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Former governor of Anambra state says there are now more poor people in Nigeria than in India and China

Former governor of Anambra state says there are now more poor people in Nigeria than in India and China

2019-10-01 21:07:38

Former governor of Anambra state, Peter Obi says there are more poor people in Nigeria than in India and China. Obi said this at an annual conference in Lagos. Citing the “Stress Index”, Obi said Nigeria is the most stressful country in the world. The vice-presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the last elections said as poverty capital of the world, six people in Nigeria fall into poverty every minute. He added that the country also has the least score globally when in terms of equality among citizens. Obi said Nigeria is now the third most insecure place… continue reading


Buhari advises Nigerians to change their lawless habits for the country to progress

Buhari advises Nigerians to change their lawless habits for the country to progress

2019-10-01 21:04:51

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged Nigerians to change their lawless habits for the country to achieve the desired positive change. Buhari gave the advice when he addressed Nigerians in a speech to commemorate the nation’s 59th Independence Day anniversary. The president said while his administration upholds the rights to freedom of expression and association, the government will take firm and decisive action where the purported exercise of these rights infringes on the rights of other citizens or threatens to undermine national security. The president also took a swipe at the immediate past government which he said passed on a failing… continue reading


Atiku says all is not well with Nigeria, as Trump congratulates Buhari as nation marks 59th independence

Atiku says all is not well with Nigeria, as Trump congratulates Buhari as nation marks 59th independence

2019-09-30 20:09:58

President Donald Trump of the United States’ has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari on the nation’s 59th independence anniversary. Trump, in a statement in Washington today, said Nigeria is among America’s strongest partners in Africa, adding that the two countries share common goals of expanding trade and growing their economic relationship. He also said both countries are allies in the global battle against terrorism. Trump said the United States welcomes efforts by the administration to diversify opportunities for talented, creative, and hardworking people to the benefit of both countries, Africa, and the world. The American President said he is pleased that… continue reading


Buratai says ending terrorism requires spiritual support

Buratai says ending terrorism requires spiritual support

2019-09-30 20:03:43

The Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai says terrorism and terrorist groups cannot be eliminated alone by the military unless religious bodies and organisations in the country come to the “forefront of this spiritual battle. The Army chief noted that the focus must be religious groups interfacing on addressing the ideologies which fuelled the Boko Haram and ISWAP terrorists. Buratai stated this in Abuja today during a spiritual warfare seminar at the Nigerian Army Resource Centre with the theme, “Countering insurgency and violent extremism in Nigeria through spiritual warfare. The Army chief, who was represented by the Chief of Administration,… continue reading


Court sends Sowore back to DSS custody

Court sends Sowore back to DSS custody

2019-09-30 19:55:33

A federal high court in Abuja has remanded convener of RevolutionNow Movement, Omoyele Sowore in custody of the Department of State Services. The activist has been in detention since August 3 when he was arrested in Lagos. A court had earlier granted him bail but the secret police refused to release him. Sowore was again arraigned today on a 7-count charge of felony brought against him and his co-defendant, Olawale Bakare by the federal government. The duo pleaded not guilty to the charges. Sowore’s counsel, Olumide Fusika had asked the court to allow his client enjoy the bail earlier granted… continue reading


Buhari calls for collective efforts to ensure fair justice delivery and safeguard the rights of all Nigerians

Buhari calls for collective efforts to ensure fair justice delivery and safeguard the rights of all Nigerians

2019-09-30 19:52:35

President Muhammadu Buhari has pledged that his administration will continue to adequately fund the judiciary to enable it discharge its responsibilities. The president also said it is the collective duty of the three arms of government to ensure fair justice delivery and safeguard the rights of all Nigerians. The president spoke at the commissioning of the annex building of the headquarters of the National Industrial Court of Nigeria, Area 3, Abuja, which also marked the valedictory session of the President of the Court, Babatunde Adejumo. Buhari used the occasion to appeal to the three arms of government to continue collaborative… continue reading


Court Orders Forfeiture of Assets Linked to Oyo-Ita

Court Orders Forfeiture of Assets Linked to Oyo-Ita

2019-09-27 21:04:52

A Federal high court in Abuja has ordered the permanent forfeiture of funds allegedly linked to former head of service, Winifred Oyo-Ita. The particulars of the case were not read out in the open court when the judge, Folashade Ogunbanjo-Giwa gave the order. Oyo-Ita is embroiled in a 3 billion naira fraud allegation, which Economic and Financial Crimes Commission is investigating. She has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing. At the court, counsel to the EFCC, said the funds were voluntarily returned to the commission as proceeds of crime. The counsel said no one has challenged the order of the court when… continue reading


DSS refuses to be served court order granting bail to Omoyele Sowore

DSS refuses to be served court order granting bail to Omoyele Sowore

2019-09-27 20:57:59

Operatives of the Department of State Services have reportedly refused to be served the court order on Omoyele Sowore’s bail. Inibehe Effiong, a lawyer who is a part of Sowore’s defence confirmed that DSS agents “chased away” the bailiff and the legal team when they visited the secret service headquarters to serve them the court order. The lawyer also said the DSS evaded getting served with the court order on Thursday. He accused the service of showing disregard for the judiciary. A federal high court in Abuja had asked the secret service to release Sowore who was arrested on August… continue reading


House of Representatives Rejects Motion Seeking to Mandate INEC to Deregister Nonfunctional Political Parties

House of Representatives Rejects Motion Seeking to Mandate INEC to Deregister Nonfunctional Political Parties

2019-09-27 20:55:18

The house of representatives has rejected a motion seeking to call on the Independent National Electoral Commission to de-register political parties seen to be weak. The lower legislative chamber stepped down the motion following a resolution that the electoral commission cannot de-register political parties. Francis Uduyok from Akwa Ibom state had moved the motion entitled, ‘Need to call on the Independent National Electoral Commission to Implement Section 78 of the Electoral Act, 2010’. Uduyok said section of the electoral act empowers INEC to de-register political parties that fail to win at least one seat in the national assembly or a… continue reading


Osinbanjo Can Still be Investigated Despite Despite Immunity - Legal Practitioner

Osinbanjo Can Still be Investigated Despite Despite Immunity - Legal Practitioner

2019-09-26 17:21:25

A legal practitioner, Inibehe Effiong, says Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo does not need to waive his immunity for him to be investigated. On Wednesday, the vice-president said he will waive his constitutional immunity so he could be investigated. Osinbajo’s reaction came after a former deputy national publicity secretary of the All Progressives Congress, Timi Frank, alleged that the Federal Inland Revenue Service made N90 billion available to the vice-president for election campaign. But reacting, Effiong argued that based on constitutional provisions, Osinbajo cannot waive his immunity, but that he can be investigated. Effiong said the vice-president has the right to sue… continue reading


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