To escape impeachment, Anambra Assembly Speaker vanishes with mace

It was drama on Thursday at the Anambra State House of Assembly as Speaker, Mrs. Rita Maduagwu, surreptitiously vanished into thin air with the mace to avoid impending impeachment by members. The Speaker reportedly escaped with the Assembly symbol of authority when it became obvious that the members were hell bent on ensuring her ejection….

SOUTH KOREA: Court deliberates ex-president Park’s arrest

Two days after special prosecutors in Seoul whipped up the idea of seeking the incarceration of disgraced and impeached President Park Geun-hye, a court in South Korean, Thursday, began deliberating on whether to arrest the ousted president. The former president whose executive immunity ended after her removal from office was confirmed by the country’s top…

No need updating Nigerians about Buhari’s health, he’s absolutely fine –Lai

Nigerian Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, who recently made it clear he does not tell lies, has asked Nigerians to stop demanding for updates on President Muhammadu Buhari’s health status because he is in absolutely good health. Despite the fact that President Buhari on Sunday extended his medical vacation in London indefinitely, Mohammed…

The Gambian debacle and the need for the rule of Law

We are just hearing that the Gambian courts could not seat, the returning officers at the elections have fled the country and the ECOWAS mediation team has till Friday to decided on the next course of action. To add to this complexity is the fact that the Gambian judiciary is controlled by Nigerian judges. So…

We borrowed list of beneficiaries of N5000 stipends- Presidency

The Buhari administration may have fed from the data base of poorest Nigerians generated by former president, Goodluck Jonathan. This is the claim of the presidency as made by Laolu Akande, Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. In his press update on the progress of the Buhari administration’s Social Investment…

FIRS collected N1.207 trillion in 2016

The prevailing negative economic environment has had a very adverse effect on the performance of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), the nation’s most important revenue agency, as it collected only N1, 207 , 896, 760, 318. 14 in 2016. A summary of collections at the disposal of Sunday Vanguard indicated that only N 299,802,506,588.50…

Tension grips oil firms in Niger Delta as Avengers renew threat

There was palpable tension on Saturday within the Niger Delta region of Nigeria following a renewed threat by a volatile militant group, the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) to resume hostilities on oil facilities there. As a result, many oil firms and contractors were seen in panic mood, a situation that the locals said was worse…

Kaduna killings: Onaiyekan faults CAN over call for prayers

The Catholic ArchBishop of Abuja Diocese, John Cardinal Onaiyekan, has faulted the one-day national prayer directed by the Christian Association of Nigeria in honour of victims of the massacre in Southern Kaduna, saying Catholics do not take orders and instructions from CAN. He questioned the rationale behind such orders by CAN and how they arrived…

Erdogan continues purge, sacks 6,000 workers in post-coup crackdown

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has fired 6,000 more police, civil servants and academics under emergency rule. The purge according to decrees issued in the Official Gazette was effected in the wake of a failed coup last July. Read also: 33 feared dead in another Brazil prison riot In a breakdown released by government, 2,687…

Ex Bauchi gov Yuguda to explain what happened to N213bn state funds

Former Bauchi State Governor, Isa Yuguda has been asked to account for what happened to N213billion state money during his administration. This follows the report of a high-powered committee commissioned by the Bauchi State government with the mandate to do forensic audit of all major contracts awarded by the past administration from June 2007 to…

Murray and Djokovic to battle in final of Qatar Open

World number one Sir Andy Murray completed a straight-sets victory over Tomas Berdych on Friday to seal a place in the final showdown of the Qatar Open – where he will meet Novak Djokovic once again. Berdych needed treatment on an ankle injury after he lost the first set and was unable to keep the…

NNPC Begins Oil Exploration In Gongola Basin

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) said it had commenced exploration activities in the Gongola Basin as part of its efforts to further expand the nation’s oil resource base. The group managing director of NNPC, Dr. Maikanti Baru, disclosed this yesterday while hosting the management of Media Trust Ltd which had visited him at the…

MEGA PARTY: ADP zones positions, submits registration documents next week

In pursuit of their quest to wrest political power from the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, leaders of the emerging mega political association, Action Democratic Party, ADP, yesterday, zoned National Executive Committee slots to the various zones of the country. They also declared their readiness to submit the documents for registration as a political party…

N/Delta: PANDEF joins MEND, accuses Buhari of hidden agenda

In what appears a co-ordinated response to President Buhari’s unclear intention in the Niger Delta, the Chief Edwin Clark-led Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) on new year’s day joined Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) to query alleged clandestine moves to frustrate dialogue as a tool for resolution of the festering regional…

Malabu Oil Deal: Etete Questions FG’s Decision Not to Prosecute IOCs

The prime actors in the Malabu Oil deal are refusing to keep shut even as the Buhari-led administration widens its investigations, through the EFCC, into the ugly side of the $1.1billion transaction. Thisday Newspapers is reporting that a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Chief Dauza Loya Etete, has queried the decision of the federal government…

N56,000 minimum wage: NLC gives FG till May or else…

Frustrated by federal government’s refusal to set up a tripartite committee to negotiate a new minimum wage of N56,000, the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) has threatened to shut down the economy. It has, however, given the Buhari-led administration up to May 2017 to show good faith and live up to the promise it made early…