Category Archives: Politics

Onnoghen removed from NJC membership list


Justice Walter Onnoghen’s name has been removed from the National Judicial Council’s members’ list, preparing the ground for a Justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Bode Rhodes-Vivour, to emerge as the council’s deputy chairman. The altered membership list of the

I’m Nigerian by birth- says Atiku


The Peoples Democratic Party’s candidate in the February 23 presidential election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has denied the All Progressives Congress’ allegation that he is not eligible to contest because he was not born in Nigeria. Atiku stated this in a

9th National Assembly: APC insists PDP lawmakers not needed to elect leaders


The ruling All Progressives Congress ( APC ) has reiterated its position that federal lawmakers elected on the party’s platform do not need the support of their colleagues from the Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP ) to elect the National

Policemen lament disparities in salaries, arrears payment


Some men and officers of the Nigeria Police Force have lamented alleged disparities in the payment of salaries and arrears by the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System. The IPPIS was said to have taken over the payment of salaries

Buhari spends one year, 39 days abroad in three years, 10 months


With few weeks to the end of his first term in office, President Muhammadu Buhari has spent a total of 404 days (a year and 39 days) travelling to 33 countries on four continents in about four years of his

Buhari okays extension of Tanko Muhammad’s tenure as acting CJN


President Muhammadu Buhari, with the consent of the National Judicial Council, has extended Justice Tanko Muhammad’s tenure as the Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria by another three months. A statement by the NJC’s Director, Mr Soji Oye, stated this in

Senate, Reps’ aspirants besiege Presidency, lobby govs over 9th National Assembly leadership


All Progressives Congress lawmakers aspiring to presiding positions in the Senate and House of Representatives have intensified their campaigns ahead of the inauguration of the 9th National Assembly. Senators-elect on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party have also said

Bank to get forfeiture order on Onnoghen’s five bank accounts this week


The Federal Government will, on Tuesday, start the process of taking ownership of the five bank accounts lost by the former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, following his conviction last Thursday by the Code of Conduct Tribunal. The

9th NAS leadership: No decision yet as PDP NWC meets lawmakers-elect


Members of the National Working Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP ) led by its National Chairman, Uche Secondus, on Wednesday, met with members of the ninth National Assembly elected on the platform of the party. The meeting,

164 APC 9th House of Reps-elect back Gbajabiamila for Speaker


One hundred and sixty-four members of the ninth House of Representatives elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress have resolved to back Mr Femi Gbajabiamila for the position of a speaker. The members-elect said they would not defy