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Edo: Tribunal Refused PDP Request

Edo: Tribunal Refused PDP Request

The Edo State Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Benin Wednesday evening turned down the oral application by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and its candidate in the September 28, 2016, governorship election, Osagie Ize-Iyamu for an extension of the time allotted it to prove their case by half a day. Yusuf Alli, senior advocate of Nigeria, SAN, lead counsel for the petitioners in the ongoing election petition hearing, had at the end of proceedings a

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Edo Tribunal Rules Against Delay

Thursday sitting of the Edo State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal ended on a rather controversial note after 6 pm this evening as counsel to the respondents opposed the application of counsel to the petitioners for an adjournment till Monday next week instead of tomorrow. The application by Roland Otaru, senior advocate of Nigeria, SAN, sparked off a heated debate as respondents’ counsel robustly resisted the requested adjournment, accusing the Ahmed Badamasi-led panel of having been over-indulging the petitioners. Moving

Kemi Adeosun

CBN, SEC, PTDF, NAFDAC, Others To Return N450bn

Top government agencies including the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Petroleum Technology Development Fund, PTDF, National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, are to refund about N450 billion to the Federal Government. Others are the Nigerian Television Authority, NTA, and the Securities and Exchange Commission, SEC, among others. To this end the  Federal Ministry of Finance has constituted a committee to recover unremitted operating surpluses of agencies of government, running into N450billion.

Arthur Nwankwo

Buhari Erred On Judges’ Arrest

Dr. Arthur Agwuncha Nwankwo There is no doubt that since May 29th 2015, when Muhammadu Buhari assumed the reins of governance as Nigeria’s President, little has happened to convince me that he is the Messiah Nigerians have been waiting for. From his remarks of 95percent and 5percent in respect of political patronage according to the voting pattern during the 2015 general election to his caustic and acerbic triumphal display of wrestling power from the “infidel”,

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Can Sheriff Save PDP?

The choice of Ali Modu Sheriff as the chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party has its strong points but can the party overcome the negatives?  The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, last week ended its leadership tussle when it chose Ali Modu Sheriff, a former governor of Borno State as its substantive chairman. It was not an easy choice as Sheriff emerged from nowhere and upstaged five other aspirants from the northeast who were considered frontrunners.

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Malcolm Turnbull To Become Australia’s Prime Minister

  Australia is to have a new prime minister after Malcolm Turnbull ousted PM Tony Abbot as leader of the Liberal Party. The former communications minister received 54 votes to defeated PM Abbot 44 votes at the leadership ballot held at a meeting of liberal MPs late on Monday. However, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop retained her position as deputy leader of the party securing 70 votes ahead of Kevin Andrews 30. The prime minister-designate is

Patience Jonathan

Patience Jonathan’s ex-security Aide Killed

Tamuno Jacob Igbomie, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, DSP, who was Principal Security Officer,PSO, to Patience Jonathan, the wife of the former President, has been shot dead by unknown assailants. Igbomie’s corpse was found in his Honda Accord car last Friday along the Airport Road, Abuja. The former PSO, who was married with two children, was believed to have been killed by assassins who shot him at close range in his car and left the

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Saraki Names Galaudu, Olaniyonu as Aides

Bukola Saraki, Senate president, has approved the appointment of Isa Galaudu, representative of Kebbi North Senatorial District in the Seventh Senate as his Chief of Staff. The Senate president also confirmed the appointment of Yusuph Olaniyonu, the immediate past Commissioner for Information and Strategy in Ogun State, as his Special Adviser on Media. This was announced on Tuesday in a statement signed by Benedict Effeturi, the Deputy Clerk to the National Assembly. According to the

Empty Treasury: PDP Berates Buhari, APC

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has said that the claim by President Muhammadu Buhari that he inherited an empty treasury cannot be reconciled with the earlier assertion by Lai Mohammed, National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, APC, that the new administration has achieved in three weeks what the immediate past administration did not achieve in five years. The PDP said President Buhari and his party must take cognizance of the fact that Nigerians

Empty Treasury: PDP Berates Buhari, APC

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has said that the claim by President Muhammadu Buhari that he inherited an empty treasury cannot be reconciled with the earlier assertion by Lai Mohammed, National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, APC, that the new administration has achieved in three weeks what the immediate past administration did not achieve in five years. The PDP said President Buhari and his party must take cognizance of the fact that Nigerians

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