• Ondo Election: INEC card reader rejects Governor Mimiko

    Ondo Election: INEC card reader rejects Governor Mimiko

    Governor of Ondo, Olusegun Mimiko could not be captured by one of the card readers used by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the ongoing state governorship election.

    Mimiko had to fill the incident form before he could cast his ballot at Ward 7, Unit 21, Ondo West local government area.

    Speaking with reporters thereafter, the governor expressed concern over the hitches with the

  • Senate rejects NCC nominee who called for its scrapping

    Senate rejects NCC nominee who called for its scrapping

    It was gathered that the Senate yesterday rejected the nominations of a former Speaker of Kwara State House of Assembly, Ezekiel Yisa Benjamin and Saidu Abubakar as non-executive Commissioners of Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).

    Benjamin’s rejection was based on the report by the Chairman of the Committee on Communications, Senator Gilbert Nnaji. The report recommended his rejection, alongside Abubakar’s.

    The committee, while recommending Benjamin’s rejection, said his background as a trained nurse “will not put him in good stead to effectively cope […]

  • 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 […]

  • NUPENG rejects sale of NNPC assets

    NUPENG rejects sale of NNPC assets

    According to reports, the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers says it will not support the sale of NNPC’s assets without proper consultation with labour unions in the petroleum sector.

    Alhaji Tokunbo Korodo, the South-West Chairman of the union, made the declaration on Tuesday in Lagos.

    The oil workers had on November 13 declared that they would reject any attempt by the Federal Government to sell some of its stakes in the NNPC.

    The Federal Ministry of Petroleum Resources released a […]

  • Senate rejects President Buhari’s 46 ambassadorial nominees

    Senate rejects President Buhari’s 46 ambassadorial nominees

    According to reports, the Senate has rejected the 46 non-career ambassadorial nominees sent to it by President Muhammadu Buhari for legislative approval.

    The lawmakers said the list will be sent back to President Muhammadu Buhari “for resubmission and re-jigging.”

    Some notable nominees are retired Justices of the Supreme Court, Justice George Oguntade; former Deputy Governor of Plateau State, Mrs. Paulen Tallen; former member of the House of Representatives, Usman Bugaje; and former Deputy Governor of Niger State, Ahmed Ibeto.

    The nominees are Dr. […]

  • Senate rejects own Committee’s report on FIRS 2016 Budget

    Senate rejects own Committee’s report on FIRS 2016 Budget

    According to reports, the Senate on Thursday rejected the report of its Committee on Finance on the 2016 Budget of the Federal Inland Revenue Service over ambiguity.

    The upper chamber dumped the budget proposal after careful consideration of recommendations of its Committee on Finance, headed by Senator John Enoh, representing Cross River Central Senatorial District.

    The total budget proposed by the FIRS is N143 billion and the Committee submitted same amount for approval of the Senate.

    The 2016 FIRS Budget shows an increase […]

  • Senate rejects Buhari’s $29.9bn loan request

    Senate rejects Buhari’s $29.9bn loan request

    It was gathered that the Senate on Tuesday declined consideration of the request of President Muhammadu Buhari seeking approval to source $29.9 billion loan as part of the 2016 – 2018 External Borrowing Plan.

     

    The request which was introduced for consideration by the Leader of the Senate Ali Ndume and seconded by Sen. Emmanuel Bwacha, was rejected by majority of the senators present.

    When the question was put to commence the consideration of the request senators answered in the negative, rejecting the […]

  • Rivers APC rejects 2 judges on NJC ethics c’ttee

    Rivers APC rejects 2 judges on NJC ethics c’ttee

    It was gathered that the Rivers State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has called on the National Judicial Commission (NJC) to drop Justice Iche Ndu (retd) and Okey Wali, SAN, former President of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) from the Judicial Ethics Committee.

    The party described the judges as loyalists of Governor Nyesom Wike and the Peoples Democratoic Party (PDP).

    A statement signed by Chris Finebone, Publicity Secretary of the party, expressed shock over the appointment of two well-known PDP […]

  • $2.2 Billion arms cash: Military rejects Jonathan’s claim

    $2.2 Billion arms cash: Military rejects Jonathan’s claim

    Military sources yesterday rejected former President Goodluck Jonathan’s claim that his administration bought warships and aircraft.

    The former president, who spoke at a lecture he delivered on “Youth Entrepreneurship” at the Oxford Union in the United Kingdom (UK), tried to exonerate former National Security Adviser (NSA) Sambo Dasuki of corruption allegations involving $2.2 billion voted for arms procurement.

    Jonathan said he did not believe the former NSA stole the money because weapons were bought for the military to fight Boko Haram.

    Jonathan said: […]

  • IPOB rejects new judge for Kanu

    IPOB rejects new judge for Kanu

    According to reports, the Indigenous People of Biafra on Tuesday rejected Justice Binta Nyako as the new judge in the case involving its leader, Nnamdi Kanu.

    This was contained in statement signed by IPOB’s Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful.

    The group said, “The appointment of Justice Binta Nyako as the trial judge for Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s case was masterminded by the government of President Muhammadu Buhari.

    “The appointment came after the harassment and the intimidation of the judges who were working tirelessly to address […]

  • Senate rejects MTN bid to sack workers

    Senate rejects MTN bid to sack workers

    According to reports, the Senate said Wednesday that it would reject moves by Mobile Telephone Network, MTN, to sack Nigerians working in the telecommunication industry without recourse to global rules and practices.

    Speaking to journalists today, when confronted with media report that MTN Nigeria Limited recently sacked over five hundred staff, Chairman, Senate Committee on Communications, Senator Gilbert Nnaji, said, ” as the representatives of the people we cannot fold our alms and watch our constituents being oppressed by employers of […]