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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

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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EFCC

Why Metuh is still in detention – EFCC

THE Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has come out to give reasons for its continued detention of Chief Olisa Metuh, the PDP National Publicity Secretary. EFCC spokesman, Mr Wilson Uwujaren, gave the reasons in a statement he issued today, Tuesday in Abuja. The statement said that Metuh’s continued detention was due to his refusal to […]

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APC’ll not apologise to anyone over Anti-corruption War – John Oyegun

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, has said despite the criticism of partisanship trailing President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-corruption war, the party owes no one any apology. Origin-Oyegun spoke with State House correspondents on Monday evening after a meeting the party’s National Working Committee members held with Buhari at the Presidential […]

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$2.1bn Arms Deal: EFCC extends investigation to Namadi Sambo

THE Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has extended its ongoing investigation into the $2.1bn arms procurement scandal to the office of former Vice-President Namadi Sambo, Punch report. It was gathered on Monday that the EFCC operatives were looking into the office of the former Vice President because of some transactions that linked the office to […]

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Babatunde Fashola

Fashola unfold 13-points agenda toward Power

POWER, Works and Housing Minister, Mr Babatunde Fashola, yesterday unfolded a 13-point agenda to drive efforts towards enhancing power supply in the country. He said in Abuja during his maiden meeting with power generation, distribution and transmission companies, and other stakeholders that the agenda was drawn up to ensure effective monitoring of the sector. The […]

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N6tn Budget not on Reps’ agenda as House resumes

THE 2016 budget is not on the agenda of the House of Representatives as lawmakers reconvene this week in Abuja from their Christmas and New Year break, Punch learnt on Monday. The lawmakers will resume work on Tuesday (today), but contrary to expectations, the budget will not be on the table this week. Rather, other […]

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N15bn Digitisation Funds: EFCC grills NBC Chief Mba, account workers

THE Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday grilled National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) Director-General Emeka Mba and some Account workers over the ongoing investigation of about N15 billion for digitisation process, Nation report. Mba’s invitation followed the earlier raid of the NBC headquarters, which is within the precinct of the Presidential Villa, about two weeks […]

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