POLITICAL

FRESH: NASS releases its 2017 budget

The national assembly has released its 2017 budget, which is summed at N125 billion. According to the breakdown of the budget, the management of the national assembly has N6.7 billion for personnel cost, N6.2 billion for overhead costs and N2 ...

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Delta State House of Assembly Speaker impeached

Honourable Monday Igbuya, Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, was Thursday impeached over allegations of incompetence, financial misappropriation and highhandedness. Igbuya was replaced by Sheriff Oborevwori, member representing Okpe Constituency. The PUNCH reports that Friday Osanebi, the Deputy Speaker, ...

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Future elections will be better than those of 2015 – INEC boss

Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, said the commission is committed to making future elections in the country better than the 2015 exercise. Yakubu made the pledge when he received the new United States Ambassador to ...

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PHOTOS: Osinbajo presides over FEC meeting

Nigeria’s Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo presided over the federal executive council (FEC) meeting on Wednesday. Osinbajo has been the one chairing the meeting in the last three weeks, but this is the first meeting he will preside over since ...

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FRESH: Buhari returns to London indefinitely, Osinbajo to continue acting

Femi Adesina, special adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on media and publicity, says the president is travelling to London on Sunday night for an indefinite medical follow up. This is coming 57 days after the president arrived from London. According ...

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Dogara commends Buhari on release on 82 Chibok girls, says he is a man of his words

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for his continued dedication to the safe return of the abducted Chibok Girls. This is coming in the wake of the release of 82 schoolgirls who ...

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We exchanged Boko Haram commanders for 82 Chibok girls – Buhari

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has confirmed the release of 82 more Chibok girls by the Boko Haram insurgent group. In a statement released on Saturday night on his behalf by Garba Shehu, his media aide, the President said the girls ...

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Saraki explains why cameramen were restricted from covering plenary

Yusuph Olaniyonu, Special Adviser on Media and Public Affairs to Senate President, Bukola Saraki has cited security as the main reason cameramen were restricted from gaining entrance into the senate chamber to cover the plenary. Olaniyonu, who spoke to a ...

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Emefiele visits Buhari at Aso Rock, briefs him on FOREX

Godwin Emefiele, governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) met with President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa in Abuja on Thursday. Speaking with state house correspondents after the meeting, Emefiele said he briefed the president on the stability ...

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Good news in various sectors of the Nigerian economy – Osinbajo

Text of a Speech  delivered by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo,  at the Platform, a programme organised by the Covenant Christian Centre, Lagos on 1 May First, let me say how very honoured I am to be here again at “The Platform,” this yearly ...

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