Ex- Minister, Borishade dead
Nigeria has lost a foremost politician and a four-time minister who passed on following a failed battle with an ailment.
is dead. He died in London on Wednesday after a brief illness.
He was initially rushed to Reddington Hospital in Lagos, last week from
where he was taken to London. The cause of death was lung and heart
Borishade was born in Usi- Ekiti on March 7, 1946 into the Ebi Ilotin family.
He served as a minister for four times, between 1999-2011.
In 2004, Borishade was appointed as Minister of State, Power and Steel.
Buhari now to rule Nigeria from home
It is now official and no longer a matter of conjectures. President
Muhammadu Buhari will henceforth rule Nigeria from the confines of his
bedroom in the Presidential Villa Abuja.
All files and documents relating to the governance of Nigeria are to be taken to the president’s home for approval.
These much was revealed on Wednesday by the Minister of Information
and Culture Alhaji Lai Mohammed at the end of the Federal Executive
Council meeting at the Presidential Villa Abuja.
President Buhari was absent at today’s meeting. This is the third time he would be absent at the meeting in a month
Court Orders Forfeiture Of Patience Jonathan’s $5.8m
Justice Mojisola Olatoregun of a Federal High Court, Lagos, on
Wednesday granted a fresh ex parte application ordering the forfeiture
of 5.8 million dollars belonging to a former First Lady, Mrs Patience
Police investigates officer who threatened to kill 200 people if Buhari dies
The Nigerian Police Force says it has commenced investigations into
the threat allegedly made by an officer Inusa Saidu Biu that he will
kill 200 people If President Buhari dies.
A statement signed by the Force Police Relations Officer, Jomoh
Moshood, reads, “RE – POLICEMAN THREATENS TO KILL 200 NIGERIANS IF
“The Nigeria Police Force has commenced investigation into the
unfortunate Personal comments made by the alleged Police officer named
Inusa Saidu Biu on his Facebook account.
“Police officers are not to make unauthorized public comments.”
INEC fixes May 20 for Reps bye-election in Katsina
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed May
20, for the conduct of bye-election into Mashi/Dutsi Federal
Constituency in Katsina State.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the election was sequel
to the death of the member representing the constituency, Alhaji Sani
Bello on Feb.15, 2017.
The INEC’s Administrative Officer, Mr Yunusa Kura made this known on Wednesday in Katsina during a stakeholders meeting.
Kura said that political parties were expected to conduct their primary elections between May 1st and 4th, 2017.
He said that public campaigns by political parties shall commence from May 5th and end on 19th May