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MINISTERIAL CANDIDATES: New deals with, as Senate promises stiff screening

By Clifford Ndujihe, Dayo Johnson, Henry Umoru, Samuel Oyadongha, Demola Akinyemi, Dirisu Yakubu, Omeiza Ajayi, Chioma Onuegbu, Olayinka Ajayi & Perez Brisibe •Begins screening today, says no more bow and go for ex-lawmakers•Buhari rejects 18 ex-ministers, retains 14; 7 states have two slots each•Jubilation in Kwara, Akwa Ibom over Mohammed, Saraki, Akpabio ABUJA — THE…

How DCP, 7 others passed away as Shi’ites demonstration turns bloody...

•Journalist, three police officers in critical condition•Nobody can stop our protest in Lagos — IMN•Buhari summons IGP, orders him to protect Nigerians•Clash forces Lawan to postpone meeting with SSANU By Kingsley Omonobi, Henry Umoru, Johnbosco Agbakwuru, Monsuru Olowoopejo, Joseph Erunke, Omeiza Ajayi & Luminous Jannamike ABUJA — Clashes between the police and the Islamic Movement…

Corrupt Judiciary: Senior attorneys, civil society groups back brand-new CJN

By Innocent Anaba, Henry Ojelu & Onozure Dania LAGOS—Senior lawyers and civil society groups in the country, yesterday, concurred with the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad, SAN, that the nation’s judiciary was deeply enmeshed in corruption but threw him the challenge  of sanitising the system. The CJN had, while being confirmed as…

Insecurity aggravating under Buhari– Jonathan, Anyaoku

By Soni Daniel, Northern Region Editor & Dayo Johnson ABUJA—Former President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, and ex-Secretary General of the Commonwealth, Emeka Anyaoku, yesterday, expressed worries over the high level of insecurity in the country, following the activities of herdsmen, kidnappers, bandits and armed robbers, which have claimed many lives. Emeka Anyaoku,President Buhari and Jonathan While…

Stress constructs as ranchers inhabit farms in Imo town

•Verdict is victory for justice, democracy, rule of law — ORTOM•Suspended Ruga policy, an act of injustice — Cardinal Okogie•Tension builds as herdsmen occupy farms in Imo village•Our security strategy is working, says Air Chief after meeting with Buhari ABUJA — A  Federal High Court in Abuja, yesterday, dismissed a suit filed by Miyetti Allah…

Insecurity: Secure Nigeria now, Buhari orders security

•Kidnapping has reduced —Naval chief•IGP rolls out new counter-kidnapping strategies•As security experts call for sterner measures by govt By Emma Nnadozie, Crime Editor, Evelyn Usman, Johnbosco Agbakwuru, Joseph Erunke & Esther Onyegbula ABUJA —PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, met with security chiefs on the security situation in the country and ordered  them to redouble their efforts…

APC, PDP attack INEC over Bauchi, Adamawa gov surveys

•INEC supporting PDP in Bauchi gov poll – APC•APC’s allegation laughable – INEC•Explains why it didn’t allow Atiku inspect election materials•Buhari won’t influence, change results——Presidency By Johnbosco Agbakwuru, Omeiza Ajayi & Dirisu YakubuTHE ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, and the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, were at the jugular of the Independent National Electoral…

APC Primaries: Okorocha launches fresh ‘war’ versus Oshiomhole

•Says he’s father of ‘family dynasty or familiocracy’•Emulate Buhari, Oshiomhole tells losers•As Gov Amosun appeases aggrieved followers in Ogun By Emmanuel Aziken, Political Editor; Chinonso Alozie, Daud Olatunji & Alemma-Ozioruva Aliu ABUJA – National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, yesterday, challenged those who lost out in the recent party primaries to…

Banks, fuel supply maimed as Labour strike starts

By Victor Ahiuma-Young, Mike Eboh, Johnbosco Agbakwuru, Peter Egwuatu, Godwin Oritse, Yinka Kolawole, Nkiruka Nnorom, Rosemary Onuoha & Naomi Uzor 14-day ultimatum didn’t get to me, says Labour minister•Strike could trigger another recession, say experts, OPS•React to CBN’s alarm on economy LAGOS — Distribution of petroleum products, banking and other essential services will be grounded…

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