kemibusari

Kemi Busari, is a new generation journalist who exudes obsessive interest in human rights and investigative stories. He is a senior reporter who currently covers the Nigerian Senate for Premium Times. His works has over the years generated impacts as well as won awards including the Promasidor Quill Awards, Online Reporter of the Year, 2016, Nigerian Writers’ Awards, Feature Writer of the Year 2017 and runner up Wole Soyinka Award for Investigative Journalism (Online) 2017. You can reach him on; Facebook, Kemi Busari, Twitter, kemi_busari, Instagram kemibusari.

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Abdulrashid Maina

Maina sought opportunity to say the ‘truth’ in letter to Saraki

A letter written by former Chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, to Senate President, Bukola Saraki, urging the Senate to give him an opportunity of fair hearing has surfaced. The letter dated June 19, 2015, one week after the inauguration of the present Senate, indicated that the…

Dino Melaye, Senator representing Kogi West. [Photo Credit: Punch Newspapers]

Dino Melaye attacked at Kabba Day celebration

The controversial senator, Dino Melaye, survived an attack by a mob as his car was reportedly pelted with stones and other dangerous objects at the Kabba Day celebration on Saturday. The attack is believed to have forced the Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, to snub the event. Mr. Bello was…

Nigerian Senate Chambers

Ten major resolutions of Nigerian Senate this week

The stage is all set for the Senate and the House of Representatives to receive President Muhammadu Buhari as he presents the 2018 budget Tuesday next week. Meanwhile, the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, failed to appear before an ad-hoc committee of the Senate investigating allegations of corruption levelled…

Bukola Saraki

Senate to partner EU to check illegal migration – Saraki

The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has said the Senate will support the efforts of the Federal Government and the European Union in mitigating the rising cases of illegal migration into European countries. Mr. Saraki stated this when the new EU Ambassador to Nigeria, Ketil Karlsen, visited him in Abuja. Details…

Ibrahim Idris

After meeting Buhari, Nigeria Police chief indicates willingness to appear before Senate probe committee

After meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House on Friday, the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, indicated his willingness to appear before the Senate. Mr. Idris, however, told journalists that his meeting was to update President Muhammadu Buhari on the security situation across the country. Speaking to State…

Jimoh Ibrahim

Jimoh Ibrahim not owner of Newswatch – Founders

Four founding members of Newswatch Communications Limited have faulted claims by billionaire businessman, Mr. Jimoh Ibrahim, that he owns the paper. The founders, Ray Ekpu, Dan Agbese, Yakubu Mohammed and Soji Akinrinade said Mr. Ibrahim does not own the newspaper because he never paid for the 51 per cent shares…

Senator Dino Melaye

Dino Melaye accuses Fashola’s power ministry of squandering $385 million

The senator representing Kogi West, Dino Melaye of the All Progressives Congress, on Thursday called the attention of the Senate to alleged "monumental fraud" in the Ministry of Power, Work and Housing headed by Babatunde Fashola. Mr. Melaye alleged that the Ministry squandered $385 million on projects not appropriated in…

Bukola Saraki

Misau: Saraki chides Police IG Idris over failure to appear before committee

The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, on Thursday urged the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to appear before an ad-hoc committee of the Senate set up to investigate various allegations of official impropriety and corruption leveled against the police boss by a lawmaker. The committee had invited Mr. Idris to…

Bukola Saraki

N2.4 billion being owed Nigerian students on scholarship abroad — Board

The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, on Wednesday tasked representatives of Ministries, Departments and Agencies responsible for the welfare of Nigerian students on scholarships abroad to submit details of their (students') outstanding tuition allowances which was pegged at N2.4 billion by the Federal Scholarship Board (FSB) . He made this request…

Nigerian Senate Chambers

Misau: Senators threaten to serve arrest warrant on Nigeria Police chief

A Senate investigation into various allegations levelled against the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris by a lawmaker, Isah Misau was postponed due to the absence of the police chief. A Senate ad-hoc committee, which threatened to compel the IGP to appear before it, was recently constituted to investigate the…

Nigerian Senate Chambers

Senators criticise North East Development Commission after assent by Buhari

Some senators on Wednesday faulted the North East Development Commission for excluding Kano and Plateau states, among other reasons. President Muhammadu Buhari last week assented to the Act for establishment of the commission. On Wednesday, a motion sponsored by Danjuma Goje, Yobe-APC, urged the Senate to commend the president for…

Someone using a computer used to illustrate the story.

Nigeria’s Cybercrime Act needs review – Senate Committee

The Senate Committee on ICT and Cybercrime on Tuesday said that the current law on cybercrime in Nigeria needs to be reviewed to meet the standard in developed countries. The chairman of the committee, Abdulfatai Buhari, Oyo-APC, stated this while addressing the press shortly after plenary. The briefing, he noted,…

Nigerian Senate Chambers

Senate bemoans poor state of govt-owned hospitals

The need to revitalise Federal Government-owned hospitals on Tuesday caught the attention of the Senate as the lawmakers charged the Finance Ministry to prioritise release of funds to the Ministry of Health. This followed a motion sponsored by Monsurat Sumonu, Oyo-APC, which seeks to improve the condition of Federal Government-owned…

Boss Gida Mustapha

PROFILE: Boss Mustapha, Nigeria’s new SGF

Boss Gida Mustapha, who just replaced sacked Secretary to the Government, SGF, Babachir Lawal, is a lawyer, management consultant, politician and businessman who has spent several years in Nigeria's public service. Born in Adamawa State, Mr. Mustapha attended Hong Secondary School, in Hong Adamawa State and North East College of…

atiku-abubakar

Nigeria appears more divided than ever before – Atiku

Secession threats, inter-ethnic discontent and hate speech have plunged present day Nigeria into a division that has probably never been experienced before, former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has said. Mr. Abubakar who made the observation at the 40th anniversary of the Federal Government College Okigwe, Imo State on Saturday, noted that…

Nigerian Senate

10 Takeaways from Nigerian Senate This Week

The need to probe circumstances surrounding the recall of fugitive ex-pension boss Abdulrasheed Maina kick-started legislative business at the Senate this week. The lawmakers also deliberated on diverse issues of national importance in the course of the week. Below are the top highlights of Nigerian Senate this week: Tuesday -          The…

Former President Goodluck Jonathan

Why I conceded defeat to Buhari in 2015 – Jonathan

Former President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday said Nigeria needs to get to a stage where it would no longer wait for court judgments to conclude elections. Speaking at the 6th edition of African Ambassadors Interactive Forum, AAIF, and dinner, organised by African Third Sector Resource, ATSR, in Abuja, Mr. Jonathan…

Aisha Buhari

Aisha Buhari speaks on vehicles donated by police

President Muhammadu Buhari's wife, Aisha, has reacted to an allegation that she received two Sports Utility Vehicles, SUVs, illegally from the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris. In a brief response on Twitter, Mrs. Buhari said she was still using her personal cars, but stopped short of categorically confirming or…

Abdulrasheed maina

Maina’s family confirm PREMIUM TIMES report, say SSS provide him security

The family of the embattled former chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms, Abdulrasheed Maina, on Wednesday confirmed that the State Security Service, SSS, helped the fugitive into the country and provided security for him. PREMIUM TIMES reported how the SSS led by Lawal Daura aided his return to the…

Dino Melaye

40 senators donate 1,260 bags of rice to Kogi workers – Dino Melaye

A few days after a director in the Kogi State civil service reportedly killed himself over unpaid emolument, 40 Nigerian senators have donated at least 1,260 bags of rice to civil servants in Kogi State, a lawmaker said. Kogi is one of the many states currently owing workers' salaries and…

Nigerian Senate Chambers

Senators ask Auditor General to submit delayed 2016 Audit Report

The Nigerian Senate has urged the Auditor-General of the Federation, Anthony Ayine, to submit the 2016 Annual Audit Report. The Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee, Matthew Uroghide, made this call while addressing journalists on Wednesday. Mr. Uroghide explained that the constitution mandates the Auditor-General to submit the report to…

Jonathan speaks on Maina’s return

Former President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday pushed back against "absurd" attempts by the President Muhammadu Buhari administration to link him to the unfolding scandal of how a fugitive returned to the country and took a senior position in public service. Mr. Jonathan said the fact that efforts are being made to link…

Abdulrasheed Maina

Don’t call Maina fraudster, he is a messiah – Family

The family of fugitive ex-Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms, Abdulrasheed Maina, on Wednesday rose to his defence, saying he is not a fraudster but a messiah engaged by government to cleanse the Nigerian Pension Scheme. Addressing journalists in Kaduna, the spokesperson of the family, Aliyu Maina,…

Bukola Saraki

Senate moves to rescue Nigerian students stranded abroad

The Nigerian Senate on Wednesday moved to end the plight of Nigerian students on scholarship abroad. Moving the motion under order 42 and 52, Senate Chief Whip, Olusola Adeyeye, Osun-APC, bemoaned the ‘pitiable’ condition of Nigerian students abroad who are been neglected by agencies of government. Mr. Adeyeye noted that…

Abdulrasheed Maina jpg

Buhari followed due process in ‘sacking’ Maina — Presidency

The Presidency on Tuesday said President Muhammadu Buhari followed due process in ordering the immediate disengagement of the former Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms, Abdulrasheed Maina, from service. The justification is coming after Nigerians questioned the legality of the president's action. Quoting Public Service Rules and…