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PDP governors want Akwa Ibom's Akpabio removed as chairman of their forum

 

Saturday, 23 May 2015 11:39

PDP governors want Akwa Ibom's Akpabio removed as chairman of their forum

PEOPLES Democratic Party (PDP) governors have begun mounting pressure on Akwa Ibom State governor Godswill Akpabio to stand down as the chairman if the PDP Governors Forum just as party chairman Alhaji Adamu Muazu did.

   

Several northern leaders urge Buhari to grant amnesty to Boko Haram insurgents

 

Saturday, 23 May 2015 10:57

Several northern leaders urge Buhari to grant amnesty to Boko Haram insurgents

SEVERAL prominent leaders across northern Nigeria including the former chief justice of the federation and the secretary to the federal government have urged incoming president Muhammadu Buhari to grant an amnesty to Boko Haram insurgents.

   

Irate youths burn down mosque in Kano accusing cleric of blaspheming against Islam

 

Saturday, 23 May 2015 10:12

Irate youths burn down mosque in Kano accusing cleric of blaspheming against Islam

MUSLIM youths have burnt down the Sharia court in the Rijia Lemo neighbourhood of Kano in protest of the sermons of preacher Abdul Nyass who they accuse of blaspheming Islam and Prophet Mohammed.

   

Vice president Namadi Sambo to lead exodus of ministers fleeing the country after May 29

 

Saturday, 23 May 2015 09:47

Vice president Namadi Sambo to lead exodus of ministers fleeing the country after May 29

VICE president Namadi Sambo is at the top of a list of ministers planning to travel abroad immediately after the May 29 inauguration as soon at the governing Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) hands over to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

   

Buhari rebuffs attempts by Diezani to talk with him during their flight to London

 

Saturday, 23 May 2015 08:55

Buhari rebuffs attempts by Diezani to talk with him during their flight to London

PRESIDENT-elect Muhammadu Buhari shunned all attempts by petroleum minister Diezani Alison-Madueke to communicate with him during their flight to London together yesterday despite spirited attempts by her to have a meeting with him.

   

Military court acquits Col Ebhaleme of negligence in the fight against Boko Haram

 

Friday, 22 May 2015 13:04

Military court acquits Col Ebhaleme of negligence in the fight against Boko Haram

COLONEL Victor  Ebhaleme the brigade commander of the 23 Armoured Brigade in Yola has been acquitted by a military court martial after being tried for negligence in relation to the fight against Boko Haram.

   

Buhari looks set to grant EFCC operational independence in the fight against corruption

 

Friday, 22 May 2015 12:45

Buhari looks set to grant EFCC operational independence in the fight against corruption

PRESIDENT-elect General Muhammadu Buhari is said to be considering granting the Economic and Financial crimes Commission (EFCC) operational independence in a bid to make it more effective in the fight against corruption.

   

Police boss rules suspects can only be held for 24 hours and bans carrying politicians bags

 

Friday, 22 May 2015 11:30

Police boss rules suspects can only be held for 24 hours and bans carrying politicians bags

NEWLY-appointed inspector general of police Solomon Arase has issued a new directive barring policemen from detaining suspects for more than 24 hours adding that appropriate due diligence must also be observed before arrest warrants are issued.

   

Jigawa's Governor Sule Lamido hands over to secretary and heads for Saudi Arabia

 

Friday, 22 May 2015 11:05

Jigawa's Governor Sule Lamido hands over to secretary and heads for Saudi Arabia

JIGAWA State governor Sule Lamido has become the first chief executive to leave office after he handed over the reins of power to the secretary to the state government and flew out of Nigeria to Saudi Arabia yesterday.

   

Nigerian Dickson Agbai gets named best doctorate student at Newcastle University

 

Friday, 22 May 2015 10:49

Nigerian Dickson Agbai gets named best doctorate student at Newcastle University

NIGERIAN PhD student Dickson Ndukwe Agbai has emerged as the best student with the highest grades in a doctorate in bio-fuels during the recent graduation ceremony at Newcastle University in the United Kingdom.

   

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