Category: Politics

Niger guber: Tribunal rules in favour of PDP

Niger State governorship election petition tribunal has struck out the application by counsel to the All Progressive Congress (APC) governorship candidate and incumbent governor, Abubakar Bello, seeking to disqualify the lead counsel to the petitioner and People’s Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Alhaji Umar Nasko The lead counsel to Governor Bello and APC, Mr. Samuel Okutepa, SAN, had at the resumed sitting in Minna, sought the tribunal to disqualify Alhaji Abdulmalik Ndayako who is the leading […]

Herdsmen: Ohanaeze warns South-East monarchs against releasing land for cattle settlement

The apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, on Friday warned traditional rulers council and President-Generals of town unions in the South-East geo-political zone against releasing any part of their community’s land for cattle colonies and settlement. This warning came following rising cases of killings orchestrated by the dreaded Boko-Haram sect and herdsmen in some parts of the country, especially the banditry in the North-Eastern part of Nigeria. Abia state President of Ohanaeze, Elder Rowland Ajuzieogu, […]

LGA Autonomy: does not require further National Assembly enactment

A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has declared that Local Government Areas (LGAs) in the country can exercise the functions accorded them under the constitution without National Assembly enactment. Justice Charles Agbaza said the fact that the National Assembly was yet to enact a law to spell out functions for the area councils as provided for under Section 7(5) of the Constitution does not divest them of their primary functions already listed […]

N649b Paris Club refund ready for states to shareMinimum wage finance in the works, •NYSC allowance rises to N30,000

States are to share N649 billion – the final tranche of the Paris Club Refund. But debtor-states will have to settle their debts soon, Finance Minister Mrs.  Zainab Ahmed said yesterday, adding that the Federal Government plans to begin the final phase of the debt refund. The minister told reporters at a news conference in Abuja yesterday that “the total sum of N649.434 billion was verified by the ministry as the outstanding balance to be refunded […]

CBN: Senate quizzes Gov Emefiele for second tenure.

The Senate on Wednesday commenced the screening of Dr. Godwin Emefiele as Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) for a second tenure. The CBN governor on Wednesday appeared before the Senate Committee on Banking, Insurance and Other Financial Institutions, where he was grilled on issues about Nigeria’s economy. The screening exercise followed the order of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, to the committee at the plenary on Tuesday. The committee was asked to […]