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MONDAY LINES: N37 billion for 469 lawmakers

By Lasisi Olagunju It is difficult not to describe Nigeria as an underworld - a world of vampires. Our government wants to renovate the National Assembly building with N37 billion. Lawmakers of all political parties suggested it; our prudent president endorsed the profligacy. Senate President Ahmed Lawan confirmed this: “We met

BREAKING: APC Lifts Suspension Of Akeredolu, Amosun, Okorocha, Others

The National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress has announced the lifting of the suspension of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state. The committee also lifted the suspension of former governor of Ogun state, Senator Ibikunle Amosun; and his Imo counterpart, Senator Rochas Okorocha. The NWC at its meeting also lifted

Yahaya Bello Receives Certificate Of Return From INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has presented the Certificate of Return to Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello. Governor Bello received the certificate on Thursday, three days after he was declared as the winner of the just concluded governorship election in the state. The Returning Officer for the election, Professor Ibrahim Umar,

Bayelsa Poll: Court Disqualifies APC Deputy Governorship Candidate

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Tuesday, disqualified the deputy governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bayelsa, Senator Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo, over false information given in his CF0001 Form submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the November 16 election. Justice Inyang Ekwo, in a judgment, said

African American Reparations: Let’s Get The Ball Rolling

Maureen Wilson Slavery is a horrific, irremovable stain in the US history, but over time, there have been a disagreement by Americans on how to handle its legacy. While reparations for African Americans are in the news again, a number of candidates for Democratic Presidential nomination are however, endorsing the idea in

NYSC: In Search Of Relevance – By Oluwafemi Agagu

By Oluwafemi Agagu “Youths obey the clarion call; Let us lift our nation high; Under the Sun or in the Rain; With dedication and selflessness; Nigeria’s ours, Nigeria we serve” The National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) anthem is filled with ‘choral’ lyrics which every graduate is spiritually and physically committed to in the process of service

2019 Presidential Election: Atiku Reacts To Supreme Court Verdict

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar has said that he fought a good fight and will not relent for Nigeria and democracy. Atiku’s comment is coming on the heels of the dismissal of his appeal at the Supreme Court. The apex court had earlier on Wednesday, dismissed

Court Summons Lagos Speaker, Others Over Ambode’s Probe

A high court in Lagos has summoned Mudashiru Obasa, speaker of the state house of assembly, over the ongoing probe of 820 buses procured by the administration of Akinwunmi Ambode, ex-governor of the state. Yetunde Adesanya, the chief judge, gave the order on Tuesday after an ex-parte motion was moved by

Senate Walks Out Minister, Summons Fashola

The Senate Committee on Sustainable Development Goals on Monday, walked out the Minister of State for Works and Housing, Abubakar Aliyu, from the budget defence session. The panel said the Minister was not competent to defend the Ministry's budget. Aliyu had appeared before the lawmakers to defend the 2020 budget proposal of