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    Court asks police to give reasons for detaining Melaye

Court asks police to give reasons for detaining Melaye

An Abuja high court on Thursday ordered the police to show cause for its continued detention of Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west.Melaye, who has been in police custody since January 4, approached the court, through his lawyer, for enforcement of his fundamental right.According to NAN, Yusuf Halilu, presiding judge, gave the order after Mike Ozekhome, Melaye’s counsel, informed the [...]

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    Court adjourns suits seeking to halt Onnoghen’s CCT case

Court adjourns suits seeking to halt Onnoghen’s CCT case

A federal high court sitting in Abuja has adjourned two suits seeking to stop the continuation of the trial of Walter Onnoghen, chief justice of Nigeria.Evelyn Maha , the presiding judge, adjourned the cases till January 28 after Lawal Rabana, counsel representing the respondents, told the court on Thursday that his client had not been served.The plaintiffs, Incorporated ‎Trustees of [...]

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    Senate confirms Buhari’s INEC nominee

Senate confirms Buhari’s INEC nominee

The senate has confirmed Monday Tom as a resident electoral commissioner (REC) of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).The upper legislative chamber also confirmed Chidi Izuwah as the director-general of the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC).The nominees were confirmed after Suleiman Nazif, chairman of INEC committee, and Kabiru Gaya, chairman of works committee, presented separate reports on the floor of [...]

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    Buhari declines assent to five bills

Buhari declines assent to five bills

President Muhammadu Buhari has rejected five bills sent to him by the national assembly.The bills are revenue mobilisation, allocation and fiscal commission amendment bill, 2018; bankruptancy and insolvency bill, 2018; federal polytechnic amendment bill, 2018; maritime security operations coordinating board amendment bill, 2018 and energy commission amendment bill, 2018.The president's decision were contained in five letters written to the national [...]

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    Ondo rep dumps PDP for APC

Ondo rep dumps PDP for APC

Michael Adeniyi, a member of the house of representatives, has left his party for the All Progressives Congress (APC).The lawmwker, who represents Okitipupa/Irele federal constituency in Ondo state, defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) during plenary on Thursday.This decision was announced in a letter read by Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives.He did not give reasons for [...]

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    Absence of transparent leadership is missing link in police, says acting IGP

Absence of transparent leadership is missing link in police, says acting IGP

Mohammed Adamu, acting inspector-general of police (IGP), says the absence of transparent, accountable and knowledgeable leadership has been the missing link in the Nigeria police force.He said this on Wednesday while presenting a brief remark at the hand over ceremony at the force headquarters in Abuja.On Tuesday, President Muhammadu Buhari announced Adamu’s appointment as acting IGP at a ceremony in [...]

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    Osinbajo: Why Nigeria has a poverty problem

Osinbajo: Why Nigeria has a poverty problem

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says oil revenue earned between 2010 and 2014 was not judiciously used, hence Nigeria's status as the country with the highest number of people living in extreme poverty.Osinbajo said the federal government is working on a plan to get Nigeria out of poverty in spite of limited funds.The VP disclosed this on Wednesday at a town hall [...]

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    PHOTOS: Massive crowd as Buhari campaigns in Kogi

PHOTOS: Massive crowd as Buhari campaigns in Kogi

A massive crowd trooped to Lokoja, capital of Kogi state, when the reelection campaign team of  President Muhammadu Buhari visited on Wednesday.Kogi is the first north central state the president visited since he flagged off his campaign in Akwa Ibom in December.The president was accompanied by Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of All Progressive Congress (APC) and Yahaya Bello, governor of the [...]

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    We’d make this laurel our second nature, says TVC on best station award

We’d make this laurel our second nature, says TVC on best station award

Television Continental (TVC) News, a member of TVC Communications, has vowed to retain its outstanding position.The TV station bagged the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) foremost prize at the 26th Nigerian Media Merit Awards (NMMA) in December.It clinched the prize from Channels Television which won the 2017 edition and those of 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, [...]

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    Nigerian ambassador to Cote d’Ivoire is dead

Nigerian ambassador to Cote d’Ivoire is dead

Ibrahim Isah, Nigeria’s ambassador to Cote d’Ivoire, is dead. Some officials at the foreign affairs ministry confirmed this on Wednesday.Quoting sources from the Nigerian Embassy at Deux Plateau, Abidjan, NAN said Isah, aged 60, died at 7pm on Tuesday.The sources said he slumped and died at the Polyclinique Internationale Sainte Anne-Marie (PISAM) where he had gone to see his doctors.The [...]

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