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Garba Shehu

Presidency to design template for whistle-blowing on illegal fire arms

The National Security Adviser, Maj. Gen. Babagana Munguno (retd.) has been instructed by President Muhammadu Buhari to design a template that would be used to reward persons who give information to government on individuals who are in illegal possession of fire arms. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said on Sunday that it is a ...

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President Buhari suspends SGF Lawal and DG, NIA

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered an investigation into the allegations of violations of law and due process made against the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr David Babachir Lawal, in the award of contracts under the Presidential Initiative on the North East (PINE). The President has also directed the suspension of the SGF from office pending the ...

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In an ideal world, Dogara and El-Rufai would know that they are both jokers

by Dare Lawal There’s no such thing as an unambitious politician. But among the lot, there are some whose unbridled ambitions ooze more than a skunk’s stench. It can’t be missed. Many will agree that three men who fall in that category are: Nasir El-Rufai, the Governor of Kaduna State; Yakubu Dogara, the Speaker of the House of Representatives; and ...

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Court’s verdict on #Otodogbame: “If Ambode truly ordered demolition, he undermined the rule of law”

A Lagos High Court in Igbosere presided over by Justice S. A. Onigbangbo on Tuesday struck out contempt proceedings brought by the people of Otodogbame against the state governor, Akinwunmi Ambode. Agents of the state government had on Sunday forcefully evicted residents of the community believed to be over 25,000 from their homes despite a subsisting court ruling restraining the state ...

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FRSC recalls power-drunk commander who cut the hair of female officials

On Monday, while carrying out a general inspection of staff at the Rivers state headquarters of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Port Harcourt, the state commander, Andrew Kumapayi, decided to cut the hair of female officials which purportedly contravened the requirements of the service. The female road marshals were reportedly accused of sporting long hairs which consequently made ...

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Jonathan visits Gov. Wike in Rivers Govt. House

Former President Goodluck Jonathan on Saturday visited Government House, Port Harcourt. The Former President was received by Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike. Also present during the visit were the Chief of Staff to Governor Wike, Engr Emeka Woke, the Secretary to the Rivers State Government, Hon Kenneth Kobani and the Edo State PDP Chairman, Chief Dan Orbih. Former President ...

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Ibrahim Magu

The Nays have it: Senate votes against confirmation of Magu as EFCC chair

The Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, on Wednesday voted against the nomination of Mr. Ibrahim Magu as the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). President Muhammadu Buhari had late last year submitted Magu’s name to the Senate for confirmation as substantive Chairman of EFCC having served in acting capacity since November, 2015. The Senate however ...

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Hameed Ali

Customs suspends controversial policy on vehicle duty

The Nigeria Customs Service has suspended its policy on vehicle duty. This is contained in a statement signed on Wednesday by the acting public relations officer of the service, Joseph Attah for the Comptroller-General, Hameed Ali. The Service said it put the policy on hold due to its misinterpretation and following discussions its boss, Ali held with the leadership of ...

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Aso Rock


Buhari nominates five non-executive directors of CBN board

In accordance with Sections 6 (1) (d) and 10 (1) and (2) of the Central Bank of Nigeria (Establishment) Act, 2007, President Muhammadu Buhari, Wednesday, forwarded the list of his nominees to the Senate for confirmation as Non-Executive Directors of the Board of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). The letter to the Senate President, Abubakar Bukola Saraki, contained the ...

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“I intentionally came back on a Friday so Osinbajo can keep acting” – President Buhari jokes

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed his gratitude to Nigerians who called and also prayed for him while his medical vacation abroad lasted. ‘‘I am deeply grateful to all Nigerians, Muslims and Christians alike who have prayed and have continued to pray for my good health. ‘‘This is a testimony that in spite of the hardship being experienced, Nigerians support the ...

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Buhari expected back in Nigeria tomorrow

President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to return to the country tomorrow, Friday March 10, 2017. A statement by the Presidency, signed by presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, said “The President left the country on January 19, 2017 for a vacation, during which he had routine medical check-ups. The holiday was extended based on doctors’ recommendation for further tests and rest. “President ...

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Ag-Pres. Osinbajo pays surprise visit to Lagos Airport; inspects toilets and facilities

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo inspected toilets and carousel during a surprise visit to the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, on Thursday. Osinbajo was accompanied on the tour of the airport’s facilities by Hadi Sirika, minister of state for aviation. Ephraim Nwodo, general manager, mechanical, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), conducted Osinbajo round the airport. The facilities inspected by ...

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Osun Senator Isiaka Adeleke is dead

Senator representing Osun West Senatorial District in the upper chamber of the National Assembly, Isiaka Adeleke, is dead. Adeleke’s death occurred on Sunday morning at a hospital in Osogbo following a heart attack. The 62-year old former governor was elected to the Senate on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

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If you believe this report, Tinubu is to blame for all the problems of PDP senators

Thisday newspaper has a story out in its Sunday edition, quoting unnamed members of the Senate caucus of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who have reportedly accused a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu, “of working in cahoots with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to destroy the senate by impugning  the integrity ...

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Nasir El-Rufai and Shehu Sani

Sani wants El-Rufai punished for memo which tries to position him as “competent alternative” to Buhari

Senator Shehu Sani (Kaduna Central) and Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna are not best friends. Their rivalry in has been one of the sub-themes of Kaduna politics in the last two years. Following the leak of a memo sent last September by El-Rufai to President Muhammadu Buhari, the senator has called on the All Progressives Congress (APC) to sanction the ...

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Bukola Saraki

Sahara Reporters is obsessed with me – Saraki says

Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has accused online newspaper, Sahara Reporters and its publisher, Omoyele Sowore, of harbouring an obsessive to “fabricate lies and and create phantom information designed to libel him.” In a statement by his Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, Saraki said it is from that prism that he viewed recent stories by Sowore accusing ...

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