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I Did Not Dispute The Figure Of The NBS On Unemployment – Keyamo

I Did Not Dispute The Figure Of The NBS On Unemployment – Keyamo

NEWS, POLITICS
  Festus Keyamo (SAN), the spokesman of the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari, has released a statement that he did not dispute the figure of the National Bureau of Statistics on unemployment. This comes after an online report where he was said to have not believed in the figures of National Bureau of Statistics on unemployment. The statement reads, “My attention has been drawn to some on-line reports where I was quoted as disputing the figures of the National Bureau of Statistics as to the rate of UNEMPLOYMENT in the country. Obviously, that is not correct. In a season of politics, fake news and twisted reportage are expected to dominate some space, but we shall expose them as they arise. “For the avoidance of doubt, what I disputed in the latest edition of THE INTERV
You Are Not Empowered To Probe Criminals, Court To National Assembly

You Are Not Empowered To Probe Criminals, Court To National Assembly

NEWS, POLITICS
  Abuja Federal High Court says the National Assembly lacks powers to investigate criminal allegations, indict or absolve anyone of crime. Justice Gabriel Kolawole, in a ruling on Tuesday, declared as null and void the practice of the national assembly to investigate criminal allegations involving individuals. Kolawaole said law enforcement agents or the executive have the powers to handle such issues. Festus Keyamo, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), filed a case with its suit number FHC/ABJ/CS/163/2009 against the House of Representatives. His legal action was push by the silence of the House of Representatives over a news story in a national newspaper in 2008 which indicted the leadership of the House in a shady car deal of 380 units of Peugeot automobile. Fo...
2018 Budget Will Be Signed Next Week -Femi Adesina

2018 Budget Will Be Signed Next Week -Femi Adesina

NEWS, POLITICS
  President Muhammadu Buhari has stated that he will sign the 2018 budget next week. Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, disclosed this on Wednesday to correspondents at the end of the weekly Federal Executive Council meeting which was held at the Villa in Abuja, the nation’s capital. Recall that after the Appropriation Bill was signed by the lawmakers, the National Assembly sent the budget to the Presidency on May 25, 2018. Meanwhile, there were delays in the passage of the budget by National Assembly, which Dr Bukola Saraki, the Senate President had explained was due to both Houses inability to conclude the harmonisation of their versions. Earlier in last year 2017, President Muhammadu Buhari presented a budget proposal of N8
BREAKING: APC Issues Okorocha Yellow Card, Says We’ll No Longer Tolerate Your Constant Assault

BREAKING: APC Issues Okorocha Yellow Card, Says We’ll No Longer Tolerate Your Constant Assault

NEWS, POLITICS
  The All Progressives Congress has issued a vehement warning to the Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha over alleged assault on its leadership. National Publicity Secretary of the party, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi in a statement behalf of leadership of the party, said the APC would no longer tolerate the constant assault by the governor. Abdullahi said the warning became necessary because of the incessant verbal assault by Governor Okorocha on the party's National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun and other Party leaders over the recently concluded Congresses in Imo State. The statement reads in full: “In recent weeks, the Imo State Governor, H.E. Rochas Okorocha, has made libellous attacks on our Party and its leaders a daily occurrence. Hardly a day passes by without
We Are Committed To Elect, Work With Oshiomhole – Ogodo 

We Are Committed To Elect, Work With Oshiomhole – Ogodo 

NEWS, POLITICS
  Chief Cyril Ogodo, the newly elected Chairman of the All Progressives Congress APC in Delta State, has pledged the commitment of his executive to vote and work for former governor of Edo State, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole as National Chairman of the party. Ogodo said that APC delegates from Delta state would vote Oshiomole at the forthcoming June 23rd convention and thereafter, work with him for the progress of the Party. He stated this in a statement released and personally signed by him on Wednesday. Chief Ogodo stated that Gov Oshiomhole is the kind of leader APC needs at this time. “Gov Oshiomhole is a competent, strong, aggressive and well focused individual. He exhibited these traits successfully as President of NLC and as Governor of Edo State for eight years.
Buhari’s 12 June As Democracy Day, GCFR’s Title On Abiola Faulty; As Nzeribe Case Yet To Be Set Aside – Group

Buhari’s 12 June As Democracy Day, GCFR’s Title On Abiola Faulty; As Nzeribe Case Yet To Be Set Aside – Group

NEWS, POLITICS
  The group, Vanguard for Transparent Leadership and Democracy (VATLAD) has declared that the conferment of the title of Grand Commander of Federal Republic (GCFR) posthumously on late Chief MKO Abiola, presumed winner of June 12, 1993 Presidential Election is usurpation of constitutional functions of the Judiciary by President Muhammadu Buhari. The group averred that the process adopted by Buhari in the honour done Abiola amount to usurpation of the constitutional powers of the Judiciary, maintaining that the declaration would pose direct threat to the constitutional functions of the Judiciary as enshrined in section 6 of 1999 Nigerian Constitution, as amended. The group in a statement signed by its National President on Tuesday evening, Comrade (Engr) Odafe Emmanuel Igb...
NADECO Asks Buhari To Inaugurate Abiola As President Posthumously 

NADECO Asks Buhari To Inaugurate Abiola As President Posthumously 

NEWS, POLITICS
  A renowned coalition group in the fight for the restoration of the June 12 presidential election mandate, National Democratic Coalition (NADECO) has asked President Muhamadu Buhari to posthumously inaugurate Moshood Abiola as a Nigerian President. According to ChannelsTV report, NADECO believes Abiola should not remain in Nigeria’s history as the presumed winner of the June 12, 1993 election but should be inaugurated as Nigeria’s President. The General Secretary and Spokesperson, Aye Opadokun in a statement signed by them on Tuesday, urged President Buhari to inaugurate Abiola as Nigeria’s President after emerging winner of the 1993 election, an election, widely believed as Nigeria’s freest and fairest election. “The Nigerian State should ask Professor Nwosu to be re
Nigeria Enters Into Agreement With Morocco On Gas Pipeline, Others

Nigeria Enters Into Agreement With Morocco On Gas Pipeline, Others

NEWS, POLITICS
  Garba Shehu, the Spokesman President Muhammadu Buhari has revealed in a statement that Nigeria has signed various agreement with Morocco. This is coming shortly after President Buhari was welcomed in a grand reception at the capital of Morocco. The agreement that was signed includes agreement on regional gas pipeline, chemical plant and agric training. The statement reads, “The Federal Republic of Nigeria and the Kingdom of Morocco on Monday in Rabat, Morocco, signed three agreements, which includes a regional gas pipeline that will see Nigeria providing gas to countries in West Africa sub-region that extend to Morocco and Europe. “The signing of the agreements, witnessed by President Muhammadu Buhari and King of Morocco, His Majesty King Mohammed V1, followed
June 12 Saga: IBB Had ‘Guns’ To His Head By Military Officers – Garba Shehu

June 12 Saga: IBB Had ‘Guns’ To His Head By Military Officers – Garba Shehu

NEWS, POLITICS
Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, has revealed that about two dozen or so military officials literally had their guns to the head of their Commander-in-Chief (Ibrahim Babangida) leading to the annulment of the June 12 1993 presidential elections. Shehu, in a statement sent to media houses on Sunday stated that the June 12 annulment was also inspired and supported in spirit, cash and in kind by high-level citizens who saw an opportunity for themselves and cashed in upon it. Going down memory lane, the presidential aide recalled some major events that occurred before the annulment as he justified the recent declaration of June 12 as Democracy day by President Buhari. “An old Chinese proverb says: Do good, reap good; do evil, reap evil
President Buhari Welcomed In Grand Reception In Morocco

President Buhari Welcomed In Grand Reception In Morocco

NEWS, POLITICS
The King of Morocco, HRM Mohammed VI welcome President Muhammadu Buhari in a grand reception at Rabat, Morocco capital city. President Buhari who jets out to Morocco after he was invited by the King of Morocco arrived safely. Bashir Ahmed, the Special Adviser to President Buhari on New Media,  via a tweet said the President’s grand arrival on Sunday, and was aired live on eight Television Station in Morocco. https://twitter.com/BashirAhmaad/status/1005941518505594881?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.channelstv.com%2F2018%2F06%2F11%2Fking-of-morocco-hosts-president-buhari%2F President Buhari also observed Iftar, one of the religious observances of the Ramadan with King Mohammed, at the Royal Palace. President Buhari’s meeting with the King of Morocco is t