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    Buhari: From 1978 till date, I’ve never lost interest in oil sector

Buhari: From 1978 till date, I’ve never lost interest in oil sector

President Muhammadu Buhari says since 1978 when he was named the minister of petroleum till date, he has not lost interest in the oil sector.Speaking in Warri, Delta state, on Thursday, the president said oil is God's favour to Nigeria, and the Deltans are fortunate to have such great resource in their custody.The President asked the people to reflect on [...]

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    Shehu Sani: Any politician who’s a saint should publicly declare his assets

Shehu Sani: Any politician who’s a saint should publicly declare his assets

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, says any politician "who thinks of himself as a saint" should publicly declare his assets.The senator said this in a tweet posted on Friday.Sani said if politicians are not able to declare their assets, they "can’t cast the first stone.""Anyone among the ruling political elites who thinks of himself as a saint,should publicly declare his [...]

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    Taraba imposes curfew after attack on APC guber candidate

Taraba imposes curfew after attack on APC guber candidate

Darius Ishaku, governor of Taraba state, on Thursday,  imposed a 12-hour curfew on Wukari Town "to prevent breakdown of law and order".The curfew was imposed following an attack on the convoy of Sani Danladi, governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, by suspected hoodlums.David Akinremi, commissioner of police in the state, told journalists that Danladi was [...]

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    I don’t foresee postponement of elections, says INEC chairman

I don’t foresee postponement of elections, says INEC chairman

Mahmood Yakubu, the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says the commission is not anticipating the postponement of the general elections.Speaking in an interview with The Osasu Show, Mahmood said INEC is "fully prepared for the election," adding that the Osun election had a low turn out because it was an off-season election."We first and foremost deliberately planned [...]

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    Falana asks FG to terminate criminal proceedings against CJN

Falana asks FG to terminate criminal proceedings against CJN

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, has asked the federal government to terminate the criminal proceedings against Walter Onnoghen, chief justice of Nigeria.The Code of Conduct Bureau had filed a six-count charge of false assets declaration against Onnoghen after a petition by the Anti-Corruption and Research Based Data Initiative (ARDI), a civil society group.The federal government also asked the Nigerian Financial Intelligence [...]

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    Fani-Kayode, Odumakin file N20m suit against EFCC

Fani-Kayode, Odumakin file N20m suit against EFCC

Femi Fani-Kayode, former minister of aviation and Yinka Odumakin, spokesman of Afenifere, have filed a N20 million suit against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).The commission had invited the duo over their social media posts that the anti-graft agency raided the house of Walter Onnoghen, the chief justice of Nigeria (CJN).The agency had denied the claim and threatened them [...]

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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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