POLITICAL

EDO 2016: Appeal Court throws out PDP, Ize-Iyamu’s bid for ballot recount

The People’s Democratic Party and its candidate at the September 28, 2016 Edo gubernatorial election, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, have lost their bid at the Court of Appeal for a continuation of the halted ballot recount. The Court, sitting in Benin City, ...

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Supreme court sacks PDP rep, orders refund of all allowances

Devolution

The Supreme court has removed Sopuluchukwu Ezeonwuka, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lawmaker representing Orumba north/south, Anambra federal constituency in the house of representatives. Kudirat Kekere-Ekun, the judge, who delivered the verdict, gave Ezeonwuka a 90-day ultimatum to refund to ...

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Sheriff walks out on Jonathan, PDP Govs at stakeholders meeting

Sen. Ali Modu Sheriff, the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Thursday walked out of the party’s stakeholders meeting organised by former President Goodluck Jonathan. Sheriff who got to the venue of the meeting a few minutes after ...

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YIPPEE! PMB releases N54b to clear pension arrears

The Muhammadu Buhari administration  has released N54 billion to clear part of the backlog of accrued pension rights  for the years 2014, 2015 and 2016. The Director of Information, Ministry of Finance, Mr Salisu Danbatta said  on Wednesday that N41.5 ...

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FEC approves $1.3b loan for development bank

The Federal Executive Council (FEC)has approved a $1.3 billion loan credit facility for the commencement of the Development Bank of Nigeria. The approval came on the heels of a memo submitted by the Finance Minister, Kemi Adeosun seeking council’s ratification ...

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Reps threaten zero allocation to Amaechi’s ministry in 2017

Four committees of the house of representatives on Tuesday jointly expressed dissatisfaction over the implementation of the ministry of transportation’s 2016 budget. Rotimi Amaechi, former governor of Rivers state, is the one in charge of the ministry. The committees on ...

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FAYOSE: Fayemi is seeking power through the back door, come 2018 we will give him 16 – 0

Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State, has boasted that he will defeat Kayode Fayemi, his predecessor, should he decide to contest against him in the 2018 governorship election in the state. Fayose also accused the minister of solid minerals development ...

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Senate to speedily approve meningitis intervention

The President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, has pledged the commitment of the Senate to ending the menace of CerebroSpinal meningitis, CSM, which has claimed the lives of over 300 Nigerians since January 2017. In a series of tweets on ...

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Melaye ask Ndume to apologise so that Saraki can reduce his punishment

Senator representing Kogi West senatorial district, Dino Melaye, has asked former senate leader Ali Ndume, to tender apology so that Senate President Bukola Saraki will reduce his punishment. The upper legislative chamber suspended Ndume for six months based on the ...

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Buhari appoints Osinbajo, 23 others to head agencies and parastatals

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved appointments into the executive management of some government agencies and parastatals. The new chairman of the board of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) is former newspaper editor and ex-presidential spokesman, Duro Onabule. Other executive directors ...

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