Aisha Buhari tasks new NCWS leadership on women unity 

The First Lady, Aisha Buhari, has called for unity of all women’s groups in the country. Buhari gave the charge when she received the newly-elected 15th National Executive Members of the National Council for Women Societies (NCWS) led by its President, Lami Lau, at the State House, Abuja. She said the body was recognised for its ability to unite the diverse women groups across the country. “President, as you know, the task of uniting women groups of different interests under one umbrella may be overwhelming. “Especially, when each of these groups…

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2023: U.S. threatens to impose visa restriction on promoters of violence

The United States of America says it will impose visa restrictions on anyone who promotes violence as Nigeria holds its general elections in 2023. America’s Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Africa, Michael Gonzales, handed out the warning at an international conference with the theme: “United States Policy and Nigeria’s National Decisions in the 2023 Elections”, held at Johns Hopkins University, United States. The conference, which held at the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington DC,  virtually, brought together Nigerian and American policy communities to discuss issues around the…

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Zazzau Emirate Council, JNI at loggerhead over N21m railways compensation

The Zazzau Emirate Council and Jama’atu Nasril Islam’s are at loggerheads over 21 million naira indemnity/compensation for the right of way for railway modernisation project. Zaharadeen Ibrahim, the JNI Chairman, Zazzau Emirate Branch, alleged that the Emir of Zazzau had siphoned the N21 million compensation. However, the Zazzau Emirate Council says it did not siphoned the said N21 million but kept the money pending the outcome of litigations over the property. A statement issued by Malam Mohammed Àminu, Wazirin Zazzau, on Tuesday in Zaria, said there were four groups contesting…

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Presidency counters Northern Elders Forum, condemns call for expulsion of section from Nigeria

The Presidency has condemned the reported call by Northern Elders Forum asking a section of the country to be excluded from Nigeria. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, made the condemnation in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja. According to him, it is a delusional arrogance that will lead such a group to publicly state terms and conditions for the existence of Nigeria. The statement read in part: “We are aware of the latest statement from the so-called “Northern Elders Forum.” He…

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Fuel scarcity: IPMAN demands N40bn for fuel haulage, association from FG

The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) on Tuesday in Sokoto called on the Federal Government to settle the N40 billion debts it owed the association. It said the debt arose from haulage of petroleum products to Sokoto, Kebbi, Zamfara and parts of Katsina states by its members. Alhaji Surajo Yahaya-Kamba, IPMAN Branch Chairman at Gusau Depot, who supervises operations in the states, made the call at the end of a meeting of members. He said the agreement signed between the association and the Federal Government was for the…

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2023: APC tasks its screening c’ttees on justice to all aspirants

The All Progressive Congress (APC) has urged its screening committees to ensure justice to all aspirants that purchased and submitted its Expression of Interest and Nomination forms to contest elective positions in the  2023 general elections. Alhaji Sulaiman Argungu, the party’s National Organising Secretary gave the charge on Tuesday in Abuja. He spoke at the inauguration of chairmen and secretaries of screening committees for State Houses of Assembly aspirants and special congress committees to elect the party’s Local Government, State and National Delegates. Argungu, said that any aspirant that goes against…

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Exposed! Name of Nigerian Gov. who helped Abacha loot $23 million recently recovered by UK Govt.

A new published report by an online media platform, yesterday, has exposed the people who helped a former Nigerian dictator, Sani Abacha steal $23 million recently recovered by the National Crime Agency, (NCA), of the United Kingdom (UK). The millions of dollars was forfeited by the Late Abacha’s son, Mohammed, and an offshore company Mecosta Securities Inc, according to the British agency. According to the report, further investigation, based on the NCA’s exclusive disclosure and analysis of leaked financial records and court documents, shows that Mecosta’s account in London, from…

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INEC chairman, CCB dragged to court over failure to declare assets

The chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, has been dragged before a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, over alleged failure to declare his assets. Also joined in the suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/33/2021 is the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB). In the suit, the plaintiff, Hon. Emmanuel Agonsi, is praying the court to compel CCB to make Yakubu’s asset declaration form public. He is seeking an order of mandamus directing and compelling the 1st Respondent, the CCB, either by its staff, officers, privies, servants or otherwise…

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Emefiele bags Forbes ‘Best Of Africa Lifetime Achievement’ award

Forbes New York has honoured the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, with the Forbes ‘Best of Africa Lifetime Achievement Award‘.  In its letter of award to Emefiele and signed by the president, Customs Solutions Media for Forbes Media, Mark Furlong, Forbes disclosed that it decided to honour the CBN governor on the grounds of his remarkable performance and pacesetting achievements at the apex bank. Forbes in partnership with Foreign Investment Network (FIN) also issued Emefiele with its Certificate of Distinction.  It added that Emefiele has…

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2023: APC to hold screening of presidential aspirants on May 23rd

…Threatens aspirants with dubious, criminal records The All Progressives Congress (APC) has fixed May 23rd for the screening of its presidential aspirants for the 2023 general elections. The Party’s National Organising Secretary, Suleiman Argungu, disclosed this on Saturday, in Abuja, when he fielded reporters’ questions shortly after the inauguration of chairmen and secretaries of the party’s screening committees for House of Representatives, Senate and governorship aspirants. The APC Special Convention for the presidential primaries would hold from May 30 to June 1. According to Argungu: “The screening for the presidential…

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