• No one can suspend me from PDP – Kashamu boasts

    No one can suspend me from PDP – Kashamu boasts

    Senator Buruji Kashamu, the Senator representing Ogun East District at the National Assembly, has denied rumour of his suspension from the Peoples Democratic Party.

    This denial came hours after the Ogun State chapter of the PDP had allegedly suspended him and six others for their role in the crisis that engulfed the party in Ondo State.

    Their suspension reportedly took immediate effect on Friday, November 25.

    Others allegedly suspended with Kashamu are: Messrs Bayo Dayo, Pegba Otemolu, Semiu Shodipo, Fatai Adeyanju, Segun Seriki, […]

  • Aviation unions suspend industrial action against Caverton Helicopters over alleged anti-labour practices

    Aviation unions suspend industrial action against Caverton Helicopters over alleged anti-labour practices

    Aviation trade unions have suspended their industrial action against Caverton Helicopters over alleged anti-labour practices.

    Mr Olayinka Abioye, General Secretary, the National Union of Air Transport Employees, confirmed the development in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Friday in Lagos.

    Abioye said the unions had suspended the action following an invitation by the airline’s management to them to come for a meeting.

    He said: “Now we are preparing for a meeting with the management and we are looking forward to […]

  • With Trump’s victory, suspend your US trips – MURIC tells Muslims

    With Trump’s victory, suspend your US trips – MURIC tells Muslims

    According to reports, the Muslim Rights Concern has urged Nigerians to suspend their planned trips to the United States of America.

    The position of MURIC is coming two days after Republican Donald Trump won the US presidential election.

    MURIC said it was ill-advised for any Muslim to go to the US for now in a statement signed by its Director, Prof. Ishaq Akintola.

    The statement said Trump’s victory has serious implications for Muslims in the United States and elsewhere around the world.

    It said […]

  • Why Buhari should suspend Amaechi, Onu – Onuesoke explains

    Why Buhari should suspend Amaechi, Onu – Onuesoke explains

    Following the suspension of judges for alleged corruption, Delta State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain, Chief Sunny Onuesoke, on Thursday called on President Muhammadu Buhari to equally suspend Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, and Minister of Science and Technology, Ogbonnaya Onu.

    He said they should be suspended for allegedly trying to pervert the course of justice.

    He maintained that the government that claims to be fighting a war on corruption should use the suspension of the ministers as an example of its […]

  • Governor Wike questions NJC’s decision to suspend judges

    Governor Wike questions NJC’s decision to suspend judges

    Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers has said the decision of the National Judicial Council directing judges under investigation to step aside portends great danger to the nation’s democracy.

    Wike made the assertion when the executive members of the Nigerian Bar Association Port Harcourt branch paid him a courtesy visit on Friday.

    He said that the u-turn by the NJC will encourage politicians to write petitions against any judge whose judgement is likely to go against such politician.

    He said, “This move to ask […]

  • Suspend ministers accused of corruption – PDP tells Buhari

    Suspend ministers accused of corruption – PDP tells Buhari

    According to reports, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to emulate the judiciary by asking ministers accused of corruption to step aside for proper investigation.

    The party made the call in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Dayo Adeyeye, on Friday in Abuja.

    Adeyeye recalled that the National Judicial Council (NJC) had on Thursday announced its decision to suspend justices facing corruption charges.

    The justices are Sylvester Ngwuta and Inyang Okoro of the Supreme Court, Mohammed […]

  • Ogun workers suspend strike, as Amosun apologises

    Ogun workers suspend strike, as Amosun apologises

    Organised labour in Ogun State on Wednesday suspended its two-week strike.

    The suspension of the strike was announced in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, by the state Chairman of the Joint Public Service Negotiating Council, Abiodun Olakanmi.

    Olakanmi, who addressed civil servants in the state at the Nigerian Labour Congress Secretariat, directed them to return to work on Thursday.

    The development followed a tripartite meeting held on Wednesday in Abeokuta between officials of the state government and representatives of labour at the state […]

  • FG begs NUPENG, PENGASSAN to suspend planned strike

    FG begs NUPENG, PENGASSAN to suspend planned strike

    According to reports, the Federal Government has advised the National Union Of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers and the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria to shelve their planned strike over the alleged sacking of 3,000 of its members by oil companies.

    The Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige, made the appeal when speaking with newsmen on Friday in Abuja.

    The unions on October 26 gave a 21-day ultimatum to the government.

    The unions called on the federal […]

  • NJC has powers to suspend arrested judges, says Falana

    NJC has powers to suspend arrested judges, says Falana

    Human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), said on Monday, that the National Judicial Council had the power to place judges under investigation on interim suspension.

    Falana said in a statement that the position held by the NJC to the effect that it had no power to suspend judges without first receiving a petition against a judge and investigating it was wrong.

    Citing the provisions of the newly launched National Judicial Policy and a similar scenario in 2006, the lawyer said the […]

  • CBN ‘orders’ banks to suspend payment of MTN dividends

    CBN ‘orders’ banks to suspend payment of MTN dividends

    According to reports, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has ordered the suspension of MTN Group dividend payment from the Nigerian subsidiary of the telecommunications giant, until further notice.

    In a quarterly update to shareholders, MTN Group said it was not guilty of the illegal repatriation charges levelled against it by the Nigerian senate, stating that the claims are totally unfounded and without merit.

    Addressing the latest developments on the alleged illegal repatriation of $13.97 million by the Group, MTN said the […]

  • NBA’s advice to suspend judges before investigation unacceptable – NJC

    NBA’s advice to suspend judges before investigation unacceptable – NJC

    According to reports, the National Judicial Council (NJC) has strongly rejected the recent call by the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) that judges recently arrested by the operatives of the Department of State Security Services (DSS) be asked to step aside from performing their judicial functions as judges pending full investigation of the allegations made against them by the security agency and possible trial.

    In a statement issued yesterday and signed by the council’s Acting Director of Information, Mr Soji Oye, NJC […]