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Tribunal orders re-run in Akwa Ibom gov. election

The Akwa Ibom State  governorship tribunal has ordered for a rerun of the governorship election in the state. The Tribunal ordered Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to conduct re-run election in 18 local government areas of the state. There are 31 LGs in Akwa Ibom. Giving its verdict on Wednesday, the Tribunal said it was […]

36 ministers too much for Nigeria—Rep

By Peter  Duru MAKURDI—A member of the House of Representatives, Mr. Mark Gbilah, has stated that the appointment of 36 ministers by an administration in one fell swoop is too much for a government that needs to cut costs. Gbilah, who represents Gwer/Gwer West federal constituency, suggested an amendment of the section of the 1999 Constitution […]

Tension in Sokoto, as indigenes move to recall senators over ministerial nominee

By Charles Kumolu Indigenes of Sokoto State, on the platform of Sokoto Citizens Forum, have said they might consider sensitizing the people of the state across the three senatorial districts on the likelihood of commencing the recall of Senators Aliyu Wammako, Ibrahim Gobir and Ibrahim Danbaba over their perceived indisposition to the choice of Mrs. […]

Osinbajo off to London to sign Nigeria/UK solar energy agreement

By Levinus Nwabughiogu ABUJA – Vice president, Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday night left Abuja for London to participate in the launching of the Energy Africa Campaign today. He will be signing a commitment on behalf of the Federal Government of Nigeria to partner with the United Kingdom government on the Campaign. A statement from his […]

SGF under fire over ‘provocative’ thanksgiving service remark (Are the remarks not true?)

…Presidency angry, may sanction SGF over comments Provocative remarks: “Tinubu and Akande were the ones that made it possible because if it had been left to northerners, it is doubtful if they will take a Christian man to make Secretary to the Government of the Federation”. Soni Daniel, Northern Region Editor Indications emerged yesterday that […]

Adopting Innoson as Nigeria’s auto brand

ALL over the world countries are usually identified or associated with brand names of the products they manufacture. This practice has been long established in most industrialised countries, and many examples abound. For instance, Germany is synonymous with Mercedes, Volkswagen BMW and other hardware like Caterpillar. United States of America is notable as the manufacturer […]

Drama as Amaechi finally enters Senate chamber for screening

After weeks of high-wired politics, former Governor of Rivers State, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, was finally received on Thursday, into the hallowed chamber of the Senate to be screened as a ministerial nominee by Senators. Amaechi was led into the chamber at about 1.38pm by Chairman of his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Odigie […]

‘Fear of Buhari’ teams rich, powerful Nigerians

Business is slow at the moment for Benedict Okafor, who sells luxury cars from a lot near the port in Nigeria’s financial capital, Lagos. In the capital, Abuja, 535 kilometres (333 miles) away, the property market seems to be in a rut, with the habitual buyers — the monied elite — staying away. “I normally […]

How Ohakim paid N270m for Asokoro property – EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, yesterday, tabled before an Abuja Federal High Court details of how the former Imo State Governor, Mr. Ikedi Ohakim, paid for a property he is currently living in Asokoro District in Abuja with cash of $2,900,000 (equivalent of N270 million) in one day. The revelation was made by the […]

Supreme Court affirms Akpabio as APC’s senatorial candidate

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