Category Archives: Politics

Boko Haram fighters kill another army commander


The Boko Haram insurgents have attacked a military location at Kareto village in the Mobbar Local Government Area of Borno State, killing the Commanding Officer of 158 Battalion, and an undisclosed number of soldiers. The acting Director, Public Relations, Nigerian

9th Assembly: Lawmakers to get N19.89bn allowances in three months –Investigation


Payment of overhead allowances to lawmakers inaugurated on Tuesday in the first three months will increase their total allowances to N19.89bn, investigations by  Our correspondent has shown. Our correspondenthad exclusively reported that 469 lawmakers would get N4.68bn as welcome package

Buhari’s cabinet: Tinubu men begin moves to stop Ambode’s nomination, may petition EFCC


There are indications that the immediate past governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode, may be part of President Muhammadu Buhari’s next cabinet. It has, however, been gathered that party men loyal to the National Leader of the ruling party, Asiwaju

Sanwo-Olu doubles LASTMA officers’ allowances, warns against harassment


The Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Friday, announced 100 per cent increase in the allowances of Lagos State Traffic Management Authority officials ( LASTMA ). He said this was to encourage and motivate the workers in the

Buhari’s cabinet: Ambode, Bindow, Abubakar may get ministerial appointments


There are strong indications that the immediate past governors of Lagos, Adamawa and Bauchi states, Akinwunmi Ambode, Mohammed Bindow and Mohammed Abubakar, may be part of President Muhammadu Buhari’s next cabinet. Our correspondent learnt that the leadership of the ruling  All

Senate gets 12-man committee on allocation of seats, offices


The Senate yesterday resolved to write President Muhammadu Buhari that a quorum of the Senate had been assembled and that presiding officers of the ninth National Assembly of the Senate had been elected. The Upper Chamber listed Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan

Okorocha sworn in as senator, says Igbo presidency doesn’t exist


The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Thursday swore in the immediate past governor of Imo State,  Rochas Okorocha, as the senator representing Imo West district in the National Assembly. Okorocha was not inaugurated on Tuesday because he had

Abaribe emerges Senate Minority Leader


The Peoples Democratic Party member representing Abia South Senatorial District, Enyinnaya Abaribe, was on Thursday  named the Minority Leader of the 9th Senate Also, Emmanuel Bwacha from Taraba South retained his position as Deputy Minority Leader. The Senator representing the

FRSC asks Saraki, ex-lawmakers to return number plates


The Federal Road Safety Corps ( FRSC ) has asked former Senate President, Bukola Saraki, and about 219 lawmakers who failed to return to the Senate and House of Representatives to return their official vehicle number plates. Our correspondent gathered on

Anambra House of Assembly gets speaker, deputy speaker


Uche Okafor, representing Ayamelum State Constituency, is Speaker of the seventh Anambra State House of Assembly. He was inaugurated Wednesday in Awka by the Clerk of the House, Pius Udoh, with his deputy, Pascal Agbodike, representing Ihiala II Constituency. Their