Buhari Writes Kano Governor Over Maitama Sule’s Demise

President Muhammadu Buhari has sent a personal letter of condolence to the Governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, in which he expressed profound shock over the death of elder statesman, Alhaji (Dr) Yusuf Maitama Sule. According to a statement by Presidential Spokesman, Garba Shehu,  the letter, personally signed by the President, also described the …

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Danbaba Suntai: The Evolution Of A Relationship, By Owei Lakemfa

In April 2012 when I was Acting General Secretary of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) then Congress President, Abdulwaheed Omar walked into my office to inform that he had just received a call from the Executive Governor of Taraba State, Danbaba  Danfulani Suntai that he just landed at the  Abuja airport and was heading to …

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Deployment Of Military To 28 States Worrisome – Dogara

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara,  has said with the  deployment of the Armed Forces to more than 28 States of the Federation in peacetime, Nigeria is effectively permanently in a state of emergency. This is just as he added that rather than complement civil authorities in maintaining law and order …

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N29bn Fraud: Court Admits More Evidence Against Nyako

(EFCC Press Release) Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court sitting in Maitama, Abuja on July 3, 2017, admitted in evidence documents tendered by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, against a former governor of Adamawa State, Murtala Nyako, who is standing trial on a 37-count charge of conspiracy, stealing, abuse of office …

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INEC Unveils Timetable For Recall Of Senator Dino Melaye

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC on Monday  released the timetable for the recall of Senator Dino Melaye, representing Kogi West Senatorial District. Melaye and  Governor Yahaya Bello have become sworn political enemies,  a feud that is believed to have fueled  the recall process against the Senator. And  the recall set in place at the …

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Court Fines Patience Jonathan, Dismisses Suit Against EFCC

(EFCC Press Release) Justice S. Seidu of the Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, on Monday, July 3, 2017 imposed a fine of N50,000 (Fifty Thousand Naira) on former First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, for withdrawing a suit instituted against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.   Jonathan had in February 2017 …

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Key Boko Haram Commanders, Others Surrender

Some  influential Boko Commanders have surrendered  to Nigerian troops, Army Headquarters  said Monday. A statement  by Army Spokesman,Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman said, “due to sustained series  of bombardment on suspected location of Boko Haram terrorists, by troops of 26 Task Force Brigade, Nigerian Army, Operation  LAFIYA DOLE,  today, Monday 3rd July 2017, over 700 …

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Restructuring: Oshiomhole Denies Asking IBB To Apologize

Former Governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomhole has disowned reports which claimed he asked General Ibrahim B. Babangida, IBB to apologise to Nigerians for  being behind the current mess in Nigeria, instead of asking for restructuring. Oshiomhole’s  denial was contained in a statement by Victor Oshioke,  his personal assistant  and media aide.According to the statement …

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Osinbajo Represents Nigeria At AU Summit In Ethiopia

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, is representing Nigeria today (Monday)  at the 29th Ordinary Session of the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Laolu Akande, his spokesman said in a statement Osinbajo will be joining heads of states & governments from all over the continent and other invited global  leaders. The session is themed “Harnessing …

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