Going, going…: 52% of registered voters reportedly sign register to recall Sen. Melaye


The march by some members of the Kogi West electorate to recall their senator, Dino Melaye, is on course as indications emerged on Monday that 52.3% of voters in the Senatorial district have signed the recall register. If that milestone is verified by INEC, it means that opponents of the ...

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Kogi West begins the ‘time-wasting’, ‘impossible’ process to recall Sen. Dino Melaye

Melaye prostrate

Some constituents of Kogi West have finally decided that they have had enough of their indecorous, showboating senator, Dino Melaye. If social media commentary is anything to go by, lots of Nigerians arrived at that point a while ago. However, most Nigerians have no power to do anything about it. ...

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House of Representatives direct IGP to enforce police dress code



The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, has been directed by the House of Representatives to ensure that officers and men of the Force dress properly in uniform to prevent identity crisis and portray the force as a disciplined organisation. The written motion was moved by Rep. Ajisafe Olowookere (Ondo-APC), and was ...

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Senate investigates lopsided recruitment in DSS


The Senate Committee on Federal Character and Inter- Governmental Affairs on Thursday said it has started an investigation into the alleged lopsidedness in the recruitment of Cadet Officers in the Department of State Services (DSS). Senator Tijjani Kaura, Chairman of the Committee, said that following petitions from some concerned Nigerians, the committee was prompted to ...

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Kano Assembly constitutes eight-man committee to probe Emir Sanusi


An eight-man committee has been set up by  the Kano State House of Assembly to investigate the allegations levelled against the Emir of Kano, Mallam Mohammad Sanusi II. This followed allegations of defamation of character, breach of oath of office/oath of allegiance, abuse of office privileges and protocol, political and religious interference, ...

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Delta Assembly impeach and suspend Speaker


The Speaker, Delta State House of Assembly, Monday Igbuya, representing Sapele Constituency, has been impeached over allegations of financial misappropriation, high-handedness, incompetence and unacceptable leadership style. Igbuya was removed and suspended for three months on Thursday, at plenary presided by the Deputy Speaker, Friday Asanebi. The motion for the impeachment ...

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NLNG kicks as House of Reps passes NLNG Amendment Bill



The House of Representatives on Tuesday passed into law a bill for the amendment of the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas Limited, NLNG, (Fiscal incentive, Guarantees and Assurances) Act. The bill seeks to enforce a statutory contribution of three percent of the annual budget of NLNG to the Niger Delta Development ...

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Dogara calls for constitutional role for traditional rulers


The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has advocated for a constitutional role for traditional leaders in the country. According to NAN, Yakubu Dogara made this known on Sunday, during a courtesy visit to Governor Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi in Birnin Kebbi, on the sideline of the turbaning ...

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2017 budget ready next week – Senate Leader


Senate Leader, Senator Ahmed Lawan, says the 2017 budget estimates will be ready next week, barring any last minute eventuality. Ahmed Lawan, speaking with State House correspondents after a private meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, yesterday, said the passage of the document this month was ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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

Nasir El-Rufai and Shehu Sani

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

Bukola Saraki

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


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


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

Ibrahim Magu

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


​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

Kayode Fayemi

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


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 


​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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