The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal on Wednesday commence hearing in the petitions filed by candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 presidential election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, his party, the PDP and three other political parties and their presidential candidates against the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari and his party the All Progressives Congress (APC) with an appeal to litigants to shun actions that may put the panel in a negative light.
The Senate President, Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has described the sustained investigation against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) as a deliberate witch hunt. He said such move was “laced with malicious and partisan motives,” adding that it is “no fight against corruption. It is a battle waged against a ‘political enemy.”
President Muhammadu Buhari has revealed that no fewer than a million children have been displaced by the activities of the Boko Haram terrorists in the North East, describing the condition of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Nigeria as pathetic.
The Muhammadu Buhari-led administration remains dedicated to lifting more Nigerians out of poverty through interest and collateral free loans, hence, the second phase of the TraderMoni and MarketMoni project has been launched. Started in 2016, the loans are targeted at small scale traders and artisans, giving them access to much-needed loans that can grow their businesses and transform the local economy. This was why on Friday, May 3rd 2019, Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo visited two markets in Anambra state— Ochanja Market, Onitsha and Eke Awka, Awka— to assess the impact of the schemes and formally flag-off the second phase of the loan disbursements there.
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has advised new lawmakers to choose the kind of leadership that will be answerable to them and their constituents and not listen to godfathers who live only for themselves.
The Executive arm of government and the Senate yesterday widened the search for solutions to the mounting nationwide security challenges. While the federal government inaugurated a committee to examine the necessity or otherwise for the much-canvassed state police, the Upper House of the National Assembly and the Police High Command had a two-hour brainstorming session on how to better police the country.