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  • INEC set to verify signatures, as Dino’s recall problem worsens April 25, 2018 Dino Melaye image

    The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says it will commence the verification of signatures of those seeking the recall of Sen. Dino Melaye on April 28.

    INEC Federal Commissioner, Mr Mohammed Haruna, made the disclosure at a stakeholders meeting on Wednesday in Lokoja over the commencement of the recall process.

    He explained that the verification exercise would hold in ...

  • Until police vacate Melaye’s house, Lawyer urges Senate to abort further sitting April 23, 2018 Dino Melaye's image

    A human rights lawyer, Barrister Frank Tietie, has urged the Senate to stop further legislative business in protest against Monday’s arrest of Senator Dino Melaye by men of the Nigerian Immigration Service and further siege to his Abuja home by police personnel.

    Tietie, who is the Executive Director of Citizens Advocacy For Social & Economic Rights,CASER, ...

  • Senator Dino Melaye arrested at Airport April 23, 2018 Dino Melaye's image

    Wanted Senator Dino Melaye reported that he was stopped from boarding a flight to Morocco this morning, after checking in.

    The voluble Senator who had been declared wanted by the Nigerian police for alleged arming of some thugs posted the information on his Instagram and Twitter accounts this morning.

    He said it was an arrest.

    The police and ...

  • Senate resumes sitting after mace snatching April 18, 2018 Mace image

    The Senate has resumed sitting after the incidence of Mace snatching by some men led by suspended Senator Ovie Omo-Agege.

    Omo-Agege had led some unidentified men to Senate Chamber and forcibly took away the Mace which is the symbol of authority of the upper chamber.

    Read also: PDP senators prevent colleague from defecting to APC

    Reports from ...

  • PMB visits Theresa May in London {Videos} April 17, 2018 PMB&Theresa May image

    President Muhammadu Buhari has visited British Prime Minister Theresa May at 10 Downing Street in London.The three-pronged focus of the Buhari administration resonated through the conversation, between Buhari and Theresa May.

    “We campaigned on three major issues, to secure the country, revive the economy and fight corruption,” said the President. “We have elections next year, politicians ...

  • Breaking: PMB announces intention to run in 2019 Presidential election April 9, 2018 Pres. Buhari image

    President Muhammadu Buhari has announced his intention to run in the 2019 Presidential election.

    The announcement was made on Monday in Abuja at the All Progressives Congress(APC)’s National Executive meeting.

    Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, an ardent Buhari supporter, tweeted the announcement on Monday:

  • Brazil’s former president Luiz Inacio Lula sends to prison April 6, 2018 Lula image

    Brazil’s former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, will begin his 12 year prison term from Friday, after a judge gave him 24 hours to surrender to police.

    The order from Judge Sergio Moro, head of Brazil’s huge “Car Wash” anti-graft probe, came as a complete surprise given that lawyers had earlier said ...

  • Violence erupts eastern Sierra Leone after the installation of new president April 6, 2018 Julius Maadu image

    Less than 24 hours after opposition Julius Maada Bio was sworn-in as President of Sierra Leone, some of his supporters have engaged in violent activities.

    The violence erupted in the eastern Sierra Leonean district of Kenema, after the installation of Bio as the country’s fifth president.

    Reports out of the town on Thursday suggest running battles between ...

  • Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) condemns $1bn security funds April 5, 2018

    The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned Federal Executive Council (FEC) approval of one billion dollars to procure military equipment to fight insurgency without recourse to the National Assembly.

    The party made the condemnation in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, on Thursday in Abuja.

    The money is to be drawn from the Excess Crude Account ...

  • President Muhammadu Buhari hails people investing in Nigeria March 30, 2018 Pres. Buhari image

    President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday expressed appreciation to foreign and local investors that agreed to commit their investment into Nigeria, aimed at boosting the country’s economy.

    Buhari, who unveiled a plaque to commemorate his visit to the Eko Atlantic City project, expressed his appreciation to investors after being shown round the project by Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode ...