President Goodluck Jonathan, on Monday, in Abuja, began a subtle move
to douse tension generated among members of the Peoples Democratic Party
over the outcome of last Saturday’s national convention in Abuja.
former President assembled a team of his loyalists, who it was
gathered, would visit aggrieved aspirants with a view to appealling to
them to forget about their grievances and work with the Uche
Secondus-led members of the National Working Committee.
the party has a standing committee on reconciliation, headed by the
Governor of Bayelsa State, Seriake Dickson, it was gathered that the
former President decided to assemble his team as the Leader of the
Among those in Jonathan’s team are his former Minister of
Special Duties, Tanimu Turaki (SAN); a former Minister of State for
Finance, Amb. Bashir Yuguda; a former Minister of Finance, Nanadi Usman;
and his (Jonathan’s) bosom friend, King Turner.
The Supreme Court Monday ruled that US President Trump's immigration
travel ban against six countries,Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia and
Chad, can take full effect while legal challenges against the latest
version are been contested in court.
The high court's similar orders in two
challenges to the ban mean that most travelers from these six countries
cannot enter the United States while the cases are ongoing..
Lower courts had exempted more travelers who they said
had "bona fide" connections to the United States, such as the
grandparents and in-laws of citizens. Those exemptions mirrored ones
designed by the Supreme Court in June, when the justices allowed only
part of an earlier, temporary travel ban. The new ban, issued in
September, is of indefinite length.
Vehicular queues have returned to most of the Fuel stations in Lagos and other parts of Nigeria amidst rumors that the NNPC is set to increase pump price of Fuel and other petroleum products.
NNPC has however denied claims of increasing pump price of petroleum products. In a statement released last night, NNPC says the pump price of petrol will still remain N145 per litre and that they have enough stock that will go round during this festive period.
As early as 4am this morning, vehicular queues were noticed in many fuel stations in Lagos./ Some of the filling stations were selling while some others weren't, insisting they do not have any fuel left in their reservoir.
Deji Adeyanju who is a staunch member of PDP took to his twitter handle to react to the news of Rivers
state governor, Nyesom Wike, presenting brand new SUVs to 16 members of
the Nigerian Senate and House of Representatives that are from the
state. Wike while presenting the cars, said the vehicles are to help the
lawmakers carry out their duties effectively.
Deji wondered how the state governor could dole out money to buy these luxury cars when last month he told students from the state that are currently on scholarship in the UK to return home as the state government cannot continue to fund their scholarship programme because of low cash flow.
Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has sworn in 28 new commissioners and 27
Transition Committee Chairmen for the 27 local government councils in
He charged them to prove their worth in the service of
the state and her people. One of the commissioners sworn in by the
governor is his biological sister, Mrs. Ogechi Ololo (nee Okorocha). She
is now the state’s Commissioner for Happiness and Couples’ Fulfillment.