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The Federal Government has accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, of beating drums of war and “doing everything possible to sabotage” President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.
The trial of the Director-General of National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Ishaq Modibbo, and three others has commenced before a Federal High Court in Abuja where a prosecution witness, Mrs Alheri Saidu, told the court how the Minister for Information, Lai Mohammed, gave approval for payment of N2.5billion to Pinnacle Communications Ltd.
Mr Frank Nweke Jr., Chairman, Malaria Child and Maternal Mortality Eradication (MACMME), an NGO, has called on government and corporate organisations to redouble their efforts in the fight against malaria in the country.
A former Minister of Information, Prince Tony Momoh, has expressed fears that the new N30, 000 minimum wage, signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari on April 18 would lead to chaos.
The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party for the Kosofe Constituency 1 of Lagos State in the last elections, Moyo Ogunlewe, has resigned from the PDP following the crisis that has engulfed the opposition party.
The federal government has accused Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the just concluded election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, of planning to replicate the Venezuelan model in Nigeria, following media reports that he has hired a United States lobbying firm to convince the US not to recognise the reelection of President Muhammadu Buhari until the Supreme Court rules on the suit.
The Prof Jerry Gana Presidential Campaign Team on Sunday said it was disappointed by the Supreme Court’s judgment that declared a former governor of Cross River State, Donal Duke, the authentic presidential candidate of the Social Democratic Party.
The Senate, yesterday, took a swipe at the Federal Government over what it described as the poor implementation of the 2018 budget, noting that Nigerians were not feeling the impact of government because of the failure of the executive to adequately fund the budget.
The Federal Executive Council (FEC), has approved a memorandum from the Minister of State (Petroleum), Ibe Kachikwu, for the design of a new head office for the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR).
President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over the meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) at the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Mr Labaran Maku, the defeated Governorship Candidate of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in Nasarawa State, has advised his supporters not to take laws into their hands.
Mr. Labaran Maku, a former minister of Information and gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) on Wednesday called for investigation into the cancelation of over 150,000 votes in the Presidential and National Assembly elections in the state.
Prince Tony Momoh, former Minister of Information, on Wednesday advised the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Feb. 23 election, Atiku Abubakar to concede defeat and congratulate President Muhammadu Buhari.
Prince Tony Momoh, a former Minister of Information, on Wednesday said President Muhammadu Buhari’s statement that anybody involved in ballot box snatching in the forthcoming general elections will pay with his or her life is in order.
The Federal Government on Wednesday ordered the immediate payment of February salaries to assist workers wishing to travel to vote during Saturday’s rescheduled Presidential and National Assembly elections.
There is no end in sight for the fracas tearing the Social Democratic Party (SDP) to shreds, as a faction backed by its Vice Chairman (South), Professor Tunde Adeniran, has expelled Professor Jerry Gana for alleged gross misconduct and dragging the party to court.
A former Minister of Information, Prof Jerry Gana, on Friday said only “renegade members” of the party took part in the Thursday meeting of the party’s National Executive Committee where the decision to endorse President Muhammadu Buhari was taken.
The opposition Social Democratic Party (SDP) on Thursday formally announced its decision to support the re-election bid of President Muhammadu Buhari on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
A group under the aegis of the Renaissance Coalition in collaboration with Civil society organisations (CSOs), and other stakeholders in Kano have called for the scrapping of the newly created emirates in the state.
The rain storm in Lagos on Monday resulted in many residents and motorists counting their losses as it caused traffic gridlock and wreaked havoc in many areas, damaging communication masts, electric poles and other infrastructure.
The Federal Government has declared May 29 and June 12 as public holidays to mark the transition to a new government and Democracy Day respectively.
Gov. Darius Ishaku of Taraba on Monday banned the use of polythene and plastic bags in the state to boost clean environment.
Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has said that the state will ensure its forest belt is preserved as more investors in oil palm, cocoa, rubber plantations set up shop in the state, noting that state will collaborate with relevant stakeholders in the sector on a reforestation programme.
Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State on Monday blamed the corruption in the judiciary in recent times on the challenges arising from incursion of strange elements into the nation’s legal system
Nigerian Tobechukwu “Tobi” Phillips just broke a barrier as the first Black valedictorian in Alvin High School’s 125 year history in the Texas high school which was first established in 1894 and integrated with African-American students in 1965.
The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Financial Derivatives Company Limited, Mr Bismarck Rewane, has said fuel subsidies are a huge drain on government’s revenue.
The ECOWAS Task Force on the region’s single currency would meet in June to give the assessment on the studies of the currency, President of the commission, Mr Jean-Claude Brou, has said.
Pep Guardiola insisted on Thursday that he has complete confidence in his bosses at Manchester City ahead of UEFA’s ruling on their participation in the Champions League, as his side prepares for this weekend’s FA Cup final against Watford.