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PDP to APC leaders : Shut up! Besides Buhari, you’re all corrupt

In response to what is called another "diversion" by the All Progressives Congrrss, APC, Tuesday,…

Pastor charged after man he recommended for work steals N16m

A 58-year-old man, Sam Ekeh, who is also believed to be a pastor, was on…

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Why Buhari must not overlook Jonathan govt’s massive corruption—Oshiomhole

Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State has said there was massive looting of the commonwealth…

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Buhari, Cameroonian president, Biya, strategise against Boko Haram

The Cameroonian Minister of Communication, Issa Bakary, said on Tuesday that security issues are expected to dominate talks as the country's president, Paul Biya, hosts his Nigerian counterpart, Muhammadu Buhari, on a two-day State Visit. According to Mr. Bakary, President Buhari and Mr. Biya will also discuss other issues that…

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Senate commences constitution of committees

The Senate has commenced the constitution of its Standing Committees to enable it to carry out its functions effectively. Announcing the commencement of the exercise, President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, said at plenary on Tuesday that forms would be distributed to senators to indicate interest in committees they would…

Senators have reportedly vowed not to allow the influential former governor of Lagos State, Ahmed Tinubu, decide who leads the next senate. Photo credits: AITOnline

Buhari Still On “Honeymoon” – Tinubu

A leader of the All Progressive Congress, Bola Tinubu, Tuesday, said President Muhammadu Buhari was still in the honeymoon period of his office. The former Lagos state governor explained that the honeymoon is the president’s first 100 days in office. He asked that Mr. Buhari be allowed to go through…

Nigerian Senate: Strengthening the law against rape

81 senators pass vote of confidence on Saraki, Ekweremadu

The Senate on Tuesday reconvened from its three-week break and passed a vote of confidence on its embattled Senate President, Bukola Saraki, his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu and other principal officers of the upper house.   The principal officers are the Majority Leader, Ali Ndume; Deputy Majority Leader, Bala Na’Allah; Chief…

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Nigerian Senator, Shehu Sani, backs alleged serial rapist, Bill Cosby

Nigerian senator, Shehu Sani, has shown "love" to American actor and comedian, Bill Cosby, accused of sexually assaulting over 40 women. At least 35 women were featured in a New York magazine cover confessing that Mr. Cosby sexually assaulted them at one time or another in a span of five…

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Gbajabiamila emerges House Majority Leader

The House of Representatives has named Femi Gbajabiamila the majority leader, in a move likely to help calm a house frayed for weeks by leadership tussle. Mr. Gbajabiamila emerged the All Progressives Congress caucus leader hours after the House leaders met with the leadership of the ruling APC in Abuja.…

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PDP Reps challenge Buhari to publish Jonathan’s handover notes; APC members oppose

The House of Representatives has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to publish the handover notes of former President Goodluck Jonathan in the official  gazette of the federation. The resolution,Tuesday, at resumption of plenary after a recess, followed a motion by Uzom Nkem-Abonta who observed that only officials of the presidency have…

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Again, Boko Haram attacks army chief’s hometown

Boko Haram insurgents on Monday launched a fresh attack on Buratai, a small community in Borno State, where Nigeria’s army chief, Tukur Buratai, comes from, just a week after a similar attack there killed two people. The attack on Buratai was the fourth since February 2014, PRNigeria, which distributes media…

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Buhari taking credit for Jonathan’s achievements – Rep

A ranking member of the House of Representatives, Linus Okorie, has decried President Muhammadu Buhari’s lack of acknowledgment of former President Goodluck Jonathan’s legacies and achievements while in office. Mr. Okorie asked President Buhari to take note of the natural law that “what goes around comes around”, adding that if…

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Buhari seeks National Assembly confirmation of Service Chiefs

The Senate and the House of Representatives on Tuesday announced the receipt of a letter from President Muhammadu Buhari, requesting the confirmation of Service Chiefs, recently appointed by him. President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, read the letter at plenary as the Red Chamber resumed after five-week recess. Mr. Saraki…

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APC backs Buhari’s probe of Jonathan administration

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has expressed strong support for President Muhammadu Buhari's decision to probe the immediate past federal government, saying the revelations of mind-boggling corruption that are just beginning to emerge have made such a probe imperative. ''Some people have insinuated that the Buhari Administration should ignore the…

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Akpabio emerges Senate Minority Leader

A former governor of Akwa Ibom State, Godswill Akpabio, has been named the Senate Minority Leader. Mr. Akpabio was nominated by the south south caucus of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. The party lost the majority to the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the last election. Phillip Aduda, who represents…

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Boko Haram: Cameroonian authorities shut mosques, Islamic centres

Cameroonian authorities have ordered all mosques and Islamic centres to be shut in northern parts of the country. The decision was said to be part of a set of measures intended to increase security after several terror attacks in the region, triggered by the country's war on Boko Haram. In…

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States owing us may not receive their candidates’ results — WAEC

The West African Examinations Council on Monday said that it could not guarantee the release of the 2015 May/June WASSCE results of candidates in states indebted to it. In a press statement signed by its national officer, Charles Eguridu, WAEC said candidates from no fewer than 19 states that had…

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House Crisis: Reps adopt APC’s zoning formular

A make or mar meeting between opposing factions of All Progressives Congress members in the House of Representatives, ended early Tuesday with the two sides adopting an earlier directive from the APC leadership on the zoning of key leadership positions. The party had zoned the positions in a letter to…

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Buhari gives Reps Marching Orders: Resolve your crisis “within six hours”

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the gladiators in the ongoing crisis in the House of Representatives to resolve all pending issues within six hours, ahead of the resumption of house plenary Tuesday. Mr. Buhari met with the All Progressives Congress, APC, house caucus at the Presidential Villa Abuja, Monday. One…

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States to begin drawing from N300BN special presidential intervention soon — Presidency

The implementation of a three-pronged financial intervention of President Muhammadu Buhari to assuage workers plight and support the states is now in progress, the presidency has said. Specifically, state governments, according to a statement by Laolu Akande, the Senior Special Assistant to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Media and Publicity,…

Olisa Metuh

PDP to APC: Explain why Patience Jonathan was humiliated at Port Harcourt airport

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has asked the All Progressives Congress, APC, to stop dodging issues but make haste to provide answers to burning national issues that border on the government's lack of transparency, abuse of power, dwindling economy, escalating insecurity and apparent failure of governance since it assumed power…

Femi Gbajabiamila and colleagues after the mock election on Saturday

House Deputy Speaker vows not to resign for Gbajabiamila

The Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yusuf Lasun, has again rebuffed calls for his resignation to pave way for Femi Gbajabiamila to occupy the office. Some leaders of the All Progressives Congress have reportedly mounted pressure on Mr. Lasun to step down for Mr. Gbajabiamila as a way…

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House of Reps threatens sanctions against members who resort to violence

As members of the House of Representatives resume plenary on Tuesday, the Adhoc Committee on Code of Conduct has warned returning members to behave orderly. Plenary was cut short the last time the House sat on June 25 when some members attempted to seize the mace leading to a free-for-all…

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Jonathan’s minister stole $6bn – Oshiomhole

A minister who served under the former Goodluck Jonathan administration, stole $6billion (more than N1.2 trillion), the governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomhole, said Monday. He said the details were provided last week by United States officials during President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit there. Mr. Oshiomhole, who was part of the…

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El-Rufai sues newspaper over report on alleged N90 billion assets

The Kaduna state governor, Nasir El-Rufai, on Monday sued The Union newspaper, based in Lagos, for reporting that he declared assets worth N90billion before the Code of Conduct Bureau. The governor, who personally filed the case at the state High Court, was accompanied by his deputy, Bala Bantex, his lawyers…