9th Senate Sets New Record, Approves 23 Ministerial Nominees Without Questioning

The Senate presided over by Ahmad Lawan has confirmed the 43 ministerial nominees appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari. However, only 20 were actually grilled while 23 were confirmed without being asked a... Read more »

Donald Duke, Ogunlewe, Call For Addition Of Portfolios In Ministerial Screening

Former governor of Cross River, Donald Duke, has called for the addition of portfolios for the effective screening of ministerial nominees. Mr Duke told newsmen on Tuesday that the screening of ministerial... Read more »

Ministerial screening is pitiful joke – Fani-Kayode blasts senate

Femi Fani-Kayode, a former Aviation Minister, on Tuesday, faulted the screening process adopted by the senate. He said the screening of some ministerial nominees by simply asking them to “bow and go”... Read more »

Ministerial screening: I’m not a liar – Lai Mohammed tells Senate

Lai Mohammed, former Minister of Information and Culture, on Tuesday said some remarks attributed to him on social media should be disregarded. Mohammed, who is President Muhammadu Buhari’s ministerial nominee recalled that... Read more »

Kogi, Bayelsa: Centre charges INEC, police, political parties on credible polls

The Centre for Transparency and Advocacy (CTA) has called for synergy between the police, political parties as well as the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to ensure that the November governorship election... Read more »

Imo: Assessment of Ihedioha’s Govt Under 50 Days In Office

The Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary defines “Assessment” as a thorough appraisal or evaluation of the performance of a project to determine its successes and failures. In the last fifty (50) days, Imo... Read more »

Rivers cabinet: Failing to give five promised Commissioners’ slots to Abe is wicked infidelity — Eze

…Says Abe sacrificed all to give Wike the second term The refusal by Governor Nyesom Wike to fulfill the agreement of five commissioners and ten special advisers slots to Senator Magnus Abe... Read more »

Breaking: Ambode Speaks On Dumping APC For PDP

Former governor of Lagos, Akinwunmi Ambode has spoken on his rumoured planned defection from the All Progressive Congress, APC, to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. There have been speculations in some... Read more »

Oshiomhole Says Saraki Nigeria’s Smartest Politician

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has described former Senate President Bukola Saraki, as the smartest political player in Nigeria. The former Edo State governor, however, insisted... Read more »

Dino Malaye A Man Of The People

In Nigeria, we laugh over what should make us cry and cry over what should make us laugh. We kill those we should celebrate and celebrate those we should kill.”- Lawal Divinefavour... Read more »

APC is not silent over FCT ministerial slot – Party chairman

The chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the FCT, Alhaji Abdulmalik Usman, has said the party is not silent over the non-inclusion of an FCT native in the ministerial list... Read more »

EXPOSED! Man Reveals How Abba Kyari Sold ‘ministership’ For N2.5b Per Slot

Last week Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari released over forty names as ministerial nominees for his cabinet with no nomination from the FCT. Associate Professor of Journalism & Emerging Media at Kennesaw State... Read more »

Send The List Of The Ministerial Nominees To EFCC – PDP Tells Senate

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked the leadership of the Senate to further give credibility to the ministerial screening by sending the names of the nominees to the Economic and Financial... Read more »

We Will No Longer Tolerate The Killing Of Nigerians In South Africa Says Senate President lawan

Senate President Ahmad Lawan yesterday said adequate measures must be taken to halt incessant killing of Nigerians in South Africa. According to him, the killing and molestation of Nigerians in South Africa... Read more »

Senate To Confirm 43 Ministerial Nominees Today

AFTER five days of the screening exercise, the Senate will today confirm the 43 ministerial nominees forwarded by President Muhammadu Buhari. President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan, who disclosed this yesterday... Read more »

N819M DEBT: Kogi govt dares Simon Achuba to go to court

The Kogi State government on Monday said the deputy governor, Simon Achuba, was frivolous and mischievous over his allegation of non-payment of salaries and allowances put at N819 million. The government has... Read more »

Jubilation In PDP, As Tribunal Receives Order To Declare Atiku Winner Of The 2019 Presidential Election

The National Chairman of the Arewa Youths Consultative Forum, Yerima Shettima, has called on the Presidential Election Tribunal to declare the Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the last Presidential... Read more »
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Edo Assembly: No presidential directive to issue fresh proclamation – Obaseki’s aide

Edo State Government said no Presidential directive has ordered the State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki to issue a fresh proclamation on Edo State House of Assembly. The government, in a statement issued... Read more »

Gov. el-Rufai reappoints more aides

Gov. Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna state has reappointed more aides after the appointment of Commissioners and Special Advisers. The appointments were contained in a statement by Samuel Aruwan the state’s Commissioner for... Read more »

PDP rejects another screening of Local Government workers in Kogi

The Kogi State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has rejected in totality any form of screening of local government workers again in the state. The PDP, in a statement signed... Read more »

Senate resumes ministerial screening with Fashola

The Senate has resumed the screening of the remaining ministerial nominees with the reappointed nominee from Lagos State, Mr Babatunde Fashola (SAN), appearing before it. The Nigeria News Agency reports that the exercise resumed... Read more »

Tribunal: We won’t call any witness against Atiku, PDP – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission has said it will not call any witness to defend its case against former Vice President and Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) Presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and... Read more »

Betrayal!!! Ganduje Blocks The Implementation Of RUGA In The Entire South, Blasts Fulani Herdsmen

Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, on Saturday, said that he is not happy with the manner in which Fulanis are treated in the country.He also said that the Federal Government’s Ruga programme... Read more »

2019 Presidency!!! Bye Bye To Mr. Integrity, As Supreme Court Set To Disqualify Buhari

Appellants in the suit challenging the qualification of President Muhammadu Buhari, of the All Progressives Congress, APC, for the 2019 Presidential election, have approached the Supreme Court to nullify his candidacy in... Read more »

What Goodluck Jonathan said about George-Ikoli

Former President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, has said integrity has been brought into the governorship contest of his home state of Bayelsa by entry of the... Read more »

El-zazakky: ‘you’ll Regret It’ – Fani-kayode Tells Buhari Govt Over Proscription

Femi Fani-Kayode, a former Aviation Minister, on Saturday reacted to the proscription of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, IMN, also known as Shi’ite by an Abuja court. He described the proscription of... Read more »

Rivers Students Hail Amaechi’s Renomination, Decribe Him As A Rare Specie

Rivers Students have described the renomination of Dr. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi by President Mohammadu Buhari as a Minister of the Federal Republic for yet another round of national service as a demonstration... Read more »

Senator Ifeanyi Ubah, fails to stop INEC from testifying at tribunal

The senator representing Anambra South, Senator Ifeanyi Ubah, on Saturday, failed in his bid to stop an ICT expert from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from testifying against him at the... Read more »
Ministerial Screening

Ministerial Screening: Festus Keyamo, Dr. Pantami & Sunday Dare Really Impressed

I was privileged to watch the ministerial screening sessions of three of the youngest ministerial nominees: Mr Festus Keyamo, Dr. Isa Pantami & Mr Sunday Dare. I must say I was very... Read more »
Godswill-Akpabio

Akpabio Is A Saint, He Has Never Stolen Before – APC

The ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, has dismissed the corruption claims reportedly made against a former Minority Leader of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio, by Itse Sagay, an Anti-Corruption Adviser to President Muhammadu... Read more »

Our bad image scaring investors – Ministerial nominee

Dr Isa Pantami, a ministerial nominee has said that many investors are scared of investing in the country’s IT sector because the nation’s image has been badly portrayed, especially in the media.... Read more »
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After Election: So President Muhammadu Buhari, Is This You?

In 2015, after President Muhammadu Buhari won the elections, friends with whom I had supported his quest were so excited to get invites to Eagle Square for his inauguration. I didn’t get... Read more »

Ndigbo Will Cease To Be Nigerians If Denied 2023 Presidency -Chukwuemeka Ezeife

Elder statesman and former governor of Anambra State, Dr Chukwuemeka Ezeife has said that no Igbo man will still claim Nigerian citizenship if the South East zone is not supported to produce... Read more »
Oby Ezekwesili

Oby Ezekwesili accuses FG of punishing Nigerians with milk ban for rejecting RUGA

A former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili has suggested that the President Muhammadu Buhari led Federal Government has decided to punish Nigerians with forex restriction on milk and diary products for rejecting... Read more »

INEC gives observer groups deadline for application for Kogi, Bayelsa elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed Aug. 30, as deadline for the submission of applications by observer groups interested to observe Bayelsa and Kogi governorship elections. The commission announced this... Read more »

Why Buhari did not assent to PIGB –Malami

Abubakar Malami, the former  Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation on Friday explained why some bills passed by the senate were not signed by President Muhammadu Buhari. Malami  while fielding... Read more »

Imo Recovery: Ugwumba Uche Nwosu Speak

Earlier today, the governor of Imo State took his aggression against me and my family to a most dangerous level by sending his Chief Security officer(CSO) SP Ibe Chukwu(AP No87678),Jasper and thugs... Read more »
Festus Keyamo

Ministerial screening : I will unburndle the Supreme Court – Keyamo

Mr Festus Keyamo (SAN), the ministerial nominee for Delta has says he will unbundle the Supreme Court if made the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation. Keyamo disclosed this... Read more »
Dino Melaye

Dino Melaye Asks Festus Keyamo To Recite Second Stanza Of The National Anthem

There was a mild drama at the upper chamber on Friday as Senator representing Kogi West Senatorial district, Dino Melaye asked senatorial nominee Festus Keyamo to recite the National anthem. President of... Read more »
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NASS: Reps speaks on ‘fight’ between Speaker Gbajabiamila, Abdulmumin Jibrin, PDP members

The House of Representatives ad hoc committee on Media and Publicity, on Friday, spoke on the relationship between the Speaker of the House, Femi Gbajabiamila and Director-General of the Gbajabiamila/Wase Campaign organisation,... Read more »

Enugu APC Gives Disturbing Reasons Onyeama’s Nomination Should be Withdrawn

The Enugu State chapter of All Progressives Congress, APC, have intensified their call for the President to withdraw the nominee from their state, Geoffrey Onyeama who they said is a “misfit” for... Read more »

Successful Ministerial Screening: A New Dawn In The Politics Of Nigeria – Prince Tonye Princewill

… Rivers Political Leaders must Unite to Move the State Forward The release of the Ministerial list and the speedy commencement of nominee screening by the Senate is significant for several reasons... Read more »

Akwa Ibom Governorship Tribunal: Ekere Calls For Nullification Of The Entire Election

Says Election Did Not Follow Electoral Guidelines The All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate for the March 9, 2019 general elections in Akwa Ibom State, Obong Nsima Ekere has urged Election Petition Tribunal... Read more »
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Why some bills passed by the senate are not signed –Malami

The screening of the ministerial nominees entered the third day on Friday as the Senate screened screened Abubakar Malami (Kebbi) and Hadi Sirika. Malami is the immediate past Minister of Justice and... Read more »

South Africa PDP Chairman commends Gov. Okowa’s leadership style

Mr Ekos Akpokabayen, South Africa chapter Chairman, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has commended Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta for giving opportunities to young technocrats to be part of governance in the state. Akpokabayen said... Read more »
Junaid Mohammed

Insecurity: Buratai A Political Soldier, Can’t Be Relied Upon – Junaid Mohammed

Unaid Mohammed, Second Republic House of Representatives member has described Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Tukur Buratai as a political soldier who cannot be relied upon to quell insurgency and the... Read more »

Tribunal dismisses PDP’s suit challenging election of Sen. Akwashiki

The National Assembly and State Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Lafia, on Friday dismissed a petition filed by Mr John Mike-Abdul of the PDP challenging the election of Sen. Godiya Akwashiki of... Read more »
Benjamin Uwajumogu

Benjamin Uwajumogu Sworn in as Imo North Senator

Benjamin Uwajumogu has been sworn in as senator representing Imo North Senatorial District. The swearing in took place on Friday at the senate chambers. His opponent in the Feb. 23 election, Mr... Read more »

Ministerial Screening: SP Lawan’s maturity makes nonsense of Wike, Abe’s N2Bn defamation project on Amaechi

…Commends Sekibo, Abaribe and Rivers caucus for pursuing peace… Pleads with President Buhari to repost him to Transportation Ministry. The smooth screening of former Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, through the... Read more »
Aregbesola

Ministerial nomination: Oyetola congratulates Aregbesola

Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun State has congratulated his predecessor, Rauf Aregbesola, over his nomination as minister by President Muhammadu Buhari. Oyetola in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Adeniyi Adesina,... Read more »
Sunday-Dare

19 ministers left to be screened, 24 through Senate grill

Twenty four of the 43 ministerial nominees of President Muhammadu Buhari have now been screened, on the second day of the exercise. There has been no rejection yet. All the nominees that... Read more »
Dogara, Gbaja

Dogara, Gbaja opponents lose out as Reps unveil committees

Immediate past Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, and opponents of the incumbent speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, were among those that lost out as heads of the house standing committees were named... Read more »
Ministerial screening

Ministerial screening: Female nominees get soft landing

It was a day of ‘take a bow’ at the Senate yesterday, as lawmakers continued with the screening of ministerial nominees. Female nominees also got soft landing during the excercise.  President of the... Read more »
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Nigerian Women Condemn Buhari’s Ministerial List, Write Senate

Over 150 Nigerian women groups, representing different regions, ethnicities, social and political allegiances and organizations for youths and persons with disabilities, have condemned the ministerial list submitted to the Senate. Their grievance was... Read more »
Gbemi Saraki

Kwara APC Caucus Kicks Against Gbemi Saraki’s Nomination As Minister

Some members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) under the Kwara State APC Caucus have regarded the nomination of Senator Gbemisola Saraki as minister by President Muhammadu Buhari as indirect restoration of... Read more »
Chief Akin Oke, Oyo State Chairman

I doubt Makinde’s competence – Oyo APC chairman

The Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo State, Chief Akin Oke, says he will only assess Gov. Seyi Makinde’s performance in office after the first 100 days or six... Read more »

Dakuku Commends Senate, Hails Amaechi’s Ministerial Screening

The Director General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside has commended the Nigerian Senate over the successful screening of the immediate past Transport Minister, Rt Hon Chibuike Amaechi.... Read more »
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Reps to probe over 20,000 FG abandoned projects

The House of Representatives is set to beam its searchlight on the over 20, 000 abandoned infrastructural projects of the Federal Government since 1999 to date. The abandoned projects, said to be... Read more »
PMB

Ministerial list: South East group applauds Buhari

The South East APC Advocacy Group (SEAG) has said the ministerial nominee of President Muhammadu Buhari is one of the best selection and appointments ever made in the South East so far. In... Read more »
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2023: We need South East, group tells APC

The South East APC Integrity Group has called on the All Progressives Congress (APC) to integrate the South East geopolitical zone into the affairs of the party if it hopes to retain power... Read more »