Presidency tells Nigerians: Don’t allow PDP to sabotage our democracy…

The Presidency on Tuesday raised alarm on what it described as attempts by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) “to bring down the roof on everyone’’ for selfish political reason. Malam Garba Shehu, the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, in a statement in Abuja, noted that the PDP had embarked on activities…

President Buhari congratulates Bisi Akande on 80th Birthday…

President Muhammadu Buhari has joined all members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in greeting the first Interim Chairman of the party and former Governor of Osun, Chief Adebisi  Akande on his 8oth birthday. In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, in Abuja on Tuesday, President Buhari congratulated Chief…

NUJ lauds TETFund on intervention for tertiary institutions…

The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has commended the efforts of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) in ensuring through its intervention that institutions have adequate infrastructure. A statement signed by Mr Ebikwo Benn, Director, Public Affairs Department, TETFund in Abuja on Tuesday, said the NUJ gave the commendation during a visit  to the Executive…

Articulated vehicle crashes, catches fire on Enugu-Abakaliki highway…

An articulated vehicle conveying diesel on Tuesday crashed near the Federal Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki (FETHA), on the Enugu-Abakaliki highway. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) correspondent who visited the scene reports that the vehicle later caught fire from the spilled product. The incident disrupted vehicular movement, causing motorists to divert to adjourning routes. Security personnel who…

Firms to build $3m smelting plant, refinery in Plateau…

Two firms, D Four Metals and Plastona Limited, have entered into a joint venture agreement to establish a 3 million U.S. dollars ultra-modern smelting plant and refinery in Jos, Plateau. They said the agreement was geared towards producing exportable products from Nigeria’s unprocessed abundant crude and raw natural resources. According to the firms, their move…

Assembly increases Bauchi 2019 Budget by N2bln…

The Bauchi House of Assembly on Tuesday passed the state’s 2019 Budget Bill,  less than a month after it was presented to it by  Gov. Muhammed Abubakar. The legislature increased the budget by N2 billion to bring its overall size to N198, 849, 074, 280.00. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the governor…

Kano: INEC says 475,370 PVCs yet to be collected…

The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Kano, Prof. Riskuwa Shehu, says no less than 475,370 Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) are yet to be collected in the state. The INEC commissioner disclosed this during an interactive session with religious leaders on Tuesday in Kano. He said: “as at Jan. 14 a…

BREAKING: EFCC raids Chief Justice Onnoghen’s Abuja Home…

Information reaching the PoliticsNGR newsdesk this evening reveals that operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (INEC) have raided the residence of embattled Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen. PoliticsNGR learned that the EFCC raid comes amidst allegations of false assets and non-assets declaration levelled against Justice Onnoghen in a petition written to…

Fani-Kayode reacts to EFCC raid on CJN Onnoghen’s home…

Former aviation minister, Chief Femi Fani Kayode has reacted to the raid on the Abuja Residence of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. In a statement made available to PoliticsNGR, FFK wrote; “Why have the EFCC surrounded the home of CJN Onnoghen and why are they…

General poll: INEC tasks religious leaders on PVCs collection…

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has urged religious leaders to enlighten their followers on the need to collect their Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVC) ahead of the forthcoming election. Mr Festus Okoye, INEC National Commissioner in charge of Enugu and Anambra states, made the appeal in an interactive session with religious leaders in Enugu on…

PDP, YPP, ANRP, others agree on open, digital assets declaration…

Five political parties, including the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), have pledged to introduce an “open and digitised asset declaration system’’ when voted into power at the centre. The pledge came through their representatives at the BigDebate on Corruption and Accountability meeting organised by the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) in Abuja on…