Nigeria

FG award $200m World Bank loan for Lagos

The Federal Executive Council on Wednesday approved an additional $200m loan from the International Development Association, an arm of the World Bank, in support of Lagos State Development Policy Operation. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed; and the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, briefed State House correspondents at […]

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Gov, Ayade of Cross River commends Buhari’s anti-corruption war

CROSS River State Governor, Prof. Ben Ayade, on Wednesday threw his weight behind the ongoing anti-corruption fight of President Muhammadu Buhari, describing it as perfect. Ayade, a Peoples Democratic Party governor, made the submission at a time members and the leadership of his party are accusing the President of partisanship in the anti-graft war. He […]

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EFCC arraigns fmr. Adamawa council boss for alleged N982m fraud

THE Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arraigned a former Chairman of Demsa Local Government Area of Adamawa State, Mr. Felix Tangwami, for a N982m alleged fraud. The Head of Media and Publicity of the EFCC, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, said in a statement on Wednesday that that the former council boss was arraigned before Justice […]

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Buhari early arrival at FEC meeting shock Ministers and Vice President

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday surprised many ministers as he arrived for the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting 10 minutes earlier than the commencement time. Buhari, who arrived the Council Chamber at 9:50am with his Aide-de-Camp for the meeting slated for 10:00am met only 19 ministers out of the 36 ministers when he got to […]

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Past administration negotiated with wrong B’haram leader – Adesina

PRESIDENCY has said the past administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan negotiated with fake leaders of the Boko Haram sect in its bid to secure the release of over 200 girls abducted in their school in Chibok, Borno State, in April 2014. The was disclosed by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, […]

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Metuh tears statement he made at EFCC custody

Embattled Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) spokesman Olisa Metuh has run into another trouble after creating a scene in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), tearing the statement he made on oath. The EFCC may arraign him in court for alleged wilful destruction of government property and obstruction of operatives from performing […]

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Fact emerged on how contestants were screened for Ooni’s deputy Obalufe

Facts have emerged on how an 11-member committee screened the 10 contestants for the vacant stool of Obalufe Iremo, the head of Ife kingmakers. The Obalufe is second in command to the Ooni. Ten princes from the Aga Ruling House had signified intention for the vacant position after the death of Oba Solomon Omisakin. Some […]

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Construction of 114 inner roads to begin in Lagos

LAGOS State Government has concluded plans to commence the construction of 114 inner roads, estimated at a cost of N17.5billion across the 20 Local Governments (LGs) and 37 Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) in the state. Chairman of Conference of Executive Secretaries (ES) Mr. Kolade Alabi, disclosed this yesterday while addressing journalist at a joint press […]

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PDP calls on Fmr. President Jonathan to speak on arms scandal

NATIONAL leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party has called on former President Goodluck Jonathan to speak out on the controversial $2.1bn meant for the purchase of arms to fight Boko Haram insurgency during his tenure but which was allegedly shared by some influential politicians. according to Punch, Jonathan, who was the presidential candidate of the […]

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Lassa fever kills two in Ondo

The Ondo State Government said on Tuesday that two people have been killed by Lassa fever in the state. The state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Dayo Adeyanyu, said this at a Lassa fever prevention stakeholders’ meeting organised for health workers, religious groups, opinion and traditional leaders in Akure, the state capital. The commissioner said one […]

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Arms Deal: ‘It’s a shocking confession by public office-holders’ Says DPC

The Democratic Peoples Congress (DPC) has said it is shell-shocked by the revelation and confession of some public office-holders and their political associates that they received billions of naira from the $2.1bn appropriated for arms procurement under the Goodluck Jonathan administration. The party said it was amazed that the fund meant to support the fight […]

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Presidency: Consider plea bargain for looters – Akinlaja

A legal practitioner, Mr. Dayo Akinlaja SAN at the weekend advised President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration to consider plea-bargain being contemplated by treasury looter and their cronies. The lawyer said considering plea-bargain would not only save the government from wasting resources on the prosecution of suspects but would also be of a great benefit to the […]

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