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Senate to screen Tanko Mohammed as Chief Justice of Nigeria tomorrow

The Senate has resolved to screen the nomination of Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Ibrahim Tanko Mohammed on Wednesday.   Justice Mohammed is expected to be screened by a committee of the whole of the Senate. The decision to screen the nominee was taken after a voice vote by the …

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Insecurity: Buhari replies critics, says they are not patriotic

President Buhari on Tuesday replied his critics, after being dragged for allegedly having a cold feet in tackling the widespread insecurity in the country.  Receiving the National Executives of the Buhari Campaign Organisation, BCO, at the Presidential Villa Abuja, the President said that those criticising the isolated cases of insecurity in …

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If you cannot secure a country or institution, you cannot manage it – President Buhari

President Buhari has said that the successes recorded in degrading terrorists in the North East will be extended to various parts of the country experiencing challenges, assuring Nigerians that security still tops his list of priorities. President Buhari said this when he received the executive members of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) …

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You have disappointed, disgraced the noble Yoruba ancestry – Nnamdi Kanu blasts Bola Tinubu

Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB, has slammed Bola Tinubu  of the All Progress Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, over the comment he made during his condolence visit to the home of Afenifere leader, Pa Reuben Fasoranti. Bola Tinubu during his visit on Sunday July 14th, …

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French Minister Francois de Rugy resigns over Luxury Dinners scandal

France’s Environment Minister Francois de Rugy, resigned on Tuesday, days after being accused of extravagant spending, including luxury dinners while he was speaker of parliament.  The French minister had in the last few days been enmeshed in luxury dinners scandal, which local media said had little connection to his function and were essentially social gatherings hosted …

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Hit-and-run driver kills NAN’s Technical Director, Christian Okoro

A hit-and-run driver has killed Christian Okoro, the Head of Technical Services of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). Okoro, 50, was killed around a `sharp corner’ area of Mararaba, along the Keffi-Abuja Road, while trying to cross the road to pick his car. An eye witness account indicated that Okoro …

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FG may redesign 2nd Niger Bridge to prevent suicide

There are indications that the Federal government may re-design the second Niger Bridge so as to forestall anyone from committing suicide via the bridge. The Federal Controller of works in Anambra, Adeyemo Ajani, gave the hint when he took members of the Abuja branch of the Nigeria Society of Engineers (NSE) on an …

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Fasten your seatbelts, I warned you against Buhari- Fayose says as he reacts to Fasoranti’s daughter’s death

Former Ekiti state governor, Ayo Fayose, has reacted to the death of Mrs Funke Olakunrin, daughter of Afenifere leader, Reuben Fasoranti, who was killed by armed bandits last Friday July 12th.  The former governor in a tweet posted this afternoon, stated that he warned Nigerians against re-electing President Buhari. He wrote …

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Zambian President sacks finance minister, Margaret Mwanakatwe

Zambian President, Edgar Lungu has sacked Finance Minister Margaret Mwanakatwe, his office said in a statement on Monday. Bwalya Ng’andu, central bank deputy governor, will take over as finance minister, the statement stated.   However, the statement did not give any reasons why she was sacked. The Zambian leader, however, …

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Zamfara State government approves 300 hectares of land for RUGA settlement

Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle has said that the state would implement the Ruga settlement initiative to resettle herders and boost economic activities.   The governor told the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajiamila who visited the state that the state government would go ahead with the programme in spite …

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