House Reps approve June 12 as National Democracy Day

Nigeria’s House of Representative Thursday approved Nigeria June 12 as the new Democracy Day for the country. The approval followed the adoption of a report on a bill seeking to amend the Public Holidays Act 2004. Considering the report at the plenary, the lawmakers approved the amendments to three clauses in the Act, as recommended […]

Visa denial: US ambassador rejects National Assembly summon to explain persistent visa denials to prospective Nigerian students

The National Assembly has summoned the United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Stuart Symington, over the alleged high rate of visa denial of Nigerians. The invitation was said to be at the instance of an activist, Kayode Bello, who petitioned the House over the matter. The PUNCH had done an investigation into how many Nigerian students […]

NASS workers revolt, say no pay, no sitting

Fred Itua and Ndubuisi Orji, Abuja National Assembly, workers made good their threat to shut down the third arm of government, yesterday, in protest against unpaid salaries and eight-year-old backlog of allowances and non-promotion by the management. READ ALSO: TUC: 35 states owe workers salaries, benefits The protesting staff shut down both chambers of the parliament, and effectively […]

After I spent N400m per state, Buhari refused to give appointments –Saraki

Eniola Akinkuotu, Abuja Senate President Bukola Saraki says the people of Kwara would not have been suffering today if they had been given enough federal appointments. Saraki said had Kwara people been given appointments, they would have been able to approve money for party supporters which would have eased their sufferings. The Senate President was […]

Saraki heads Atiku Campaign Council, Fayose, Wike, Ortom, others named as members

Senate President Bukola Saraki was, on Tuesday, named the Director-General of the Atiku Presidential Campaign Council by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). PDP chairman, Uche Secondus, shared the news on his Twitter handle, @uchesecondus. He shared a list of party members, who have been picked to be part of the campaign team of the party’s […]

Why I’m back in PDP –Dogara

Ndubuisi Orji, Abuja Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has explained why he returned to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). The speaker said the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), where he was until two weeks ago, said the party has failed to fulfill its campaign promises to Nigerians. Dogara said this, yesterday, at […]

Dancing Senator: Exam Malpractice: Buhari Orders Police to Suspend Adeleke’s Criminal Investigation

  President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to suspend the investigation of Sen. Ademola Adeleke, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Osun governorship candidate in the Sept. 22 election, on alleged exam malpractice. The I-G had on Sept. 19 summoned Adeleke and four others to report to the police Special […]

Court orders arrest of Senator Uzodinma

A Kubwa Grade 1 Area Court, Abuja, on Tuesday issued a bench warrant for the arrest of Senator Hope Uzodinma, accused of issuing N200 million dud cheque. Uzodinma, a serving senator representing Imo-West, Smiec Engineering and Chemical Construction Company, Niger Global Engineering and Technical Company, were charged with alleged issuance of N200 million dud cheque […]

Saraki replies not too Young to run, says declaration ‘Made in Good Faith’

— 31st August 2018 Senate President Bukola Saraki has responded to a statement by the Not Too Young To Run movement in reaction to the declaration of his intention to run for the presidency in 2019. His response was contained in a statement signed on Friday by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr […]

‘Concerned Nigerians’ list 13 reasons Saraki cannot be president

coalition of groups, under the umbrella of Concerned Nigerians against Saraki (CNAS), has listed a number of reasons it is against the presidential bid of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki. A few days ago, Saraki alluded to his decision to contest Nigeria’s presidential seat in the forthcoming elections, in an interview with Bloomberg, held at […]

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