Nigerian Senators Negotiate Bribe To Endorse Report On Missing Petro-Billions

A credible source at the Nigerian Senate has told SaharaReporters that members of the Senate Committee on Finance led by Senator Ahmed Makarfi have been offered unspecified amounts of bribe by agents of Nigeria’s Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, and officials of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), to endorse the committee’s interim report…

IGP reverses ban on peaceful rallies in Abuja

The Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Mohammed Abubakar, yesterday endorsed peaceful assemblies and protests anywhere in Nigeria. The IGP, however, noted that against the backdrop of current security challenges in the country, “coupled with a recent intelligence report of a likely infiltration and hijack of otherwise innocuous and peaceful protests by some criminal elements having links…

Gov Kwankwaso may clinch APC presidential ticket

There are indications that Kano State governor, Rabi’u Kwankwaso, could emerge as the presidential candidate of the opposition All Progressives Congress, APC, in the 2015 general elections. This follows the decision of the party to dump former Head of State, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari and former governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu from the race…