• Minister disagrees with critics, insists Buhari’s government has economic blueprint

    Minister disagrees with critics, insists Buhari’s government has economic blueprint

    Budget and National planning minister Udoma Udo Udoma yesterday said that it was untrue that the President Mohammed Buhari administration lacked an economic blueprint or agenda.

     

    Udoma said that the 2016 budget was designed from the strategic implementation Plan (SIP) and medium – term National Development plan, stressing that the current administration has four key policy priorities and six strategic interventions.

    The priorities are critical infrastructure, embracing the private sector participation, social protection and job creation, and improving security and tackling corruption.

    Udoma […]

  • IGP decorates new AIGs, insists promotion’ll be based on seniority

    IGP decorates new AIGs, insists promotion’ll be based on seniority

    According to reports, the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, yesterday, decorated the newly promoted Assistant Inspector Generals of Police, and said promotion in the Nigeria Police Force is based on seniority henceforth.

    IGP Ibrahim Idris explained that the Force management decided to adopt seniority as criteria for promotion adding that it will help people know their projection in service.

    The IGP disclosed this in Abuja yesterday when the minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, visited him at the […]

  • House of Reps insists on superintending over CCB, CCT

    House of Reps insists on superintending over CCB, CCT

    According to reports, the House of Representatives on Tuesday halted the moves to revisit the Code of Conduct Bureau and Tribunal Act amendment passed by both chambers of the National Assembly.

    The House Leader, Femi Gbajabiamila, had asked for a suspension of the rules of the house to revisit the amendment.

    Citing section 1 (3) of the 1999 Constitution as amended, Mr. Gbajabiamila said the 1999 Constitution (as amended) prevailed over any ambiguity in any Act especially as the senate was trying […]

  • Presidency insists judges must step down for trial

    Presidency insists judges must step down for trial

    It was gathered that the Presidency is insisting that two Supreme Court Justices and four others must step aside ahead of their trial for alleged corruption, it was learnt last night.

    It also faulted Chief Justice Mahmud Mohammed’s claim that the Judiciary had issues with the Department of State Services (DSS), not the Federal Government.

    It was also learnt that the DSS refused to release the evidence against the judges under probe to the National Judicial Council (NJC) in order not to […]

  • Ex-envoy Dele-Cole insists Lagos deserves special status

    Ex-envoy Dele-Cole insists Lagos deserves special status

    A former Nigerian Ambassador to Brazil, Dr. Patrick Dele-Cole, on Saturday insisted that Lagos State deserves special status as a state that held the country together for 50 years.

    Dele-Cole made the assertion in Lagos at the 5th Festival Colloquium with the theme: “Lagos 1861: Matters Arising (Reflection on recent Parliamentary debate on prospect of granting Lagos a Special Status).”

    The former envoy urged all and sundry to prevail on the National Assembly to grant the state the special status.

    “We have to […]

  • Buhari was joking with remarks on Aisha over interview – Presidency insists

    Buhari was joking with remarks on Aisha over interview – Presidency insists

    The Presidency is insisting that President Muhammadu Buhari’s comments last week in Germany regarding First Lady Aisha’s position being in the kitchen and the other room was nothing more than a joke.

    The Senior Special Assistant, Media and Publicity to the President, Garba Shehu,said yesterday that his principal is gifted with a high sense of humour.

    He expressed regrets that a well-meaning leader was being misunderstood and asked Nigerians to “put an end to the unfair insinuations that have been generated by […]

  • BBC interview: Buhari insists Aisha belongs in the kitchen

    BBC interview: Buhari insists Aisha belongs in the kitchen

    In Germany, President Muhammad Buhari reiterated his wife, Aisha’s place, belongs in the kitchen and not to dabble in matters of governance.

    At a press conference with German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, the President,  reacting to his wife’s interview with the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), which blew the lid on a cabal controlling his Presidency, said Aisha belongs to three rooms: his kitchen, living room and the other room.

    The President was not done yet.

    After the Press conference, which ended abruptly, in an […]

  • Rickey Tarfa falsified his age – EFCC insists

    Rickey Tarfa falsified his age – EFCC insists

    Mr. Tosin Owobo, an Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) prosecution witness, in the ongoing trial of Rickey Tarfa, a senior advocate, on Thursday in Lagos insisted that the lawyer falsfied his age in the assets declaration form.

    Tarfa is standing trial before Justice A.A. Akintoye on a 27-count charge bordering on offering gratification to a public officer, failure to declare assets and false declaration of age.

    Owobo, an EFCC operative, made the revelation during a cross-examination at a Lagos High Court […]

  • Governor Ambode insists Lagos deserves special status, commends Tinubu

    Governor Ambode insists Lagos deserves special status, commends Tinubu

    According to reports, the Lagos State Government has insisted that the state deserves special status in view of its importance to the country.

    The government said this on Thursday, a day after a bill sponsored by the Senator representing Lagos Central, Mrs. Oluremi Tinubu, for the state to be recognised and rewarded with a special status and federal grants was rejected by the Senate.

    It commended Tinubu for sponsoring the bill saying history would remember her kindly “for her thoughtfulness and courage […]

  • Osun Assembly insists on joint LAUTECH ownership

    Osun Assembly insists on joint LAUTECH ownership

    Osun State House of Assembly has insisted that there was no going back on the joint ownership of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) by Osun and Oyo states which started since the institution was established in 1990 during the then old Oyo State.

    A member of the House representing Ife South and Chairman, Committee on Education, Folorunso Bamisayemi told LAUTECH staff at a House of Assembly session in Osogbo, yesterday, that the attempt by Oyo to disengage Osun from the […]

  • Budget padding: CNPP rejects Reps’ probe of Jibrin, insists on independent investigation

    Budget padding: CNPP rejects Reps’ probe of Jibrin, insists on independent investigation

    According to reports, the Conference of Nigeria Political Parties (CNPP) has rejected the move by the House of Representatives to probe Hon. Abdulmumi Jibrin over his efforts at exposing budget fraud in House, reiterating its call for independent investigation into the allegations “rather than engaging in the persecution of the whistleblower.”

    Speaker Hon. Yakubu Dogara and other principal officers of the House of Representatives were named in a budget padding and abuse of office allegations by Hon. Jibrin.

    CNPP in a statement […]