• Christian clerics fault Governor El-Rufai’s plan to rebuild worship centres with N100m

    Christian clerics fault Governor El-Rufai’s plan to rebuild worship centres with N100m

    Christian clerics in Kaduna have faulted the plan by the Kaduna State government to spend N100 million on the rehabilitation of churches and mosques destroyed by armed Fulani herdsmen in Southern Kaduna communities.

    They urged Governor Nasir El-Rufai to rather use the money meant for this purpose to reinforce the security of lives and property in the affected areas.

    Governor El-Rufai had announced plans by the state government to provide N100 million for the reconstruction of damaged churches and mosques in some […]

  • Judges fault NJC decision on corruption allegation

    Judges fault NJC decision on corruption allegation

    Two of the judges who were recently arrested and later released by the Department of State Services on corruption allegations have expressed dissatisfaction over the decision of the National Judicial Council asking them to stop sitting until the conclusion of the cases against them.

    Three out of the seven indicted judges had been suspended by the NJC and recommended for sacking by either President Muhammadu Buhari or their state governors over various acts of misconduct before the raid on their houses […]

  • Ijaw youths fault Senate’s probe of NDDC boss

    Ijaw youths fault Senate’s probe of NDDC boss

    It was gathered that the Ijaw Youth Council has said the Senate Committee on Public Account has no business summoning the Acting Managing Director of Niger Delta Development Commission, Mrs. Ibim Semenitari, because it has no supervisory powers to do so.

    The IYC, Eastern Zone, which came in defence of Semenitari on some issues, including the alleged awarding of huge contracts between 2014 and 2016 without documented evidence, said the power to supervise the NDDC was with the Senate Committee on […]

  • Nigerian governors fault Buhari’s ambassadorial list

    Nigerian governors fault Buhari’s ambassadorial list

    Progressives Governors Forum on Monday faulted the ambassadorial list forwarded to the Senate for screening and approval by President Muhammadu Buhari.

    They had complained that it was lop-sided in favour of some senatorial zones in the states at the detriment of other zones.

    Plateau State Governor, Solomon Lalong, who spoke with State House correspondents at the end of the meeting with the President, shed light on Pauline Tallen’s rejection of the ambassadorial appointment.

    He said: “Pauline is an astute politician from my state, […]

  • Lawyers fault Senate’s plan to invite arrested judges

    Lawyers fault Senate’s plan to invite arrested judges

    A group of lawyers, under the aegis of Legal Defence and Assistance Project, have described as misconceived the plan by the Senate to invite and question the seven judges recently arrested by the Department of State Services for alleged corruption.

    In a statement on Sunday by its National Coordinator, Mr. Chino Obiagwu, LEDAP said the constitution did not give the legislature any oversight function on the judiciary pursuant to the principle of separation of power.

    According to the group, only the National […]

  • Economic crisis not Buhari’s fault, he needs time – Emir of Katsina

    Economic crisis not Buhari’s fault, he needs time – Emir of Katsina

    The Emir of Katsina, Dr. Abdul-Mummuni Kabir, has urged people to stop castigating President Muhammad Buhari over the economic challenges facing the country.

    Kabir made the call during inauguration of a book on family lineage of late chief Imam of Kano residing in Katsina, Muhammad Zaharaddeen, on Saturday in Katsina.

    “It has come to our knowledge that some disgruntled people are castigating President Buhari and blaming the economic problems of the country on him.

    “The President cannot solve the economic blunder committed in […]