President-elect Donald Trump stressed that he would have won the US popular vote were it not for “millions of illegal” ballots, while dramatically, in Trump-style sharpening his criticism of a recount in Wisconsin, calling it “a waste of time.”
With the recount threatening the legitimacy of Trump’s victory, Trump let out a series of early-morning tweets where he quoted Clinton about the need to respect the electoral process, while continuing to wage an extraordinarily public battle over the makeup of his […]
Rivers State governor, Chief Ezebunwo Nyesom Wike, has alleged plot by security agencies to arrest the Chief Judge, Justice Adama Iyayi-Lamikanra.
He called on the Nigeria Police and Department of State Security (DSS) to investigate the allegation and unravel the individuals behind the recent moves to arrest the State Chief Judge.
Wike, who at the weekend during the opening 2016/2017 legal year of the state judiciary in Port Harcourt, vowed that the State government would ensure judges in the State were protected […]
Embattled former chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation, Abdulmumin Jibrin, said he has forwarded names of 50 members involved in collection of fraudulent running cost allowance to the anti-graft agency.
In a statement on Friday, he also alleged that the Principal Officers of the House collected bribe from the former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke.
He has also called on Nigerians and corporate organisations to shun future summon by the House until the leadership is ready to […]
A civil society group, Centre for Public Accountability, CPA, said the management of the National Pension Commission, PenCom, has not accounted for its annual collections of 0.3 per cent of the asset fees on pension fund from 2013 to date, totaling about N42 billion.
According to the group, PenCom which manages about N5.4 trillion pension funds through licensed pension custodians and administrators, is alleged to be involved in a long list of infractions, mismanagement and maladministration.
It was gathered that the CPA […]
No fewer than seven houses have allegedly been purchased by Governor Ayo Fayose since he returned to power in 2014, sources close to the investigation of the Ekiti State helmsman have revealed.
And some of them, including one worth N1.2 billion in Lagos State, were said to have had their transactions handled for Fayose by his close ally, Abiodun Agbele, who is popularly called Abbey.
Agbele was arrested on June 27 by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
It was learnt that Agbele’s […]
A lawyer, Nnamdi Nwokocha-Ahaaiwe, has filed a notice at the Federal High Court in Abuja to discontinue the suit he instituted seeking the disqualification of President Muhammadu Buhari for lack of requisite certificate for the office of President.
Ahaaiwe sought the disqualification of Buhari saying the President he did not sit for the Cambridge West African School Certificate (WASC) in 1961 as he claimed.
However, he filed the notice of discontinuance, dated June 27, and did not give any reason for withdrawing […]
Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose has raised the alarm over an alleged plot by the Presidency to destabilise his administration and ultimately, remove him from office.
Addressing newsmen yesterday at his residence in Abuja, Fayose fingered a legal practitioner, who he said is an indigene of the state and top officials of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration, as masterminds of the plot.
In a swift reaction, Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir David Lawal denied any plot to undermine […]