Nigeria

BBOG: “Be appreciative” Buhari to BBOG campaigners

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday told BringBackOurGirls campaigners and parents of the over 200 girls abducted from their school in Chibok in 2014 that he expected them to be appreciative of the efforts his government had been making to rescue the girls. He said he wakes up thinking about the girls who are in captivity, […]

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EFCC

Anenih collected another N21.8m from Metuh – EFCC

CHIEF Tony Anenih, the former Chairman of the Board of Trustee of the Peoples Democratic Party, has again surfaced in a fresh set of charges bordering on the diversion of funds meant for procurement of arms as having collected N21.8m from the National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Chief Olisa Metuh. The N21.8m is different from […]

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Police considering psychiatric tests for officers, recruits

INSPECTOR-General of Police (IG) Solomon Arase has said the Police is considering conducting psychiatric test on recruits and officers. Arase spoke at the Nigeria Police Force Health Policy Revalidation meeting in Abuja yesterday. He said the initiative became necessary following incidents of indiscriminate use of firearms by personnel of the force. The IG said inadequate […]

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CAN, Bible Society commend Buhari’s anti-corrupton war

CHRISTIAN Association of Nigeria (CAN) and Bible Society of Nigeria (BSN) in Kaduna have thrown their weight behind President Muhammadu Buhari on his anti-corruption war, saying Buhari is the messiah that Nigeria needs to succeed as a nation. The two Christian umbrella bodies stated this at the closing of their annual one week of prayers […]

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Lagos plans night operation for BRT

THE Lagos State Government has intensified efforts on the Light Up Lagos Project, an initiative aimed at lighting up every nook and cranny of the State. The Governor in a post on his website, said most major highways and streets have been lightened up, while massive repair of street lights are being carried out in […]

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‘Missing’ budget: Panel arraigns five Senate members

NIGERIA Senate Joint Committee investigated the alleged disappearance of the 2016 budget document from the upper chamber on Wednesday quizzed five members of staff of the National Assembly. According to Punchng, The Chairman of the Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions, Senator Samuel Anyanwu, and another member of the committee, Senator Peter Nwaoboshi, […]

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N13bn fraud: Tompolo refuse court’s invitation

Ex-Niger Delta militant, Government Ekpemupolo, a.k.a. Tompolo, has shunned the order of a Federal High Court in Lagos to unconditionally appear today to answer a 40-count of alleged N13bn fraud levelled against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. The order, which was granted in Charge No: FHC/L/553c/2015, was sequel to a motion ex-parte […]

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Senate to stop FEC from awarding contracts

THE Senate, yesterday, commenced a process aimed at stopping the President and the Federal Executive Council, FEC, from awarding contracts of any kind in the country. The legislature said there was no basis for the FEC to award contracts, insisting that the status quo must be changed. To this end, it passed a resolution, urging […]

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Oshodi market demolition not aimed at Igbos – Igbokwe

MR. Joe Igbokwe, the Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, has warned Igbo groups against misconstruing the demolition of the Owonifari Market in Oshodi by the Lagos State Government. Some Igbo groups, including the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, had accused the Governor Akinwunmi Ambode-led government of punishing the Igbo by demolishing the market which was occupied […]

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EFCC

N13bn fraud: EFCC to arraign Tompolo, Akpolokemi Thursday

A Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered an ex-Niger Delta militant leader, Government Ekpemupolo, popularly known as Tompolo, to unconditionally appear before it on Thursday to answer 40 counts of alleged N13bn fraud levelled against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. Tompolo had been charged on Tuesday with an amended 40 counts […]

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N1.4tn fine: Court bars MTN from moving funds abroad

The Federal High Court in Lagos on Tuesday barred MTN Nigeria Communications Limited from moving any funds from all banks in Nigeria abroad pending hearing of its suit challenging the N1.4trillion fine imposed on it by the Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC). Justice Mohammed Idris ordered parties to maintain status quo. “An order is hereby made […]

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2016 Budget, not missing

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi, has said that the 2016 budget proposal was not missing. He said no statement made by any Senator during Wednesday’s plenary could be interpreted as an admission that the 2016 budget is missing. Abdullahi made the clarification in a statement made available […]

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