Monthly Archives: October 2019

APC Hails Supreme Court’s Affirmation of President Buhari’s Election Victory  

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has welcomed the Supreme Court’s dismissal of the appeal filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Alh. Atiku Abubakar, against President Muhammadu Buhari’s 2019 election victory. The party congratulated Nigerians, the President; Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo; party leaders, members and supporters on the Supreme Court’s verdict. In a statement signed ...

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SERAP Writes Trump, Seeks Travel Ban For Governors Jailing Journalists, Others

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent an open letter to the US President Donald Trump asking him to exercise his constitutional powers “pursuant to the Presidential Proclamations 7750 and 8697 to instruct the US Secretary of State and US Ambassador in Nigeria to temporarily ban Nigerian state governors and other senior public officials misusing the criminal justice system ...

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Election: Atiku Loses At Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed the appeal filed by the Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, challenging the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari in the February 23, 2019 presidential election. The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, who led six other members of the apex court’s panel, delivered a three-sentence judgement which put paid to ...

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Ambode: Lagos Speaker, Assembly Agree To Maintain Status Quo

Lawmakers Plead For Time As Court Adjourns Till Nov 20 The Lagos State House of Assembly on Wednesday agreed to halt proceedings in the probe of former Governor of the State, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, over procurement of 820 buses for public transportation. Ambode had instituted a suit against the Assembly, the Speaker, Mudashiru Obasa and others, to contest the constitutionality ...

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PDP Hits APGA, Says Party Is A Disgrace To Ndigbo

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has berated the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) describing it as a disgrace to Ndigbo. In a statement in Awka, the Publicity Secretary of PDP in Anambra State, Mr Nnamdi Nwangwu, said APGA had always prided itself as a political party of Igbo but noted that the performance of the APGA-controlled government had demonstrated the fact ...

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Anambra To Repair Over 2 Million Square Metres Of Potholes Before Christmas 

Raymond Ozoji, Awka The Anambra State Government says it is poised to repair over two million potholes on roads across the three senatorial zones of the state as the rains gradually recede. The state government has equally gone ahead to make arrangements for contractors that would intervene on the roads in order to achieve the objectives of rehabilitation, reinstatement, patching ...

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Probe: Ambode Moves Against Lagos Assembly As Court Summons Speaker, Assembly, Others

A Lagos High Court in Ikeja on Tuesday ordered the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa, to appear before it in connection with the ongoing probe of procurement of 820 buses by the administration of former Governor of the State, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode. The former Governor had instituted a suit against the Assembly to contest the constitutionality ...

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Nigerians Want Better Police Force, Says Osinbajo

REMARKS BY HIS EXCELLENCY, PROF. YEMI OSINBAJO, SAN, GCON, VICE PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA, AT THE  3-DAY CONFERENCE AND RETREAT FOR STRATEGIC LEADERSHIP OFFICERS OF THE NIGERIA POLICE FORCE ON THE 28TH OF OCTOBER, 2019. Protocols I am delighted to join you at this opening ceremony of the 3-day Conference and Retreat for Strategic Leadership Officers of ...

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Nigeria Customs’ Offensive Against Car Dealers

By Casmir Igbokwe Nigerians deserve an unreserved apology from the Comptroller-General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ali (Retd). Recently, he used the mouth with which he eats yam and cocoyam to say that 90 per cent of cars in Nigeria were smuggled. This was to justify the action of his men who sealed many car marts in the country in commando style. ...

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Nigeria needs a competent customs and immigration service, not border closure

Nigerian soldiers pictured at their post on the land border with Niger in 2015. commons.wikimedia.org/ Stephen Onyeiwu, Allegheny College About two months ago, the Nigerian government announced the closure of the country’s land borders to all goods. According to the country’s Comptroller-General of the Customs Service, Hameed Ali, this was done to stem the influx of smuggled goods, especially rice ...

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