Prevailing division among elected APC senators brought about by the emergence of Bukola Saraki and Ike Ekweremadu as president and deputy president, respectively, of the 8th Senate in June last year, got widened yesterday with 15 out of the existing 58 APC senators throwing their weight behind President Muhammadu Buhari against recent position taken by
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Former National Security Adviser, NSA, Colonel Mohammed Sambo Dasuki (rtd), yesterday told a federal High Court in Abuja that he was being punished by some persons at the highest level of power in the country for the perceived offences he committed some years ago while in the military. Dasuki who did not name any particular
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The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister for Justiceâ€Ž, Abubakar Malami, SAN, has said that he exercised the powers conferred on him when he filed a two-count charge of forgery and conspiracy to commit forgery against the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu, and two others. In a statement issued on
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National Caretaker Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, thursday said Senator Ali Modu Sheriff is a sinking politician that is working for enemies of the party to undermine opposition parties. Reacting to the inauguration of another committee to conduct fresh governorship primaries in Edo state, the PDP said through its Spokesman, Prince Dayo Adeyeye
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Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation, Hon. Abdulmumin Jibrin has urged members of the National Assembly to support President Buhariâ€™s anti-corruption war. The Lawmakerâ€™s reaction in a series of tweets Thursday through his verified twitter handle @AbdulAbmJâ€ª comes shortly after opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) caucus in the national assembly withdrew their support for
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Former National Security Adviser (NSA) Colonel Mohammed Sambo Dasuki (rtd) has told a Federal High court in Abuja that he is being punished by some persons at the highest level of power in the country for perceived grievances held against him while in active military service many years ago. Though he did not name any
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Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State says a top management team of Zenith Bank Plc on Thursday evening begged him over the bankâ€™s alleged role in funding Mr. Fayoseâ€™s election. The governor says Zenith Bank helped in funding his election in 2014, in his bid to deny an allegation by the government linking him to
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Embattled factional chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Sen Ali Modu Sheriff on Thursday inaugurated five committees for the conduct of a fresh primary election in Edo State. Sheriffâ€™s action is coming just few days after the Chairman of the partyâ€™s Caretaker Committee, Sen Ahmed Makarfi announced Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu as the partyâ€™s flag
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Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, has reacted to the alleged denial of the involvement of Zenith Bank Plc in the funding of his election in 2014, saying the bank should come out with an official statement on the matter. The governor was reacting to a news report in the media, claiming that the bank
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Senator Ben Bruce have reacted After AMCON Takes Over his business in Lagos,Abuja and Port Harcourt over an unpaid loan. Ben tweeted that Tough times don’t last and the situation is been resolved. It will be recalled that AMCON sealed off all his properties located in Lagos,Abuja and Port Harcourt which resulted in the disruption
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Department of Petroleum Resources, DPR, yesterday announced the discovery of two illegal engine oil manufacturing factories in Lagos The DPR team, led by Manager, Engineering and Standards Unit, Mrs. Sholabi Olanrewaju, told newsmen that they discovered the factory during a routine inspection and monitoring at Ikugbayi Street, Marine Bridge and Raji Rasak Estate, FESTAC Town
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Country Director, African Development Bank, AfDB, Dr. Ousmane Dore, has earmarked 175 million dollars for Agricultural Transformation Agenda Support Programme, ATASP-I, as instrument for consolidating the bankâ€™s investments in Nigerian agricultural sector. The latest edition of the bankâ€™s newsletter, issued by its Nigerian Country Office on Tuesday in Abuja quoted Dore as saying this at
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Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria, SMEDAN, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, with the Students for Advancement of Global Entrepreneurship, SAGE, to educate students on the need for entrepreneurship and Community Service Education across the country. The Director General, SMEDAN, Dr. Dikko Radda who stated this yesterday in Abuja, noted the
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NIGERIAN equities market closed yesterday on a positive note, as NSE ASI appreciated by 2.27% to close at 29,422.71basis points, compared with the 1.63% depreciation recorded previously. Its Year-to-Date (YTD) returns currently stands at 2.72%. Market breadth closed positive as GSK led 37gainers against 10losers topped by Trans Express at the end of yesterdayâ€™s session-
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National Coordinator, Nigeria-China Business Council, Mr. Mattew Uwakwe has called on the federal government to ban the importation of prepaid meters to pave way for indigenous production of the device to boost the economy. Uwakwe, made the call yesterday in an interview with Nigerian Pilot in Abuja, noted that nation would benefit more if it
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LAFARGE Africa Plc has concluded its Series I and II N60billion bond issuance, comprising N26,386,000,000 three-year bond at 14.25 per cent, which is due in 2019, and a N33,614,000,000 five-year bond 14.75 per cent due in 2021. The firm stated that the proceeds of the bond issuance would be used to part refinance the debt
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Assets Management Company of Nigeria, AMCON, has just taken over all assets owned by Silverbird Group. Silverbird Group is accused of owing the government agency about N11billion. Policemen have barricaded all properties belonging to Silverbird Group owned by Senator Ben Murray Bruce. Silverbird TV station has stopped live transmission of its programmes, showing only recorded
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Special Assistant to the Ekiti State Governor on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka has described self-professed human rights activist and lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN) as a mischievous lawyer, who is always out to defend any position that satisfied his selfish desire, saying; â€œFalana is only deceiving the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)
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Abuja â€“ Authorities of the Nigerian Army have said allegation by a militant group claiming that a coup plot to remove the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari were the handiwork of mischief makers since there was nothing like that in the offing. File Photo: President Muhammadu Buhari inspecting the Guards of honour. A statement titled
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