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Senate may involve EFCC, ICPC in ministerial screening


The Senate leadership will adopt the formal procedure for the screening of ministerial nominees behind closed doors on Tuesday (today). It may also involve anti-graft agencies such as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission in the screening of those nominated ...

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Buhari, Dogara meet over Saraki’s trial


There were indications that President Muhammadu Buhari and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Yakubu Dogara, met on Monday night over the ongoing prosecution of the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, for alleged false asset declaration. The meeting said to have been held late in the night. ...

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Senate Screening: Ministerial nominees lobby senators


There are strong indications that ministerial nominees, whose names were sent to the Senate on Wednesday, have started reaching out to senators ahead of their screening by the upper chamber. Our correspondent learnt on Saturday that some of the nominees, including former governors, had sought the support of the Senate ...

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Jonathan spent N64bn on independence anniversaries –El-Rufai


Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai, has hailed President Muhammadu Buhari for budgeting N70m for the Independence Day anniversary. El-Rufai noted in a Facebook post on Thursday that under former President Goodluck Jonathan, the Federal Government spent billions every year on Independence Day. He noted that between 2011 and 2014, Jonathan ...

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We are not after anyone –Buhari


PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari in his Independence broadcast on Thursday (today) assured Nigerians that his government was not persecuting anybody but said all must be ready to account for their deeds. Borrowing from his inaugural speech on May 29, Buhari said, “I bear no ill will against anyone on past events. ...

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Bayelsa 2015: Sylva to face Dickson again


A former Governor of Bayelsa State, Timipre Sylva, has emerged the candidate of the All Progressives Congress for the December 5 governorship election in the state after winning the party’s primary. Sylva polled 981 votes to defeat his distant rival, Mr. Godknows Powell, who scored 39 votes in a peaceful ...

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BREAKING NEWS: Saraki Acknowledges Receipt Of Ministerial List


Senate President Bukola Saraki has acknowledged receipt of the ministerial list of President Muhammadu Buhari. The Senate president, who confirmed the development via his verified twitter handle, said he received the list around 5P.M on Wednesday. “I can confirm to you that I have just receive the list”, Saraki tweeted. ...

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Buhari likes Fulani herdsmen – Fani-Kayode


A former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, says President Muhammadu Buhari, who is a Fulani man, is sympathetic towards Fulani herdsmen. The former minister said this in a Facebook post titled, ‘Herdsmen from hell’ while reacting to the abduction of a former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Chief ...

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List of ministers ready


The list of ministers to be appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari is ready. The Senate may get a letter from the President requesting the confirmation of the nominees on Tuesday or Wednesday. It will be recalled that Buhari who was inaugurated as President on May 29 had promised to name ...

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Scores of Congolese protest against Nguesso’s 3rd term bid


Many Congolese gathered in the country’s capital, Brazzaville to protest against their President’s third term agenda on Sunday. The protesters gathered to voice their opposition to possible constitutional changes that would allow President Denis Sassou Nguesso extend his decades-long rule. Some of the demonstrators who carried signs reading “Sassou Out” ...

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