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The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, on Sunday said current Nigerian leaders need divine wisdom to overcome the several challenges confronting the country.This is contained in a statement issued by the Speaker’s Special Adviser on Media and Public Affairs, Turaki Hassan. Mr. Dogara made the remark when he visited Keffi, Nasarawa State, […]

Nigeria’s Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has called on the French government to be more decisive in supporting the war against terrorism, particularly the Boko Haram insurgency in the North-eastern part of Nigeria and neighbouring former French-colonies in West Africa. Senator Saraki made this call during a two-hour bilateral meeting with the President of the […]

Nepalese politicians have elected a longtime women’s rights campaigner to become the country’s first female president, as the Himalayan nation pushes for more gender equality in politics and work life.

President Muhammadu Buhari will not have a coordinating minister of the economy as it was done during the last administration. This was disclosed by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo while receiving the Australian High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr John Richardson, in Abuja yesterday. It will be recalled that coordinating Minister of the economy was a practice […]

President Barack Obama said Donald Trump, the classic reality TV character who tapped into something real in the Republican Party is unlikely to end up as president, this was disclosed during an interview on CBS on Sunday night. Opinion polls put Trump at the front of a crowded Republican field seeking the party’s nomination for the […]

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said no amount of intimidation, blackmail or propaganda by the presidency would stop it from standing shoulder to shoulder with Nigerians in demanding that President Muhammadu Buhari kick-starts the government and commence implementation of his campaign promises for which he was voted into office. The party said the presidency’s […]

Members of the National Assembly whose victories are being challenged at the election petition tribunals should be placed on half salaries and allowances pending the final determination of their cases. This was the position of the senatorial candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, (APGA) for Abia North in the last election, Dr. David Onuoha-Bourdex, […]

The drama in the National Assembly assumed a new dimension on Thursday when the aggrieved lawmakers of the All Progressives Congress (APC) disrupted the plenary session in the House of Representatives by insisting that the Speaker, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, must respect the decision of the party on four of its nominees who had been selected […]

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has asked the state Election Petitions Tribunal to set aside the order it made for the inspection of election materials used for the April 11, 2015 governorship election in the state. Counsel to the governor Emmanuel Ukala, SAN in a motion dated June 16, 2015 asked the court to […]

Following the meeting between President Muhammadu Buhari and governors elected on the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC) Tuesday night, the governors have expressed worries over the leadership crisis rocking the National Assembly. Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, made the position of the governors known when he spoke with State House correspondents after the meeting. […]


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