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Court sentences 2 INEC staff over N362m Diezani Maduekwe’s bribe

Yola High Court presided over by Justice Nathan Musa, has sentenced two officials of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC ) to 21 years imprisonment each for receiving a bribe of N362 million from former Minister of Petroleum, Mrs. Diezani Maduekwe, during 2015 general election. The convicts, Ibrahim Mohammed and Sahabo …

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Buhari tasks APPO member countries to be objective in decision making

President Muhammadu Buhari has called on African Petroleum Producers Association (APPO) member countries to be objective in making a decision for the growth of the oil and gas industry in the continent. Buhari made the call while declaring open APPO Council of Ministers meeting in Abuja on Thursday. The president …

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NSCDC wades into farmers, herders clash in Anambra

The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has intervened to resolve the clash between farmers in Ebenebe Community, Awka North Local Government Area, and cattle herders. The meeting between Mr. David Bille, the Commandant of NSCDC Anambra, alongside the State Cattle Menace Control Committee (CMCC) and the Ebene community …

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Wike, Oshiomhole clash at Abuja book launch

The two leaders were at each other’s throat at the official presentation of “The Big Interviews,” a book authored by the immediate past Managing Director of the Sun Publishing Limited, Mr. Eric Osagie. The event which had in attendance journalism finest hands including the publisher of the Vanguard Newspaper, Mr. …

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Obaseki reiterates resolve to curb corrupt practices in govt

The governor said that a lot of reforms have been implemented in the state, targeted at ensuring corrupt tendencies are checked, noting, “We are well aware that there is a tendency to abuse one’s office to enrich oneself. That is why we have taken a tough stance on misdemeanor and …

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We beat Amaechi today, we’re ready to humiliate others – IPOB threatens

The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has confirmed the attack of the Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi, in Spain, Madrid. The proscribed group noted that its members living in Spain voluntarily attacked Amaechi and vowed to continuously humiliate more ‘corrupt politicians’, anywhere in the world. Disclosing this in …

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Catholic Congress recommends a dialogical approach for church reformation in Africa

The Pan African Catholic Congress has resolved to use the dialogical approach for the renewal and reform of the church and her institutions in Africa by identifying with the downtrodden. The conference made the resolution in a communiqué issued in Enugu on Monday at the end of the first-ever Pan …

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Only a few Nigerians bothered about Sowore’s re-arrest, detention – Adesina

The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, said on Monday that millions of Nigerians are not bothered about the re-arrest of the convener of the #RevolutionNow protest, Omoyele Sowore and his co-defendant, Olawale Bakare, at the Federal High Court, Abuja, last Friday. He said just …

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States get ultimatum to disclose payments of pensions to ex-governors, others

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent a Freedom of Information Act request to the Chairman and Deputy Chairman of the Governors’ Forum, Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi and Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, and other 34 governors to disclose details of payment of pensions to former governors …

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Sowore: Falana makes a fresh revelation, alleges DSS offered activist ‘death warrant’ deal

Femi Falana, counsel to Omoyele Sowore, convener of RevolutionNow Movement, on Monday alleged that the Nigerian government offered the activist a “death warrant” deal while in custody of the Department of State Services, DSS. Falana disclosed that the Nigerian government reached out for the deal during Sowore’s first 45 days …

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Senate president Lawan confesses: We only have 2 years to perform, states reason

Senate president, Ahmad Lawan, says the National Assembly has only two years to meet the yearnings of Nigerians Lawan adds that the senators have agreed to spend the next two years meeting their targets because politicking would begin ahead of 2023 The Senate president promises that the upper chamber will …

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Drama as a public address system in Senate breaks down

There was drama on Tuesday in the Senate chambers following the inability of the Senate Leader, Yahaya Abdullahi, to address the Senate from his seat because his microphone failed to function. Abdullahi was about to move a motion for the Senate to observe a minute’s silence and suspension of plenary …

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Saraki reacts as court orders forfeiture of his houses

Former Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has insisted that the order given for the forfeiture of his property in Ilorin, the Kwara state capital, is an abuse of court process and violation of a subsisting order of the Federal High Court in Abuja. On Monday, a Federal High Court in Lagos …

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Kogi rerun: Dino Melaye cries out over Yahaya Bello, El-Rufai’s meeting ahead of Saturday’s election

Dino Melaye, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, a candidate in the Kogi West Senatorial rerun election, has raised the alarm ahead of Saturday’s supplementary election. Melaye alleged that his State Governor, Yahaya Bello and Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna, were represented at the meeting held in Lagos State, which was aimed …

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Six High-Interest Savings Accounts You Can Open Today

Wouldn’t it be nice if you’re able to earn some good interest on the money you’re holding in your savings account? You might think that banks are doing you a favor with the minuscule interests they add to your money pile periodically, but this ‘bonus’ may get wiped out by …

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Don’t surrender your independence, PDP urges National Assembly

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has urged the leadership of the Senate to resist any form of intimidation aimed at forcing it to surrender its independence and pass bills without statutory legislative scrutiny. In a statement by its national publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, yesterday, the major opposition party described such …

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This is Benjamin Enwegbara, first African member of Austria Parliament

ON Friday, a Nigerian Economist, Benjamin Enwegbara was announced to have been elected into the parliament in Austria, a country in Central Europe, making it the first of its kind. This information was disclosed by his delighted brother, Odilim Enwegbara, a development economist and a digital technology management analyst who …

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Ekiti Robbery: Gunmen Kill 10-Year-Old Girl, Police Officer

The Ekiti State Police Command says two persons killed on Thursday during the attack on a commercial bank in Oye town in the state. The Public Relations Officer of the command, Caleb Ikechukwu, confirmed this in a statement forwarded to Channels Television. He explained that the suspected robbers whom he …

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Buhari appoints ex-CBN deputy gov, Sarah Alade as SA on Finance and Economy

ON Tuesday, President Muhammadu Buhari appointed Sarah Omotunde Alade as the Special Adviser to the President on Finance and the Economy. The information was disclosed through a statement on Nigeria’s Presidency Twitter handle @NGRPresident. According to the statement, Alade’s appointment as the adviser on finance and the economy to the …

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Buhari’s Trips Are Not For ‘Sightseeing’, They Are Justified By Outcomes – Garba Shehu

President Muhammadu Buhari’s foreign trips are not for ‘sightseeing’ but justified by outcomes. This was the position of his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu. Mr. Shehu who was a guest on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics explained that Nigeria’s economy needs the trips owing to President Buhari’s …

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EFCC seeks petitions to go after Hushpuppi and others praised by 9ice in ‘Living Things’

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has said that it will need petitions to go after Hushpuppi, Baddyosha and every person Nigerian musician, 9ice, mentioned in his song ‘Living Things.’ The EFCC said this while replying to a tweet by one of its followers, @onlydotcom on Friday, November 1, …

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Kano Govt Approves Death Penalty For Kidnappers

The Kano State Government has approved the death penalty for anyone found guilty of kidnapping across the state. Governor Abdullahi Ganduje gave the order while receiving the nine children who were abducted from Kano and trafficked in Anambra State. He also inaugurated a commission to be headed by Justice Wada …

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FUOYE resumes 11 Nov, announces new Deputy VC

THE Federal University of Oye-Ekiti(FUOYE), Ekiti State is resuming academic activities on November 11 after several weeks of being shut down over a protest on irregular power supply in the school. The decision to reopen the school was reached on Wednesday during the Senate meeting of the institution that looked …

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NIS Recruitment Scam: Witness reveals how ex-minister Moro abused office

ADENIYI Adebayo, an operative of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has testified against the former minister of Interior, Abba Moro in his ongoing trial over allegation of the Nigeria Immigration Services (NIS) recruitment scam. Adebayo who is the 12th prosecution witness told the court that Moro, alongside three others, created an e-recruitment portal to …

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Senate Directs UNIMAID To Suspend Fee Hike For Students

The Senate on Tuesday directed the management of the University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) to stay action on the recent increment of tuition fees for students in the institution. The upper chamber also mandated its Committee on Tertiary Education and TETFUND to investigate the matter in a bid to finding a …

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227 Inmates Escape, 129 Rearrested As Flood Sacks Kogi Correctional Home

A total number of 227 prisoners escaped on Monday while 129 others were rearrested after an early morning downpour in Koton-Karfe, Kogi Local Government Area of Kogi. The heavy downpour resulted in the flood which caused some parts of the correctional center including the fence to cave in, thereby giving …

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Alleged N4.6bn Money Laundering: EFCC Witness Testifies Against Fani-Kayode, Others

A prosecution witness, Mr. Shehu Shuaibu, has told a Federal High Court in Lagos that the sum of N800 million was paid from the Ministry of External Affairs into the account of a company, Jointrust Dimension Ltd. The witness, an investigator with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), gave …

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Fake news represents clear, imminent danger to the survival of a nation ──Lai

THE Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has decried the alarming rate of fake news in the country, saying it is an imminent danger to the survival of Nigeria’s democracy. Mohammed at a press briefing in Abuja on Tuesday said the present administration has no intention of muzzling the …

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Border Closure: CBN governor gives conditions for opening

GOVERNOR of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, has stated conditions at which Nigerian borders would be opened following the closure in August. Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari had ordered that all Nigerian land borders be partially closed in August 2019, a decision that has sprung national and international reactions. Emefiele after …

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Bad effect of Smoking Shisha

Shisha smoking – also called hookah, narghile, waterpipe, or hubble bubble smoking – is a way of smoking tobacco, sometimes mixed with fruit or molasses sugar, through a bowl and hose or tube. The tube ends in a mouthpiece from which the smoker inhales the smoke from the substances being …

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