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November 20, 2017 2:34 PM PDP convention: Wike promoting Secondus, influencing party leaders with huge money – Ojugboh

The immediate past National Vice-Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Dr. Cairo Ojugboh, has alleged that Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike is influencing the party leadership with huge money. He said this was to ensure that his candidate, Uche Secondus, emerge as the national chairman at the forthcoming convention of the party. Speaking with Vanguard 14

November 20, 2017 9:26 AM House Speaker arrested, detained in huge corruption case

Indonesia’s parliament speaker has been detained after dodging questioning by authorities on a multi-million-dollar graft case by pleading ill health, an anti-corruption spokesman said, on Monday. Setya Novanto had ignored summons by the country’s Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) and evaded an attempt to arrest him last week by disappearing for a day, before 17

November 16, 2017 11:19 AM Lebanese Hariri expected in France after Macron invitation

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri may soon be able to clarify whether he really means to resign, after French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday invited him to France. The surprise move came 11 days after Hariri announced his resignation from the Saudi capital Riyadh, and hours after Lebanon’s president, Michel Aoun, openly accused Saudi Arabia 21

November 16, 2017 4:32 AM FEC endorses new Building Code for Nigeria

The Federal Executive Council, FEC, on Wednesday endorsed a new National Building Code for the country. The council at its meeting in Abuja, presided over by the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, also approved the reconstruction of the Gombe-Biu Road at a cost of N27 billion. Speaking with State House Correspondents after the meeting, the Minister of Power 31

November 7, 2017 7:28 AM 2019: How APC is campaigning for PDP – Bafarawa

A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and a former Governor of Sokoto State, Alhaji Attahiru Bafarawa, yesterday, said the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) is indirectly campaigning for the former ruling party to return to power. He said, judging by its performances, the party had only succeeded in campaigning for the PDP to take over in 2019. However 28

November 2, 2017 2:38 PM Idris Vs Misau: Court can’t stop your probe – Saraki tells Police IG

President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, has informed the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris that the court does not have power to stop his probe. Saraki insisted that the police IG must obey the law and appear before the panel to open up on the allegations hanging around his neck. He made this comment when the ad hoc committee investigating the allegations 23

November 2, 2017 2:35 AM Maina: HoS, Kyari in verbal tango at FEC

ABUJA — THE weekly Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting which started after the swearing-in of Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, and the launch of the 2018 Armed Forces Remembrance Day Emblem witnessed a mild drama as Head of Service, Mrs. Winifred Oyo-Ita, and Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, were involved in a shouting 30

November 2, 2017 1:42 AM I won’t be used to frustrate Diezani’s UK trial – Judge

The Federal High Court in Lagos on Wednesday rejected an application by a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, seeking to be joined as a defendant in a case of an alleged N450m fraud. Justice Rilwan Aikawa, while rejecting the application, described it as bizarre and a misuse of court processes, stressing that he would 37

November 1, 2017 5:29 PM Senate blocks future inclusion of Kano, Plateau in NEDC

Spirited efforts to pave the way for the future inclusion of Kano and Plateau States as part of beneficiaries of the newly created North East Development Commission (NEDC) failed on Wednesday in the Senate. A Bill seeking the establishment of a commission to spearhead the reconstruction, rehabilitation and resettlement of peoples and infrastructure affected 21

November 1, 2017 5:05 PM N450m Fraud: Court Dismisses Alison-Madueke Application For Trial In Nigeria

Justice Rilwan Aikawa of the Federal High Court in Lagos on Wednesday dismissed an application brought by a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke urging it to compel the federal government, to bring her back to Nigeria from the United Kingdom for lack of merit. Justice Rilwan Aikawa, in a ruling on the application filed 19