2019: Buhari appoints Akpabio national coordinator of presidential support committee

Patrick Odey, Uyo President Buhari has appointed former Senate Minority leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio as the National Coordinator of the Presidential Support Committee Pastor Mfon Okon, the Akwa Ibom state Coordinator of the committee, who disclosed on Thursday, in Uyo said four indigenes of the state have also been appointment into the committee. They include […]

Minimum wage: Labour rejects FG’s proposal

Olufemi Atoyebi, Abuja The negotiation committee set up by the Federal Government to negotiate the consequential adjustment arising from the  N30,000 new minimum wage has rejected what the government is offering. The committee, which was inaugurated on May 14, has also  failed to meet the four-week deadline  to submit its report. However, members  met twice […]

Ex-govs, ministers refuse to surrender diplomatic passports

Adelani Adepegba, Abuja About three weeks after leaving office, former  governors, ministers and lawmakers have yet to return  their diplomatic  passports. According to the  law, holders of such  passports  are  required to return them to  the Nigeria Immigration Service at the expiration of their tenure. But findings by Saturday  PUNCH on Friday indicated that most of the […]

Buhari’s cabinet: Ambode, Bindow, Abubakar may get ministerial appointments

Oyetunji Abioye, Eniola Akinkuotu, Tunji Bosun, Justin Tyopuusu, Hindi Livinus, Peter Dada and Abiodun Nejo There are strong indications that the immediate past governors of Lagos, Adamawa and Bauchi states, Akinwunmi Ambode, Mohammed Bindow and Mohammed Abubakar, may be part of President Muhammadu Buhari’s next cabinet. Saturday PUNCH learnt that the leadership of the ruling  All […]

Nigeria to launch OIC film festival, says Garba Shehu

Tobi Aworinde, Abuja The Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, has defended the President’s recent trip to the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, saying there are plans for Nigeria to launch the organisation’s film festival. Shehu, in a statement on Monday, also stated that Buhari, leading other African leaders, […]

CAN admonishes Muslims to avoid ‘ungodly’ activities

Fred Ezeh, Abuja and Gyang Bere, Jos The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has felicitated with Nigerian Muslims, at Eid-ul-Fitr, a celebration whic marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan.  The umbrella body of Christians in Nigeria urged Muslims to continue to restrain themselves from worldly desires; as commanded by the Holy Qur’an. CAN acting General […]

9th Senate: Kalu endorses Lawan

Aidoghie Paulinus, Abuja Senator-elect and former Governor of Abia State, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, has endorsed the candidature of the Senate Leader, Senator Ahmed Lawan, for the position of the Senate President of the 9th Senate. Kalu who traced his relationship with Lawan back to their school days as room mates at the University of Maiduguri, […]

9th Assembly Speaker: APC sue Clerk to Court

LAYI OLANREWAJU, Ilorin The Speakership tussle of the Kwara state House of Assembly has taken a new dimension as three chieftains of the All Progressives Congress (APC) across the three senatorial districts in the state have dragged the Clerk of the House to court seeking to compel him to abide by the Order of the […]

Yoruba will succeed Buhari in 2023 –Robert Clarke (And the Igbos don’t exist)

Elder statesman and Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Chief Robert Clarke has said that the South West region is already well positioned to produce President Muhammadu Buhari’s successor in 2023. In this interview with CHRISTY ANYANWU, the legal luminary spoke on a wide range of issues. What should be Buhari’s priority as he goes into […]

Supreme Court ruling: INEC meets to take final decision on Zamfara

Romanus Ugwu, Abuja   The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said that although it met on Friday to deliberate on the ruling of the Supreme Court judgement on the general elections conducted in Zamfara state, the commission will however meet again to make its decision public on Monday. The statement signed by National Commissioner and Chairman […]

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