Atku, PDP insist Buhari not qualified to contest presidential election

Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the February 23 presidential election, Atiku Abubakar, and his party has insisted that President Muhammadu Buhari was not qualified to have contested the poll and as such, should be disqualified by the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal.

Besides, the petitioners in their final address to the Tribunal insisted that they have proved all allegations contained in their petition against the conduct of the election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Ihedioha, Tambuwal, Ugwuanyi, others attend Mbaise New Yam festival (photo)

Imo State Governor, Emeka Ihedioha (2nd left) flanked by his counterparts, Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, (left), Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, former Imo State Governor, Achike Udenwa during the famous 2019 Iriji (New Yam) Mbaise festival held at the Mbaise Secondary School, Aboh Mbaise LGA, Imo State, Thursday.

Kanu gets political post, promises to boost grassroots sports

Nwankwo Kanu has pledged to keep supporting the growth of grassroots sports development in Nigeria.

The African football great was appointed as Senior Special Assistant on sports matters to Imo State Governor Chukwuemeka Ihedioha.

This role will see the two-time African Footballer of the Year advise Ihedioha on sports-related issues in his state of origin.

Buhari suspends Obono-Obla

President Muhammadu Buhari has suspended the Chairman of the Special Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property, Mr Okoi Obono-Obla.

This was confirmed via the official twitter handle of the Presidency.

According to the Presidency, the suspension is to be in effect until the conclusion of ongoing investigations by the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC).

Kwara governor assures on completion of abandoned project

• Says Govt House renovation not a priority

Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, has assured that his administration would complete abandoned or ongoing projects in the state.
He explained that ignoring them would amount to wasting yhe public funds already sunk into them.

Northern groups lament Tinubu’s role in Buhari govt

The Coalition of Northern Groups, CNG, has described Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu as a man of double standards with regard to his role in causing the present high political polarization in Nigeria and the deterioration of trust in the current administration.

Buhari drops Ita Enang as legislative aide

President Muhammadu Buhari has relieved Senator Ita Enang as his aide on National Assembly Matters (Senate).
The president appointed Enang, a former senator from Akwa Ibom State, as Senior Special Assistant during his first term.
Enang is among several other aides of the president who continued with their appointments in previous capacities without renewal, since Buhari began a second term.

Kogi governorship election: Nobody can stop us, says PDP

By Valentine Amanze

Breaking: Court grants Maurice Iwu N1b bail

The Federal High Court Ikoyi has granted bail to Professor Maurice Iwu to the tune of N1 billion.

Professor Iwu was being arraigned on four counts of concealment, fraud and money laundering to the tune of N1.2bn.

In the charge, the EFCC alleged that Professor Iwu aided the concealment of the above sum between December 2014 and March 2015.

The money is believed to be part of the N23.29b slush funds allegedly shared by former Petroleum Minister, Diezani Allison-Madueke, to influence the outcome of the 2015 presidential elections.

Sun: Obi congratulates Ukeh, Ihenacho, others

By Valentine Amanze