Ex Taraba Gov, Nyame Jailed For 14 Years

N1.64bn fraud: Ex-Taraba gov, Nyame, jailed for 14 year

Justice Adebukola Banjoko of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory in Gudu, Abuja, on Wednesday sentenced a former governor of Taraba State, Jolly Nyame, to 14 years’ imprisonment for his acts of criminal breach of trust and misappropriation of the sum of N1.64bn belonging to the state.

The judgment marked the end of about 11 years’ trial which would be the first full-blown criminal proceedings to be conducted in a Nigerian court and ended in a guilty verdict sending a former governor to jail for a period as long as 14 years for corruption.

Nyame, whose name goes with the appellation of a church title of “Reverend.” was convicted on a total of 27 out of the 41 counts preferred against him.

He was convicted and sentenced to various terms of imprisonment with the highest being 14 years for offences bordering on criminal breach of trust, criminal misappropriation, and taking valuable thing without consideration and receiving gratification as a public officer.

The judge sentenced him to the maximum punishment of 14 years for criminal breach of trust without an option of fine, two years for criminal misappropriation; seven years for receiving gratification and five years for “obtaining valuable thing without consideration.”

The sentences were the maximum provided by the law under which the convict was charged in May 2007.

There was no option of fine on any of the counts.

But the sentences, according to the judge, are to run concurrently.

The court also ordered that all the funds previously recovered by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission from aides to the ex-governor and other government officials involved in the scam be forfeited to the Taraba State Government.

Justice Banjoko read the main judgment for a period of about four hours spanning from 9.51am to about 2.05pm on Wednesday.

Her facial expression slid from mere smiles to even subdued laughter throughout the period she read the judgment.

She even sometimes took a break from reading the prepared judgment from her laptop to lay some comic emphasis on some points.

Perhaps infected by the calm atmosphere entrenched in the courtroom by the judge’s tone, Nyame maintained a relaxed countenance as he was seated in the dock with his head slightly thrown back resting against the wall throughout the five-hour proceedings.

Intermittently, his glances oscillated back and forth from the direction of the bench to that of the audience.

Light complexioned, tall and well-built; the convict was dressed in a dark brown kaftan with a cap to match.

He was asked by the judge to stand up when the sentences were being read.

His face did not give off any sign of anxiety throughout the proceedings even after the sentences were passed on him.

In her judgment, the judge faulted the convict’s attempt to distance himself from the company, Salman Global Ventures Limited, and its Managing Director, Ibrahim Abubakar, who on the instructions of the ex-governor, received a total sum N250m for stationery in January 2005, N25m for the same purpose in February 2005, and 20m for the same purpose in October 2005.

Zinedine Zidane Quits As Real Madrid Manager

Zinedine Zidane: Real reason manager quit Real Madrid

 

Chelsea’s offer to Zinedine Zidane was a key reason the Frenchman resigned as Real Madrid manager after two-and-a-half years at the club.

The Campaigner Online recalls that Zidane announced his decision to quit the Bernabeu club after meeting with Real president, Florentino Perez, on Thursday morning.

Spanish outlet, Don Balon is however reporting that a proposed Chelsea swap deal was why Zidane resigned as the Los Blancos coach.

According to the Spanish newspaper, Real were desperate to sign the Blues ace, Eden Hazard, however, the North London club insisted striker, Karim Benzema was included in the deal.

The report also claimed that Zidane wanted Real to go all out for Hazard but he didn’t want to lose Benzema in the process.

It added that Real president, Florentino Perez told Zidane he could have either Hazard or Benzema, which the Frenchman didn’t take well.

Speaking earlier about his decision to quit Real, Zidane said: “I spoke to him [Perez] to explain a little what I was thinking at the moment.

“First for me, the squad, the club I think it’s a bit of a weird moment but an important one that is good for everyone.

“What I think is that this team needs to continue winning but I think it needs a change, a different voice, another methodology and that’s why I took this decision.

“I love this club and the president who gave me the chance to play for this club and manage the club of my dreams.

“But everything changes and that’s why I’ve taken the decision to leave.

“After doing three years, it’s the right decision. I understand, and what I can do is thank the fans not only as a coach but as a player they have always supported me.

“I have a special love for this fan-base. I thank you all for your support and there are difficult times when there are whistles but that is part of this club.

“I think at times the players need it, when you have a difficult time you have to front up occasionally. When the fans spur us on, that’s important.”

Senate Berates President Buhari Over Uncomplimentary Remarks

Senate Berates Buhari over ‘Uncomplimentary’ Remarks

The Senate Thursday berated President Muhammadu Buhari over his recent comments that most National Assembly members are bench warmers.
President Buhari had last week at the Presidential Villa in Abuja while playing host to the management team of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) said most of the lawmakers had been in the parliament for 10 years without sponsoring a single Bill.
Reacting to the statement during plenary, Senator Dino Melaye described the president’s remarks as unwarranted and unparliamentary.

Melaye Berates Buhari over Uncomplimentary
Remarks
Melaye, who said he has a disk containing all what Buhari said on the occasion as reported by Channels TV, therefore called on the Senate to ask for an apology from President Buhari and stressed that a decisive action needed to be taken on the matter.
In his comment, Senate President Bukola Saraki while asking Melaye to lay the disk before the Senate, emphasised that President Buhari might have been quoted out of context “and as such we should not rush to any conclusion on the issue”.
Melaye, who was sitting at the rear of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) wing of the Senate Chambers, thereafter limped with his walking stick and moved to the front and laid the disk before the Senate.

Buhari Signs Not Too Young To Run Bill

BREAKING: Buhari signs Not-Too-Young-To-Run Bill

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the Not-Too-Young-To-Run Bill into law.

The president signed the bill this afternoon inside the Council Chambers of the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja.

Buhari had, in his Democracy Day broadcast on Tuesday, pledged to sign the bill.

The bill was passed by the National Assembly last year to alter Sections 65, 106, 131, 177 of the Constitution to reduce the age qualification for president from 40 to 30; governor from 35 to 30; senator from 35 to 30; House of Representatives membership from 30 to 25 and State House of Assembly membership from 30 to 25.

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Today In Senate Plenary

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PROCEEDINGS OF THE NIGERIAN SENATE OF WEDNESDAY, 30TH MAY, 2018.

Welcome to a new Legislative Day in the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria!

Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, led the Principal Officers into the chambers; took the official prayers; and began the day’s proceedings at 10:54am.

Senator Adeola Solomon moved for the approval of votes and proceedings of Thursday, 24th May, 2018. Senator Duro Faseyi seconded.

ANNOUNCEMENT
Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki announced members of the Nigerian Football Federation Bill, Federal Public Service Commission Bill, for Concurrence (HB. 107) and requested that they meet with their counterparts in the House of Representatives.

PETITION
Senator Osinakachukwu Ideozu raised a petition on behalf of elder statesmen of Rivers State on various threats from people against the 2019 elections.

Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki referred the petition to the Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions to report back in 2 weeks.

POINT OF ORDER
Senator Barnabas Gemade cited Order 43 and appreciated the Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki for the visit to IDP camp in Benue State. “60% of the people in the IDP camp are children and the visit is the best they have had so far on children’s day.”

“I was in an IDP camp in Benue State on Children’s day. We must continue to play our own role to give hope to a lot of those who have found themselves in this place by no fault of theirs.”- Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki.

“As we’ve said, we will visit Zamfara, Taraba and a few other states and see what effort we can do to maker sure that they all go back to their homes and while they are in these camps all their basic needs are provided for.”- Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki.

“I think in our oversight committees should play more oversight roles in ensuring the necessary materials are made available at some of these sites.”- Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki.

“I have made commitments and I hope in the next few days we’ll get some donations, tables, desks for the kids and also improve the conditions of where they are being taught and even some of the other places on the camp need significant improvement.”- Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki.

“There is a lot of work we are going to do on this issue of security. I am happy that we have spent a lot of time with it. Tomorrow, we have the NSA coming to brief us. We really need to address whatever we can do on our own part because more and more these camps are all over the country and as we said majority of them are children.”- Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki.

Senator Isah Misau citesd Order 43, said during Democracy day lecture at ICC, Mr. President, the Senate President and the Speaker of House, were all present when Professor Jega made a statement about the Committee Chairmen being notorious and corrupt before they pass the Budget, “this is unacceptable.”

“A lot of our members, our colleagues have also approached me on this same matter. I believe that the comments that they have all made are all in the same line.”- Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki.

“On the Point raised by Senator Misau, myself and Mr. Speaker were at the program and we were very embarrassed by such comments. We all know that all of us are committed to the fight against corruption.”- Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki.

“If he has any such evidence, he should bring it forward. To say what he has said is to suggest that every member of the National Assembly is part of this or even those that are not part of this are colluding in this action — which is far from the truth.”- Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki.

“I think Professor Jega, as somebody who is respected should come out and name these kind of members that he aware of. But if he cannot, he should not come and make such statements.”- Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki.

“Going forward, all Distinguished and respected Nigerians should know that if there are cases like this, they should name these people and see what the institution will do to rectify the problem.”- Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki.

Senator Dino Melaye cited Order 14, started by appreciating God Almighty, “I thank the irremovable President of the Senate and the Distinguished Senators, I thank the Speaker and all members of House of Representatives for the love and support throughout this trying period. I thank God for his intervention on two occasions were the Nigerian Police made attempt to kill me through chemical substance and Injection.”

“On behalf of all of us I welcome you. I think that as members of the National Assembly, whatever happens to one happens to all. We will continue to speak with one voice and be there for each other.”- Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki.

PRESENTATION OF BILLS- First Reading
Coastal and Inland Shipping (Cabotage) Act (Amendment) Bill, 2018 (HB. 529) by Senator Ahmad Lawan.

Coastal and Inland Shipping (Cabotage) Act (Amendment) Bill, 2018 (HB. 529) was read the First Time.

Extradition Act (Amendment) Bill, 2018 (HB. 1187) by Senator Ahmad Lawan.

Extradition Act (Amendment) Bill, 2018 (HB. 1187) was read the First Time.

Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation Act 2006 (Repeal and Re-enactment) Bill, 2018 (HB. 984) by Senator Ahmad Lawan.

Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation Act 2006 (Repeal and Re-enactment) Bill, 2018 (HB. 984) was read the First Time.

Police Act (Amendment) Bill, 2018 (SB. 683) by Senator Bala Na’allah.

Police Act (Amendment) Bill, 2018 (SB. 683) was read the First Time.

Federal College of Education Mutumu Biyu, Taraba State (Est, etc) Bill, 2018 (SB. 683) by Senator Yusuf Yusuf.

Federal College of Education Mutumu Biyu, Taraba State (Est, etc) Bill, 2018 (SB. 683) was read the First Time.

MOTIONS
The growing trend of sexual harassment in the higher institutions of learning: the case of Monica Osagie by Senator Biodun Olujimi.

“I rise to second the motion. This is the time for the Senate to rise up and support the recommendations raised by the sponsor of the motion and also, to invite those that have been affected as well. We should ensure this does not happen in our higher institutions.”- Senator Gbenga Ashafa.

Senate resolved to:
I. Mandate the Committees on Tertiary Institutions and Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters to carry out a full scale investigation of the case of Monica Osagie and the OAU lecturer in order to ensure that there is transparency and accountability, and that satisfactory justice is done to the victim involved and our laws are further strengthened for effectiveness; and

II. Urge the House of Representatives to move quickly to concur with the Senate Bill on Sexual Harassment in Tertiary Educational Institutions (Prohibition) Bill which has been transmitted to the House as this will provide succor and a window of solace for victims of these kind of atrocities across the country in our higher institutions of learning.

“As we all know we have passed this Bill as far back as 2016 so definitely we will act, through the Leader and Management to see that House of Representatives can quickly concur on this.”- Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki.

“More importantly while that is going on, the committee on Tertiary Institutions and Judiciary must make an example of this to ensure that we do a thorough investigation. Any member of the Obafemi Awolowo University that is involved must be thoroughly disciplined.”- Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki.

“We must really show that we do not stand for this and we are not going to tolerate it pending when the new Bill comes into place and also commend the bravery of Monica Osagie for her effort.”- Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki.

Illegal confinement of underage offenders and infants in the same prison with adult prisoners by Senator Victor Umeh.

Senate resolved to:
I. Urge the legal Aid Council to step up efforts to ensure that the underage children are not prosecuted without legal representation in Courts;

II. Call on the Federal Government to establish more juvenile remand/ correctional homes and crèches attached to all female prisons across the nation;

III. Urge various security agencies that are involved in the arrest and detention of the juvenile to ensure that they are not incarcerated beyond 48 hours and when conviction is secured, ensure they are separated from the adults inmates; and

IV. Mandate Committee on Interior to invite the Comptroller-General of prisons to brief it on the state of prison inmates in Nigeria; and to investigate the confinement of underage offenders and infants with adults in our prisons and report back within 4 weeks.

“Thank you Senator Victor Umeh for the well thought out motion. We must definitely make sure that our minors are not getting the same kind of treatment as the adults.”- Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki.

“We must ensure that we protect their rights and must look at corrective measures by the correction facilities that will help address some of the children that are being held.”- Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki.

PRESENTATION AND CONSIDERATION OF A REPORT
Conference Committee Report on the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Agency (Est, etc) Bill, 2018 (SB. 535) by Senator Chukwuka Utazi.

Senator Barnabas Gemade seconded that the Senate do receive and consider the Conference Committee Report on the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Agency (Est, etc) Bill, 2018 (SB. 535).

Senator Chukwuka Utazi presented the report.

Senate adopted the recommendation of the Conference Committee Report on the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Agency (Est, etc) Bill, 2018 (SB. 535).

CONSIDERATION OF BILLS- Second Reading
A Bill for an Act to provide for the licensing and regulation of private detectives and investigators and for other matters connected therewith, 2018 (SB. 436) by Senator Ike Ekweremadu.

Senator Ben Murray Bruce seconded that the Bill be read the second time.

A Bill for an Act to provide for the licensing and regulation of private detectives and investigators and for other matters connected therewith, 2018 (SB. 436) was read the Second Time.

Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki referred the Bill to the Committee on Security and Intelligence to report back in 4 weeks.

A Bill for an Act to amend the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board Act CAP J1 LFN 2004 and for other matters connected therewith, 2018 (SB. 625) by Senator Barau Jibrin.

“I rise to support the Bill. i believe that this will be a new process that will guide the institution and streamline the registrars.”- Senator Biodun Olujimi

A Bill for an Act to amend the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board Act CAP J1 LFN 2004 and for other matters connected therewith, 2018 (SB. 625) was read the Second Time.

Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki referred the Bill to the Committee on Tertiary Education to report back in 4 weeks.

A Bill for an Act to amend Education (National Minimum Standards and establishment of institutions) Act CAP E3 LFN 2004 and for other matters connected therewith, 2018 (SB. 559) by Senator Barau Jibrin.

A Bill for an Act to amend Education (National Minimum Standards and establishment of institutions) Act CAP E3 LFN 2004 and for other matters connected therewith, 2018 (SB. 559) was read the Second Time.

Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki referred the Bill to the Committee on Tertiary Education to report back in 4 weeks.

A Bill for an Act to repeal and re-enact the NDIC Act CAP N102 LFN 2004 and for related matters, 2018 (SB. 626) by Senator Sam Anyanwu.

“I urge my colleagues to kindly support the Bill becasue the recommendations are going to be helpful for the institution.”- Senator Baba Kaka Bashir.

A Bill for an Act to repeal and re-enact the NDIC Act CAP N102 LFN 2004 and for related matters, 2018 (SB. 626) was read the Second Time.

Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki referred the Bill to the Committee on Banking, Insurance and other Financial Institutions to report back in 4 weeks.

A Bill for an Act to establish the Federal College of Forestry Toungo and for other related matters, 2018 (SB. 320) by Senator Ahmadu Abubakar.

“I rise to second and support the bill, it has cited so many reasons why the institution should be established. However, due to deforestation across the country, i believe this bill will serve it’s purpose.”- Senator Aliyu Sabi.

A Bill for an Act to establish the Federal College of Forestry Toungo and for other related matters, 2018 (SB. 320) was read the Second Time.

Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki referred the Bill to the Committees on (Tertiary Institutions and TETFUND) and (Agriculture and Rural Development) to report back in 4 weeks.

A Bill for an Act to amend the Federal High Court Act CAP F12 LFN 2004 and for other matters connected therewith, 2018 (SB. 648) by Senator Chukwuka Utazi.

“This is a very straight forward amendment. This will address the issues of manipulation in our Judiciary system. I support that this bill be read the second time.”- Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu

A Bill for an Act to amend the Federal High Court Act CAP F12 LFN 2004 and for other matters connected therewith, 2018 (SB. 648) was read the Second Time.

Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki referred the Bill to the Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters to report back in 4 weeks.

A Bill for an Act to provide for the establishment of the Federal Polytechnic, Ikom, Cross River State to provide full time courses in technology, applied science management and other fields of studies and to make provisions for the general administration of the polytechnic and for other matters connected therewith, 2018 (SB. 672) by Senator John Enoh.

“I rise to second that this Bill be read the second time.”- Senator Gbenga Ashafa.

A Bill for an Act to provide for the establishment of the Federal Polytechnic, Ikom, Cross River State to provide full time courses in technology, applied science management and other fields of studies and to make provisions for the general administration of the polytechnic and for other matters connected therewith, 2018 (SB. 672) was read the Second Time.

Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki referred the Bill to the Committee on Tertiary Institutions and TETFUND to report back in 4 weeks.

A Bill for an Act to provide for the establishment of the Federal University of Education Aguleri, Anambra State and for other matters connected therewith, 2018 (SB. 653) by Senator Victor Umeh.

“I support and second the Bill.”- Senator Chukwuka Utazi

A Bill for an Act to provide for the establishment of the Federal University of Education Aguleri, Anambra State and for other matters connected therewith, 2018 (SB. 653) was read the Second Time.

Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki referred the Bill to the Committee on Tertiary Institutions and TETFUND to report back in 4 weeks.

A Bill for an Act to provide for the establishment of the Federal College of Education Illo, Kebbi State and for other related matters, 2018 (SB. 620) by Senator Yahaya Abdullahi.

“I rise to appeal to my colleagues in the Senate to approve the second reading of this bill for the establishment of Federal College of Education Illo, kebbi state.”- Senator Aliyu Sabi

A Bill for an Act to provide for the establishment of the Federal College of Education Illo, Kebbi State and for other related matters, 2018 (SB. 620) was read the Second Time.

Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki referred the Bill to the Committee on Tertiary Institutions and TETFUND to report back in 4 weeks.

A Bill for an Act to provide for the establishment of the Federal College of Education (Technical) Aghoro, Bayelsa State and for other matters connected therewith, 2018 (SB. 615) by Senator Foster Ogola.

“I rise to support the reading of this Bill for the second time.”- Senator Emmanuel Paulker.

A Bill for an Act to provide for the establishment of the Federal College of Education (Technical) Aghoro, Bayelsa State and for other matters connected therewith, 2018 (SB. 615) was read the Second Time.

Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki referred the Bill to the Committee on Tertiary Institutions and TETFUND to report back in 4 weeks.

A Bill for an Act to establish the Nigerian Council for Psychologists and for other related matters, 2018 (SB. 624) by Senator Ben Murray-Bruce.

“I rise to second the Bill as this will create jobs across the country.”- Senator Ibrahim Gobir.

A Bill for an Act to establish the Nigerian Council for Psychologists and for other related matters, 2018 (SB. 624) was read the Second Time.

Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki referred the Bill to the Committee on Establishment and Public Service Matters to report back in 4 weeks.

A Bill for an Act to repeal the explosive Act CAP E18 LFN 2004 and re-enact explosive Bill, 2018 to make provision to regulate the manufacture, possession, use, sale, transportation, export and import explosives and other matters, 2018 (SB. 250) by Senator Danjuma Laah.

“I rise to support the Bill to be read the second time.”- Senator Chukwuka Utazi.

A Bill for an Act to repeal the explosive Act CAP E18 LFN 2004 and re-enact explosive Bill, 2018 to make provision to regulate the manufacture, possession, use, sale, transportation, export and import explosives and other matters, 2018 (SB. 250) was read the Second Time.

Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki referred the Bill to the Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters to report back in 4 weeks.

ADJOURNMENT
Senate Leader moved that all other items on the order paper be stood down to another legislative day. Minority Leader seconded.

Plenary is adjourned to Thursday, 31st May, 2018

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Sign Not Too Young To Run Bill, Quit In 2019. Arewa Youths Tells President Buhari

SIGN ‘NOT TOO YOUNG TO RUN’ BILL, QUIT IN 2019, AREWA YOUTHS TELL BUHARI
The Arewa Youth Consultative Forum has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to sign the ‘Not too Young to Run’ bill and give the younger generation the opportunity to govern the country in 2019.
The National President of the ACF, Alhaji Yerima Shettima, stated this in an interview with The PUNCH on Tuesday, when he was reacting to the Democracy Day broadcast of the President.
Buhari, had in the broadcast, said in the next few days, he would soon sign the ‘Not-too-Young to Run’ bill.
The bill, which is part of the process to amend the 1999 Constitution, seeks to reduce the minimum age requirement for elective positions in the country.
Shettima said that there was nothing encouraging in Buhari promising that he would sign the bill soon.
The AYCF is among the over 30 northern youth groups that formed the Northern Coalition Groups that asked the President and a former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar, who are above 70 years, to shelve their ambition to contest the 2019 presidential election.
The groups had said the two should leave the stage for the younger generation to govern the country in 2019 and beyond.
The AYCF president, who said that his group and others still stood by their statement, stated that the President’s pronouncement made no difference.
He maintained that whether Buhari quit the stage for younger generation to contest in the 2019 presidency or not, the President would hear from Nigerians during the 2019 elections.
He said it was one thing for the President to tell Nigerians that he would sign the bill and it was another thing for him to match his words with action.
Shettima said, “There is nothing extraordinary about what he (President Buhari) said. I am not keen about it. Nigerians will decide when the time comes. There is nothing interesting about it.
“There is nothing different from what we said. The younger generation must be given the opportunity to govern this country. That’s all. It is one thing to say, it is another thing for him to implement. It has always been so. So, I have not seen anything new.”

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Eschew hate speeches, Ahmed cautions politicians

Adebowale emerges new Deputy Vice Chancellor of UI

Lets nurture our democracy Gov. Ahmed

Democracy Day: Please Have Faith in Us Niger
Speaker to Nigerians

JAMB announces closure of Direct Entry application

Democracy Day: Use your PVCs to elect quality
leadership in 2019 elections, Osun Speaker

Buhari’s 3-year rule characterized by massive killings, disobedience of court orders ‘BIM/MASSOB

PDP condemns APC over comments on Jonathan’s endorsement of Fayose’s flyover

Democracy day: Dankwambo calls for peaceful
coexistence

Bauchi federal high court sets aside expulsion of ATBU student

Nigeria’s democracy is evolving in spite challenges ‘Kwara Speaker

Let’s nurture our democracy ‘Gov Ahmed

It’s unfair to expect much from Buhari in four years ‘Gujubau

Democracy Day: Invest more in education, rights group tells Buhari

Better exploration of tourism sector will boost Lagos economy ‘Obasa

Relative peace in N/Delta not your making, PDP tells Buhari

Buhari celebrating his last Democracy Day as
president ‘Secondus

HWPL, Romanian city sign MoU for Peace Culture City Project

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