Speaker Yakubu Dogara officially announces his defection from APC to PDP

Speaker Yakubu Dogara officially announces his defection from APC to PDP

Barely two weeks to the elections, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has officially announced his defection from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the PDP. Speaker Dogara who returned to PDP in September 2018,  officially informed his colleagues that he has joined the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) during plenary on Tuesday January 29th. He however did not give reasons for his defection. He also announced the defection of two other APC members…

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NJC gives Walter Onnoghen and Tanko Mohammad 7-working days to respond to petitions written against them

NJC gives Walter Onnoghen and Tanko Mohammad 7-working days to respond to petitions written against them

The National Judicial Council has given Justice Walter Onnoghen and the Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Tanko Mohammed (CFR), seven days to respond to petitions written against them.   The NJC gave the ultimatum today after an emergency meeting which took place in Abuja. The body referred petition written against Danladi Umar, the Code of Conduct Tribunal chairman, to the Federal Judicial Service Commission (FJSC).  NJC will now reconvene on February 11, 2019 to discuss…

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House of Representatives approves N30,000 as the National Minimum Wage for workers in the country

House of Representatives approves N30,000 as the National Minimum Wage for workers in the country

The House of Representative has approved N30,000 as the new minimum wage for workers in the country. The lawmakers passed the bill during Tuesday’s plenary presided over by the Speaker of the House, Yakubu Dogara. They approved the figure after the bill was read and passed for the third time on the floor of the lower chamber of the National Assembly in Abuja.   Prior to the passage of the bill, the House adopted the…

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We are not a colony, stop interfering in our internal politics” – Oshiomole tells EU, UK and US govt

We are not a colony, stop interfering in our internal politics” – Oshiomole tells EU, UK and US govt

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, says Nigeria is not a colony and that foreign bodies must apply caution in their interference with political affairs in the country.  Oshiomole said this after representatives of the United Kingdom, United States of America governments and the European Union in separate statements condemned last Friday’s suspension of the Chief Justice Of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen over the non-declaration of his assets years after assuming office…

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Suspension of CJN weeks to elections abuse, utter disregard for constitution – Group tells Buhari

Suspension of CJN weeks to elections abuse, utter disregard for constitution – Group tells Buhari

The Wake up Nigeria Group, a group championing the cause of good governance has described the suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Hon Justice Walter Onnogen by President Muhammadu Buhari, three weeks to the general elections as abuse and utter disregard to the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria that brought him to power in 2015. The group made this declaration in a statement issued by its Chairperson, Maryam Yusuf, a copy which…

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EPL: Total money Arsenal paid to sack Wenger revealed

EPL: Total money Arsenal paid to sack Wenger revealed

Arsenal’s decision to bring Arsène Wenger’s reign to an end cost the club £17.1m in pay-offs to the Frenchman and his coaching staff, the UK Times reports. The 68-year-old left the Premier League club after 22 years in charge, despite having one year left on his current contract. Last April, Wenger gave the biggest hint so far that he was sacked by the club. During his press conference ahead of a Europa League clash against…

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Transfer: Drinkwater in shocking move to join Premier League rivals from Chelsea

Transfer: Drinkwater in shocking move to join Premier League rivals from Chelsea

Chelsea midfielder, Danny Drinkwater will likely leave Stamford Bridge to join another Premier League club, Bournemouth. The 28-year-old joined Chelsea in a £35million deal last summer from Leicester City. Drinkwater has fallen out of favour at Chelsea since manager, Maurizio Sarri, took over from fellow Italian, Antonio Conte. The England international has barely featured for Sarri’s side so far this campaign. Sarri had already disclosed that he is willing to let Drinkwater to go out…

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Transfer: Inter Milan admit they can’t stop Arsenal target, Perisic from leaving

Transfer: Inter Milan admit they can’t stop Arsenal target, Perisic from leaving

Inter Milan general manager, Beppe Marotta, has admitted it would be hard to stand in the way of Ivan Perisic, as he seeks a move to Arsenal. Unai Emery is interested in the Croatia winger, who has put in a transfer request, but Arsenal and Inter have yet to agree terms. Over the weekend, Marotta insisted a transfer would only happen if all sides were satisfied, but he has now shown a willingness to negotiate…

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Leandro Paredes: What Chelsea target said after joining PSG

Leandro Paredes: What Chelsea target said after joining PSG

Chelsea target, Leandro Paredes has said that he is proud to have signed for Paris Saint-Germain. Paredes stated this shortly after he completed his move to Paris Saint-Germain, PSG. PSG completed the signing of the Argentina midfielder from Russian side, Zenit St Petersburg on Tuesday. Paredes signed a four-and-a-half year deal with the Ligue 1 champions. The 25-year-old will wear the number 8 shirt at the Parc des Princes. Speaking on his move to PSG,…

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