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Why I ignored Senate invitation – IGP Idris

The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, on Wednesday described Nigerian senators as people who are trying to blackmail him into perverting the course of justice. Mr Idris, who refused to honour two previous summons by the Senate, said he failed to appear for a third time Wednesday because he found …

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PDP reacts to Police chief snubbing of Senate

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) condemns in its entirety the repeated snubbing of the Senate by the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr. Ibrahim Idris, who, had for the third time, shunned the Senate invitation over the worsening security situation in our nation. PDP notes that this deliberate assault on …

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Nigeria’s Senate declares Police chief ‘enemy of democracy’

The Nigerian Senate has declared Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, an ‘enemy of democracy,’ who is not fit to hold public office in Nigeria and abroad. The decision of the Senate was announced by the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, after a closed-door session on Wednesday. The Senate had entered the …

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Saraki describes EFCC’s new Head Office as fantastic

The Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki, on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 commended the quality of infrastructure put in place at the new head office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, describing the edifice as the best one can get anywhere. “I don’t think any project has been funded …

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Sen. Olujimi Steps Down For Adeyeye In Ekiti PDP Primaries

The lawmaker representing Ekiti South in the National Assembly, Senator Abiodun Olujimi, has stepped down for the immediate past National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dayo Adeyeye, in the ongoing primary election of the party in Ekiti State. Following Senator Olujimi’s withdrawal from the race on Tuesday, …

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Buhari, Saraki, Dogara meet over Melaye, IGP, others

President Muhammadu Buhari Monday met with Senate President Bukola Saraki and House of Representatives Speaker Yakubu Dogara at the State House  in Abuja. At the meeting held behind closed-doors, issues discussed included this year’s budget currently before the National Assembly, invasion of the Senate chamber by some thugs recently, the …

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INEC: N100m spent on Sen. Melaye’s failed recall

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, says only N100m was spent on the failed attempt to recall Kogi-West lawmaker, Senator Dino Melaye. While responding to a question at a press conference in Abuja on Friday, Prof. Yakubu said the figure was nowhere near the N1bn …

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Falana slams Police over arraignment of Dino Melaye

Human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), has lambasted the Nigeria Police for arraigning Kogi-West lawmaker, Senator Dino Melaye in court on a stretcher. Falana said in a statement on Thursday that the degrading and humiliating treatment meted out to Melaye was a violation of his fundamental human right. The …

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