POLITICAL

LEAKED CALL RECORDING: Wike bribed and threatened to kill INEC Officials

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has been caught on tape as he held a telephone conversation with officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), arranging payment to the officials in exchange for their HELP in the just concluded ...

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Appeal Court adjourns Makarfi/Sheriff suit indefinitely

The Court of Appeal in Abuja has adjourned indefinitely the hearing into the leadership crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). A three-man panel of justices led by Justice Ibrahim Saulawa suspended hearing on the matter to await the outcome ...

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Fayose makes withdrawal from ‘frozen’ account

Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State, on Thursday stormed the Zenith Bank branch in Ado Ekiti to make cash withdrawal from his bank account that was frozen by the EFCC. This is coming just two days after a Federal High ...

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Senate rejects Magu’s nomination as EFCC Chairman

After postponing the confirmation of Ibrahim Magu as Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on more than one occassion, Nigerian Senate has refused to grant confirmation to the nomination of the former. Explaining the reason behind the ...

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Buhari presents N7.28trn “Budget of Recovery and Growth” to National Assembly

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday formally presented a N7.28 trillion budget for 2017 to the joint session of the National Assembly for approval. The 2017 budget which is higher than the N6.07 trillion 2016 Appropriation by about 19.95 per cent, is ...

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FG set to issue new oil licences to fund 2017 budget

The Minister of Budget and National Planning, Udoma Udoma says that the Federal Government will issue new oil licences as part of efforts to explore new streams of revenues to fund the 2017 budget. Udoma made this known when he ...

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Atiku advocates restructuring Nigeria for the benefit of all

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar says restructuring the country is in the interest of the North in particular and the country in general. Atiku said this at the launch of a book titled: “The Nigerian Federalism; Continuing the Quest for ...

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Buhari didn’t order use of national ID cards for 2019 elections

The presidency has stated that President Muhammadu Buhari did not order the use of national identity cards for the conduct of 2019 general elections. Laolu Akande, senior special assistant to the vice-president on media and publicity, said this in a ...

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Again, Senate defers Magu’s confirmation as EFCC boss

After initially delaying for five months, the Nigerian Senate today, failed to hold the confirmation hearing earlier scheduled to consider the request of President Muhammadu Buhari that Ibrahim Magu be confirmed as chairman of the Economic Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. ...

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Buhari swears-in six INEC Commissioners

The new INEC Commissioner take oath of office on Wednesday in Abuja.  President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday swore in six Commissioners of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Those who took the oath of office were AVM Ahmed Tijani Mu’Azu ...

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