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$2.1bn Arms Deal: Buratai wasn’t involved in arms procurement deal – Army

The Nigerian Army has absolved the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, from the $2.1 billion arms procurement scandal, saying he had never been involved in any questionable act throughout his military career. A statement signed by the Acting Director, Army Public Relations (DAPR), Col. Sani Usman, said the clarification followed a […]

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Buhari explains why conflicts pervade Nigeria

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari yesterday identified poverty, injustice and the lack of job opportunities as factors responsible for inter-communal and intra-communal conflicts in the country. The President stated this while receiving a delegation from the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue, an organization active in the promotion of peace in Nigeria at the presidential villa, Abuja. Speaking, President Buhari […]

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EFCC to interrogates Badeh, others in the military

THE Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has raised a team to interrogate a former Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh, and 17 others, including 11 senior military officers. The officers, who have been mentioned in connection with the alleged $2.1 billion arms deals, will be quizzed in batches, it was learnt […]

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N1bn Fraud: ‘Zamfara assembly approved spending,’ says ex-Zamfara Gov.

Former Zamfara State Governor Ahmed Rufai Sani (Yerima Bakura) has said that Zamfara House of Assembly approved the expenditures being questioned by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC). Sani was arraigned on a 19-count at the Zamfara High Court 4 on Thursday for allegedly mismanaging N1 billion voted for the repair […]

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China interested in Nigeria’s natural products

Mr Wang Ming, Deputy Director- General of Fujian Province of China’s Foreign Affairs, on Monday announced the growing interest of the province’s manufacturing companies in Nigeria’s natural products. Wang told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that major manufacturing companies in the province were interested in honey and other natural products from Nigeria […]

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‘Buhari should extend anti-corruption campaign to MDAs’

President, Association of Ex-Local Government Chairmen in Nigeria (ASELGON), ‎ Hon. Albert Ashipa, Monday called on President Muhammadu Buhari to extend his anti-corruption campaign to Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs). Ashipa said it was necessary to end the culture of fraud in public service and reclaim all stolen funds back into government coffers. The association […]

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Budget: National Assembly to review oil benchmark

Members of the Senate and the House of Representatives are in a quandary over the crude oil benchmark to recommend for the 2016 budget, The Punch. The N6.07tn budget has had two days of debate on the general principles so far and will likely be referred to the committee stage on conclusion of the second […]

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‘Go after pipeline vandals’ Ijaw elders says Buhari

Ijaw elders, Friday, urged President Muhammadu Buhari, to only go after persons behind the recent attacks on major oil and gas pipelines in the Niger Delta region. The leaders under the aegis of Bayelsa Elders Council (BEC) said Buhari should direct the security agencies to fish out the perpetrators and bring them to justice under […]

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Osinbajo speaks about Promised 5,000 Naira Stipend

Nigeria’s Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, says contrary to the misconceptions about the Conditional Cash Transfer, the scheme is well thought out and will cater for thousands of unemployed youths. In an exclusive interview with Channels Television’s, Chamberline Usoh, at the Presidential Villa on Wednesday, Professor Osinbajo stressed that the cash transfer promised during the […]

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You can’t be Olubadan, chiefs tell Oyediji, endorse Adetunji

The Olubadan-in-Council on Thursday dismissed the call by the Head of Seriki family line in Ibadan, Chief Adebayo Oyediji, that the kingmakers should install him as the new Olubadan of Ibadanland. The last occupier of the throne, Oba Samuel Odugade, died on Tuesday at the age of 101, having reigned over the ancient city for […]

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‘N500bn to move people massively out of poverty’ Says Lai Mohammed

MINISTER of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said the President Muhammadu Buhari Administration will intensify the fight against corruption in order to conserve funds to improve the quality of life of the most vulnerable people in the society, including women and children, Vanguard report. In his remarks during a courtesy visit to Women FM 91.7, […]

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‘Nigeria will miss wise counsel of Olubadan,’ Says, Pres. Buhari

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday said that Nigeria would miss the wise counsels of Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Samuel Odulana. While commiserating with the people of Ibadan and the government of Oyo State on the passing away of the monarch at the age of 101 years, the President, who also expressed his condolences in a […]

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