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Transparency International To FG ” When Will You Prosecute Babachir Lawal”

Transparency International has asked the Federal Government when it intends to commence the prosecution of a former Secretary to the Government of Federation, David Babachir Lawal, over allegations of corruption that led to his sack. Lawal was sacked by the Muhammadu Buhari Administration for the alleged inflation of Internal Displaced Persons contracts and receiving kickbacks of N450 million. TI made ... Read More »

Breaking: Osinbajo Sacks DSS Boss

Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has sacked Lawal Daura, the Director-General of the Directorate of State Security Service (DSS). In a terse statement issued by his Spokesman, Mr Laolu Akande, Osinbajo said Daura should handover to the most senior official in the department. He wrote “Mr. Daura has been directed to hand over to the most senior officer of the ... Read More »

Video: Legislators Protest DSS Invasion of National Assembly

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Akpabio Resigns As Senate Minority Leader..See Letter

Senator Godswill Akpabio has officially resigned as Senate Minority Leader, giving way to his planned defection to the All Progressives Congress (APC). In a letter written to Deputy Minority Leader, he thanked the Senate for giving him the opportunity to serve. Read More »

Akwa-Ibom Legislators Visit Governor Udom ” We Are Solidly Behind You in PDP”

  Against the speculations of defections making the rounds in the state, members of the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly, have reaffirmed support and solidarity to Governor Udom Emmanuel, insisting that their support is based on the superlative performance that has characterized his leadership in the state. The position was made by the Speaker, Barr. Onofiok Luke, when he ... Read More »

Ogun Boosts Investment Drive With Investment Promotion Agency

The Ogun State Government has moved to boost it’s investment drive with the introduction of an investment promotion and facilitation agency, OgunInvest. Expected to replace the One-stop Shop Investment Centre (OSIC), the agency will promote and facilitate investment in the state. The state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Otunba Adedayo Adeneye, in a statement, said the transition is subsequent upon ... Read More »

Kano Deputy Governor Resigns

The Deputy Governor of Kano State, Prof. Hafiz Abubakar, has resigned. The resignation notice was contained in a letter signed by the Deputy Governor and addressed to his boss, Governor Ibrahim Ganduje. Abubakar said he would have loved to complete his tenure with Ganduje next year, but the prevailing circumstance would not allow. He had been at loggerheads with Ganduje, ... Read More »

Ahead Defection: Akpabio Meets Buhari in London

Senate Minority Leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio has jetted out to London ahead of his much discussed defection from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Akpabio who had met with Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo and Asiwaju Bola Tinubu is said to be discussing his move which will definitely affect him in his native Akwa ... Read More »

We’ll Unseat Saraki In Kwara- APC

Party in Kwara State who recently defected to the All Progressives Congress, Chief Iyiola Oyedepo, has said that the APC in the state is in coalition with 15 other parties to wrest political powers in the state from the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki. He alleged that Saraki, who is the political leader of the current ruling political elite in ... Read More »

Ambode to Speakers ” Dont Be Clogs In Wheel Of Progress

Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode on Friday evening urged lawmakers across the country to eschew all acts that can constitute clogs in the wheel of progress based on party differences, saying the whole essence of politics is to serve the people and give back to the society.   Speaking while declaring open the Second Quarterly General Meeting of Conference ... Read More »