Showing posts with label Politics. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Politics. Show all posts

Friday, October 16, 2015

Rice Importation Not Good For Our Economy – Senate

ABUJA – THE Senate,yesterday, summoned the Controller General of Nigeria Customs Service,Col. Hameed Ali,to appear before it to explain why he did not only ordered the removal of rice from import restriction list but also approved its importation through land borders.
The Senate said Ali would appear before its Ad- hoc Committee on Import Duty Waivers, on a yet to be determined date, to explain reasons behind his action, which it noted to be beyond him since the order restricting rice importation through land borders was a presidential one , issued in 2011.
The action of the Red Chamber was sequel to a motion sponsored by Senator Muhammad Adamu Aliero,APC,Kebbi Central,and supported by 28 other senators, which was debated upon during plenary.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Ministerial nominees: CV's of Amaechi, Fayemi, Amina Mohammed

Below is a summary of the CV of three of the ministerial nominees 

Rotimi Amaechi: Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi was born May 27th, 1965 at Umuordu - Ubima, IkwerreLG of Rivers State. ‎Amaechi‬ attended St. Theresa's Primary School, Ubima & later Govt Secondary School,Okolobiri for his WASC in 1982. Amaechi studied at the University of Port Harcourt where he bagged a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English. Amaechi also got a Masters in English Literature from the same University of Port Harcourt. 

Friday, October 9, 2015

Wike In ‘Last Ditch Effort’ To Stop Me, Says Amaechi

Rotimi Amaechi, former governor of Rivers state, says Nyesom Wike, his successor, is trying all within his powers to stop him from becoming a member of President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet.
Denying the allegation that N53 billion got missing from the state’s treasury under him, Amaechi described the panel which Wike mandated to investigate him as “invidious”.
Wike received the report of the commission on Wednesday and promised to effect its recommendations “immediately”.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

PDP Zones 2019 Presidential Ticket To North

The Acting National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Uche Secondus, on Wednesday in Abuja said the party has zoned its presidential ticket for the 2019 general elections to the North. The party also said it would not repeat the “mistakes” it made in 2015. Details later…


Monday, September 28, 2015

We play politics with religion and tribe in Nigeria-Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has identified politics in matters of religion and tribe as a major problem facing the Nation at the moment. Speaking at the National Ecumenical Center Abuja where the Thanksgiving service to commemorate the 55th Independence of Nigeria held yesterday September 27th, Osinbajo said Nigerians must dissociate themselves with from such tribal and religious lines as the issues that affect the country affects all irrespective of tribe or religion.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Anxiety Over Fashola, Amaechi’s Fate In Buhari’s Cabinet

As the September ending deadline given by President Muhammadu Buhari for the appointment of his ministers beckons, anxiety is mounting among the supporters of former governor of Lagos, Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN) and immediate past governor of Rivers state, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi over their fate. The two All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftains were among those who worked very hard to ensure the victory of the party, especially during the presidential election.

No APC Gov Aspirant Can Match Me –Dickson

Bayelsa State Governor Seriake Dickson has described the 19 governorship aspirants on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the December 5 governorship election in the state as political jobbers, traders and contractors.

Among the 19 APC governorship aspirants are former Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Timi Alaibe, former Governor Timipre Sylva, former Chief of Staff to Dickson, Diekivie Ikiogha, former Nigeria’s Ambassador to Japan, Emmanuel Otiotio, former senate candidate for Bayelsa Central,Preye Aganaba, former Commissioner Powell Godknows and Tonye Apreala, a female aspirant.

EFCC Declares MD Of Saraki's Company Wanted.

Kennedy Izuagbe, a former director of Societe Generale Bank Nigeria Plc and managing director of Carlisle Properties and Investment Limited, a company owned by Bukola Saraki, has been declared wanted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
According to Wilson Uwujaren, EFCC spokesman, Izuagbe (45) who is being investigated in a case of conspiracy and money laundering to the tune of over N3.6 billion, has gone into hiding and all efforts to reach him have proved abortive.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Lagos Government To Buy New Helicopter

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State is planning to buy a new helicopter for the state.

Lagos State currently has two Bell 412 helicopters, with each costing $6.7m (N1.319bn), according to estimates.

The purchase of the new helicopter and other security gadget was pegged at N5.3bn in the budget re-ordering letter sent to the House of Assembly for approval.

The Assembly on Tuesday had set up a committee to review the request and report back to the House in a week’s time.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Patience Jonathan At Dickson Seriaki's Re-election Campaign (photos)

Former First lady Patience Jonathan joined her husband at the re-election campaign of Seriaki Dickson, Bayelsa State governor which held at the Samson Siasia Sports Complex in Yenogoa yesterday September 8th. Another photo after the jump...

Monday, September 7, 2015

Ohanaeze Demands Apology From Keyamo For Calling Ndigbo ‘Noise Makers’

The youth wing of the pan Igbo socio-cultural association, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has demanded an unconditional apologies from human rights lawyer, Festus Keyamo for dismissing the outrage by Ndigbo over their exclusion in federal appointments as “noise making”.
Keyamo had while defending President Muhammadu Buhari against allegations of deliberate exclusion of the South-East in his political appointments so far, said those criticising the President “are political job seekers”.

‪#‎100DaysofBuhari‬: Presidency Will Answer Your Questions On THISDAY LIVE Campaign Platform

*Adesina leads Presidential Team
The Presidency has indicated its readiness to answer questions from Nigerians on THISDAY LIVE CAMPAIGN on 100 Days of President Muhammadu Buhari Administration.
Already, the presidency has nominated a team led by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Senator Ita Enang, New SSA To President On National Assembly Matters

Ita Solomon Enang (born 23 August 1962) is the Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to President Muhammadu Buhari on National Assembly Matters (Senate). He is a Nigerian politician who represented the Itu and Ibiono Ibom Federal Constituency of Akwa Ibom State in the House of Representatives from 1999 to 2011. He was elected Senator for the Uyo (North East) Senatorial District of Akwa Ibom in the 2011 Federal elections.

Senator Ita Enang was appointed as the SSA to President Muhammadu Buhari on National Assembly Matters (Senate) on 27 August 2015.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

A’court Upholds Ambode’s Victory, Fines Agbaje

The Lagos Division of the Court of Appeal on Wednesday affirmed the verdict of the Lagos State Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal which upheld the declaration of Akinwunmi Ambode as the winner of the April 11, 2015 governorship election in Lagos State. The appellate court aligned with the July 1, 2015 decision of the Justice Muhammad Sijaro-led tribunal which declared as incompetent and therefore struck out the petition by the second runner-up in the said election, Jimi Agbaje, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party. The five-man appeal panel, after dismissing Agbaje’s appeal on the grounds of incompetence, ordered him to compensate each of the respondents in the sum of N50,000 each. Ambode had been returned winner of the April 11, 2015 poll by the Independent National Electoral Commission having polled 811,994 votes ahead of Agbaje who polled 659,788 votes.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Saraki, Dogara Take Committee's Selection To London

Intense lobby for juicy committees by lawmakers has forced Senate President Abubakar Bukola Saraki and the Speaker House of Representatives Yakubu Dogara to leave the country for the United Kingdom.

PHOTOS: Gov Idris Wada Picks Up Nomination Form

It was fanfare and celebration as Capt. Idris Wada, the Executive Governor of Kogi State picked his expression of interest and Nomination Forms to contest the forthcoming Gubernatorial Election at the state's party headquarters. The election in Kogi is scheduled for Saturday, November 21, 2015...

Aliyu Yahaya-Gusau Appointed As DG Budget Office

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Mr Aliyu Yahaya Gusau as director-general Budget Office of the Federation. Until his appointment, Gusau was the director, fiscal policy, budget monitoring and evaluation and acting director- general, Budget Office of the Federation at the exit of the former Director-General, Dr Bright Okogu. The appointment takes effect from Tuesday, 18 August, 2015; with a term of four years renewable for anothwer four years, a statement by the director of press and public relations, federal ministry of finance, Marshall Gundu, said. The new budget office chief hails from Zamfara State. He holds a Bachelor of Science (BSc) Degree in Economics from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Insurgency worsens under Buhari – Ekweremadu

Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu says insurgency has worsened since the inauguration of the present administration. He said Boko haram was already being rolled out of Nigeria before the elections but surprisingly they have increased their attacks and spread to other parts of Nigeria

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Former Gombe state gov, Senator Goje expelled from APC, accused of anti-party activities

Former governor of Gombe state and now serving Senator Danjuma Goje has been expelled by his party, APC over allegations of engaging in anti-party activities and forming parallel executive in the state. His expulsion was made known by the Gombe state APC Chairman, Magaji Doho at the party secretariat in the state today July 7th.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Fayose Congratulates Femi Olukayode

The Governor  of Ekiti state, Ayo Fayose  took to his twitter handle to congratulate Femi Fani- Kayode over his triumph at a Federal high court in Lagos today.

See more tweets after the jump