• Ekiti Government Rejects Senate’s Move To Probe Use Of FG’s Bailout Funds

    Ekiti Government Rejects Senate’s Move To Probe Use Of FG’s Bailout Funds

    According to reports, the Ekiti state government has rejected the Senate’s move to probe Federal Government’s bailout funds given to the state and others.

    It said that such a probe was unconstitutional.

    Meanwhile, the state governor, Ayodele Fayose, has said the greatest birthday gift he wanted the people of the state to give him was total support for him to do more for the state and her people.

    Speaking in Ado-Ekiti yesterday at a thanksgiving service to mark his 56th birthday, the governor […]

  • We will move Nigeria beyond oil export, says Kachikwu

    We will move Nigeria beyond oil export, says Kachikwu

    According to reports, the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, says Nigeria will move beyond oil export and improve its economy.

    Kachikwu, who said this in the 2016 Nigerian National Petroleum Draft Policy, also clarified that the aim of restructuring the sector was to ensure efficiency and business enhancement.

    “Our vision is to move Nigeria beyond crude oil exports into value added activities in oil, namely refining and petrochemical industries.

    “The vision is also to expand from oil into […]

  • Nigeria needs more than PDP,  APC to move forward, says Fayose

    Nigeria needs more than PDP, APC to move forward, says Fayose

    At a time that Nigeria is battling to wriggle out of economic recession, the Governor of Ekiti State, Mr Ayodele Fayose, is saying the nation needs more than the All Progressives Congress and the Peoples Democratic Party, his political party, to move forward.‎

    Mr Fayose made the assertion on Wednesday while addressing reporters in Akure, the capital of Ondo State, shortly after featuring in a personality interview programme of a state-owned radio station, Orange FM.

    Governor Fayose gave his opinion on some […]

  • Reps move to amend NDDC Act

    Reps move to amend NDDC Act

    According to reports, the House of Representatives, yesterday, lamented that most of the oil companies operating in the Niger Delta region lack the commitment to develop the communities in which they operate.

    Consequently, the House has directed its Committees on the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Ministry of Niger Delta and Local Content to engage all the major oil ventures operating in the Niger Delta region and government agencies concerned to agree on a common and workable partnership framework for the […]

  • Reps move to empower NJC on sack of judges

    Reps move to empower NJC on sack of judges

    A bill to empower the National Judicial Council, (NJC) to be more involved in sacking erring judges scaled Second Reading at the House of Representatives, yesterday.

    The bill, which seeks to alter Section 292(1)(A) of the 1999 Constitution (as amended) was sponsored by Garba Datti Mohammed.

    Leading debate on the Bill, Mohammed said the  proposed amendment was aimed at ensuring “judicial officers serving as heads of courts are not victimised through removal by executive fiat acting in concert with the legislature without […]

  • DSS accuses Governor Wike of clandestinely aiding Rivers judge move illicit $2m cash

    DSS accuses Governor Wike of clandestinely aiding Rivers judge move illicit $2m cash

    It was gathered that the Department of State Security, DSS, has accused Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, of impeding its operations in the state and helping a judge under corruption investigation to clandestinely move $2 million cash away from the judge’s house in Port Harcourt.

    DSS said in a statement on Saturday that credible intelligence revealed that the Judge had $2 million stashed in his house.

    It said that when the judge was approached for due search to be conducted, “he in […]

  • Senate makes fresh move to amend CCB, CCT Act

    Senate makes fresh move to amend CCB, CCT Act

    According to reports, the Senate, yesterday, made fresh move to amend the Act, which established the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) and the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), with a bill which has passed through its first reading.

    The Upper Chamber had in April tinkered with the idea in a bill sponsored by Senator Peter Nwaoboshi (PDP, Delta North). It was, however, withdrawn due to public outcry, as it coincided with ongoing trial of Senate President, Bukola Saraki, by the CCT […]

  • Code of Conduct: Saraki in fresh move against trial

    Code of Conduct: Saraki in fresh move against trial

    Senate President Bukola Saraki has initiated a fresh move aimed at neutralising his trial before the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).

    This time, he has filed a new suit before the Federal High Court, Abuja seeking among others, to restrain CCT and Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) (who are listed as respondents) from proceeding with his trial.

    The suit marked: FHC/ABJ/CS/117/2016 was filed by one Timipa Jenkins Okponipere, who claimed to be “suing as attorney to Senator Abubakar Bukola Saraki”).

    The new […]

  • Reps move to empower President to establish State Police

    Reps move to empower President to establish State Police

    According to reports, the House of Representatives is set to constitutionally empower the President of the country by compelling him or to establish State Police in all 36 States of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

    This followed the second reading of a Bill for an Act to Alter the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 to provide for the Establishment of State Police and to Ensure Effective Community Policing in Nigeria and for Other Related Matters […]

  • Senator names minister who ‘assisted’ MTN to illegally move $13.92bn out of Nigeria

    Senator names minister who ‘assisted’ MTN to illegally move $13.92bn out of Nigeria

    According to reports, the Chairman, Senate Committee on the FCT, Senator Dino Melaye (APC, Kogi West) has accused the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr. Okechukwu Enelamah, of colluding with ‎MTN to illegally move $13.92billion out of Nigeria between 2006 and 2016 to the company’s home country of South Africa.

    Melaye had under Order 42 of the Senate rule last Thursday, alleged that MTN Nigeria was involved in gross money laundering, claiming that “between 2006 and 2016, the MTN Nigeria, […]

  • Gov. Fayose, Assembly move to criminalise grazing in Ekiti

    Gov. Fayose, Assembly move to criminalise grazing in Ekiti

    The Ekiti State House of Assembly on Wednesday conducted a public hearing on a bill seeking restrictions on cattle rearing in the state.

    Governor Ayodele Fayose had placed restrictions on movement of cattles in the state following the May 20 night attack on Oke Ako, a town in Ikole Local Government Area of Ekiti State, by criminals suspected to be Fulani herdsmen.

    Two persons died from the attack while three others were rushed to separate private hospitals in Ikole Ekiti and Ado […]