SEE THE PROFILE OF BUHARI’S NEW MINISTERS

After a long wait, President Muhammadu Buhari finally sent a 43-man ministerial list to the Senate on Tuesday. The list, which was read by Senate President Ahmed Lawan, has few surprises, some new entrants and old-timers. Here is a quick look at the profile of the ministerial nominees: · Okechuckwu Ogah: The Abia-born Ogah is a Consultant Physician/Cardiologist Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, University College Hospital, Ibadan. He is also the President of The Nigerian Cardiac Society. Sources said may he may be made Minister of Health. Mohammed Musa Bello: The…

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DALORI, GALAXY GROUP CEO SUES EFCC 50BIL OVER UNLAWFUL DETENTION

Unlawful Detention: Dalori, Galaxy CEO Slams N50bn Suit Against EFCC PASCHAL NJOKU, ABUJA Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Galaxy Transportation and Construction Services Ltd, Engr Babagana Dalori, has dragged the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) before the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, wherein he is seeking N50bn as aggravated damages for his unlawful detention since March 2019. The suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/857/2019, brought by way of originating summons, dated July 19, 2019, was filed by Ganny Ajape Esq. on behalf of Engr Dalori. Plaintiffs in the suit are…

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HOUSE OF REPS IN A ROWDY SESSION OVER SHIITES PROTESTS, EL ZAKZAKY

 Abdul Seye  The House of Representatives has turned rowdy over the call for the Kaduna State government to release Ibrahim El-zakzaky. Linda Ikpeazu moved an amendment to a motion by Mohammed Bello (APC, Kano). Ikpeazu’s motion followed a negatived motion for the federal government to obey court order on the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria. After the motion was taken twice without any clear majority, the Speaker, Femi Gbajabimila called for division of the house to allow headcount, however, the house became rowdy. The house, therefore, moved into…

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BUHARI REACTS TO CLASH BETWEEN SHIITES AND SECURITY AGENCIES, SEE WHAT NIGERIANS TOLD HIM AFTER HIS REACTION

President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to the clash between Shiite protesters and officers of the Nigerian Police Force in Abuja. The members of the Shiite’s Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) on Monday protested the continued detention of Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, a foremost Nigerian Shiite cleric who was taken into custody four years ago. The demonstration in the nation’s capital, however, ended with casualties, including the death of a deputy police commissioner and a Channels TV journalist, Precious Owolabi. The IMN also said 11 of its members were killed during the violence.…

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SENATE SETS DATE FOR MINISTERIAL NOMINEES’ SCREENING

Senate President Ahmad Lawan Senate President Ahmad Lawan has said that the screening and confirmation of the nominees would begin on Wednesday. He added that other legislative activities in the chamber would take back seat to ensure the speedy completion of the important assignment. Lawan said this after reeling out the list on the floor of the upper legislative chamber of the national assembly on Tuesday. “The screening of the ministerial nominees will commence tomorrow morning,” he said. “All other legislative activities will take back stage for this very important…

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SHIITES CLASH: CHANNELS MAN, PRECIOUS OWOLABI’S CORPSE TAKEN TO PARENTS IN KADUNA

The body of the Channels reporter, Precious Owolabi has been sent to his parents in Zaria, in Kaduna State. The reporter, a 23 old corp member died after he was hit at the scene of the Shi’ite protest in Abuja by a stray bullet. The Management of the televsion announced his death during its 10 pm news on Monday. Confirming the development to The Nation, a source said: “They are taking the Corpse of Precious Owolabi to his parents in Zaria now.” On the claim that Owolabi died because he…

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ARMED BANDITS KILL 2 AIR FORCE PERSONNEL IN KADUNA

Molly Kilete, Abuja The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has announced the death of two of its personnel killed by bandits in Kaduna State. The deceased personnel – Flying Officer Abdulrahman Bayero and Aircraftman Saidu Bawa – were said to have been killed in an ambush by armed bandits at Kawan Pole Waya, about 20km from Birnin Gwari along the Kaduna-Birnin Gwari Road. NAF director of public relations and information Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, who made this known, stated that: “Troops of 271 Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Detachment, Birnin Gwari on Monday,…

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OYEGUN, OSHIOMHOLE FIGHT DEMARKETING, WEAKENING APC SAYS PUBLICITY SECRETARY

Romanus Ugwu, Abuja Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Yekini Nabena, has decried the long-running rift between the former and current National Chairmen of the party, John Odigie-Oyegun and Adams Oshiomhole, respectively, warning that “it is demarketing and weakening the party.” Citing the staggered governorship elections in Kogi, Bayelsa, Edo, Ondo and Anambra states coming up between 2019 and the 2020, the APC spokesman warned that the rift between Oyegun and Oshiomhole might spell doom for the ruling party at the polls. Nabena, who spoke with newsmen…

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SEE THE FULL LIST OF MINISTERS NOMINATED BY BUHARI

Full list ministerial list…. Ikechukwu Ogah [ABIA] Mohammed Musa Bello – RETURNED [ADAMAWA] Sen. Akbabio Godswill [AKWA IBOM] Dr. Chris Ngige- RETURNED [ANAMBRA] Adamu Adamu – RETURNED Amb. Maryam Katagum Timipre Silva [BAYELSA] George Akume [BENUE] Mustapha Baba Shehuri [ RETURNED] Jedi Agba [CROSS RIVER] Festus Keyamo [DELTA] Ogbonnaya Onu – RETURNED Osagie Ehanere – RETURNED [EDO] Clement IKE [EDO] Otunba Richard Adebayo [EKITI] Geofrey Onyema – RETURNED [ENUGU] Ali Isa Pantami Emeka Nwajiba Engr. Suleman Adau Zainab Ahmed Shamsuna – RETURNED [KADUNA] Mohammed Mahmood  [KADUNA] Maj.gen Bashir Magaji [KANO]…

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TIWA SAVAGE RENTS FULL CINEMA FOR SON TO WATCH LION KING

Nigerian singer Tiwa Savage rented out an entire Cinema for her son Jamil and his friends to celebrate his birthday yesterday, the singer revealed on her social media page. Jamil was celebrating his 4th birthday and the celebration had been holding since the day started as a party had earlier held at a location. The young boy was captured with Davido’s daughter at the birthday party as the duo hugged each other as good friends. His mother later took him and his friends to an undisclosed cinema to watch the…

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