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2019: Ohanaeze speaks on endorsing Buhari for second term

Ohanaeze Ndigbo, the pan Igbo socio-cultural organisation, has dismissed the endorsement of President Muhammadu Buhari for a second term by some Igbo groups working under its umbrella. The apex Igbo body stated that the endorsement of any candidate including Buhari will be after wide consultations. Chairman of Ohaneze, Federal Capital Territory, FCT, chapter, Odozi Nwodozi, stated this while noting that ... Read More »

Appeal court freezes Fayose’s account

In a lead judgment, the Court of Appeal sitting in Ado Ekiti, on Thursday, directed the freezing of the account of the Ekiti State governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose. The court allowed the appeal filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission against the judgment of Justice Taiwo. O Taiwo of Federal High Court, Ado Ekiti division.   Read More »

Stolen Senate Mace abandoned at Abuja City Gate

Hoodlums that stole the Senate mace on Wednesday abandoned it under the flyover before the Abuja City Gate, the police said early today. The police said they were informed by a passerby, who saw it and alerted them, leading to its recovery. The police said they were still in pursuit of the mace thieves and would ensure that they are ... Read More »

NGE condemns Mace-whisking in the Nigerian Senate

The Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) has denounced “in very strong terms” the snatching of the Mace in the Senate, yesterday, saying, any and every act that constitutes an affront to or assault on the country’s fledgling democracy is condemnable. According to a press release made available to T & T News, yesterday, and signed by Funke Egbemode and Victoria Ibanga, President ... Read More »

Thugs invade Nigerian Senate plenary, seize mace

Thugs suspected to be loyal to the suspended senator representing Delta Central Senatorial district, Ovie Omo-Agege, have invaded the red chambers and forcefully taken away the mace. They broke into the chambers when plenary was going on, thereby creating serious confusion and tension. The operation took Sergeant-At-Arms by surprise who tried to reclaim the mace without success. It will be ... Read More »

Herdsmen killings: Senators may soon lose their jobs – Ekweremadu

The Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, on Tuesday, said senators may lose their jobs if they fail to stop the killings across the country. Ekweremadu, who spoke during plenary, charged his colleagues to find a solution to the killings even if it meant shutting down the National Assembly in order for lawmakers to deliberate with the executive. The lawmaker also ... Read More »

Fayose orders withdrawal of murder case against APC chairman, others

Governor of Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose, has directed withdrawal of an alleged murder case against the state Chairman of the All Progressive Congress, APC, Chief Jide Awe, and other members of the party. This information was contained in a statement by Fayose’s spokesman, Idowu Adelusi, on Wednesday. Awe, his aide, and other members of the APC have been on trial ... Read More »

Do not repeat mistake of past leaders – Ex-President Jonathan

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has advised Nigerians, particularly aspiring young leaders, not to repeat the mistakes of the past, urging them to revolutionize a new paradigm shift in leadership and citizenship. Jonathan, who gave the charge Tuesday in Yenagoa while receiving the New Nigeria 2019, NN-2019 group and the Young Professionals of Nigeria, YPN, led by Chima Nwafor and Moses ... Read More »

Melaye appeals to Supreme Court, asks INEC to stop recall process

Kogi West Senator, Dino Melaye, has urged the Supreme Court to declare the petitions submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission seeking his recall as illegal. The Senator in an appeal he filed against the March 16, 2018 judgment of the Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal, also urged the apex court to declare the recall process as illegal ... Read More »

I can jump inside fire for Buhari – Kogi Gov, Yahaya Bello

Governor of Kogi state, Yahaya Bello has sworn deep loyalty to President Muhammadu Buhari. While reacting to the president’s decision against the tenure elongation of the John Oyegun-led NWC of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bello pointed out that he could go to any length for the president. In his words; “I am an ardent supporter of President Muhammadu Buhari, who ... Read More »