Afenifere, Ohanaeze, Northern, N/Delta Elders Want NASS Invaders Prosecuted Nigerian Leaders and Elders Forum has rejected the probe panel headed by the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, into the invasion of the National Assembly by masked operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) last week, saying the IGP is not qualified to investigate such a report given his...... read more
UN Security Council warns over tensions in Nigeria, others The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has condemned the growing violence across states in Nigeria and it border countries. The international body in a statemnet released on Sunday, August 12, said it is worried over the continued tensions linked to electoral processes, social and economic difficulties and conflicts between farmers and...... read more
NASS Invasion: It’s a coup against democracy – Saraki, Dogara The President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, have released a joint statement in which they described the invasion of the National Assembly by security officials as a “coup against democracy.” Saraki and Dogara condemned the invasion of the sanctity of the...... read more
Saraki: Falana faults defection, says it's unconstitutional  Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, SAN, has faulted the defection of Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki; Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State, his Kwara State counterpart, Abdulfatah Ahmed, from All Progressives Congress, APC, to Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, saying, it was unconstitutional. This is even as foremost constitutional lawyer and human...... read more
Buhari inspects campaign office, returns to London President Muhammadu Buhari will, on Friday, embark on a 10-day working holiday to London, United Kingdom (UK). Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the President, Mr. Femi Adesina, in a statement yesterday, said the President has already written to the National Assembly on his planned trip. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo...... read more
Why Saraki dumped APC After weeks of speculations, the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, and the Kwara State Governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed, have dumped the All Progressives Congress for the opposition Peoples Democratic Party. Saraki announced his decision in a statement on his verified social media accounts on twitter and Facebook on Tuesday. The statement...... read more
FG set to refund N37.9bn to Anambra The Federal Government has approved the refund of N37.95billion to the Anambra government out of N43billion owed the state for the repair and rehabilitation of federal roads and other intervention funds on federal government projects in the state.The Senator representing Anambra Central, Chief Victor Umeh, who dropped the hint at Isu-Aniocha...... read more
Stop the Persecution of NASS Leadership Now, Atiku tells Buhari   Former Vice President and a PDP presidential aspirant, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to desist from persecuting National Assembly leadership.   Atiku said this while reacting to the siege laid at the residence of NASS leadership. Senate President Bukola Saraki and his Deputy Deputy Ike Ekweremadu were...... read more
Kwankwaso, Melaye, 13 other senators dump APC for PDP   President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, has read a letter from 13 members of the All Progressives’ senators declaring their defection from the ruling All Progressives Congress to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party. The lawmakers include Rabi’u Kwankwaso (Kano-Central), Dino Melaye (Kogi-West), Adesoji Akanbi (Oyo-South), Monsurat Sunmonu (Oyo-Central), Rafiu Ibrahim...... read more
EFCC invites Senator Ekweremadu for questioning The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has invited the Deputy President of the Senate, Dr. Ike Ekweremadu, for questioning. The invitation letter, dated July 24, 2018 (today), also asked him to report on the same day at 10am. The letter of invitation came a few hours after the invasion of Ekweremadu’s...... read more
BREAKING: Saraki appears in Senate, presides over plenary President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, is now presiding over Tuesday’s plenary. It was learnt that Saraki had been on the National Assembly Complex premises long before the plenary began.   The session is ongoing. Details later    ... read more
EFCC, DSS operatives lay siege to Senator Ekweremadu’s residence Security operatives led by officials of the Department of State Services (DSS) and Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday morning laid siege to the residence of the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu in Abuja, according to reports. This magazine cannot yet ascertain the reason for the siege on...... read more
NAN to embark on strike over poor welfare The staff of News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) has concluded plans to embark on a three-day warning strike that will commence minute after midnight ofWednesday July 25, 2018. In a press statement signed by the the three unions, Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ), Amalgamated Union of Public Corporations, Civil Service Technical and Recreational...... read more
Our party may not participate in the 2019 elections – PDP Chairman   The leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has threatened to pull out of the 2019 general elections. That’s if the electoral umpire, INEC and security agencies fail to demonstrate sufficient level of impartiality expected from them by Nigerians.   National Chairman of the party, Uche Secondus, stated this at the...... read more
FEC silent on Revenue sharing crisis The Federal Executive Council(FEC) meeting presided by Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, on Thursday, failed to deliberate on the ongoing crisis in the Federation Accounts Alloc­ation Committee (FAAC) over the disburseme­nt of revenues to the three tiers of gov­ernment for the month of May. The committee which had met thrice with...... read more
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