Posts Tagged ‘politics’

UK Telegraph Alleges that Nigeria is Using UK Aid to Persecute Buhari’s Political Foes Rather Than Fight Boko Haram

According to an article written by UK Telegraph, the Buhari led government is allegedly using the aids it gets from the United Kingdom government to persecute its opponents instead of prosecute the war against Boko Haram. Read the article below.

Buhari visits China’s Aerospace Science Technology Corporation Center

President Buhari today visited the China Aerospace Science Technology Corporation Centre in Beijing China. He was accompanied by the Minister of Science and Technology, Ogbonnaya Onu, Minister of Transport Rotimi Chibuike and others. More photos after the cut.

Nigeria Borrows N600 Billion Monthly to Augment Salaries – FG

 Secretary to the Government of the Federation, David Babachir Lawal, says the Federal government borrows an average of N600 billion every month to augment payment of salaries of workers.

Senate to Buhari: Sign 2016 Budget as passed

The Senate has asked Pres­ident Muhammadu Bu­hari to endorse the 2016 Appropriation Bill as passed by the two chambers of the National Assembly, instead of en­gaging in an avoidable bickering with the legislature.

Saraki’s Trial: Senate to Remove CCT, CCB from SGF’s Office

Apparently to stop the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) and the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) from being used to score political points, the Senate has initiated moves to remove the organisations from the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF).

Desperate Politicians Want To Bring Me Down – Saraki

Embattled Senate President Bukola Saraki has accused those he called desperate politicians of plotting to unleash protests against him in the wake of his trial for alleged corruption by the CCT. Saraki said that his political foes were out to turn the trial

Falana Wants Public Officials Linked With Panama Paper Prosecuted

Femi Falana (SAN), a human right lawyer said on Thursday that Nigerian public officers who are indicted in the recent Panama papers for holding foreign account should be persecuted. Falana further said that while private citizens linked to the leak

President Buhari Expected In China Next Week

There are indication that President Buhari will be travelling to China next week, on the invitation of the Chinese President, Xi Jinping. This was revealed by a Chinese foreign ministry representative, Lu Kang, who said “China and Nigeria enjoy a traditional friendship.

How My Fight Against Subsidy Fraud Led To The Kidnap Of My Mother – Okonjo-iweala

In a recent interview with French newspaper, Le Monde, former Minister for Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, said her fight against the fraud being carried out through the subsidy regime while she was minister, led to the kidnap of her 83 years old mother.

Saraki Continued To Earn Salary As Governor 4 Years After Leaving Office – Witness [SHOCKING DETAILS]

Senate President Bukola Saraki continued to earn salary monthly as governor of Kwara state for four years after he left office, a witness of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Michael Wetkas, told the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) on Wednesday.

No Going Back On Subsidy Removal – FG

The Federal Government, Monday, said it is not going back on its decision to remove subsidy from Premium Motor Spirit, also known as petrol. Specifically, the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency

The Apostle That Said I Will Die Should Mention The Date – El-Rufai

Following a warning by Apostle Johnson Suleiman of Omega Fire Ministries (OFM)that governor of Kaduna state,Nasir-El-Rufai would die if he doesn’t revoke the religious bill,the governor has asked him to give a specific date.

Presidency Not Happy With Sahara Reporters April Fool Prank

April fools’ day is celebrated every year on April 1 and people come up with all sorts of prank. Sahara Reporters decided to joke with the President Muhammadu Buhari’s health and the presidency is not finding it funny.

We cannot give excuses for fuel scarcity − Lai Mohammed

Nigerians did not elect us to give them excuses, Lai Mohammed the Federal Minister of Information has said. The minister who spoke in Yola yesterday, while in Adamawa as part of the presidential entourage led by the Vice President Prof. Yemi Osibanjo, attending the wedding of the son of the Adamawa state Governor Sen. Mohammed […]

INEC Collation Officer For Port Harcourt LGA Caught With Amaechi, Fake Result Sheets (PHOTOS)

An officer of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) contracted by Rotimi Amaechi, Nigeria’s minister for Transport to help the All Progressives Congress (APC) to rig the Rivers rerun election of Saturday, March 19, 2016 has been arrested by detectives of the Nigeria Police Force.

Naira Plunges to 300 Against Dollar

Monday’s stoppage of foreign exchange sales to Bureau De Change operators by the Central Bank of Nigeria failed to lift the naira on Tuesday as the currency exchanged for 300 against the United States dollar in Kano, 290 in Lagos and 292 in Abuja.

I won’t return N100m I collected from Anenih – Falae

Chairman of the Social Democratic Party, Olu Falae, says he will not refund the N100 million he collected from former PDP board of Trustees chairman, Tony Anenih. The said money has been linked to the $2.1 billion arms fund.

Presidency Reacts To Missing Budget

Senior Special Assistant to President Buhari on Media and Publicity, Shehu Garba has asked Nigerians to direct all their questions about the missing soft and hard copies of the 2016 budget to the National Assembly. According to Garba, nobody can withdraw the budget from the National Assembly except President Buhari.

Belgian police find ‘suicide belts’ at ‘bomb factory’ for Paris attacks

A possible bomb factory where the Paris terrorist atrocity, was prepared has been discovered, Belgian prosecutors said today. Three belts for use in suicide attacks, traces of explosives and a fingerprint of wanted suspect Salah Abdeslam were found in a Brussels flat.

Confusion As Buhari Allegedly Withdraws 2016 Budget From Senate Secretly (DETAILS)

Confusion is trailing the N6.08 trillion 2016 budget earlier submitted to the National Assembly by President Muhammadu Buhari, following information that the document has been amended. Sources at the Budget Office revealed that the

Nnamdi Kanu’s Wife Delivers Bouncing Baby Boy

Uchechi Okwu Kanu, the wife of a political activist, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra and the director of Radio Biafra Nnamdi Kanu, gives birth to a bouncing baby boy. The message appears on the one of Facebook pages of Biafra movement.

I Use 5, Not 6 Vehicles In My Convoy – Lai Muhammed

Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Muhammed yesterday said there are five vehicles in his convoy, not six as reported by Daily Trust on Monday.

Fayose Benefited From Arms Cash – APC Ekiti Chapter

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State has challenged Governor Ayo Fayose to say how much he got from the N1.4 billion allegedly collected from the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) by a former minister for the June 21, 2014 governorship poll.

Dasuki Begs President Buhari [MUST READ]

Former National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki, yesterday pleaded with President Muhammadu Buhari to allow him enjoy the bail granted him by the Federal High Court in Abuja.

Dutch Seven Others to Testify Against Nnamdi Kanu [BIAFRA]

The Federal Government has enlisted a Dutch, Mr. Ronald Stilting, Manager, Golden Tulip Airport Hotel, Lagos, among the eight prosecution witnesses that are to testify against the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra and founder of Radio Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, and two others when their trial for alleged treason and other ancillary offences begins […]

NNPC gets fresh deadline on presidential approval

The face-off between the House of Representatives and the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation over the controversial 445,000 crude oil swap contracts is not yet over.

Quotes From President Buhari’s #PresidentialMediaChat

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday night hosted his maiden Presidential Media Chat since assuming office on May 29 this year. The panel of interviewers were Kayode Akintemi (Channels TV), Ngozi Anyaegbulam (Media World International), Munir Dan Ali (Daily Trust) and Ibanga Isine (PREMIUM TIMES).

El-Zakzaky not in our custody, says Kaduna Prisons

The authorities of the Kaduna Prisons on Wednesday distanced itself from purported claim that the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, otherwise known as Shi’ite, Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, was in the prison.

Lawyers differ as DSS re-arrests Dasuki at prison gate

Operatives of the Department of the State Services have re-arrested a former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.). He was re-arrested at the gate of the Kuje Prison, Abuja, at about 11.15pm on Tuesday while he was about leaving the prison after meeting the bail conditions set for him by a Federal Capital Territory […]

Nnamdi Kanu Apologises To President Buhari

Reports credited to The Punch have it that Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and founder of Radio Biafra, has apologised to President Muhammadu Buhari for referring to him (Buhari) as a terrorist, evil and a paedophile in his radio broadcasts.

South Korea and Japan Settle Dispute Over World War II Sex Slaves

Wartime “comfort women” in South Korea have finally gotten the respite they deserve as the dispute between South Korea and Japan was finally resolved on Monday, December 28, 2015.

PPPRA Approves N86.50 As New Pump Price

The Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) has announced a new pump price for PMS. Effective January 1, 2016, all NNPC stations will sell furl at N86 per litre while independently owned stations will sell at N86.50.

President Buhari Will Hold First Media Chat

President Muhammadu Buhari will host his first Presidential Media Chat tomorrow (Wednesday, December 30, 2015). In the course of the programme, which will be broadcast live on the network services of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) and the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN), President Buhari will answer questions from a panel of journalists on […]

BBC to Launch Pidgin English and Yoruba Services in Nigeria

BBC has announced it will be launching a digital service in Pidgin and Yoruba in Nigeria. The media house also plans to launch a TV service in Somali, and radio and digital services for Ethiopia and Eritrea.

Is The End To The Schengen Area in Sight as Need For Increased Security Heightens

Europe’s Schengen area agreement looks to be the latest impending casualty as France and Belgium battle terrorism. The Schengen Area is an agreement between 26 European countries allowing travel without passport or travel restriction at their shared borders. The recent terror attacks in Paris last week which led to the death of 129 people has […]

Turkey Downs Russian Military Aircraft Near Syria’s Border

Turkish military aircraft shot down a Russian jet Tuesday after Turkey says it violated its airspace near the border with Syria, a major escalation in the Syrian conflict that could further strain relations between Russia and the West. Russian officials confirmed that a Russian warplane had been shot down but claimed it had been flying […]

Buhari Allots Portfolio To Confirmed Federal Ministers (See Full List)

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari has today, November 11, 2015, made the announcement of the anticipated federal ministers portfolio with  former governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN), getting a big role as the Minister of Power, Works and Housing. The ministry is a merger of three ministries: Power, Works as well as Housing, Land […]

​​Fraudsters using my name to defraud Nigerians on Facebook — ​ Head of Service

The acting Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Ekanem Oyo-Ita, has alerted Nigerians of a Facebook account, opened in her name, and allegedly used to defraud Nigerians seeking employment. In a statement, the deputy director media relations, Mohammed Manga, said the account neither belongs to the service nor its acting head​,​ Ms. Oyo-Ita.

Saraki Personally Submits Names of Ministers to Buhari

In an unusual step, the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, on Tuesday personally delivered to President Muhammadu Buhari, a list of nominees cleared by the Senate for appointment as ministers, breaking with past protocol that required presidential aides to transmit the letter.

EFCC set to Arraign ex- Governor Gabriel Suswam On Alleged N3.1Billion Fraud

Mr. Suswam and his former Finance Commissioner, Omodachi Okolobia, are alleged to have diverted proceeds of the sale of shares owned by the Benue State government and Benue Investment and Property Company Limited. The offence, the EFCC says, is punishable under section 15(3) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act 20111, as amended in 2012.

Ex-minister Godsday Orubebe Famous for Interrupting 2015 Election To Face Trial For Corruption

The Code of Conduct Tribunal has fixed November 9 for the arraignment of a former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godsdey Orubebe, on a four-count charge bordering on breach of the Code of Conduct Bureau and Tribunal Act. Mr. Orubebe almost derailed the 2015 presidential

Abuja-Based Lawyer Who Accused Senator Akpabio Of N108.1 Billion Fraud Appears Before EFCC

An Abuja-based Lawyer, Leo Ekpenyong, who petitioned the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) ‎on the allegations of N108.1 billion fraud against former Governor Godswill Akpabio,‎ has been invited by the commission for further clarification, ThisDay reports.

FG Inaugurates Presidential Committee On Reconstruction Of Boards & Parastatals

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Engineer Babachir David Lawal, today, in his office, on behalf of His Excellency, PresidentMuhammadu Buhari, inaugurated the Presidential Committee on the Reconstitution of Federal Government Boards of Parastatals, Agencies and Commissions.

Nigeria’s Economy Has Taken A Nose Dive – Former World Bank VP Ezekwesili

Oby Ezekwesili, the former minister of education, has compared Nigeria’s current economic situation to that of 1982 during the regime of ex-president, Shehu Shagari. Daily Independent reports that Ezekwesili made the statement while presenting a public lecture at the annual public service celebration, which took place at Adeyemi Bero Auditorium in Ikeja, Lagos.

India’s baby factory where hundreds of impoverished Indian women are being paid £5,000 to have babies for childless Westerners

The one-stop surrogacy shop – complete with a gift shop and hotel rooms – is under construction as part of India’s multibillion dollar commercial surrogacy industry. The medic behind the plans, Dr Nayna Patel, already runs a back street clinic in rural Gujarat which currently accommodates around 100

Resident doctors declare nationwide strike

The National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria, NARD, has said that the strike it embarked upon yesterday is painful but unavoidable. The association said the strike became necessary because of what it described as the failure of the Federal Government to

Nigeria @ 53: Tottering on the edge of disaster! By Theophilus Ilevbare

As Nigeria performs the ritual of celebrating the country at it marks 53-years as an independent nation and a member of the international community, without the usual pomp and fanfare that has been associated with such celebrations, this time would have added insult to our collective injury, the journey to democracy and nationhood has been […]

US begins government shutdown

The US government has begun a partial shutdown after the two houses of Congress failed to agree a new budget. The Republican-led House of Representatives insisted on delaying President Barack Obama’s healthcare reform – dubbed Obamacare – as a condition for passing a bill.

Osun begins 4-5-3 educational system tomorrow

AS pupils of public schools in Osun State warm up for resumption on Wednesday, arrangements have been perfected by the state government to ensure successful take off of the new 4-5-3 educational system, which has culminated in the merger or re-classification of schools.

Canada Condemns Yobe College Attack

Following the senseless killing of students of  College of  Agriculture, in Yobe state by unknown gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram members, Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird has condemned the incessant killing of  students, while expressing his sympathy and that of  his country on the dastardly act.