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Monthly Archives: August 2019

Zamfara: Gov Matawalle fires all 14 LG secretaries, others

Gov. Bello Matawalle of Zamfara has fired all the 14 local government secretaries in the state and approved their replacements. The governor has also approved the appointment of rector of the state polytechnic and provost of the college of education. This is contained in a statement signed by Yusuf Idris, the Director-General of Press Affairs to the governor, in Gusau. ...

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Breaking: Court halts NASS plan to take over affairs of Edo Assembly

A Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered  National Assembly not to interfere in the affairs of the Edo State House of Assembly pending the determination of the substantive case. Justice Taiwo Taiwo, who is sitting as the court’s vacation judge, gave the order for parties to maintain status-quo antebellum, while adjourning the hearing of the substantive suit until August ...

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Edo PDP threatens to drag national leadership to court

Stakeholders of the People Democratic Party, PDP, in Edo state havevthreatened to drag the national leadership of the party to court if it doesn’t dissolve the state executive and conduct fresh congresses. According to them, to maintain party cohesion, peace, unity and concord, they said they there is need to carry out the dissolution before the conduct of the 2020 ...

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“Protest not the solution, let’s give Buhari more time,” cleric urges Nigerians

Cleric, Apostle Eugene Ogu, General Overseer, Abundant Life Evangel Mission, has appealed for patience from Nigerians concerning evident infrastructure deficit and insecurity in the country. Ogu told newsmen on Wednesday in Port Harcourt that the new administration needed time to form its team so as to achieve expected success. He said that it was necessary to allow the new administration ...

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Sowore: Buhari restricting democratic space, CSOs lament

A coalition of 51 civil society organizations has condemned  President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration on the ways he is handling human right related issues. The condemnation came after the arrest and detention of Omoyele Sowore, the Convener of ‘Revolution Now’ movement. They also decried the clampdown of the protesting members of the movement. The coalition made up of 51 registered CSOs, ...

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N9.9bn Fraud: Court orders freezing of accounts linked with ex-Gov Ambode

Federal High Court sitting in Lagos on Tuesday,  ordered the freezing of N9.9bn in four bank accounts linked with an aide of former governor, Akinwunmi Ambode. The EFCC said only N300 million remains in the accounts. The funds are domiciled in First City Monument Bank, FCMB, account number 5617984012; Access Bank account number 0060949275 and Zenith Bank account number 1011691254, ...

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Revolution: Buhari will be the first witness if Sowore is charged- Falana

Femi Falana, a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN) has made a veiled mockery of President Buhari-led government as regards Sowore saga, saying that the government will be making a mistake if it charges  Omoyele Sowore with treason. Sowore, who is the convener of #RevolutionNow movement, has been detained by the Department of State Services (DSS) since Saturday. The DSS had ...

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FOI: We won’t allow NNPC to be dragged into politics- Kyari

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says it will resist any attempt to drag the corporation into politics in the guise of requests for information under the Freedom of Information law. The Group Managing Director of the Corporation disclosed this in a statement signed by Mr Ndu Ughamadu, the spokesman for the corporation, in Abuja on Tuesday. Kyari made the ...

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Ministerial Screening: The exercise would have been better if………. -Sen Gaya

Sen. Kabiru Gaya (APC-Kano South) has said that the 9th Senate did its best to ensure intensive screening of 43 ministerial nominees sent to it by President Muhammadu Buhari. Gaya, the Chairman, Senate Committee on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said this in an interview with newsmen on Tuesday in Abuja. The lawmaker who was asked on his view ...

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Ministers-designate to be sworn in August 21

President Muhammadu Buhari has slated August 21 for the swearing in of ministers-designate. This was contained in a statement issued by Babatunde Lawal, Permanent Secretary, Cabinet Affairs Office in the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation. Before the inauguration of the cabinet, the ministers-designate are expected to go through induction retreat at the Presidential Villa on ...

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