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Femi Falana
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Enemies within Buhari’s government, National Assembly frustrating anti-corruption war – Femi Falana

The anti-corruption campaign of President Muhammadu Buhari is being repelled on two fronts from beneficiaries of corruption in the previous administration, and "enemies within" the government, a senior lawyer and activist, Femi Falana, has said. In his lecture at the investiture of Dele Ologbede as the President of Rotary Club,…

Iyiola Omisore

Omisore surrenders, reaches deal with EFCC on alleged N1.3billion fraud

A former Senator and chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party in Osun State, Iyiola Omisore, was on Friday night released by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission after he agreed to refund the over N1.3billion he allegedly received from the office of the National Security Adviser, people familiar with the…

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UPDATED: Saraki appoints new leaders for Senate Committees (FULL LIST)

The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, on Thursday, changed the leaderships of some Senate committees, offering top positions to his staunchest opponents. Mr. Saraki will also host the All Progressives Congress Senate caucus at his Lake Chad, Maitama residence Thursday night, PREMIUM TIMES understands. It is the first time Mr. Saraki…

Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun

Nigeria “technically in recession” – Finance Minister

Nigeria is in technical recession, the finance minister, Kemi Adeosun, said Thursday. Appearing before the senate, Mrs. Adeosun made efforts to allay public fears about the implication of the country’s troubled economy, saying "things are tough", but there should be no panic. "Things are tough, but we are not ignorant,"…

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Saraki reshuffles Senate Committees, gives Marafa, Tinubu “juicy” posts

The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has reshuffled the leaderships of the Senate's committees. Mr. Saraki's most outspoken critic, Kabiru Marafa, was appointed chairman of the Petroleum (downstream) Committee. He was chairman of the Committee on National Population. Also, Oluremi Tinubu, a key member of the anti-Saraki Unity Forum, was named…

Dino Remi

Remi Tinubu says Dino Melaye threatened to rape her; petitions APC, Saraki

Oluremi Tinubu, the senator representing Lagos Central, has petitioned the leaderships of the All Progressives Congress and the Senate over her clash, last week, with Dino Melaye, who represents Kogi West. The petition followed an earlier letter to the acting Inspector of Police, Ibrahim Idris, in which she asked for…

Dino Remi

Remi Tinubu opens up on clash with Dino Melaye, demands extra police protection

The Senator representing Lagos Central, Oluremi Tinubu, has written the Acting Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, requesting 'adequate security' saying her colleague, Dino Melaye, is a threat to her life. Mrs. Tinubu's letter, dated July 18 and titled "Request for Police Protection", came seven days after she clashed with…

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Dino Melaye dares Tinubu, walks “freely” on APC leader’s Bourdillion

Controversial senator, Dino Melaye, on Saturday flew to Lagos, and later posted photographs of himself "walking freely' on Bourdillion Road where former Lagos Governor Bola Tinubu lives. Mr. Melaye posed for photographs with a street sign indicating his location to be Bourdillion Street in the upscale Ikoyi area of Lagos.…

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FACT-CHECK: Nigerian Senate’s claim untrue, proposal to impeach Buhari discussed at closed-door session

The claim by the Nigerian Senate that it did not discuss a proposal to impeach President Muhammadu Buhari at its executive session on Tuesday is false, further checks by PREMIUM TIMES have shown. The spokesperson for the Senate, Aliyu Abdullahi, on Thursday circulated a statement, describing reports that the upper…

Shitte

Nigerian Shiites “block highway”, demand El-Zakzaky’s release

Members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, the body of Shiites in the country, have blocked the Zaria-Kaduna expressway, to protest against the prolonged detention of their leader, Ibrahim El Zakzaky. Mr. Zakzaky has been in detention since December 2015. He was arrested by the Nigerian army after troops clashed…

The Nigerian Senate

Nigerian Senate claims “no plot to impeach Buhari”

A divided Nigerian Senate on Thursday denied plotting to impeach President Muhammadu Buhari, days after its members hinted that the plan was afoot as a response to an executive the senate sees as becoming increasingly disrespectful to it. The senate said reports of such plot were untrue and a “piece…

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UPDATED: I threatened Tinubu’s wife after she called me “dog” – Dino Melaye

Dino Melaye, the senator of the ruling All Progressives Congress representing Kogi West, has confirmed his reported clash with Oluremi Tinubu, the senator representing Lagos central, during senate’s closed-door session on Tuesday. Mr. Melaye, however, denied using some words reported by the media. Senators at the session had told PREMIUM…

Dino Melaye

Why I abused, threatened Tinubu’s wife – Dino Melaye

Dino Melaye, the senator of the ruling All Progressives Congress representing Kogi West, has confirmed his reported clash with Oluremi Tinubu, the senator representing Lagos central, during senate’s closed-door session on Tuesday. Mr. Melaye, however, denied using some words reported by the media. Senators at the session had told PREMIUM…

EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu

Buhari seeks confirmation of Magu as EFCC chairman

The Presidency has written the Senate, seeking the screening and confirmation of Ibrahim Magu as chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. Senate President, Bukola Saraki, read the letter, at the Senate plenary on Thursday. The letter was signed by Vice-president Yemi Osinbajo in his capacity as acting…

Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami
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Attorney General Malami “defends” forgery suit against Saraki, Ekweremadu

The Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, on Wednesday, appeared before the Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters, to defend the government’s forgery charges against the senate president, Bukola Saraki, and deputy, Ike Ekweremadu. Mr. Malami was summoned by the Senate on June 21, to "explain and…

Senate President Bukola Saraki (L) and Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu,  during their arraignment at the FCT High Court on allegations of forgery and  conspiracy, in Jabi-Abuja on Monday (27/6/16). 4645/27/6/2016/JAU/BJO/NAN

EXCLUSIVE: Forgery Suit: How Federal Government plans to prove case against Saraki, Ekweremadu, others

The Federal Government will rely on the testimony of 15 witnesses, among them Senators and National Assembly bureaucrats, at the trial of the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu and other alleged conspirators over the ongoing case of alleged forgery. Messrs. Saraki and Ekweremadu, alongside the…

Dino Melaye

Untold story of the Senators Dino Melaye–Remi Tinubu closed-door clash

PREMIUM TIMES has obtained further details of the altercation between Senators Dino Melaye (APC-Kogi) and Remi Tinubu (APC-Lagos) which saw both lawmakers calling each other names and charging at each other. Those who witnessed the incident, which occurred during a closed-door meeting held by senators on Tuesday, said trouble started…

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PIC 14. PROTEST BY OYO STATE NLC OVER THE PRIVITIZATION OF SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN OYO STATE ON WEDNESDAY (1/6/16).
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Teachers boycott Oyo schools despite governor’s order to reopen

Public primary and secondary schools in Oyo State, remained closed on Monday and Tuesday, despite an order by the state government for them to be reopened. On Saturday, Oyo State's Information Commissioner, Toye Arulogun, announced that schools closed in the wake of labour and students' opposition to Governor Abiola Ajimobi's…

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Senate summons SGF over constituency projects comments

The Senate on Tuesday summoned the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal; Finance Minister, Kemi Adeosun; and the Budget and Planning Minister, Udoh Udoma. The summons followed Mr. Lawal's comment that constituency projects nominated by lawmakers may not be implemented. "Government might find it very difficult to…

Acas Law Partners

EXPOSED: #Panamapapers: The Nigerian lawyers who acted as intermediaries for Mossack Fonseca

Some Nigerian lawyers worked extensively with the infamous Panamanian law firm, Mossack Fonseca, helping the company to incorporate shell entities and sell secrecy in Nigeria, PREMIUM TIMES can authoritatively report today. The lawyers this newspaper has so far identified from the huge #PanamaPapers database were those from the law firms…

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Oyo reopens schools but keeps protesting pupils at home

The Oyo State Government has reopened public secondary schools earlier closed in the wake of the education crisis in the state. The crisis was due to opposition to Governor Abiola Ajimobi's proposed policy to involve private bodies in the operation of the schools. The schools will resume on July 11.…

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Buhari not marginalizing south in appointments – Ita Enang, others

Senior members of the Buhari administration, who are from the Niger Delta region, on Wednesday, defended the president’s choices of political appointees, rejecting claims that the appointments were lopsided in favour of the north where Mr. Buhari comes from. The officials are the Head of Federal Civil Service, Winifred Oyo-Ita; Minister…

Femi Gbajabiamila

INTERVIEW: Why National Assembly budgets, lawmakers’ pay should be made public — Gbajabiamila

The Leader of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, in this interview with PREMIUM TIMES’ Festus Owete, Mohammed Lere and Hassan Adebayo, speaks on his defeat in the race for Speaker, why Nigerians are not sympathetic to lawmakers, the huge salaries and allowances earned by the lawmakers and other issues.…

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EXCLUSIVE: How Senate Rules were ‘amended’ for Saraki, Ekweremadu’s elections – Clerk

The deputy clerk of the National Assembly, Benedict Efeturi, confirmed to police investigators that the senate’s standing orders used for the 2015 elections of Bukola Saraki and Ike Ekweremadu as senate president and deputy respectively, were different from the 2011 version which should have been in use at the time,…

Senate President Bukola Saraki

Alleged Forgery: Buhari, Saraki in war of words

President Muhammadu Buhari and the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, on Monday kicked off an open war of words following the arraignment in court of the senate president and his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu, for alleged forgery of the rules of the upper legislative chamber. Messrs Saraki and Ekweremadu were…