Reps begin investigations into Auno killings, super camps

The House of Representatives has begun investigations into the rationale behind setting up of super camps and withdrawal of troops from roads in the Northeast to camps by the Nigerian Army. The investigation was being carried out by joint House Committee on Army, Air Force, Defence and National Security in Abuja. At an investigative hearing on Tuesday,  Chairman, House Committee on Army, Rep. Abdulrazak Namdas (APC-Adamawa), said the attack on travelers by Bokon Haram in Auno community would also be investigated. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that on Feb. 9, a group of heavily armed men in trucks carried out an attack and mass murder, looting, arson and kidnapping against traveling civilians in Auno. Auno is a town situated along Kano – Maiduguri road, Konduga

Reps approve N346.3 billion NDDC 2019 budget

Reps reject bill in favour of six-year single term for president, Governors

The House of  Representatives has passed the 2019 Appropriation bill of N346.388 billion for the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), for its 2019 operations. This was sequel to a unanimous adoption of a report on the bill by the NDDC Chairman, Rep. Olubumi Tunji-Ojo (APC-Ondo), at the Committee on Supply, on Wednesday in Abuja. The House approved an overhead expenditure of N13.4 billion, N4.08 billion for internal capital expenditure and N306.6 billion for development projects. Addressing journalists after the passage of the bill, Tunji-Ojo said that the implementation of the budget was expected to end by May 31, as the house commenced the process to approve the 2020 budget for the commission. He explained that in the past, the NDDC had been running its

APC Agrees To Respect Court’s Ruling Suspending Oshiomhole As Its Chairman

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says it will respect the decision of the Abuja High Court suspending Mr Adams Oshiomhole as the National Chairman of the party. The acting National Secretary of the party, Mr Victor Giadom, stated this while addressing a news conference at the APC headquarters in Abuja, the nation’s capital. According to Giadom, the APC is a law-abiding political party and remains committed to obeying court orders. He disclosed that the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party would meet soon to deliberate on the challenges facing the APC. Meanwhile, a team of policemen has taken over the national secretariat of the ruling party in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). The security operatives said they were at the secretariat to prevent any

Why Court suspended Oshiomhole as APC National Chairman

A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory sitting at Jabi, on Wednesday, temporarily suspended Adams Oshiomhole from performing the duties of the National Chairman of the All Progressive Congress, APC. The court, in a ruling by Justice Danlami Senchi, directed that Oshiomhole should remain out of office pending the determination of a substantive suit that was brought against him by some aggrieved members of the party. The order followed an application of interlocutory injunction that six plaintiffs, led by one Mustapha Salihu, filed through their lawyer, Mr. Oluwole Afolabi. They had among other things, prayed the court to oust Oshiomhole from office, alleging that he was previously suspended as a member of the party from his Etsako ward 10, in Edo State. Whereas

BREAKING: Court orders suspension of Oshiomhole as APC National chairman

Aggrieved APC NEC members pressure Oshiomhole to resign

The FCT high court has given an order restraining Comrade Adams Oshomole from parading himself as the National Chairman of the ruling, All Progressives Congress, APC. By this ruling, the former Labor Leader and Governor of Edo State, seizes to be the chairman, pending the outcome of various legal battles. In his ruling Hon. Justice Senchi Z. Danlami gave an order of interlocutory injunction restraining Comrade Adams Oshiomhole from parading himself as the National Chairman of the APC, pending the hearing and determination of the substance suite. Comrade Adams Oshomole has been in the eye of the storm lately, as he was recently suspended by his party at his Ward, Local Government and State levels. It was on this premise the injunction

Supreme Court dashes Ihedioha’s hopes, declines to sack Uzodinma

By Ikechukwu Nnochiri The Supreme Court, on Tuesday, declined to restore Emeka Ihedioha of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, as the Governor of Imo State. The apex court, in a decision by a seven-man panel of Justices led by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Tanko Muhammad, reinstated the judgement it gave on January 14, which declared Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressive Congress, APC, as the validly elected governor of Imo state. In the lead verdict that was delivered by Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, the apex court, held that Ihedioha's application to set-aside the judgement that removed him from office lacked merit. It held that the application was an invitation for the Supreme Court to sit on appeal over its own final judgement. However,

Imo police bans protests few hrs to supreme court’s judgement review

By Chinonso Alozie, Owerri Barely 24 hours to the planned review of the January 14, 2020 supreme court judgement, the Imo state police command on Monday banned all protests linked to the judgement. The warning was announced by the State Police Public Relation Officer, PPRO, Orlando Ikeokwu in Owerri. Their reason was that hoodlums have concluded plans to use such protests to unleash mayhem on Imo people and their properties. Vanguard recalled that January 14, 2020, supreme court judgement saw the sacking of Emeka Ihedioha, in a unanimous decision by the seven supreme court justices, one of their reason was that Ihedioha, did not score the lawful votes to have been declared winner. To this extent, the supreme court declared Hope Uzodinma, as the winner

PDP Issues Strong Warning To Oshiomhole As Diri Set To Be Sworn In As Bayelsa Gov.

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) describes the comments of the factional National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, on the ruling of the Supreme Court on the Bayelsa State Governorship election as an empty and inconsequential ranting. The party warned Oshiomhole, to steer clear of Bayelsa State as his apparent plots to trigger violence in the state has failed. The PDP further counseled Oshiomhole to be careful with his utterances and not use any forms of venomous garrulity and clear misuse of language to destabilize our nation and truncate our hard earned democracy. The people of Bayelsa state knows as a fact that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) under our laws, cannot take instructions from any individual, let alone a factional

Pharmacy worker Beats APC ChieftainTo Death In Imo

Owner of a Pharmaceutical store in Owerri, the capital of Imo State has allegedly beaten to death a Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) identified as Damian Ali over misunderstanding. Reacting to the tragic incident, the Police Public Relations in the state, SP Orlando Ikeokwu confirmed the incident. Ikeokwu disclosed that the deceased was attacked by the owner of a pharmacy and his staff when he tried parking his vehicle in front of their outfit situated at Umuguma Roundabout. Late Ali who was not planning to buy an item from the pharmacy, tried to park his vehicle and upon inquiry, he informed the pharmacy workers that he wanted to do something nearby. The refusal of the pharmacy worker to allow him park his vehicle, led to an argument

{Breaking}: Another Nigerian Senator Dies

Senate passes N10.594trn 2020 budget

ABUJA- VICE Chairman, Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs, Senator Ignatious Datong Longjan, All Progressives Congress, APC, Plateau South is dead. Senator Longjan who is also the Vice-Chairman, Senate Committee on Culture and Tourism was reported dead today. His death came two months after the death of the Chairman,  Senate Committee on Employment, Labour and Productivity, Senator Benjamin Uwajumogu, All Progressives Congress, APC, Imo South who died December 18, 2019. It was gathered that Senator Longjan, former Deputy Governor of Plateau State has been sick. Longjan who is also a member of the Senate Committee on Establishment and Public Service, Federal Roads Maintenance  Agency, FERMA, replaced Senator Jeremiah Useni who did not come back to the Senate because of his gubernatorial ambition in Plateau State.