Rearrest of Sowore during court proceeding a bad omen for democracy – Engr. Adedeji Doherty

The newly elected Lagos state PDP Chairman, Engr. Adedeji has condemned the arrest and re- arrest of Sahara Reporter Publisher, Mr. Omoyele Sowore by the Department of State Security. In a short statement released on Sunday by the Chairman through his media Aide, Engr. Doherty said “this is a bad omen for our nascent democracy-

I can’t lie, I collect less than N1 million as pension – Oyo Former Governor, Alao Akala

Former governor of Oyo state, Adebayo Alao-Akala, has described as shocking and unrealistic rumour making the rounds in some quarters that past governors in Nigeria receive jumbo pension running into millions of naira. The former governor also said that the claim by some elements that former Zamfara State governor, Abdulaziz Yari, wrote his successor, Bello

We lack capacity to prosecute electoral offenders — INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said it has challenges prosecuting electoral offenders. INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, listed the challenges in his remark at the commission regular meeting with Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) on Tuesday in Abuja. Mr Yakubu said while INEC was at the moment saddled with the responsibility of prosecuting electoral offenders,

$30b Loan: Buhari has carried out more projects than OBJ, Yar’Adua, GEJ – Sagay

Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC) has berated those criticising President Muhammadu Buhari’s $30b loan request, accusing them of ignorance. Speaking in a chat with Daily Independent, Sagay said those claiming that in less than five years, President Buhari has borrowed more than his predecessors combined since 1999

Buhari inherited $63bn debt, BMO tells Atiku

The Buhari Media Organisation has faulted former Vice President Atiku Abubakar’s assertion that President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration took more loans in the last three years than the preceding administrations did in 30 years. The group said the claim by the Peoples Democratic Party’s presidential candidate in the 2019 general elections was a co-mixture of “outright

No apology for siting Transport University in Daura – Amaechi

Transport Minister, Rotimi Amaechi, has said he does not owe anybody apology for citing the Federal University of Transportation in Daura. Amaechi spoke on Monday in Daura, Katsina State, as President Muhammadu Buhari performed the groundbreaking for the university. The minister, in his welcome address, said the university was his own “imagination” to ensure the

Dickson appoints 35 permanent secretaries, APC reacts

The All Progressives Congress (APC), Bayelsa State, has queried the decision of the state Governor, Seriake Dickson, to appoint 35 permanent secretaries three months to the end of his administration. Dickson at the weekend inaugurated 35 permanent secretaries and a Commissioner, Mr. Felix Sam-Ateki and charged them to work with the incoming administration to ensure

“As at 2015, our economy was in such perilous state but thanks to farmers” – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged Nigerians to embrace farming as it will ensure food security which in turn, will improve the security situation in the land. He made the appeal on Saturday while delivering the goodwill message at the 2019 Farmers’ Day in Obie, Rivers State, organised by Nigerian Agip Oil Company. The president acknowledged

Dino Melaye will never return to senate, Oshiohmole vows

The All Progressives Congress, APC, National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has declared that there was no hope that Dino Melaye would return to the Senate as the Senator representing Kogi West again. Oshiomhole spoke at the APC Executive Committee (NEC) meeting at the party’s national secretariat on Friday. He boasted that the senator representing Kogi

NNPC Spends N1bn Daily, Petrol Subsidy Hits N19.37/Litre

Data obtained from the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency on Tuesday showed that the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation was subsidising the cost of Premium Motor Spirit consumed across the country by N19.37 per litre. NNPC, on several occasions, had stated that Nigeria consumes between 55 million to 60 million litres of PMS, popularly known as

Governors reject death penalty for hate speech

The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) wednesday rejected the proposed death penalty for hate speech in the bill at the National Assembly. The governors also resolved to conclude negotiations with labour unions on the implementation of the N30,000 minimum wage before the December 31 deadline. The governors spoke to journalists last night at the end of

PDP officially reject Bayelsa, Kogi election results

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Caucus in the Senate yesterday rejected the outcome of the Bayelsa and Kogi states’ governorship election. The Senators, led by the Minority Leader Enyinnaya Abaribe, announced the caucus’ position at a news conference in Abuja. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared the candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC)

EFCC not witch hunting anyone, group – Magu

The acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, has reiterated the agency’s commitment to respect for human rights in its constitutional mandate of waging war against corruption, saying the effort is not targeted at any particular individual or group of people. Magu stated this in Ibadan on Wednesday, while featuring

APC condemns post-election violence, killing in Kogi

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has condemned the post-election violence reported in Kogi State, which led to the death of a People’s Democratic Party (PDP) woman leader, Salome Abuh, and destruction of property in the state. The party, in a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Malam Lanre Issa-Onilu, in Abuja on Wednesday, condoled

Worker’s welfare, my top priority – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday said that the welfare and interest of workers in the country is a top priority for his administration. The President stated this at the 4th Ordinary Congress of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC-Africa) with the theme ‘Unite and Make a Difference’ on Wednesday in Abuja,. This is as the President

Dickson says APC is using Jonathan for election fraud

The Governor of Bayelsa State, Mr Seriake Dickson, has said leaders of the All Progressives Congress are using the image of former President Goodluck Jonathan to give legitimacy to the alleged electoral fraud the party committed during the just-concluded governorship election in the state. Dickson, who stated this during a press conference in Yenagoa on

‘I am not owing Kogi workers any kobo’ – Yahaya Bello

The Kogi State Governor-Elect, Yahaya Bello, on Tuesday, rubbished claims that he was owing salaries, stressing that such were “lies.” Bello said his administration met salary backlog owed workers in the state, but insisted that his administration was not owing workers. The governor-elect, who said this while featuring on Channels Television, also alleged that thugs

Beyelsa: Douye Diri Asks INEC To Declare Him Winner

Governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the just concluded election in Bayelsa State Senator Douye Diri has asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to declare him winner. INEC had on Sunday declared APC candidate, Chief David Lyon, as the winner of the election, having polled a total of 352,552 votes to

Yahaya Bello worked so hard, deserve to win – Festus Keyamo

The Minister of State for Labour, Festus Keyamo (SAN), has congratulated the candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa States, Yahaya Bello and David Lyon, for emerging victorious. Keyamo, on his official Twitter page said Bello deserved the victory. He further encouraged Bello to prioritize needs of

Nigeria to issue digital tourist visa from December, 2019

The Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Muhammad Babandede, has unveiled Nigeria’s plans to digitise tourist visa before the end of the year. Mr Babandede made the disclosure when the Director-General of the Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC), Folorunsho Coker, and his team paid him a courtesy visit in his office, on Saturday. He