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FG approves N60bn for rice subsidy, says Audu Ogbeh

The Federal Government has approved N60 billion in support of its rice subsidy programme aimed at bringing down the price of the commodity across the country. The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Audu Ogbeh stated this when he briefed State House correspondents on the outcome of the meeting of the National Food Security Council. The meeting was presided over...

Looters’ List: Court dismisses contempt suit against Lai Mohammed

Justice Mohammed Aikawa of a Federal High Court, Lagos, on Friday dismissed a contempt application filed by a former Minister of State for Finance, Nenadi Usman, against Minister of Information Lai Mohammed over inclusion of her name in the ‘looters’ list. Usman is standing trial on allegations of money laundering alongside a former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, a former...

Minimum Wage: Workers running out of patience, we won’t accept anything less than N30,000- Labour

Barely two weeks after submitting a committee report on the mew minimum wage to President Muhammadu Buhari, labour chiefs restated on Friday that workers were running out of patience with government over the slow action on issue. On November. 5, Buhari received the report of a tripartite committee he set up since last November, to fashion out a new...

Police seal off Anambra House of Assembly complex

The Police Command in Anambra has announced the sealing of Anambra Assembly (ANHA) complex over the impeachment crisis rocking the House. SP Haruna Mohammed, Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in Anambra disclosed this in a statement in Awka on Friday. Mohammed said the application to seal off the complex was contained in an official letter to the Commissioner of Police. “The Anambra...

Anambra Legislative Crisis: Suspended lawmakers describe APGA’s action as illegal, ineffective

Ikem Uzoezie, factional Speaker of Anambra House of Assembly (ANHA), has dismissed his suspension by the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) as illegal and uninformed. Uzoezie said in Awka on Friday that the leadership of APGA in Anambra did not follow the procedures for suspending party members. It will be recalled that Norbert Obi, Chairman of the party in the state,...

Impeachment Attempt: APGA leadership wades in, suspends three Anambra State lawmakers

The National leadership of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has expressed support for the Anambra chapter of the party over the suspension of three lawmakers in the state legislature. Victor Oye, the National Chairman of APGA, said in Awka on Friday that the state chapter acted in line with the party’s constitution. Norbert Obi, the Chairman of the party in Anambra,...

Appeal Court reduces Dariye’s prison term from 14 to 10 years

The Court of Appeal in Abuja on Friday commuted the sentence of 14 years’ imprisonment passed on a former Governor of Plateau, Joshua Dariye, to 10 years. Dariye had approached the appellate court to set aside Justice Adebukola Banjoko’s judgment where he was convicted on 15 out of the 23-count charge of criminal breach of trust and other corruption allegations. Delivery...

Bayelsa Oil Spill: Shell repaires ruptured pipeline, promises compensation for victims

The Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) says it has repaired the Trans Ramos Pipeline that ruptured and spilled about 1,114 barrels of crude oil into the environment on May 17. Bamidele Odugbesan, Media Relations Manager, SPDC, in an email update said integrity tests were being conducted on the pipeline. Odugbesan also assured that post investigation activities including discussions on compensation to...

Top artistes in entertainment industry endorse Sanwo-Olu

Top ranked practitioners in the entertainment industry have endorsed the All Progressives Congress candidate, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, and his deputy, Obafemi Hamzat. The practitioners who visited the duo at their campaign office in Ikoyi included Prince Jide Kosoko, Bayo Salami, Yinka Quadri and host of others. They promised to mobilise their fan base and the general populace to vote for Sanwo-Olu...

Bribery Saga: Stop making empty threats, I am ready to meet you in court, Saraki replies Oshiomhole

On bribery issue in the ruling party, Senate President, Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has stated that Nigerians are awaiting to see how President Muhammadu Buhari will handle the bribery allegations levelled against the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, over the conduct of primary elections in the party recently. The Senate President released this statement through his Special...