Abuja News

Drug peddlers, fraudsters to get presidential pardons – Punch Newspapers

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.

Punch , Nigeria Nov 20, 2018

EFCC arraigns Kano gov candidate for N475m fraud

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.

Punch , Nigeria Nov 20, 2018

N30,000 minimum wage: Buhari, governors keep mum after meeting – Punch Newspapers

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.

Punch , Nigeria Nov 20, 2018

N950m fraud: EFCC fails to move Shekarau’s trial

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.

Punch , Nigeria Nov 20, 2018

INEC ‘ll soon declare Adebutu PDP candidate –Ogun PDP faction

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.

Punch , Nigeria Nov 20, 2018

APC asks members to withdraw case or face sanction

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.

Punch , Nigeria Nov 20, 2018

Aggrieved ADC aspirant kicks as party chiefs hold rally for Lanlehin

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.

Punch , Nigeria Nov 20, 2018

Let the game begin

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.

Vanguard News , Nigeria Nov 20, 2018

2019: Ezekwesili asks Nigerians to reject mediocrity, low standards

Ezekwesili, who made the call in Abuja on Monday, lamented the social-economic and political challenges confronting Nigeria.

Punch , Nigeria Nov 20, 2018

Atiku kicks as service chiefs attend Buhari’s campaign launch – Punch Newspapers

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.

Punch , Nigeria Nov 20, 2018