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Osun Senator Isiaka Adeleke is dead

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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 ...

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

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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 ...

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

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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 ...

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Sahara Reporters is obsessed with me – Saraki says

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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 ...

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APC investigative committee summons Ex-Gov. Kwankwaso

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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 ...

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Five PDP lawmakers defect to APC in Lagos

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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 ...

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

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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 ...

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“President Buhari called me yesterday” – Speaker Dogara says

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​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 ...

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Alleged N40bn fraud: Ekiti assembly issues arrest warrant on Fayemi

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The Ekiti State House of Assembly has ordered the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to arrest the minister of solid minerals, Kayode Fayemi, over allegations that he misappropriated N40 billion of state funds when he was governor of the state. The arrest order is the latest phase in the ...

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Saraki appoints Hakeem Baba Ahmed as new chief of staff

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Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki has appointed Dr. Hakeem Baba Ahmed, as his new Chief of Staff. In a statement by his Special Adviser (Media and Publicity), Yusuph Olaniyonu, Saraki said the appointment takes immediate effect. Baba Ahmed, 61, was educated at the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria; London School ...

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Rechargeable lamps to the rescue as power outage disrupts screening of ambassadorial nominees 

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​Power outage disrupted the screening of non-career ambassadorial nominees of President Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday, at the Senate chambers of the National Assembly. On January 12, Buhari submitted a revised list of ambassadorial nominees to the senate for confirmation. However, when the committee of foreign affairs sat, to screen the ...

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Nigeria Navy indicts oil marketers of product diversion

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The House of Representatives ad-hoc committee on the review of price of petroleum on Monday summoned the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Mr Godwin Emefiele to appear before it and clear the air over allocation of foreign exchange to oil marketers for importation of petroleum products. Emefiele’s summon ...

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SGF Lawal finally appears before senate and defends his N9.88bn budget

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At last, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal, on Monday appeared before the Senate Committee on Federal Character and Inter-Governmental Affairs to defend the N9.88bn budgeted by his office for 2017. The last time he was billed to appear, he chose instead to send the Permanent Secretary ...

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APC protested it’s way into power; Nigerians should be allowed to protest – Sen. Shehu Sani

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​The senator representing Kaduna Central senatorial district, Shehu Sani says it is unconstitutional for the Nigeria Police Force to attempt to stop citizens from embarking on protests. Sani, who made this known while speaking on the #IStandWithNigeria protests said the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) led several protests before winning ...

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Herman Hembe battles Anyim, Mohammed and Okorie at House investigative hearing on Centenary City project

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It was drama galore yesterday at the House of Representatives Committee on Federal Capital Territory (FCT) investigative hearing into the Centenary City project in Abuja, as the former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Anyim Pius Anyim accused the Chairman of the Committee, Herman Hembe of pursuing a ...

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SGF Lawal pissed off the senate again so they suspended his budget defence

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​The stand-off between the Senate and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, (SGF), Babachir Lawal, resurfaced yesterday as the Senate Committee on Federal Character suspended the defence of the 2017 budget proposal from his office. At a time, heads of ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) make it a priority ...

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Drama as Senate tells Hameed Ali to go and sew Customs uniform

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​For refusing to wear official Customs Service uniforms, two years after he  was appointed the Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), the Senate Committee on Customs said on Thursday that Col. ‎Hameed Ali (Rtd) ought to have been made a sole administrator rather than a CG. “The incumbent Comptroller‎-General of ...

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Senator Obvious: “2017 budget won’t make impact if the exchange rate is not fixed”

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​Former Governor of Benue state and Senator representing Benue North West Senatorial District, George Akume, has called on the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, to introduce only two foreign exchange rate regimes in order for the 2017 budget to impact the common man. Akume made the call while contributing to ...

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Saraki’s chief of staff resigns

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Isa Galaudu, the chief of staff to Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has resigned from the position, citing personal evasions. His resignation has been accepted by Saraki, according to a statement by the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the senate president, Yusuph Olaniyonu. The statement said Galaudu, ...

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Dogara, Lawan meet Osinbajo behind closed doors

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Ac​ting President Yemi Osinbajo on Monday met with the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, and the Senate Leader, Ahmed Lawan behind closed doors at the Aso Rock villa, Abuja. An APC governor was also reportedly at the meeting. Lawan, who briefed newsmen after the meeting, said that ...

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