Gov. Obaseki consolidates, assigns Portfolios to Loyalists

By Emmanuel Iriogbe, Abuja. In a calculated attempt to further consolidate on his grip on power, Gov. Godwin Obaseki  has assigned portfolios to new commissioners and Special Advisers he appointed recently. This is as he has also effected minor cabinet reshuffle. It would be recalled that the governor had dropped cabinet members said to be loyal to former Governor Adams Oshiomhole. There has not be any love lost between Obaseki and his predeccessor whom he accuses of interference in the governance of the state. With the governor’s action, political watchers…

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Buhari, APC beats a tactical retreat at Tribunal

*Presidential Election Petition Tribunal* *Summary of August 1, 2019 Proceedings* *Buhari, APC beats a tactical retreat* The 2nd and the 3rd Respondents, President Muhammadu Buhari and his Party, the APC, today at the Court of Appeal, Abuja, beats a tactical retreat after sensing that their witnesses and evidence presented in court is damaging their cases the more. The lead counsel to President Muhammadu Buhari, Chief Wole Olanipekun announced the closure of his case in court after spending only two days out of the six days allotted to him by the…

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Lagos-Shagamu Expressway: Julius Berger lauches Twitter Account

Reports from ISIBOR Emmanuel . Provides helpful information for road traffic users Julius Berger Nigeria Plc (Julius Berger) has launched a Twitter account to communicate helpful information regarding traffic incidents, as well as detour instructions related to Julius Berger’s scope of work for the rehabilitation, reconstruction and expansion of the Lagos-Ibadan Dual Carriageway, Section 1 (Lagos-Shagamu). Twitter handle:  @LseTraffic Web link:  https://twitter.com/LseTraffic The Twitter account will also serve to alert commuters of extraordinary events present along Julius Berger’s work Axis (Lagos-Shagamu) with the goal to provide information useful to road traffic…

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Presidential Election Petition Tribunal* *Summary of July 31, 2019 Proceedings

  Today is day two of President Buhari’s defense at the ongoing Presidential Tribunal for the February 23, 2019 Presidential Election, as Counsel to President Muhammadu Buhari presents more witnesses to the court. *WAEC Deputy Registrar denied issuing Certificate to Buhari* One of the star witnesses of President Muhammadu Buhari, Mr. Oshindehinde Adewumi, who is the Deputy Registrar of West African Examiniation Council (WAEC), today, denied issuing WAEC certificate to President Buhari. *He told the court that he only certified President Buhari’s statement of result and not certificate* When asked…

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Lawan names Senate committee chairpersons (FULL LIST)

1. Agriculture – Abdullahi Adamu, Bima Enagi. 2. Airforce – Bala Ibn Na’Allah, Michael Nnachi. 3. Anti-corruption and Financial Crimes – Suleiman Kwari, Aliyu Wamakko. 4. Appropriation – Barau Jibrin, Stella Oduah. 5. Army – Ali Ndume, Abba Moro. 6. Aviation – Dino Melaye, Bala Na’Allah. 7. Banking, Insurance and other Financial Institutions – Uba Sani, Orji Uzor Kalu. 8. Capital Market – Ibikunle Amosun, Binos Yero 9. Communications – Oluremi Tinubu, Ibrahim Bomai. 10. Corporation and Integration in Africa and NEPAD – Chimaroke Nnamani, Yusuf Yusuf. 11. Culture and…

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Presidential Election Petition Tribunal* *Summary of July 30, 2019 Proceedings*

Reports by Thomas IBU, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari opened defense today with presentation of 3 witnesses and documents before the tribunal. *Presentation of documents* Chief Wole Olanipekun, the lead counsel for President Muhammadu Buhari first tendered 18 documents, titled: *APC Roadmap to a New Nigeria* The set of documents were not rejected by INEC and APC but were rejected by counsel to the PDP and Atiku/Obi. While rejecting the documents, the lead counsel to the PDP and Atiku/Obi, Dr. Livy Uzoukwu described the documents as “strange” and informed the court…

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JULIUS BERGER COMES TOP At AFP Nigeria’s“Furniture And Home Interior Design Company Of The Year Award

*at AFP 13th Abuja Housing Show By Emmanuel Iriogbe, Abuja. JULIUS BERGER-AFP, the furniture and home interior design, production and implementation facility of Julius Berger Nigeria Plc has for the 4th consecutive time running, won the award as Nigeria’s Furniture and Home interior Design Company of the year at the globally benchmarked 13th Abuja Housing Show which held from 23 to 26th July, 2019. AFP is Nigeria’s highly reputed premier furniture production facility and an integral part of Julius Berger’s value chain, which is proudly guided by leading engineering standards,…

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Shiite Riot: NUJ, FCT, Blames FG over Death of Journalist.

By Emmanuel Iriogbe, Abuja. The Nigeria Union of Journalists, FCT Council, has put the blame of the death of Precious Owolabi, a corps member serving with Channels TV, squarely on the Muhammadu Buhari led Federal Government. Owolabi had his life was cut short Monday, was amongst those killed in a clash between members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), otherwise known as members of the shiite muslim sect and the police, Monday in Abuja, The NUJ in a statement, Monday night, made available to PenPushers. On-line, Ogbeche expressed deep…

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Breaking: Supreme Court turns down APC request to review Zamfara judgment

By Emmanuel Iriogbe, Abuja. Court The Supreme Court has rejected a request for it to review its last judgment in which it voided the participation of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its candidates in the last elections in Zamfara State. A five-man panel of the court, led by Justice Olabode Rhodes-Vivour, in a ruling on Monday morning, struck out an application marked: SC/377/2019 filed by the APC, seeking a review of the judgement. The court rejected effort by the lawyer to the APC, Robert Clarke (SAN), to make take…

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