Senior lawyers are divided on whether or not the Minister of Transport, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, should step aside, following allegations that he tried to influence the outcome of some election petition cases.
Two justices of the Supreme Court, Inyang Okoro and Sylvester Ngwuta had accused the minister of offering them bribe to help influence the apex court’s decisions in some election cases.
In separate letters to the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, the two accused Amaechi of instigating their ordeal because they […]
A former Chairman, House of Representatives Appropriation Committee, Abdulmumin Jibrin, has once again called for the Speaker of the House, Yakubu Dogara, to resign.
Jibrin made the call in a 17-page letter dated September 16, 2016.
In the letter, Jibrin accused the four principal officers of monumental fraud, corruption and abuse of office.
He explained among other things that he was left with no option but to take his case to the media in order to tell his side of the story.
The lawmaker […]
The Deputy National Chairman (South), All Progressives Congress, Chief Segun Oni, has described those calling for the resignation of President Muhammadu Buhari as “insincere” and “wicked”.
The former governor of Ekiti State said this during a reception for the Vice Chancellor, Federal University, Oye Ekiti, Prof. Kayode Soremekun.
He blamed the economic problems in the country on mismanagement and maladministration of former President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan.
“Have you seen an economy where marabouts are given such humongous cash simply because somebody wants to […]
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, on Friday said that the call for resignation of President Muhammadu Buhari by the Peoples Democratic Party over the economy is “preposterous”.
Mohammed said, “It is very painful in a situation where the armed robber is now the one sympathising with the victim.
“I read in the dailies that the PDP said that the President must resign because of the economy.
“While we are not going to indulge in blame game, I think we […]
The Peoples Democratic Party on Wednesday railed against President Muhammadu Buhari, accusing his administration of incompetence, and saying he should step down after the nation slipped into economic recession.
“We join all well meaning Nigerians to call on Mr. Buhari to resign if he is unable to reverse the disastrous economic decline he has brought on Nigerians,” the party said hours after figures released by the National Bureau of Statistics confirmed that Nigeria had slipped into recession.
The NBS said Nigeria’s Gross […]
As security operatives in the National Assembly had a hectic day dissuading anti-Saraki protesters ‘Occupy National Assembly’ who stormed the complex in their numbers on Tuesday, the Senate Leader, Ali Ndume has condemned the demonstration, stressing that it is dangerous to Nigeria’s fragile democracy.
Ndume noted those protesting do not understand the dynamics of democracy which allows choice of leadership among contemporaries in a particular setting.
Meanwhile, it was a beehive of protests at the National Assembly gate since 8:30am on Tuesday […]
The Chairman, Association of Online Practitioners, Wole Arisekola, has urged the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, to resign from office in view of his ongoing trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal.
Making this call on Sunday in Abuja, Arisekola noted that remaining on the seat while standing trial on corruption charges was tantamount to calling the integrity of the Senate to question.
He added that the fact that the Senate “often winds down its seating whenever the trial comes up at […]
According to reports, the Nigerians in Diaspora Monitoring Group (NDMG) has strongly advised embattled Senator Bukola Saraki, standing trial before the Code of Conduct Tribunal over alleged corruption related charges, to resign as the President of the Senate of Federal Republic of Nigeria within the next 10 days, or risk being forced out.
The demand came as it was revealed that as many as 1000 Nigerians living in London have signed up with NDMG to participate in a walk from No […]
After the resignation of five senior Customs officers on Thursday, the service has disclosed that another 29 senior personnel have been retired saying it is part of on-going re-organization in Nigeria Customs Service.
The retirement of the 29 officers which brings the total number to 34 senior Officers retired from the service with immediate effect, was confirmed by Wale Adeniyi, Public Relations Officer, Customs.
In a statement, Adeniyi said, “The re-organization of the Service is one of the core mandates of the […]
President Muhammadu Buhari has accepted the resignation of the Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Alhaji Dikko Abdullahi.
With the acceptance, Abdullahi is expected to proceed on voluntary retirement from Tuesday (today).
He had earlier written a letter dated August 3 to the President in which he notified Buhari of his desire to proceed on voluntary retirement from Tuesday.
Buhari’s approval of Abdullahi’s request was dated August 14 and personally signed by the President.
He thanked the NCS boss for his services to the […]