Maina: Court Orders Senator Ndume To Be Remanded In Prison

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, on Monday, ordered Ali Ndume to be remanded in Kuje Prison following hi failure to provide Abdulrasheed Maina, former Chairman of the defunct Pension Reformed Task Team (PRTT)’s to appear for his trial. Sen.Ali Ndume represents Borno South in the Nigerian Senate. Justice Okon Abang, gave the order when Mr Ndume failed to file a formal application to show cause why he should not forfeit the bail bond of N500 million deposed on May 5 as part of the conditions for standing surety…

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We must exit this recession with precision -Atiku Abubakar

It is with a very heavy heart that I received the confirmation that for the second time in five years, Nigeria has entered into another recession. Heaviness of heart, because this could have been avoided had this administration taken heed to patriotic counsel given by myself and other well meaning Nigerians on cutting the cost of governance, saving for a rainy day, and avoiding profligate borrowing. Yes, the COVID19 pandemic has exacerbated an already bad situation, however, we could have avoided this fate by a disciplined and prudent management of…

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LekkiShootings: UN human rights experts demand Nigeria investigate shooting of peaceful protestors by soldiers

GENEVA (3 November 2020) – The Nigerian government must set up a credible, independent inquiry into the recent illegal killings of at least 12 peaceful protestors by soldiers, UN human rights experts* said today. “Since 2005, UN Special Rapporteurs have repeatedly raised the issue of police killings and impunity with the Nigerian government,” the experts said. “We have had 15 years of government promises, but nothing has changed. “Governments come and go, but police brutality is as intractable as ever. Nigerians need justice.” Excessive use of force during peaceful assemblies…

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#Endsars: Seun Okinbaloye Writes On How To Fix Nigeria

Seun Okinbaloye, Channels Television’s Political Correspondent, writes on SARS, Police brutality and his to fix Nigeria. On twitter, Seun Okinbaloye wrote: Dear Friends, On a rather deeper look at things, Police brutality is the topmost of the agitation but the anger and fury is deeper, bottled up for many years. An oppression our fathers have endured and the children now say No More, Enough is Enough! In the context of the current scenario “SARS” has become a metaphor.  “SARS” in our society today represents all the inefficiencies, corruption, structural imbalances,…

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FG’s School Feeding Programme, A Big Scam -PDP

20,000 APC members defect to PDP in Nasarawa Stat

–Exposes Plot to Fritter N13.5 billion. -Says Using Children to Steal Is Sacrilegious The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, says the school feeding claims by the Federal government, even when schools are shut due to Covid-19 pandemic, is a huge scam and a scheme by corrupt APC leaders and some officials in the Muhammadu Buhari Presidency to siphon a targeted N13.5 billion public funds to finance their wasteful lifestyle. In a Press Statement released by the Party on their Twitter handle @OfficialPDPNig, The party describes the use of innocent school children…

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Just In: President Buhari to address Nigerians by 8pm Today.

President Muhammadu Buhari will today 27th April address Nigerians by 8pm. This information was made available by Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity. On his official Twitter handle he said ” President Muhammadu Buhari will address the nation Monday, April 27, 2020 at 8pm Television, radio and other electronic media stations are enjoined to hook up to the network services of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) and Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) respectively for the broadcast”. The President is expected to address…

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Buhari’s Appointment As ECOWAS COVID-19 Response Champion: Our Concerns- PDP

20,000 APC members defect to PDP in Nasarawa Stat

The People’s Democratic Party, PDP has expressed concerns over the reported appointment of President Muhammad Buhari as the ECOWAS COVID-19 Response Champion given the failure to personally lead from the front, in the fight against the spread of the pandemic in Nigeria. In a press statement released by the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, the party counsels the President Buhari to see this appointment as a serious wake up call to make himself more visible and personally involved in the front in this fight against the pandemic in our…

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COVID-19: Can Africa Afford Lockdowns?

  Chukwuma Charles Soludo, CFR This piece summarizes my contribution to an African debate. From Johannesburg to Lagos, Cairo to Dakar, Kinshasa to Kigali, Nairobi to Accra, etc the debate on how Africa should respond to the global coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic is raging. At an African regional policy platform, I had expressed some of these (personal) views some weeks ago but have been encouraged by most members to circulate them in Africa beyond the platform. This year 2020 begins a new decade that promises to be one of dreadful disruptions,…

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ECOWAS Leaders Appoint President Buhari Champion Of COVID -19 Response

Presidents of West African countries under the aegis of ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government have appointed President Muhammadu Buhari Champion of the COVID-19 response. In a Press statement released signed by Garba Shehu, He said “The appointment took place Thursday at the Extraordinary ECOWAS Summit on COVID-19 which was held via teleconferencing under the Chairmanship of His Excellency, Mahamadou Issoufou, President of the Republic of Niger”. During the teleconference, President Buhari called on fellow ECOWAS leaders to look beyond the challenges posed by the COVID -19 pandemic…

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Gov. Uzodimma to rename IMSU Mallam Abba Kyari University

-Says COS is a patriot Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo State has hinted that plans are in place to rename the state-owned Imo State University to Mallam Abba Kyari University. The Governor made this call when the management staff of the university led by the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Adaobi Obasi paid him a visit at the Executive Chambers of the Imo State Government House. The Governor went on to say that Mallam Abba Kyari played a pivotal role in the liberation of Imo State and no gesture is too big…

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Sanusi Dethroned By Kano State Government

The Kano State government today, approve the dethronement of Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II. The dethronement of the Emir was announced after the State Council executive meeting presided over by the Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje. In a press statement signed by the Secretary to the Kano State Government, Alhaji Usman Alhaji, The Emir was in total disrespect to lawful instructions from the office of the State Governor and other lawful Authorities, including his persistent refusal to attend official meetings and programs organized by the government without lawful justification which…

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APC NWC Approves New National Officers

The National Working Committee (NWC) of All Progressives Congress (APC) has approved the nomination of Arch. Waziri Bulama as the Party’s Acting National Secretary. According to information made available by the partys National Publicity Secretary Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu He said The decision was reached on January 14, 2020 during the meeting of the NWC at the party’s National Secretariat. Following the resignation of H.E. Mai Mala Buni as the Party’s National Secretary in May 2019 prior to his election as the Governor of Yobe State, the party subsequently gave notice for…

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BREAKING: Supreme Court Dismisses Ihedioha’s Application For Review

The supreme Court on Tuesday re-affirmed its ruling that declared Hope Uzodinma as the duly elected governor of Imo State. In a suit filed by  Mr Ihedioha, he asked the apex court to review its judgement which sacked him as the governor of Imo State. A seven-man panel of judges led by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, dismissed the suit on Monday. The apex court, in a decision by a seven-man panel of Justices led by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Tanko Muhammad, reaffirmed the…

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Cipriano Cassamá Resigns As President Of Guinea Bissau After One Day In Office

One of the two men declared president of Guinea-Bissau has resigned from the post after just one full day in office, saying his life was in danger. He said “I have no security, my life is in danger, the life of my family is in danger, the life of this people is in danger. I cannot accept that, that is why I took this decision”. Mr Cassamá was appointed by parliament, the majority of whose deputies have refused to acknowledge the election victory of the former opposition leader, Umaro Sissoco…

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Buhari not traveling to UK, Saudi and Australia -Presidency

The presidency today has dismissed reports that President Buhari is traveling to the United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia and Australia. The special adviser to the president on media and publicity Femi Adesina said such report was a handiwork of mischievous people who want to cause disaffection, dissatisfaction in the country. The reports earlier said the President is expected to leave Nigeria on Wednesday and depart the Uk after a 20day vacation for Riyadh the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Adesina urged Nigerians to be mindful of what they accept as credible information…

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Bayelsa Violence: Arrest Oshomhole now, PDP tells IGP

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has called on the Inspector General of Police, Adamu Muhammed to immediately pull in the factional National Chairman of the All Progressive Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, for questioning and prosecution for incitement. In a press statement made available by the National Publicity Secret of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Kola Ologbondiyan says the violence and arson being perpetuated by the APC agents in Yenagoa, Bayelsa state capital, on Friday, was in furtherance of Oshiomhole’s inciting call that no governor would be sworn-in in Bayelsa state, contrary…

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OkadaBan: Occupy Lagos Releases Rules For Tomorrow’s Protest

INFORMATION FOR THE GENERAL PUBLIC REGARDING #OCCUPYLAGOS We will like to thank everyone for the immense support we’ve gotten for the #OccupyLagos protest holding on Saturday (08/02/2020). We are ready to march tomorrow and look forward to protesting with you. In view of this, please note the following information: 1. Security: we are determined to maintain a peaceful, law-abiding and civil protest. Please, note that we are working with security agents and we will not hesitate to hand over any defaulter to the authorities. Alcohol, pepperspray, tasers, knives, blades and other…

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Guber poll: Adoji PDP Aspirant seeks unity against Bello

ATABOR JULIUS LOKOJA. Ahead of November 16, 2019 governorship election in kogi state,  Dr.Victor Adoji a frontline Aspirant  on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP) and a   renowned economist has promised  to give his support to whoever wins the forthcoming party primary. Adoji who was formerly with the Zenith Bank PLC as  Executive  Director in charge of Public Affairs said he decided to contest to the election for the abysmal performance of  incumbent governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello. He charged politicians to put their acts together  to flush out…

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Ministerial list: Action Aid Nigeria decried exclusion of Women, Youths, PLWD

ATABOR JULIUS LOKOJA    ActionAid Nigeria, a Non  Govenernmental  Organisation which is  committed to human rights and social  and  economic   justice  has decried  the lopsidenedness  against  women , , Youths and those living  with dissabilities in  the list of  ministerial  nominees  submitted to  National Assembly by president Muhammadu Buhar saying it fell short of meeting the 35%  affirmative action. The Country Director, ActionAid Nigeria, Ene Obi  said  her organisation  is dismayed  that despite the  assurances     by the ruling All People’s Congress (APC)   and the . President Muhammadu Buhari  to give…

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Kogi Deputy Governor threatens Bello with Court Action over his unpaid salaries

ATABOR JULIUS LOKOJA. Kogi State Deputy Governor, Elder Simon Achuba, has threatened to drag Gov. Yahaya Bello to court if after seven days, his entitlements amounting to N819,709,980.00 since 2017 is not paid. A letter signed by Femi Falani, SAN, on the instructions of the Deputy Governor, called for the release of all statutory allocation due to the office of the Deputy governor amounting to N819,709,980.00, but withheld since 2017, 2018 and 2019, The letter addressed to Governor Yahaya Bello and dated 17th July, 2019, said the Deputy Governor’s office…

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