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“PDP national secretariat to re-open before Friday” – Sheriff

The national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Ali Modu Sheriff, on Wednesday, said the party’s national secretariat at Wadata Plaza would re-open before Friday. Mr. Sheriff said this when he received some PDP leaders from South-West geopolitical zone who paid him a visit in his office in Abuja. The party’s national secretariat has been under lock since its ...

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NBA nominates Oluremi, Alkali, Agom, others for consideration as Appeal Court justices

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has shortlisted 12 lawyers for appointment as Justices of the Court of Appeal. The nominations followed a request by the President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa, for the NBA to nominate “suitably qualified candidates for consideration for appointment to the Court of Appeal.” Secretary General of the NBA, Isiaka Olagunju in a statement ...

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PEBEC approves 60-day National Action Plan for ease of doing business in Nigeria (Details)

The Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, on Tuesday presided over the sixth meeting of the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council (PEBEC) at the State House in Abuja. The Council approved a national action plan to be implemented across its three priority areas – Entry and Exit of goods; Entry and Exit of people and Government Transparency and Procurement – ...

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Patience Jonathan sues the EFCC

Justice Salihu Saidu of the Federal High Court in Port Harcourt has fixed April 24th to hear a fundamental rights suit filed by Patience Jonathan, the wife of Nigeria’s former President Goodluck Jonathan, against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. EFCC lawyer, Kayode Oni, challenged the jurisdiction of the court, while the counsel to Patience Jonathan, Granville Abibo (SAN), ...

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Ladi Balogun to step down as CEO of FCMB Ltd.

FCMB Group has said in a statement to the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), that it is reorganizing its management. On March 20th, Ladi Balogun, the current MD/CEO of the flagship company, First City Monument Bank Limited (FCMB Limited), will be stepping down after being at the helm for ten years. A CBN regulation limits the number of years which a bank CEO ...

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London Police invited to arrest The Guardian reporter who wanted to interview Buhari

The Guardian newspaper is reporting that security staff at the Abuja House in London yesterday called in policemen to arrest one of its correspondents who was on the premises to see President Muhammadu Buhari and possibly interview him. When he asked to see the president, the reporter was told by a member of staff at the Abuja House, the official residence ...

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Ex-NNPC GMD, Yakubu, wants the court to return $9.7m to him

A former Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr. Andrew Yakubu has asked a Federal High Court in Kano to set aside the order of forfeiture granted to the federal government by the court on the cash sums of $9,772,800 and £74,000 that he had concealed in a fireproof safe at a residence in Kaduna. His ...

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Atiku hosts Alafin of Oyo in Lagos (Photos)

A statement from the Atiku Abubakar Media Office said that on Sunday the former Nigerian Vice President  played host to the Alafin of Oyo, HRM Oba Lamidi Olayiwola, Adeyemi III in Lagos. The meeting was described as a “courtesy visit” by the monarch to the APC chieftain. See Photos below:

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Osinbajo vetoes three bills passed by National Assembly

Nigeria’s Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, has vetoed three bills passed by the National Assembly and transmitted to the President for assent. The bills are Dangerous Drug Amendment Bill 2016; National Lottery Bill 2016; and Agricultural Guaranteed Credit Scheme Bill 2016. Senate President Bukola Saraki disclosed the development at the Senate plenary on Wednesday while reading Mr. Osinbajo’s letters separately conveying ...

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Ag-Pres. Osinbajo signs seven bills into law

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has signed seven bills passed by the national assembly into law. According to the senior special assistant to the President on national assembly matters, Ita Enang, the acts are mainly amendments to the principal laws and were amended in order to make them conform with current realities. The bills include Oath (Amendment) Act 2017, Defence Space ...

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Buhari hosts @bukolasaraki, @SpeakerDogara and Ahmed Lawan in London (Photos)

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday evening played host to senate president Bukola Saraki, House Speaker Yakubu Dogara and majority leader of Senate, Ahmed Lawan, in London where he is currently recuperating. Buhari has been away from the country for almost three weeks, with some spreading rumours that he was dead. See Photos below:

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Photo of the Day: Bayelsans show VP Osinbajo much love

After Acting President Yemi Osinbajo’s nice reception in Port Harcourt, hosted by Gov. Nyesom Wike of Rivers state, members of his cabinet and other Rivers stakeholders, he flew to Bayelsa, where an even bigger reception was awaiting him. Osinbajo, who is engaging with Niger Deltans and listening to their causes and concerns, was welcomed by Bayelsa governor Seriake Dickson, and ...

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APC investigative committee summons Ex-Gov. Kwankwaso

An investigative committee set up by the Kano state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has summoned the immediate past governor of the state, Senator Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso to appear before it on March 3, 2017. In the letter, the committee asked the ex-governor to come and explain why his supporters attempted to gatecrash into Katsina government house, venue ...

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Five PDP lawmakers defect to APC in Lagos

The ranks of opposition in the Lagos State House of Assembly Thursday was highly depleted following the defection of five members of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) in the House to the All Progressive Party (APC). The defection came after weeks of rumours of their defection. The rumour, however, became a reality when they formally announced their defection on the ...

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Magu: EFCC recovered $9.75m, £750,000 and N1.25bn within two weeks

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has allegedly  seized  $9.75m and £750,000 from a residence in Kaduna state and another N1.25bn from a public servant, within two weeks. The agency’s Acting Chairman, Ibrahim Magu, disclosed this in a report he presented to the House of Representatives Committee on Financial Crimes during the 2016 budget performance appraisal and defence of ...

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“President Buhari called me yesterday” – Speaker Dogara says

​Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara says he spoke with President Muhammadu Buhari over the phone on Wednesday evening. Dogara stated this on Thursday via his Twitter handle, he  said Mr. President urged him to ensure food security for all Nigerians. “@MBuhari called me yesterday evening. He talked about what the Executive/ Legislature must do to to ensure ...

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