• Jibrin’s constituents sue Dogara, National Assembly over suspension

    Jibrin’s constituents sue Dogara, National Assembly over suspension

    Aggrieved by the suspension of their representative, Abdulmumin Jibrin Kofa, from the House of Representatives, electorates of Bebeji/Kiru federal constituency, have taken the Speaker, Yakubu Dogara, House of Representatives and the House Clerk to court.

    Jibrin was suspended from the lower federal legislature for 180 days for his role in the alleged padding of the 2016 budget.

    Counsel to the aggrieved party, Barrister Bashir Muhammad Muqaddam, briefed journalists, yesterday, in Kano, after filing the case at the Federal High Court, Court 2.

    Muqaddam […]

  • 29 Kano constituents sue Speaker Dogara, others over Jibrin’s suspension

    29 Kano constituents sue Speaker Dogara, others over Jibrin’s suspension

    Twenty nine constituents from Kiru/Bebeji Federal Constituency in Kano state have dragged the Speaker, House of Representatives, Mr. Yakubu Dogara, to court over suspension of their member, Alhaji Abdulmumin Jibrin Kofa.

    Addressing a press conference in Kano on Friday at NUJ secretariat, Counsel to the plaintiff’s, Mr. Bashir Muqaddam, said the court had fixed December 20, 2016 for mentioning.

    Barrister Muqaddam said the plaintiffs were challenging the legality of the suspension, saying Jibrin’s suspension was political witch-hunt.

    “The plaintiffs wanted a court interpretation […]

  • Timi Frank drags APC to court over suspension

    Timi Frank drags APC to court over suspension

    According to reports, the embattled deputy national publicity secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, has filed a suit challenging the party over his suspension and alleged moves to expel him.

    Frank, told journalists yesterday in Abuja, that he remained the acting spokesperson of the APC.

    Frank said he approached the court to seek redress after the refusal of the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) to react to his letters, citing relevant sections of the party’s constitution on why […]

  • Edo monarch’s suspension extended to one-year for failing to apologise

    Edo monarch’s suspension extended to one-year for failing to apologise

    According to reports, the Traditional ruler of Uromi, Zaiki Edenojie II, has been suspended for one year by the Edo State Government for failing to apologise within the stipulated period to a woman, Betty Okoeber, whom he allegedly assaulted on September 28, among other infractions.

    In a suspension letter dated November 4, 2016, signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Prof. Julius Ihonvbere, the one-year suspension takes effect from November 7.

    The letter reads: “The Governor of Edo State, Comrade Adams […]

  • Suspension of ASUU members not to victimise union – AAUA

    Suspension of ASUU members not to victimise union – AAUA

    According to reports, the authorities of the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo State, has said that the recent suspension of some lecturers in the institution is not aimed at suppressing the labour unions in the institution.

    The lecturers, who were leaders of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, AAUA chapter, were suspended a few weeks ago for allegedly disturbing the peace of the institution.

    The affected ASUU members include the chairman of the institution’s branch of ASUU, Dr. Sola Fayose; the […]

  • Buhari’s chief-of-staff resumes duties, dismisses suspension rumour

    Buhari’s chief-of-staff resumes duties, dismisses suspension rumour

    According to reports, the Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Mallam Abba Kyari, yesterday resumed work after about two weeks short vacation.

    Kyari, who was rumoured by a section of the social media to have been sent on compulsory leave, resumed his official duty, dismissing reports that he was suspended.

    He jokingly asked State House correspondents: “Are you going to tweet that I am back? Can’t I go on leave?”

    When accosted for interview, he said: “I don’t talk to the press. […]

  • Buhari’s chief-of-staff faults suspension claim

    Buhari’s chief-of-staff faults suspension claim

    It was gathered that the Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Abba Kyari, on Friday taunted those who are behind recent online reports that he had been suspended when he resumed for duties at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

    On his way to the President’s office, Kyari stopped by at the Press Gallery of the Council Chamber and jokingly told reporters he saw that, “go and tweet that I am here.”

    On his way back to his office, Kyari repeated the same […]

  • NJC disagrees with NBA over call for judges’ suspension

    NJC disagrees with NBA over call for judges’ suspension

    The dust raised by the arrest of some judges by the Department of State Security Services [DSS] is yet to settle as the National Judicial Council [NJC]  yesterday disagreed with the Nigerian Bar Association’s [NBA] call for the suspension of the affected judicial officers currently under investigation over alleged corrupt practices.

    Seven judicial officers comprising two justices of the Supreme Court and judges of the Appeal and High Courts across the country were arrested during sting operations by the Secret agency. […]

  • DSS arrest: NBA seeks suspension of affected judges

    DSS arrest: NBA seeks suspension of affected judges

    According to reports, the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has asked judges arrested by the Department of State Services (DSS) over allegation of corruption to suspend sitting and proceed on compulsory suspension.

    NBA President Abubakar Mahmud (SAN), who made the request in Abuja yesterday, urged the judges to recuse themselves from all judicial activities until their innocence is proven.

    He said the accusation between the affected judicial officers and some politicians and institutions, following the arrests, has made it imperative for the National […]

  • I have no hands in the suspension of Ekiti lawmakers, says Fayose

    I have no hands in the suspension of Ekiti lawmakers, says Fayose

    Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has affirmed that he has no hands in the suspension of a former chairman of Ekiti State House of Assembly Committee on Information, Mr. Gboyega Aribisogan.

    Aribisogan was suspended last week Thursday for 180 legislative days for alleged anti-party activities.

    Aribisogan, a former Information Committee Chairman, was also barred from holding any position of responsibility on behalf of the House during the period and to lose benefits associated with his office.

    Reacting, however, Fayose said the decision of […]

  • Budget padding: I’m not bothered about suspension – Jibrin

    Budget padding: I’m not bothered about suspension – Jibrin

    A former Chairman of the House Committee on Appropriations, Abdulmumin Jibrin, says he will not be bothered if his colleagues at the House of Representatives suspend him when the House resumes on Tuesday.

    Jibrin said this during a live television programme titled, ‘Politics Today’ on Channels TV.

    He said, “On the issue of suspension I am less bothered. Perhaps that is the sacrifice I will have to make for the country and for us to be able to deal with the issues […]