Trials are terribly slow – President Buhari says as he proposes one-year limit for criminal cases

resident Muhammadu Buhari who spoke at the 60th annual general conference of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA),proposed a 12-month time limit for criminal cases to be heard and decided upon. Recalling how long it took the tribunal to hear and pass verdict on the lawsuit he filed following his loss in the 2003, 2007 and 2011 presidential polls,Continue reading “Trials are terribly slow – President Buhari says as he proposes one-year limit for criminal cases”

Presidency lists Buhari’s achievements in one year

The Presidency has listed Buhari’s achievements in the last one year after being reelected in 2019.  The achievement cuts across the economy, governance, transportation, oil and gas as well as human empowerment. Some laws which President Buhari assented to in the last one year, were also added to the list.  Here’s the full list below;  EstablishmentContinue reading “Presidency lists Buhari’s achievements in one year”

NBA withdraws invitation to Governor El-Rufai as speaker in forthcoming conference

The Nigerian Bar Association has withdrawn its invitation to Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai as one of the speakers in its forthcoming conference.  The announcement was made via the association’s Twitter handle, days after some lawyers protested against the inclusion of the Kaduna state Governor in NBA’s speakers’ list.  Recall that a lawyer, Usani Odum spearheaded theContinue reading “NBA withdraws invitation to Governor El-Rufai as speaker in forthcoming conference”

PETITION: Hundreds Sign To Bar Governor El-Rufai From Speaking At NBA Conference .

No less than 500 people have signed a new petition asking the Nigerian Bar Association to remove Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, from the list of speakers in the upcoming Annual General Conference of the NBA, The PUNCH reports. This is just as some lawyers called on the NBA leadership to remove el-Rufai from theContinue reading “PETITION: Hundreds Sign To Bar Governor El-Rufai From Speaking At NBA Conference .”

As long as Oyedepo lives and operates within the entity called Nigeria, he will live by Nigerian rules and laws – Lauretta Onochie

Senior special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on social media, Lauretta Onochie has slammed Bishop David Oyedepo for criticizing the application of the Company and Allied Matters Acts (CAMA) in churches, following its signing into law byPresident Muhammadu Buhari on August 7, 2020. CEB reported earlier that the founder of Living Faith Church Worldwide who questioned the rationality behindContinue reading “As long as Oyedepo lives and operates within the entity called Nigeria, he will live by Nigerian rules and laws – Lauretta Onochie”

Mailafiya ‘profusely apologised’ over his comment of a Northern Governor being a Boko Haram Commander – DSS

The Department of State Services (DSS) on Friday August 14 accused former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Dr Obadiah Mailafiya of playing to the gallery with his comment of a Northern Governor being one of Boko Haram’s Commander.  The DSS in a statement released by its spokesperson Dr Peter Afunanya, recalled how it warned NigeriansContinue reading “Mailafiya ‘profusely apologised’ over his comment of a Northern Governor being a Boko Haram Commander – DSS”

FG dumps plastic ID cards for digital ID card

The Federal government has moved from national identification and registration of citizens via the card-based version to strictly digital. The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, disclosed this to state house correspondents today August 13 after he and Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Pantami, had a meeting with President Buhari in the statehouse.Continue reading “FG dumps plastic ID cards for digital ID card”

We may slide into another recession- Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed warns

The Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed, has warned that Nigeria may slide into a second recession in four years if a very strong third-quarter 2020 economic performance is not achieved. Ahmed gave the warning today August 13 while speaking at the opening of a five-day interactive session on the 2021-2023 Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF), and FiscalContinue reading “We may slide into another recession- Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed warns”

Lai Mohammed amended broadcasting code alone, his action is illegal – NBC Board

TheNational Broadcasting Commission (NBC) board has accused Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed of amending the country’s broadcasting code alone without due consultation.  Ikra Aliyu Bilbis, chairman of National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) board who addressed a press conference in Abuja on Thursday August 13 over the amendments which includes increase of hate speech fine from N500,000Continue reading “Lai Mohammed amended broadcasting code alone, his action is illegal – NBC Board”

NBC’s N5m fine on radio station over Mailafia’s ‘Boko Haram’ interview is illegal – Falana

Human Rights activist and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Femi Falana has stated that the N5 million fine imposed by the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) on Nigeria Info 99.3 over Obadiah Mailafia’s comment of a northern governor being one of the commanders of Boko Haram, is illegal.  The NBC which imposed the fine on the radio station hasContinue reading “NBC’s N5m fine on radio station over Mailafia’s ‘Boko Haram’ interview is illegal – Falana”

Ireland and FG sign MoU to return €5.5m Abacha Loot

The federal government and Ireland have signed amemorandum of understanding to return €5.5 million looted by Sani Abacha, a former Nigerian Head of State.  Ireland’s minister of justice and equality, Helen McEntee in her statement said it followed an order recently issued by a court in Ireland regarding the funds. The return of the asset foundContinue reading “Ireland and FG sign MoU to return €5.5m Abacha Loot”

Send old generation out of power- Ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo tells African youths

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has advised African youths to come together and use their electoral power to kick out the older generation from all leadership positions.  Speaking at an interactive session held virtually to mark this year’s International Youth Day on Wednesday, August 12, the former President said unless old people are forced out ofContinue reading “Send old generation out of power- Ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo tells African youths”

I ask for more patience in tackling insecurity – Buhari

President Buhari has appealed to Nigerians to exercise more patience in his administration’s fight against insecurity.  In a statement released on Monday August 10, Buhari disclosed that they are investing heavily in acquiring modern equipment. He added that when the equipment arrive, security operatives will undergo training ahead of deployment to the field. The statement read; Continue reading “I ask for more patience in tackling insecurity – Buhari”

Repentant bandits told us one of the Northern governors is the commander of Boko Haram in Nigeria- Southern Kaduna statesman, Obadiah Mailafia says (video)

As Nigerians continue to search for a lasting solution to the lingering crisis in Southern Kaduna, a former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria CBN and a stakeholder in Southern Kaduna, Dr. Obadiah Mailafia, has said that he and other stakeholders in the region have had conversations with some of the repented banditsContinue reading “Repentant bandits told us one of the Northern governors is the commander of Boko Haram in Nigeria- Southern Kaduna statesman, Obadiah Mailafia says (video)”

FG receives 200 ventilators from US government (photos)

US President, Donald Trump, has fulfiled his promise to provide Nigeria with 200 ventilators. Trump in a telephone chat with President Buhari in April, promised to provide Nigeria with the ventilators. The Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, received the ventilators on behalf of the Federal government on Tuesday August 11. See more photos below

‘We will reciprocate visa ban and travel restrictions by any country that imposes it on us’ – Immigration CG, Muhammad Babandede

Muhammad Babandede, the comptroller-general of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has said that they will be reciprocating travel bans and restrictions on Nigeria by any country. The Immigration CG who said this in reaction to the inclusion of Nigeria by the US to its list of countries with visa restrictions, told TheSignature50 magazine that Nigeria also has the right to dictateContinue reading “‘We will reciprocate visa ban and travel restrictions by any country that imposes it on us’ – Immigration CG, Muhammad Babandede”