Showing posts with label Politics. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Politics. Show all posts

Thursday, 5 November 2015

SURE-P: Senate asks Buhari to probe Jonathan

ABUJA — CITING  mismanagement of funds, the Senate, yesterday, asked President Muhammadu Buhari to begin immediate probe of his predecessor, Dr Goodluck Jonathan, in his handling of the Subsidy Re-investment and Empowerment Programme, SURE-P.

Friday, 30 October 2015

My experience in conducting 2015 polls — Jega

For the first time after conducting the 2015 elections adjudged to be one of the country’s best, former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commissioner, Professor Attahiru Jega, yesterday, spoke about what the commission went through.

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Rivers re-run polls split senators over Amaechi

ABUJA—AHEAD of today’s screening and confirmation of the remaining ministerial nominees, senators of All Progressives Congress, APC, and Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, have mapped out strategies on how to achieve their set goals.

Friday, 23 October 2015

I served as minister without pay —Falae

AKURE—The former Secretary to the Government of the Federation and former Minister of Finance, Chief Olu Falae, on Wednesday in Akure, the Ondo State capital, said he served as a minister without collecting any salary.

EFCC tenders evidence against Lamido, 2 sons

ABUJA—Determined to establish the money laundering charge it slammed against Sule Lamido, former Governor of Jigawa State and his two sons, Aminu and Mustapha, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Wednesday, tendered before the Federal High Court in Abuja, details of bank accounts it said were used by the accused persons to siphon public funds.

PDP senators turn dumb during Amaechi’s screening

ABUJA — The controversy over the screening of erstwhile Rivers State governor, Rotimi Amaechi as a minister, ended in an anti-climax yesterday, when seething senators of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP turned dumb to him.

Thursday, 22 October 2015

Buhari appoints Mahmood Yakubu as INEC chairman

ABUJA–President Mohammadu Buhari on Wednesday appointed Professor Mahmood Yakubu as the new chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC. Yakubu who is taking over from the Acting Chairman of the Commission, Mrs. Bala Zakari was the former Executive Secretary of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund, TETFUND.

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Appeal Court adjourns Saraki’s suit indefinitely

ABUJA—Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal, yesterday, granted an indefinite adjournment in the suit filed by the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, to stop the Federal Government from opening its case against him before the Code of Conduct Tribunal.

Prove you’er not a dictator, tribalist; Adebanjo tells Buhari

Ibadan—LEADER of Afenifere and Awoist, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, yesterday, scored  the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari low, saying it has no concrete blueprint aimed at improving the lot of the citizenry.

Monday, 19 October 2015

Ministerial appointments not compensation for Igbo —Aka-Ikenga

The recent ministerial appointments made by President Muhammadu Buhari are not compensation for the Igbo.

Apkpabio: President Buhari is a dictator says PDP

ABUJA—The Presidency and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, yesterday engaged in war of words over President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-corruption crusade following the grilling of former Akwa Ibom State Governor and Senate Minority Leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

Friday, 16 October 2015

Ministerial Appointment: Why Senate shifted Amaechi, Shittu’s screening

ABUJA—THE Senate has, for the second time this week, deferred the screening of former Governor of Rivers State, Rotimi Amaechi. Also deffered is that of the nominee from Oyo state, Mr. Adebayo Shittu.

Thursday, 15 October 2015

FG to ban rice importation next 2 years

ABUJA – Federal government Wednesday said it has plans to stop the importation of rice in the next two years, however stating that the policy would not be enforced until it has developed local industries to produce maximally for local consumption.

Kachikwu, Fashola, steal show at Senate screening

ABUJA — FORMER Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola (SAN), Group Managing Director of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Dr Ibe Kachikwu and Mrs Kemi Adeosun were clearly the star attractions at the screening of ministerial nominees, yesterday, as the Senate cleared 18 nominees for ministerial appointment.

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Presidency happy with Saraki’s handling of Ministerial screening

ABUJA —THE Senate, yesterday, screened 10 of President Muhammadu Buhari’s 37 ministerial nominees in an exercise that was both colourful and dramatic.

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Boko Haram: Buhari’s timeline to end insurgency realisable – Obasanjo

ABUJA – Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Monday stated that the December deadline given to the military by President Mohammadu Buhari to rout out insurgency in the country was realisable.

Presidency makes U-turn on Petroleum Minister

There is an indication that the  Presidency has reversed itself on the petroleum ministerial position.The portfolio will now have no minister, while a ministerial nominee in the person of Emmanuel Kachikwu, current Managing Director of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, would be Minister of State for Petroleum Resources.

Why Buhari, Auditor-Gen disagreed on Lake Chad report

ABUJA—THERE was drama yesterday as President Muhammadu Buhari and Auditor-General of the Federation, AGF, Samuel Ukura, disagreed over the environmental audit report on the drying up of Lake Chad.

Ministerial nominees: Odimegwu, Oyinlola, Bello, others on Buhari’s 2nd list

ABUJA— PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday sent the second list of ministerial nominees to Senate President Bukola Saraki.

Monday, 12 October 2015

Police nab 6 of Falae’s abductors in Ondo, Ekiti, Niger

Akure—Six of the suspected Fulani herdsmen, who kidnapped the former Secretary to the Federal Government Nigeria and Finance Minister. Chief Olu Falae, have been arrested and an unspecified amount of the ransom recovered from one of them.