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Magu: Lawyer wants to nullify Senate’s power to confirm EFCC Chairman

A lawyer, Mr. Abubakar Sani, has filed a suit before the Federal High Court in Abuja seeking an order nullifying Section 2(3) of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission which subjects the nomination of the President for the Chairman of the EFCC to the confirmation of the Senate. The plaintiff, in the suit marked,  FHC/ABJ/CS/278/2017, joined the Senate, the House ... Read More »

Naira bounces back after one week fall

The Naira on Tuesday appreciated against the dollar at the parallel market after a sustained one-week depreciation, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. The Nigerian currency traded between N380 (buying rate), and N390 (selling rate) stronger than N395 recorded on Monday, while the Pound Sterling and the Euro closed at N480 and N415 respectively. At the Bureau De Change ... Read More »

N1.9billion fraud: Orubebe discharged and acquitted

Justice Olukayode Adeniyi of the Federal Capital Territory High Court in Apo, Abuja, on Tuesday, discharged and acquitted former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Mr. Godsday Orubebe over the N1.97bn fraud preferred against him by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related Offences Commission. The court struck out the six charges filed against the former minister after the ICPC withdrew ... Read More »

NUJ Honours Amosun with 2016 Excellence in Leadership Award

    Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun has been honoured with the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) 2016 Excellence in Leadership Award, in recognition of his unprecedented development stride in the state.  President of the NUJ, Alhaji Waheed Odusile, disclosed this yesterday when he led the national leadership of the union on a courtesy visit to the governor in ... Read More »

Photo news: Ambode receives Norwegian Ambassador to Nigeria, Jens-Petter Kjemprud

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode today received the Norwegian Ambassador to Nigeria, Jens Petter Kjemprud at the Lagos House, Alausa, Ikeja Read More »

Fayemi wants to remove me through the backdoor -Fayose cries

Governor, Ayodele Fayose has alleged that Minister of Mineral Resources and Steel Development, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has concluded plans to become governor of the state through the backdoor. He said this at a press conference in Ado Ekiti, yesterday. Fayose alleged that Fayemi has enlisted the support of three judges of the Supreme Court to reverse the judgment that validated ... Read More »

FG alerts Nigerians on new recruitment strategy of ISIS

The Federal Government yesterday exposed the new recruitment strategy of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). It said the group has resorted to targeting vulnerable individuals, including foreign students, using financial inducements to recruit them into the terrorist organisation. Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, in a statement in Abuja urged parents and guardians to monitor ... Read More »

Police Arrest Bash Ali …blames Minister for ordeal

Nigerian boxing legend and former world cruiserweight champion, Bashiru ‘Bash’ Ali has alleged that the Minister of Youth & Sports Development Solomon Dalung maser-minded his arrest by police men stationed at the Federal Secretariat in Abuja, yesterday, at the gate to the Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation (HOCSOF). According to Ali, he was arrested on ... Read More »

Ogun plans Museum for Ebenezer Obey

The Ogun State governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, yesterday announced his administration’s plan to build a museum in honour of Evangelist Ebenezer Obey, a music maestro known for his Juju music genre. Amosun announced this at the interdenominational church service held at the Chapel of Christ The Glorious King, inside the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, Abeokuta marking the 75th birthday of ... Read More »

Akpabio: Wike has executed more projects than Buhari

Senate Minority Leader, Godswill Akpabio, has lauded Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, over the projects executed by his administration in the state. Akpabio said Wike had executed more projects in the last two years than the Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government. Addressing journalists after accompanying the governor on inspection of projects yesterday, Akpabio said Wike’s excellent performance stemmed from his love ... Read More »