Olufemi Atoyebi, Abuja The Federal Government on Monday said presidential pardons would be granted to drug peddlers, persons convicted of obtaining money under false pretences and certain categories of prisoners who have shown remorse while in confinement to decongest prisons in the country.
Eniola Akinkuotu, Abuja The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Monday arraigned Abdulsalam Abdulkareem, the Kano State governorship candidate of the Green Party of Nigeria, and one Ebere Nzekwe, before Justice Lewis Allagoa of the Federal High Court, Kano.
Ozo-Eson, who spoke with one of our correspondents in Abuja, said labour’s response to the statement credited to the chairman of the NGF, Abdulaziz Yari, summed up the reaction of the union to further development over the minimum wage.
Ted Odogwu, Kamo The Federal High Court in Kano on Monday turned down a request to move the alleged N950m fraud case of a former governor of the state, Ibrahim Shekarau, from Kano State to Abuja for security reasons.
Sunday Aborisade, Abuja A faction of the Peoples Democratic Party which conducted the primary election that produced Mr Oladipupo Adebutu as the party’s governorship candidate for the 2019 polls, has said Senator Buruji Kashamu will not fly the party’s flag in Ogun State next year.
Kamarudeen Ogundele, Abuja The National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress has warned its members to withdraw court cases filed against the party or face sanctions.
But Lanlehin, who arrived from Abuja after spending days in the Federal Capital Territory to perfect his nomination as the candidate of the party, was welcomed by a crowd of party faithful.
While President Muhammadu Buhari’s APC unfolded its “Next Level” agenda at the State House in Abuja last Sunday, the candidate of the PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, uploaded his policy document to “Get Nigeria working again” in the internet preparatory for the formal launch on Monday.
Ezekwesili, who made the call in Abuja on Monday, lamented the social-economic and political challenges confronting Nigeria.
Eniola Akinkuotu, Abuja Pictures of service chiefs at President Muhammadu Buhari’s campaign rally tagged ‘Next Level’ have become a source of worry for the Atiku Abubakar Campaign Organisation, a spokesman for the organisation has said.