ABUJA’President of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, Mr. Paul Usoro(SAN), has declared his readiness to surrender himself to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to face trial over his alleged complicity in the illegal diversion of about N1.4 billion belonging to the Akwa Ibom State Government.
With the National Assembly threatening to veto President Muhammadu Buhari on the Electoral Act Amendment Bill, the controversy seems to be growing.President Buhari insists that signing the Bill will undermine credible elections next year.Besides, he says it will negate an ECOWAS Protocol which states that no electoral legislation should be passed 90 days before an election, according to Presidency source.Nigeria is a signatory to the protocol and the general elections are barely two months away.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo yesterday said he would not sit on the fence or be neutral in next year’s general elections, emphasising his commitment to a change of a government he thinks has hindered the economic development of the country.
A group, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), has sued President Muhammadu Buhari for not ordering investigation of the bribery allegations against Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State as contained in the widely circulated video clips.
Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State, on Sunday, ordered the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) and all the relevant security agencies to henceforth strictly enforce the provisions of the State traffic laws to bring about sanity on the roads. The governor has also ordered the State
The Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki doled out the sum of N5 million to 500 market men and women, many of whom were allegedly left
A former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, yesterday, said only a fool will maintain neutrality when Nigeria is being destroyed with ‘incompetence, corruption, brazen impunity and denial of the obvious.’ Obasanjo was reacting to a statement that he had maintained neutrality ahead of the elections as reported by a news medium (not Daily Trust) with the headline:
Senate president,Dr. Bukola Saraki, has declared that the leaders of the Peoples DemocraticParty (PDP) in Kwara State and other states of the federation have what it takes to win next year’s general elections.