Election News Trend August 2015

SourceDateStory TitleSummary of ReportsSubject/CategoryPage No./Weblink
VanguardMonday, August 31, 2015You’ve hidden agenda against Jonathan, IYC accuses Buhari Ijaw Youths Council has called on President Muhammadu BUhari to extend his anti-corruption war to 1999 to cover the Obasanjo era so as to be taken seriously over his anti-corruption war. The Ijaw youths, who are kinsmen of Jonathan, wondered why Buhari should skip the Obasanjo era and concentrate his probe on Jonathan’s administration, accusing him of having a hidden agenda against their son. Buhari; IYChttp://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/08/youve-hidden-agenda-against-jonathan-iyc-accuses-buhari/#sthash.GXWy7i15.dpuf
VanguardMonday, August 31, 2015Rochas appeals to Buhari to consider South East in his appointments Imo state Governor and Chairman, All Progressives Congress, APC, Governor’s Forum, Owelle Rochas Okorocha has said that it is too early to begin to judge Buhari’s intention on his appointments and that as far as he is concerned, the president had executed what the office empowers him to do.Buhari; Rochas; Appointmentshttp://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/08/rochas-appeals-to-buhari-to-consider-south-east-in-his-appointments/#sthash.LjAQBdLy.dpuf
VanguardMonday, August 31, 2015Banks beg FG to relax Single Treasury AccountNigerian Deposit Money Banks, DMBs, have begun a campaign of begging the federal government to review the implementation of the Single Treasury Account, STA, as directed by President Muhammadu Buhari. TSA; Bankshttp://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/08/banks-beg-fg-to-relax-single-treasury-account/
GuardianMonday, August 31, 2015US, U. K. lawmakers more expensive to maintain than Nigeria’s - National Institute for Legislative Studies (NILS) The National Institute for Legislative Studies (NILS) says it is much more expensive to maintain legislators in the U.S. Congress and the U.K. Parliament than in Nigeria. Its Director-General, Dr Ladi Hamalai, who disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Sunday, was speaking against the backdrop of calls for a massive cut in the remuneration of Nigerian legislators.National Assembly; NILShttp://www.ngrguardiannews.com/2015/08/us-u-k-lawmakers-more-expensive-to-maintain-than-nigerias/
GuardianMonday, August 31, 2015Tribunal Reserves Judgement Sine Die In Sambo, Jang MatterThe election petitions tribunal in Jos has reserved judgement in two petitions, one by Mrs. Eunice Ayisa Sambo of the All Progressives Congress (APC) against the immediate past governor of Plateau State, Senator Jonah David Jang over Plateau North Senatorial seat and that of Yakubu Gomshar against Timothy Golu over Pankshin/Kanke/Kanam Federal Constituency in the National Assembly. The tribunal reserved judgment in the cases yesterday after the adoption of final written addresses of counsels in the matter. Plateau; Election Tribunalhttp://www.ngrguardiannews.com/2015/08/tribunal-reserves-judgement-sine-die-in-sambo-jang-matter/
Daily TrustMonday, August 31, 2015Buhari is turning blind eye to graft - PDPThe Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has alleged that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government is turning blind eyes to some reports of sleazes going on in the country. Corruption; Nigeriahttp://dailytrust.com.ng/news/politics/buhari-is-turning-blind-eye-to-graft-pdp/108663.html
Daily TrustMonday, August 31, 2015Rep rejects defection of Jigawa PDP stalwartsA member of the House of Representatives from Jigawa State, Muhammad Gudaji Kazaure, has kicked against a planned defection of some stalwarts of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC).Jigawa; APC; PDPhttp://dailytrust.com.ng/news/politics/rep-rejects-defection-of-jigawa-pdp-stalwarts/108732.html
Daily TrustMonday, August 31, 2015Fayose faults appointing caretaker committees for LGAsEkiti State Governor Ayo Fayose has condemned the use of caretaker committees to administer local government areas, describing the action as an aberration that must be discouraged, through the conduct of election into the third tier of government.Ekiti; Fayose; LG Electionshttp://dailytrust.com.ng/news/politics/fayose-faults-appointing-caretaker-committees-for-lgas/108731.html
The NationMonday, August 31, 2015NNPC and NIWA in talks on delivery of crude to refineriesThe National Inland Waterways Authority ( NIWA) has initiated discussion with the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation ( NNPC ) on how to deliver crude to the refineries through the waterways.NNPC; NIWAhttp://thenationonlineng.net/nnpc-agency-in-talks-on-delivery-of-crude-to-refineries/
The NationMonday, August 31, 2015Buhari can’t ignore corrupt practices under JonathanThe Presidency last night hinted why the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari won’t turn a blind eye on the corrupt practices carried out under former President Goodluck Jonathan. The Presidency asked the Association of Ex-Jonathan ministers, to do self-reflection on the sort of government they handed over to President Muhammadu Buhari.Corruption; Nigeriahttp://thenationonlineng.net/buhari-cant-ignore-corrupt-practices-under-jonathan/
The NationMonday, August 31, 2015Probe: Jonathan holds meeting with ex-ministers"Former President Goodluck Jonathan has met with some members of his cabinet in a bid to defend his integrity. He was said to have told the former ministers that he was “not a thief in office as being portrayed”.

Corruption; Nigeriahttp://thenationonlineng.net/probe-jonathan-holds-meeting-with-ex-ministers/
The NationMonday, August 31, 2015Saraki for UN conferenceSenate President Bukola Saraki will today lead the Nigerian delegation to participate in the fourth United Nations Conference of Parliamentary Heads holding at the organisation’s headquarters in New York, United States.Saraki; National Assemblyhttp://thenationonlineng.net/saraki-for-un-conference/
The NationMonday, August 31, 2015Corruption: Ex-ministers defend ex-presidentSome former ministers in the immediate past administration yesterday protested against President Muhammadu Buhari’s style, following plans to probe the Goodluck Jonathan administration. They accused Buhari’s administration of trying to discredit Jonathan’s government by labelling it as “corrupt” and “irresponsible”.Corruption; Nigeriahttp://thenationonlineng.net/corruption-ex-ministers-defend-ex-president/
The NationMonday, August 31, 2015Police cut governors’ security detailGovernors have lost a chunk of their security detail as a result of the reorganisation of the functions of police officers and men. Police security attached to the governors has been reduced to a maximum of 62 men – which is a unit – according to Inspector General of Police Solomon Arase. Hitherto some governors had 150 policemen to secure them.Policehttp://thenationonlineng.net/police-cut-governors-security-detail/
ThisDayMonday, August 31, 2015Fayose: S’ West Producing Next PDP National Chairman is Non-negotiableEkiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, has declared that the South-west geopolitical zone producing the next national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is not negotiable, pointing out that anything contrary would not be acceptable to the zone.PDP; Fayosehttp://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/fayose-s-west-producing-next-pdp-national-chairman-is-non-negotiable/218973/
ThisDayMonday, August 31, 2015Kogi Guber Poll: Audu Wins APC PrimaryPrince Abubakar Audu, a two-time Governor of Kogi State, emerged the winner of the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primary election held at the weekend in Lokoja, the state capital.APC; Kogi; Auduhttp://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/kogi-guber-poll-audu-wins-apc-primary/218977/
ThisDayMonday, August 31, 2015Obua Denies Receiving $6.9m from NNPC to Make stages for Ex-president"Mr. Gordon Obua, the former Chief Security Officer to Presiident, Goodluck Jonathan, has said he did not initiate any memo for the construction of stage for the former president. In a statement by his lawyer, Andrew Itsekiri, Obua said he also did not receive a penny for the construction of any stage for Jonathan.

NNPC; Jonathanhttp://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/obua-denies-receiving-6-9m-from-nnpc-to-make-stages-for-ex-president/218971/
ThisDayMonday, August 31, 2015APC, PDP at Each Other's Throats over Buhari's Mgt of EconomyThe ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) were again at each other’s throats yesterday, following the latter’s criticism on Saturday of President Muhammadu Buhari’s management of the economy. This is just as ex-ministers, who served in the President Goodluck Jonathan administration, came out in defence of their former boss and the projects executed by his government. But the stance of the former ministers was dismissed by the presidency, which wondered what they were afraid of.APC; PDPhttp://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/apc-pdp-at-each-others-throats-over-buharis-mgt-of-economy/218954/
ThisDayMonday, August 31, 2015DSS Arrests 20 Suspected Boko Haram LeadersIn line with the Department of State Service's (DSS) renewed counter-terrorism measures to combat the Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria, the DSS has arrested 20 suspected leaders of the sect across the country.Boko Haram; DSShttp://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/dss-arrests-20-suspected-boko-haram-leaders/218953/
ThisDayMonday, August 31, 2015Bailout: CBN Injects N338bn in 27 States to Stimulate EconomyIn line with the federal government’s resolve to reflate economic activities in the country, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) will this week continue the disbursement of its special intervention fund totalling N338 billion to 27 states in the country.Bailout; CBNhttp://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/bailout-cbn-injects-n338bn-in-27-states-to-stimulate-economy/218955/
Daily TrustWednesday, August 19, 2015Delta guber: APC candidate seeks time extension to present more witnessesThe All Progressive Congress (APC) and its governorship candidate, Olorogun Otega Emerhor, in the April 2015 governorship election, yesterday sought leave of Delta State Election Petition tribunal sitting in Asaba, to provide details of witnesses.Election Tribunal; Delta Statehttp://dailytrust.com.ng/news/news/delta-guber-apc-candidate-seeks-time-extension-to-present-more-witnesses/107107.html
Daily TrustWednesday, August 19, 2015Ambode to implement Lagos 2025 development planLagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode yesterday reiterated his administration’s commitment to implement the 2025 Development Plan initiated by his predecessor, Babatunde Raji Fashola. The governor, who spoke when a delegation of the UK Department for International Development (DFID) paid him a courtesy visit, said his administration had fashioned out a framework to commence the implementation.Lagos; Ambodehttp://dailytrust.com.ng/news/news/ambode-to-implement-lagos-2025-dev-plan/107140.html
Daily TrustWednesday, August 19, 2015APC clears 28 for Kogi governorship primaries"The All Progressives Congress (APC) has cleared 28 aspirants for the forthcoming primaries for the Kogi governorship election. National Organising Secretary of the party, Sen. Osita Izunaso, disclosed this while speaking at the party’s national secretariat in Abuja.
He said that the high number of APC aspirants going for the Kogi governorship primaries indicated that the state was ripe for APC."
APC; Kogi Statehttp://dailytrust.com.ng/news/politics/apc-clears-28-for-kogi-governorship-primaries/107105.html
Daily TrustWednesday, August 19, 2015Benue flood intervention fund diverted – OrtomGovernor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has said that impact of the money released by the federal government after the 2012 flood was not felt in the state because the fund was diverted. He lamented that nothing was done to address the problems of people displaced by the flood, calling on the federal government to construct buffer dams along rivers Benue and Katsina-Ala, as a solution to perennial flooding along the banks of the two rivers.Benue State; Flood Intervention Fundhttp://dailytrust.com.ng/news/news/benue-flood-intervention-fund-diverted-ortom/107115.html
Daily TrustWednesday, August 19, 2015Kaduna to introduce harmonised feeding in schoolsThe Kaduna State government is to introduce a harmonised feeding system in all boarding schools in the state. The Commissioner for Education, Dr. Shehu Usman, told newsmen in Kaduna yesterday that though the normal feeding fee charged in boarding schools would remain, the state governor had approved some amount to improve the quality of food served students.Kaduna; Free Mealshttp://dailytrust.com.ng/news/news/kaduna-to-introduce-harmonised-feeding-in-schools/107141.html
The NationWednesday, August 19, 2015APC chiefs decry inclusion of PDP defectors in excoChieftains of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Jigawa State have decried Governor Badaru Abubakar’s alleged decision to appoint defectors from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the executive council. It was alleged the governor was delaying constituting the exco because he wanted to include defectors from the PDP, a development the aggrieved APC chieftains frowned at.APC; PDP; Jigawa Statehttp://thenationonlineng.net/apc-chiefs-decry-inclusion-of-pdp-defectors-in-exco/
GuardianWednesday, August 19, 2015APC solicits support for war against B’HaramIn the face of fresh bombardment of suspected Boko Haram hideout in Sambisa forest and environs by the men of Nigerian Air Force, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has called for the support of Nigerians in ensuring that the military meets President Muhammadu Buhari’s three-month deadline of complete incapacitation of the terrorist group.Boko Haram; APChttp://www.ngrguardiannews.com/2015/08/apc-solicits-support-for-war-against-bharam/
GuardianWednesday, August 19, 2015Court reserves verdict in Agbaje’s appeal against Ambode’s victoryTHE Court of Appeal, Lagos Division, has reserved judgment in an appeal filed by Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Jimi Agbaje, against Akinwunmi Ambode of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the last governorship election in Lagos State.Election Petition; Court of Appeal; Lagos Statehttp://www.ngrguardiannews.com/2015/08/court-reserves-verdict-in-agbajes-appeal-against-ambodes-victory/
GuardianWednesday, August 19, 2015I may reverse Jonathan economic policies, says BuhariPRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari yesterday gave a fresh indication that he might be forced to reverse or if possible, abandon some inherited economic policies from the past administration, if doing so would lead to the creation of more jobs for Nigerians. The President stated this during a meeting at the Presidential Villa with the Executive members of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN).Buhari; Jonathanhttp://www.ngrguardiannews.com/2015/08/i-may-reverse-jonathan-economic-policies-says-buhari/
GuardianWednesday, August 19, 2015Navy adopts fresh strategies against oil theftIN a renewed bid to drastically reduce oil theft, piracy and attacks on oil and gas installations on the waterways and maritime environment, the Nigerian Navy said it has adopted fresh strategies to check the menace and boost the economy.Oil Theft; Navyhttp://www.ngrguardiannews.com/2015/08/navy-adopts-fresh-strategies-against-oil-theft/
GuardianWednesday, August 19, 2015HURIWA backs Kukah, others on rule of lawTHE non-governmental Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has flayed the All Progressives Congress (APC) and those it called “online monsters” for condemning Bishop Mathew Hassan Kukah’s advocacy for a rule-based anti-graft crusade.Anti-corruption; Kukahhttp://www.ngrguardiannews.com/2015/08/huriwa-backs-kukah-others-on-rule-of-law/
The NationWednesday, August 19, 2015PDP chief: Anyim tricked Jonathan to sign N1.2b dealFormer Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Anyim Pius Anyim unilaterally acquired the multi-billion-dollar Centenary City on the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Road, Abuja, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chief alleged yesterday. PDP’s National Vice Chairman (Southsouth zone) Dr. Cairo Ojougboh said he was ready to face the ex-SGF in court to prove his sole ownership of the controversial housing estate.Anyim; Centenary Estate; PDPhttp://thenationonlineng.net/pdp-chief-anyim-tricked-jonathan-to-sign-n1-2b-deal/
The NationWednesday, August 19, 2015Oshiomhole, NLC urge Kukah, others not to obstruct loot recoveryThe Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) earned N162 billion and spent N160 billion in one year, a governor alleged yesterday. Another revenue generating agency failed to remit a dime to the Federation Account from the taxes it collected, claiming that what it generated was not enough to fund its operations, Edo State Governor Adams Oshiomhole said.Anti-corruptionhttp://thenationonlineng.net/oshiomhole-nlc-urge-kukah-others-not-to-obstruct-loot-recovery/
The NationWednesday, August 19, 2015Tribunal dismisses Ladoja’s application to invite forensic expertTHE Oyo State Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal yesterday dismissed an application brought by Senator Rashidi Ladoja seeking a leave to call a forensic analyst, Dr. Babatunde Adebola, to testify before the tribunal. Chairman of the tribunal sitting at the Oyo State High Court, Iyaganku, Ibadan, Justice Muhammed Mayaki, dismissed the application in a one-hour ruling.Election Tribunal; Oyo Statehttp://thenationonlineng.net/tribunal-dismisses-ladojas-application-to-invite-forensic-expert/
The NationWednesday, August 19, 2015Wike won’t escape judgment, says APCThe Rivers State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has said Governor Nyesom Wike will not escape judgment in the hands of God and the Muhammadu Buhari administration. A statement yesterday in Port Harcourt, the state capital, by Chairman Davies Ikanya’s Senior Special Assistant (SSA) on Media and Public Affairs, Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, said the “caretaker” governor (Wike) could only run but would not be able to hide.APC; Wikehttp://thenationonlineng.net/wike-wont-escape-judgment-says-apc/
The NationWednesday, August 19, 2015Anti-graft war: Ex-NEITI boss berates National AssemblyFormer Chairman of the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, (NEIT) Professor Assisi Asobie, yesterday said that the National Assembly must key into President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-corruption war for it to succeed.Anti-corruptionhttp://thenationonlineng.net/anti-graft-war-ex-neiti-boss-berates-national-assembly/
ThisDayWednesday, August 19, 2015Osinbajo, Oyegun to Receive Ndoma-Egba, Ebri, Others to APCBarring any last minute change, all is set for Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie Oyegun, to receive defectors from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Calabar, Cross River State, into the APC.APC; PDPhttp://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/osinbajo-oyegun-to-receive-ndoma-egba-ebri-others-to-apc/217850/
ThisDayWednesday, August 19, 2015Group Accuses N’Assembly Members of Working 15 Days, Pocketing N13bnIs it true that members of both arms of the National Assembly who recently embarked on annual recess have only worked for about 15days since their inauguration on June 9th? This was the poser raised on Tuesday by the Team Leader of Media Integrity and Coordinator, Projekthope, a pressure group seeking a better Nigeria, Steve Aborisade. Aborisade in a press release made available to THISDAY said the recess which came barely few days after the National Assembly had remained shut due to leadership crisis was a great disservice to the nation.National Assemblyhttp://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/group-accuses-n-assembly-members-of-working-15-days-pocketing-n13bn/217851/
ThisDayWednesday, August 19, 2015Universities Kick Against Directive on TSA as AGF Allays ConcernThe Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF), Alhaji Ahmed Idris, on Tuesday allayed fears that the federal government’s directive on the implementation of the Treasury Single Account (TSA) to federal ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) would negatively affect the operations of some specialised agenciesBut the directive has not gone down well with federal universities in the country, with the tertiary institutions vowing to make a case to the federal government for their exemption.TSA; Universityhttp://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/universities-kick-against-directive-on-tsa-as-agf-allays-concern/217854/
ThisDayWednesday, August 19, 2015Buhari Dissolves AMCON Mgt Team, Demands Report on NITEL’s LiquidationPresident Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday approved the dissolution of the executive management team of the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON). A statement by the Special Adviser to the President, Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, said Buhari also approved the reconstitution of a new management team for the corporation.Buhari; AMCONhttp://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/buhari-dissolves-amcon-mgt-team-demands-report-on-nitel-s-liquidation/217855/
GuardianMonday, August 3, 2015Business sector worries over weak economic activitiesAS President Muhammadu Buhari plans to name his ministers and special advisers in September, Nigeria’s business community is pushing for clear economic policy direction to stem slowing growth and what the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) described as a ‘lull.’ Already, business activities are at standstill as the import-based economy adjusts to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)’s ban on official sale of foreign exchange for importation of more than 40 items.Buhari; LCCI;Nigeriahttp://www.ngrguardiannews.com/2015/08/business-sector-worries-over-weak-economic-activities/
VanguardMonday, August 3, 2015Ex-Niger Delta minister, 2 accountants in trouble over missing N1.5bn cash The withdrawal of of N1.5 billion from the account of the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs with the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, and what the money was used for are some of the questions the Office of the Head of Service of the Federation and security agencies are currently trying to unravel with a view to retrieving the funds and bringing those who stole the cash to book. In connection with the said money, two senior accountants in the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs have already been queried and suspended from office pending the conclusion of investigation into their roles in the alleged theft of the fund.EFCC; Anti-corruption; Minitry of Niger Deltahttp://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/08/ex-n-delta-minister-2-accountants-in-trouble-over-missing-n1-5bn-cash/#sthash.RnlPeELZ.dpuf
Daily TrustMonday, August 3, 2015Gombe: INEC allows APC to inspect poll materialsThe Independent National Electoral Commission INEC has complied with the Gombe State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal order which directed them to allow the All Progressives Congress (APC) inspect the election materials.Election Petiton; Combehttp://dailytrust.com.ng/daily/index.php/politics/61477-gombe-inec-allows-apc-to-inspect-poll-materials
Daily TrustMonday, August 3, 2015Traders panic as banks refuse dollar depositsTraders around the country have continued to express concern over the recent move by commercial banks in the country to temporary halt the acceptance of cash deposit in dollarsForex; Bankshttp://dailytrust.com.ng/daily/index.php/business/61457-traders-panic-as-banks-refuse-dollar-deposits
VanguardMonday, August 3, 2015War against money laundering: Banks, PDP kick against CBN’s policy "Banks and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, have kicked against the decision of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, to bar foreign currency deposits into domiciliary accounts. The PDP described the decision as illegal, unlawful, void, archaic and communist in nature, stressing that the President should be reminded that as a country, Nigeria was in a democracy and not military administration as in 1984.
Forex; PDP; CBENhttp://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/08/war-against-money-laundering-banks-pdp-kick-against-cbns-policy/#sthash.kgIMWJUG.dpuf
VanguardMonday, August 3, 2015Compel oil companies to employ Nigerians, PTDF tells FG The Petroleum Technology Development Fund, PTDF, has called on the Federal Government to compel both local and international oil companies (IOC) operating in the country to employ Nigerian oil and gas professionals.FG; PTDFhttp://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/08/compel-oil-companies-to-employ-nigerians-ptdf-tells-fg/#sthash.oCRopGB4.dpuf
VanguardMonday, August 3, 2015INEC office burnt down in AbiaUnknown persons have burnt down the offices of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in Obingwa Local Government Area, Abia State. According to eye-witnesses, the incident, which occurred at about 1.00p.m. yesterday, razed the entire building, including the store and Electoral Officer’s office.INEC; Abiahttp://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/08/inec-office-burnt-down-in-abia/#sthash.S0UMmIOP.dpuf
Daily TrustMonday, August 3, 2015Why we faced challenges in N/Assembly – OyegunThe National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun has said that the party is not disturbed by the purported assessment the new government is ‘too slow’ after two months in office.APC; National Assemblyhttp://dailytrust.com.ng/daily/index.php/politics/61474-why-we-faced-challenges-in-n-assembly-oyegun
Daily TrustMonday, August 3, 2015Nasarawa assembly suspends clerk An ad hoc committee of the Nasarawa State House of Assembly (NSHA), is expected to complete a week-long investigation into allegations of fraud involving the clerk of the House, today (Monday), the chairman of the committee, Barrister Obere Kana (APC, Kokona-West) told Daily Trust, yesterday.State House of Assembly; Nasarawahttp://dailytrust.com.ng/daily/index.php/politics/61476-nasarawa-assembly-suspends-clerk
Daily TrustMonday, August 3, 2015Reps scramble for ‘juicy’ committeesIntense lobbying has begun among members of the House of Representatives for chairmanship of top committees, Daily Trust learnt. The House has just come out of a bruising fight over leadership positions that stalled sittings for seven weeks.House of Reps; Committeeshttp://dailytrust.com.ng/daily/index.php/top-stories/61524-reps-scramble-for-juicy-committees
Daily TrustMonday, August 3, 2015Buhari takes anti-graft war to civil servicePresident Muhammadu Buhari is taking the war against corruption to the federal civil service, the presidency announced yesterday. Senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity Malam Garba Shehu disclosed this to State House journalists. He said the president was not happy that standard operating procedures and financial regulations were no longer observed in the public service.Buhari; Anti-corruptionhttp://dailytrust.com.ng/daily/index.php/top-stories/61484-buhari-takes-anti-graft-war-to-civil-service
Daily TrustMonday, August 3, 2015FG to build more schools for IDPs"The vice president, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has said that the federal government will build more schools in the north to take care of internally displaced children.
Professor Osinbajo stated this in Kano when he visited the internally displaced boarding school built by the immediate past governor of the state, Dr. Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso. Osinbajo said the Buhari-led administration has planned a good package for internally displaced children and that education is part of it. "
FG; IDPhttp://dailytrust.com.ng/daily/index.php/news-menu/news/61492-fg-to-build-more-schools-for-idps
ThisDayMonday, August 3, 2015CBN May Expand List of Restricted Items from Forex MarketThe Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has said it may increase the list of items excluded for funding from the official foreign exchange (forex) market as it seeks to reduce pressure on the naira and preserve the country’s external reserves.CBN; Forexhttp://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/cbn-may-expand-list-of-restricted-items-from-forex-market/216393/
ThisDayMonday, August 3, 2015Taraba Elections: Court Rules against INEC’s Request for Tribunal Relocation The Taraba state election Tribunal sitting in Abuja has ruled that the President of the Court of Appeal has power to exercise constitutional power by moving any tribunal to any part of the country including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). This has put paid to the motion by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the relocation of the election tribunal back to Taraba State.Election Petiton; Tarabahttp://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/taraba-elections-court-rules-against-inec-s-request-for-tribunal-relocation/216307/
ThisDayMonday, August 3, 2015Yoruba Politicians Pledge Support to OyegunProminent politicians in the South-west geo-political zone yesterday gave the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, a pat on the back for a job well done in the resolution of the feud in the House of Representatives.APC; Oyegunhttp://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/yoruba-politicians-pledge-support-to-oyegun/216421/
ThisDayMonday, August 3, 2015PDP Board of Trustees Holds Meeting with Jonathan in OtuokeThe Board of Trustees (BoT) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) o Sunday held an emergency meeting at the country home of former President Goodluck Jonathan in Otuoke, Bayelsa State, it wades into the crisis rocking the state chapter of the party.PDP; BOT Meetinghttp://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/pdp-board-of-trustees-holds-meeting-with-jonathan-in-otuoke/216425/
ThisDayMonday, August 3, 2015Military Rescues 178 Captives, Captures One Boko Haram Commander The Nigerian military, in their ongoing mop-up operations in some parts of Borno State, has rescued 178 people held hostage by Boko Haram terrorists. The Deputy Director Army Public Relations, 7 Division, Nigerian Army, Col. Tukur Gusau, disclosed this yesterday, saying that number of those rescued include 101 children and 67 women.Boko Haram; Armyhttp://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/military-rescues-178-captives-captures-one-boko-haram-commander/216419/
ThisDayMonday, August 3, 2015Court Rules Out Intervention in Senate Leadership CrisisConcerns that the June 9 election of the Senate President and Deputy Senate President would be nullified were doused last week when a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja ruled that the court would not interfere in the affairs of another arm of government. Ruling on an ex-parte motion filed by a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) senator, Gilbert Nnaji (Enugu East), seeking to restrain the Nigeria Police and the executive from interfering in the internal affairs of the Senate, Justice Gabriel Kolawole, held “that the constitutional principle of separation of powers upon which the constitution is premised,” needs to “be preserved and remain inviolate by any of the arms of government.”Senate; National Assemblyhttp://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/court-rules-out-intervention-in-senate-leadership-crisis/216420/
ThisDayMonday, August 3, 2015Nigerian Army Reviews Disciplinary Action Against Soldiers"The Nigerian Army has said that it will be reviewing some of the disciplinary and court martials, especially those handled under the immediate past Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt-General Kenneth Minimah (rtd).
The Director of Army Public Relations (DAPR), Col. Sani Usman, in a statement yesterday, made this clarification in response to reports regarding the recent disciplinary actions by the army."
Army; Nigeriahttp://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/nigerian-army-reviews-disciplinary-action-against-soldiers/216396/
ThisDayMonday, August 3, 2015United States Assistance to Nigeria Delayed by Absence of MinistersNotwithstanding the success of President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to the United States of America last month, the US government was said to have informed him that it would not start to address the requests brought by the Nigerian government until Buhari sets up his cabinet,Nigeria; UShttp://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/united-states-assistance-to-nigeria-delayed-by-absence-of-ministers/216397/