Doyin Okupe Leaves PDP For Accord Party

Doyin Okupe Leaves PDP For Accord Party

Former Senior Special Assistant on Public Affairs to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Doyin Okupe, has revealed that he is joining the Accord party. Okupe confirmed this in a statement posted on his Facebook page on Tuesday. This comes almost three weeks after he announced his decision to leave the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), saying the party had become menopausal. “Following various consultations with political associates, family and friends I have decided to formally join the Accord party. “My decision is based on deep reflection on who I am and what I…

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Bola Tinubu Says Nigerians Should Pray For President Buhari

Bola Tinubu Says Nigerians Should Pray For President Buhari

All Progressives Congress (APC) national stalwart Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu yesterday urged the citizenry to keep praying for President Muhammadu Buhari’s recovery to full health. Speaking in Kano during a condolence visit to Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje over the death of Dan Masani Kano, Alhaji Maitama Sule, Tinubu said “there is nothing anybody can do in the face of health challenge”. He said: “The President did not lie to us. He told us he was ill; and he needs to take care of himself. I don’t see any crisis…

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Only Court Order Can Stop Senator Dino Melaye’s Recall Schedule Says INEC

Only Court Order Can Stop Senator Dino Melaye’s Recall Schedule Says INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Tuesday 05/2017 said only a legitimate court order could stop process for the recall of Senator Dino Melaye as demanded by his Kogi West constituents. Rotimi Oyekanmi, Chief Press Secretary to the Chairman of the commission, stated this in an interview with NAN on Tuesday in Abuja. He said that filing a lawsuit was not enough to stop the recall process. INEC had on Monday released the schedule of activities for Melaye’s recall with August 19 fixed for verification of signatures of petitioners…

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Court Fines Patience Jonathan 50k For Dismissing Suit Against EFCC

Court Fines Patience Jonathan 50k For Dismissing Suit Against EFCC

Justice S. Seidu of the Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, on Monday, July 3, 2017 imposed a fine of N50,000 (Fifty Thousand Naira) on former First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, for withdrawing a suit instituted against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. Jonathan had in February 2017 instituted a suit against the EFCC in which she was seeking an order of the court for the “enforcement of her fundamental rights to own property, fair hearing, human dignity, private and family life and freedom from discrimination”….

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Emir Sanusi Advocates For Enlightenment On Peace

Emir Sanusi Advocates For Enlightenment On Peace

The Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II, has called for enlightenment of the people on peace and stressed the importance of living in peace with one another irrespective of their religious or ethnic affiliations.‎ Sanusi made the call on Tuesday during traditional Hawan Nasarawa at the Government House, Kano. ‎ The Emir advised adherents of the Islamic faith to practice the lessons of Ramadan for peace to continue to reign in the country.‎ He also urged the state government to enlighten the people of the state, especially the youths…

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Acting President Yemi Osinbajo Warns Governors Not to Play Politics with National Security

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo Warns Governors Not to Play Politics with National Security

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo Wednesday cautioned the governors of the 36 states of the federation to resist the temptation of playing politics with matters of national security, saying doing so is unhealthy for the country’s unity. The acting president made the remark when he unveiled the report of his consultative meetings with leaders from both the North and South-east, which indicated that political, religious and traditional rulers from both regions had given their backing for the arrest of anyone who henceforth engages in unlawful agitations, hate and divisive speeches. The…

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52.3% of Kogi West Electorate Vote for Dino Melaye’s Recall

52.3% of Kogi West Electorate Vote for Dino Melaye’s Recall

188,588 voters, representing 52.3 per cent of the total number of registered voters in Kogi West senatorial district have approved the recall of Senator Dino Melaye from the senate. The Special Adviser to the state governor on political affairs, Pius Kolawole announced this on Monday in Lokoja while addressing party members from the district. He said that the collation of signatures of voters to that effect was carried out successfully on June 17. Kolawole commended voters in the district for turning out en masse for the exercise, saying that Section…

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Sambo Dasuki And Ibrahim El-Zakzaky Cannot Be Released Now Says Lai Mohammed

Sambo Dasuki And Ibrahim El-Zakzaky Cannot Be Released Now Says Lai Mohammed

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, says former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki and leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, cannot be released now despite being granted bail by a competent court of jurisdiction. In a chat with journalists at his home town in Kwara after a Ramadhan public lecture,  Lai Mohammed said the Federal government would rather infringe on their personal freedom than put the entire country at risk. “We are talking about National Security. It might not be palatable to many people but I…

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Ex-Kogi Commissioner Remanded In Prison Custody For Alleged Fraud

Ex-Kogi Commissioner Remanded In Prison Custody For Alleged Fraud

A Kogi High Court sitting in Okene has remanded a former Commissioner for Agriculture in the state, Zacchaeus Atte, in prison custody over alleged financial impropriety of N35.5 million. Atte was arraigned by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related Offences Commission (ICPC) on an eight-count charge. The Judge, Justice Josiah Majebi, who gave the order, held that the bail application for the accused was not ripe for hearing. Earlier, the Prosecution led by John Okwor, told the court that the alleged offence was contrary to Section 19 of the…

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We Can Be Fired By Nigerians Says APC Chairman, Odigie-Oyegun

We Can Be Fired By Nigerians Says APC Chairman, Odigie-Oyegun

National Chairman of APC, John Odigie-Oyegun, says he is aware that the party can fire them if they do not deliver on their promises. Speaking at the presentation of a book titled ‘APC: The Making of a Change Agent’, which was written by Okoi Obono-Obla, the special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Prosecution at the party secretariat in Abuja today, Oyegun said the ability to fire any party that does not live up to expectations is the beauty of democracy. “We created a machine that has started a significant move…

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Nigerian Government Pays 20 Whistle blowers N375.8 Million

Nigerian Government Pays 20 Whistle blowers N375.8 Million

The federal government said on Wednesday it had released about N375.8 million for payment of 20 whistleblowers who provided information that led to the recovery over N11.6 billion. The Ministry of Finance, which confirmed the release in a statement, said the payments were the first under the Whistleblower Policy. The government did not disclose the identities of the beneficiaries, apparently for security reasons. “This payment is the first under the Whistleblower Policy,” the Minister for Finance, Kemi Adeosun, said in the statement. “The payment underscores the commitment of the President…

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FAAN Bans Luggage Screening At MMIA Departure Hall

FAAN Bans Luggage Screening At MMIA Departure Hall

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, has announced the ban of luggage screening by Customs officials and other Airport officials at the departure hall of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos. In a statement released by FAAN’s acting general manager, Henrietta Yakubu, the Managing Director of FAAN, Saleh Dunoma, said this was in line with the Executive Order recently issued by the Acting President Yemi Osinbajo when he paid an unscheduled visit to the airport in April. The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has announced its pledge to…

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