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Our Stand On Ex-Rivers Lawmakers Sacrosanct – PDP

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has denied social media reports that there were plots to compromise the party’s position on the sacked former Rivers State House of Assembly members who defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

PDP in a statement issued by the National Publicity Secretary, Debo Ologunagba…Read more 

Wike Welcomes Senegalese President To Nigeria

The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike, on Thursday, received the visiting President of Senegal, Bassirou Diomaye Faye, to the nation’s capital. Abuja.

New Telegraph reports that President Faye is currently in Nigeria…Read more  

Senate Asks NERC To Suspend Implementation Of New Electricity Tariff

The Senate, on Thursday, called on the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), to suspend the ongoing implementation of the multi-year tariff order (MYTO), 2024, which approved over 200% upward review of the previous tariffs from N68/kWh to N225/kWh.

The Senate Committee on Power made the recommendation…Read more 

Tinubu Writes Reps, Seeks Approval Of N24bn Promissory Notes For Kebbi, Nasarawa

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has written to the House of Representatives, seeking approval for the Federal Government to grant (reimburse) N24 billion promissory notes to Kebbi and Nasarawa state governments.

The 15 billion and N9 billion promissory notes for Kebbi and the Nasarawa state…Read more 

Fubara: We’ve Already Defeated The Enemy

Rivers State Governor, Sir Siminalayi Fubara, has said that the expectations of the enemy within his first year in office have failed to materialize, noting that he has already “defeated them.”

Fubara, spoke while addressing the national and state leadership…Read more 

PDP Begins Registration Of New Members, Targets 6.9m Membership In A’Ibom

Akwa Ibom State chapter of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP)has commenced a fresh membership registration and reassessment exercise for old members across the 31 Local Government Councils of the state

The party in a statement on Thursday in Uyo by its Publicity Secretary…Read more 

Agbor Stakeholders Condemns Akpabio’s Attack On Emefiele

The members of the Agbor Stakeholders Forum (ASF) have cautioned the Senate President, Goodwill Akpabio, to desist forthwith from his constant public attacks on their kinsman, Godwin Emefiele, the former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

The forum warned Akpabio specifically to remember that he who lives…Read more 

Shettima Presides Over 14th NEC Meeting

Nigeria’s Vice President, Kashim Shettima is currently presiding over the 141st National Economic Council (NEC) meeting at the State House in Abuja.

New Telegraph reports that the NEC, a statutory body responsible…Read more

Reps Pass Bill To Increase A’Court Judges From 90 To 150

The House of Representatives has passed for a second reading bill seeking the amendment of the Court of Appeal Act to increase its number of justices from 90 to 150.

The bill also seek the appointment of a minimum of six justices in every Judicial division…Read more 

BREAKING: Emirates To Resume Flights To Nigeria Two Years After UAE-Nigeria Spat

Two years after Emirates exited Nigeria over a face-off with the Nigerian government, the carrier will resume operations to the country October 1, 2024.

Emirates will resume services to Nigeria from 1 October 2024…Read more 

Shettima To Chair Dialogue On Gains Of Tinubu Presidency’s 1st Anniversary

Vice President Kashim Shettima, will on Friday chaired a high-level dialogue on advancing the gains made within the first year of the administration of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

The event forms part of efforts by the Tinubu administration…Read more 

EFCC Calls For Review Of BPP Act

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC) has called for an overhaul of the Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP) Act.

The EFCC Chairman, Ola Olukoyede, who made the call on Thursday disclosed…Read more 

Ondo APC Crisis: Diaspora Members Seek National Body’s Intervention

The All Progressives Congress (APC) members in the diaspora have urged the national leadership of the party to intervene in the crisis rocking the Ondo State chapter over the outcome of the primary election that produced Governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa as the candidate for November 16 governorship election.

The diaspora group who spoke after the meeting held in Paris urged…Read more 

Corruption: Ndume Makes Case For Politicians Over Stealing Of Govt Money

Senator Ali Ndume has stated that he would not back the death penalty for dishonest politicians who embezzled millions or billions of dollars, only those who embezzled trillions.

The Senate Chief Whip who made the assertion noted that the people…Read more 

Corruption: EFCC Chairman Sends Strong Message To CSOs

Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) across the country have been warned by the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ola Olukoyede against allowing themselves to be used to encourage corruption in Nigeria by questionable politicians.

Olukoyede issued the warning on Wednesday when he met with the executives…Read more

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