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Bukola Saraki’s Days As Senate President Are Numbered

The dog that will get lost, perhaps forever, will not hear the whistle of the hunter. Bukola Saraki, Nigeria's self-styled Senate President, is running against strong winds of public discontent and disgust with his unbridled lust for power. Rather than eat the humble pie and respect the party and the president,

Senators, Reps reportedly paid N93million as recess allowance

According to a report by Daily Trust, members of the Senate and House of Representatives have been paid N93million as allowance for the 6 weeks recess they embarked on August 13th. The National Assembly members had embarked on the recess after 14 days of sitting without any deliberation. They are

LASG removes Fashola’s budget spending from website

The Lagos State Government has removed the list of contracts awarded under the administration of former Governor Babatunde Fashola. The list which was published on the website of the state’s Public Procurement Agency,www.lagosppa.gov.ng, stated that Fashola’s administration spent N78.3m on his personal website,www.tundefashola.com, in 2014. The list further stated that Fashola spent

Saraki must show remorse, says Lawan group

The Senate Unity Forum on Sunday said that it would abide by the directive of President Muhammadu Buhari and other leaders of the All Progressives Congress on the crisis over the Senate principal offices. The group,   which canvassed for the emergence of Senator Ahmad Lawan, as President of the Senate, said

FG converts 11 states’ bank debts to bonds

The National Economic Council chaired by Vice- President Yemi Osinbajo was on Thursday told that Federal Government bonds had been issued to 14 banks on behalf of 11 state governments as part of the plan to restructure states’ loans in commercial banks. As part of the plan, the Federal Government had

Former ekiti state speaker rejects appointment by Fayose

A former factional Speaker of Ekiti State House of Assembly, Mr. Dele Olugbemi, rejected his nomination by Governor Ayodele Fayose as a member of the House of Assembly Service Commission. Olugbemi shunned the screening and confirmation of nominees on Wednesday but the four other nominees were confirmed by the Assembly. Those whose

Military stronger under Buhari, says APC

The All Progressives Congress says its promise of change is already coming to pass as the military has become more effective and courageous under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari. The party said in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Lai Mohammed, on Monday that with the appointment of new

PDP commences sale of forms for Kogi guber poll

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will on Monday begin the sale of the Expression of Interest (EoI) and nomination forms for the November governorship election in Kogi State, reports New Telegraph. The Expression of Interest form goes for N1 million while the gubernatorial form is put at N10 million. Female aspirants are,

#NigeriansMarchAgainstCorruption Rallies Start Monday

The #NigeriansMarchAgainstCorruption hashtag has been trending, according to Trendsmap, as Nigerians gear for protests in support of the government's war against corruption. The vociferous Aisha Yesufu of Bring Back Our Girls Abuja family tweeted,"Dear Nigerians, They are uniting to protect their interest. When wld we unite to protect our own

Photos: Top Rivers APC members tear gassed at INEC HQ in Abuja

Top members of APC Rivers state chapter led the party's governorship candidate in the April 11th governorship election, Dakuku Peterside, were tear-gassed at INEC headquarters in Abuja yesterday where they'd staged a protest to demand the release of electoral materials used during the last election for inspection by the party. See

I don’t care if Amaechi emerges minister – Wike

RIVERS State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike, on Wednesday, dismissed the claims that his administration was attacking the immediate past governor of the state, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, in order to deprive him (Amaechi) of a ministerial appointment by President Muhammadu Buhari. Wike explained that rather than worry about the possible appointment of

Meeting to review allowances of Senators end in deadlock

The consideration of the report of the Senate Ad-hoc Committee on the Review of Finance of the Senate which was brought to the Chambers for discussion by its Chairman, Senator James Manager, {PDP-Delta}, may have been deadlocked after three hours behind close doors, Though it was not yet clear what transpired

PDP drags Amaechi to EFCC

THE Peoples Democratic Party in Rivers State on Tuesday insisted that President Muhammadu Buhari must investigate the immediate past governor of the state, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, over allegations of corruption. This is just as the party pet!tioned the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, detailing alleged corrupt practices that took place under

Gov. Tambuwal reveals Why I supported Dogara for Speaker

The Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal, on Monday admitted to supporting Yakubu Dogara over Femi Gbajabiamila, to clinch the Speakership of the House of Representatives. Mr. Tambuwal, who is the immediate past Speaker of the House, said Mr. Dogara was more competent and had better leadership skills. Mr. Dogara is more

Senate rejects motion to bring back tollgates

The Senate yesterday rejected a motion to re-introduce tollgates in the country. The upper chamber, however, urged the Federal Government to rehabilitate and dualise of major highways and interstate roads across the country. It also asked the Federal Ministry of Works to explore additional ways to fund federal road rehabilitation projects. It mandated

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