Nigeria needs new Constitution – Anyaoku 

October 21, 2023 Content Administrator II 0

Former Secretary General of the Commonwealth, Chief Emeka Anyaoku, has said that Nigeria needed a new constitution that would take into account the 1963 and the 1999 Constitution and the recommendations of the 2014 National Conference. Anyaoku, who described Nigeria as a country in an unprecedented level of divisiveness and declining sense of national unity, said the nation’s economy was Read More

Ondo assembly reinstates position on deputy governor’s impeachment 

October 15, 2023 Barnabas Olabisi 0

The Ondo state House of Assembly has again reinstated their position on the current impeachment process against the state deputy governor, Lucky Orimisan Ayedatiwa. In a letter written by counsel to the Assembly, Femi Emmanuel Emodamori and made available to the press stated that “Our Client, the Ondo state House of Assembly, has brought some distorted news story stating that Read More

Constitution review: Reps urges CAN to transmit Security Council Bill to Buahri

April 6, 2023 Joshua Egbodo 0

The House of Representatives has mandated the Clerk to the National Assembly (CNA), to transmit the Constitution (5th alteration) Bill 47 to President Muhammadu Buhari for his assent in line with the provisions of the Acts Authentication Act. The Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (Fifth Alteration) Bill, No. 47, 2022 Establishment of State Security Council, to advise Read More

NASS passes federal audit service bill, prescribes 5-year jail term for defaulters

March 29, 2023 Taiye Odewale 0

  The National Assembly, Wednesday, passed the Federal Audit Service Bill which  among others, prescribes  a five-year jail term for any accounting officer, who prevents the Office of the Auditor General for the Federation from accessing their account books. Passage of the bill by the Senate was in concurrence with the House of Representatives which had earlier passed the proposed Read More

Court fixes May 19 for judgment over retirees’ suit against FG  

March 14, 2023 Kehinde Osasona 0

The National Industrial Court of Nigeria in Abuja has fixed May 19 for judgment in a suit instituted by aggrieved retirees from the six geo-political zones of the country against the federal government over alleged discrimination in the implementation of pension policy in the country. The trial judge, Justice Osatohanmwen Obaseki-Osaghae, fixed the date Tuesday after counsel to various parties adopted Read More

Power in a piece of paper – an essay on the quirks of democracy

February 2, 2023 Dan Agbese 0

Our national constitution summons us quadrennially to the polling booths to perform our civic duties as citizens. That duty, as important and as sacred as they come, is the process by which we institute governments, arguably, of our choice. That duty obliges us to either change or retain our political leaders in the executive and the legislative branches of government Read More

Agbakoba to INEC: Clarify your position on Section 134 of Constitution 

January 18, 2023 Kehinde Osasco na 0

A former president of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA)  Olisa Agbakoba, SAN, has asked the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Prof Mahmood Yakubu, to clarify the commission’s position on Section 134 of the 1999 constitution to the public. Section 134 of the 1999 Constitution provides requirements to be met by a presidential candidate in relation to the office of Read More

Ease process for Jos citizens to collect PVCs, JCDA urges INEC

January 1, 2023 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), have been urged to devise simple ways for Nigerians to collect their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs). President of Jasawa Community Development Association (JCDA), Shehu Ibrahim Masallah, made this remark on Sunday at the general congress of the association where they adopted their constitution. “INEC has registered Nigerians, including members of our community, even at Read More

Lagos PDP sets up 103-member presidential campaign committee

November 8, 2022 Adewale Ajayi 0

Lagos state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Tuesday, constituted a 103-member Presidential Campaign Committee to mobilise votes for the party, ahead of the 2023 general elections. The PDP stated that the committee had the task of mobilising votes for the party’s presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and other candidates in the state. The party in a statement Read More

NUAAE suspends president, secretary over ‘financial indictment’

December 14, 2021 Tope Sunday 0

 The Nigeria Union of Agriculture and Allied Employees (NUAAE) has suspended its National President, Comrade Simon Anchaver, and General Secretary, Comrade Aitekhuehi Ededuan, indefinitely for alleged criminal breach of agreement in accordance with the NUAAE constitution. The suspension, according to the a statement issued over the weekend by the acting president and secretary of NUAAE, Comrades Aniedi Ekpo and Chapi Read More

Nigeria needs new constitution, not amendment – Olanipekun

November 3, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

A former president of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), Chief Wole Olanipekun, Wednesday said that the ongoing constitutional amendment can not work, maintaining that Nigeria needs constitutional replacement. Olanipekun who delivered the 13th convocation lecture of the Redeemer’s University, Ede, Osun state, insisted that the present constitution can not solve the security, pandemic and other problems facing the country. Speaking Read More

Oluwo, league of Imams at war over installation of Grand Mufti

October 29, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The Oluwo of Iwoland, Oba Abdulrosheed Adewale Akanbi, and the League of Imams and Alfas in Yorubaland, may have set for power show, Saturday, over the installation and turban of the founder of Jama’atu Ta’awun Muslimeen, Sheik Daood Imran Molaasan, as the Grand Mufti of Iwoland. While the Muslim group warned Oluwo to shelve the plan for the installation, the monarch Read More

$4m bribe: CUPP urges parties to focus on campaign, leave INEC alone

October 22, 2021 Lekan Shehinde 0

Following allegation of $4 million bribe against officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the Coalition of Political Parties (CUPP) has called on political to focus on campaigns and leave frivolous allegations against the commission. Urging security agencies to be on top of their game, the CUPP said that it has concluded after thorough investigation that the allegations are false and Read More

Internal democracy: PGF boss calls for new orientation in management of political parties

October 17, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) Salihu Moh Lukman, has called for a new orientation in the management of political parties to address issues of membership recruitment and management, party funding and administration. Lukman, who is a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) said unless these issues are addressed Nigerians will continue to experience all the familiar Read More

APC state congress: Nabena calls for urgent reconciliation in Bayelsa

October 17, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and a chieftain of the party in Bayelsa state, Hon. Yekini Nabena, has commended the peaceful conduct of State Congress in the state where new leaders have emerged. At the Bayelsa state delegate election congress, Barr. Dennis Otiotio emerged as the new APC Chairman, Hon. Francis Koloko as Read More

2023: APC backs Senate’s decision on direct primaries

October 13, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has expressed support for Senate amendments to the Electoral Act which mandates political parties to elect their candidates through direct primaries mode. In a statement signed Wednesday in Abuja, by the APC’s acti g national secretary John James Akpanudoedehe, asked Nigerians to ignore the the soundbites from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) which vehemently Read More

2023: Osinbajo best qualified to succeed Buhari, APC group declares

October 12, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead the 2023 general elections, a support group of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on the platform of Progressives Consolidation Group (PCP) has rated Vice President Yemi Osinbajo as the best qualified to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari. The APC members said Osinbajo’s presidency will increase party’s chances for massive success in the coming general elections and also accelerate growth Read More

Akeredolu calls for urgent restructuring of Nigeria

October 3, 2021 Barnabas Olabisi 0

Following rate of criminality and security challenges facing the nation, Govenor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, of Ondo state has called for urgent restructuring of the country in the best interest of all. Governor Akeredolu, speaking over the weekend in Akure, Ondo state capital during the commemoration anniversary of the 61st  anniversary of the country said the current system adopted in the county does Read More

We’re not voted to destroy Nigeria, Ganduje tells fellow govs

October 1, 2021 Bashir Mohammed 0

Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state has said governors were not voted to power by Nigerians to destroy the country in its present critical stage, adding that the “unity and oneness of Nigeria as a nation is sacrosanct.” Speaking at a special interaction with journalists at the Government House Friday, Ganduje said the clamour for power shift bandied about Read More