Thursday, September 20, 2018

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    I’m too strong for Dogara and his supporters, says Jibrin

I’m too strong for Dogara and his supporters, says Jibrin

Abdulmumin Jibrin, former chairman of the house of representatives committee on appropriations, says Yakubu Dogara, the speaker, and other legislators he accused of padding the 2016 budget need more forces to fight him because he is stronger.The leadership of the house had released a statement on Thursday to say Jibrin was sacked as appropriations chairman because of his "gross abuse" of the [...]

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    Dogara, reps petition APC over Bauchi governor’s failure to pay salaries

Dogara, reps petition APC over Bauchi governor’s failure to pay salaries

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the federal house of representatives, the Bauchi national assembly caucus and other stakeholders on Friday petitioned the All Progressives Congress (APC) leadership over the inability of the state government to pay workers' salaries.They accused Mohammed Abubakar, governor of Bauchi state, of diverting bailout funds meant to pay workers salaries.Speaking to journalists on behalf of the contingent at [...]

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    Again, Buhari holds private meeting with Dogara

Again, Buhari holds private meeting with Dogara

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday held another private meeting with Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives at the state house.This is the second meeting the speaker is holding with the president after Abdulmumin Jibrin, a member of the house, levelled allegations of corruption against him and the leadership of the lower chamber.The first meeting held on August 5.Jibrin [...]

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    We sacked Jibrin because he grossly abused the budget process, say reps

We sacked Jibrin because he grossly abused the budget process, say reps

The leadership of the house of representatives says abuse of the 2016 budget process led to pressure by members to sack Abdulmumin Jibrin as chairman of the appropriations committee.In a statement on Thursday, Yakubu Dogara, the speaker, Yusuf Lasun, the deputy speaker and other principal officers, said that in conjunction with the senate and a team from the executive, the house [...]

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    Ikpeazu floors Ogah at appeal court, continues as Abia governor

Ikpeazu floors Ogah at appeal court, continues as Abia governor

The appeal court in Abuja has set aside the judgment of Okon Abang of the federal high court sacking Okezie Ikpeazu as the governor of Abia state on June 27, calling it "a rape of democracy".In a series of judgements on six appeals by Okezie Ikpeazu, Uche Ogah, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Friday Nwosu, the five-member panel of [...]

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    Ikpeazu wins first appeal

Ikpeazu wins first appeal

The appeal court in Abuja has ruled in favour of Okezie Ikpeazu, governor of Abia state, in one of the five appeals before the court.The five-member panel of judges led by Morenikeji Ogunwumiju on Thursday said the lower court made a "summersault" when it entertained matters that had already been transmitted to the appellate court.The judgement which was delivered by Philomena [...]

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    Declaring elections inconclusive is fairness to all, says INEC commissioner

Declaring elections inconclusive is fairness to all, says INEC commissioner

Amina Bala Zakari, the national commissioner and chairman board of electoral institute of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says the frequent declaration of elections as inconclusive is an attempt by the commission to be fair to all.A statement released by Nick Dazang, INEC's deputy director of information, quoted Zakari as saying this at an event with the theme: 'Trends of Inconclusive Elections and the [...]

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    APC ‘not aware’ Tinubu endorsed Ondo governorship aspirant

APC ‘not aware’ Tinubu endorsed Ondo governorship aspirant

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says it is not aware that Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the national leader of the party, endorsed Segun Abraham, an aspirant seeking to clinch the Ondo governorship ticket in the forthcoming primary election.Tunji Abayomi, an aspirant, challenged Tinubu for interfering with the primary election.Tinubu had said that he had a right to support any aspirant for [...]

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    APC didn’t make Buhari president, says BoT member

APC didn’t make Buhari president, says BoT member

Olisaemeka Akamukale, a member Board of Trustees (BoT) of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says the numerical strength of real members of the party could not have voted President Muhammadu Buhari into power.Instead, he said it was Nigerians who brought the president to power.Speaking to journalists at the APC national secretariat on Wednesday, Akamukale said the Nigerians who voted for Buhari and [...]

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    Another court sacks Sheriff as PDP chairman

Another court sacks Sheriff as PDP chairman

A high court in Abuja has upheld an earlier judgement sacking Ali Modu Sheriff as national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Danladi Ayuba, the plaintiff, sought to know the subsistence of Valentine Ashi's judgment that sacked Sheriff as PDP national chairman on June 29.Ashi had held that the process leading to the amendment of Article 47(6) of the party's constitution [...]

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    PDP convention: One court says no, another yes

PDP convention: One court says no, another yes

The federal high court in Abuja on Tuesday stopped the convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from holding in Port Harcourt on Wednesday, as planned by the Ahmed Makarfi faction, but a separate court ruled otherwise.This judgement was sequel to an application by counsel to the Ali Modu Sheriff faction seeking to stop the convention.After hearing submissions from both parties on Tuesday, [...]

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    Court suspends PDP convention

Court suspends PDP convention

The federal high court in Abuja has suspended the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) convention planned by the Ahmed Makarfi faction of the party.The convention is scheduled for Wednesday.Okon Abang, the judge, disagreed with Ben Obi, a a former senator who filed an application to be joined in the case as a respondent.Obi had got an order of the Port Harcourt [...]

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    Name the 325 members supporting you, reps challenge Dogara

Name the 325 members supporting you, reps challenge Dogara

Members of the Transparency Group of the house of representatives say they are not ready to negotiate any terms with Yakubu Dogara, the speaker, over the "budget padding" affair.Abdulmumin Jibrin, the former appropriations chairman, accused Dogara and 12 others of padding the budget by inserting unnecessary projects.Speaking to journalists on behalf of the group over the weekend, Yusuf Bala Ikara said that [...]

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    Omisore is Dogara’s godfather, says Jibrin

Omisore is Dogara’s godfather, says Jibrin

Abdulmumin Jibrin, former chairman, appropriations committee of the house of representatives, has alleged that Iyiola Omisore, former deputy governor of Osun state, is the "godfather" of  Yakubu Dogara.In a letter addressed to John Oyegun, chairman of the APC, Jibrin said he made "an error of judgement" in supporting Dogara to be speaker.He said it took few weeks after the election [...]

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    Many Chibok girls killed by Nigerian troops, says Boko Haram

Many Chibok girls killed by Nigerian troops, says Boko Haram

The Boko Haram sect says many of the schoolgirls abducted from Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno state, have been killed by Nigerian troops.Two hundred and seventy six girls were kidnapped back in 2014, while 57 managed to escape, one was rescued after 756 days, and 218 have remained unaccounted for.In a new video released – the third since the girls’ abduction – [...]

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    I hope Dogara is arrested, says Jibrin

I hope Dogara is arrested, says Jibrin

Abdulmumin Jibrin, former chairman of the house representatives committee on appropriations, says with the huge sums allegedly moved from the house account on Yakubu Dogara's instruction, he hopes that the speaker is arrested before he "steals everything".Moments after Dogara issued a statement on Saturday, denying the allegations that he padded the 2016 budget, Jibrin took to Twitter to launch yet [...]

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