Senator Misau deplores security siege at National Assembly

A member of the Senate, Sen. Isa Misau, says siege at the National Assembly on Tuesday by Department of State Services (DSS) operatives was a “bad example to other African democracies’’. Misau, who represents Bauchi Central Senatorial District, said that barricading the gate of the assembly complex and denying some legislators access into their offices was a gross illegality and affront on democracy. As early as 7 a.m., security operatives blocked the entrance of the complex, barring workers, journalists and some legislators from going in. The DSS personnel, who were…

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National Assembly: Osinbajo summons DSS DG, IGP Idris

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday summoned the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris and the Director-General of the Department of State Security, Malam Lawan Daura at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) gathered that the two security chiefs, who arrived Aso Rock at different times, were to update the acting president on security developments including the blockade of the National Assembly by security officials. The Inspector-General of Police was the first to arrive at about 12.35 p.m before the arrival of the DSS Director General at…

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APC: President Buhari’ll win in 2019

The All Progressives Congress has expressed confidence that President Muhammadu Buhari will coast to victory in the 2019 elections despite the gale of defections that has hit the party within the last few weeks. The National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Mr Yekini Nabena, said this in an interview with journalists in Abuja, on Sunday. He was responding to a question on the possible effect the exit of the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, and the Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, on the party’s fortunes come 2019. Nabena explained…

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Senator Adamu: Bukola Saraki a drowning man

The senator representing Nasarawa West in Nasarawa State, Abdullahi Adamu, has described Bukola Saraki as “a drowning man” who is clutching at straws to salvage his dwindling reputation. Adamu, while reacting to Saraki’s recent allegation that he (Adamu) is “a mischievous liar,” said the senate president actually “turned reality on his head because he (Saraki) is the actual liar.” Senator Saraki had, in a recent statement issued by his media aide, alleged that the former Nasarawa State governor’s support for President Muhammadu Buhari was half-hearted and only prompted by Adamu’s…

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Akpabio meets Buhari in London

Senate minority leader, Godswill Akpabio met vacationing President Muhammadu Buhari in London today, four days before he crosses over to the All Progressives Congress. Issues discussed were not diclosed. Akpabio had met Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in Abuja on Thursday and also national leader of the APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, in Lagos. Akpabio’s decision to leave the PDP has dampened PDP celebration over the defection of a dozen senators, three governors and some 30 members of the House of Representatives, who hitherto were members of the All Progressives Congress….

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NDDC to construct 69km road, 22 bridges in Delta coastal communities –Adjogbe

From Grandball Joel THE Executive Director of Projects at the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Engr, Sam Adjogbe has disclosed that the Buhari administration is set to construct a 69 km road with 22 bridges to link the coaster communities in Delta state for effective oil exploration and smooth take of the Maritime University at Okerenkoko. Speaking at Evwreni in Ughelli North,Delta state, when the Buhari Support Group Center, BSGC made him  patron of the group, Adjogbe held that the Buhari administration has touch lives and communities in the Niger…

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Senator Gumel: Executive order 6 targets thieves

Senator Abdullahi Gumel (APC, Jigawa) has urged Nigerians not to express fears over the Executive Order 6, recently signed by President Buhari. Gumel told the journalists yesterday that “only thieves” would be afraid of an order meant to help preserve assets wrongfully acquired. The lawmaker, who is Chairman, Senate Committee on States and Local Government Administration, said it was not meant to witch-hunt Nigerians except those looting the resources of the country for personal interest. “If somebody is kicking against, it may be that the person is a thief. The…

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Nursing mother, 154 stranded Nigerians in Russia arrive Abuja

A nursing mother and 154 out of 230 Nigerian football fans stranded in Russia after the 2018 FIFA World Cup arrived the country on Friday night. The stranded football fans including a nursing mother in her mid thirties came through Ethiopian Airline flight number ET-ALP that arrived Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport Abuja at about 9.12 p.m on July 20. The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, who was at the airport to monitor their arrival, lauded President Muhammadu Buhari’s effort to ensure their safe return. He said that Mr…

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EFCC re-arraigns ex-Governor Orji Kalu, raises charges to 39 counts

A former Governor of Abia, Orji Uzor Kalu, was on Tuesday re-arraigned at a Federal High Court in Lagos on an amended 39-count bordering on fraud. Kalu, who is now a member of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) is being prosecuted by the Economic an. The anti-graft agency is prosecuting Kalu together with his former Commissioner for Finance, Ude Udeogo, and a company, Slok Nigeria Ltd., said to be owned by Kalu. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that the EFCC had on Oct. 31, 2016, preferred 34…

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Police inspector dismissed for giving information to unauthorised persons

The Police on Tuesday arraigned a 38-year-old man, Adesida Ademola, in an Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrates’ Court, for allegedly ‎giving false information to public officers. Ademola of no fixed address is standing trial on a charge of giving false information to public officers. The prosecutor, Sgt. Samson Osobu, told the court that the defendant committed the alleged offence on July 12, in Ado-Ekiti. Osobu alleged that the defendant, being a serving police inspector, did publish and communicate to unauthorised persons, the information that came to him by virtue of his position….

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