As part of its preparations for the 2019 election, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has cancelled manual transmission of results from polling units. It will now use e-Collation and Result Transmission System in all the 120, 000 polling units. The commission opted for the new result transmission system after a three-year trial or test

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Customs chief Hameed Ali will not appear before the Senate today. Senators have been insisting that the Comptroller-General should appear “in uniform” to explain the planned enforcement of duty collection on old vehicles. Col. Ali told reporters in Abuja yesterday that he would stay away from the Senate in deference to a court order. Attorney-

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The Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, has said President Muhammadu Buhari will soon approve the setting up of a 29-man committee to engage organised Labour in negotiating a new national minimum wage for workers. He said the committee’s report will be subjected to the scrutiny of the National Assembly before it

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To activist-lawyer Femi Falana, the Senate has taken every step in the wrong direction in its faceoff with Comptroller-General of Customs (CGC) Hameed Ali, a retired Colonel. In this article, the Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) explains why the Red Chamber lacks the constitutional competence to invite the Customs’ chief on policy matters and

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States are demanding about $6.9billion Paris Club loan deductions from the Federal Government. The government has raised a verification and reconciliation team on the claims by states to end over deduction of loans which have crippled many states. It was also learnt that the government has set guidelines for accessing the refund. The

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday said Ekiti State Governor Ayo Fayose paid an intial N75million to a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) ,Mike Ozekhome, from an alleged N1.2billion the governor allegedly received from the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA). The commission said it froze Ozekhome’s

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