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Amaechi drags PDP to court, seeks N300bn damages


THE immediate past governor of Rivers State, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, has dragged the Peoples Democratic Party in the state, its Chairman, Chief Felix Obuah, and two others to an Abuja High Court over allegations that he embezzled $757m (N80bn) belonging to the state while in office. In what appears to ...

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Saraki: While We Are Showing Each Other Who Is Boss, The Economy Is Failing – Murray-Bruce

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Senator representing the Bayelsa East Senatorial district Ben Murray-Bruce has lamented the state of Nigeria’s economy which the country’s leaders seem less concerned about. In a series of tweets today, the businessman turned politician wrote: “Powerful individuals shouldn’t be focused on settling scores. Instead they should concentrate their energy on ...

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Don’t vote a Muslim as US President – Ben Carson

FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, file photo, Republican presidential candidate and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson speaks during a forum, in Manchester, N.H. Responding to a question during an interview broadcast Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015, on NBC's "Meet the Press," Carson, a devout Christian, said Islam is antithetical to the Constitution and he doesnít believe that a Muslim should be elected president. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File)

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson says Islam is antithetical to the Constitution, and he doesn’t believe that a Muslim should be elected president. Carson, a devout Christian, says a president’s faith should matter to voters if it runs counter to the values and principles of America. Responding to a question ...

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Saraki’s Trial Has Nothing To Do With Buhari – Presidency


The Presidency on Sunday washed its hands off the trial of the Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki, saying those alleging that the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) and the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) were acting on external instigation, were uninformed. A statement by Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant ...

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Saraki distances self from APC


Nigerian users on Twitter, on Saturday, expressed surprise at the removal of the All Progressives Congress’ name from the official profile page of the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki. According to some users, the Senate President’s verified Twitter biography previously read, in part, “Member of the APC.” However, when our ...

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Coup: Burkina Faso military frees interim president


Head of military junta in Burkina Faso, Gen. Gilbert Diendere, which took power on Thursday has on Friday announced the release of the interim President Michel Kafando and two of his ministers. Gen. Gilbert Diendere, the junta leader, was for three decades the chief military adviser to former President Blaise ...

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Global outrage against coup in Burkina Faso

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UN, AU, France demand Kafando’s reinstatement THE United Nations (UN) Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon, French President, Francois Hollande, and the African Union (AU) yesterday condemned the coup in Burkina Faso and detention of the country’s Interim President Michel Kafando and Prime Minister Yacouba Isaac Zida. Some ministers of state were also ...

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Mark Wants Tribunal To Dismiss Petition Against His Election


Former Sen President, Senstor David Mark has asked the National Assembly Tribunal to sitting in Makurdi , the Benue state capital to dismiss thepetition brought against his election by the defeated candidate of the AllProgressives Congress, APC, Daniel Onjeh in the 28th March 2015 senatorialelections. Advancing reasons on why the petition ...

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Buhari appoints Dominic Ojiabor EHORECON’s Registrar/CEO


President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Mr. Dominic Ojiabor Abonyi as Registrar/Chief Executive Officer of the Environmental Health Officers Registration Council of Nigeria. A statement on Tuesday evening by EHORECON’s Head of Public Communications, Mr. Kehinde Openibo, said the appointment took effect from September 3, 2015. The appointment ...

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Era of impunity is over: Saraki tells Complaints Commission


Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki on Wednesday tasked the Public Complaints Commission (PCC) to ensure that the era of impunity and administrative injustice in the country are eradicated from the public service and the bureaucracy. The Senate President further stated that the principal reason for the establishment of the ...

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List Of Buhari’s Ministerial Nominees Screened By DSS


As the screening of President Muhammadu Buhari ministers continue, some appointees have reportedly failed to pass anti-corruption test.The Department of State Service (DSS) recently received a much awaited list of 36 ministerial nominees for security screening. While DSS carries on the screening indications appeared that three immediate past governors, Babatunde ...

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