2019 presidential election: IBB chooses Kabiru Turaki ahead of Atiku

FORMER military President, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida has endorsed the agenda of a Peoples Democratic Party presidential aspirant Alhaji Kabiru Tanimu Turaki, SAN, saying the programnes are capable of transforming Nigeria. Note that the former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, had made spirited efforts to curry the favour of IBB to no avail. General Babangida made…

Umeh blasts Okorocha, threatens to expose him

Former National Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) and Senator representing Anambra Central Senatorial district, Victor Umeh yesterday blasted Imo Governor Rocha’s Okorocha, describing him as a trickster and threatened to expose him for describing him as a non performing lawmaker. Briefing the Senate press corps on Wednesday, the lawmaker expressed regrets for…

Senate to investigate Kachikwu over oil and gas lease renewal

Senate yesterday mandated its Committee on Petroleum Resources Upstream to investigate the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu and the Department of Petroleum Resources over the ongoing lease renewal being undertaken by him. The Senate resolved that the Committee should investigate and report the anomalies in the ongoing lease renewal process and identify…

Police arrests 3 Boko Haram sub-Commanders, 17 others

Nigerian Police Force in Borno has arrested 3 Boko Haram sub-Commanders, 2 logistics suppliers and 17 fighters responsible for the kidnap of Chibok school girls and several other terrorist act perpetuated in the in the North Eastern region of the country. Parading the suspected terrorists yesterday at the Borno state Police Command Headquarters in Maiduguri,…

Buahri signs MOU in Hague, returns today

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday rounded up his official visit to the Netherlands with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding, MOU on bilateral consultations at Schedeldoekshaven, Hague, and also met with members of staff at the Nigerian Embassy. The president who is expected back in the country today, speaking in a statement by his Special…

Reps probe abuse of Naira

….Orders commercial banks to withdraw all mutilated notes House of Representatives has launched a probe into the flagrant abuse of the country’s currency, the Naira. It has also directed commercial banks to withdraw all mutilated notes currently in circulation nationwide. The need for the investigation into the abuse of the naira notes followed a motion…

Senate approves N348bn for oil marketers as outstanding subsidy claims

Senate yesterday approved the payment of N348 billion as outstanding subsidy claims to 74 petroleum marketers. This followed adoption of interim report of its Committee on Petroleum (Downstream) on the Promissory Note Programme and a Bond Issuance to Settle Inherited Local Debts and Contractual Obligations to Petroleum Marketers. Out of this amount, 55 oil marketers…

Senate moves to strengthen Nigerian security mechanism

A Bill for the establishment of Defence Research and Development Bureau, sponsored by Senator Abubakar Kyari (APC Borno Central), has passed second reading in the Senate. Senator Kyari, while leading debate on the Bill during plenary yesterday in Abuja, said when passed, it would strengthen the overall Nigerian security mechanism using the nation’s defence assets….