Police: Lamorde Reappears As DIG

By Bayo Bernard Since his departure as the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in 2015 not much has been heard of Ibrahim Lamorde. But the former EFCC boss has resurfaced in the list of newly promoted Deputy Inspector General of Police, DIG by Muhammed Adamu, the acting Inspector General of Police, IGP. Following his promotion by President Muhammadu Buhari, Adamu has effected a major shake-up in the force. Lamorde is among those promoted from the rank of commissioner of police to DIG. The IGP had earlier sacked…

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House Overrides Buhari, Governors, Passes Minimum Wage Bill

ByUche Mbah The Federal House of Representatives have passed the minimum wage bill, pegging it at N30,000. President Buhari, bowing to the wish of the governors, had forwarded N27,000 to the house of Reps and the Senate for approval. The postponement of the Senate resumption date means that the House have to wait for the senate to resume for the harmonization. The ad-hoc committee report was unanimously adopted by the house The ad hoc committee report was considered clause by clause before being passed. Ironically, the new minimum wage passed…

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Onnoghen: Saraki’s Move Destabilizes the Presidency, APC Kicks

By Uche Mbah The move by Bukola Saraki, Senate President, to take the suspension, by President  Muhammadu Buhari, of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN  Walter Onnoghen to the Supreme Court took Nigerians and even the Presidency by surprise. The suspension of CJ Onnoghen, resulted in outrage by lawyers and the civil society organizations, and words of caution from the International community. The Senate  had announced that it was breaking its break and convening an emergency meeting to discuss the issue. The meeting, scheduled to hold on Tuesday 29th January…

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Lagos: Tinubu, Obasa Meet To Plot Ambode’s Fall

By Bayo Bernard Former Lagos state governor, Bola Ahmed Tinubu has not recovered from the shock of last APC governorship campaign rally in Lagos, where one of his trusted thugs and Treasurer of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, Musiliu Akinsanya, aka Oluomo was stabbed and sustained serious injuries by rival members of the union. The fracas occurred at the Skypower  Ground, Ikeja on January 7. The APC National Leader, the magazine was told blamed Governor Akinwumi Ambode for that incident. His anger against the governor, one time political…

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Ahead Guber Polls, Tension and Division Persist in Cross River APC

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu Beneath the tranquility that pervades Cross River’s political turf lies debilitating tension in the state chapter of All Progressives Congress, APC. Internal wrangling in the party has defied all mediation efforts. The 2019 gubernatorial election is 34 days away and indications are that in Cross River, APC is going into the election a divided house. Crisis erupted in Cross River Chapter of APC during ward, local government and state congress of the party leaving the party polarized down the line after parallel congresses produced two factional state…

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