Saraki runs N’Assembly from private residence

Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has, since his election as the chairman of the National Assembly on June 9, been attending to official matters at his private residence in the Maitama area of the Federal Capital Territory because the N27.1bn official homes being built for National Assembly’s principal officers are still under construction. The former multi-million… Read More Saraki runs N’Assembly from private residence

Buhari can’t transform 8 yrs’ rot overnight – Obasanjo

ABEOKUTA— Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, yesterday, said Nigerians should not expect miracles from the President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, saying, he will not be able to repair eight years bad governance overnight. He, however, warned the President-elect against cover up,urging him not to take Nigerians for granted when he assumes office as the president from May… Read More Buhari can’t transform 8 yrs’ rot overnight – Obasanjo

APC won’t use zoning to pick senate president – Akande

(PUNCH) Contrary to expectations, a former acting National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Chief Bisi Akande, has said that the party will not choose the next President of the Senate through zoning. Akande, who spoke with some journalists in Ikeja, on Tuesday, explained that zoning was strange to the APC. A member of the… Read More APC won’t use zoning to pick senate president – Akande

Obasanjo, Buhari, others attend Jonathan’s last C.-of -S. meeting

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo and the President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, were among living former Nigerian leaders who on Tuesday attended a meeting of the Council of State, held inside the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The Council consists of the President (as the Chairman), Vice President, all former Presidents or former Heads of State, all former Chief Justices… Read More Obasanjo, Buhari, others attend Jonathan’s last C.-of -S. meeting

Dredging Machine excites Benue State Guber Elect, Dr Samuel Ortom

Benue State Governor-elect, Chief Dr Samuel Ortom, has expressed excitement with the installation of a dredging machine at the bank of River Benue in Wadata saying it conformed with his administration’s idea of thinking outside the box to bring development. Executive Director of Tojema Nigeria Limited, Mr Mark Hanmation, who owns the plant had invited… Read More Dredging Machine excites Benue State Guber Elect, Dr Samuel Ortom

PDP lost elections to enemies within – George, others

Leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party in the South-West have asked the National Chairman of the party, Alhaji Adamu Mu’azu, and other members of the National Working Committee to resign. Their call, they say, is informed by the defeat of the PDP in the last general elections, especially the presidential poll. Rising from a closed-door meeting on Friday in… Read More PDP lost elections to enemies within – George, others

Jonathan’s aides planning to cause crisis in PDP – NWC

The National Working Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party has warned those it described as ambitious aides and associates of President Goodluck Jonathan, who it said are  trying to use their closeness to the President to cause crisis in the party and pave the way for more defections to other parties. The PDP said it… Read More Jonathan’s aides planning to cause crisis in PDP – NWC

Why my cabinet will be small – Buhari

•We will go into action before we are sworn-in •‘Our priorities on security, economy, unemployment, corruption’ •On indiscipline: People are more prepared to behave than in 1983 If statements from the president-elect, Major-General Muhammadu Buhari, are to be believed, the incoming administration, to be inaugurated on May 29, will hit the ground running. Buhari says… Read More Why my cabinet will be small – Buhari

Jonathan demands N2trn election funds refund, audit

Following the defeat suffered by President Goodluck Jonathan and his party, the Peoples Democratic Party, during the March 28 and April 11 elections, the President has asked the party and government officials who handled campaign funds to refund monies not spent, or those not judiciously expended, SUNDAY PUNCH can authoritatively report. Jonathan, credible sources said,… Read More Jonathan demands N2trn election funds refund, audit

Refusal to respect single-term agreement caused PDP’s defeat – Aliyu

The Governor of Niger State, Dr. Babangida Aliyu, on Friday said the recent defeat of the Peoples Democratic Party at both national and state elections did not come to Nigerians as a surprise because “we saw it coming.” Aliyu, who spoke in Minna as a special guest of honour at a convocation lecture of the… Read More Refusal to respect single-term agreement caused PDP’s defeat – Aliyu

NNPC Strong Men To Be Sacked, Accounts Probed By Buhari – Report

The incoming Muhammadu Buhari administration will replace the top management of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Reuters news agency reported. It will also review the accounts of the oil company to restore credibility, according to sources within Buhari’s party, the All Progressives Congress (APC). It said the new government will submit a bill to… Read More NNPC Strong Men To Be Sacked, Accounts Probed By Buhari – Report

Two Marriages Crash, Man Sends Aged Mother Packing Because Of APC

The two middle age men who are supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kaduna State have divorced their wives for choosing to vote for candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) during the last general elections. The incident happened in the Kaninkon community in Jema’a Local government Area of the state. The men were… Read More Two Marriages Crash, Man Sends Aged Mother Packing Because Of APC

Nigeria’s Crude Oil Earnings Unaccounted For– Tambuwal

The Speaker, House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal, yesterday said despite the huge contribution of crude oil to Nigeria’s economy, earnings from crude oil have been largely unaccounted for. Tambuwal made the disclosure while declaring open an investigative public hearing on an alleged diversion of crude oil deposit at Stubbs Creeks Marginal Fields in Akwa Ibom… Read More Nigeria’s Crude Oil Earnings Unaccounted For– Tambuwal

Amaechi sets up commission to probe Rivers killings

Rivers State Governor, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, has inaugurated a nine-man commission of inquiry to investigate the politically motivated killings in the state. To head the commission of inquiry is the Chairman, National Human Rights Commission, Prof. Chidi Odinkalu, while Sir Samuel Egbe has been appointed as the Secretary of the body. Other members of the… Read More Amaechi sets up commission to probe Rivers killings

Ex-militants among newly elected lawmakers in Rivers Assembly

Some of the dreaded Niger Delta militants, who accepted the Federal Government’s Amnesty, have been elected into the Rivers State House of Assembly, PREMIUM TIMES can authoritatively report. The late President Musa Yar’Adua had in 2009 signed a Proclamation granting Amnesty to Niger Delta militants, who agreed to lay down their arms and embrace peace.… Read More Ex-militants among newly elected lawmakers in Rivers Assembly

INEC Fixes April 25 For Taraba Guber Run-off Election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed Saturday, April 25 for the run-off election between Darius Ishaku of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Senator Aisha Jummai Alhassan of the All Progressives Congress (APC). This is coming as normalcy finally returned to Jalingo, Sunkani in Ardo Kola Local Government Area and Gembu, headquarters of… Read More INEC Fixes April 25 For Taraba Guber Run-off Election