Nigeria

Ex-NIMASA chief granted N20m bail

JUSTICE Raliat Adebiyi of a Lagos High Court sitting in Igbosere yesterday granted a former Director-General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Patrick Akpobolokemi, and four others bail of N20 million each in a N754,740,680 alleged fraud case. Akpobolokemi and six other employees of the agency were arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes […]

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Judges sit on stools, litigants on bare floor – Plateau CJ

CHIEF Judge Pius Damulak of Plateau said in Jos on Monday that judges sit on stools while litigants sit on bare floor in many rural courts in the State. Damulak made the remark when the state’s Commissioner for Justice, Mr Jonathan Mawiyau, visited him. “The judiciary is the most sensitive among the three arms of […]

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I received $2m cash from Metuh in one day – Witness

TRIAL opened on Monday at the Federal high Court, Abuja in the money laundering charge against the spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olisa Metuh, with the prosecution calling two of its planned 18 witnesses. The first witness, Nneka Ararume, an employee of Asset and Resource Management (ARM) Company Limited, who admitted she collected […]

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Attempt to link me in arms deal a joke – Okonjo-Iweala

FORMER Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has described as a joke attempt by Lagos lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana, to link her to the raging $2.1 billion arms scandal, The nation report. A statement issued by her media adviser, Paul Nwabuikwu, said the ex-minister “has absolutely nothing to do with the alleged misuse of $2.1billion […]

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Lassa Fever: WHO urge FG to intensify awareness campaigns

THE World Health Organisation (WHO) on Monday urged governments at all levels to intensify public awareness campaigns on Lassa fever in the rural areas. Mrs. Faith Irehi, WHO Coordinator in Edo, made the call during a sensitisation campaign on Lassa fever in Etsako West Local Government Area of the state. “Following the recent outbreak of […]

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Tony Elumelu Foundation, UBA partner US commerce office on entrepreneurship growth

The Tony Elumelu Foundation and the United Bank for Africa Plc (UBA) have entered into partnered with the United States Department of Commerce to host a panel and round table discussion between members of the U.S. Presidential Council on Doing Business in Africa (PCDBIA)with a diverse community of African entrepreneurs. The eleven man U.S. delegation, […]

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Buhari says Nigeria’s wealth in few hands

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has stated that it is difficult for Nigeria to develop when the nation’s wealth is in the hands of few individuals. The president who spoke on Monday at the National Political Summit organised by Save Democracy Group Africa in ‎Abuja,a situation where politicians divert resources meant to provide drugs in the hospitals, […]

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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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