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Senate President Bukola Saraki

Saraki bows to pressure, makes fresh promise to open up National Assembly budget

The President of the Nigerian Senate, Bukola Saraki, has made a fresh promise to disclose the budget of the National Assembly, with his media aide saying he would quit his job if the promise is not kept this time. Mr. Saraki made the new commitment on Friday via Twitter, saying…

Nnamdi Kanu [Photo: TODAY.ng]

Nnamdi Kanu perfects bail conditions – Lawyer

The leader of the Indigenous People Of Biafra, a separatist group in South-eastern Nigeria, Nnamdi Kanu, has perfected his bail conditions, his lawyer and senators from the South-east have told PREMIUM TIMES. The Federal High Court, Abuja, had on Tuesday admitted Mr. Kanu to bail on health grounds, but gave…

Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal  briefing State House Correspondents after leaving the Presidential Villa Abuja after the announcement of his suspension in Abuja on Wednesday (19/4/17).
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Suspended SGF Babachir Lawal shuns Senate again

As earlier indicated by PREMIUM TIMES, the suspended Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Babachir Lawal, again on Thursday, shunned the Senate committee on mounting humanitarian crisis in the north east whose allegations originally caused his suspension. The Senate probe committee chaired by Shehu Sani, APC-Kaduna, had written…

Buhari and Tinubu [Photo Credit: SignalNg]

Saraki, El-Rufai stopped me from becoming Buhari’s running mate – Tinubu

A former governor of Lagos State and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, has accused Senate President Bukola Saraki and the Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, of being responsible for his failure to run in the 2015 presidential election as running mate to President Muhammadu Buhari on the…

Senator Danjuma Goje

What we recovered from Senator Goje’s home — Nigeria Police

The Nigerian Police have debunked claims by the Chairman of the Senate committee on appropriations, Danjuma Goje, that files containing work on Nigeria's 2017 budget proposals were carted away during a raid on his Abuja residence last week. Mr. Goje, a former governor of Gombe State, had told the Senate…

Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal  briefing State House Correspondents after leaving the Presidential Villa Abuja after the announcement of his suspension in Abuja on Wednesday (19/4/17).
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Provide us your evidence against Babachir Lawal, Osinbajo’s committee tells Senate

The three-man presidential committee tasked to investigate allegations of contract frauds in which the suspended Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Babachir Lawal is involved, has asked the Senate which originally indicted Mr. Lawal, for evidence, according to correspondence seen by PREMIUM TIMES. The committee, chaired by the…

Nigerian Senate

Buhari re-nominates ‘frail, tired’ Octogenarian as ambassador

President Muhammadu Buhari has re-nominated an 82-year old retired justice, Sylvanus Nsofor, over a month after his nomination as a non-career ambassador was rejected by the Senate. Mr. Nsofor, from Imo State, was one of the 46 non-career ambassadorial nominees named by Mr. Buhari in January; but his nomination alongside…

Senator Danjuma Goje

Danjuma Goje speaks, says police carted away 2017 budget documents during raid

Danjuma Goje, the Chairman of the Senate committee on appropriations whose residence was raided by the police last week, has said files containing work on the 2017 budget proposal were carted away during the raid. Mr. Goje, a former Gombe State governor, made the disclosure before the Senate on Wednesday…

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‎Buhari Seeks National Assembly’s approval for $6.4 billion China, World Bank loans

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday, again sought the approval of the National Assembly for the federal government to secure about $6.4 billion dollar loans from the World Bank and China to fund infrastructural objectives across the country and combat polio outbreak in the North-East. In a letter separately read by…

Jonathan voting

Jonathan Speaks: Buhari dismantling my legacy; Jega, Mu’azu, IGP betrayed me

A former President Goodluck Jonathan has reopened issues about Nigeria's historic 2015 presidential election which he and his party, Peoples Democratic Party, lost to Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress. Mr. Jonathan also bared his mind on how his successor is allegedly ‘dismantling’ his legacy with harassment. Mr. Jonathan…

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‎Senate, Reps hold brief plenaries to honour Isiaka Adeleke

Both chambers of the National Assembly, the Senate and the House of Representatives, had short plenaries on Tuesday to mourn the passing of Isiaka Adeleke, first elected governor of Osun State and, until his death, Osun West Senator. Mr. Adeleke, aged 62, died Sunday morning at a private hospital in…

Senator Goje's house

Senate to discuss police raid on Goje’s residence, lawmakers say

The police raid on the Abuja residence of the chairman of the Senate appropriations committee, Danjuma Goje, may be part of proceedings when the Senate resumes plenary on Tuesday, PREMIUM TIMES has been told. During the raid, Thursday evening, police officers from the Force Headquarters took away N18 million, $19,000 and 4,000 Riyal…

Senator Isiaka Adeleke

Saraki, Dogara, Ooni, Aregbesola, Others Lament Adeleke’s Death

The death of the first elected Governor of Osun State, Isiaka Adeleke, who until his passing, represented Osun West in the Senate, has sparked wide lamentations from politicians, traditional rulers and public establishments. Mr. Adeleke, aged 62, died Sunday morning at a hospital in Osogbo, the Osun State capital, hours…

Senator Isiaka Adeleke

Nigerian Senator Isiaka Adeleke is dead

The senator representing Osun West, Isiaka Adeleke, is dead, family sources and one of his colleagues have confirmed to PREMIUM TIMES. Mr. Adeleke, aged 62, died Sunday morning at a hospital in Osogbo, the Osun State capital, hours after he engaged in a political meeting which terminated late Saturday. Until…

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Itse Sagay, Shehu Sani squabble after senator’s controversial demand

Shehu Sani, the Senator heading the committee whose investigation led to the suspension of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal, has called for the dissolution of the Presidential Advisory Committee on Anti-Corruption, chaired by Itse Sagay. Mr. Sani, APC-Kaduna, made the call on Thursday, saying the Sagay-led committee was incompetent, having…

Nigerian Senate

Senators react to suspension of SGF Babachir Lawal

Shehu Sani, the senator heading the committee that blew the lid of the contract frauds at the Presidential Initiative for the North East, PINE, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for suspending the official at the centre of the scandal, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal. Mr.…

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EXCLUSIVE: Chanchangi Airlines, Nigeria Industrial Court officials in alleged plot to deny ex-pilot’s dues

The troubled indigenous airline, Chanchangi, and top officials of the National Industrial Court are at the centre of an alleged conspiracy to deny a retired pilot, Eric Adegbite, 67, his due benefits, several years after serving the company. Mr. Adegbite who worked for the airline for nine years resigned in…

N13Billion Ikoyi money

N13 billion Ikoyi money stolen from Rivers under Amaechi, Wike says

The Rivers State Government has claimed ownership of the money uncovered in at a luxury apartment building in Ikoyi, Lagos, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Governor Nyesom Wike made the claim Friday night in Port Harcourt, the state capital, bringing a fresh twist to the controversy over…

Governor of Kaduna State Nasir El-Rufai

‎Senator questions El-Rufai’s budget declaration, calls for public asset declaration

The All Progressives Congress Senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani, on Tuesday, attacked his home state governor, Nasir El-Rufai, advising the public to regard the latter's recent claims on transparency and accountability as subterfuge and fiction. Mr. El-Rufai has been involved in a fight with the National Assembly, particularly the…

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai

El-Rufai denies receiving security votes, attacks National Assembly on transparent budget

Kaduna State does not have a security vote other than the one disclosed, Governor Nasir El-Rufai said in response to the House of Representatives. Mr. El-Rufai also said it is hard to come to grips with the reality of the Nigerian parliament's disregard for transparency. He insisted that the lawmakers…

N13Billion Ikoyi money

Court orders over N13 billion Ikoyi money be forfeited to Nigerian govt

The Federal High Court in Lagos has granted the request of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, that the $43,449,947, £27,800 and N23,218,000 recovered from an Ikoyi, Lagos, apartment be forfeited to the federal government. The total value of the money at the Central Bank official exchange rate is…

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UPDATED: Nigeria Customs abolishes HND, BSC dichotomy, promotes HND holders

The Nigeria Customs Service has removed the dichotomy between Higher National Diploma and Bachelor's degree which hitherto was skewed against the personnel holding the former qualification. The Comptroller-General of the service, Hameed Ali, made the announcement on Monday through a statement signed by the NCS spokesperson, Joseph Attah. Abolishing the…

EFCC Operatives

EFCC states role in how two forfeited oil vessels sank

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has reacted to a report that its inaction led to sinking of two ships with their content- petroleum products - which had been forfeited to the federal government following court orders. This Day newspaper had reported, on Monday, how EFCC brushed aside "several warnings…

Saraki [Photo: Nigerian Pilot]

My trial at CCT will collapse, Saraki says; pledges loyalty to Buhari

Senate President Bukola Saraki has said that the federal government's case against him before the Code of Conduct Tribunal is feeble and, as such, he is not seeking a political solution to stave off conviction. In an exclusive interview with Daily Trust Newspaper, published on Sunday, Mr. Saraki said though…

Nigerian Senate

Nigeria’s Petroleum Industry Bill inches closer to becoming law

The Nigerian Senate has received the report on the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill from its joint petroleum committee, marking the farthest step in reforming the country's oil and gas sector through legislation in years. The report was laid on Thursday by the joint committee which consists of members of the…