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January 15, 2019 8:26 PM Buhari launches new Nigerian passport with 10-year validity

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, launched a new enhanced security Nigerian passport with 10 years validity. Buhari performed the ceremony at a meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The FEC meeting was held a day earlier, to enable the President participate in the All Progressives Congress (APC) rallies 757

January 15, 2019 7:38 PM Katsina: What’ll happen to non-performing NASS members in my next tenure – Gov Masari

Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State has said that non-performing National Assembly legislators from the state will in the next dispensation be made to face recall by the electorate. He, however, expressed optimism that the All Progressives Congress candidates would perform. He further said that the foot-dragging witnessed in the National Assembly 712

January 15, 2019 7:28 PM CJN Onnoghen speaks on EFCC raiding his residence

The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen has reacted to reports that his residence in Abuja was raided by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). On his Twitter page, he wrote: “Why have the EFCC surrounded the home of CJN Onnoghen and why are they seeking to arrest him? “These people want Nigeria to burn! Buhari call off your dogs before 739

January 15, 2019 2:51 PM Defection: Former Kwara deputy speaker, others join APC, burn PDP membership cards

Former deputy speaker of the Kwara state House of Assembly, Hon Mohammed Suka-Baba, has defected from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to the All Progressives Congress, APC. He defected alongside some members of PDP in Kaiama Local Government Area of Kwara state. Giving reasons for his defection, Suka-baba told journalists that it was borne out of promptings 655

January 15, 2019 1:14 PM BREAKING: Buhari, IGP Idris, Adamu meet in Aso Villa

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently meeting behind closed doors with the outgoing Inspector General of Police, IGP Ibrahim Idris, and his likely successor, Assistant Inspector General, AIG, Mohammed Adamu, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. According to Vanguard, the outgoing IGP and Adamu came in the same vehicle NPF 01 Mercedes Benz black colour 696

January 15, 2019 11:37 AM New Minimum Wage: You cannot impose a wage level on states – El-rufai tells NLC

Governor Nasir El-rufai of Kaduna state has said the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC cannot impose wage level on state governors. El-rufai said this in an interview on Channels Television’s Roadmap 2019 over the insistence of labour union on N30,000 minimum wage across all states. On his position of new N30,000 minimum wage, El-rufai said: “The purpose 660

January 15, 2019 10:39 AM Kano: Kwankwaso’s son-in-law, Yusuf dares Ganduje to probe his predecessor for corruption

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) gubernatorial candidate in Kano State, Engineer Abba Kabir Yusuf, has challenged Governor Abdullahi Ganduje to go ahead with his planned probe of ex-governor Rabi’u Kwankwaso. Yusuf, who was the Commissioner of Works during Kwankwaso’s tenure as governor, spoke yesterday during a radio programme in Kano. However, the PDP gubernatorial 664

January 15, 2019 8:29 AM Obaship tussle: Tension in Ondo community ahead of Supreme Court judgement

Residents of Akungba-Akoko in Akoko South West Local Government area of Ondo state are in tension as they ahead of the Supreme Court judgement as regards the rightful occupant to the community’s throne. The Supreme Court had fixed 16th January for the ruling on injunction, stay of execution of the coronation of Alale of Akungba – Akoko, as well as the hearing 654

January 15, 2019 8:09 AM Abia 2019: Oshiomhole attacks APC chieftain, Ikechi Emenike over romance with Gov. Ikpeazu

The national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has taken a swipe at a chieftain of the party in Abia, Chief Ikechi Emenike, over his alleged romance with the Peoples Democratic Party-led administration. Oshiomhole claimed that Emenike was being sponsored by Governor Okezie Ikpeazu and the PDP to cause confusion 653

January 15, 2019 7:17 AM Imo guber: More APC bigwigs abandon Gov. Okorocha, Nwosu

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State and his son-in-law, Uche Nwosu, have again lost some die-hard followers in the state. This is as some bigwigs of the “Agburu Anyi” faction of the All Progressives Congress, APC, led by Governor Okorocha, have left the group. Engr. Nshirim, a former Commissioner for Information and Strategy, who is among the latest 637