Month: April 2019

Defection: What Saraki, Dogara, others told court ahead of May 7 judgement

The Senate President, Bukola Saraki and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara have asked the Federal High Court in Abuja to dismiss a suit instituted against them and 52 others on account of their defection from their various political parties in 2018. They claimed that an advocacy body, Legal Defense and Assistant Project (LEDAP) which instituted the suit against them and praying for their removal from the National Assembly had no locus […]

Theresa May ‘unlikely’ to hold another Queen’s speech

Theresa May has no plans to preside over another substantive Queen’s speech, BBC Newsnight has learnt. In a sign of how the prime minister believes her days in No 10 are numbered, Mrs May believes the next major Queen’s speech should be left to her successor. On Monday, The Times reported that the prime minister was planning to delay the Queen’s speech until the autumn. But Newsnight understands the prime minister’s plans are far more […]

Nigeria’s population now 201 million –UN

The United Nations Population Fund has stated that Nigeria’s population has risen to 201 million people. This was contained in the 2019 State of the World Population Report released on Monday. From the World Population Dashboard released on the agency’s website, the UN stated  that “Nigeria’s population is now 201 million, the largest in Africa, while its immediate neighbours – Benin Republic, Niger, Chad and Cameroon – are 11.8 million, 23.2 million, 15.8 million and […]

Senate directs minister, agency to return alleged diverted N14.3billion

The Senate has directed the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr Okechukwu Enelamah and acting Managing Director of Nigeria Export Processing Zones Authority (NEPZA), Engineer Terhemba Nongo to return alleged diverted N14.3 billion from 2017 NEPZA budget into the National treasury. The upper legislative chamber in a letter written to that effect by Chairman of its Committee on Trade and Investment, Senator Mohammed Nakudu Sabo (APC Jigawa South West), warned the Minister and NEPZA […]