Tuesday, February 19, 2019

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    Dogara ‘frustrated’ by low implementation of budgets

Dogara ‘frustrated’ by low implementation of budgets

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, says it is frustrating to pass budgets yearly without unlocking their full potentials.Dogara said this on Wednesday after President Muhammad Buhari presented a N7.298 trillion budget to a joint session of the national assembly."It is certainly frustrating that we go through the annual Budget cycle/process: of budget presentation by Mr President, processing [...]

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    Buhari settles for Ayine as next auditor-general of the federation

Buhari settles for Ayine as next auditor-general of the federation

President Muhammadu Buhari has nominated Anthony Ayinye for the post of the auditor-general of the federation.In a letter addressed to Bukola Saraki, the senate president, and read out on the senate's floor on Tuesday, Buhari said he had accepted Ayine's nomination for the position by the federal civil service commission."The constitution of the Republic of Nigeria as amended states that [...]

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    Oyegun: After 2 years, time to ask if APC is moving in the right direction

Oyegun: After 2 years, time to ask if APC is moving in the right direction

John Oyegun, chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC), says after two years in government it is high time the ruling party pondered if it was moving in the right direction.Speaking with journalists on Tuesday before going into a closed-door meeting with Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, Oyegun said serious issues needed to be discussed and where necessary [...]

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    Dogara wants FG to rethink privatisation of public establishments

Dogara wants FG to rethink privatisation of public establishments

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, says the federal government should have a rethink on the privatisation of public establishments.Dogara said this on Monday at the investigative public hearing on the urgent need to halt the plan to raise federal government secured bond of N309 billion to finance the shortfall in the Nigerian electricity market."Unfortunately, since the unbundling [...]

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    Sagay a false intellectual with broken moral compass, says Wike

Sagay a false intellectual with broken moral compass, says Wike

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, says Itse Sagay, chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee on Anti- Corruption (PACAC), is a false intellectual with a broken moral compass.Wike was speaking in Port Harcourt in reaction to a comment by Sagay that the desperation of politicians in Rivers, led by Wike, was making it difficult for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct [...]

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    Senate to probe NNPC, NPDC for ‘criminally witholding $3.47bn’ from federation account

Senate to probe NNPC, NPDC for ‘criminally witholding $3.47bn’ from federation account

The senate has mandated its committees on finance, petroleum upstream and downstream to investigate the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC) over the non-remittance of $3.47billion to the federation account.The resolution by the senate was sequel to a motion by Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west.Moving the motion, Melaye said the two agencies of government [...]

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    Peterside: APC will NOT accept result of Rivers east senatorial election

Peterside: APC will NOT accept result of Rivers east senatorial election

Dakuku Peterside, director-general of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), says the All Progressive Congress (APC) will reject the Rivers east senatorial district rerun election.The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared George Sekibo, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), winner of the rerun election.INEC said Sekibo polled 93,098 votes ahead of Andrew Uchendu of the APC, who [...]

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    Nigeria’s federal structure only works for a few elite, says Atiku

Nigeria’s federal structure only works for a few elite, says Atiku

Atiku Abubakar, former vice president, says Nigeria's current federal structure may be working well for some elite but it is not for the entire country.The former vice president said this on Monday at a presentation of book 'Nigerian federalism: continuing quest for stability and nation-building', in Abuja.He reiterated that more power and resources should be transferred to the states and [...]

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    Atiku’s presidential ambition responsible for our crisis, says Lagos PDP

Atiku’s presidential ambition responsible for our crisis, says Lagos PDP

Segun Adewale, factional chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos, says the ongoing crisis in the party is due to Atiku Abubakar's 2019 presidential ambition.In a statement, Adewale said there were external forces working to install Abubakar, a former vice president, as the party's 2019 presidential candidate.He accused the Ahmed Markafi faction of the party if working against [...]

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    ‘More than 200 bodies’ in the mortuary after Uyo church building collapse

‘More than 200 bodies’ in the mortuary after Uyo church building collapse

At least 200 people have been killed in the building of Reigners Bible Church that collapsed in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state, on Saturday.The confirmation was given by Etete Peters, a professor and chief medical director of the University of Uyo Teaching Hospital, where the victims were rushed to."We only lost one person in the hospital except those that were brought dead. [...]

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    Mahama: I’d have liked to continue, but I respect the wish of Ghanaians

Mahama: I’d have liked to continue, but I respect the wish of Ghanaians

President John Mahama says he will work to ensure a smooth and peaceful transition to the incoming administration Nana Akufo-Addo — even though he would have liked to continue had Ghanaians not decided otherwise.Mahama said this in a concession speech on Friday night after the electoral commission declared Akufo-Addo winner of the presidential election.While congratulating the president-elect, he said the [...]

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    Buhari: Military slamming the final nail in Boko Haram’s coffin

Buhari: Military slamming the final nail in Boko Haram’s coffin

President Muhammadu Buhari says the attack on Madagali in Adamawa state by Boko Haram is a desperate act, expressing confidence that the military's is about to "slam" the final nail in the coffin of the insurgents.In a statement on Friday, Garba Shehu, the president's spokesman, quoted Buhari to have said this while condoling with the affected families and the Adamawa [...]

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    Youths back Kaduna govt, say Zakzaky’s men are insurgents

Youths back Kaduna govt, say Zakzaky’s men are insurgents

Kaduna Youth Coalition for Peace and Development, a youth group, has backed the Kaduna government for declaring the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) an insurgent group.Speaking with journalists on Friday, Peter Bawa, president of the group, blamed the Borno elders for the emergence of Boko Haram."If that was not bad enough, when assassination bid on senior state officials in the [...]

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    I didn’t tell APC supporters to retaliate against attacks, says Oyegun

I didn’t tell APC supporters to retaliate against attacks, says Oyegun

John Oyegun, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says he didn't encourage party members to reciprocate in equal measure, whatever action they get from the opposition during the Rivers rerun election.While speaking during a mega rally in the state on Thursday, Oyegun was quoted to have said "if they push you, push them back. If they slap you, slap [...]

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    Ayade, Cross River governor, wins at supreme court

Ayade, Cross River governor, wins at supreme court

The supreme court has upheld the election of Ben Ayade of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as governor of Cross Rivers state.Joe Agi, who came second in the party's December 2014 primary, had asked the court to sack Ayade over false declaration of age. Agi also contested that Ayade was not a bona fide member of the PDP.However, the panel [...]

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    There’s a solution to underage voting — Buhari thinks it’s the national ID

There’s a solution to underage voting — Buhari thinks it’s the national ID

The federal government has tasked the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) ‎to ensure that the national identification number is used to authenticate eligible voters in future.Vice President Yemi Osinbajo gave the charge while speaking at a policy round-table meeting on Identity Management organised by NIMC in collaboration with the World Bank at the state house conference‎ centre.The accusation of underage voting, [...]

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