Drama as court stops swearing-in of Imo deputy gov-designate…

Ade Adesomoju, Chidiebube Okeoma and Gibson Achonu There was a mild drama at the Imo State Government House in Owerri on Tuesday after a state high court sitting in the state capital stopped the swearing-in of the deputy governor-designate, Callistus Ekenze. Ezenze was to be sworn in to replace Eze Madumere, who was removed from…

Insecurity: We can’t visit our constituencies anymore – Kogi senators,...

Leke Baiyewu, Abuja Members of the National Assembly representing Kogi State have said they can no longer visit their constituencies due to alleged intimidation by Governor Yahaya Bello. In a joint press statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday, eight of the 12 federal lawmakers from Kogi called on President Muhammadu Buhari to caution Bello in…

Tambuwal urges Nigerians to reject ‘prison-yard democracy’…

John Alechenu, Abuja The Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal, has urged Nigerians to reject what he called “prison-yard democracy,” which he said is exemplified by the ignoble meddlesomeness, rascality and high-handedness of some security agencies against democratic institutions, in Nigeria in recent times. Tambuwal said this in a statement released in Abuja, on Tuesday….

Nigeria’s ambassador to S’Africa resigns, dumps APC for PDP…

Enyioha Opara, Minna Ahead of the 2019 general elections, the Ambassador to South Africa, Ahmed Ibeto, has resigned. He has also renounced his membership of the ruling All Progressives Congress and has crossed over to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party. Ibeto was reported to have arrived Nigeria from Pretoria on Sunday and on Monday morning,…

Ortom: Security operatives chase Assembly clerk, others out of office…

John Ameh, Olalekan Adetayo, Leke Baiyewu and John Charles Heavily-armed security operatives on Tuesday chased the Clerk of the Benue State House of Assembly, Dr Toryese Angenor, and other officials of the Assembly out of office. Angenor told journalists in Makurdi that he, alongside others, was ordered out of office by security men, two hours…

We must flush out Buhari for a secure, prosperous Nigeria...

Justin Tyopuusu,  Jalingo A former Governor of Jigawa State and the presidential aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party,  Alhaji Sule Lamido, on Tuesday, said Nigerians must flush out Buhari in 2019 for a better,  secure and prosperous Nigeria. Lamido made the call at the Government House in Jalingo when he led his…

Impeachment threat: Kano deputy gov seeks police, DSS protection…

Ted Odogwu, Kano Barely 24 hours after the dramatic removal of the Kano State Speaker, Yusuf Ata, by the members of the state House of Assembly, the Deputy Governor of the state, Prof Hafiz Abubakar, has petitioned the police and the Department of States Services, alleging threat to his life. The deputy governor expressed anxiety…

Sanusi slams FG for not signing Africa trade pact…

Eniola Akinkuotu, Abuja The Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi (II), has criticised the Federal Government for failing to sign the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement. Sanusi said this in Abuja on Tuesday at the launching of the Association Peer-Review Journal and the Inaugural Lecture with the theme, ‘The New International System: A Diplomat’s Nightmare.’ The…

As Saraki’s drops broom to take cover under umbrella…

Olusola Fabiyi, Abuja He was a member of the ruling party, but he was never accepted to its inner caucus. He played a prominent role in the formation of the All Progressives Congress but was never seen as one of those considered good enough to be trusted with any important position within the government that…

EFCC detains Ekweremadu over 22 properties…

Olusola Fabiyi and Eniola Akinkuotu, Abuja The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has detained Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, for alleged fraud and failing to explain how he came to own 22 properties in Nigeria, the United States, the United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates. It was learnt that Ekweremadu honoured the invitation of…

Saraki, Kwara governor dump APC, join PDP…

John Alechenu, Sola Fabiyi, Success Nwogu and Leke Bayeiwu After weeks of speculations, the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, and the Kwara State Governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed, have dumped the All Progressives Congress for the opposition Peoples Democratic Party. Saraki announced his decision in a statement on his verified social media accounts on twitter and…