Aminu Adamu’s Arrest: Coalition of Northern Group Students Wing condemns act by Aisha Buhari

Aisha Buhari, Nigerian First Lady

The Students Wing of the Coalition of Northern Groups, (CNG) has joined other concerned Nigerians in condemning what it termed the impunity with which Nigeria’s First Lady, Aisha Buhari ordered the unlawful arrest and detention without trial of a fellow student of the Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa State, Aminu Adamu. CNG in a statement signed by the Secretary, Iskil Abubakar said it find the action of the First Lady Aisha Buhari and the Department of State Services (DSS) over the arrest of a young Nigerian for merely passing a remark…

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‘How governors steal Federation Account allocations meant for LGAs’ – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has accused some Chief Executives of encouraging corruption in the local government system, thereby inhibiting development at the grassroots. The President made his accusation yesterday in Abuja, at a parley with members of the Senior Executive Course (SEC) No. 44 (2022) of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, NIPSS, Kuru, Plateau State. The President narrated his personal experience on stemming the tide of corruption in the local government system after the presentation of the report of NIPSS Course SEC 44, which had as its theme:…

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2023: “I will conquer the ocean in Bayelsa as I did in Lagos”, Tinubu promises

The Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, has promised to build primary and secondary drainage canals that would protect Yenagoa, the capital of Bayelsa State, from flood if he is voted into office as president of Nigeria in 2023. Tinubu stated this in Yenagoa yesterday, during the Bayelsa State APC Presidential Campaign Council rally, which was held at Yenagoa, the State capital. The Asiwaju said if elected, he would proffer permanent solutions to issues of flooding across Bayelsa, in the same way he did in Lagos, as well as…

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Electoral Corruption: Diezani gave politicians $115m to compromise 2015 polls – EFCC 

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, says its investigation shows that former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, allegedly gave politicians $115 million to compromise the 2015 elections. The EFCC chairperson, AbdulRasheed Bawa, made this disclosure on Wednesday, at an induction retreat for new Resident Electoral Commissioners, INEC, in Lagos. Bawa was represented by the Chief Superintendent of the anti-graft agency, Adukwu Michael. Diezani was the Minister of Petroleum Resources from 2010 to 2015 during the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan. Shortly before Jonathan handed over to President…

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High Court orders arrest, remand in prison of Army Chief, Farouk, Commandant, TRADOC Minna over contempt 

The High Court in Minna, Niger State, has issued a warrant of arrest for the Chief of Army Staff, General Farouk Yahaya, for alleged contempt of court on the orders of Justice Halima AbdulMalik. The warrant of arrest also affected the Commandant, Training and Doctrine Command, TRADOC, Minna, Major-General Stevenson Olugbenga Olabanji. The State’s Chief Judge, AbdulMalik, stated that the order followed the hearing of a case brought before the court, pursuant to Order 42, Rule 10 of the Niger State High Court Civil Procedure 2018. Justice AbdulMalik declared that,…

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National Security: “We’re coming for your thug”, NSA warns Govs obstructing opposition campaign

The National Security Adviser, NSA, Major-General Babagana Monguno (rtd) has warned State governors, who are using thugs to prevent the opposition from mounting campaign materials in their domains, that security agencies will soon descend on them. Appearing at the Ministerial Media Briefing organised by the Presidential Communications Team at the Presidential Villa Abuja yesterday, he said when the law enforcement agencies move, there will be no hiding place for the perpetrators. Monguno, who was reacting to reports that some State governors are implementing policies that prevent the presence of opposition…

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2023: ‘No Gov. has power to stop opponents from campaigning — IGP

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Usman Baba, has vowed to arrest and prosecute touts obstructing campaigns by opposition political parties as well as politicians indulging in vote-buying during the 2023 poll. His position was also echoed by the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, AbdulRasheed Bawa. The IGP also directed Police Commissioners in the 36 States to dismantle campaign bottlenecks put in place by the State Governors to frustrate their opponents. He specifically noted that all Commissioners of Police must provide security for political parties embarking on…

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2023 Ogun Guber: Failed Alpha Bank MD, Jimi Lawal, out as Abuja Court affirms Adebutu as PDP candidate

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, yesterday, dismissed a suit that an aggrieved aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Jimi Adebisi Lawal, filed to nullify the nomination of Adebutu’s name to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC. The court, in a judgment that was delivered by Justice Inyang Ekwo, upheld the primary election that produced Oladipupo Adebutu as the governorship candidate of the PDP in Ogun State. The plaintiff had in the suit, challenged the delegates list that was used in the conduct of the gubernatorial primary election…

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A’isha Buhari: NANS to begin nationwide protest on Monday

The leadership of the National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, has declared a nationwide protest to demand the release of a student of the Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa State, Aminu Adamu Mohammed, who was arrested and sent to prison over a tweet he posted on Nigeria’s First Lady, A’isha Buhari. NANS President, Usman Barambu, in an issued statement yesterday, noted that the protest, which would commence on Monday, would be indefinite until Mohammed regained freedom. The association had earlier apologised to the First Lady, while also calling for Aminu’s release. This not…

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