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Below are the headlines found on The Nation Online Newspaper for today, Tuesday, 30 January, 2018.

Tue, 30 Jan 2018
Mr CG, rather than meeting us here at the conference room by way of courtesy, you are supposed to have met us at the ground floor on arrival into the premises — Melaye

I don’t need to come downstairs to receive you just as nobody in the Senate or House of Representatives has ever come out to receive us anytime we visit the National Assembly — Col. Ali

It was meant to be a routine visit, but yesterday’s oversight duty by senators at the Customs headquarters turned out to be more. It sparked another confrontation between them and Comptroller General (CG) Colonel Hameed Ali (retd.).

The Senate and Col. Ali had a long row over his refusal to appear before the upper chamber in uniform.

The drama yesterday was triggered by remarks made by the Chairman ad- hoc committee on “Economic Waste in the Nigerian Customs Service”, Senator Dino Melaye, over the manner in which the Senate delegation was received at the Customs Abuja headquarters.

Melaye noted that Col. Ali, by way of protocol, should have come down from his office to welcome the committee members into the premises.

The Kogi West lawmaker said it was a breach of protocol for the CG to casually meet the delegation at the conference room.

Melaye noted that ushering in the senators had been the practice with statutory bodies, such as Immigration, Prisons and others, over the years.

He wondered why such established etiquette, which he said was the norm under previous Customs CGs was not accorded the committee by Col. Ali.

Melaye said, “Before reading the prepared speech of the committee, let me make this small remark on what we have just observed here in form of breach of protocols.

“Mr CG, rather than meeting us here at the conference room by way of courtesy, you are supposed to have met us at the ground floor on arrival into the premises.

“That has been the practice of statutory bodies headed by Chief Executive Officers like you. Relevant Senate committees have over the years been accorded this by bosses of Immigration Service, Prison Service and others, making us to wonder why it is not so here today under your leadership.

“Therefore, before proceeding further,  on account of this observation ,  we want the Customs management to know that the presence of this committee before it implies that the Senate itself is before it to put things in order as regards the economic waste taking place in the Customs Service  requiring the  seriousness it deserves from you and the entire  management.”

Melaye insisted that the committee’s meeting with the Customs management was more or less that of the Senate.

Apparently to indicate that the Senate was sitting, Melaye hit the gavel on the table to declare the meeting open.

He read a speech to outline how the committee would carry out its investigation on the alleged economic waste in the Customs Service.

In a counter attack, the Customs CG told the Senate delegation that the NCS has its own protocol, which is different from other public establishments.

Col. Ali told the committee that the NCS would not want to be dictated to on matters of etiquette and protocol.

He said: “We have our own protocol as regards receiving visitors like you. I don’t need to come downstairs to receive you just as nobody in the Senate or House of Representatives has ever come out to receive us anytime we visit the National Assembly.

“So, there is no breach of protocol for not coming down to welcome you since appropriate officers have been assigned to do so. Our protocol is our protocol and should be allowed to be.

“In fact, by way of etiquette, it is the committee that is supposed to come to my office first on arrival and not just come straight to the conference room.

“Let me state clearly that we in the Nigeria Customs Service are servants of the people. We believe in Nigeria and working with others to make it great without being railroaded in anyway.

“Personally, I took this job because of my commitment to serve this country selflessly, having earlier done so in the military.  So, nobody can tell me that I’m not a committed Nigerian.

“On your assignment you called economic waste, we shall cooperate with you to unearth whatever you want to unearth and effect any correction if there is any.”

The Senate committee, which appeared not to be satisfied with Col. Ali’s reply, boycotted a group photograph organised by the Customs.

As the visitors got set to leave the premises, they found that the Customs boss’ convoy was obstructing them –  an action which they thought was deliberate. There was no official comment on this last night.

While the Customs boss left the headquarters at about 2:15pm with his siren blaring convoy, the senators team left around 2:20pm after staying in their bus for about 15 minutes.

Besides, Melaye, other senators in the delegation are: Samuel Anyanwu (Imo East), Gilbert Nnaji ( Enugu East), Hamman Isah Misau ( Bauchi Central) and Babajide Omoworare ( Osun East).

Tue, 30 Jan 2018
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) said yesterday that the government is owing it N170.6 billion in unpaid subsidy between January 2006 and December 2015.

NNPC Group Managing Director Maikanti Baru told the Senate Investigative hearing on the N5 trillion subsidy payments from 2006 to 2016 that the figure was computed after the deduction of N4.950.80 trillion received as payments from the corporation’s N5.121.40 trillion approved subsidy claims within the period.

The Chief Financial Officer of the NNPC, who was also on the team, Mr. Isiaka AbdulRazaq, traced the advent of the subsidy regime to October, 2003 when the NNPC was directed by the government to begin the purchase of domestic crude oil at international market price without a corresponding liberalisation of the regulated price of petroleum products.

He explained that under the subsidy regime, the NNPC and other suppliers of refined petroleum products were entitled to file claims to the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA).

AbdulRasaq, however, noted that unlike other oil marketers, the NNPC did not receive cash payment for subsidy claims as its subsidy claims were deducted out of cost payment to the Federation Account after due certification by PPPRA.

He said:‘’In summary, the NNPC submits that the amount of over N5.1 trillion was duly approved by PPPRA as subsidy claims for NNPC. Out of this sum, NNPC is still being owed N170.6 billion.’’

The corporation asked the Senate Committee to assist in ensuring that the outstanding debt was settled to enable NNPC effectively achieve its obligation as the supplier of last resort to the downstream sector.

Committee Chairman Senator Kabiru Marafa pledged to support stakeholders in the sector to ensure uninterrupted supply and distribution of petroleum products.

Inaugurating the hearing, Senate President Bukola Saraki said the fuel subsidy scheme designed for the benefit of poor Nigerians had become a cash cow of a few who continued to milk the country dry in trillions of naira.

Saraki said the fraudulent activities of the fuel subsidy cabal had continued to be perpetrated under a process insulated from public scrutiny.

He noted that the Federal Government had failed to curb fraudulent practices associated with fuel subsidy.

He said the Senate was working to unearth the subhead under which fuel subsidy had continued to be funded without budgetary provision.

The hearing followed a resolution which mandated the Senate Committee on Petroleum (Downstream) to probe subsidy payment by the NNPC.

Tue, 30 Jan 2018
Many dignitaries were at the Presidential Wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja yesterday to honour the Second Republic Vice President Alex Ekwueme.

A Parade of honour, led by the police, was held at the Presidential Wing of the airport for the deceased, who  died in London on November 19, 2017

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo said Ekwueme was committed to selfless service to the nation, West Africa region, Africa and the world.

Ekwueme, he noted, had timeless ideals of integrity, loyalty and kindness to all.

He was optimistic that the vision and sacrifice of the late Ekwueme for the nation will not be in vain.

Osinbajo said “As we receive the body of the first elected Vice President of Nigeria, Dr. Alex Ekwueme (GCON), this morning, we are reminded of his selfless service to nation, to our region, to Africa and indeed the world.

“We are reminded of his commitment of the timeless ideals of integrity, of loyalty and kindness to all.

“We thank the almighty God for giving us 85 glorious years of Dr. Alex Ekwueme.

“When he was asked what his vision was for the county, he said, ‘I will want to see Nigeria be a nation not just a country.’

“Those words tell us how committed he was to the unity of this country and I pray that in death and as we remember him, that this will not only encourage us but also cement the relationship between all of the people and nationalities of this country, so that we become and remain one.

“We thank the almighty God for his family and for all of us who he left behind and we pray that his great wishes for this nation and all that he sacrificed for will not be in vain.” he said

Among those present at the event are the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, Speaker of the House of the Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu.

Others are Deputy Governor of Anambra State, Nkem Okeke, representative of Former President, Shehu Shagari, Hon. Aminu Shagari, Senator Andy Uba who represents Ekwueme’s constituency in the Senate.

Also present were members of the Federal Executive Council including the Ministers of Agriculture, Audu Ogbeh, Federal Capital Territory, Mohammed Bello, Labour and Productivity, Chris Ngige.

Others Ministers are Education, Adamu Adamu, Budget and National Planning, Udoma Udo Udoma, and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha.

Also present were representatives of Chief of Defence Staff, Chief of Army Staff, Chief of Air Staff, Chief of Naval Staff, and Inspector General of Police, Corp Marshal Federal Road Safety Corps, Boboyi Oyeyemi, representatives of Civil Defence, Customs as well as other paramilitary services.

The ceremony, which began at 12:19, included inspection of the parade by Vice President, Osinbajo, movement of the corpse in by pall bearers (Ebony) at 12:26, handing and taking over of corpse by body of Commissioners of Police at 20:30, guard of honour on the corpse 20:31 (rendition of the National Anthem), Vice President Osinbajo and family representative, Pastor Goodheart Ekwueme, joining the parade train and escorting the corpse to Enugu bound plane at 12:39.

Tue, 30 Jan 2018
Olusegun Obasanjo, former president of the Federal Republic, has thundered yet again! But it is nothing but jadeddeja vu. Those swooning over Obasanjo's latest Coalition for Nigeria (CN), would do well to remember his Association for Democracy and Good Governance in Nigeria (ADGN). He ghosted that body amidst the uproar that greeted Ibrahim Babangida's annulmentRead MoreThe post Again, Baba Iyabo thunders appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 30 Jan 2018
There was pandemonium yesterday at Oke-Ado area of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, when two suspected factions of the Oodua People's Congress (OPC) engaged each other in a battle of supremacy. The police were said to have arrested 46 suspects in connection with the clash. The clash led to the looting of some shops andRead MoreThe post 46 held as OPC men clash in Ibadan appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 30 Jan 2018
An Ekiti State High Court yesterday discharged and acquitted all the seven persons accused of complicity in the murder of a former National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) Chairman, Omolafe Aderiye. The court verdict, which lasted over three years, sparked emotions and wild jubilation by families, associates and supporters of the defendants outside theRead MoreThe post Ex-Ekiti NURTW chief: Court frees seven appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 30 Jan 2018
The Air Force yesterday said it has used a Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) to neutralise scores of the Boko Haram terrorists in Sambisa. It added that the air strikes also led to the destruction of the artillery guns and gun trucks belonging to the terrorists. The NAF Director of Public Relation and Information, Air ViceRead MoreThe post Air Force battles Boko Haram with remotely piloted aircraft appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 30 Jan 2018
To President Muhammadu Buhari, corruption is one of Africa's greatest evil. Speaking on the theme: 'Winning the fight against corruption: A sustainable path to Africa's transformation' at the 30th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union in Addiss Ababa, Ethiopia, Buhari identifies three weapons African leaders canRead MoreThe post How to win anti-graft battle, by Buhari appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 30 Jan 2018
The Archbishop and Supreme Head of Christ Church of Cherubim and Seraphim (TCCC&S), Rev. George Aderehinwo, has urged Nigerians to work hard this year to enable them reap bumper harvests from their endeavours. The cleric spoke at this year's edition of the church's annual seaside programme, with the theme: For the Lord God will helpRead MoreThe post Archbishop to Nigerians: work hard for better life appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 30 Jan 2018
Academic and other official activities were yesterday grounded at the Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO) by protesting members of the Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities (NASU). The aggrieved workers, under the auspices of the Joint Action Committee (JAC) comprising of Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU), the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) and theRead MoreThe post FUTO shutdown as non-academic staff begin strike appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 30 Jan 2018
Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Second Vice President Onyekachi Ubani and a human rights group, the Access to Justice (A2Justice), yesterday condemned the suspension of Chief Judge of Abia State by the House of Assembly, saying it was illegal. According to them, only the National Judicial Council (NJC) is constitutionally empowered to discipline or suspend aRead MoreThe post Abia CJs suspension illegal, say NBA chief, activists appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 30 Jan 2018
Prof Obiora Okafor is the new United Nations (UN) Independent Expert on Human Rights and International Solidarity. A former UN Human Rights Council Advisory Committee Chairperson, Okafor has held the Gani Fawehinmi Distinguished Chair in Human Rights Law at the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (NIALS), the York Research Chair in International and TransnationalRead MoreThe post 'Nigeria needs globally-compliant criminal laws, procedures' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 30 Jan 2018
The Lagos State Office of the Public Defender (OPD) has taken its gospel of free legal representation to Wesley School for Hearing Impaired. Robert Egbe chronicles highlights of the visit. Seyi Osokoya loves teaching at Wesley School for Hearing Impaired, Surulere, Lagos. Hearing impaired himself, he finds his pupils to be very intelligent and receptiveRead MoreThe post Defending the hearing impaired appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 30 Jan 2018
Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom has commissioned an arts gallery in the University of Uyo ( UNIUYO ) in honour of his mother in-law, Late Professor (Mrs.) Stella Idiong. Late Mrs. Idiong was the first female professor of Fine and Industrial Arts in the country, hence the building of the arts gallery by herRead MoreThe post Gov Emmanuel opens UNIUYO arts gallery in honour of mother in-law appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 30 Jan 2018
The Federal Government will declare a state of emergency in the education sector in April, Minister of Education Adamu Adamu said yesterday. 'By the end of April, we are proposing there will be a declaration of state of emergency in the education sector all over the country. 'We request all the state governors to doRead MoreThe post Education emergency from April, says minister appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 30 Jan 2018
A Lagos lawyer, Mr 'Kunle Uthman, in this piece on United States (US) President Donald Trump's description of Nigeria as a 'shithole', argues that Americans must find a way to moderate his 'tantrums'. In 2017, the world witnessed in stupefaction, the flip side of the American version of democracy and the weaknesses inherent therein. TheRead MoreThe post Why Trump is 2017 global villain, by lawyer appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 30 Jan 2018
The Business Schools being undertaken by the Aliko Dangote Foundation, according to the President of Dangote Group is part of the efforts to build entrepreneurship in the sub-consciousness of Nigerians through education at the highest level. In his avowed commitment to encouraging entrepreneurship in the country as a way out of the economic doldrums, Nigeria'sRead MoreThe post Dangote donates N1.2b structure for Business School in Bayero University appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 30 Jan 2018
The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has inaugurated a committee to oversee the implementation of the Administration of Criminal Justice Law in Bauchi State. The committee was inaugurated during a one-day Legislative Advocacy and sensitisation workshop on the domestication and implementation of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA) 2015 in the state. Members are MuhammadRead MoreThe post NBA inaugurates criminal justice administration committee appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 30 Jan 2018
The Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC) has pledged support for the Lekki Deep Seaport in Lagos. Its Acting Director-General, Chidi Izuwah, made the promise during a visit to the project site. He said on completion in 2020, the port would position Nigeria as a hub for port operations in the West African sub-region in 2020.Read MoreThe post ICRC pledges suport for Lekki Deep Water Port project appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 30 Jan 2018
IT may be difficult to realise the objectives of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA) 2015, if the law's inherrent challenges are not tackled, Justice M. A. Owoade of the Court of Appeal has said. In an address at the maiden Prof Adedokun Adebayo Adeyemi Foundation (PAAAF) Annual Lecture Series at the University ofRead MoreThe post The problem with ACJA, by Appeal Court Justice appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 30 Jan 2018
The decision of the House of Representatives to demutualise the Nigerian Stock Exchange was based on the need to make it more attractive to investors by opening up the capital market in line with global best practices, the Speaker, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, has said. Dogara, in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media &Read MoreThe post 'Why we passed Bill demutualising NSE' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 30 Jan 2018
The controversy surrounding the suspension of Nigeria from the Egmont Group and the outburst of Professor Itse Sagay on the attitude of the Nigerian Government towards the fight against corruption cast a shadow of doubt on the sincerity of the Buhari-led administration. In any case, there is so much distrust in Nigeria that people findRead MoreThe post Money laundering: Dilemma of a conflicted govt appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 30 Jan 2018
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) yesterday injected $210 million into various segments of the inter-bank foreign exchange market. The CBN had at the trading, offered $100 million as wholesale interventions and allocated $55 million to the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) forex window. Customers requiring forex for Business/Personal Travel Allowances, tuition and medical fees,Read MoreThe post CBN injects $210m into forex market appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 30 Jan 2018
Former chairman of the defunct Intercontinental Bank Plc, Dr Raymond Obieri, has filed a N500 million suit against Trustbond Mortgage Bank Plc. The suit is over alleged indebtedness arising from the winding up of the defunct Summit Capital and Asset Management Limited. In a writ filed through his lawyer, Dr Oladapo Olanipekun, the plaintiff isRead MoreThe post Alleged debt: Ex-bank chief sues mortgage bank for N500m appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 30 Jan 2018
Businesses risk missing major growth opportunities unless their chief executive officers (CEOs) take immediate steps to pivot their workers and equip them to work with intelligent technologies, Accenture has warned. A new Accenture Strategy report titled: Reworking the revolution: Are you ready to compete as intelligent technology meets human ingenuity to create the future workforce'Read MoreThe post Accenture to CEOs: deploy intelligent technologies or die appeared first on The Nation Nige 

Tue, 30 Jan 2018
Govt should fund Lagos-Ibadan road and 2nd Niger Bridge to accelerate devt Minister of Works, Power, and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has asked the Senate to provide full funding for rehabilitation of the Lagos-Ibadan highway, instead of urging the Federal Government to seek private funding that may not be readily available. Currently, work is suspendedRead MoreThe post Federal roads appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 30 Jan 2018
The Supreme Court has reserved judgment for April 20 in the case of 860 Nigerians employed by Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited. What will be their fate' ERIC IKHILAE reviews the case. About eight years after Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited lodged an appeal at the Supreme Court against the May 21, 2009 judgment of the CourtRead MoreThe post 18-year Mobil, employees' dispute nears resolution appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 30 Jan 2018
African leaders'nod for a single air transport market for the continent seems to be giving Nigerian carriers the goose bumps.They argue that the policy can push them out of business, KELVIN OSA OKUNBOR reports Eighteen years after its ground work, the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM), otherwise known as African Open Skies, has finallyRead MoreThe post Row over adoption of single African air transport market appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 30 Jan 2018
This looks like another job for the boys. Sell the refineries. Finish! Finding a solution to the obsolete public-owned refineries that have constituted a drain on the country's economy has become a Gordian knot. Regrettably, these refineries, instead of refining petroleum products for Nigerians, have become conduits for creaming into private pockets, the country's scarceRead MoreThe post Financiers for TAM' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 30 Jan 2018
The tenure of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) executive led by Abubakar Balarabe Mahmoud (SAN) will end in less than six months. New officers will be elected to run the association's affairs for the next two years. They will be inaugurated in August during the NBA Annual General Conference. It is the turn of theRead MoreThe post NBA election: Eastern Bar to endorse candidates Saturday appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 30 Jan 2018
When did the police start using cutlasses'' This question came from a puzzled citizen who experienced police brutality on January 19. The victim, Xsmart, described as 'a popular Raypower FM radio disc jockey,' said policemen attached to Meiran Police Station, Lagos, assaulted him with a cutlass. His account as reported: 'A man hit my car,Read MoreThe post Beyond imagination appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 30 Jan 2018
WITH fresh investments and improved standard of education in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector, Nigeria's economy can witness a major turnaround, Huawei Technologies has said. It stressed that more emphasis on education from the basic level and opportunities for entrepreneurial youths to embrace ICT will keep the country moving after emerging from itsRead MoreThe post Huawei seeks more funding for ICT sector's education appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 30 Jan 2018
ALagos High Court has discharged and acquitted a couple, Mr and Mrs Innocent Eloka of alleged N285million fraud. Justice Adeniyi Onigbanjo found the couple not guilty of the charge preferred against them by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) seven years ago. The couple, who were on trialon a three-count charge of conspiracy andRead MoreThe post Court frees couple of N285m fraud charge appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 30 Jan 2018
Medview Airlines said yesrterday that it would suspend its Dubai operations until March 24. Its Managing Director, Muneer Bankole disclosed this at a briefing in Lagos. Medview began Dubai operations last December 7. He said the airline was not suspending operations on account of indebtedness but took the decision to create time to fix itsRead MoreThe post Medview suspends Dubai operations appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 30 Jan 2018
The Oil and Gas Free Zones Authority (OGFZA) has opened discussions with the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) to forge closer ties on issues ranging from use of land in the ports where oil and gas free zones are located to strategic cooperation. The strategic engagement between the two agencies began at the weekend when theOGFZARead MoreThe post OGFZA, NPA partner on free zone operation appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 30 Jan 2018
An Access Bank Plc's customer, Tope Olaoluwa Johnson, has emerged one of the winners in the Western Union year-end promotional campaign. The customer won a Hyundai Accent car, in the final draw of a campaign that was initiated by Western Union, one of the global payment services providers in the country. Johnson, who is anRead MoreThe post Access Bank, Western Union reward customer with car appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 30 Jan 2018
With the arrivalof the Egina $3.3 billion Floating Production Storage Offloading (FPSO) vessel in Lagos, the Federal Government has broken the monopoly in that line of business, Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) Managing Director Ms. Hadiza Bala Usman has said. Only one firm handles oil and gas vessel cargo at Onne, Warri and Calabar terminals. TheRead MoreThe post NPA breaks monopoly in oil and gas cargo appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 30 Jan 2018
In the next four months, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State will be three years in office. In this piece, Asaba-based public affairs analyst, Ifeonu Okolo, says the administration has not delivered on its campaign promises, because its policies are impacting negatively on the welfare of workers. WHEN the administration of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa wasRead MoreThe post Whither Okowa's 'prosperity for Deltans'' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 30 Jan 2018
An Ekiti All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship aspirant, Professor Philip Adetiloye, has promised to provide jobs for youths, if elected at the poll. The Professor of Agriculture made the pledge in Igbara Odo when he led his campaign team on a visit to the APC Elders Forum to present his manifestos. Elders from all theRead MoreThe post Apc aspirant: I 'll provide jobs for Ekiti youths appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 30 Jan 2018
A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Akwa Ibom State, Chief Samingo Etukakpan, he said that Governor Udom is Emmanuel will not be re-elected next year. He said one of the ways of actualising the mission of sacking Emmanuel from power is to mobilise Akwa Ibom youths to install a governor of the people.Read MoreThe post Udom can't get second term, says APC chieftain appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 30 Jan 2018
The Acting Chairman of the newly registered Justice Must Prevail Party (JMPP), Dr. Olusegun Ijagbemi, has said that the party will fight impunity in the mismanagement of national wealth and assets. He said from 2019, any politician that steals government money would be punished. Speaking at the party headquarters in Abuja, he said that, afterRead MoreThe post JMPP: we will fight corruption appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 30 Jan 2018
No fewer than 12 chieftains of the All Progressives Congress (APC) are struggling to succeed Oyo State Governor Abiola Ajimobi as the state warms up for election. Correspondent BISI OLADELE examines their strengths, weaknesses and chances at the primary. Politics is in the air in Oyo State. Twelve party chieftains are eyeing Governor Abiola Ajimobi'sRead MoreThe post 12 for governor in Oyo APC appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 30 Jan 2018
as APC describes opposition Mush room party With one year to the 2019 general polls, stakeholders of the Sokoto state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP ) has raised alarm accusing the ruling All Progressives Congress ( APC ) in the state of hatching confusion to divide the party. It vowed to reclaimRead MoreThe post Sokoto PDP accuses APC of destabilising party appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 30 Jan 2018
Former Governor Attahiru Dalhatu Bafarawa has described as purely political the spade of alleged killings of farmers by herdsmen in parts of the country. He blamed the federal government for not heeding to advise 'that would give people the opportunity to evolve measures that would address the menace. 'In an interview with reporters in SokotoSundayevening,Read MoreThe post Herdsmen/farmers killings purely political Bafarawa appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

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