Monthly Archives: May 2019

Appeal Court clears Adeleke of certificate forgery in Osun State guber polls

The Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal has dismissed the ruling of a Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court sitting in Bwari Area Council which nullified the candidacy of Senator Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the September 22, 2018 Osun State governorship election. Justice Emmanuel Agim, who read the judgment, held that the defendant’s West

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Non-NWC Members Move to Resolve APC Crisis

A forum of non-National Working Committee (Non-NWC) members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has demanded an urgent meeting with the National Chairman of the party, Mr. Adams Oshiomhole and the National Working Committee members to resolve the crisis in the party. According to a leaked letter by the Chairman of the Forum of Non-National Working Committee National Officers of

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FG Reviews National Security Strategy, Ties with Allies

Army warns saboteurs, accuses NGOs of aiding Boko Haram The federal government has commenced a review of the National Security Strategy (NSS) and the country’s relationship with its allies and institutions at regional, continental and global levels as one of the steps to tackle the mounting security challenges confronting Nigeria. In reviewing the NSS document, which was first launched in

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With N47bn Budget for National Carrier, Analysts Demand Roadmap

Qatar, Thai Air, Emirates jostle for technical partner AfreximBank earmarks $300m for investment. Aviation analysts have demanded from the federal government the roadmap for the planned national carrier, Nigeria Air, which was suspended indefinitely in September last year but has been allocated N47 billion in the 2019 budget. The experts demanded details of the process and plans on how the

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Rescind Revocation of Firearms Licences, House Urges Buhari

The House of Representatives Thursday demanded a reversal of the Executive Order signed by President Muhammadu Buhari revoking firearms or short gun licences in the interest of Nigerians who will be left vulnerable and be at the mercy of criminals, terrorists, bandits and kidnappers. The demand followed the passage of a motion of urgent national importance on the need for

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Senate: N11tn Spent on Fuel Subsidy in Six Years

Approves N129.048bn for payment of 67 oil marketers Holds valedictory session on June 6 Asks FG not to downgrade Enugu Airport Leader accuses wealthy Nigerians of buying court judgments The Senate Thursday disclosed that the federal government spent not less than N11 trillion on fuel subsidy in the last six years. The Senate also approved the payment of N129,048,358,444.11 as

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Apapa Gridlock Persists as Truck Drivers Defy FG’s Order

We’re making progress, FRSC insists In what looks like a total defiance to the order given by the federal government that operators of trucks and tankers parked along access roads to the ports should vacate the area, the gridlock has persisted and overwhelmed the various agencies managing the traffic, THISDAY’s investigation has revealed. But the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC)

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