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A federal high court in Abuja has struck out charges of non-declaration of assets filed against former deputy senate president, Ike Ekweremadu by the federal government. The Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property filed the suit against the senator in 2018. The panel alleged Ekweremadu refused to declare his assets according to the procedures prescribed for public officers and sought a temporary forfeiture of the alleged undeclared assets linked to the senator. Twenty-two properties were reportedly traced to the former deputy senate president — nine in Nigeria, two in the UK, eight in Dubai and three… continue reading
The Oyo state House of Assembly today held a public hearing on the proposed Oyo state security network agency and Amotekun corps. In the same vein, the Ogun state House of Assembly today held a stakeholders forum for a proposed law to establish the Ogun state security network agency and Amotekun corps to assist in maintaining law and order in the state. Presided over by the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Olakunle Oluomo at the assembly complex in Abeokuta, residents of the state noted that operation Amotekun should not be used against perceived opposition. All those who spoke… continue reading
A former senator representing Kaduna central, Shehu Sani says there is the need for special protection unit at worship centres across the north-east region over the incessant attacks by Boko Haram insurgents. In a tweet today, the former senator condemned the attacks, saying they are targeted at churches and the clergy in the region. He said the protection unit should either be deployed or private guards should be allowed to bear arms for the sake of self-protection. The former lawmaker had earlier said prayer is the most potent option left in the fight against insurgency. Boko Haram has repeatedly attacked… continue reading
President Muhammadu Buhari today met with Nigeria’s service chiefs. The closed-door meeting took place at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Those in attendance were the Chief of Defence Staff, Gabriel Olonisakin; Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai; Chief of Air Staff, Sadique Abubakar; the Chief of Naval Staff, Ibok Ekwe Ibas. The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, also attended the meeting believed to centre on security challenges. But the National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno was absent. Appointed co-chair of the National Humanitarian Coordination Committee, Monguno, who has been in the news over his disagreement with the chief of staff to the… continue reading
The Oyo state government has assured applicants into the state teaching service of its commitment to making the recruitment process easy and lifting many youths from the shackles of unemployment. The chairman, Oyo state post-primary schools teaching service commission, TESCOM, pastor Akinade Alamu disclosed this while briefing newsmen on recent developments in the recruitment process. continue reading
The Supreme court has sacked David Lyon less than 24 hours before his inauguration as governor of Bayelsa state.
Lyon, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, was declared the winner of the governorship election in the state in November 2019.
A panel of justices led by Mary Odili has however asked the Independent National Electoral Commission to withdraw the certificate of return issued to Lyon and to re-issue another to the candidate with the second-highest number of votes.
The decision of the apex court was in affirmation of the verdict of a… continue reading
Presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu says some politicians paid miscreants to boo President Muhammadu Buhari in Borno state. On Wednesday, some residents of the state booed the president as his convoy made its way into Maiduguri. Buhari was on a condolence visit to the state over the killing of 30 citizens at Auno on Sunday. In an interview with the Hausa Service of the BBC, in Abuja today, Shehu said only miscreants protested against the president’s visit. The presidential spokesman said the administration has the capacity to fight the insurgents. It will be recalled that during the visit, Governor Babagana Zulum… continue reading
Senate President Ahmad Lawan says the government should be run like a business such that anyone who fails to perform well is sacked.
Lawan said this today while speaking on a motion sponsored by the senator representing Borno central, Kashim Shettima on the recent attack by Boko Haram in Auno.
The senate president did not direct his comment at anyone, but some senators have asked President Muhammadu Buhari to sack the service chiefs.
The senate president said when targets are set for appointees, they are likely to perform better.
Speaking… continue reading
The Ogun State government has approved the proposal for the creation of the Ogun State Security Network Agency, tagged the ‘Amotekun Bill’. The approval was given at the State Executive Council meeting presided over by Governor Dapo Abiodun. Addressing reporters at the end of the Executive Council meeting, the Commissioner for Justice and Attorney General of the State, Adegbolahan Adeniran, said the presentation of the bill before the state council followed the earlier approval by the Attorney Generals and Commissioners of Justice of the six southwest states. Adeniran assured that the ‘Amotekun Corp’ will be headed by a State Commandant,… continue reading
The House of Representatives has called on the Federal Government to declare a state of emergency on Nigeria’s security sector. The decision followed a motion of Urgent Public Importance moved by the Chief Whip of the house, Mohammed Monguno, during plenary presided over by the Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila. The motion was tagged, “Recent Attack by the Boko Harem Insurgents at Auno Village, Borno State”. Monguno, who presented the motion, said commuters on the Damaturu-Maiduguri road were compelled to suspend their journeys once it was 6 p.m due to security challenges in the northeast. Monguno also expressed concern that while the… continue reading