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The House of Representatives on Thursday summoned Azeez Fashola (Naira Marley) to appear before it as part of its moves to secure proper compensation and royalties for the late singer Ilerioluwa Aloba (Mohbad) who died recently under controversial circumstances. The House through its Committee on Justice, Youth and Legislative Compliance, also invited the manager of […]

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The House of Representatives has urged the Federal Government to appoint 9 new Justices to the Supreme Court in order to expedite the hearing and determination of matters for effective and efficient justice delivery in the country The resolution followed the adoption of a motion of urgent national importance by Rep. Patrick Umoh (PDP-AkwaIbom) during […]

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One thing that has become a refrain in Nigeria for decades is that our country has never been in short supply of beautiful policies. What seems to be preponderance of views is that our national development was short-circuited as a result of policy inconsistencies and poor coordination. President Tinubu wants to address serious governance issues […]

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President Bola Ahmed Tinubu on Wednesday met behind closed doors with the chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr Ola Olukoyede. Olukoyede, was screened and confirmed as chairman of EFCC by the Senate on Wednesday. His confirmation followed his nomination by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu. Erstwhile EFCC Chairman Abdulrasheed Bawa had resigned following his […]

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The Senate on Wednesday confirmed the appointment of Ola Olukoyede as the executive chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). His confirmation came after his screening by the “committee of the whole”. The appointment of the Muhammad Hammajoda was also confirmed as the secretary of the EFCC and Halima Shehu as the chief executive officer […]

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Senator Elisha Abbo has apologised over his allegation that the Senate President Godswill Akpabio plotted his removal by the Court of Appeal.  Abbo made the apology while speaking in an interview on Arise Television on Tuesday. He stated, “I have to say this with all sense of humility and responsibility that the press release we […]

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The Senate has commenced proceedings for the confirmation of Chairman the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Mr. Ola Olukoyede. Olukoyede is currently at the National Assembly with some of the management staff of the Commission. President Bola Tinubu, last week , approved Olukoyede’s appointment as the Executive Chairman of the EFCC. The appointment is […]

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The Senate President, Godswill Akpabio, announced during plenary on Wednesday that Senator Lola Ashiru is now the new Deputy Leader of the Senate. Ashiru, who represents Kwara North at the red chamber, replaces Senator Dave Umahi, who has been appointed as the Minister of Works by President Bola Tinubu. Senator Ashiru was previously the Deputy […]

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President Bola Tinubu has officially unveiled his government’s Renewed Hope Conditional Cash Transfer Programme designed to cushion effects of fuel subsidy removal and other economic shocks for vulnerable groups in Nigeria. During the flag off, which coincided with International Day for Eradication of Poverty, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, yesterday, Tinubu said the scheme will […]

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President Bola Tinubu has appointed Ahmed Aminu as the Executive Secretary and Chief Executive Officer of the Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF).  He is to serve for a term of four years in the first instance, presidential aide Ajuri Ngelale said in a Tuesday statement. “The new Executive Secretary / CEO of the Petroleum Technology […]

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The Senate has urged the Federal Government to declare a State of Emergency on illicite drugs and drug abuse in the country. This followed adoption of a motion on “Urgent need to address the menace of drug abuse in Nigeria” at plenary on Tuesday by Sen. Babangida Hussain (APC -Jigawa).Presenting the motion, Babangida said that […]

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President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has approved the appointment of Dr. Musa Adamu Aliyu as the new Chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC). Dr. Aliyu’s appointment was announced by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, on Tuesday. According to Ngelale, the appointment is “in furtherance of […]

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Trouble is likely brewing in the Senate after it hurriedly went into executive session during plenary on Tuesday. Barely ten minutes after commencement of plenary , the Chief Whip , Senator Ali Ndume ( APC Borno South ), raised point of order on alleged errors committed and not corrected by the President of the Senate […]

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At Monday’s meeting of the Federal Executive Council, the industrialisation agenda of the President Tinubu’s administration came into focus. The federal government is poised to achieve full industrialisation of the economy in line with the eight-point agenda of President Tinubu. With this new commitment to the real sector, the economy is expected to see a […]

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Eseme Eyiboh, the spokesperson for Senate President Godswill Akpabio says his principal has no hand in the removal of Senator Elisha Abbo who represented Adamawa North in the National Assembly. “The outcome of any court proceeding is a function of the evaluation of facts and evidence within the province of the rule of law,” Eyiboh […]

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President Bola Tinubu will this morning preside over the meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC). Announcing this on Sunday, Minister of Finance, Wale Edun said the 2024 budget and the proposed one-point-five-billion-dollars ($1.5bn) loan request from the World Bank will top the meeting’s agenda. Nigeria is seeking the $1.5bn World Bank loan to support […]

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The Vice President, Kashim Shettima, on Sunday departed Nigeria to represent President Bola Tinubu at the 3rd Belt and Road Initiative Forum in Beijing, China, holding from October 16 to 18. This was disclosed in a statement on Sunday by Mr Stanley Nkwocha, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Communications (Office […]

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President Bola Tinubu has approved the appointment of Mr Bayo Onanuga, the former Managing Director of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) as Special Adviser on Information and Strategy. This is contained in a statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity,Chief Ajuri Ngelale, on Friday in Abuja. The president also […]

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The House of Representatives has adjourned plenary in honour of its member, Abdulkadir Jelani Danbuga, who died on Wednesday. Danbuga, who was representing Isa/Sabon Birni federal constituency of Sokoto State, died at the age of 63, following a brief illness. He has been buried in Sokoto according to Islamic rites. Presiding over plenary on Wednesday, […]

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President Bola Tinubu on Wednesday condoled with the leadership and members of the House of Representatives over the tragic death of Honourable Abdulkadir Jelani Danbuga. Danbuga, the lawmaker representing the Isa/Sabon Birni federal constituency of Sokoto State, died in the early hours of Wednesday following a brief illness and has since been buried in accordance […]