSS Custody

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Managing Director of Capital Oil and Gas Limited, Mr Ifeanyi Ubah, has been released from detention by the Department of State Services (DSS). Mr Ubah was released unconditionally on Monday night after being detained for six weeks. The DSS arrested Mr Ubah early in May, accusing him of engaging in acts...

Obiano Debunks Rumors Of Arms Importation In Anambra

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, has denied rumours of the arrival of a trailer load of arms from the north to Osakwe Street, Nwanyi Imo junction, Otolo Nnewi, on Sunday.Governor Obiano debunked the rumours while addressing thousands of people at the Basilica of St. Andrews Anglican Church, Onitsha, for...

Record 65.6 Million People Displaced Worldwide – UN

1 week ago /
International News 

Devastating conflicts, violence and persecution in places like Syria and South Sudan had left a record 65.6 million people uprooted from their homes by the end of 2016, the UN said Monday. That number marks a jump of just 300,000 from the end of 2015, but is more than six million...

Agitations For Secession, Ultimatum To Igbos Unconstitutional – Osinbajo

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has said the agitation for secession by groups in the South East and the ultimatum given to Igbos to leave the North by the Northern groups are in violation of Nigeria’s Constitution. Professor Osinbajo said this on Sunday when he met with traditional rulers from...

If There's War Today, None Of Us Will Escape – Lai Mohammmed

1 week ago /
Nation 

Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has asked those making hate speeches to desist from it. The minister gave the advice on Saturday at the “Lai Mohammed 10th Annual Ramadan Lecture” held in his country home, Oro, Kwara. He expressed concerns over inflammatory statements being made lately while urging those...

Nigeria Sees Surge In Separatist Sentiments

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

Nigeria’s government is calling for national unity after southerners were given an ultimatum to leave the country’s north, triggering renewed calls for independence elsewhere. The Arewa Youth Consultative Forum last week said Igbos living in the mainly Muslim north should go back to the largely Christian south by October 1. At least...

Maryland, District Of Columbia Sue Over Payments To Trump Hotels

2 weeks ago /
International News  Politics 

The attorneys general of Maryland and the District of Columbia on Monday filed a lawsuit claiming that government payments to President Donald Trump's businesses violate the U.S. Constitution. Payments to the president's enterprises from foreign and domestic governments through his hospitality empire draw business away from Maryland and D.C. venues and...

Central Bank Chief Highlights Benefits Of Movable Assets, Credit Reporting Acts

2 weeks ago /
Business and Economy  

Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Mr. Godwin Ifeanyi Emefiele, at the weekend expressed satisfaction with the Secured Transactions in Movable Assets Act (otherwise known as National Collateral Registry Act) and the Credit Reporting Act, that were recently signed into law by acting President Yemi Osinbajo, saying they would help...

Supreme Court Rules Against Granting Stay In Criminal Trials

2 weeks ago /
Judiciary  

In a landmark ruling, the Supreme Court has upheld the provisions of Section 306 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act and Section 40 of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (Establishment) Act, which prohibit courts in the country from granting stay of proceedings in criminal trials. A five-man panel of...

Senate Reads Riot Act To Milk Producers

2 weeks ago /
Business and Economy  

The Nigerian Senate President,  Bukola Saraki, has decried the failure of dairy companies in the country to produce milk locally for their operations, warning that the situation where they resort to importation is no longer acceptable.Saraki gave the warning on Wednesday when a delegation from Friesland Campina Group, manufacturers of...

EFCC Opens Case Against Jonathan’s Chief Physician

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court, Maitama, opened its case against Dr Fortune Fiberesima, who was former President Goodluck Jonathan’s chief physician. Fiberesima was alleged to have abused his position as the chief physician to the former president in 2012 in awarding contracts...

National Assembly, Ready to work on legislations that would bring about diversification of the Nation’s economy

3 weeks ago /

Nigerian Economists has raised alarm that Nigeria may be heading for the doom as far as inclusive growth and development are concerned, if the needed enabling environment is not given the private sector, to drive the nation’s economy said to be at its lowest ebb going by available indices.  They...

CNPP Warns FG, Senate Against Planned Fuel Tax

3 weeks ago /
Nation 

The Conference of Nigeria Political Parties has joined organised labour in rejecting the planned increment of prices of petroleum products. “We assure the Senate and the Federal Government that their proposed N5 per litre of fuel tax will be resisted,” the CNPP said in a statement by its Secretary General, Willy...

13 South Sudan Soldiers On Trial Over Rape Of Aid Workers

4 weeks ago /
International News 

Thirteen South Sudanese soldiers have gone on trial accused of raping foreign aid workers and murdering their local colleague. The incident in the capital, Juba, last July resulted in a UN report which accused UN peacekeepers of failing in their duty to protect civilians. It happened as rival forces in the civil...

MPC Meeting To Review Developments In Global, Domestic Market

1 month ago /
Business and Economy  

The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Central Bank will be meeting on Monday and Tuesday to review major developments in the global and domestic space. The third meeting of the committee in the year is coming at a time when the global economy is viewed to be in a sweet...


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