Monday, May 2, 2016

Sheriff Moves To Amend PDP Constitution

Following stiff opposition by the Board of Trustees of the Peoples Democratic Party to his desire to contest the chairmanship of the party at its national convention scheduled for May 21, the National Chairman of the party, Sen. Ali Modu Sheriff has begun moves to checkmate it.

Sheriff had proposed an amendment to the party’s constitution, whereby he added a clause that the body would need to consult him before it could call for any meeting.

Unlike before, the BoT, of which the national chairman is a member, does not need his permission to hold its meeting.

Anxiety Grips PDP Chieftains Over Buhari’s Extradition Plan

Prominent leaders and members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have been hit by anxiety following reports that some chieftains of the opposition party may be extradited home to come and face trial for alleged corruption.
President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to join about 59 other world leaders in London later this month to sign an agreement to check stealing of public funds by government officials.

Blaming Fulani Herdsmen For Benue, Enugu Killings Absurd!!! Sultan Of Sokoto

An organisation led by the Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar, has described as “absurd” and “unfortunate” the widespread insinuation that Fulani herdsmen are responsible for the attacks on villagers in Benue, Enugu, Nasarawa and other parts of the country.
The Jama’atu Nasril Islam, JNI, a coalition of several Islamic groups in Nigeria, stated this on Sunday. The Sultan is the head of the JNI.
In the statement, signed by Khalid Aliyu, the organisation’s secretary-general, the JNI said it was shocked by the attacks.

Moody’s Downgrades Nigeria's Issuer Ratings From Ba3 To B1

Moody’s Investors Service, better known as Moody’s, has finally downgraded Nigeria’s long-term issuer ratings from Ba3 to B1.

B1, B2 and B3 are judged to “have speculative elements and a significant credit risk”, while Ba1, Ba2 and Ba3 are seen as “speculative and a high credit risk”.

Moody’s has also assigned a stable outlook after concluding the review for downgrade initiated in March 2016.

FG To Stop Religious Prayers At Events For 2nd Stanza Nat' Anthem

Strong indications have emerged of the Federal
Government’s move to stop the saying of opening prayers at events across the nation and replace it with reciting the second stanza of the National Anthem.

The National Orientation Agency (NOA) led by
the newly appointed acting director general,
Ngozi Ekeoba announced the move on microblogging website, Twitter on Thursday,
March 24, 2016.

High-profile Fraud: EFCC Probes Four Judges Frustrating Probe

•Considers tribunal to try suspects

Four high court judges in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) are currently under the radar of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for allegedly frustrating the probe of high-profile corruption cases.

The judges are said to have developed a penchant for going soft with suspects who approach their courts to stop their trial for corruption by EFCC.

Oshiomhole Increases Minimum Wage To N25,000

Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State on Sunday announced a new minimum wage of N25,000 with effect from May 1, 2016 for workers.

Oshiomhole who was addressing a rally organised by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC), to mark this year’s Workers’ Day at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin, announced the increment from the present N18, 000 minimum.

Police Arrest NURTW Chairman That Has Bought Over 4,000 Stolen Phones From His Park

Kazeem Bamidele paraded along with the stolen phones

The Rapid Response Squad (RRS) has arrested a National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) boss who confessed to have purchased 4,256 stolen phones.

The suspect, Kazeem Bamidele, 42, who is the second vice chairman of the National Union of Road and Transport Workers’ (NURTW), Ajegunle Unit confessed to have bought over 4,256 mobile phones from robbers, pickpockets and one-chance gang operating in the state.