Category Archives: Politics

Federal government and governors of the South West reach an agreement on Amotekun

Federal government and governors of the South West geo-political zone reached an agreement on the way forward towards actualizing the security outfit, Amotekun, a regional security network that was greeted by mixed reactions from different parts of the country. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo met with six governors of the South West, the AGF and the…

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Presidency warns governors against hijacking local gov’t funds

The Presidency has warned governors hijacking local government funds that they will face trial when their immunity elapses at the end of their tenure. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Ita Enang, made this known in a statement by his spokesman, Edet Etuk. The statement said Enang spoke on…

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Federal Gov’t to spend over N2.7 trillion on critical infrastructure across the country

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says that the Federal Government will be spending over N2.7 trillion on critical infrastructure across the country. Osinbajo disclosed this while unveiling a 2.5kilometer flyover named after Alhaji Aminu Alhassan Dantata at Fagge Council Area of Kano State. The Vice President, who restated President Muhammadu Buhari’s renewed commitment to engender growth…

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Supreme Court fixes January 20 to deliver judgment on Kano State election

Supreme Court has fixed January 20 to deliver judgment on the appeal seeking to nullify the election of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State. A seven-man panel of justices of the apex court led by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Tanko Muhammad, reserved its verdict on the appeal marked, which the governorship candidate…

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President Buhari places ministers and government officials on travel restriction

President Muhammadu Buhari has placed on ministers and government officials a travel restriction. Minister of Information and Culture Lai Mohammed spoke in Lagos while highlighting “the major achievements of the Buhari administration in 2019.said the action is in line with the government’s cost-cutting plan, transparency and prevention of leakage of resources. This decision is to…

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I am ready to depend myself against the allegations of money laundering and corruption – Dasuki

The former National Security Adviser Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd), has said he was ready to defend himself against the allegations of money laundering and corruption preferred against him by the Federal Government. Dasuki had been detained for four years over allegations of illegal possession of firearms, money laundering to over two billion dolars meant for…

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Ali Pantami applauds the Central Bank of Nigeria

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Ali Pantami has applauded the decision of the Central Bank of Nigeria – CBN to considerably reduce the cost of electronic cash transactions as well as Automated Teller Machine – ATM, card maintenance fees. He said this directive from the regulator of the financial sector, will in no…

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FG assures varsity staff to address IPPIS scandal

Federal Government has assured staff of federal universities that the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) will efficiently address all genuine concerns and peculiarities in the institutions. The Accountant General of the Federation Ahmed Idris, stated this in a statement signed by Henshaw Ogubike, the Deputy Director, Press and Public Relations of the agency…

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Dasuki regains freedom

Former National Security Adviser (NSA), Colonel Sambo Dasuki (rtd), has regained his freedom after spending more than four years in detention. Dasuki was released by the Department of State Services (DSS) on Tuesday in Abuja, following the directive of the Federal Government. The Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Mr Abubakar…

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Presidency condemns international news outlets ascribing the detention and release of Omoyele Sowore to journalism

The Presidency has condemned some international news outlets ascribing the detention and release of the Convener of Revolution Now, Omoyele Sowore, to journalism. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu made the clarification in a statement in Abuja. Shehu said Sowore was detained and later released on bail…

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