Senate Asks Minister Of Finance To Release Outstanding N15bn for Amnesty Programme

Senate Asks Minister Of Finance To Release Outstanding N15bn for Amnesty Programme

The Senate on Thursday asked the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun to release outstanding N15 billion in the 2016 budgetary allocation to the Presidential Amnesty Programme. The Upper Chamber also mandated its Committee on Niger Delta to investigate the circumstances leading to funding constraints of the programme, with a view to avoiding reoccurrence. This followed […]

PDP Crisis: Bayelsa Governor Asks Makarfi To Resign

PDP Crisis: Bayelsa Governor Asks Makarfi  To Resign

Governor Seriake Dickson, the Chairman of the PDP Reconciliation Committee, has called on the Ahmed Makarfi-led Caretaker Committee to step down in the interest of the party. The Bayelsa governor made the call while speaking with journalists on Sunday in Abuja. Mr. Dickson said the stage was now set for all the chieftains and elders […]

Cross Rivers Chief Judge Is Dead

Cross Rivers Chief Judge Is Dead

Justice Okoi Ikpi-Itam, the Chief Judge of Cross River, is dead. Aged 63 years, Mr. Ikpi-Itam died in the early hours of Saturday after a brief illness. According to the wife of the deceased, Chief Magistrate Helen Itam, her husband took ill on Thursday and was taken to the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH) […]

Old Bendel Governor, Samuel Ogbemudia, Reportedly Dead

Old Bendel Governor, Samuel Ogbemudia, Reportedly Dead

Reports indicate that former governor of old Bendel State, Samuel Ogbemudia is dead. Mr Ogbemudia was Military Governor of the then Mid-West State from 167 to 1975, before he was fired and subsequently retired by the Murtala Muhammad administration which took over power that year. After the state was renamed to Bendel State, Gen Ogbemudia […]

$1.1bn Malabu Oil Deal: EFCC Files Corruption Charges Against Anglo-Dutch Shell, ENI

$1.1bn Malabu Oil Deal: EFCC Files Corruption Charges Against Anglo-Dutch Shell, ENI

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Nigeria’s main anti-corruption agency, has filed fresh corruption charges against two multinational oil firms, Anglo-Dutch Shell and the Italian oil firm ENI, for their roles in the long-running Malabu $1.1 billion scandal. The charges were filed at the FCT High Court on Thursday afternoon against the oil majors and […]

Court Removes Senator, Orders Refunds Of Emoluments Earned

Court Removes Senator, Orders Refunds Of Emoluments Earned

A federal high court in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, has ordered the removal of the senator representing Akwa Ibom North-East Senatorial district, Bassey Akpan, from the Nigerian Senate. The court in a ruling delivered on Monday 27th February 2017,  ruled that Mr Bassey Etim, and not Mr. Bassey Akpan, was the legitimate candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, […]

Nigeria To Establish Naval War College

Nigeria To Establish Naval War College

The Naval Council has approved the establishment of a Naval War College in Akwa Ibom, the Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali, has said. Mr. Dan-Ali, a retired brigadier general, made the disclosure on Sunday at the opening ceremony of the 11th Nigerian Navy Games, tagged, “Uyo 2017”, holding at Godswill Akpabio International stadium, Uyo. The […]

INEC Recieves Investigative Report On Rivers Re-Run, To Overhaul Operations

INEC Recieves Investigative Report On Rivers Re-Run, To Overhaul Operations

The Independent National Electoral Commission  (INEC) has received the report of the Joint Police/SSS Special Investigation Panel on Rivers Re-Run elections of December 10, 2016. The rerun election to elect state and federal lawmakers for Rivers was characterised by widespread violence, resulting in the deaths of at least two police officers. The local ruling party, the PDP, and the […]

Support Ali Modu Sheriff Or Be Destroyed- Ben Bruce

Support Ali Modu Sheriff Or Be Destroyed- Ben Bruce

A Senator of the opposition People’s Democratic Party and  chairman of the Silverbird Group, Nigeria’s premier entertainment chain has advocated respect for the court ruling that affirmed Mr Ali Modu Sheriff as the authentic chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party is the “only way” to salvage Nigeria’s troubled opposition party Mr. Ben Murray-Bruce, a PDP Senator […]

Fashola Promises To Reverse Abandonment Of Bayelsa By Previous Administrations

Fashola Promises To Reverse Abandonment Of Bayelsa By Previous Administrations

As part of his ongoing tour of federal government infrastructural projects in the South South geopolitical zone, the Federal Minister Of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Raji Fashola, has visited Bayelsa State to assess the state of road projects there. During the visit, the Honourableminister expressed displeasure at the level of abandonment of the […]

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