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Reps summon Okonjo Iweala, CBN Governor, Maina over alleged stolen pension funds

The House of representatives ad-hoc committee, Tuesday summoned former Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo Iweala, Central Bank of Nigeria governor, Godwin Emefiele and former Accountant-General of the Federation, Jonah Otunla to appear next week Monday to explain their involvement in the alleged misappropriation of the pension funds. The committee believed…

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Ambode reveals what Lagos will be like by 2025

The Lagos state governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, on Tuesday declared that the state would by 2025, be Africa’s model megacity, a global, economic and financial hub that is safe, secure, functional and productive. He also said that almost half of the Lagos state Internally Generated Revenue is used for the payment…

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Police dismisses report of gunmen freeing suspects at Lemu police station

The Police Command in Niger has dismissed claims that suspects detained at its Lemu Divisional Police Headquarters in Gbako Local Government, were freed by gunmen that invaded the station on Feb. 27. Its spokesman, Mr Mohammad Abubakar, in a statement on Tuesday in Minna, said that no suspect was in…

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Edo assembly considers bill to prohibit human trafficking

Edo House of Assembly on Tuesday began consideration of a bill for a law to prohibit human trafficking and establish the Edo State Task Force against trafficking in persons. The majority leader, Roland Asoro, the member representing Orhionmwon South constituency, moved the motion for the house to dissolve into a…

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Seyi Makinde blasts Ajimobi over 2018 budget, says bleak future awaits Oyo residents

A governorship aspirant under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Oyo State, Engineer Seyi Makinde has described the 2018 budget passed by the Oyo State House of Assembly as capable of further escalating youth unemployment in the state. Makinde in a press statement issued and made available…

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Why APC will rule Imo for 24 years – Okorocha

Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, yesterday, said the All Progressives Congress, APC, will rule the State for 24 years. He said this is because the party in the state has achieved a lot under seven years to win the trust of the electorates. In a statement to newsmen in Owerri,…

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Buhari a blessing, no competition to APC in 2019 – Adebayo Shittu

The Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, has said that there is no competition to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Shittu, a former member of the Oyo State House of Assembly, disclosed this to newsmen that President Muhammadu Buhari has been a blessing to the party. He said that no…

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PenCom approves N8.26bn as death benefits in third quarter of 2017

The National Pension Commission (PenCom) has approved N8.26 billion as death benefits to beneficiaries of 2,391 deceased employees during the third quarter of 2017. PenCom in its 2017 third quarter report posted on its website indicated that the approval in the quarter moved the cumulative death benefits payments to a…

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Election re-ordering bill is from hell – MURIC attacks National Assembly

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) says that the recent election re-ordered bill by the Nigerian National Assembly (NASS) is from hell. MURIC, however, urged President Muhammadu Buhari to withhold his signature. Professor Ishaq Akintola, MURIC Director, said this in a statement made available to newsmen yesterday. “The Nigerian National Assembly…

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How Buhari snubbed Obasanjo on his 81st birthday

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo clocked 81 yesterday with congratulatory messages coming from well-wishers and critics alike. Among those who sent their goodwill were former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, Senate President Bukola Saraki, former Senate President, David Mark, Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State, former Deputy Governor Iyiola Omisore of Osun…

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My regrets at 81

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo opened up, yesterday, on his major regret in life. He said it was his parents’ deaths, which didn’t allow them reap the fruits of their labour. According to Obasanjo, his parents’ inability to witness the turnaround in his life was “sad and regrettable,” despite sacrifices they made to…

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NHRC gets 76 petitions on hate speech, electoral violence in South South

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) disclosed it has received 76 petitions bordering on hate speeches and electoral violence from the South South. Acting NHRC Executive Secretary, Mr Tony Ojukwu, who disclosed this at a sensitisation programme in Uyo, urged politicians to refrain from making statements that could cause violence and…

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Gov. Ortom reacts to Buhari’s planned visit to Benue

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has reacted to the planned visit to the state by President Muhammad Buhari. Speaking through his Chief Press Secretary, Terver Akase, the Governor said Buhari is the father of the nation and as such can visit any state of the federation anytime he so wished….

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Security operatives storm residence of ex-NIA DG, Dauda

Armed security operatives Monday evening stormed the home of immediate past Director General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ambassador Dauda Muhammed The official residence is located at No 3 Osara Lane, off Osara Close, Maitama District of Abuja. The operatives are believed to be officials of the Department of…

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Gov. Ortom donates N5 million to Invincible Angels

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State on Monday in Makurdi gave a financial support of N5 million to the Invincible Angels Female Football Club of Gboko Local Government Area in the state. Ortom made the donation when former players of the club, led by a former player, Mlumun Ordega, paid…

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Kwankwaso mocks Ganduje’s daughter elaborate wedding

Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso has mocked the wedding ceremony of Fatima and Idris, the daughter and son of Governors Abdullahi Ganduje and Abiola Ajimobi, respectively. On Saturday, President Muhammadu Buhari, Senate President, Bukola Saraki, governors, the APC national leader, Bola Tinubu, among many others attended the ceremony. Addressing his supporters in Kaduna at…

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How women will enjoy greater political participation

The wife of the President, Mrs. Aisha Buhari, has decried the low participation of women in the country’s governance. She called on more women to participate in politics so as to make it easy to actualize the 35% affirmative action under her husband’s administration. According to her, the role of…

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Anambra Elections: Tribunal Strikes Out Petition Against Obiano

The Anambra Elections Tribunal sitting in Awka on Monday dismissed the petition of African Peoples Party (APP) challenging the victory of Gov. Willie Obiano in the Nov. 18, 2017 election. The APP had petitioned the tribunal against Obiano, All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)…

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Rivers Assembly rejects LG autonomy

The Rivers state House of Assembly has voted against six key parts of the 1999 constitution amendment tagged Fourth Alteration Bill, 2017. Among the proposals rejected by the State Assembly are the parts that seek financial autonomy and special accounts for local governments in the country. The Assembly also rejected…

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Fayose reacts to President Buhari’s planned visit to Rivers, Taraba, Benue, others

The Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, on Monday said that President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to Taraba and his planned visit to Benue, Zamfara, Yobe and Rivers states, that have witnessed different forms of killings this year was an afterthought. The Presidency on Monday, announced that President Muhammadu Buhari would…

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