Thursday, April 4, 2019

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    Buhari off to Jordan, Dubai for economic summits

Buhari off to Jordan, Dubai for economic summits

President Muhammadu Buhari is billed to participate at the World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa scheduled to hold in Amman, Jordan.In a statement on Thursday, Femi Adesina, special adviser to the president on media, said Buhari is participating in the event based on an invitation by King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein of Jordan.Adesina said the [...]

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    Saraki to Buhari: You’ve been misinformed about debts payable to states

Saraki to Buhari: You’ve been misinformed about debts payable to states

Senate President Bukola Saraki has told President Muhammadu Buhari that he must have been misinformed about debts payable to some states.The senate president said this on the back of a statement attributed to the president that the national assembly inflated debts meant to be paid to deserving states.The president had on Tuesday said the total amount approved by the national [...]

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    NJC writes Buhari over its decision on Onnoghen, acting CJN

NJC writes Buhari over its decision on Onnoghen, acting CJN

The National Judicial Commission (NJC) has taken a decision on the allegations of misconduct brought against Walter Onnoghen, suspended chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), and Tanko Muhammad, the acting CJN.The body reached the decision after an emergency meeting to examine the report of the five-man committee set up to investigate the petitions against the duo.In a statement on Wednesday, Soji [...]

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    Amaechi: Those manning 17 checkpoints on Badagry-Seme Road are not known

Amaechi: Those manning 17 checkpoints on Badagry-Seme Road are not known

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, has expressed dismay over the multiple checkpoints along the Badagry-Seme expressway.Amaechi expressed this concern on Wednesday while speaking with NAN in Lagos.He said he saw about 17 checkpoints on the way to Seme border town.The minister asked Nigerians to be patient as the federal government is fixing the Badagry road with the support of [...]

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    Onnoghen closes defence at CCT — after calling one witness

Onnoghen closes defence at CCT — after calling one witness

Walter Onnoghen, suspended chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), has closed his defence at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).Onnoghen was ordered to open his defence after the tribunal dismissed his no-case submission.Danladi Umar, CCT chairman, said the allegations against Onnoghen were weighty and he needed to open his defence.On Monday, the defence called on Lawal Olanrewaju, a driver of the [...]

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    ICPC launches constituency projects tracking initiative

ICPC launches constituency projects tracking initiative

The Independent Corrupt Parctices And Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has launched the Constituency Projects Tracking Group (CPTG).The anti-graft agency launched the initiative in partnership with civil society organisations (CSOs) and the media.Speaking at the launch in Abuja on Tuesday , Bolaji Owasanoye, ICPC chairman, said constituency projects were intended for development of the society but they have been enmeshed [...]

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    Onnoghen’s lawyer: My client’s case has shown judiciary is very weak

Onnoghen’s lawyer: My client’s case has shown judiciary is very weak

Adeboyega Awomolo, counsel to Walter Onnoghen, suspended chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), says his client's case has shown that the country's judiciary is very weak and not independent.Awomolo's client is standing trial for fasle asset declaration.In a statement on Monday, the lawyer said it is unacceptable that the executive arm of government is the accuser, investigator, prosecutor and judge all [...]

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    Onnoghen opens defence at CCT — after dismissal of no-case submission

Onnoghen opens defence at CCT — after dismissal of no-case submission

Walter Onnoghen, suspended chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), has opened his defence at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).Onnoghen opened his defence on Monday after the tribunal dismissed his no-case submission.Danladi Umar, CCT chairman, said the allegations against the justice are weighty and warrant that he opens his defence.The suspended chief justice is standing trial on a six-count charge [...]

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    Housing sector suffered setback ‘when ministry got merged with power’

Housing sector suffered setback ‘when ministry got merged with power’

Festus Adebayo, a real estate expert, says the housing sector suffered when the housing ministry was merged.Upon assumption of office in 2015, President Muhammadu Buhari merged the housing ministry with power and works.Speaking with journalists at the weekend, Adebayo said having a ministry for housing is instrumental to the development of the sector.The expert urged the government to look into the [...]

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    Group tips 32-year-old activist to join Buhari’s cabinet 

Group tips 32-year-old activist to join Buhari’s cabinet 

The Benue Elite Development Network has tipped Philip Agbese, public affairs commentator, as a possible replacement for Audu Ogbeh, minister of agriculture. The group made the call at an event where Agbese was decorated with an award of excellence on Monday.The group particularly hailed Agbese who has joined hands with other Nigerians to "assist in curbing the humanitarian issues in the [...]

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    DSS not ‘interfering’ with Rivers election

DSS not ‘interfering’ with Rivers election

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, has been warned against rubbishing the efforts of the Department of Security Service (DSS).National Democratic Front, which gave the warning, said Wike developed the habit of trying to compromise security agencies ahead of the collation of Rivers governorship election collation.In a statement, NDF hailed DSS and army personnel as professionals, saying they who can never [...]

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    Marafa tackles Oshiomhole over claim that Zamfara APC held primaries

Marafa tackles Oshiomhole over claim that Zamfara APC held primaries

Kabir Marafa, senator representing Zamfara central, says Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), should not allow himself be pressured into becoming a liar.Marafa, a governorship aspirant on the platform of APC, said this in reaction to a comment made by Oshiomhole.The APC chairman while appearing on 'Hard Copy', a Channels Television programme, had said that [...]

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    Tonye Cole calls for fresh elections in Rivers

Tonye Cole calls for fresh elections in Rivers

Tonye Cole says the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) should conduct fresh governorship and house of assembly elections in Rivers state.Cole was the gubernatorial candidate of a faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state before the party was disqualified by the courts.Before the general election, the supreme court had affirmed the verdict of an appeal court which [...]

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    Kano PDP chairman: Violence pays under this govt

Kano PDP chairman: Violence pays under this govt

Rabiu Bichi, chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kano state, says violence pays under the administration of the All Progressives Congress (APC).The supplementary polls that held in the state was marred by violence.Abdullahi Ganduje, incumbent governor and candidate of the APC, who was trailing Abba Yusuf, PDP candidate in the March 9 election, won after the supplementary [...]

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    Osinbajo: How 50 UK police officers assisted ACN to recover 4 states from PDP in 2007

Osinbajo: How 50 UK police officers assisted ACN to recover 4 states from PDP in 2007

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says a team of 63 fingerprint experts, including 50 from the UK police, worked to help the then Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) reclaim some states that were allegedly rigged by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2007.He listed the states as Osun, Ekiti, Ondo and Edo. Only Ondo that was not under the control of ACN [...]

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    Buhari absent at Tinubu’s colloquium

Buhari absent at Tinubu’s colloquium

President Muhammadu Buhari is absent at the colloquium of Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC).The colloquium holds annually to mark the birthday of the former Lagos governor.This year's colloquium, which has the theme "Next Level: Work For People", is ongoing at the International Conference Center (ICC), Abuja .It is not clear why the president [...]

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