Monthly Archives: December 2019

Uche Nwosu lauds Buhari for not yielding to temptation of third term

Mr Uche Nwosu, former governorship candidate of the Action Alliance (AA) in Imo, has lauded President Muhammadu Buhari for rejecting the call for third term in office. Nwosu, who said this in a statement issued in Abuja on Monday, said the president’s declaration demonstrated his commitment to rule of law, adding he also displayed statesmanship and patriotism. It would be ...

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Court orders FG to take over Bukola Saraki’s houses

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has ordered the forfeiture of two houses in Ilorin, Kwara State belonging to former Senate President, Bukola Saraki. The court gave the order citing section 17 of the advance fee fraud and other related offences act 14, 2006 and section 44(2)B of the 1999 Constitution. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), represented ...

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NDDC Logjam: Trouble looms if Buhari doesn’t call Akpabio to order- Niger Delta youth leader

Niger Delta youth leader, Mr Kenedy Tonjo-West, has called on the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, to intervene in the lingering leadership crisis in the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). Tonjo-West said the call to Kyari to intervene in the impasse between the legislators and Sen.Godswill Akpabio, Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, over the inauguration of the ...

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Rivers Guber: Appeal Court dismisses ADP’s suit, upholds Wike’s victory

The Court of Appeal in Port Harcourt has upheld the re-election of Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike. The appellate court struck out the appeal filed by the defeated Governorship Candidate of Action Democratic Party (ADP), Mr Victor Fingesi. Mr Victor Fingesi had approached the Court of Appeal after the Rivers State Governorship Election Tribunal on October 5, 2019 dismissed ...

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Just in: Ex-gov Kalu’s judgement now to be delivered on Dec. 5

Federal High Court in Lagos has adjourned  judgement of N7.2 billion fraud case against former Gov. Orji Kalu of Abia to December 5. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) prosecuted Kalu and a former Commissioner for Finance in the state, Ude Udeogo. Also charged along with Kalu is a company, Slok Nig. Ltd. The judgement could not be delivered ...

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RevolutionNow: Sowore issues strong warning to DSS over continued detention

Former presidential candidate and Convener of RevolutionNow Omoyele Sowore says he will pursue the contempt proceedings against the Director-General of the Department of State Services, DSS, Yusuf Bichi over failure to release him. Sowore had recently dragged the DSS before an Abuja Federal High Court over his continued detention. The activist was asking the court to order the DSS to ...

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External Borrowing: Buhari’s $30bn dollars loan request is to bridge infrastructure gap- BMO

The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) says President Muhammadu Buhari’s 29.9 billion dollars external borrowing request to National Assembly for approval was in the interest of the country. In a statement signed by its Chairman Niyi Akinsiju in Abuja on Sunday, BMO said the funds were necessary in order for the country to bridge the infrastructure gaps that were left unattended ...

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Restructuring: Some groups planning to effect change violently- Presidency

The Presidency on Sunday alerted the nation on the activities of some groups of citizens advocating for restructuring of Nigeria through violent change and social unrest. The President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, raised the alarm while reacting to a statement credited to a former Chief of Defence Staff, retired Gen. Alexander Ogomudia, who submitted ...

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State of the Nation: Aisha Buhari’s attack not limited to governors- NFG

The Nigeria Governor’s Forum (NGF) said on Sunday that First Lady, Aisha Buhari’s criticism of government’s poor performance is not limited to the state level. According to The Nation, NGF faulted media reports to the effect the Mrs. Buhari criticism was directed solely at governors, “when she actually spoke about governance at all levels”. Mrs. Buhari was reported to have ...

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Smart Adeyeme urges Buhari, gov Yahaya Bello to forgive Dino Melaye

Newly-elected Senator for Kogi West, Smart Adeyemi, has described Dino Melaye as a political house boy by the He said that Melaye could not manage well his earlier election into the Senate but decided to burgle it with unnecessary exuberances. Addressing newsmen on Sunday after his victory at the poll, Adeyemi said, “when a servant steals the garment of his ...

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