Saraki faces fresh charges at the CCT

The Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal,Justice Danladi Umar,has dismissed the application filed by ‎a counsel to the Senate President,Rapheal Oluyede,for lack of merit。 Oluyede’s application had seeked to disqualify him as chairman and from further presiding over the case。 In his ruling,Justice Umar held that that the Attorney General of the federation had no powers to investigate anyone,only the security and law enforcement agencies。 He added that the letter of reference by the defence,was an interim report and a further correpondence by the EFCC,shows that the chairman has been cleared because there was no sufficient evidence against him。 Justice Umar held that only the EFCC which investigated the chairman,can clear him,which they did...

Ali Modu-Sheriff to remain PDP Chairman

The embattled national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Senator Ali Modu-Sheriff appeared to have received favour from the disgruntled members of the party. This is because the party has retained its chairmanship position in the Northeast geopolitical zone for the next four years. With this arrangement, the incumbent National Chairman, Alhaji Ali Modu Sheriff, will be testing his popularity at the party’s national convention billed to hold in Port Harcourt on May 21. The decision was the outcome of the party’s zoning committee headed by Akwa Ibom State Governor Udom Emmanuel and was adopted at yesterday’s party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting. Other party offices were zoned to the various geopolitical zones as follows: Deputy chairman (Southsouth); National Secretary (Southwest); National Legal Adviser (Northwest); National Treasurer (Southsouth); and National Financial Secretary (Northcentral). Others are: National Woman Leader (Northwest); National Auditor (Southwest); National Publicity Secretary (Southwest); National Organising Secretary (Southeast); and National Youth Leader...

Tears, tributes at Ekiti doctors’ burial

Three of the Ekiti State doctors who lost their lives on their way to the last NMA Conference in Sokoto have been buried in Ado Ekiti. A commendation service was held earlier at the Ekiti State Secretariat of the NMA in the state capital in honour of the late doctors and their driver. Preacher at the commendation service reiterated the vanity of life according to the Bible. Several former colleagues of the deceased paid glowing tribute to the departed. After the service, two of the doctors-Olajide Olayiwola and Ogunseye Ola were buried at the premises of the state Secretariat of the NMA in Ado Ekiti after due consultation with their families. The General Surgeon among the deceased-Tunde Aladesanmi was buried at his residence also in the state capital. The remains of the remaining three doctors and their driver have been taken to their home towns for burial....

Senate condemns wave of Fulani herdsmen attacks

The Senate has  condemned in the strongest terms, the invasion of communities by Fulani militias in Enugu state and other parts of Nigeria. The federal lawmakers have now directed service chiefs and security personnel in affected communities to urgently implement President Muhammadu Buhari's marching orders to arrest or confront the attackers. The Senate's resolution followed a motion by Senator Chukwuka Utazi over Monday's killings in Nimbo community in Enugu state. The Senate also observed a minute's silence in memory of victims of alleged herdsmen attacks all over the country....

TVC bags award as Best TV Station on educative programmes

Television Continental has notched up another award. This time it has been named Best TV Station on educative programmes. Organisers of the award, Africa Brands Review, say the award  seeks to improve the knowledge of African parents, teachers and policy makers towards improving student’s performances. They acknowledged TV continental for its contribution towards the growth of the education sector in Nigeria thus the award. Loyola Jesuit college got the overall award for best school in Nigeria....

We die twice as celebrities – Nollywood actor Muyiwa Ademola

Following the alleged attempted suicide of Tunji Balogun, AKA TeeBillz, popular Yoruba actor, Muyiwa Ademola has given an insight into the lives of celebrities. Ademola in an emotional post shared via his Instagram account, said celebrities live in so much fear that their fame could crash suddenly and that fans tend to forget that celebrities are also human. Check out his post below: "Hnmmmm...

‘Snowden’ : U.S. whistleblower gets Hollywood treatment

The story of National Security Agency contractor-turned-whistle blower, Edward Snowden captivated the U.S. in 2013 and now Snowden is getting the Hollywood treatment, as the trailer for Oliver Stone's "Snowden" has been released. Snowden is played by actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and is seen going from military training to joining the CIA before uncovering the NSA's extent of spying on the American public and handing the information over to journalists. The film, which also stars Shailene Woodley and Nicolas Cage, is due in theaters on September 16. Snowden whose supporters say he boldly exposed government infringements of privacy, fled the United States in May 2013 and now lives in Russia where he was granted asylum. The U.S. government filed espionage charges against him for leaking intelligence information....

Shuga wins Gold Award at World Media Festival

Popular drama Shuga has just bagged its third Gold Award for Outstanding Drama at the World Media Festival. World Media Festival recognizes true excellence in modern media communication. The 2016 awards entries were critiqued for writing, sound, editing, creativity, visuals. Shuga automatically is a nominee for an intermedia-globe Grand Award from which the Special Jury for Excellence may select the winner of the intermedia-globe Grand Price in May....

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