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2019 Elections: ‘Nigeria in a keg of gunpowder’, Secondus warns Magu 

•Says Atiku, Obi, Secondus, Saraki , Dogara are listed for arrest ••Families and associates also     Senator Iroegbu    The National Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus,  has come hard on the Chairman of the Economic  and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu saying that the  country could explode any moment if

Senate to pass Police Reform Bill November — Saraki

 Ted Nwanu The Senate President, Senator Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has expressed hope that the Nigerian Police Reform Bill would be passed before the end of November. Saraki, who hinted that civil society organisations (CSOs) and lawyers contributed to the drafting of new Bill, reiterated the Senate’s commitment to fast-tracking the passage of

Buhari, Saraki task African legislators on anti-terrorism strategy

•Legislation key to winning fight against insurgency, insecurity  Jude Johnson  Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has tasked the African Parliamentary Union (APU) to develop strategies aimed at assisting various governments in confronting the menace of terrorism, banditry and other organised crimes ravaging African countries. This is coming as the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki,

How Nigeria’s minimum wage strike was averted

•FG,  Atiku, Saraki,  Oba Akiolu, others intervened  •Tripartite c'ttee report signed •Recommends N30,000 and N24,000 minimum wage •To be submitted to Buhari today   The Monday midnight agreement between Nigeria labour unions and the federal government on the dispute over minimum wage for workers, has averted a nationwide strike that was scheduled to commence today. Many

2019: Saraki shades Buhari, says Nigeria’s presidency not a part-time job

•Decries reign of impunity, disunity •As South-Middle Belt leaders prioritise 2019 election   Senator Iroegbu The Nigeria's Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has in an apparent shade to President Muhammadu Buhari, said Nigeria’s Presidency is not a part-time job, insisting the occupant must be youthfulness, energetic, and vibrant. Saraki who is a presidential aspirant

Stop Using Youths as Thugs – CAN charges politicians  

•Saraki charges youths to shun violence Godsgift Onyedinefu  The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has tasked the political leaders at all levels to involve the Nigerian youths in the nation building instead of using them for thuggery and all forms of electoral malpractices. This was disclosed in a statement Signed by Pastor Adebayo Oladeji, Special

2019: Corrupt people plotting to install Buhari, APC – Secondus

Godsgift Onyedinefu     The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Prince Uche Secondus has alleged that corrupt persons are mobilizing and ganging up to use their illicit wealth to install President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress, APC, come 2019. In a statement signed by Ike Abonyi in Monday, Secondus

2019: Nigeria away from the precipe

Jaja Jasper     The 27th of August 2018, marked an ignoble anniversary – 33 years since a brutal military cabal ruling Nigeria with an iron fist was ousted from power by its brothers-in-arms. The failures of leadership the coupists highlighted then, as contained in the speech read by Brigadier Joshua Nimyel Dogonyaro,

Legislature as delineator of democracy

By Chidi Omeje   Concerned about the need to preserve political liberty, guard against oppression or political indiscretion and abuse of power in governance, French political philosopher, Montesquieu wrote: “Political Liberty is to be found only when there is no abuse of power. Constant experience shows us that every man invested with