Buhari Should Appoint A Separate Minister For Power – Senate

Buhari Should Appoint A Separate Minister For Power – Senate

Nigerian Senate on Tuesday urged President Muhammadu Buhari to urgently appoint a separate minister for the ministry of power due to critical challenges facing the sector. The senator said the current minister, Babatunde Fashola is overwhelmed by functions in other ministerial portfolios. The Senate resolution follows a motion by Senator Mustapha Bukar on the need for the Ministry of Power under Fashola to limit its role to general policy making rather than choking and preventing…

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I Will Never Return To PDP – Obasanjo Tells Makarfi

I Will Never Return To PDP – Obasanjo Tells Makarfi

A former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has vowed never to return to the Peoples Democratic Party. This was what he told journalists after he met with the National Caretaker Chairman of the party, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, behind closed-doors. The meeting was held at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, Abeokuta, which lasted for one hour. The former president said, “I will never return to the PDP, just like a dog would never return to its vomit.”…

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Insecurity: 9 Governors In Closed Door Meeting With President Buhari

Insecurity: 9 Governors In Closed Door Meeting With President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari is meeting with delegates of the Nigeria Governors Forum, NGF, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The delegation led by the Chairman of NGF and governor of Zamfara state, Abdullaziz Yari arrived at the venue about 12:30pm and went straight to the New Banquet Hall at Aso Rock. Though, the agenda of the meeting was not made public, it may not be unconnected with security challenges some states are facing as well as…

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Abaribe In Trouble As Court Insists He Must Produce Nnamdi Kanu Or Risk Jail

Abaribe In Trouble As Court Insists He Must Produce Nnamdi Kanu Or Risk Jail

Efforts by Senator Eyninnaya Abaribe to free himself as a surety to the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, whose whereabouts is unknown, yielded no meaningful result on Tuesday. Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court, Abuja held that he can only be freed when Kanu is produced in court. Senator Abaribe and two others, Immanuel Shalum Okabenmabu and Tochukwu Uchendu, had stood as sureties for the leader of the recently…

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2019: Buhari Orders FIRS To Close Atiku’s Company Office

2019: Buhari Orders FIRS To Close Atiku’s Company Office

The onslaught against former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar in the hands of the Buhari government continued on Monday as the Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS, sealed the headquarters of his company Intels, in Onne, Rivers State. DAIlY POST gathered that the company was sealed over “unremitted taxes”. Intels operates in a Free Zone Authority located in Nigeria’s Niger Delta. FIRS is accusing the oil services company, Intels of operating illegally within the zone. An impeccable…

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Agbakoba Drags Buhari To Court For Appointing Himself Petroleum Minister

Agbakoba Drags Buhari To Court For Appointing Himself Petroleum Minister

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has been dragged before an Abuja Federal High Court by former president of the Nigerian Bar Association, Olisa Agbakoba, for appointing himself the Minister of Petroleum Resources. In the suit which the lawyer instituted before the court on Monday, through his chambers, he prayed the court to establish the constitutional qualification of the president to hold executive office as Petroleum Minister. According to Agbakoba, going by section 138 of the Nigerian…

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Buhari, AGF Beg Court To Dismiss Suit Praying Magu’s Removal As EFCC Chairman

Buhari, AGF Beg Court To Dismiss Suit Praying Magu’s Removal As EFCC Chairman

An Abuja Federal High Court has been asked to sack all suits praying for the removal of the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Ibrahim Magu, from office. President Muhammadu Buhari and the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN), made the request to the court. Buhari and Malami said in a preliminary objection challenging the competence of a suit seeking Magu’s removal from…

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Economy: Nigeria Can’t Achieve Much Under Buhari- IMF

Economy: Nigeria Can’t Achieve Much Under Buhari- IMF

Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF’s) African Department has explained why Nigeria can’t achieve higher productivity in many sectors of the economy. He said without energy, it would be difficult for the acclaimed Africa’s giant to make headways.  Mr. Abebe Aemro Selassie, while briefing newsmen over the weekend at the IMF/ World Bank Annual Meetings in Washington DC, “given how big the size of the Nigerian economy is and given the potential that it…

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Nigeria Has Suffered Accidental Presidency Since 1999- Says Ghali Na’Abba

Nigeria Has Suffered Accidental Presidency Since 1999- Says Ghali Na’Abba

Former Speaker, House of Representatives, Hon. Ghali Umar Na’Abba, has described all Nigerian presidents from 1999 till date as accidental leaders going by the process of their emergence. The former lawmaker said the faulty process of their emergence was responsible for the leadership problem facing Nigeria. He made these remarks at the 2016/2017 Matriculation and Fellowship Endowment Ceremony of the National Institute for Legislative Studies (NILS) in Abuja. Na’Abba said accidental leadership brings about trial…

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Arms Smuggling: President Buhari, Customs Boss Ali Heads To Turkey

Arms Smuggling: President Buhari, Customs Boss Ali Heads To Turkey

The Comptroller-General of Customs, Col Hameed Ali (rtd) will accompany President Muhammadu to Turkey this week where a bilateral talk on illegal arms smuggling is expected to hold. This was disclosed by the Deputy Comptroller General (DCG) Enforcement, Investigation, and Inspection, Aminu Dangaladima at the weekend in Abuja. The service also displayed seized 27 Toyota vehicles valued at N432 million at the Customs headquarters. Dangaladima said more arrests have been made on the 2,671 arms…

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