POLITICS

KOGI PDP PRIMARY: FIVE ASPIRANTS STEP DOWN FOR WADA

A few hours to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Governorship Primary Election in Kogi State, five  aspirants Tuesday morning stepped down from contesting the party candidacy in favour of immediate past state governor Capt. Idris Wada. Wada was defeated in the November 2015 governorship election by Prince Abubakar Audu of the All Progressive Congress (APC) …

FG SUMMONS SOUTH AFRICAN HIGH COMMISSIONER OVER XENOPHOBIC ATTACKS

The Federal Government has summoned the South African High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr Bobby Moroe, over xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa. Moroe and an official of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed the development to Daily Sun in Abuja. The meeting, Moroe and the official said, was billed to commence at 11 am. The summon …

TIV-JUKUN CRISIS: BNSG EVACUATES 812 STUDENTS FROM FEDERAL UNIVERSITY,

Eight hundred and twelve Benue indigent students studying in the Federal University, Wukari (FUW), Taraba State were on Wednesday evacuated by the Benue State Government following uprising in the institution in which two Tiv students and a Tiv non-academic staff were allegedly killed by Jukun militia who stormed the school. Benue State Commissioner for Education, …

GBAJABIAMILA ANNOUNCES HOUSE STANDING COMMITTEES

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, on Thursday announced the list of chairmen and deputy chairmen, as well as members of standing committees in the House. Those named as committee chairmen include Muktar Betara, Appropriations; Abdulrasak Namdas, Army; Benjamin Kalu, Media and Public Affairs and Babajimi Benson, Defense. Others were Umaru Bago, …

BUHARI SENDS MINISTERIAL LIST TO SENATE

President Muhammadu Buhari has forwarded 43 names to the Senate for confirmation as federal ministers. Of the 43 names, about 12 were were returned, while a fresh 31 names were forwarded. Godswill Akpabio, Timipre Sylva, George Akume, Chris Ngige, Ogbonnaya Onu, among others were appointed. Meanwhile, the screening of newly-nominated ministerial nominees commences Tuesday, the President …

ISRAEL DEMOLISHES BUILDINGS IN JERUSALEM, 800,000 TO LOSE HOMES

Israeli forces began demolishing buildings near a military barrier on the outskirts of Jerusalem on Monday, in the face of Palestinian protests and international criticism. Bulldozers accompanied by hundreds of Israeli soldiers and police moved in to Sur Baher, a Palestinian village on the edge of East Jerusalem in an area that Israel captured and …