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Justice Bulkachuwa withdraws from presiding over Presidential Election Tribunal

The President of the Court of Appeal and chairman, Presidential Election Petition Tribunal Hon. Justice Zainab Adamu Bulkachuwa has withdrawn from presiding over the panel. The PDP and its candidate in the last presidential election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, had in the last sitting asked Justice Bulkachuwa to withdraw from the five-member panel of the Presidential

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Zainab, Abubakar return from Saudi Arabia after four months in detention

Two Nigerians, Miss Zainab Aliyu and Ibrahim Abubakar, who were implicated for alleged drug trafficking but freed by Saudi Arabian authorities, returned home. The duo arrived at the Malam Aminu Kano International Airport aboard the same flight at 10 am, two weeks after regaining freedom after diplomatic intervention by the Federal Government. Miss Aliyu, a final-year

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Ganduje defies court order, says ‘New Emirs appointed before court order’

The Kano State Government said on Saturday it did not receive any court order restraining Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje from further action concerning the newly appointed First Class Emirs of Rano, Karaye, Gaya and Bichi Emirates. This is contained in a statement signed by Abba Anwar, the Chief Press Secretary to Ganduje and made available to

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12 Northern states yet to domesticate law to protect Nigerian children – UNICEF

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has said that at least 12 states in Nigeria are yet to domesticate the Child Rights Law despite its benefit for children in the country. The Child Protection Specialist, United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), Sharon Oladiji, said this in Lagos at a two-day media dialogue on the

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NLC, TUC laud Buhari for signing new Minimum Wage bill

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) has lauded President Muhammadu Buhari for signing the N30,000 minimum wage bill into law. Mr Peter Ozo-Eson, General Secretary, NLC and Mr Bobboi Kaigama, the President of TUC in separate interviews on Friday in Abuja, described the action as laudable. Ozo-Eson said that the NLC

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Onnoghen’s resignation: Buhari is vindicated- APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) said on Friday that the resignation of the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen has vindicated the action of the President and the stand of the party who earlier called for his resignation. Justice Onnoghen’s resignation is coming few hours after the National Judicial Council reportedly recommended to

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Senate will pass budget on April 16- Saraki

The Senate has promised to pass the 2019 budget on April 16. The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, made the announcement during  Tuesday’s plenary. He urged sub-committees of the Committee on Appropriations to submit their reports on  Friday. He also told the Committee on Appropriations to submit its report between April 9  and  11. Saraki subsequently adjourned plenary

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