Lagos House Of Rep Member Is Dead

A member of the House of Representatives representing Lagos’ Ifako-Ijaye Federal Constituency, Adewale Oluwatayo, is dead. Mr. Oluwatayo, a former Special Adviser to Lagos State Government, died in the early hours of Wednesday in Abuja, sources said. The lawmakers spoke on anonymity because Mr. Oluwatayo’s family was yet to issue a statement about his passing. They said his death was shocking because he was at the National Assembly barely yesterday. Mr. Oluwatayo was a special adviser on Education in Lagos State between 2009 and 2011. Before then, he served as…

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Dogara, Others Allocated N40bn Out Of NASS N100bn To Themselves – Jibrin

‎Former chairman of the federal house of representatives appropriation committee, Abdulmumin Jibrin, on Thursday said the speaker of the house, Yakubu Dogara, is a hypocrite and alleged that he had a hand in the controversial padding of the 2016 budget. Jibrin, who was removed as chairman of the vital committee on Wednesday, accused Dogara of dining wit‎h the enemies of President Muhammadu Buhari. He specifically said he was removed because he refused to yield to the demand of Dogara and that of some members of the house leadership to “allocate to themselves N40bn out…

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FG In Talks With Niger Delta Militants – PMB

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Abuja said that his administration is talking to Niger Delta militants through oil companies and law-enforcement agencies to find a lasting solution to insecurity in the region. Speaking at a farewell audience with Mr. Michael Zinner, the outgoing Ambassador of Germany to Nigeria at the State House, President Buhari said that government is studying the instruments of the Amnesty Programme inherited from the previous administration with a view to carrying out commitments made that were undelivered. “We understand their feelings,” the President said. “We are…

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Marafa, Tinubu Gets ‘Juicy’ Senate Committees As Saraki Reshuffles Chairmen

In a surprise move on Thursday, Senate President Bukola Saraki, reshuffled the leaderships of the Senate’s committees. Mr. Saraki’s most outspoken critic, Kabiru Marafa, was appointed chairman of the Petroleum (downstream) Committee. He was chairman of the Committee on National Population. Also, Oluremi Tinubu, a key member of the anti-Saraki Unity Forum, was named chairperson of the Committee on Environment. Previously, she headed the Committtee on Women Affairs. Mr. Saraki made the announcement shortly before the senate adjourned on Thursday. Suleiman Hukunyi, another critic of the senate president, is now…

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I Have Not Joined PDP, Saraki Cries Out

In a swift reaction to media reports making the rounds, Senate President Bukola Saraki, on Thursday said he remained committed to the ideals and agenda of the All Progressives Congress (APC)  and that he is not yet prepared to leave the party he help midwife. Mr. Saraki’s assurances was in reaction to media reports that he had abandoned his party for the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The speculation followed Mr. Saraki’s appearance at the PDP Senate’s caucus meeting on Wednesday. In a statement signed by his Special Assistant on…

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NANS Denounce ‘Elected’ Impostors, To Hold Fresh Convention In Six Weeks

Following the suspension of its convention held in Gombe, the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) yesterday denounced certain impostors who have been parading themselves as duly elected officers of the organisation, stating that as the laws of the nation and the Constitution of NANS stands, no one has been elected as President. This was stated in a press conference by the Convention Chairman Comrade Prince Miaphen who was duly elected by delegates of the convention with a majority of 71 votes. Comrade Miaphen who was flanked by the four…

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NCPC Boss, Others Dedicate Commission, Pilgrimage In Nigeria To Jesus Christ

In what turned out to be a carnival of the Clergy, the Nigerian Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC), had a turning point as the Commission and it activities were publicly dedicated to our Lord Jesus Christ by the Executive Secretary of NCPC, Rev. Tor Uja. While dedicating the commission Uja  said, “We want to ask for the rulership and total control of God for NCPC and Christian Pilgrimage in Nigeria”. He stressed the need for the church to begin to emphasize more on Jesus Christ than God. According to him, “we…

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NCPC Boss, Uja Calls On Israel To Partner With Africa On Development

The Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC) Rev. Tor Uja has called on the Israeli government to partner with Africa on development. Uja, who made this know in his office in Abuja while playing host to the Chief Executive Officer institute for Christian leadership Development, Pretoria, South Africa, thanked the institute for the efforts not just to represent Christ but to build healthy relationship with Israel. He said, “We will like that Isreal will stretch its hands of fellowship to Africa, I will like that Israel partner with…

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NCPC Boss Urges Leaders To Focus On Youths

The Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC), Rev Tor Uja has called on the nation to move her eyes away from oil and focus more on the youths, because Nigeria youths are greater than all the oil in the country. He made this call during a courtesy visit by the Allies Youth Transformation Initiative at the NCPC Corporate Headquarters in Abuja. Mr. Uja stressed that the greatest asset any nation has is its youths and any nation without a vibrant youth is a lost nation.  In his…

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Edo Guber: Oshiomhole Orders Arrest Of PDP Youth Leaders In Esan South

Following reports of spirited activities of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) youth leaders across communities of Esan South-West Local government of Edo State, the state governor, Adams Oshiomhole may have allegedly ordered for their immediate arrest. The alleged order of arrest it was gathered will be targeted at the PDP youth leaders whose names have been forwarded to the governor and the Edo State commissioner of police, Mr Samuel Adegbuyi. A source who was at a meeting where the list was drafted said “After the light engagement yesterday between PDP…

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