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Legislative aides protest non-payment of allowances‎ as NASS resumes

NASS protest

They were however prevented from blocking the entrances to the chambers to allow lawmakers access to the floors for plenary. While both chambers had resumed plenary, the protesters were still occupying a section of the lobby, where some of them sat on the floor and others were singing protest songs. The legislative aides had on September 4, during the recess, …

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NASS Resumes After Long Break


The National Assembly on Tuesday resumed after it’s long break which it embarked upon on the 24th of July 2018. Most of the lawmakers where however absent as the National Assembly is observed to be quite scanty of lawmakers. Also, there is a rejig of the security at the National Assembly as more police officers and police trucks were sighted. …

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Hazard torn between Chelsea and Madrid

MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JUNE 23:  Eden Hazard of Belgium celebrates after scoring his team's fourth goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group G match between Belgium and Tunisia at Spartak Stadium on June 23, 2018 in Moscow, Russia.  (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Eden Hazard says he is torn between signing a new contract at Chelsea and a move to Real Madrid, Sky Sports reports. The Belgium international insists he is ready to discuss extending his deal with Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich, but says he still has the ambition to pursue his dream of playing for the Spanish giants. Hazard will enter the …

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Breaking: Fayose threatens to dump PDP


The outgoing Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has threatened to leave the Peoples Democratic Party after the National Convention held on Saturday in Port-Harcourt, Rivers State. The governor hinted our correspondent on Monday that he would renounce his “membership of the PDP anytime from now.” He added, “After consultations, I will speak clearly to Nigerians.” A former Vice-President, Atiku …

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Breaking: FG set to announce new minimum wage – NLC president


Nigeria government is set to announce the new minimum wage as the tripartite committee completes its assignment for onward submission to President Muhammadu Buhari. Ayuba Wabba, Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) president, made this known while speaking with newsmen on Monday, October 8, in Abuja, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. According to him, the committee reconvened and deliberated on …

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How APC lawmakers can remove Saraki, Dogara – SAN

SAraki and Dogara

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, Paul Ananaba, has advised members of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, in the National Assembly against using force to remove Senate President Bukola Saraki and the Speaker of the House of Representative, Yakubu Dogara, from office. The senior lawyer called for a judicial intervention to determine the fate of the Saraki and Dogara, …

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Atiku is corrupt while Buhari is incorruptible – Shina Peller


A candidate of the House of Representatives candidate for lseyin/ltesiwaju/ Kajola/lwajowa federal constituency on the platform of the All Progresssive Congress (APC), Shina Peller, has said Buhari is incorruptible. Shina Peller, took to his Twitter to also state that Buhari is better than Atiku, PDP presidential flag-bearer. “President Buhari is incorruptible and Atiku is clearly corrupt and in as much …

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Atiku a man with burning passion for the emancipation of Nigeria – Ogunbiyi


A senatorial aspirant in Osun state, Akin Ogunbiyi, Sunday congratulated former Vice President Atiku Abubakar after his emergence as the presidential candidate of the party. He also noted that the party has produced a “candidate with a burning passion for the emancipation of Nigeria and Nigerians.” This was communicated in a statement Ogunbiyi’s Press Secretary, Ismail Afolabi in Osogbo, noting …

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See where Atiku may choose his running mate


Indications have emerged that former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar will select his running mate from the South East region of Nigeria for the 2019 presidential election. Atiku, on Sunday, emerged as the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The former VP polled 1,532 votes out of a total of 3,221, representing almost 50% of the entire delegates’ votes. His closest …

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Breaking: Atiku wins PDP presidential primaries


Former Nigeria’s vice president Atiku Abubakar has been elected as the People’s Democratic Party’s presidential candidate in the next general elections. This was disclosed on his twitter handle <blockquote class=”twitter-tweet”> .@OfficialPDPNig, thank you for choosing me. This is a victory for all of us. The task to get Nigeria working again starts now. #NigeriaWillWork #LetsGetNigeriaWorkingAgain — Atiku Abubakar (@atiku) …

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Breaking: Aisha Buhari blasts APC over ‘unfair’ primaries


Wife of Nigeria’s president Aisha Buhari has criticised the country’s ruling party for removing some aspirants’ names from the lists of persons to contest election primaries. Mrs Buhari said the party primaries were against the tenets of the party such that it would not be difficult to dissociate her from the process. “Given this development one will not hesitate than …

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Photos: Tinubu, Ambode, Sanwo-Olu, Meet at APC’s Convention


It was a sight to behold as Babatunde Fashola, former governor of Lagos, Akinwunmi Ambode, the incumbent governor, and Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, sat side by side at the ruling party’s national convention in Abuja. Ambode and Sanwo-Olu walked into the Eagle Square, venue of the convention, together. Both men weren’t …

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Buhari lists achievements as he clinches APC presidential ticket

Buhari commission Abuja rail

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has discredited criticisms of abysmal performance made against his government, saying he is proud of what he has achieved since 2015. “We are very proud of our record from 2015 to date,” Buhari said on Sunday morning after accepting his nomination as the ruling All Progressives Congress’ candidate for the presidential elections in 2019. “We can …

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Anxiety among candidates as PDP delegates begin voting


Delegates at the People’s Democratic Party elective national convention have commenced voting with the aim of electing the party’s presidential candidate for the 2019 election. The convention, which is holding at the Adokie Amasiemeka Stadium, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, has 12 aspirants contesting for the party’s sole presidential ticket. The aspirants, who are glued to their seats, are hoping that …

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Igbo youth reveal who they’ll vote for


The National Executive Committee of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youths (Worldwide) led by Mr Kingsley Dozie has said they would only vote for candidates who would restructure and introduce policies that would improve the lives of Nigerians. Its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Osmond Nkeoma, Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Dr Okey Nwachukwu and Deputy National Legal Adviser, Emeka Odom, said this in a …

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