BREAKING: Finance Minister, Kemi Adeosun resigns Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, has reportedly resigned from President Muhammadu Buhari's cabinet following weeks of pressure over forgery allegations. It is not clear when she submitted her resignation letter. According to Daily Trust, who quoted unknown sources, her resignation is connected to allegations that she forged National Youth Service Corps...... read more
Southern, Middle Belt leaders reject appointment of new DSS DG, Yusuf Magaji, blast Buhari Southern and Middle Belt Leaders, on Thursday rejected the appointment of Yusuf Magaji Bichi, as the new Director-General of the Department of Security Service, DSS by President Muhammadu Buhari. The group in a statement jointly signed by its leaders, Chief E.K Clark (South South) Chief Ayo Adebanjo (South West), Chief John...... read more
Yusuf Magaji: Ben Bruce queries Buhari for replacing a southerner with northerner as new DSS DG Ben Murray-Bruce, the Senator representing Bayelsa East senatorial district in National Assembly, has queried President Muhammadu Buhari’s latest appointment of new Director-General of Department of State Security, DSS. Recall that Buhari had in a statement through his Spokesman, Garba Shehu, appointed Yusuf Magaji Bichi as the new Director General of the security agency....... read more
Court strikes out suit seeking to stop Saraki’s impeachment, reconvening of Senate A Federal High Court in Abuja, on Thursday, struck out a suit seeking an order stopping alleged attempts to reconvene the Senate without the authorisation of Dr. Bukola Saraki as the Senate President. Justice Nnamdi Dimgba struck out the suit instituted by two senators loyal to Saraki on the grounds of...... read more
Osinbajo goofed on his anti-restructuring comment - Yoruba Elders The Yoruba Council of Elders has knocked Vice President Yemi Osinbajo (SAN) for his view on restructuring. Although the Secretary-General of YCE, Dr Kunle Olajide, described Osinbajo as a good ambassador of the Yoruba, he said the VP goofed on his position on the demand for restructuring by Nigerians. Olajide stated...... read more
SANs, Okupe warn against unlawful removal of Saraki Three Senior Advocates of Nigeria and a former presidential spokesperson, Dr Doyin Okupe, have advised the leadership of the All Progressives Congress to follow due process in its attempt to remove the Senate President, Bukola Saraki. Okupe and the senior lawyers, Professor Fidelis Oditah (SAN), Chief Joe-Kyari Gadzama (SAN) and Roland...... read more
FG Advocates Improved Financing for Prepaid Metering The Vice-President, Professor, Yemi Osinbajo, has called for increased financing in the power sector to improve the number of prepaid meters that the Distribution Companies (Discos) need to deploy in Nigeria’s households as well as the economy. Osinbajo, who disclosed this recently in Lagos during his visit to Mojec International (local...... read more
I will fight corruption till the end - Buhari President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday promised Nigerians that he would never surrender to corruption. He said fighting corruption was a task that must be done in order to protect the larger interests of the ordinary Nigerians whom he said were the worst victims of diseases, poverty, malnutrition and other afflictions.  ...... read more
Buhari returns to Nigeria, says more looters to be jailed President Muhammadu Buhari returned to Abuja last night at the expiration of his vacation in London with a vow to jail more of the thieves that brought economic problems to the country. His plane touched down at the Presidential wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja at about 6.35p.m. He alighted...... read more
Saraki, Dogara explains why NASS can't reconvene The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, and Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, have just explained why the National Assembly cannot reconvene now. They stated that as a prelude to resumption, the Joint Senate and House of Representatives Committees on Electoral Matters and officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission would have...... read more
Lack of fund threatens budget implementation The implementation of the capital component of the 2018 budget is yet to start due to lack of funds, nearly two months after the signing of the Appropriation Act by President Muhammadu Buhari, Daily Trust investigations reveal. The 2018 budget has a total deficit of N1.95 trillion, equivalent to 67 percent...... read more
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
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