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President Buhari orders the imediate disengagement of recalled Ex-pensions boss Abdulrasheed Maina from the Civil Service

President Buhari has ordered the immediate disengagement of Abdulrasheed Maina, a former Pensions tax force boss who had been declared wanted for corruption, but was last week reinstated to a higher position in the Nigerian Civil Service The President has insisted for investigations to be carried out on the circumstances surrounding Mr. Maina’s recall to the civil service. This was revealed in a statement by spokesperson to the President Femi Adesina, on twitter, saying President Buhari has ordered “the immediate disengagement of Mr Abdulrasheed Maina from the civil Service President Buhari has also directed Winifred Oyo-Ita, Head of Service of the Federation to submit a report on the circumstances that led to Maina’s reinstatement, before the close of work on Mondaxy. Mr Maina was s...

10,000 APC members decamp to PDP

There appears to be some level of gearing up towards the 2019 general elecEtions. Some political party members are already beginning to shift gears to form new ties and alliances ahead of the electionAaae3d In Bauchi, yesterday, over 10,000 All Progressives People Congress, (APC) members decamped to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in an unprecedented manner. The members were seen carrying a coffin that was inscribed with ‘RIP APC’. See photos below:

Football Legend and Liberian Presidential Candidate, George Weah Visits T.B Joshua at SCOAN

Former world best footballer, George Weah, and leading presidential candidate in the ongoing Liberian Presidential elections, on Sunday, worshipped at the Synagogue Church of All Nation SCOAN in Lagos Nigeria. Presiding pastor of SCOAN, Prophet T.B. Joshua addressed the Ex-footballer during the Sunday worship service, saying: “My brother is here because he loves his country and wants to know God’s choice for his country. He wants to hear God’s opinion about his country. He is not here to impose himself. What does God say about his country, Liberia?” Speaking further, Prophet T.B. Joshua said, “Without corresponding power, we cannot pray to God. We cannot pray against God’s will. God’s choice is our choice. If I am a true man of God, I must hear from God. Every step we take, every movement ...

I was able to save enough money during my tenure as governor because I was not corrupt – Peter Obi

Former Governor of Anambra state, Peter Obi, has stated he was able to save up enough for Anambra state during his time as Governor because he was not corrupt. The former Governor made the claim on Thursday in Lagos during an Annual Lecture organised to mark the 10th Anniversary of the Anthony Cardinal Okogie Annual, themed: Creating a Corrupt-Free Society in Nigeria: The Role of the Church. former Anambra urged the church to be at the front in the fight against corruption. According to Peter Obi, “The silence of Nigerians is encouraging corruption. Nigerians can put a stop to corruption if they make it a habit to always speak out. “During my tenure as governor, i was able to manage my state and save enough money for our successor because i am not corrupt, “ he added. He further called on ...

‘50% of my ministers and special advisers will be under the age of 40’ – Ayo Fayose on plans for presidency

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose has continued to make remarks concerning his proposed ambition to run for President come 2019. The Governor, in a recent Facebook post revealed that he plans to populate his cabinet with young people if he becomes President. According to him, fifthy percent of his ministers and special advisers will be below the age of 40 as he believes the youths are the future of the country. “ When I become President fifty per cent of my ministers and special advisers will be under the age of forty.. Its time we give our youths a chance to reshape our country so that we can have a Nigeria of our dreams because the youths are the future of the Nation”. Ayo Fayose… #Nottooyoungtorun#” the Ekiti State Governor wrote on Facebook.

Tobi Johannes trolls Nigerians over photo of President Buhari and family in presidential jet to turkey

President Buhari’s official photographer Bayo Omoboriowo, shared this photo (as seen above) of President Buhari, and his wife, Aisha alongside two of their children, Yusuf and Hanan, aboard a presidential Jet on their way to Turkey Not surprising though, that many Nigerians did not have too many nice things to say about the photo. However, one member of the presidential media team,Tobi Johannes has now taken to his twitter handle to troll Nigerians who were not happy with the photo of President Buhari and his family. See his tweet below:

President Buhari meets with Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan

President Buhari was, today, October 19th received by the President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the presidential palace, Ankara President Buhari departed Nigeria for Turkey yesterday to attend the D-8 summit. The Nigerian President paid a visit to the Turkish president at his presidential palace this morning. Both leaders are said to have deliberated on issues of defence and security cooperation, migration amongst other issues pertinent to the betterment of both countries

NASS: Christian lawmakers Raised All on the Imminent total collapse of Nigeria.

Christian lawmakers, yesterday in Abuja painted a glooming picture of Nigeria, saying Nigeria needed divine intervention from the Almighty God to save it from total collapse. Since according to them, Nigeria is at the brink of total collapse. The lawmakers lamented that the application of public values has ceased to be the essence of governance as Nigerians could barely access basic social necessities. According to them, these challenges have shaken the very foundation of faith of Nigerians in it’s leaders. Hence, the federal lawmakers, under the aegis of Christian Legislators’ Fellowship, have, therefore, set aside next Thursday, October 26, 2017, as a day of national prayers for divine intervention. Briefing journalists, yesterday, on the planned national prayer breakfast, chairman...

PDP Replies Obasanjo, “Without You, We Won’t Die”.

The Peoples Democratic Party yesterday restated that it will not force former President Olusegun Obasanjo to return back to its fold; but would rather respect the decision of the former President. The party stated that whether he returned or not, it (the party) would not die. Obasanjo recently vowed never to return to the party, saying ‘he would rather remain a statesman, working for the interest of the nation than to go back to his vomit. He spoke with journalists after he held a meeting with the National Caretaker Chairman of the party, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, behind closed doors at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, Abeokuta this past Tuesday . He had said, “I have told the chairman that I was in the PDP before but not now. God forbid, that when dog vomits, it will go back...

Biafra: President Buhari Approves Pension Payment to Veterans of the Biafra War.

President Buhari has approved payment of pension to soldiers, policemen and paramilitary officers, who were involved in the Biafra war that lasted between 1967 and 1970. The Pensions Transition Arrangement Directorate (PTAD) made the announcement in a statement released on Wednesday stating that payment will commence on Friday, October 20, in Enugu state. “The general public would recall that Nigeria witnessed an ugly civil war between July 1967 and January 1970 and as a result of that unfortunate period in our history, some members of the armed forces, the Nigeria police and the paramilitary officers who took part with the secessionist were dismissed from the service. The dismissal of those officers was commuted to retirement in year 2000 through a presidential amnesty granted on 29th May...

President Buhari presides over FEC meeting ahead of his trip to Turkey

President Buhari presided over Wednesday’s federal Executive Council meeting ahead of his trip to Turkey today The President and some cabinet members were pictured smiling cheerfully as they attended the meeting to deliberate on issues pertaining to the state of the Nation President Buhari is also expected to leave for Turkey on official duties after the meeting . SA to President Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina had announced, yesterday that President Buhari will leave for Turkey today to attend the Summit of the Organisation for Econombic Cooperation (D-8) taking place on 20tof october e

‘Go to jail or forfeit N300m bail bond if you cannot provide Kanu’ – Court tells Sen. Abaribe and others

Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court in Abuja has, in a ruling on Tuesday, ordered Senator Eyninnaya Abaribe, and two others who are standing as sureties for Nnamdi Kanu, wanted leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB, to provide the defendant in court or risk forfeiting their N300m bail bond or going to jail. Justice Nyako gave the ruling at the resumed hearing of the case of treasonable felony brought against Nnamdi Kanu and some other IPOB members. The three other accused IPOB members, Benjamin Madubugwu, Chidiebere Onwudiwe, and David Nwawuisiwere, were however, present at the trial. Justice Nyako gave the order following a motion filed by Ogechi Ogunna, counsel to Sen. Abaribe indicating the intention of his client to withdraw as a surety for Kanu. Justice N...

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