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July, 2017

 

2019: Saraki in fresh trouble

2019: Saraki in fresh trouble The presidential ambition of the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki in 2019 is facing another hurdle as powerful cabals within the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have perfected plans to frustrate his ambition. Sources close to Nigerian NewsDirect revealed that as it was becoming clearer that President Muhammadu Buhari who is still on medical vacation in London may not be able to stand the rigours of presidential campaign in 2019 and may be advised to withdraw from the race on health grounds, Saraki is in poll position to get theRead More


BREAKING NEWS….

BREAKING NEWS…. Heavily-armed security operatives on Sunday morning raided the Abuja home of Mary Ekpenyong, an aide to the Senate Minority Leader, Godswill Akpabio. The operatives suspected to belong to the State Security Service (SSS), arrived Mrs. Ekpenyong’s home at about 10.30am. A private security man guarding the compound located in Jabi District said the armed men forcefully entered the house after breaking down doors with heavy equipment. “It was about exactly 10.30 am that six armed persons came to the compound and ask for Madam and I told themRead More


Peace Corps: Dickson Akoh denies bribing Nigerian Senators to pass bill

Peace Corps: Dickson Akoh denies bribing Nigerian Senators to pass bill The National Commandant of the Peace Corps of Nigeria, Amb Dickson Akoh has refuted the story making the round in the media that the organization bribed members of the National Assembly to pass the bill. Akoh was reacting to a report, which was widely published online on Saturday, which alleged that the PCN, whose bill was recently passed and adopted at the National Assembly, bribed some Senate members with cash and slots to pass the bill. In a statementRead More


BREAKING: National Assembly On Fire, Over The Sudden Emergence Of The Real Owner Of The $43 Million Ikoyi Loot

BREAKING: National Assembly On Fire, Over The Sudden Emergence Of The Real Owner Of The $43 Million Ikoyi Loot Another fresh controversy has emerged in the National Assembly, over the move to unmasked the real owner of the $43 million that was uncovered by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, in a flat, in Osborne Towers, Ikoyi, Lagos State. The Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on National Security and Intelligence, Sani Jaji, has claimed that he and members of his Committee were under immense pressure, not to reveal theRead More


REPS MEMBER, AKIN FIJABI IN OPEN FIGHT WITH ONLINE JOURNALISTS 

REPS MEMBER, AKIN FIJABI IN OPEN FIGHT WITH ONLINE JOURNALISTS  Member representing Ibandan Northwest/Ibandan Southwest Federal Constituency of Oyo State, Hon. Saheed Akinade Fijabi, is in the news again, for allegedly assaulting two online Reporters serving in the National Assembly.  Fijabi, who is currently serving his second tenure in the green chamber, had, during the leadership crisis of Reps, engaged his fellow members in a free for all fight, where all his clothes were torn.  Though recently, in an exclusive interview with the Punch Newspaper, the young lawmaker explained whyRead More


ACHIEVING UNIVERSAL HEALTHCARE IN NIGERIA

ACHIEVING UNIVERSAL HEALTHCARE IN NIGERIA Sequel to the meeting of the Senate Committee on Health, the Federal Ministry of Health in collaboration with various Health stakeholders holds a summit, aimed at achieving Universal Healthcare in Nigeria, targeted at making Healthcare, affordable, guarantee and accessible to the ordinary masses. At the summit, it is being legislated that; There should be a central database to ascertain the number of people under the scheme. *Provide leadership to the Legislative Network in terms of coordination, administration and stewardship;  *Ensure that action plan for theRead More


WHO IS AFRAID OF INVESTIGATION!! HON. FIJABI, NCC OR TELECOM OPERATORS

WHO IS AFRAID OF INVESTIGATION!! HON. FIJABI, NCC OR TELECOM OPERATORS The on-going battle between Hon. Fijabi, Chairman House Committee on Telecommunications and Chairman of Ad-hoc Committees​ set up by resolutions of the House of Representatives to investigate various activities and illegalities in the Telecom Industries is bringing Hon. Fijabi in direct confrontation with the Speaker, Hon. Yakubu Dogara. Reporters reaching us from a very reliable source in the house has it that Hon. Fijabi dares the Speaker.  Hon. Fijabi sees the two Ad-hoc Committees​ investigating Mast and Infrastructure, andRead More


THE BUHARI WE MET, BY GOV OKOROCHA

THE BUHARI WE MET, BY GOV OKOROCHA In a telephone conversation following the meeting of All Progressives Congress (APC) governors and leaders with President Muhammadu Buhari in London Sunday, Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State, said the President was very cheerful and has not lost any bit of his sense of humour. The governor said the party delegation spent more than an hour with President Buhari over lunch, and it was very clear from the discussions that he followed developments at home very closely. He said the President was delightedRead More


BAYELSA QUEEN FC FINED-N2M OVER ATTACK ON SUNSHINE QUEENS FC PLAYERS- AD-HOC COMMITTEE ON NIGERIA WOMEN FOOTBALL LEAGUE

BAYELSA QUEEN FC FINED-N2M OVER ATTACK ON SUNSHINE QUEENS FC PLAYERS- AD-HOC COMMITTEE ON NIGERIA WOMEN FOOTBALL LEAGUE The Ad-hoc committee of the Nigerian Women Football League NFWL, has fined the Bayelsa Queens Football Club N2 million over the attack on the goal keeper of the Sunshine Queens Football Club after a match in Nembe, Bayelsa state last Wednesday July 19th. Fans of Bayelsa Queens accused the goal keeper of preventing their football stars from scoring more goals during the match. Even though the Bayelsa Queens won by a 1-0Read More


CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA PRAISES THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT FOR RESTORING IRK AND CRK AT SCHOOLS

CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA PRAISES THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT FOR RESTORING IRK AND CRK AT SCHOOLS The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has lauded Federal Government’s intervention in reinstating the Christian Religious Knowledge and the Islamic Religious Knowledge in the nation’s schools’ curriculum as separate subjects. The president of CAN, Samson Ayokunle, noted with satisfaction the government’s directive to the Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council (NERDC) to restore the subjects which was merged and put under Civic Education. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that CAN had protested theRead More