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Dogara wants permanent solution to crisis facing IDP’s

VIOLENCE across the country must be put to an end if the crisis of internally displaced persons is to be contained, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon.Yakubu Dogara, has said. Dogara made the statement Thursday while receiving a delegation from the National Commission For Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons led by its […]

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$2.1bn Arms Deal: ‘I’ll open up next week,’ says Falae

NATIONAL Chairman of Social Democratic Party, SDP, Chief Olu Falae, yesterday, said he has fixed next week to adequately address his alleged involvement in the ongoing arms deal scandal involving the former National Security Adviser, NSA, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd). This came as he insisted that the alleged N100 million linking with with the former […]

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CCTV Contract: Ambode, Emefiele, others to appear before House of Rep

NATIONAL Security Adviser (NSA) Gen. Babagana Monguno (rtd), Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, the Governor of Lagos State, Akinwumi Ambode, Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Mohammed Musa Bello as well as the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Godwin Emefiele are to appear before a House of Representatives panel over a contract […]

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Minister to block leakages used by smugglers

MR. Kayode Fayemi, Minister of Solid Minerals Development, has promised to block all leakages that smugglers used to export minerals out of the country. Fayemi made the promise while receiving both local and foreign miners in Nigeria on Thursday in Abuja. According to him, a large quantity of Gold is being taken out of the […]

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Metuh, granted bail

A Federal Capital Territory High Court in Maitama, Abuja, on Friday granted bail to the National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Olisa Metuh, in the sum of N300m with two sureties in like sum. The total  bail sum is N600m‎. Olisa Metuh, who was in Kuje prison was arraigned on Thursday before the […]

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Navy intercepts ship with 41 illegal migrants in Calabar

The Eastern Naval Command of the Nigerian Navy in Calabar Thursday intercepted ship AV Agamba 41 illegal migrants who had come in from Gabon at the Shoreline jetty in the Cross River State capital. Also on board the ship were 183 Nigerians. According to The Nation, Flag Officer Commanding (FOC) Eastern Naval Command, Rear Admiral […]

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ICPC charges Ahmed Yerima with N1bn misappropriation

The Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) on Thursday arraigned former Governor of Zamfara State, Ahmed Yarima in Gusau High Court for alleged misappropriation of over N1 billion while he served as governor in 2006. The former governor is standing trial on a 19-count charge bordering on misappropriation of the fund. Counsel to the ICPC, Mr […]

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Dasuki heads for ECOWAS court, demands N500m damages

FOLLOWING his continued detention by the Department of State Security, DSS, erstwhile National Security Adviser, NSA, Col. Mohammed Sambo Dasuki (retd), has dragged the Federal Government before the ECOWAS Court in Abuja. Dasuki is seeking the court’s order for his release while also demanding payment of N500 million damages for alleged infringement on his human […]

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Gates, Dangote Foundation seal a $100m deal to reduce malnutrition

The Dangote Foundation on Thursday sealed a partnership worth $100m (N19.7bn) with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation towards ending malnutrition in Nigeria within the next five years. The agreement was sealed in Abuja by the President Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote who signed on behalf of the Dangote Foundation while Mr. Bill Gates signed on […]

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God has a hand in the current economic challenges – Oyegun

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on Thursday said that Nigeria’s present economic downturn could be an act of God to remind Nigeria on the need to implement and embrace radical change, particularly in the country’s current economic model.‎ Chief Oyegun made the disclosure when he received in audience a 15-member delegation […]

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Nothing wrong with handcuffing Metuh, says Oshiomhole

EDO State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole, on Wednesday said there was nothing wrong in bringing the National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Olisa Metuh, to court in handcuffs. The governor stated this in Benin when he met with the new leadership of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, Edo State chapter. He described the outcry […]

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Kano Governor signs N274.3b budget

KANO State governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has signed into law, the state’s 2016 Appropriation Bill, assuring that its implementation would commence immediately. The budget, tagged ‘A Peoples Budget for Self Reliance,’ is in the tune of N274.3 billion, with 70 per cent of it devoted to capital expenditure, while 30 per cent was set […]

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