Nigeria

‘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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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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