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Osinbajo orders PENCOM, ICPC, CCB appointees to resume

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has directed the newly appointed chairmen of the National Pension Commission, Code of Conduct Bureau, and the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission to resume duty. Mr Bolaji Adebiyi, Permanent Secretary and Director Press Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, made this known in a statement on Friday in Abuja. He said ... Read More »

New Moon: Sultan directs Muslims to watch from Aug.22

The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, has urged Muslims to watch out for the new moon of Dhulhajj1438AH fromTuesday, Aug. 22. The Sultan said this in a statement issued by Prof. Sambo Junaidu, the Chairman, Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs, Sultanate Council, Sokoto on Saturday. “This is to inform the Muslim Ummah that Tuesday, August 22, which is equivalent ... Read More »

Buhari’s return not spurred by protests, says Presidency

The Presidency on Saturday said that the decision for President Muhammadu Buhari to return on Saturday has nothing to do with the protest against his continued stay in London. Speaking with journalists at the Presidential wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja while awaiting the arrival of the President, the Special Adviser on media and publicity, Femi Adesina, said ... Read More »

Anambra 2017: Chidoka emerges UPP candidate

A former Minister Of Aviation, Chief Osita Chidoka, has emerged the gubernatorial candidate of the United Progressives Party (UPP) in Anambra. Chidoka beat his opponent, Chief Chudi Offodile in the primary congress held in Awka on Saturday. Announcing the result, the Chairman of UPP National Congress Committee, Chris Uche, said Chidoka polled 1,222 votes against 87 polled by Offodile from ... Read More »

I’m “President in-waiting”, says Fayose

Ekiti State Governor Peter Ayodele Fayose is famous for his controversies. On Saturday, ahead of President Muhammed Buhari’s arrival from London,  Fayode declared himself as Nigeria’s president in-waiting. He spoke at the Jolly Nyame Stadium, Jalingo –the Taraba State capital during the funeral service of former Governor Danbaba Danfulani Suntai. The Ekiti governor came when all other dignitaries were seated ... Read More »

Grace Mugabe absent from South Africa summit as assault claim lingers

Zimbabwe’s first lady Grace Mugabe failed to appear Saturday at a summit in South Africa attended by her husband, an event overshadowed by her effort to obtain diplomatic immunity over assault allegations. The wife of President Robert Mugabe has not been seen since being accused of attacking a 20-year-old model with a electrical extension cord last weekend in a Johannesburg ... Read More »

Pray for perfection of Buhari’s healing, Dogara urges Nigerians

The Speaker of the House of Representatives,  Mr Yakubu Dogara, on Saturday welcomed President Muhammadu Buhari back to the country after over three months of medical vacation in England. In a statement in Abuja by his Special Adviser on Media and Public Affairs, Mr Turaki Hassan, the speaker expressed gratitude to Almighty God for granting the president healing and journey mercies back ... Read More »

Ex-Taraba Gov. Suntai buried amidst eulogies, tears

The remains of the former Governor of Taraba, Danbaba Suntai was laid to rest on Saturday in his hometown, Suntai in Bali Local Government Area of the state amidst tears and eulogies. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that a cross section of Nigerians, who were touched by the late governor’s kind gesture and sterling leadership qualities, could not ... Read More »

Buhari, Osinbajo, security chiefs meet in Aso Rock

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday met behind closed doors with the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo and security chiefs at the State House, Abuja. Buhari had returned to the country on Saturday after over 100 days medical vacation in the United Kingdom. Osinbajo, while speaking to State House correspondents on the President’s return,  said “As you can see from the many ... Read More »

Senate counters Osinbajo; warns PenCom, CBB, ICPC nominees not to assume duties before confirmation

The Senate has advised the nominees for headship of Pension Commission (PenCom) and two other Federal Government agencies not to assume duties until their nominations are confirmed. The other agencies are Code of Conduct Bureau (CBB) and Independent Corrupt Practices and Allied Offences Commission (ICPC). In a statement on Saturday in Abuja by its spokesperson, Aliyu Abdullahi, the Senate insisted ... Read More »