“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. ...

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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.” ...

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Pius Adesanmi: Pres. Buhari, respect your office by resigning if you know you can’t go on

Pius Adesanmi

By Pius Adesanmi Recently, Canadian Prime Minister Justin udeau was in the province of Quebec for a townhall meeting with citizens. He has been holding townhalls across Canada. An Anglophone Quebecois woman asked him a question in English, he responded in French saying he preferred to respond in the official ...

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Chude Jideonwo: Don’t be annoyed o, but please, who spoilt Nigeria?

Chude Jideonwo

By Chude Jideonwo There is something curious that you might have noticed. Something as strange as it is weird. And it should worry you. We don’t appear to know who ‘spoilt’ Nigeria. ‘Spoilt’ of course is the colloquial shorthand for all that ails our nation – corruption, poor leadership, stillbirth ...

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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 ...

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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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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 ...

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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 ...

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Chude Jideonwo: Remember that thing Governor Ajimobi said?

Chude Jideonwo

by Chude Jideonwo Last month, the Oyo governor, Abiola Ajimobi shocked the nation. Footage of the governor speaking to students of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) who had been grounded at home (for eight months from 13 June, 2016 due to a shutdown announced by the Rector), showed ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Saheed Animashaun: The rise and rise of the “corruption-fighting-back” brigade


by Saheed Animashaun A vast number of Nigerians have over the years proven to be piss poor students of history. This is why “Politricksters” can repeatedly employ the same gimmicks – the same rhetoric – and still achieve the required impact on the average Nigerian. It’s important to lay down ...

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N250m gatehouse: Once again Osinbajo debunks claim by Dino Melaye and others

Yemi Osinbajo2

The presidency has denied once again the claims that the administration intends to build a new official residence for the occupant of the Office of the Vice President. It also debunked claims that there are plans to construct a gatehouse for the residence for the sum of N250 million. “The ...

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Fayose describes Sheriff as a “monkey”

Ayo Fayose

The governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose, has describes the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Ali Modu Sheriff, as a monkey. Fayose was responding to a statement credited to Sheriff following his court victory last week in which an Appeals court ruled that he is the legitimate ...

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Simon Kolawole: Is fake news the new normal?

Simon Kolawole

By Simon Kolawole Heard the latest? The Central Bank of Nigeria has been selling the elusive dollar to some end users at 61 kobo/US$1, while the rest of us are busy buying the stuff at over N500/$1 in the parallel market. Goodness Gracious! It is time to fire Mr. Godwin ...

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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 ...

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Ugochukwu Amasike: Towards greater private sector participation in infrastructure financing in Nigeria

Onne Oil and Gas Free Trade Zone

by Ugochukwu Amasike If there is a consensus right now in Nigeria, it is on the urgent need for investment in infrastructure in order to reduce the cost of doing business in Nigeria and make Nigerian businesses competitive, whilst improving the living standards of the people. Infrastructural development is a ...

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Clarence Onyekwere: On building new political structures: The Nnamdi Kanu model

Nnamdi Kanu

by Clarence Onyekwere Lately, there has been a lot of dissatisfaction about the actions, and the attitude of the APC government. Many young Nigerians have started to see most of its members for what they are: a part of the already existing political class whose incredible blend of incompetence, corruption ...

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Jude Feranmi: #NotTooYoungToRun: What is wrong with the Nigerian youth?


by Jude Feranmi “Anthony Enahoro moved the motion of independence at 23, General Obasanjo did this at this age. One other person did that in that age? What is wrong with the Nigerian youth today?” I am sure you must have seen this line of argument one way or the ...

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Judge orders permanent forfeiture of Diezani’s $153m to the FG

Diezani Alison-Madueke

Justice Muslim Hassan of the Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered the permanent forfeiture of the sum of $153 million, allegedly diverted from the coffers of the Nigerian National‎ Petroleum Corporation by a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke. On January 6, the judge had ordered an interim ...

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