Defection: What Saraki, Dogara, others told court ahead of May 7 judgement

The Senate President, Bukola Saraki and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara have asked the Federal High Court in Abuja to dismiss a suit instituted against them and 52 others on account of their defection from their various political parties in 2018. They claimed that an advocacy body, Legal Defense and Assistant […]

Theresa May ‘unlikely’ to hold another Queen’s speech

Theresa May has no plans to preside over another substantive Queen’s speech, BBC Newsnight has learnt. In a sign of how the prime minister believes her days in No 10 are numbered, Mrs May believes the next major Queen’s speech should be left to her successor. On Monday, The Times reported that the prime minister […]

Nigeria’s population now 201 million –UN

The United Nations Population Fund has stated that Nigeria’s population has risen to 201 million people. This was contained in the 2019 State of the World Population Report released on Monday. From the World Population Dashboard released on the agency’s website, the UN stated  that “Nigeria’s population is now 201 million, the largest in Africa, […]

Senate directs minister, agency to return alleged diverted N14.3billion

The Senate has directed the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr Okechukwu Enelamah and acting Managing Director of Nigeria Export Processing Zones Authority (NEPZA), Engineer Terhemba Nongo to return alleged diverted N14.3 billion from 2017 NEPZA budget into the National treasury. The upper legislative chamber in a letter written to that effect by Chairman […]

2019 elections: Court reserves judgement on suit seeking sack of PDP candidates in Zamfara

The Court of Appeal, sitting in Sokoto, has reserved its judgement on a suit challenging the eligibility of candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at the last general elections in Zamfara State. The appellant, Alhaji Nasiru Abubakar-Milo, through his Counsel, Mr Chukwuma-Machukwu Ume (SAN) had approached the court to declare him the rightful Chairman […]

Onnoghen: Supreme Court speaks on taking orders from Buhari

The Supreme Court has made it clear that it does not take orders from President Muhammadu Buhari, as it remained an independent arm of government. The apex court, in a statement signed by the Director, Information and Press, Dr. Festus Akande, also denied reports that six of its directors were behind the exit of former […]

SPECIAL REPORT: How Buhari is suppressing own govt’s anti-corruption war

By his refusal to assent or reject a crucial audit bill passed by the country’s legislature several months ago, President Muhammadu Buhari is jeopardising measures aimed at improving financial accountability and transparency among government officials and organisations. The president’s failure to sign the bill into law is at variance with his avowed fight against corruption. […]

Windows 7 End of Life – Here are the biggest reasons why you should upgrade to Windows 10

Windows 7 End of Life – Here are the biggest reasons why you should upgrade to Windows 10 Microsoft is heavily incentivising Windows 7 users to migrate over to Windows 10 (Image: Microsoft) WINDOWS 7 End of Life will take place on January 14, 2020, when Microsoft ceases to release security updates for the computer operating […]

What North Korea told Putin about Trump-led US govt

North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un told Russian President Vladimir Putin that peace and security on the Korean peninsula depended on the U.S., warning that a state of hostility could easily return, North Korean media said on Friday. According to Reuters, Kim’s remarks during talks with Putin appeared aimed at pushing Washington to be more […]

PDP rejects Okorocha’s reason for failing to pay workers’ salaries, pensions

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Imo State has rejected claims that the state government’s inability to pay salaries and pensions arrears was as a result of the clampdown on the some state’s accounts by the Economic Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) and Independent Corruption Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC). The state governor, Rochas […]