Month: July 2017

Makarfi formally resumes office at PDP National Secretariat

Chairman of the National Caretaker Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party, Senator Ahmed Makarfi has formally resumed office at the PDP National Secretariat in Abuja. Makarfi was led by his Secretary, Senator Ben Obi and supported by members of the caretaker committee including staff of the PDP secretariat. Prayers were offered for him and the …

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Mixed reactions trail deleting of NYSC decree from 1999 Constitution

Some Nigerians in Abuja have expressed mixed feelings on the deleting of the National Youth Service Corps Decree from the 1999 Constitution. The development came up in the recent Senate review and consideration of 33 Bills for passage. The bills are contained in the report of the Joint Committee of the National Assembly on the …

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Langtang North PDP accuses Plateau Govt of voting N3 million to recall lawmaker

The Peoples Democratic Party in Langtang  North of Plateau state has vowed to resist a plot  allegedly being orchestrated by  Governor Simon Lalong to remove  Hon. Godfrey  Lamdip,who is  representing the constituency in the state House of Assembly. PDP Deputy Chairman for Langtang North, Ventim Tyem who spoke with newsmen in Jos on Thursday after …

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NSE demutualisation : Nigerians won’t be shortchanged – Senate

The Senate has expressed its commitment towards ensuring Nigerians are not shortchanged as the upper chamber begins work on a bill to demutualise the Nigerian Stock Exchange, NSE. Acting Chairman of the Senate Committee on Capital Markets, Senator Foster Ogola disclosed this at a briefing with Senate Correspondents at the National Assembly complex. The demutualisation …

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Reps threaten arrest of Health Minister, Adewole

The House of Representatives has threatened to issue a warrant of arrest against Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole over his refusal to appear before them to clear suspicions on the suspension of the Executive Secretary of National Insurance Health Scheme (NHIS), Usman Yusuf. The lawmakers also said there would be no consideration of budget …

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Lalong’s Appointment of Management Committee Chairmen, Part-time Councilors Causes Disquiet in Plateau APC

Indications have emerged that the recent appointment of management committee chairman and their secretaries as well as part-time councilors by Governor Simon Lalong for the seventeen Local Government Areas of Plateau state is threatening the fragile peace in the State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress. Correspondent James Abraham reports that since last week when …

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Raid on Jonathan’s house: Disclose identities of informants, Reps tell NDLEA

The House of Representatives Committee on Public Petition, yesterday, asked the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, to disclose the identifies of persons who tipped them for a raid on a property belonging to the former First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan. The demand was made at a hearing which followed a petition recently submitted by …

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Governor Umahi described the recovery of President Buhari as “a miracle”

Ebonyi State Governor Dave Umahi last night described the recovery of President Muhammadu Buhari as “a miracle” given reports on his health in the social media. He said the social media portrayed the President’s health as “bad”. Umahi of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), spoke after the visit of seven governors to the President in …

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