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Nigerian troops arrests council boss for ‘assisting’ Zamfara bandits

Troops of operation Sharan Daji in Zamfara State have arrested the vice chairman of Anka Local Government Zamfara State Yahuza Ibrahim Wuya for “seamlessly assisting” bandits attack Wuya and Sunke communities of the state. Spokesman of the operation Clement Abiade said “Yahuza Ibrahim was allegedly reported to seamlessly assist in selling rustled/stolen cows and donkeys […]

CCT convicts, sacks Onnoghen

The Code of Conduct Tribunal has convicted Nigeria’s suspended top judge Walter Onnoghen for not declaring his assets when he was appointed. Although Onnoghen reportedly resigned a few weeks after his trial at the tribunal began, the chairman of the tribunal Dalnadi Umar Thursday said he should be removed immediately. He was also stripped of […]

Oni loses bid to unseat Fayemi as Ekiti governor

The Supreme Court yesterday dismissed a suit filed by an All Progressives Congress (APC) stalwart, Chief Segun Oni, to unseat Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State. The suit was challenging the eligibility of the former Minister of Solid Minerals Development as candidate of the party in the July 14, 2018 governorship election. In a unanimous […]

Senate begins move to override Buhari on budget timeline bill

Senate yesterday began the process of overriding President Muhammadu Buhari’s veto on the budget timeline bill. It arrived at the decision after adopting the report of a technical committee it set up to study bills rejected by the president. The bill seeks to amend the 1999 Constitution by making it mandatory for the president and […]

APC adopts Gbajabiamila as candidate for House of Rep Speakership

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has adopted Femi Gbajabiamila as its candidate for the position of the Speaker of the House of Representatives in the 9th National Assembly. The Spokesman of the party, Lanre Issa-Onilu, this development was reached after an intensive deliberation with the APC’s House of Representatives members-elect at a dinner with President […]

Atiku replies to Buhari, INEC, insists poll figures not false

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at the recently conducted general elections, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, and his party yesterday insisted that the final results, as declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), were those transmitted online to INEC’s website ( In a reply dated April 15 and filed the same day […]

Drama as EFCC rearrests Ofili-Ajumogobia for retrial

A Lagos High Court sitting in Ikeja yesterday struck out the suit filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) against the embattled former Federal High Court Judge, Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia, saying it lacked jurisdiction to entertain the suit. Ofili-Ajumogobia was charged alongside a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr. Godwin Obla, before Justice Hakeem […]

Our plan was to build five export-oriented refineries, says Gowon

Former Military Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon, yesterday said his administration had planned to build five export-oriented refineries to prevent dependence on other countries for refined products.“The three refineries, Port Harcourt, Warri and Kaduna, were designed for internal consumption. We had planned that if our consumption grew more than the three could do, we […]

Buhari silent as Lawan, Ndume claim support

Barely 55 days to the election of the next Senate President, the cloud of uncertainty over President Muhammadu Buhari’s choice remains dense. While the president has kept silent on his preferred candidate, the top contenders, Ahmed Lawan and Mohammed Ali Ndume, claimed they both have his coveted backing to occupy the nation’s number three position. […]

No plan to remove fuel subsidy now, FG insists

Finance Minister Zainab Ahmed yesterday reiterated government’s resolve not to remove fuel subsidy. She made the emphasis against the backdrop of long queues emerging at some filling stations amid the fear that a removal was imminent. Mrs. Ahmed spoke during a joint briefing with Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Godwin Emefiele and […]

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