Category: Politics

Pay Property Tax On Exotic Cars, Mansions, Before Masses Rise Up, Senator Smart Adeyemi Tells Wealthy Nigerians

Sahara Smart Adeyemi, senator representing Kogi West at the National Assembly, has asked affluent Nigerians to pay property tax to save the nation’s dwindling economy from total collapse.Adeyemi while speaking at the Senate on Thursday, said Nigeria’s squandered resources in the time of oil boom had come back to bite President Muhammadu Buhari as oil […]

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Nigerian Government Defends Akinwumi Adesina, Asks AfDB Board To Dismiss Calls For Fresh Probe

Sahara The Nigerian Government has dismissed allegations of corruption levelled against Akimwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank, calling on the financial institution to shun calls for a fresh probe on his tenure.  In a letter written by Zainab Ahmed, Nigeria’s Minister of Finance, to Chairman of the Board of Governors of the AfDB, […]

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Nigeria’s Northern Governors Have Turned Killings, Banditry Into Business –President, Arewa Youth Consultative Forum, Shettima

Sahara Yerima Shettima President of the Arewa Youth Consultative Forum, Yerima Shettima, has accused Northern governors of turning banditry and killings in the region into business by not doing what is necessary. Shettima, who spoke with SaharaReporters, also blamed President Muhammadu Buhari for not taking definitive steps to end banditry and insurgency in the region. […]

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Civil Rights Group Calls For Transparency In Selection Of Kogi Election Appeal Panel Members

Sahara A group, Nigeria Integrity Movement, has called for transparency in the constitution of membership of the Kogi State Governorship Election Petition Appeal Panel. The group in a letter to the Acting President of Court of Appeal, Hon. Justice Monica B. Dongban-Mensem, asked for transparency and sense of justice in constituting members of the panel […]

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Technical Problems Prevent President Buhari From Giving Speech At UN Event

Sahara Poor network connection on Thursday prevented Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, from addressing a United Nations virtual meeting. Themed on finance for development, the meeting was convened by at the instance of the UN Secretary General, António Guterres. Buhari’s connection from Abuja had hitches right from the start as he went on and off for seconds […]

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Federal Court Declares Deregistration Of Political Parties By INEC Valid

Sahara A Federal High Court in Abuja has affirmed the powers of the Independent National Electoral Commission to deregister political parties, which failed to comply with the provisions of the law particularly Section 225 A of the 1999 constitution as amended. Delivering the judgment on Thursday, Justice Taiwo Taiwo affirmed that the constitutional powers of […]

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Group Accuses Niger Delta Development Commission Of Adopting Various Tactics To Stop National Assembly Probe

Sahara Niger Delta Development Commision (NDDC) Building, Port Harcourt. The Niger Delta Rights Advocates has accused the Interim Management Committee of the Niger Delta Development Commission of adopting various strategies to stop the probe of its activities by the National Assembly. According to the NDRA, the shutting down of NDDC headquarters on Thursday following the […]

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Obasanjo Condemns Calls By United States Government For Fresh Probe Of AfDB President, Adesina, Says Africa Must Speak Against Alien Practices

Sahara Ex-Nigerian President, Olusegun Obasanjo, has urged the board of the African Development Bank to ignore calls for an independent investigation of its President, Akinwumi Adesina, by the United States Government. Obasanjo in a letter dated May 26 to Kaba Niale, Chairman of the AfDB board of governors, urged the organisation to follow laid down […]

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Kyari's Burial: Lawyer Asks Judge To Release Case File For Criminal Trial Of Presidency Officials

Sahara Human rights lawyer, Tope Akinyode, has requested the Chief Judge of the FCT High Court, Hon Justice Ishaq Usman Bello, to release the case file for the criminal trial of top presidency and government officials, who violated government order during the burial of Abba Kyari, late Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari. Kyari […]

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BREAKING: President Buhari Writes Reps, Seeks Fresh $5.513bn Foreign Loan For COVID-19, Other Projects

Sahara The House of Representatives has received another letter from President Muhammadu Buhari seeking approval of his decision to borrow another $5.513bn. The letter was read on the floor of the House by the Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, at the plenary on Thursday. Buhari said the funds were for 2020 budget deficit, financing of critical projects, […]

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