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Friday, May 17th, 2019


Court strikes out suit against 54 lawmakers

The Federal High Court in Abuja on Friday struck out a suit seeking an order declaring vacant the seats of 54 National Assembly members who, last year, defected from the political parties which sponsored their elections. The legislators targeted by the suit include the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, and a former Senate Minority Leader, Godswill Akpabio. Justice Okon Abang held that the plaintiff which instituted the suit, the Legal Defence and Assistance Project, lacked the legal right to institute theRead More

FG to stop importation of textiles by 2023

The Federal Government is to stop the importation of textiles by 2023. This was contained in the terms of reference of the committee for the revival of the textile industry read by the Special Adviser to the Central Bank Governor on Development Finance, Anthony Ifechukwu in Abuja. Mr Ifechukwu said by the end of the year, about 20 textile firms would have been revived and 50 more by 2020. Other terms include identifying clusters for cotton production, zero duty on textile equipment and to address infrastructure deficits in participating States. The CBN Governor, MrRead More

EFCC arrests herbalist for impersonation.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC Ilorin Zonal Office has arrested a thirty one year old Herbalist, Jamiu Isiaka for allegedly impersonating the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Dr Maikanti Baru and the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adeshina among other prominent citizens. The suspect with others who are still at large allegedly used the names of the senior government officials to scam a South Korean National, Keun Sig Kim under a pretence of getting him a license at theRead More

Northern govs meet over insecurity

Northern governors are meeting in Kaduna over the spate of kidnapping, armed robbery and banditry. Apart from the Chairman of the Forum and Governor of Borno State, Kashim Shettima, other governors who have arrived the meeting venue are those of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal, Katsina State’s Aminu Masari, Plateau State’s Simon Lalong, and Benue State Deputy Governor, Benson Abonu. As of the time of filing this report, other governors were yet to arrive at the Sir Kashim Ibrahim Government House, venue of the meeting. The meeting is expected to deliberateRead More