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Ex-Adamawa Commissioner Jailed For 10 Years

John Elias Babani, a former Commissioner of Local Government Affairs in Adamawa State was on yesterday handed a 10-year jail term by Justice Bilkisu Bello Aliyu of the Federal High Court, Yola, Adamawa state for defrauding Adamawa State government the sum of N51.5 million while in office. The former commissioner was arraigned by the Economic […]

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Dokpesi’s Family Speaks On Arms Deal Scandal

In a 10-point-statement released and signed by Raymond Dokpesi Jnr, the family described the allegation as falsehood, stating that Dr. Dokpesi’s DAAR INVESTMENT & HOLDINGS COMPANY LTD, initiated a proposal to the Presidency of Former President Goodluck Jonathan proposing a Multi Media Strategic Development Support Project to promote and project the achievements and highlight the […]

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Nigerian Troops Arrest Boko Haram Terrorists Chief Cameraman

The Nigerian Army today announced that they’ve caught the video cameraman of dreaded Boko Haram terrorist group in Borno state. A press release by Ag. Director of Army Public Relations, Col. sahara In yet another unprecedented achievement, vigilant troops of 28 Task Force Brigade today arrested another Boko Haram terrorist suspect, Abdullahi Abubakar Sadiq, believed […]

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EFCC Arraigns Ex-NIMASA DG On Fresh Theft

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Friday arraigned a former Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Patrick Akpobolokemi, on new charge of converting N2.6billion. He was also accused of defrauding the Federal Government to the tune of N795.2million. Akpobolokemi was arraigned before Justice Ibrahim Buba along with three others […]

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NEPC to Raise Non-oil Exports To N691bn

The Nigeria Export Promotion Council is planning to increase the country’s earnings from non-oil exports by 30 per cent over the next four years. Non-oil export earnings, according to figures obtained from the NEPC, stood at $2.7bn (N531bn) as of December 2014 and a 30 per cent increase will see the figure rise to $3.51bn […]

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Boko Haram Plans To Cause Outbreak – US

The United States of America has said intelligence available to it shows that extremist groups are planning to attack areas frequented by Westerners in Nigeria. In a message on the website of the Embassy of the United States of America in Nigeria, such areas were listed to include hotels, mosques, churches and other places of […]

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FIFA Ranking: Nigeria Drops

Three-time African champions Super Eagles have slid down the latest FIFA rankings by seven places following the latest table released on Thursday. And by the detail Nigeria remain outside the top 10 teams in Africa. FIFA’s latest table has Nigeria slipping to 66th in the world and they are now 14th in Africa. The 2013 […]

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INEC Office In Kogi Burnt Down

Barely few hours to the controversial supplementary governorship Election in Kogi State, the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was razed down by some thugs in Dekina, Dekina local government area of the state. Out of the 91 polling units, where the election was supposed to take place, 29 units are in Dekina. […]

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Naira down to N246 in Unofficial Market

The Nigeria naira, on Thursday, fell 1.22 per cent against the dollar on the unofficial market as 1,700 bureaux de change (BDC) operators failed to get dollar supply at the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) sale due to incomplete documentation. The naira was quoted at 246 against the dollar on the unofficial market, weaker than […]

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Nigeria’s economic growth rate dips by 182% – LCCI

Owing to uncertainties in the nation’s business climate, the economic growth rate in the last one year has further declined by 182 per cent, the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), has said. President of LCCI, Alhaji Remi Bello, stated this in Lagos on Thursday during the chamber’s Annual General Meeting, saying the last […]

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Insecurity: Lagos Orders Relocation Of FESTAC Markets

In its effort to curb the spate of robberies and other criminal activities in Festac area, the Lagos State Government on Thursday ordered the relocation of markets along the Lagos-Badagry Expressway axis of the state. It was gathered that the relocation order was informed by the security report that that area and the market is […]

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Dickson to Sylva: No reason for underdeveloping Bayelsa with N847b in 5 years

Bayelsa State Governor Seriake Dickson yesterday said the All Progressives Congress, (APC) governorship candidate, Chief Timipre Sylva had no reason to have under developed the state having received a total allocation of N847bn from the federation account in five years, (2007-2012), as against N599bn received by his administration in four years. Stating this during a […]

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