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LAWYERS OF FORMER GOVERNOR OF ABIA STATE AND CHIEF WHIP OF THE SENATE, DR. ORJI UZOR KALU, HAVE CONCLUDED ARRANGEMENTS TO FILE A STAY OF EXECUTION AND BAIL PENDING APPEAL ON HIS BEHALF FOLLOWING HIS CONVICTION OVER CHARGES OF N7.2 BILLION FRAUD BROUGHT AGAINST HIM AND TWO OTHERS BY THE ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL CRIMES COMMISSION […]

THE FEDERAL HIGH COURT IN LAGOS HAS PRONOUNCED THAT IT IS ILLEGAL FOR NATIONAL ASSEMBLY MEMBERS AND MINISTERS WHO WERE ONCE STATE GOVERNORS TO CONTINUE TO EARN EMOLUMENTS AND LIFE PENSION AS EX-GOVERNORS FROM THEIR STATES.

NOBEL LAUREATE, PROFESSOR WOLE SOYINKA HAS SAID THAT THE LOWERING OF THE JUDICIARY AND DISDAIN FOR LAW IN NIGERIA HAD BEEN WORST UNDER PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI’S GOVERNMENT.

THE PRESIDING BISHOP OF LIVING FAITH CHURCH WORLDWIDE, BISHOP DAVID OYEDEPO, HAS SAID THE CONTROVERSIAL HATE SPEECH BILL BEING CONSIDERED BY THE SENATE IS DEAD. OYEDEPO SAID THE SPONSOR OF THE BILL DID NOT PROPOSE DEATH PENALTY FOR KILLERS OF INNOCENT PEOPLE IN THE COUNTRY BUT WAS TARGETING THOSE WHO MIGHT CRITICISE THE GOVERNMENT WITH […]

A MEMBER OF THE GOVERNING ALL PROGRESSIVES CONGRESS (APC), WHO ASKED A COURT TO ALLOW PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI AND THE GOVERNORS TO CONTEST FOR THIRD TERM, HAS WITHDRAWN HIS SUIT. THE APC CHIEFTAIN FROM EBONYI STATE HAD FILED THE SUIT AFTER PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU DECLARED DURING THE PARTY’S RECENT NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MEETING IN ABUJA, THAT […]

  THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES HAS RAISED THE 2020 APPROPRIATION BILL FROM N10.33 TRILLION TO ABOUT N10.6 TRILLION. THIS IS AS THE SENATE CHAMBER OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY HAS RECEIVED THE REPORT OF THE 2020 BUDGET FROM ITS COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATION.

PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI HASREITERATED HIS ADMINISTRATION’S RESOLVE TO DO EVERYTHING WITHIN ITS CONSTITUTIONAL POWER TO ENSURE THE SECURITY AND SAFETY OF NIGERIANS. THE PRESIDENT SPOKE ON A DAY THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE SERVICES (DSS) RAISED THE ALARM THAT SOME UNNAMED GROUPS WERE PLANNING TO DESTABILISE THE COUNTRY.

FORMER VICE PRESIDENT ATIKU ABUBAKAR WAS EARLIER AT THE REGISTRY OF THE HIGH COURT OF THE FEDERAL CAPITAL TERRITORY (FCT) TO SIGN HIS WITNESS DEPOSITION (ON OATH) BEFORE THE COMMISSIONER FOR OATHS, IN THE CASE HE INSTITUTED AGAINST LAURETTA ONOCHIE, AN AIDE OF PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI.

THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAS BEGUN REMODELLING OF GRAZING RESERVES INTO RANCHES IN SEVEN STATES AS PART OF EFFORTS TO TRANSFORM AND MODERNISE THE COUNTRY’S LIVESTOCK INDUSTRY. THE EXECUTIVE SECRETARY, NATIONAL COMMISSION FOR NOMADIC EDUCATION (NCNE), PROF. BASHIR USMAN, MADE THIS KNOWN IN ZARIA AT THE OPENING OF A THREE-DAY CAPACITY BUILDING WORKSHOP ON THE REMODELLING […]

THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAS CONDEMNED THE RENEWED ATTACKS ON NIGERIAN TRADERS IN GHANA, DESCRIBING IT AS UNCALLED FOR.


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