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APC Crises: Buhari Heads Peace Moves, Meets Aggrieved Groups

Leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC), led by President Muhammadu Buhari were, Wednesday, running against time to resolve the crises that have partly stymied the ruling party’s moves to fully constitute the executive and legislative arms of government. The troubleshooting efforts were, however, almost derailed when the Arewa Consultative …

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Extradition: Court Dismisses FG’s Suit Against Kashamu

For the second time in about three weeks, the Federal Government has again lost the battle to extradite a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Buruji Kashamu to the United States to face drug related charges. Justice Gabriel Kolawole of a Federal High Court in Abuja on Thursday …

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INEC Chair: Amina Zakari Was Appointed Strictly On Merit, Experience, Gender Equality – Presidency

The Presidency was emphatic on Wednesday that President Muhammadu Buhari’s appointment of Mrs Amina Bala Zakari, a National Commissioner at Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as its acting Chairman fully complied with due process and was based entirely on merit, her vast experience in the internal operations of INEC and …

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We Will Prioritise Recruiting Nigerian Doctors – Tambuwal

Sokoto State Governor Aminu Tambuwal has said that priority will henceforth be giving to recruiting Nigerian doctors since they know the terrain very well. Tambuwal, who spoke to a delegation of the Sokoto State chapter of Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) paid him a visit, also said foreign doctors would only …

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APC’s Plot To Remove Deputy Senate President Ekweremadu Is Futile – Sen. Ohuabunwa

Senator Mao Ohuabunwa has said the plot by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to remove the Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu, would end in futility, noting that only the Senate that elected him has the constitutional power to remove him. Ohuabunwa, who represents Abia North senatorial district, also dismissed …

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Boko Haram: VP Osinbajo Commends Borno Govt, NEMA Over IDPs’ Welfare

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday commended Borno State Government for its efforts at ensuring welfare of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the state. Osinbajo made the commendation while speaking with newsmen during a visit to the state capital Maiduguri. He said his visit was directed by President Muhammadu Buhari. …

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INEC Ag Chairman: PDP Rejects Buhari’s Appointment Of Amina Zakari

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Wednesday rejected the appointment of Hajia Amina Bala Zakari as acting Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC) by President Muhammadu Buhari, alleging that the Presidency plans to use her appointment to compromise the Election Petition Tribunals in favour of the All Progressives Congress …

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Boko Haram: 2 Suicide Bombs Rock Maiduguri As VP Osinbajo Visits IDPs

Two explosions rocked a public hospital in Northeast Maiduguri city at about 11.30am on Wednesday, killing two suicide bombers and injuring two other persons. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo arrived in the troubled city barely an hour earlier on an official visit when the explosions went off. The explosion took place …

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Boko Haram: Babuji Ya’ari Arrested For Aiding Abduction Of Chibok Girls

Police claim Babuji Ya’ari masqueraded as a member of the self-defence Youth Vigilante Group The military has arrested Babuji Ya’ari, a businessman accused of “participating actively” in Boko Haram’s mass abduction of 276 schoolgirls from the Northeastern town of Chibok, Borno State last year, the Defence Headquarters said on Tuesday. …

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Money Laundering: Court Frees Fani-Kayode

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Wednesday dismissed the money laundering charges levelled against Mr.Femi Fani-Kayode, a former minister of Aviation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). In a judgment on Wednesday, the trial judge, Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia, freed Fani-Kayode after holding that “the prosecution’s case is …

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