Posted on Fri 8 Jun 2018, 11:42 PM

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Tuesday next week, being the 12th of June,  host major stakeholders in the struggle for the revalidation of the annulled 1993 presidential election. 

At the event, the President will carry out  the post-humous investiture of the election’s perceived winner, Chief Moshood Abiola, as the Grand Commander of the Federal Republic.

Posted on Fri 8 Jun 2018, 11:26 PM

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the nomination of Mr. Folashodun Adebisi Shonubi as Deputy Governor at the Central Bank of Nigeria subject to Senate confirmation.

Mr. Folashodun Shonubi is currently the Managing Director of the Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement System  Plc (NIBSS) – the financial payments, facilitation and settlement platform – which has been instrumental to the growth in electronic payments in the Nigerian financial industry.

Posted on Fri 8 Jun 2018, 11:17 PM

Statement By former Vice President Atiku Abubakar on Alarm Raised By former President Olusegun Obasanjo

Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to call security agencies to order over reported plot to arrest his former boss, Olusegun Obasanjo,on trumped up charges.

Posted on Fri 8 Jun 2018, 06:41 PM

By Obinna Egbogidi
 
On the 9th of July, 2013, Rivers people and indeed Nigerians woke to the news of the terrible mayhem on the floor of the Rivers State House of Assembly.
 
Five lawmakers led by Hon. Evans Bipi were attempting the absurd and abominable; the renegade group had launched an attack on the country's infantile democracy, shockingly with the full backing of the police command and the powers that be. The aim being to impeach the former Gov.of Rivers State who was then considered an 'enfant terrible' by Abuja.
 

Posted on Fri 8 Jun 2018, 06:31 PM

Members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria also known as the Shiite Group today held another protest in the federal capital territory, against the continued detention of their leader El-Zakzaky.

The group also said they are marching in solidarity with the people of Palestine.

They likened the reported killing of Palestinian citizens to alleged killing of Shiites in Nigeria.

After series of warnings  by security agencies and a few clashes with operatives, the group vows to continue  their protest until their leader is freed.

Posted on Fri 8 Jun 2018, 05:24 PM

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has raised alarm over a plot by the federal government to clamp down on him. 

A statement by his media aide, Kehinde Akinyemi, alleged "...the (security) operatives are daily perfecting how to curtail the personal liberties of the former President and hang a crime on him."

Posted on Fri 8 Jun 2018, 03:12 PM

The move by the Federal Government to take control of resources in all body of water in the country has continued to draw the attention of stakeholders in the Niger Delta region.
 
A bill titled Water Resources Bill, seeking to achieve this is currently before the National Assembly.
 
A group known as the Niger Delta Coalition Against Violence say the bill does not mean well for the people of the region.
 

Posted on Wed 4 Apr 2018, 02:14 PM

The weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting which normally holds on Wednesdays is not holding today, rather President Muhammadu Buhari will be meeting with the National Security Council (NSC) by noon.

The NSC meeting which normally holds on Mondays did not hold this week as a result of the 2 days public holiday, Friday March 30, and Monday April 2 declared by the Federal Government to mark Easter.

This is the fourth time the FEC meeting would be put off in the last three years.

Posted on Wed 4 Apr 2018, 01:49 PM

It is yet another bad day at the National Assembly following the demise of a senior lawmaker,Senator Mustapha Bukar who was representing  Katsina North Senatorial district. He died in the morning of Wednesday April 4 2018 after a brief illness.

Until his death, he was a civil Engineer and a member of the All progressive Congress (APC). Born on December 31, 1954 in Daura.

This is coming less than a week to the death of Late Senator Umar Buba Jubril representing Lokoja/Kogi/Koton Karfe.

 

 

 

Posted on Tue 3 Apr 2018, 06:33 PM

Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi State on Tuesday sacked the Secretary to the State Government, Prof. Bernard Odoh.

He had earlier rejected the resignation of the SSG on the grounds that the letter was submitted during the public holidays.

The governor made this known at a rally in Government House, Abakaliki, by Ezza Ezekuna, a political pressure group.

He announced the immediate appointment of Dr. Hygenus Nwokwu as Odoh’s replacement, describing the new SSG as “a round peg in a round hole’’.

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