Incase You Missed It: Top Stories In The NEWS Today!

In Case You Missed It: Omojuwa.Com brings you a recap of top stories in the NEWS today 23rd of March, 2017.


Why is senate leadership always associated with forgery, fraud? – Femi Falana

Human rights lawyer and senior advocate of Nigeria, Femi Falana, has wondered why the leadership of the Nigerian senate is always associated with claims of fraud and forgery.

Buhari nominates INEC RECs for Senate confirmation

President Muhammadu Buhari has forwarded the names of 28 nominees for confirmation as Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Football is not just about winning trophies – Wenger

Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, has said football is not just about winning trophies.

President Buhari cannot re-nominate Magu – VP, Nigeria Bar Association

The debate on the second rejection and re-nomination of the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu for confirmation by the National Assembly is not over yet.

Online Platform Apologises for Smearing False Story on NPA MD, Hadiza Bala Usman

An online platform The Breaking Post NG has tendered an apology to the Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority, Hadiza Bala Usman, over a false story it published yesterday.

Chinese government approves $5 Billion to support infrastructural projects in Nigeria

The Peoples Republic of China Ambassador to Nigeria, Zhou Pingjian said his home country had approved $5 billion to support infrastructure projects in Nigeria.

Ken Nnamani chides Fayose for ‘Senseless Criticisms’

The Senator Ken Nnamani-led Electoral Reform Committee’s maiden public hearing yesterday began in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.

New tricks used by drug trafficking cartels uncovered by NDLEA

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, says it has uncovered new tricks by drug trafficking cartels to circumvent security checks.

Nigeria Immigration Service unveils online Visa-on-Arrival platform

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has announced the introduction of a liberalised online Visa on Arrival (VOA) facility to the public, especially foreign investors willing to invest in Nigeria.

Nigerian teenager, Steven Udotong builds first Nuclear Fusor

Nigerian teenager, Steven Udotong, has invented a nuclear energy fusor, making him the first black student to attain such feat.

FG approves N82bn for road projects in 12 states

The federal executive council (FEC) has approved the construction of roads in 12 states at the cost of N82.5bn.

Why we rejected Ondo ambassadorial nominee, Jacob Daodu – Senate

The Senate has rejected the nomination of two non-career ambassadorial nominees presented for legislative approval by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Like Customs boss, SGF rejects invitation of senate

Babachir Lawal, secretary to the government of the federation, has turned down an invitation of the senate ad hoc committee on the humanitarian crisis in the north-east.

Senate on vengeance mission against Customs boss – Falana

Lagos lawyer Femi Falana (SAN) has accused the Senate of being on a vengeance mission against Comptroller General of Customs Hameed Ali.

British parliament reopens after attack, honours murdered policeman

The British parliament reopened on Thursday with lawmakers holding a moment of silence for victims of the London terrorist attack that killed three people.

No vacancy at PDP national secretariat – Makarfi

Ahmed Makarfi, the Chairman of the National Caretaker Committee of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has said that there is no vacancy at the party’s National Secretariat, Abuja.

Supreme Court to determine Makarfi’s application May 4

The Supreme Court has fixed May 4 for the continuation of hearing in appeals concerning the ongoing leadership crisis of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.


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