I didn’t hire thugs to stone Aisha Alhassan’s convoy –Taraba Gov

I didn’t hire thugs to stone Aisha Alhassan’s convoy –Taraba Gov Taraba Governor, Darius Ishaku, on Sunday distanced himself from attack on the convoy of the Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Senator Aisha Alhassan, during Saturday’s Assembly bye- election in Takum. Ishaku, who spoke through his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr. Bala Dan-Abu, said the allegation that...... more

Wike accuses Police of sabotaging Rivers Bye-Election

Wike accuses Police of sabotaging Rivers Bye-Election The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has accused the Police of sabotaging the bye-election that took place in the state on Saturday. In a broadcast on Sunday, the governor described the exercise which he claimed was disrupted by the police and some thugs sent by the All Progressives Congress (APC), as...... more

Ex- Presidential spokesman demands Daura’s prosecution

Ex- Presidential spokesman demands Daura’s prosecution A former Presidential spokesperson, Dr. Doyin Okupe, has demanded the immediate prosecution of the sacked Director General of the Directorate of State Services, Lawal Daura, for treason. He specifically urged the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to seek necessary legal advice from the Attorney-General and Minister of Justice,  Abubakar Malami,...... more

Panic as landslide hits Anambra community

A minor landslide on Saturday reportedly hit Nanka in the Orumba North Local Government Area of Anambra State. Speaking with newsmen, an environmentalist and native of the area, Mr Ikenna Ezenekwe, said the development caused panic, forcing residents to flee the place. He said, ”There was panic in Ubaha village of...... more

Defection crisis: I’ll remain in PDP, Ortom insists

Defection crisis: I’ll remain in PDP, Ortom insists Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State on Friday said no amount of gang-up against him within the Peoples Democratic Party would compel him to consider leaving the party for another political party. There have been insinuations that the governor may defect from the PDP to the Social Democratic Party due to...... more

Buhari returns to Nigeria today after vacation in London

Buhari returns to Nigeria today after vacation in London President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to return to Nigeria today after his latest vacation. His Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, confirmed this on Friday. Shehu, however, said he could not confirm the exact time the President would arrive the country today. “The President is expected back in the...... more

National Assembly Must Reconvene Immediately – APC

National Assembly Must Reconvene Immediately – APC The All Progressives Congress (APC) has called on the National Assembly to reconvene without further delay. The party made the call on Friday in a statement by its acting National Publicity Secretary, Mr Yekini Nabena. “The National Assembly must be convened immediately,” it said. It asked the legislature to urgently consider...... more

DSS gets spokesperson

DSS gets spokesperson The Department of State Services has announced the appointment of Mr Nnochirionye Afunanya as its spokesperson. The appointment is contained in a statement issued by the Public Relations Department of the agency in Abuja on Thursday. The Acting Director General of the agency, Mr Matthew Seiyefa, had at his maiden press...... more

Why all Nigerians must be involved in politics – Moghalu

Why all Nigerians must be involved in politics – Moghalu A presidential aspirant, Prof. Kingsley Moghalu, has called on all Nigerians to be involved in politics in order to effect  the desired  change in the country. Moghalu, a former Deputy Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) , made the call  on Wednesday at a book reading event organised by the  Ibadan...... more

SARAKI: I am considering running against Buhari in 2019

SARAKI: I am considering running against Buhari in 2019 The President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, has said that he is considering contesting the 2019 presidential election, adding that he believes he can “make the change.” Saraki, who stated this in an interview with Bloomberg, expressed concerns about the invasion of the National Assembly by operatives of the Department of...... more

Removing Saraki won’t reduce price of rice to N7,000 – Fayose

Removing Saraki won’t reduce price of rice to N7,000 – Fayose EKITI State Governor, Ayo Fayose, on Wednesday wondered whether the impeachment of Bukola Saraki as Senate President would reduce the price of a bag of rice in the Nigerian market to N7,000. Fayose shared his thoughts about the calls for the removal of Saraki via his verified Twitter handle, @ayofayose. He...... more

Saraki will be lawfully and democratically impeached – Oshiomhole

Saraki will be lawfully and democratically impeached – Oshiomhole The All Progressives Congress has resolved to explore every legal means to ensure that the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki,  is impeached and replaced with a loyal party member.   This was part of the decisions taken at a meeting between the National Chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole, senators...... more

2019: It’ll be Buhari/Osinbajo joint-ticket – Presidency

2019: It’ll be Buhari/Osinbajo joint-ticket – Presidency • Says APC victories in weekend’s by-elections confirm popularity The Presidency has confirmed that it will, again, be a joint-ticket in 2019 presidential election, as Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo would be President Muhammadu Buhari’s running-mate. Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, made the disclosure while fielding...... more

Senators sue AGF, DSS, police for alleged plot to remove Saraki

Senators sue AGF, DSS, police for alleged plot to remove Saraki Two lawmakers, Senator Rafiu Adebayo and Senator Isa Misau, have sued the Attorney-General of the Federation, the police, the Department of State Services, the Senate and seven others in order to stop the attempts to remove Senate President Bukola Saraki. Senators Adebayo and Misau, who are supporters of Saraki, instituted the...... more

Buhari has destroyed Nigeria in three years - Charlie Boy

Buhari has destroyed Nigeria in three years - Charlie Boy Area fada, Charles Oputa, aka, Chalie Boy, has again come very hard on President Muhammadu Buhari, accusing him of destroying the country, while laying the blame elsewhere. Reacting to a video, posted by a soldier, who was complaining of receiving a raw deal in the military, the weird entertainer, said the...... more

National Assembly won’t reconvene on Tuesday – Namdas

National Assembly won’t reconvene on Tuesday – Namdas The National Assembly will not reconvene on Tuesday, contrary to the announcement made last week by the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yusuf Lasun. The Chairman of the House Committee on Media and Publicity, Abdul-Razak Namdas, confirmed to Channels Television that the House would not be reconvening because there...... more

Kogi govt declares August 21 public holiday to pray for Buhari

Kogi govt declares August 21 public holiday to pray for Buhari Information reaching The Advocate Nigeria News Desk indicates that Kogi state Government has declared Monday 21st of August Public Holiday to pray for Buhari as he returns. The state Governor Yahaya Bello declared Monday, August 21 as public holiday and Thanksgiving day to commemorate the safe return of President Muhammadu Buhari...... more

Why I have over 1,000 aides —Ebonyi’s Gov Umahi

Why I have over 1,000 aides —Ebonyi’s Gov Umahi Ebonyi Governor, David Umahi, has declared that he appointed over 1,000 aides on assumption of office in 2015 in order to tackle the menace of poverty among the teeming youths of the state. Umahi made the declaration in Egunkwo community, Onicha Local Government Area of the state, on Sunday on the...... more

Why I paid Obasanjo a visit –Bukola Saraki

Why I paid Obasanjo a visit –Bukola Saraki The Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has disclosed what he called “the main reason” why he visited ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo in Abeokuta on Monday. Saraki had held a closed-door meeting with former President Olusegun Obasanjo at the latter’s pent house within the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library in Abeokuta on Monday. Saraki,...... more

Appeal court reinstates Nigerian doctor after manslaughter conviction

Appeal court reinstates Nigerian doctor after manslaughter conviction A UK appeal court on Monday reinstated a Nigerian doctor, Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba, whose name was struck off the medical register after she was convicted of manslaughter by gross negligence over the death of a six-year-old boy in her care. Bawa-Garba, a junior doctor specialising in paediatrics, was held responsible for the...... more

Gunmen ambush, kill 4 policemen in Kaduna

Gunmen ambush, kill 4 policemen in Kaduna Four policemen were ambushed and killed by bandits in Jankasa village, in Rigasa area of Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State. The state police public relations officer, Yakubu Sabo, confirmed the incident at the weekend. Sabo said the incident took place at about 6:30 a.m. on Saturday when a team...... more

Boko Haram: Angry soldiers ground Borno Airport, threaten to shoot superiors over redeployment

Boko Haram: Angry soldiers ground Borno Airport, threaten to shoot superiors over redeployment Soldiers of the Special Strike Forces deployed in Operation Lafiya Dole have protested against their posting to Marte, a Local Government Area (LGA) in Northern Borno State. The soldiers reacted to the news of the latest posting on Sunday evening by firing gunshots in the air at the Maiduguri International Airport...... more

APC endorses Buhari Campaign Organisation to takeover NASS if Saraki remains Senate President

APC endorses Buhari Campaign Organisation to takeover NASS if Saraki remains Senate President …this is an invitation to anarchy – PDP warns The battle for control of the Senate on Sunday took a more violent form as a campaign group for President Muhammadu Buhari, the Buhari Campaign Organisation (BCO) vowed to physically take over the National Assembly complex if Senate President Bukola Saraki did...... more

EFCC slams President’s aide for linking it to Saraki

EFCC slams President’s aide for linking it to Saraki The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has berated the Special Adviser to the President on Political Matters, Senator Babafemi Ojudu, for accusing the EFCC of playing out a script written by Senate President Bukola Saraki. Ojudu had in an article titled, ‘Fifth columnists in our recent history’, accused Saraki of orchestrating...... more

Gov Obiano’s aide found dead in his room

Gov Obiano’s aide found dead in his room A Senior Special Assistant to Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State, Mr. Randie Chima, has been found dead in his own room on the Nwakpodulu Avenue, Awka, the Anambra State capital. It was  gathered that Chima was last seen on Friday evening “hale and hearty.” A source who pleaded anonymity said...... more

PDP raises alarm over alleged plot to arrest Saraki, Ekweremadu

PDP raises alarm over alleged plot to arrest Saraki, Ekweremadu The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has raised alarm over an alleged plot by security operatives to arrest and detain the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, and his deputy, Senator Ike Ekweremadu. PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbodiyan, made the allegation in a statement on Sunday. He alleged that the arrest was...... more

If court ordered that Dasuki be released, it should be obeyed —Orji Kalu

If court ordered that Dasuki be released, it should be obeyed —Orji Kalu A former governor of Abia State, Dr. Orji Kalu, has said that if a court of competent jurisdiction ordered that former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, be released, it should be obeyed. He also stressed the need to respect the rule of law in order for democracy to thrive in the country....... more

Segun Oni’s associate murdered in Ekiti, Fayemi, APC express shock

Segun Oni’s associate murdered in Ekiti, Fayemi, APC express shock A Federal Commissioner representing Ekiti on the board of Federal Character Commision (FCC), Mr Bunmi Ojo, also an ally of Segun Oni, a former governor of Ekiti, is dead. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the late Ojo was reportedly shot dead at close range, at about 10:12p.m on...... more

Alleged Daura loot: Come clean with Nigerians, PDP tells Buhari

Alleged Daura loot: Come clean with Nigerians, PDP tells Buhari The Peoples Democratic Party has called on President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress to end their silence and speak out on the alleged N21bn, guns and thousands of Permanent Voter Cards allegedly found in the residence of the sacked Director General of the Department of State Services, Mr. Lawal...... more

Constitutional provisions for defection —Falana

Constitutional provisions for defection —Falana A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr. Femi Falana, explained that defection by legislators, which was a common practice in the first republic, had been prohibited by the 1999 Constitution. Falana cited the case of Abegunde vs Ondo State House of Assembly (2014) LPELR 23683 whereby the appellant, a member of the...... more

 

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