Picture: Ekiti: Senator Ayo Arise kidnapped, abductors seek N80m ransom

Kamarudeen Ogundele, Ado Ekiti A former Senator representing Ekiti North Senatorial District, Ayo Arise, was on Sunday kidnapped by gunmen. He was kidnapped alongside his driver on the Okene-Abuja highway while travelling back to Abuja from his country home in Oye-Ekiti. He was said to be travelling in his Mercedez Jeep as of the time […]

As Atiku decamps once again to PDP, lawmaker says APC members will not join him in PDP

A member of the House of Representatives, Babajimi Benson, said on Sunday that he did not foresee exodus of members of the All Progressives Congress to the Peoples Democratic Party. Benson said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday in Abuja shortly after the former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, formally joined the […]

Press release – Senator Melaye Recall: INEC should not act as interested party

AMALGAMATED NETWORK OF CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANISATIONS IN NIGERIA (ANOSCOIN).                       Address: Suite 65, Deo- Gratias Plaza,                           Utako District, Abuja.                                                          Tell: 09039094636, 08099089448. SENATOR DINO MELAYE RECALL: INEC SHOULD NOT ACT AS INTERESTED PARTY. Amalgamated Network of Civil Society Organization in Nigeria (ANOSCOIN), has been following events since the recall process of Senator […]

Restructuring Nigeria is inevitable – Ekweremadu

Deputy President of the Senate, Sen. Ike Ekweremadu, says restructuring Nigeria is inevitable for all-inclusive advantages it will confer on federating units and enhancement of national unity. Ekweremadu stated this at a two-day Retreat by Southern Senators Forum in Calabar on Friday, and dismissed the fear in certain quarters that restructuring would cause the break-up […]

Senate report indicts Obasanjo, Jonathan

Senate report indicts Obasanjo, Jonathan From Fred Itua, Abuja The Senate Committee on Police Affairs, yesterday, claimed that former presidents Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan used the Nigeria Police against their perceived political rivals. The panel was mandated on Wednesday to ensure the restoration of the security details of Anambra State Governor, Mr. Willie Obiano. […]

Court declares Sen. Ndume’s suspension illegal, orders payment of his salaries, allowances

The Federal High Court, in Abuja, has declared the suspension of Sen.Ali Ndume by the Senate as illegal and ordered that Ndume be paid all his outstanding salaries and allowances. Justice Babatunde Quadri, in his judgment, on Friday, set aside the suspension and ordered that Ndume be allowed to resume his duties in the senate […]

Senate Probes IGP Over Alleged Fraud, Nepotism …As Idris’ In-Laws Threaten Misau

Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai (middle),with military officers and officials of the International Community of Red Crescent, at the inauguration of 20-bed capacity special clinic at the Military Medical Centre, the Nigerian Army, 7 Division, Maimalari Cantonment in Maiduguri, last Tuesday. The Senate, yesterday, set up an eight-member ad-hoc committee to investigate allegations […]

Senate tasks Police boss on housing scheme

Iheanacho Nwosu,Abuja Chairman, Senate Committee on Police Affairs, Senator Abu Ibrahim has advised the Inspector General of Police , Mr Ibrahim Idris to do everything within his power to provide decent and affordable shelter  for  personnel of the Force . He counseled that the ongoing housing projects for policemen in different parts of the country […]

Biafra: David Mark speaks on breakup of Nigeria

Former President of the Senate, Senator David Mark, has for umpteenth time stated that break up of the country is not an option, insisting that “the unity of Nigeria is not negotiable”. He said: “Those who are agitating for otherwise are missing the point. Nigeria has crossed many crucibles . We cannot reverse ourselves. The […]

More lawmakers tackle Saraki, Ekweremadu over IPOB

Three days after a leader of the House of Representatives criticised Senate President Bukola Saraki for his views on the proscription of the separatist group, IPOB, more lawmakers have joined in criticising the number three citizen. A group of lawmakers from the House of Representatives, under the aegis of Progressive Caucus, described Mr. Saraki’s statement […]

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