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    Lawan: Delay in appointment of ministers won’t affect 2020 budget

Lawan: Delay in appointment of ministers won’t affect 2020 budget

Senate President Ahmad Lawan says the delay in appointment of ministers will not affect the presentation of the 2020 budget.Lawan spoke with state house correspondents after a meeting with the president on Wednesday.Femi Gbajabiamila, speaker of the house of representatives, was also at the meeting.The senate president said budgets are usually prepared by civil servants, adding that if the 2020 [...]

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    EXTRA: I felt ridiculed contesting against ‘dancer’ Adeleke, says Oyetola

EXTRA: I felt ridiculed contesting against ‘dancer’ Adeleke, says Oyetola

Gboyega Oyetola, governor of Osun state, says he felt ridiculed contesting against Ademola Adeleke, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in last year's governorship election in the state.Adeleke got into politics after the death of Isiaka, his elder brother. He replaced Isiaka as representative of Osun west senatorial district and was referred to as "dancing senator", especially on social [...]

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    Pro-Obaseki lawmakers: Oshiomhole behind plot to shut Edo assembly

Pro-Obaseki lawmakers: Oshiomhole behind plot to shut Edo assembly

Lawmakers loyal to Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo state, have accused Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), of being behind the plot to seal up the assembly.The house of representatives had asked the inspector-general of police to seal up the Edo parliament, pending the time the crisis among the state lawmakers is resolved.Disagreement between and Obaseki [...]

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    ‘Eni knew bribes would be paid’, ‘Adoke confronted officials over kickbacks’ — OPL 245 trial continues in Italy

‘Eni knew bribes would be paid’, ‘Adoke confronted officials over kickbacks’ — OPL 245 trial continues in Italy

Trial continued in an Italian court on Wednesday over the controversial $1.3 billion OPL 245 deal between Shell, Eni-Agip and Malabu in 2011, with a star witness alleging that Eni-Agip officials knew that bribes would paid to Nigerian politicians.Vincenzo Armanna, former Eni manager and defendant in the corruption trial, also informed the court that Mohammed Bello Adoke, former Nigerian attorney-general, told [...]

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    House of reps asks IGP to shut Edo assembly

House of reps asks IGP to shut Edo assembly

The house of representatives has asked Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of police, to shut the Edo state house of assembly.This follows the recommendation of a panel set up to investigate the crisis rocking the state assembly.A "cold war" between Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), and Godwin Obaseki, governor of the state, had split the state [...]

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    Senate confirms Ibrahim Muhammad as CJN

Senate confirms Ibrahim Muhammad as CJN

The senate has confirmed Ibrahim Muhammad as chief justice of Nigeria.He was confirmed at plenary on Wednesday.The senate had earlier gone into a closed-door session over his confirmation.The upper legislative chamber went into the session after Abdullahi Abubakar, senate leader, moved a motion for the confirmation of Muhammad.On Tuesday, Senate President Ahmad Lawan had asked that copies of Muhammad's curriculum [...]

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    Tribunal orders INEC chair to make result compilation sheets available to PDP

Tribunal orders INEC chair to make result compilation sheets available to PDP

The presidential election petition tribunal has ordered Mahmood Yakubu, national chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to produce some documents requested by the petitioners.The five-member panel of judges led by Mohammed Garba gave Yakubu up till 12pm on Thursday.The panel also gave the same order to the Zamfara resident electoral commissioner (REC) to produce results sheets of all [...]

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    S’Africa: We’ve obtained CCTV footage from hotel where insurance director was killed

S’Africa: We’ve obtained CCTV footage from hotel where insurance director was killed

Bobby Moroe, South Africa's acting high commissioner to Nigeria, says authorities are now investigating the death of Elizabeth Ndubisi-Chukwu, deputy director-general of Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria (CIIN).Ndubuisi-Chukwu had been scheduled to return to Nigeria on June 12 after attending the African Insurance Organisation (AIO) conference in Johannesburg.However, her corpse was found in a room in Emperor Palace Hotel where [...]

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    THE INSIDER: Service chiefs are ALL overdue for retirement — but Buhari won’t let them go

THE INSIDER: Service chiefs are ALL overdue for retirement — but Buhari won’t let them go

Gabriel Olonisakin, chief of defence staff, Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, Sadique Abubakar, chief of air staff, and Ibok-Ete Ekwe Ibas, chief of naval staff, have one thing in common -- they are ALL due for retirement having spent more than 35 years in military service.But President Muhammadu is holding them back -- after first extending their services by [...]

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    Kukah to Nigerians: Stop demonising Fulani

Kukah to Nigerians: Stop demonising Fulani

Matthew Kukah, Catholic bishop of Sokoto diocese, says demonising herdsmen, especially those of the Fulani extraction, could lead to a breakout of violence. Kukah, who spoke on Tuesday at a colloquium on fake news and hate speech organised by the Olusegun Obasanjo centre for African studies, an arm of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), said hate speech often precedes [...]

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