EFCC loses fight to retain NFIU as Senate, House of Reps agree on central bank control

EFCC loses fight to retain NFIU as Senate, House of Reps agree on central bank control

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has lost the battle to have the Nigeria Financial Intelligence Unit domiciled under it. This followed an agreement by the leadership of the Senate and the House of Representatives to move the NFIU to the Central Bank of Nigeria. The domiciling of the NFIU had been one of the sore points in the NFIU Bill between the Senate and the House of Representatives. While the Senate wanted the NFIU…

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You’ll benefit from restructuring, Atiku tells North

You’ll benefit from restructuring, Atiku tells North

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar, yesterday,urged  Northern opponents of the proposal not to kill themselves over the South’s vanishing oil, while dismissing insinuations that restructuring of the country would benefit the South to the disadvantage of the North. Abubakar spoke at a book launch in Lagos where former Military President, General Ibrahim Babangida (retd), affirmed that Nigerians must come together, irrespective of political or ethnicities, to frontally confront the issues that challenge the unity of the…

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Reps Pass Vote Of No Confidence On Fayemi, and Others

Reps Pass Vote Of No Confidence On Fayemi, and Others

The House of Representatives has passed a vote of no confidence on Nigeria’s mines and steel minister, Kayode Fayemi; his state counterpart, Bawa Bwari; and the sole administrator of the Ajaokuta steel company. In a motion moved by the house leader, Femi Gbajabiamila, the lawmakers also resolved to set up a ‘powerful investigative ad-hoc committee’ to investigate all the ”surrounding events in the Ajaokuta steel company.” Moving the motion, Mr. Gbajabiamila described the trio’s action…

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2019: INEC reacts to accusations of ‘pressure’ from Buhari government

2019: INEC reacts to accusations of ‘pressure’ from Buhari government

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, has said he would not be intimidated ahead of the 2019 election. Reacting to concerns and condemnation trailing voter and underage registration as well as accusations by politicians that INEC could not be trusted to conduct free and fair elections, Yakubu in the current edition of The Interview said: “I have passed the stage where someone can tell me to do what is…

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Photo: Drama at Dino Melaye’s trial- Protesters besiege court

Photo: Drama at Dino Melaye’s trial- Protesters besiege court

A mild drama has played out today at an Abuja court. dozens of protesters were seen carrying placards at the court premises in solidarity with Senator Dino Melaye who is facing trial with the Federal government. Melaye is being charged by the FG for allegedly false information of an assassination attempt on his life. Some senators including Ben Murray Bruce have arrived the premises to support the kogi west senator. More details soon…

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2019 Election Build-up: APC denies endorsing Buhari for 2019 election.

2019 Election Build-up: APC denies endorsing Buhari for 2019 election.

The ruling All Progressives Congress, APC has denied endorsing President Muhammadu Buhari for Second term in 2019.   The party said on Wednesday that its National executive committee, NEC at a meeting in Abuja passed a vote of Confidence on Buhari and the John Oyegun-led NWC. However, the party clarified that a vote of confidence does not translate into an endorsement of the president for second term. The party’s Publicity Secretary, Bolaji Abdullahi, explained that the issue…

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Death by hanging for perpetrators of hate speech – Senate

Death by hanging for perpetrators of hate speech – Senate

The Nigerian Senate has proposed the penalty of death by hanging for Any person found guilty of any form of hate speech that results in the death of another person. The bill, which reflects the growing concern over the spate of violence in the nation, was sponsored by the spokesman of the upper chamber, Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi, APC, Niger. It also seeks the establishment of an ‘Independent National Commission for Hate Speeches’, which shall…

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EX CBN DEPUTY GOVERNOR DECLARES PRESIDENTIAL INTENTION.

EX CBN DEPUTY GOVERNOR DECLARES PRESIDENTIAL INTENTION.

Former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Kingsley Moghalu, has officially declared his intention to run for the president of Nigeria in the 2019 election. Moghalu, made this announced this yesterday in a press conference at the Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Centre, Abuja, he said a combination of military rule, oil booms and busts and successive leadership failures of the political class have robbed the country of what seemed her destiny at independence Kingsley…

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Breaking: INEC announces general elections dates for next 36 years

Breaking: INEC announces general elections dates for next 36 years

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced dates for general elections in the country for the next 36 years, starting from 2019 to 2055. Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Chairman of the commission, Prof. Mamood Yakubu, made the announcement Wednesday at a consultative meeting with leaders of political parties in Abuja. “In 2019, the dates are Feb. 16 and March 2; in 2023, the dates are Feb. 18 and March 4. “In…

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Fight against B/Haram now business venture, beneficiaries won’t want it to end – Fayose

Fight against B/Haram now business venture, beneficiaries won’t want it to end – Fayose

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has alleged that Boko Haram has become source of indirect treasury looting adding that most government officials have been feeding fat on the proceeds of the fight. The governor said: “Those benefitting from Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) scams, payment of ransom (in dollars) to free those abducted by the Boko Haram insurgents, among others will never wish to see the end of the insurgency.” He described the alleged withdrawal…

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