• Tinubu vows never to leave APC, says he laboured for it

    Tinubu vows never to leave APC, says he laboured for it

    In a series of tweets, former Lagos state governor and National Leader of APC, Bola Tinubu, said APC is a party he labored with some other party members to build and will not be abandoning the party for others to control.

    In a series of tweets, former Lagos state governor and National Leader of APC, Bola Tinubu, said APC is a party he labored with some other party members to build and will not be abandoning the party for others to […]

  • I’ll ensure 2017 Budget is not padded – Buhari vows

    I’ll ensure 2017 Budget is not padded – Buhari vows

    The distortions that happened to the Budget 2016 in which series of rogue projects and figures were injected into the financial document won’t happen to next year’s budget, President Muhammadu Buhari has vowed.

    Buhari said this when he received in audience members of the Governance Support Group, led by Hon. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, at State House, Abuja on Friday.

    The President said: “I am waiting for the 2017 Budget to be brought to us in Council.

    “Any sign of padding anywhere, I will remove […]

  • NAFDAC destroys counterfeit drugs worth N85 m, vows to rid Nigeria of menace

    NAFDAC destroys counterfeit drugs worth N85 m, vows to rid Nigeria of menace

    It was gathered that the National Agency for Food, Drugs Administration and Control on Tuesday in Jos, burnt down counterfeit drugs worth more than N85 million.

    Dr. Abubakar Jimoh, its Director (Special Duties), who supervised the destruction of the drugs, in a brief remark shortly before the activity, said that some of them were voluntarily surrendered to the agency by their owners, after realising that they were fake, substandard, unwholesome, or had expired.

    He said that other drugs were mopped up by […]

  • Speaker Dogara vows to amend SSS law, condemns raid on ‘corrupt’ judges homes

    Speaker Dogara vows to amend SSS law, condemns raid on ‘corrupt’ judges homes

    House of Representatives, Speaker Yakubu Dogara, on Wednesday said the invasion of the homes of senior judicial officers by the Department of State Services was a disorganised and worrisome act.

    Dogara said the clampdown was a duplication of the function of other anti-corruption agencies such as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and promised sweeping reforms to prevent its recurrence.

    The Speaker made the observations when he inaugurated a House committee charged with investigating the clampdown and its aftermath.

    “It is untidy, it […]

  • Donald Trump vows to quit Trans-Pacific Partnership on first day in office

    Donald Trump vows to quit Trans-Pacific Partnership on first day in office

    U.S. President-elect Donald Trump outlined plans on Monday for his first day in office, including withdrawing from a major trade accord and investigating abuses of work visa programs, and met with Cabinet hopefuls at his Manhattan office tower.

    Trump met with Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin, Democratic U.S. Representative Tulsi Gabbard and former Texas Governor Rick Perry. But he announced no further appointments, keeping candidates and the public guessing about the shape of the administration that will take office on Jan. 20.

    Fallin, […]

  • Senate vows to reject FG’s proposed forex punishment

    Senate vows to reject FG’s proposed forex punishment

    Senate has vowed to oppose a recommendation by the Nigerian Law Reform Commission (NLRC) to jail, for two years, hoarders of foreign currency, especially American dollars.

    The Federal Government is seeking a review of the Nigerian Foreign Exchange Act, to empower the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to jail people for up to two years  or fine them 20 per cent of the amount of foreign currency held in their possession for more than 30 days.

    A draft was published on NLRC’s […]

  • Governor Umahi vows to sign death warrants of persons convicted of kidnap, robbery and others

    Governor Umahi vows to sign death warrants of persons convicted of kidnap, robbery and others

    Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State has vowed to sign the death warrants of persons convicted of kidnapping, cultism, armed robbery and other crimes in the state.

    Umahi made the pronouncement when he visited the 20km rice field disputed by the Onweonweya and Mkpumekweoku communities in Izzi Local Government Area.

    Umahi remarked that in keeping with the government’s prison decongestion programme, murder, armed robbery, kidnapping and related cases must pass through the entire judicial process.

    Umahi said: “We will not pardon such convicts […]

  • Trump vows to immediately deport up to 3 million immigrants

    Trump vows to immediately deport up to 3 million immigrants

    Donald Trump will keep his vow to deport millions of undocumented migrants from the United States, he said in an interview to be broadcast Sunday, saying as many as three million could be removed after he takes office.

    “What we are going to do is get the people that are criminal and have criminal records, gang members, drug dealers, where a lot of these people, probably two million, it could be even three million — we are getting them out of […]

  • Rivers Re-Run: We’ll match Wike threat for threat, Amaechi vows

    Rivers Re-Run: We’ll match Wike threat for threat, Amaechi vows

    According to reports, the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, yesterday vowed to resist any form of intimidation and threat from any quarters in the December 10 Rivers rerun.

    He promised the All Progressive Congress (APC) will match whatever antics and strategies deployed by the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Governor Nyesom Wike during the exercise.

    He also said all candidates of the APC must win at all costs, urging supporters never to succumb to the threats and intimidation of Wike.

    The former […]

  • New CJN Onnoghen vows to sack more corrupt judges

    New CJN Onnoghen vows to sack more corrupt judges

    According to reports, the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen Thursday, vowed to continue with the fight against corruption in the judiciary.

    Onnoghen’s inauguration by President Muhammadu Buhari followed the expiration of the tenure of Justice Mahmud Mohammed as the CJN. The new CJN will serve in an acting capacity till his appointment is confirmed by the National Assembly.

    At the brief ceremony held in the Presidential Villa, Abuja, President Buhari urged Justice Onnoghen to use his position to […]

  • Obanikoro vows to return N480 million to FG, submits passports to EFCC

    Obanikoro vows to return N480 million to FG, submits passports to EFCC

    Ex-Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, has signed an undertaking to return N480m to the Federal Government.

    Obanikoro has also submitted his United States of America and Nigerian passports to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

    In addition, the ex-minister has provided two sureties who are directors in the Federal Civil Service.

    Impeccable sources reevaled that these were part of the conditions given to the ex-minister for his release.

    A source said, “The EFCC asked Obanikoro to submit his passports. He was […]