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Monthly Archives: July 2019

Ministerial Screening: Reports of owed salaries mischievous, says Aregbesola

Former governor of Osun state Rauf Aregbesola on Monday defended the issue of salary, saying that rumours of owed salaries in Osun during his tenure was due to mischief and ignorance. Aregbesola made this known during his turn for ministerial screening and confirmation before the Nigerian Senate. Aregbesola tells Senate, “We (Osun State Government) ensured between July 2015 and July ...

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Cabinet: Senate screens Saraki, Mahmoud

The Senate has greeened three more ministerial nominees from the 42 submitted by President Muhammadu Buhari last week. The three are: Mr Babatunde Fasola (Lagos), Sen. Gbemisola Saraki (Kwara) and Dr Muhammadu Mahmoud (Kaduna). Gbemisola Saraki, 54, read Economics at the University of Sussex, UK and served as a senator in the 6th Assembly. Mahmoud, an environmentalist, is a former ...

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Primary Elections: Supreme Court dismisses suit filed against Chimaroke Nnamani

Supreme Court on Monday dismissed suit filed by Sen. Gilbert Nnaji seeking disqualification of Chimaroke Nnamani, former governor of Enugu state as Senator representing Enugu East Senatorial District. Justice Mary Odili, in a lead judgment, held that the case was statute barred and therefore dismissed the motion on notice brought by Nnaji. “This appeal is hereby dismissed having been withdrawn ...

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Tribunal: Buhari to open defence on Tuesday

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has disclosed that it would not call any witness in defence of the petition by Atiku Abubakar and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). INEC’s lawyer, Yunus Usman (SAN) announced this on Monday at the resumption of proceedings before the Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC). According to The Nation, by the court’s schedule, the electoral ...

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Ministerial Nominees: Fashola faces Senate as screening enters fourth day

The Senate has resumed ministerial screening. The screening started on Wednesday with a record of 31 ministerial nominees screened so far. As at the time of filing this report; the immediate past Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola was undergoing screening at the Senate chamber. The 11 nominees yet to be screened are 2. Rauf Aregbesola (Osun) 3. ...

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Kogi Guber: PDP stakeholders back Averehi’s ambition

Stakeholders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kogi Central Senatorial district have declared their support for the governorship ambition of Mr Bayo Averehi. The party members who met to pledge their support for Averehi in Okene on Sunday said the backing was in the interest of the state and the party. A former Vice Chairman of the party in ...

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Sowore, AAC supporters set to protest against bad governance, poor elections

The African Action Congress  ( AAC ) has set aside 5th August to stage a revolution protest tagged ‘ Days of Rage’ across the country to demand a better Nigeria. The presidential candidate of the party , Omoyele Sowore, disclosed this on in Abuja at the end of the National Executive Committee  ( NEC ) meeting of the party, Saharareporters ...

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Snake Invasion: Akeredolu to investigate appearance of reptile at Assembly complex

The issue of invasion of the Ondo State House of Assembly complex by a snake has taken another dimension with Governor Oluwarotimi : on Sunday ordering the probe of the appearance of the reptile. The governor, who expressed dismay on the snake scare at the state parliament, inspected the facilities at the State House of Assembly. He said his government ...

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Obaseki reveals how he is moving Edo forward, denies rift with Oshiomhole

The Edo Government has worked to evolve new initiatives to make the state economically attractive to investors, Gov. Godwin Obaseki said in Lagos during the weekend. Obaseki told newsmen at a briefing that his administration faced the problem of human trafficking and domestic crime when it assumed office. “One of the greatest problems we faced was human trafficking, and our ...

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No going back in the establishment of Ruga in Zamfara, Gov Matawalle vows

Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle has disclosed that there is no going back on establishment of Ruga settlements in the state. He spoke with State House correspondents after the Presidential Policy Retreat at the Presidential Villa. On what to expect from his administration in terms of agricultural transformation, he said: “In zamfara we will adopt Ruga in our strategy to ...

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