• I’m not afraid of probe on bailout fund, says Ortom

    I’m not afraid of probe on bailout fund, says Ortom

    Benue State governor, Chief Samuel Ortom, has said that he is not afraid of any probe on how he spent the N28billion bailout fund he collected from the federal government.

    The governor who spoke through his Chief Press Secretary (CPS), Mr Terver Akase, against the backdrop of the proposed probe by the senate, said that his administration would welcome any investigation of his administration.

    Ortom maintained that “the call by the Senate is apt. It is the responsibility of the legislature to […]

  • DSS raid: Fayose afraid of his own shadow, says APC

    DSS raid: Fayose afraid of his own shadow, says APC

    It was gathered that the All Progressives Congress in Ekiti State has berated Governor Ayodele Fayose for inciting Ekiti State people against the Department of State Services over the weekend search operations on the houses of some judges suspected of bribery in election matters across the country.

    The party said Fayose’s attack on the secret police followed the same pattern of his criticism of other anti-graft agencies anytime the governor feels threatened by the activities of these agencies.

    The party also criticised […]

  • ‘I am not afraid’ of pilgrimage – Hajj stampede survivor

    ‘I am not afraid’ of pilgrimage – Hajj stampede survivor

    As pilgrims from around the world symbolically stoned the devil on Monday in the last major rite of the hajj, the memory of a deadly stampede during last year’s stoning ritual remains all too real for Kassoum Kouanda.

    Injured in the crush which killed his three companions and around 2,300 others, he vividly recalled the tragedy in an interview with AFP — and explained why his young wife is attending this year’s pilgrimage.

    Kouanda, 50, of Burkina Faso in West Africa, is […]

  • Aspirants fighting me because they are afraid of Tinubu – Ondo APC Chairman

    Aspirants fighting me because they are afraid of Tinubu – Ondo APC Chairman

    Hon. Isaac Kekemeke, chairman of the All Progressive Congress, APC, in Ondo State, has described some aggrieved members of the party as desperate individuals.

    Kekemeke said this while reacting to allegations that he was backing a particular aspirant ahead of Saturday’s primary.

    “What we have now are a few people who are becoming so desperate that they will stop at nothing to destabilise the party, debase it and give it a bad name.

    “They have become spoilers and embarrassment to the leadership and […]

  • Dogara is afraid, he has several things to hide – Hon Jibrin

    Dogara is afraid, he has several things to hide – Hon Jibrin

    Abdulmumin Jibrin, former chairman of the house of representatives appropriations committee, says Yakubu Dogara, the speaker and other principal officers of the lower chamber “obviously have so much to hide, so much to fear”.

    In a statement released on Tuesday, Jibrin also said Dogara and others wanted him out of his position because of his independent-mindedness and resistance to corruption.

    This allegation is the second since his party the All Progressives Congress (APC) waded into feud between him and the speaker by […]

  • Buhari afraid to sign 2016 budget, says Presidency

    Buhari afraid to sign 2016 budget, says Presidency

    According to reports, the Presidency yesterday said that President Muhammadu Buhari will not be able to sign the 2016 appropriation bill into law.

    It was gathered that the inability of the president to assent to the document is because of the failure of the National Assembly to send details of the budget as passed by both chambers last week.

    While the Senate passed the budget of N6.06 trillion on Wednesday last week, the House of Representatives passed the bill retaining the same […]