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Customs Boss Must Appear On Wednesday, Senate Insists
The Senate has insisted that the Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Customs Service, Col. Hameed Ali, must appear before it on Wednesday.
President Buhari Meets Saraki, Dogara Behind Closed Doors
President Muhammadu Buhari is reportedly having a closed-door meeting with the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives,Yakubu Dogara, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Dogara Receives Buhari Resumption Letter
Hon. Yakubu Dogara, has confirmed he has received President Buhari’s letter, informing the National Assembly of his resumption to duty.
Buhari’s Minister Speaks On Division In Cabinet Over National Carrier
Sack Non-Performing Ministers Immediately – Northern Youths Tell Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari has been asked by the Arewa Youth Assembly (AYA), to immediately sack non-performing ministers in his cabinet.
Anambra
Rivers Re-Run: 23 INEC Staff To Begin Trial Today
The 23 INEC staffs alleged to have collected N360 million during the Rivers State re-run poll will start their trial at the Federal High Court in Abuja.
Kwankwaso
Kwankwaso May Defect To PDP, Party Chieftain Says
Rabiu Kwankwaso, former Governor of Kano State, may defect from the APC to the PDP, according to Iliyasu Kwankwaso, a chieftain of the PDP.
Seriake Dickson Loses Mother
Dickson’s Committee Proffer Solution To Crisis-Rocking PDP
Gov. Dickson reconciliation committee has said it has released the report it submitted to Sheriff, saying the aim was to bring lasting peace to the party.
Osinbajo
Osinbajo’s Security Must Be Beefed Up – OPC Leader
The leader of the Oodua peoples Congress (OPC), Dr. Fredrick Fasehun, has called for the tightening up of the security around Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.
Adoke
Adoke: Obasanjo, Yar’Adua, Jonathan Endorsed Malabu Agreement
Former Minister of Justice, Mohammed Bello Adoke (SAN), has insisted that the controversial Malabu oil bloc agreement was approved by past administrations.
APC
Nigerians Are Being Misled By Churches – Gov. Okorocha
The Imo State Governor, Rochas Owelle Okorocha, has said that the churches have misled the people into believing that the APC was sponsoring Boko Haram.
Fresh Election Should Be Conducted If President Dies, Cleric Says
Sani Yahaya Jingir, the Chairman, JIBWIS, an Islamic group has said fresh elections should be conducted in the event of death or incapacitation of a Nigerian President.
Diezani Diverted $115m, Witness Tells Court
A witness has narrated how the ex-minister stashed the sum of $115,010,000 in the bank and subsequently instructed that the money be changed into naira, for distribution to different individuals.
Nwosu
2019 Election: PPA Chieftain Urges Support For Igbo Presidency
A chieftain of the Progressive People’s Alliance (PPA), Ndubue Iko, has urged support for a Nigerian President of Igbo extraction in the 2019 election.
APC
Makarfi Collected N50m Monthly From State Governors – PDP
The PDP has accused the Ahmed Makarfi led National Caretaker Committee of collecting N50 million monthly subvention from governors of the party.
MASSOB
Xenophobia: FG Refused To Act Because Igbos Were Most Affected – MASSOB
MASSOB has accused the Federal Government of not doing enough to convince the South African Government to end the xenophobic attacks against Nigerians.
Nnamani
FG Pledges To Implement Nnamani’s Committee Report
The Federal Government has said it would implement the report of the Nnamani led Constitution Reform Committee if passed into law by the National Assembly.
Customs
Resign If You Can’t Wear Customs Uniform – Senator Tells Customs Boss
Senator Solomon Adeola has called on the Comptroller General of the Nigerian Customs Service, Col. Hameed Ali (Rtd), to resign if he cannot wear the Customs uniform.
Governor Okowa Will Complete Eight-Year Tenure, Says Ibori
Former Governor of Delta State, James Onanefe Ibori, has declared that governor of the State, Arthur Ifeanyi Okowa, would complete an eight-year tenure in the State.
Ex-Zamfara Governor, Deputy, Dump PDP For APC
Former Governor of Zamfara State Mamuda Shinkafi has defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Ibrahim Babangida 2019 election
Two-Party System Is The Best Option Towards Deepening Democracy – Babangida
Ibrahim Babangida (rtd), on Saturday re-echoed his support for a two-party system, and declared that it was the best option toward deepening democracy.
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