POLITICAL

Magu was not rejected because of DSS report – Saraki

Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has disclosed that the report issued by the Department of State Services (DSS) was not the reason behind the senate’s refusal to confirm Ibrahim Magu as substantive chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). ...

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“Rejected” Ibrahim Magu gives point by point response to DSS’ allegations

Mr Ibrahim Magu, who has been rejected as the substantive chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) by the Nigerian Senate, has moved to defend his integrity. After the Senate first rejected him last year December, based on ...

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Edo declares Friday public holiday for Ogbemudia

The Edo Government has declared Friday public holiday in honour of the late Samuel Ogbemudia, former governor of the defunct Mid-West Region and Bendel. John Mayaki, the Chief Press Secretary to Gov. Godwin Obaseki, said this in a statement he ...

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MAGU’s REJECTION: DSS report is the height of official ridicule of the office of the president

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, has accused the Senate of ridiculing the office of President Muhammadu Buhari by rejecting the confirmation of Ibrahim Magu as chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Falana advised Buhari to restrain the ...

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PHOTOS: Buhari presides over first FEC Meeting in 7 weeks

President Muhammadu Buhari has presided over the federal executive council meeting for the first time in seven weeks. President Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and SGF Engr Babachir David Lawal during the Federal Executive Council Meeting at the Council Chamber ...

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86 groups seek registration as political parties – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says the number​ of political associations seeking registration as political parties ahead of the 2019 general elections is currently 86. The chairman of the commission, Mahmood Yakubu, made this known during the commission’s quarterly ...

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Buhari meets Saraki and Dogara, see what they discussed

President Muhammadu Buhari met with Senate President Bukola Saraki and Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, on Tuesday. The lawmakers arrived at the presidential villa in Abuja, at 12pm. The leaders of the National Assembly met with the ...

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Akeredolu appoints Chief of Staff, SSG, others

Ondo governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, on Monday, approved the appointment of Mr Ifedayo Abegunde, as the Secretary to the State Government. Mr Olusegun Ajiboye, the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor announced this in Akure on Monday. Ifedayo Sunday Abegunde was ...

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Makarfi faction denies collecting N50m from governors

The Ahmed Makarfi faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has denied receiving N50m monthly from governors who are members of the party. He went on to describe the allegation as “a lie from the pit of hell”. Cairo Ojougboh, ...

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Buhari writes Senate, resumes duty

President Muhammadu Buhari has formally resumed work and has formally sent  a letter to the National Assembly to the effect. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the President, who returned to the country on Friday after a successful ...

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