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PDP Applaud Inclusion of APC Candidates In Zamfara State

The Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP ) gubernatorial candidate in Zamfara State Dr. Bello Muhammad has applauded the judgement of the Court of Appeal that ordered inclusion of All Progressives Congress (APC) candidates in the general elections. The PDP candidate told reporters in his residence that PDP is in the contest because there are others too and would not be ... Read More »

Buhari Arrives Daura ahead of Presidential Elections

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday arrived in Katsina en route Daura, his hometown, to participate in the rescheduled presidential and National Assembly elections holding on Saturday. The presidential aircraft conveying the President, his wife, Aisha, and some of his aides landed at Umar Musa Yar’Adua International Airport, Katsina, about 3.25p.m. The President was received at the airport by Governor Aminu ... Read More »

‘I Will Retire Agbaje From Politics”-Sanwo-Olu

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Lagos State Gubernatorial Candidate, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu has described his opponent, Mr Jimi Agbaje of being out of touch with reality, adding that he would retire the PDP Flagbearer from politics. In a statement issued by his media team which was a reaction to Mr Agbaje’s statement which called the APC names including being a ... Read More »

Just in: NJC Gives Onnoghen, Muhammed 7 Days To Respond To Petitions

The National Judicial Council after its emergency meeting held today have given suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen and Acting CJN Taboo Mohammed 7 Days to respond to petitions written against them. In a release signed by Mr. Soji Oye, the NJC also referred a petition against the CCT Chairman, Danladi Yakubu Umar.to the Federal Judicial Service Commission. The ... Read More »

Just In: Senate Approaches Supreme Court Over Onnoghen

Senate, earlier today, approached the Supreme Court for an interpretation of the powers of the president in the appointment and removal of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, with respect to the roles of the upper chamber of the National Assembly and the National Judicial Council (NJC) in the entire process according to Thisday. Confused by President Muhammadu Buhari’s suspension of ... Read More »

Agbakoba Petitions NJC, Wants Acting CJN Muhammed Removed

Former President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Dr. Olisa Agbakoba (SAN), says he has submitted a petition against Justice Tanko Muhammed, who was appointed last Friday as the Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria by President Muhammadu Buhari. In a statement from his chambers on Monday, Agbakoba said he submitted his petition to the National Judicial Council, asking it to determine ... Read More »

Reps Disagree With Council Of State, To Approve N30,000

Members of the House of Representatives on Tuesday faulted the Council of State for approving N27,000 as the new minimum wage when the agreement reached by the government, organised labour and the private sector was N30,000. The lawmakers, therefore, expressed their readiness to adopt the amount proposed by the tripartite committee, whose report was presented to President Muhammadu Buhari. Speaker, ... Read More »

Ortom: NAN Sacks Reporter Over Fake News

The management of the News Agency of Nigeria has sacked the agency’s correspondent in Makurdi over a fake report published on Dec. 28, 2018. The reporter, Bridget Kyado, filed a report titled, ‘Akume, a great asset to Benue—-Ortom’, in which she claimed to have witnessed a birthday party for Sen. George Akume and was attended by Gov. Samuel Ortom. She ... Read More »

” I am Firmly With PDP”- Ike Ekweremadu

Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu has dispelled rumours that he is unhappy with the PeoplesDemicratic Party (PDP)  and has concluded plans to dump it for the ruling all Progressives Congress In a statement made available to Thelightnews, the Enugu- state born Senator stated “My attention has been drawn to the orchestrated attempts by some characters to create the impression ... Read More »

Falana Wants FG To Withdraw Case Against CJN

Human rights lawyer, Mr Femi Falana, SAN has advised the Federal Government to withdraw its charges against the Chief Justice of Nigeria from the Code Of Conduct Tribunal. Falana, in a statement on Saturday faulted FG”s move to press charges against the CJN. According to him, “The charge against the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen ought not to ... Read More »