ABUJA â€” The embattled National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Olisa Metuh, yesterday, opened his defence to the seven-count charge the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, preferred against him.
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Former Presidential Adviser on National Assembly Matters, Senator Florence Ita-Giwa has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to, as a matter of urgency, cater for the needs of the displaced people of Bakassi, the same way he had been making provisions for the Internally Displaced People, IDPs, of the North East.
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Senator Matthew Urhoghide, Chairman, Senate Committee on Culture and Tourism was before now, the Publicity Secretary of the Edo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. In this interview, he spoke on the development in the Senate, the embattled Senate President Bukola Saraki and how the PDP would take over the Senate Presidency if Saraki is removed, among others.
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Residents of Alhaji Aboki Street in Abaranje area of Ikotun have been thrown into confusion, following the discovery of the lifeless body of a 40-year-old resident known simply as Femi, in an uncompleted building.
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LAST week, the legislators expunged certain allocations from the 2016 Federal Budget. Among the expunged funds are allocations for polio eradication and essential drugs for HIV/AIDS.
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The deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, has called for a reform of the federal character principle in public sector recruitments if the country is to move forward.
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OSOGBOâ€”Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State, has sought the approval of the state House of Assembly for downward review of the 2016 budget estimate from N150.7 billion to N137.9 billion.
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ABEOKUTAâ€”A Divisional Police Officer in charge of Ikenne Division of Ogun State, Mr. Patrick Onwu, yesterday, went wild and beat a female traffic officer to coma for allegedly stopping his private vehicle.
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Minister of Agriculture, Mr Audu Ogbeh, has revealed President Muhammadu Buhariâ€™s directive for him to establish 50,000 hectares of grazing reserves within six months. According to him, this is meant to end the conflicts between Fulani herdsmen and farmers in the country.
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PROTESTING students of the Benue State University, BSU, yesterday trooped into the streets, crippling business activities and barricading the ever-busy Makurdi-Gboko federal highway over recent hike in tuition by the schoolâ€™s management, leaving several travellers and road users stranded for over four hours.
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Ado-Ekitiâ€”Contrary to insinuations that the Secretary to the Ekiti State Government, Dr Modupe Alade, has resigned her appointment from the Governor Ayodele Fayoseâ€™s government, Alade said she has not resigned but on a casual leave.
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IMMEDIATE past member of the House of Representatives and chieftain of All Progressives Congress, APC, in Edo State, Mr Rasaq Bello-Osagie, has admonished aspiring governorship candidates of the party in the state to market their antecedents and pedigree to delegates of the party rather than dissipate energy and resources in heating up the polity.
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RIVERS State Government has raised alarm of an alleged plot to arrest chieftains of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the state on trumped up charges.
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OPERATORS in the Information Communication Technology, (ICT), industry, have commenced moves to push for a bill on digital rights and freedom with a view to creating a robust ICT industry in Nigeria.
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IMMEDIATE past Governor of Plateau State and the Senator representing Plateau North Senatorial zone in the National Assembly, Jonah Jang, yesterday urged those aspiring to contest the State Executive Council, SEC, of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP election to ensure they play by the rule and desist from act capable of tearing the party in the state apart.
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SOLDIERS from the 4th Brigade, Benin, Edo State attached to Presco Oil Plc, Ovre-Eku, in Ethiope East Local Government Area, Delta State have been accused of stomping a 20 month old baby to death during an early morning raid at Eku community.
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THE Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has advised the Inspector General of Police to disregard a National Assembly resolution to seal the Kogi State House of Assembly, saying the legislative body erred in its resolution.
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AS part of efforts to ensure efficient service delivery to its customers across its network, Nigeriaâ€™s largest electricity distribution company, Ikeja Electric, have cautioned customers against making cash payments to its staff, calling such actions an act of sabotage on efforts of the company to improve service delivery across her network.
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STANBIC IBTC, a member of the Standard Bank Group, has concluded arrangement to partner the Kaduna State government, and other state governments, to ensure governmentâ€™s transformation agenda is realised and the benefits of democratic governance felt by the people.
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