TONYE PRINCEWILL SET FOR APC MOVE: SETS UP 10 MEMBER TRANSITION COMMITTEE

Following his recent resignation from the Labour Party, Prince Tonye Princewill has finally picked a side in the raging battle between Governor Wike and former Governor Amaechi in Rivers state. A press statement made available to journalists today noted that, “ After observing both sides for two years, the Prince has thrown caution to the…

Osinbajo: FG Will Address The Plight Of Bakassi People

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, said the Federal Government would address the plight of the displaced in Bakassi, in line with the  policy on serving the interest of all Nigerians regardless of their affiliations. Prof. Osinbajo stated this while responding to issues raised by stakeholders at the Town hall meeting in Calabar, organized in continuation…

Obey court orders on Dasuki, El-Zakzaky, Sagay tells FG

The Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), has asked the Federal Government to obey court orders regarding the detention of embattled former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.); and the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, Sheik Ibrahim El-Zakzaky. Sagay said this during an interview with The PUNCH while…

PDP members joining APC afraid of Buhari, Chibok girls saga a set up – Fayose

Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose, yesterday stated that members of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) defecting to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) were doing so for protection from President Buhari’s investigation of their corrupt practices. His words: “Members of the opposition defect to the APC for protection‎; they are scared of probe​ by the…

You got it wrong, Afenifere tells AGF over position on restructuring

The position of the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), on why the call for restructuring will not work at present has been faulted by the Afenifere. The AGF had described the demand for restructuring as ‘a tall order’ that cannot be achieved through emotional outbursts and demonstration, adding…

ANNIVERSARY NOTES: The Nigerian Project – Wither our nation?

I will break away from the general skepticism most people usually have on the Nigerian project. To the average analyst or watcher of the Nigerian system, our nation is a wobbly contraption that must and should be dismantled. They believe very strongly that the ‘arrangement’ is not working and cannot work because, amongst others, its…

Coroner’s verdict: Adeleke died of drug overdose

The Coroner appointed by the Osun Government to investigate the cause of death of Sen. Isiaka Adeleke declares that his death was caused by drug overdose. The post Coroner’s verdict: Adeleke died of drug overdose appeared first on News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

Saraki debunks reports of strained relationship with Buhari

OrderPaperToday– Senate President, Bukola Saraki  has discredited claims of ill relationship between himself and President Muhammadu Buhari adding that it remains cordial. Bukola revealed this through a statement by his Special Assistant on Print Media, Chuks Okocha when the National Executive  of the Islamic group, Jamaatu Izalatul Bidiah Wa Ikamatus Sunnali (JIBWS) led by its…

Nigerian youths behave like tenants in Nigeria – Donald Duke

Former governor of Cross River, Donald Duke has called on Nigerians, especially young people, to play a pivotal role in leadership and governance. The post Nigerian youths behave like tenants in Nigeria – Donald Duke appeared first on News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

Okorocha dismisses cabinet, LG council members

Gov. Rochas Okorocha of Imo state sacks his cabinet and members of the 27 local government transition committees The post Okorocha dismisses cabinet, LG council members appeared first on News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

Whistle-blower who misled police to raid Ekweremadu’s house lands in prison

50-year-old Ahmed Echodo has been remanded in Keffi Prison, Nasarawa State, by an Upper Area Court, in Gudu, Abuja, for allegedly giving false information that led the police to raid Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu’s Guest House in Maitama, Abuja. Following a tip off by Echodo, the police had conducted a search on the property…

22 days after, Aisha joins ailing Buhari in London

The wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, Aisha, on Tuesday traveled to the United Kingdom to join her husband who is on follow-up treatment in London. Aisha’s trip to see how her husband is faring is coming three weeks after the president returned to London, having earlier spent 49 days on medical treatment in London also….

Even under suspicion of graft, Senate passes anti-corruption bill

The Senate, on Tuesday, passed one of the anti-corruption bills, called “Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters between Nigeria and other Foreign States”. The bill, when signed into law, will facilitate the identification, tracing, freezing, restraining, recovery, forfeiture and confiscation of proceeds, property and other instrumentality of crimes. The executive bill would provide a legal framework…

South-East leaders to FG: Stop harassment of Ekweremadu

OrderPaperToday– A non-political pressure group which consists of South-East Youths and Elders has urged the Federal government to immediately cease intimidation of the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu who is the highest ranking political office holder in the Southeast region. This, the group said in a communique by its Director of Media and Publicity, Ikechukwu…

Bayelsa youths back EFCC, want Jonathan’s aide imprisoned

Over 1,000 youths on Tuesday took to the streets in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State capital, to support the recent arrest and prosecution of a former top official of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), George Turnah. The embattled legal practitioner was accused of fraudulently enriching ‎himself while he served as Special Adviser to two Managing Directors/Chief…