Maina: Court Grants Senator Ndume Bail On Good Behaviour

Federal High Court in Abuja has granted bail to Senator Ali Ndume following his remand at the Nigerian Correctional Centre in Kuje, FCT on Monday. Justice Okon Abang on Friday said that the bail was pending the determination of the appeal by Ndume challenging his remand over his inability to produce the former chairman of the of the Presidential Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina. The judge ordered Ndume to produce one surety who must  be a respectable member of the society and who must possess landed property in the…

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Prof. Yakubu Calls For Speedy Electoral Act Amendment Bill Passage

The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC,  chairmanship nominee Prof Mahmood Yakubu has said that the Commission was working hard to ensure that scheduled elections are not postponed again. He stated this on Thursday at his confirmation hearing organized by the Senate Committee on INEC Headed by Senator Kabiru Gaya. He said one of the challenges the Commission had faced was the postponement of the 2019 elections by a week. Yakubu said it was tough for him because he had to address the nation at 2am and the world press conference…

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Restructuring Cannot Work Without National Assembly …Gov Tambuwal

The Governor of Sokoto State and Chairman PDP Governors Forum, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal says current efforts at restructuring of the country though desirable will not achieve success if they are not channelled through the National Assembly as amendments to the 1999 constitution. Speaking at the opening plenary of the 26th Nigerian Economic Summit tagged “Building partnerships for resilience” Governor Tambuwal said the nation must avoid a repeat of the mistake of 2015 when a robust attempt by the House of Representatives to amend the constitution was rejected at last minute.…

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Senate Receives Buhari’s Request To Confirm Yakubu As INEC Chair

The Senate has received President Muhammadu Buhari’s request to confirm Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, who was re-appointed as chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission INEC. Yakubu who was first appointed as INEC chairman on 21st October, 2015 by President Muhammadu Buhari. He was reappointed after his first tenure lapsed in October this year. Senate President Ahmad Lawan read Buhari’s letter seeking Yakubu’s confirmation at the resumption of plenary on Tuesday. Buhari urged the Senate to be expeditious in considering his request. Spread the love

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Ondo Assembly Impeaches Deputy Speaker

The Deputy Speaker of the Ondo State House of Assembly, Honourable Ogundeji Iroju has been impeached. He was impeached on Tuesday and immediately replaced by Honourable Aderoboye Samuel representing Odigbo Constituency 2. The former Deputy Speaker, Iroju Ogundeji in a parliamentary resolution presented by Honourable Tomide Akinrogunde was alleged of gross misconduct inimical to the progress of the House. The Speaker of the House, Oleyelogun Bamidele David, called for nomination and Rt. Honourable Aderoboye Samuel was elected through a majority voice vote. Hon. Aderoboye Samuel was Deputy Speaker of the…

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Nigerian Army Sets To Commence Exercise Crocodile Smile V1 Nation Wide

The Nigerian Army is set to start its annual Exercise CROCODILE SMILE which is traditionally conducted in the last quarter of the year. The Acting Director Army Public Relations Colonel Sagir Musa said in a statement that this year’s Exercise CROCODILE SMILE V1 is scheduled to commence from the 20th of October to the 31st of December 2020. The Exercise is deliberately intended to be all encompassing to include cyber warfare exercises designed to identify, track and counter negative propaganda in the social media and across the cyberspace. This is…

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Vice President Osinbajo To #EndSARS Protesters: We Are Sorry For Being Silent

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has apologised to the protesters marching against many brutal and extortionist activities by the operatives of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) across the country. The Vice President, in a statement issued on Friday night, said the government was undertaking ongoing comprehensive measures that would revamp the police by addressing issues of welfare, service conditions and training. Osinbajo also assured that none of former members of the disbanded SARS would feature in any police tactical units. He explained that the meeting of National Economic Council (NEC)…

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APC State Chairmen Disown Group Issuing Ultimatum To Constitute Convention Committee, Say Group Not APC Members

The Forum of APC State Chairmen, said the purported 14 day ultimatum given to the APC National  caretaker committee to set up a convention committee  by a  group called   “Concerned All Progressives Congress  is baseless, as the group  is unknown to the all progressives Congress APC. This was contained in a statement issued  by the Kebbi state APC chairman Arc Bala Sani Kangiwa on behalf of the Forum of APC state chairmen after its meeting at headquarters in Abuja. Arc Kangiwa said the forum unanimously condemn any attempt to distract…

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PDP Governors’ Kick Against 0.5% Police Trust Fund Deduction

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Governors’ Forum has implored President  Muhammadu Buhari and the National Assembly to repeal Section 4(1) of the Nigeria Police Trust Fund (Establishment) Act, 2019 which purportedly  authorises the President to deduct 0.5% of the total revenue accruing to the Federation Account for the benefit of the Nigeria Police Trust Fund. The said deduction, according to the Governors, is patently unconstitutional. The call was contained in a communique issued at the end of a Zoom Meeting of the PDP Governors’ and signed by their Chairman and…

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Police Reforms: House Of Reps Partners NHRC

The speaker of the House of Representatives Hon Femi Gbajiabiamila said there is an urgent need for stakeholders to collaborate in order to pursue substantive reforms of the Nigeria police force to avoid further damages to the system.   He stated this when he received the Executive Secretary of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Tony Ojukwu Esq and his delegation in his office for a meeting scheduled to develop a legislation on police reforms.   In a statement by Fatima Agwai Muhammad assistant Director in the commission said the…

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