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Presidency may shun Senate over 2014 confab report

The Presidency may shun the Senate resolution asking it to forward the 2014 National Conference report to the Upper Chamber of the National Assembly for urgent legislative action. Former President Goodluck Jonathan had convened the national conference in 2014 as part of efforts to address some of the challenges facing the nation. At its sitting on Wednesday, the Senate resolved ... Read More »

Lai Mohammed cautions warmongers

Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has admonished those beating drums of war through hate speeches and divisive statements to desist in the interest of the nation’s unity and safety. The minister gave the advise on Saturday at the “Lai Mohammed 10th Annual Ramadan Lecture” held in his country home, Oro, Kwara. Lai Mohammed expressed concerns over the ... Read More »

Fmr Gov. Segun Oni Joins Ekiti Governorship Race

The All Progressives Congress’ Deputy National Chairman (South), Chief Segun Oni, has joined the Ekiti governorship race. He would make on open declaration in July, the Director General of the Segun Oni Campaign, Dr. Ife Arowosoge, said on Thursday at the maiden meeting of APC leaders and members from all the 16 local government areas working for the 2018 aspiration ... Read More »

Trump to ban business with Cuban military

President Donald Trump is set to announce curbs on US firms doing business with the Cuban military and tighter rules on travel to the island Friday, as he tries to roll back an opening initiated by Barack Obama. Trump is set to travel on Friday to Miami, where a source close to the deliberations says he will announce a prohibition ... Read More »

Senate won’t cede its constitutional powers to executive – Saraki

Senate President, Bukola Saraki, said on Thursday the Senate would never surrender its constitutional powers to the executive arm of government under any guise. Saraki noted that even when the upper chamber bends backward to accommodate issues such gesture should not be misconstrued to mean weakness or misinterpreted to mean that the constitutional powers assigned to the Senate do not ... Read More »

APC expels suspended Rep, Jibrin

The All Progressive Congress, APC, in Bebeji Local Government Area of Kano State, says it has expelled Abdulmumuni Jibrin, the member of the House of Representatives who was suspended for accusing the leadership of the House of budget fraud. Mr. Jibrin represents Bebeji Federal Constituency. The chapter of the party said Mr. Jibrin was expelled for taking part in anti-party ... Read More »

Russia offers asylum to former U.S. FBI director Comey

Russian President Vladimir Putin offered asylum to the former director of the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), James Comey. Putin said that Comey’s release of records of his conversations with President Donald Trump equated to being an activist, like former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, who lives in Russia under asylum. If Comey, who was fired by Trump, continues ... Read More »

Ex-minister Chidoka joins Anambra gov race

A former Minister of Aviation, Chief Osita Chidoka, on Wednesday joined the United Progressives Party and declared his intention to run in the November 18 governorship election in Anambra State. Chidoka, who was accompanied to his Obosi Ward 1 in Idemili North Local Government Area for registration with the UPP by loyalists, said he joined the party to bring good ... Read More »

Reps demand military squad to stop killer herdsmen

The House of Representatives has asked the Federal Government to set up a joint military-police task force to confront “rampaging” herdsmen, who are killing and maiming victims in various parts of the country. In Etsako Federal Constituency of Edo State and particularly in Auchi-Warake; Fugar-Ekperi and Okpella-Uluoke committees, the House said the herdsmen terrorising inhabitants were “suspected Boko Haram” insurgents, ... Read More »