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Buhari pledges Nigeria’s support for Libya’s quest to regain political and security stability

Buhari pledges Nigeria’s support for Libya’s quest to regain political and security stability

2019-07-08 14:33:18

President Muhammadu Buhari has pledged Nigeria’s continued support for Libya’s quest to regain political and security stability. Buhari made the pledge at a bilateral meeting with the Head of Libya’s Government of National Accord, Fayez Al-Sarraj on the margins of the AU Summit in Niamey. The president, who discussed recent developments in the North African country as well as bilateral issues between Nigeria and Libya with Al-Sarraj, noted that there are over 6000 Nigerians in Libya, who see Libya as gateway to Europe. According to him, the humanitarian crisis arising from insurgency and the drying up of Lake Chad has… continue reading


El Rufai Releases Commissioner Nominees

El Rufai Releases Commissioner Nominees

2019-07-03 09:06:33

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state has sent the names of 11 nominees for appointment as commissioners to the Kaduna State House of Assembly. According to the governor’s spokesperson, Samuel Aruwan, El-Rufai will subsequently forward the three more nominees to make up the 14 commissioners that will constitute the Kaduna State Executive Council, a said. Aruwan further explained that upon confirmation by the legislature, the commissioners will run the 14 ministries created in the June 2019 Executive Order. continue reading


NACA Boss Resigns

NACA Boss Resigns

2019-07-03 09:03:29

The Presidency has confirmed that erstwhile Director-General of the National Agency for the Control of Aids Sani Aliyu resigned his appointment voluntarily. The President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, who confirmed the development in Abuja, dismissed insinuations in some quarters that the DG was sacked. The Permanent Secretary, General Services in the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Olusegun Adekunle, had yesterday via a statement announced the appointment of Gambo Aliyu as the new Director-General of NACA. He said the appointment of the new head of NACA, which was approved by President… continue reading


Senate set up bipartisan ad hoc committee to probe Senator’s alleged assault

Senate set up bipartisan ad hoc committee to probe Senator’s alleged assault

2019-07-03 08:58:10

The Senate has today set up a bipartisan ad hoc committee headed by a former governor of Ebonyi State, Sam Egwu, to probe the alleged assault on a nursing mother by Senator Elisha Abbo. The Peoples Democratic Party’s senator representing Adamawa North Senatorial District was reported to have slapped a saleswoman at an adult toy shop in Abuja earlier this year. The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, constituted the panel following a point of order raised by the Senator representing Kaduna Lawan also confirmed that he had been inundated with calls from concerned Nigerians within and outside the country… continue reading


Court Grants Fayose Plea

Court Grants Fayose Plea

2019-07-02 16:06:48

A federal high court in Lagos has granted the request of former governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose to travel abroad for medical treatment. Fayose, who is being tired by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for alleged money laundering, had told the court that he is sick. He was arraigned in court on Friday and the case was adjourned till today. The case was assigned to Chukwujekwu Aneke after 13 witnesses testified against the lack of confidence in Mojisola Olatoregun, the judge who previously presided over it. Fayose’s lawyer, Ola Olanipekun, pleaded with the judge to enable the former… continue reading


Lanlehin Bows Out of Coalition

Lanlehin Bows Out of Coalition

2019-07-02 14:09:48

The governorship candidate of the African Democratic Congress in Oyo State, Olufemi Lanlehin, has withdrawn from the coalition that helped Seyi Makinde of the Peoples Democratic Party to victory at the election in March. Lanlehin announced his withdrawal in a statement to journalists today in Ibadan, the state capital. It was gathered that the politicians had reached an agreement on how the various positions and appointments will be shared in the event of Makinde’s election. Other prominent politicians who worked for Makinde and were part of the agreement were a former Governor of the state, Rashidi Ladoja and Monsurat Sunmonu.… continue reading


Lanlehin Bows Out of Coalition

Lanlehin Bows Out of Coalition

2019-07-02 14:09:45

The governorship candidate of the African Democratic Congress in Oyo State, Olufemi Lanlehin, has withdrawn from the coalition that helped Seyi Makinde of the Peoples Democratic Party to victory at the election in March. Lanlehin announced his withdrawal in a statement to journalists today in Ibadan, the state capital. It was gathered that the politicians had reached an agreement on how the various positions and appointments will be shared in the event of Makinde’s election. Other prominent politicians who worked for Makinde and were part of the agreement were a former Governor of the state, Rashidi Ladoja and Monsurat Sunmonu.… continue reading


Atiku accuses Buhari led government of persecuting Saraki

Atiku accuses Buhari led government of persecuting Saraki

2019-07-02 14:06:01

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has accused the current administration of persecuting the immediate past senate president Bukola Saraki. Atiku said this while reacting to the ongoing investigation of Saraki by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. The anti-graft agency is investigating Saraki’s tenure both as governor of Kwara state as well his time at the senate. But Atiku said the issues the EFCC is probing have all been investigated in the past. In a statement today, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party said while he supports prosecuting the corrupt, it is wrong to use the instruments of state… continue reading


Atiku accuses Buhari led government of persecuting Saraki

Atiku accuses Buhari led government of persecuting Saraki

2019-07-02 14:05:57

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has accused the current administration of persecuting the immediate past senate president Bukola Saraki. Atiku said this while reacting to the ongoing investigation of Saraki by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. The anti-graft agency is investigating Saraki’s tenure both as governor of Kwara state as well his time at the senate. But Atiku said the issues the EFCC is probing have all been investigated in the past. In a statement today, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party said while he supports prosecuting the corrupt, it is wrong to use the instruments of state… continue reading


Senate President Laments High Cost of Project

Senate President Laments High Cost of Project

2019-07-02 14:01:18

Senate President Ahmad Lawan says the cost of executing projects in Nigeria is usually higher than any other country in the world. Lawan, who spoke in Abuja when he hosted the secretary to the government of the federation Boss Mustapha faulted the public procurement act which according to him, breeds corruption and slows the speed of project implementation in the country. He said the senate will carry out a “holistic review” of the act to address the loopholes therein, saying it is not the best in the world as it is presently. Lawan said pending when the act will be… continue reading


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