POLITICAL

Federal character shouldn’t be an excuse for nepotism – Emir Sanusi

Muhammad Sanusi II, emir of Kano, says federal character should be based on merit, and not be used as an excuse for nepotism. The revered monarch said this at the 10th memorial lecture of Kehinde Sofola, with the theme ‘The ...

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BREAKING: Senate rejects two ambassadorial nominees, confirms 45

The senate has rejected Sylvanus Nsofor (Imo) and Jacob Daudu (Ondo), two of the non-career ambassadors nominated by President Muhammadu Buhari. The Senate, however, confirmed 45 persons as non-career ambassadors. It was explained that the decision to reject the above-named nominees ...

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Buhari nominates 28 REC, sends names to senate for confirmation

President Muhammadu Buhari has nominated 28 persons for confirmation as resident electoral commissioners (RECs) of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The request was contained in ‎letter dated February 27 which was read by Bukola Saraki, senate president, in plenary ...

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Buhari condemns attack on London, condoles Britons

President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned Wednesday’s terror attacks near the  Parliament Building at Westminster, London. The President, who sympathized with the British Prime Minister, Theresa May, assured her that the government and people of Nigeria “stand with Britons at this ...

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Senate calls for Ali’s resignation after his refusal to appear before the house

The Senate has called for the resignation of the Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Hameed Ali. The lawmakers said on Wednesday that Mr. Ali was not fit to hold public office. The call follows Mr. Ali’s decision not to ...

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We cannot accept a convention conducted by Sheriff, he wants to be president – Makarfi Faction

The Ahmed Makarfi faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says having Ali Modu Sheriff as their presidential candidate in 2019 is tantamount to a death sentence for the party. The Makarfi faction made this statement in response to Sheriff’s ...

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Hameed Ali explains why he will not honour Senate invitation

The Comptroller General of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS), Mr. Hamid Ali has explained that he will not be able to appear before the Senate. It was explained that a legal practitioner has asked the Federal High Court Abuja to ...

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Sheriff ready to setup national convention committee

The national chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ali Modu Sheriff, has said he would set up a committee to work out modalities for the party’s national convention. Mr. Sheriff made this known while briefing journalists on Monday in Abuja ...

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$4bn Paris Club refund shared transparently – FG

The Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, said the Federal Government had consistently complied with all extant rules and regulations in the disbursement of the Paris Club refunds to state governments. In a statement by her Special Media Adviser, Mr ...

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Why Buhari cannot renominate Magu for EFCC job – Melaye

The chairman, Senate Committee on Federal Capital Territory (FCT), and Senator representing Kogi West, Dino Melaye, has said that following the Senate’s rejection of Ibrahim Magu as chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) twice, President Muhammadu Buhari ...

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