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Criminal charges against Saraki, Ekweremadu to be withdrawnl

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The federal government has filed a petition to withdraw the charge of criminal conspiracy against senate president bukola saraki and his deputy ike ekweremadu. an affidavit has been filed before the high court of federal capital territory by odubu loveme, the litigation officer from the federal ministry of justice on thursday read also: saraki’s trial: read the decision taken by court of appeal on october 6 an amended charge now include the names of salisu maikasuwa, the former clerk of the national assembly, and ben efeturi, a former deputy clerk. 



Both were arraigned alongside saraki and ekweremadu on june 10, 2016. the four pleaded not guilty on july 27, 2016. the amended charge reads in part: “salisu maikasuwa and benedict efeturi, on or about the 9th day of june 2015 at the national assembly complex, three arms zone, abuja within the jurisdiction of this honourable court agreed to do an illegal act, to wit to make the senate standing orders 2015 as amended without the authority of…

Oba of Lagos speaks about Buhari's government

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Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu I
Rilwan Akiolu, the Oba of Lagos, in the interview granted to Channels TV’s Modele Sharafa-Yusuf, has shared his views on the government of Muhammadu Buhari.


The Lagos monarch stated that President Buhari can’t shed off his military cloak while he advised Nigerians to be patient with him and be more understanding.


He said: “Look at the way Buhari is doing, he is a very focused man but his way as a military man, he is used to it. As time goes on, things will get better, we just have to be patient.

“If they give Buhari support and advice, things will change for better. He is a human being, he has his own faults.


“The things that bother me most in the country is unemployment and insecurity but with hard work, support from the government and prayers, we will overcome. I want everyone to be happy but we must be prepared to work.

“Few days ago, I heard the vice president say that they had saved money from not paying subsidy, they should make plans to use that m…