The police said yesterday that they recovered N111.3 million from 23 Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) officials who conducted the December 10, 2016 rerun in Rivers State. The cash, they claimed, is part of the N360 million bribe allegedly paid by Governor Nyesom Wike to compromise electoral and security officials for his
If the 2017 estimated spending by the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) is approved as proposed, the Federal Government will spend N400million on vehicles for former presidents/ heads of state. Their outstanding allowances will also be paid in this fiscal year because they are in the estimates, according to
Fears over the President’s health were dismissed yesterday. Acting President Yemi Osinbajo told Nigerians: there is no cause for alarm. President Muhammadu Buhari has written to the Senate for an extension of his 10-day vacation. He is in Britain where doctors have told him to wait for some tests. He was to return at the weekend. Also yesterday, the
Justice Aderemi Adegoroye of the Ondo State High Court, Akure has adjourned till March 6 the suit of the suspended Speaker, Ms Jumoke Akindele. This followed the claimants’ inability to serve the defendants. Akindele and two others are challenging their impeachment. Defence counsel Charles Titiloye told the court his clients have not been served.
The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) yesterday urged the Federal Government to end the woes of Nigerians. The labour body said Nigerians, even the working class, cannot longer afford one good meal per day as a result of lack of good governance which has led to non payment of salaries and pensions across states. The NLC President, Comrade
Acting President Yemi Osinbajo yesterday told Nigerians that the Federal Government was addressing Nigeria’s “serious economic situation”. To those who protested, he said: “We hear you loud and clear”. Recalling a similar remark by President Muhammadu Buhari a few months ago, Osinbajo said he had gone round the country and the complaints
Nobel laureate Prof. Wole Soyinka yesterday berated the Police for attempting to stifle the planned nationwide protest slated for today against policies of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration which are causing hardship to the people. He advised the police not to abridge the right of Nigerians to embark on the planned nationwide