ELECTION BUDGET: National Assembly committee adjourns indefinitely

The joint committee of the National Assembly on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Friday announced an indefinite suspension of meetings on the N189 billion budget for the 2019 elections. Mr Suleiman Nazif, who is the Senate chairman of the joint committee made the announcement after INEC chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, and the Minister…

Secondus appoints former UPP Anambra guber candidate Chidoka special adviser

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus, has appointed former Minister of Aviation and former candidate of the United Progressive Party (UPP) in the last governorship election in Anambra State, Osita Chidoka, as his Special Adviser on Strategy and External Engagements. Chidoka is also former Corps Marshal of the Federal Road…

Those complaining of no money under Buhari should take comfort in the ‘massive’ infrastructure— Lai

Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture, says Nigerians complaining about poor circulation of money under the President Muhammadu Buhari administration should take comfort in the fact that the government is investing the money in “massive infrastructural development”. He said the federal government preferred to invest in infrastructure than “sharing money to people and political…

Group says INEC’s 2019 election budget criminally-minded, wants it rejection

Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has picked holes in the N189.2 billion budget for the 2019 general elections presented to the National Assembly by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Describing the budget as “fraudulent, criminal and highly unsustainable,” the non-governmental organisation called on the legislature not to give in to alleged propaganda…

Tragedy as shopping complex collapse in Abuja killing one, others trapped

Tragedy struck in the Jabi District of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja on Friday. One person has been confirmed dead while 12 others are believed to be trapped inside. The shopping complex is under construction. Details later…   RipplesNigeria… without borders, without fears Click here to join the Ripples Nigeria WhatsApp group for latest…