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Hours ahead of the Ondo State governorship election, IGP Idris Ibrahim was in Akure today, where he read the riot act to the police, to ensure a non-partisan involvement in the election. He called on journalists to appeal to all politicians and stake holders to team up and make the election successful, to meet the aspirations of the people as well as pass all the credibility tests.
The Federal Government of Nigeria has filed a motion to withdraw the charge of criminal conspiracy against Senate President Bukola Saraki and his Deputy, Ike Ekweremadu.
An affidavit in support of the motion was filed before the High Court of Federal Capital Territory on Thursday by a litigation officer from the Federal Ministry of Justice, Odubu Loveme.
Messrs. Saraki and Ekweremadu, as well as a former Clerk of the National Assembly, Salisu Maikasuwa, and a former Deputy clerk, Ben Efeturi, were first arraigned before Justice Yusuf Halilu on June 10, 2016 via charge No. CR/219/16.
They all pleaded not guilty on July 27, 2016.
Professor of International Studies and author of a biography recently launched in Abuja, titled: “Muhammadu Buhari: The challenges of leadership in Nigeria,” Prof. John Paden, has said that Boko Haram insurgents had demanded €5bn (N1.7trillion) from the Federal Government as ransom for the release of the abducted Chibok school girls.
Paden disclosed that the President Buhari-led federal government rejected the demand
In the book, Paden said: “An additional issue was the status of the Chibok girls. Secret negotiations had been held regarding an exchange of Boko Haram prisoners for the girls.
The joint session of the National Assembly has summoned President Muhammadu Buhari to come explain steps his administration has taken to end the economic recession.
The resolution was reached today at the Senate when it concurred to an original resolution of the House of representatives inviting the president for the meeting.
The lawmakers answered in the affirmative when the question was put by the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki.
“Distinguished colleagues that the senate do concur with the House of Representatives resolution on an invitation of Mr. President Commander in Chief, President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR to address a joint session of the National Assembly to intimate it on plans to get the country out of the recession.
President Muhammadu Buhari is enmeshed in a fresh plagiarism scandal that shows him stealing the famous “I belong to everybody and I belong to nobody” quote from the late Charles de Gaulle of France.
The quote, which was smuggled into President Buhari’s May 29, 2015 inauguration speech, received a lot of commendation from Nigerians across political and religious divides. The quote immediately went viral and was listed by the BBC as the best quote out of Africa for the year 2015.