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    Senate confirms nominee rejected under Saraki

Senate confirms nominee rejected under Saraki

The senate has confirmed Aliyu Abubakar as a non-executive commissioner of the Nigeria Communcations Commission (NCC).The upper legislative chamber under the leadership of Bukola Saraki had rejected him.Abubakar (north-east) was confirmed alongside Millionaire Aboiye (south-south) and Abdulaziz Salman (north-central) as non-executive commissioners.Also, Abu Galadima was confirmed as NIPSS director-general.The nominees were confirmed after Teslim Folarin, senator representing Oyo central, presented [...]

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    IPOB to Arewa youths: Do your worst.. we won’t give out our ancestral land for Ruga

IPOB to Arewa youths: Do your worst.. we won’t give out our ancestral land for Ruga

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) says it will not allow anyone to forcefully take over their ancestral lands for Ruga settlement.The group also challenged the youth wing of the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) to “do their worst” in the wake of the expiration of the 30-day ultimatum.The IPOB was reacting to the deadline issued by the coalition of northern [...]

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    Ighalo on course for golden boot as Nigeria becomes Africa’s bronze king

Ighalo on course for golden boot as Nigeria becomes Africa’s bronze king

Nigeria has won its eighth African Cup of Nations (AFCON) third-place match to become the highest winner of the bronze laurel anywhere on the continent.The Super Eagles defeated the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia to clinch the third-place trophy on Wednesday night in Cairo.Odion Ighalo's third-minute goal was enough for the Eagles to fly home victoriously from the Al-Salam stadium.The Eagles [...]

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    Buhari asks herdsmen to disregard northern elders advice on leaving the south

Buhari asks herdsmen to disregard northern elders advice on leaving the south

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday told herdsmen to disregard the call to vacate the southern part of the country.The Northern Elders Forum (NEF) had asked herders to leave the southern part of the country if their safety is no longer guaranteed.But speaking through Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, the president said no one has the right to ask anyone or group [...]

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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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