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‘Unemployment, non-availability of fuel cause of oil theft, vandalism in Niger Delta’

Increasing incidence of oil theft and pipeline vandalism in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria is caused by severe labour crisis, non-availability of petroleum product and inadequate patrol vessels, a committee set up by the government has said. The Bayelsa State Deputy Governor, John Jonah, said this on Thursday while…

INEC chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu

INEC to shun Ali Modu Sheriff’s election at PDP convention

Saturday’s planned national convention of Nigeria’s main opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party in Port Harcourt has suffered a setback, with the Independent National Electoral Commission saying any election into the positions of national chairman, secretary and auditor would be invalid. The electoral body convened its stance on the matter to…

The Nigerian Senate

Senate supports fuel price hike, wants Labour to suspend strike

The Senate has expressed support for the Federal Government's decision to increase the price of petrol to N145. The new price was announced last week by the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo said the policy had become necessary due to foreign exchange shortage.…

Bukola Saraki

Senate bows to public pressure, withdraws anti-social media bill

The Senate has withdrawn the Frivolous Petition Bill sponsored by Bala Ibn Na’Allah. The controversial bill was seen as an attempt to restrict freedom of expression. The withdrawal of the bill followed the report of the upper chamber’s Committee on Human Rights and Legal Matters submitted by David Umar on…

Speaker, House of Reps, Yakubu Dogara.

Fuel Price Hike: Reps ask NLC to suspend planned strike, to meet labour leaders

The House of Representatives has urged the Nigerian Labour Congress to suspend its planned strike over the hike in the price of petrol. The lawmakers, after their meeting with the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu, during a special session on Monday, set up an ad hoc committee,…

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Fuel Price Hike: Rowdy session at House of Reps as lawmakers block oil minister, Kachikwu, from chamber

The scheduled appearance of Minister of State for Petroleum, Ibe Kachikwu, at the House of Representatives on Monday has left the lower chamber bitterly divided, as lawmakers bicker over whether the minister should be allowed to enter into the chamber or not. Mr. Kachikwu was invited to brief lawmakers on…

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Fuel Price Hike: Reps convene special session, summon oil minister, Kachikwu

The House of Representatives has convened a special session at which Minister of State for Petroleum, Ibe Kachikwu, will interact with the lawmakers over the new premium motor spirit price regime hiked to N145 lask week, some lawmakers, including Ahmed Kaita and Akeem Adeyemi, have told PREMIUM TIMES. The special…

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Fuel Price Hike: How Buhari can help Nigerians reduce hardship – lawmaker

A federal lawmaker has identified policy paths that can be taken by the government to cushion the effects of the new petrol price of N145. Ahmed Kaita, an All Progressives Congress member of the House of Representatives, said on Sunday that he supported the new price regime as "compelled by…

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INEC releases governorship election timetables for Ondo, Edo

The Independent National Electoral Commission has released the timetable and schedule of activities for governorship elections in Edo and Ondo States. Ondo State election holds on September 10, while similar poll will hold in Edo on November 26. According to INEC in a statement on Thursday, June 12 is the…

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Former Akwa Ibom governor arrested over Diezani’s alleged $115 million sleaze

[caption id="attachment_203156" align="alignright" width="150"] Idongesit Nkanga[/caption]A former Military Administrator of Akwa Ibom State and chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Idongesit Nkanga, has been arrested by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Mr. Nkanga, a retired air commodore, is accused of receiving N450,000,000(Four Hundred and Fifty…

Senate President Bukola Saraki

More Nigerians want Saraki to resign over corruption trial — Poll

More Nigerians want Nigeria’s embattled senate president, Bukola Saraki, to step down from office as he faces corruption trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal, a poll conducted by PREMIUM TIMES has shown. The poll, sampling public opinion on whether Mr. Saraki should resign in view of his trial, ran…

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Reps amend Electoral Act to avert repeat of Kogi election stalemate

A consolidated bill aimed at providing for what must happen in the event of death of a governorship candidate, before conclusion of an election, scaled second reading at the House of Representatives on Wednesday. PREMIUM TIMES understands that the bill, sponsored by the House Leader, Femi Gbajabiamila, and others, is…

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Buhari reneges on assets pledge again, fails to release documents after CCB verification

President Muhammadu Buhari has yet again reneged on his promise to make specific details of his assets public, failing to release comprehensive particulars of assets he filed to the Code of Conduct Bureau. The president had said he would make full disclosure after verification of the listed items by the…

Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky

Shiites insist on Zakzaky’s freedom before appearing at commission of inquiry

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria, IMN, has given the release of its leader, Ibrahim Zakzaky, as key condition for its appearance before a Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by Kaduna State Government. The judicial commission was set up to investigate the December, 2015 deadly attack on members of IMN…

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National Assembly Commissioners back Saraki, reject Sani-Omolori as Clerk

Seven members of the National Assembly Service Commission have rejected the appointment of Mohammed Sani-Omolori as the Clerk to the National Assembly, backing Benedict Efeturi instead. Messrs Sani-Omolori and Efeturi are Clerk to the House of Representatives and Deputy Clerk to the National Assembly respectively. Mr. Sani-Omolori's appointment was announced…

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Senators disagree on nationality of killer herdsmen

Nigerian Senators on Thursday argued about the nationality of menacing herdsmen allegedly killing in many states, with many lawmakers dismissing claims that they are from neighbouring countries and are not Nigerians. The senators were considering a motion on the recent attack on a community in Enugu where dozens were killed.…

President Muhammadu Buhari (Photo credit: www.ibtimes.co.uk)

Herdsmen Violence: South East Senators accuse Buhari of “ominous silence”, call for summit

Members of the South East caucus of the Nigerian Senate have called for an emergency summit of South-East and South-South political and traditional leaders as a platform to proffer coordinated response to the menace of marauding herdsmen. They also accused President Muhammadu Buhari of negligence and refusal to give even…

The Nigerian Senate

Senate asks INEC to conduct bye-elections in 6 districts

The Senate has asked the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to conduct by e-elections to fill six vacant positions in the Senate. The Senate made the call on Wednesday, following a motion sponsored Ben Bruce (PDP-Bayelsa State). The six vacant seats are in Anambra (1), Imo (1), Kogi (1) and…

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We won’t allow federal grazing reserves in Oyo – Gov. Ajimobi

The Oyo State governor, Abiola Ajimobi, has warned against any proposal to seize or allocate land across Nigeria for use as grazing reserves. Mr. Ajimobi said such plan would be ill-advised and against the spirit of overriding public interest, and would not be allowed in Oyo State. His remarks followed…

Bukola Saraki

Saraki seeks end to herdsmen attacks

The Senate president, Bukola Saraki, on Tuesday, called for an end to the spate of deadly violence blamed on herdsmen in various parts of Nigeria to safeguard the country's unity and security. Many communities, particularly in the North Central and Southern states, have faced severe attacks allegedly perpetrated Fulani herdsmen…

The Nigerian Senate

‘Why Sani-Omolori was appointed N’Assembly Clerk ahead of Efeturi’

Details of how the National Assembly Service Commission nominated Mohammed Sani-Omolori ahead of Ben Efeturi for the position of the acting Clerk to the National Assembly, have emerged. The Commission had last Wednesday picked Mr. Sani-Omolori, currently the Clerk of the House of Representatives, as the next Clerk to the…

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Bailout deductions: Buhari gives states one-month break

President Muhammadu Buhari has granted states relief from deductions from their monthly allocations to repay their salary assistance loans totalling N999.5 billion. The relief is only for April but the president has promised to review the situation of the states on continuous basis. The Finance Minister, Kemi Adeosun, disclosed this…

President Muhammadu Buhari presenting the 2016 appropriation bill to the National Assembly

Buhari refuses to sign 2016 budget, returns document to National Assembly

President Muhammadu Buhari has returned the controversy-ridden 2016 budget to the National Assembly, pointing out areas of concern in the document and demanding adjustment. The spokesperson of the House of Representatives, Abdurazaq Namdas, (APC-Adamawa State) confirmed this to journalists on Thursday. "I can confirm to you that we are in…

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Saraki: APC chair, Oyegun, says party won’t lose Senate leadership to PDP

The national chairman of All Progressives Congress, John Oyegun, on Wednesday said the ruling party would never allow opposition Peoples Democratic Party to take over the Senate leadership should Bukola Saraki be removed as a consequence of his trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal. In an interview published by…

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National Assembly gets new Clerk

Mohammed Sani-Omolori has been appointed acting Clerk to the National Assembly. The appointment was made on Wednesday in a letter signed by the Executive Chairman of the National Assembly Service Commission, Adamu Fika. "I am writing you that the National Assembly Service Commission at its 440th meeting held on Wednesday,…