Ex-Minister, ‘100,000 Others’ Dump PDP for APC in Kebbi State

former Minister of Sports and chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Samaila Sambawa, and his supporters have dumped their party for the All Progressives Congress (APC). Mr. Sambawa,who served as a Minister of Internal Affairs, Foreign, Sports and Youths Development under the PDP administration formally dumped his party and joined APC on Sunday at…

JAMB to Schedules Date for Mock UTME

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on Sunday February 18, 2018 said the conduct of the 2018 Mock Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) would now hold on February 26. The board’s Head, Media and Information, Fabian Benjamin, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos. According to him,…

Senator Hunkuyi Inaugurates Kaduna APC Aspirants Platform

Calls for Sincere Commitment to Change Kaduna State for Better BY OBUTE JAMES Senator Suleiman Hunkuyi representing Kaduna North Senatorial Zone in the Senate has unveiled and inaugurated Kaduna APC platform that will check all anti-democratic tendencies in the state. Speaking during the inauguration of the platform in Kaduna on Thursday February 7, 2018 Hunkuyi…

Presidential Election to Come Last as National Assembly Adopts Reordered Sequence of Election

BY OBUTE JAMES The National Assembly Conference Committee on Electoral Act (amendment) Bill on Tuesday February 6 adopted the reordered sequence of the 2019 General Elections, making National Assembly election first and presidential election last. The House of Representatives had few weeks ago, began process to amend the Electoral Act 2010 with the inclusion of…

Senate to Probe CBN, Commercial Banks over Illegal Charges, Deductions

BY OBUTE JAMES The Nigerian Senate on Tuesday January 30, 2018 resolved to conduct an investigation into the spate of illegal charges and deductions from accounts of their customers by Deposit Money Banks. The resolution followed the adoption of a motion moved by Senator Magnus Abe and 22 others, entitled, ‘Urgent Need to Investigate, Regularise…

Sultan, Others Demand High-Powered Commission to Investigate Killings in Nigeria

The National Council of Traditional Rulers of Nigeria (NCTRN) headed by Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Abubakar has urged the federal government to end the senseless killings in the country, saying that life is too sacred to be wasted. HRH Abubakar, made the call at the opening of the council’s General Assembly in Port Harcourt on…

Senator Hunkuyi Presents Bill to establish Aged Persons Welfare Agency

BY OBUTE JAMES Senator Suleiman Hunkuyi, Chairman Senate Committee on National Population and National Identity on Tuesday presented a bill to establish Aged Persons Welfare Agency. The bill titled ‘’Aged Persons Welfare Agency (Est, etc} Bill 2018 (SB, 606) which came up for the first reading on Tuesday January 30, 2018, at the Senate Chamber,…

3 Persons Introduce Themselves as IPMAN President before Senator Marafa Led Senate Committee

By Obute James The Senator Kabir Marafa Senate committee probing the ongoing fuel crisis was on Thursday thrown into confusion as three persons introduced themselves as president of the Independent Petroleum Marketers of Nigeria, IPMAN. The first person to introduce himself as IPMAN president was Obasi Lawson,before two others, Sanusi Fari, Okoronko Chinedu, also introduced…

Former Kebbi Governor, Deputy and Others. Dump PDP

A former Kebbi governor, Alhaji Sa’idu Dakingari, and his deputy, Alhaji Ibrahim Aliyu, on Friday defected to All Progressive Congress (APC) from PDP. Other top PDP members in the state also defected to APC.ey include former Secretary to the state government, Alhaji Rabiu Kamba, former member House of Representatives, Alhaji Sani Kalgo, Abdullahi Dan-Alkali, Alhaji…