Defection: SGF, Senate Leader, others meet Oshiomhole

Apparently to review the event at the National Assembly where 15 Senators and 37 House of Representatives members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) defected to the opposition parties, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Action Democratic Congress (ADC), the Secretary of the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, Senate Leader, Senator Ahmed Lawan yesterday met with the APC National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole. The meeting also had in attendance Senator, Kabiru Gaya, Borrofice Ajayi, Aliyu Wamakko and House of Representatives Majority Whip, Hon. Ado Dogowa. The meeting of the Senators…

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SGF, NIA DG remain suspended –Presidency

Babachir David Lawal

The presidency yesterday confirmed that both Babachir David Lawal, Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and the Director General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ambassador Ayo Oke remain suspended. This is part of the outcome of the report of the Presidential Investigative Committee headed by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. A competent source in the presidency who is privy to the operations of the committee which has concluded its assignment, told our correspondent that despite the sudden medical trip by President Muhammadu Buhari to the United Kingdom, the…

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A dance macabre

Nothing seems interesting anymore about politics and governance in our nation. The political landscape has been unstable. Politicians, who once held sway in the supercilious Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have begun their palongo (scattered legs) dance by taking shameless refuge in the tentative All Progressives Congress (APC), either for protection from the searchlight of the anti-graft agencies or for opportunities to seek elective and appointive offices. Governance, on the other hand, has been largely uninspiring and this is accentuated by the fact that a vast majority of Nigerians find it…

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Ikoyi billions: Wike, CNPP accuse FG of plotting cover up

Nyesom Wike

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has described as unfortunate the desperation of the Federal Government to cover corruption simply because her principal financial sponsor is involved. Briefing Rivers Christian leaders on the development at the Government House, Port Harcourt on Saturday, Wike stated that the Rivers State Government is not interested in the prosecution of the immediate past Governor, Rotimi Amaechi, but simply seeking the return of funds belonging to the state. He said that the should the Federal Government return the stolen resources domiciled by the Former Governor…

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Seven herdsmen bag life imprisonment

Falae: I didn’t suffer in vain We are studying judgement –Counsel Herders kill mother of seven, other in Benue   An Ondo State High Court sitting in Akure yesterday sentenced seven herdsmen to life imprisonment for kidnapping Chief Olu Falae, a former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF). The seven convicted persons are Abubakar Auta, Bello Jannu, Umaru Ibarahim, Masahudu Muhammed, Idris Lawal, Abdulkadir Umar and Babawuro Kato. Falae was kidnapped on September 21, 2015 when the herdsmen allegedly invaded his farm in Ilado in Akure North Local…

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Surprise as Buhari stays away from FEC

Minister: President is hale and hearty   President Muhammadu Buhari was absent from yesterday’s Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the presidential villa, Abuja. Buhari, it was gathered, had stayed back at home to attend to other important issues of state. In his stead, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo presided over the FEC meeting. The meeting commenced at 11a.m. and ended at about 1:30p.m. Osinbajo and cabinet ministers had assembled in the council chambers, venue of the meeting as usual, waiting for the arrival of President Buhari who did not show up.…

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Ndume’s suspension: Senate politics of vendetta

CHUKWU DAVID reports on the Senate’s suspension of the senator representing Borno South, Ali Ndume, which some analysts have blamed on vendetta politics Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume, the former majority leader of the Eighth Senate, represents Borno South on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). He has been in the National Assembly since 2003, when he won election into the House of Representatives on the platform of All Nigerian Peoples Party (ANPP). He served as minority leader in the lower House between 2007 and 2011. In 2011,…

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Osinbajo presides over FEC meeting, Buhari absent

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is currently presiding over the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the presidential villa, Abuja. This is the first time Vice President ‎Osinbajo will be chairing the meeting since President Muhammadu Buhari returned from his medical vacation in London. President Buhari returned to the country on March 10, after spending 49 days attending to his health. The President was at the Presidential Villa as at 11am when the council meeting commenced‎. It is unclear why the President stayed away from the meeting. FEC as constituted…

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Power rotation’ll favour S’East in 2023 – Okechukwu

Director-General of the Voice of Nigeria (VON) and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Osita Okechukwu, believes that the South-East has fared better under the Muhammadu Buhari administration. He also speaks, in this interview with FELIX NWANERI, on some national issues including the face-off between the presidency and the anti-graft war What do you make of the frosty relationship between the presidency and the Senate, which unfortunately, are controlled by your party – All Progressives Congress (APC)? The party might not announce what it is doing, but…

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