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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Court orders forfeiture of Saraki’s properties

A FEDERAL High court sitting in Abuja on Monday has ordered that the properties of the immediate past Senate President of Nigeria, Bukola Saraki be forfeited to the Federal Government of Nigeria due to unlawful acquisition. Economic and Financial Crime Commission through one of its counsel Nnaemeka Omewa approached the …

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PDP, APC disagree as government plans to spend 8bn on Iwo road

GOVERNOR of Oyo State Seyi Makinde said his administration is set to spend about 8 billion nairas for expansion of the Iwo road interchange, but his decision has attracted condemnation from the opposition party, All Progressive Congress (APC). Makinde during his visit to Adogba Central Mosque at Iwo- Road appealed …

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Port Harcourt hotel serial killer set to be arraigned in court (photos)

Gracious David-West, the notorious serial killer who was arrested in Port Harcourt, Rivers state, will be arraigned before Justice Adolphus Enebeli of the state High Court today October 21st. He has arrived in the court and will be arraigned soon. Gracious who confessed to killing seven women in different hotels …

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Africa’s e-commerce giant seeks more cooperation from China

Jeremy Doutte, Executive Vice President of Jumia Group, told Xinhua in Nairobi that his company will attend the Sixth World Internet Conference that takes place from Oct. 20 to 22 in Wuzhen, Zhejiang Province, to explore more partnerships with the Chinese firms. “We have prioritized the conference because we are …

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BREAKING: Abducted Principal Regains Freedom In Kaduna

The abducted Principal of Government Technical College in Maraban Kajuru in Kajuru local government area of Kaduna, Mr. Francis Maji has been released by his abductors. His release comes a week after he was kidnapped from his residence located inside the college by gunmen who broke into his apartment on …

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South-East Leaders Meet With Buhari, Seek Speedy Completion Of Enugu Airport

South-East leaders including governors on Thursday met with President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House Council Chambers in Abuja. The leaders during the meeting called for special Federal Government intervention for the speedy completion of the Enugu International airport and rehabilitation of federal roads in the region. Speaking on behalf …

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Okowa assures on improved living standards for Deltans, workers

Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, has reassured Deltans and workers of his administration’s commitment to the upliftment of their living standards and sustainable development of the State. The governor told the labour leaders that if they worked hard and made their mark, the people would recognise and appreciate them, …

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Obasanjo urges DR Congo to invest in agriculture to help Africa cut $50bn food import bill

Former Nigerian President, Olusegun Obasanjo, on Tuesday called on the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to invest in agriculture and particularly cassava, soybean, cowpea, and plantain to help Africa cut down annual food imports that are estimated at $50billion. Mr. Obasanjo spoke during the official inauguration of the International Institute …

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FG commends ExxonMobil, Africare, NBA’s quest for youth devt

The Association of Nigerian Electricity Distributors, ANED, described reports credited to PriceWaterhouse Coopers, PwC, that no DISCO has paid any tax to the Federal Government since the privatisation of power assets in 2013 as misleading, incorrect and lacked in facts. Noting the claim was not supported by facts in a …

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234work.com-Nigeria’s First and Largest Freelancing Platform for Buying and Selling of Services

Whether you need a logo design for your new blog, photographer for a photo shoot, website or an article for publication, you are at the right place.

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Soyinka cautions FG against using security agencies to silence Nigerians

Professor Wole Soyinka, Nigeria’s Nobel laureate, has cautioned against the use of security forces to reduce Nigerians’ freedom – The professor also advised Nigerians against believing everything they read online, asking them to assess such news deeply – Soyinka added that people post different things online to fulfill their sentimental …

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Nigerian Army sacks soldier for allegedly killing commercial driver over 100 Naira bribe.

The Nigerian Army, on Wednesday, August 21, announced the dismissal of an alleged killer soldier, Lance Cpl. Ajayi Johnson, to pave the way for his prosecution. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the 82 Division of the Nigerian Army dismissed Johnson, who allegedly killed a commercial motorcyclist, Chimaobi …

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Nigerians React To Re-arrest Of Kidnapper, Wadume, By Police

Nigerians have been reacting to news of the re-arrest of kidnap kingpin, Hamisu Wadume by the police in a hideout in Hotoro area of Kano State on Monday. Wadume gained notoriety after he escaped arrest on August 6, 2019, following an altercation between men of the Nigerian Army and the …

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BREAKING NEWS: Oyo-Ita arrives Aso Villa on Ministers’ inauguration

Oyo-Ita is under investigation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission over alleged financial infractions to the tune of N3bn.

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BREAKING: EFCC raids Ambode’s home in Epe

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Tuesday morning raided the home of the former governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode in Epe area of Lagos. A top aide of the former governor, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, confirmed that EFCC operatives raided Ambode’s home. He revealed …

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Nnamdi Kanu places N1m bounty on overseas traveling schedule of South-East govs

The leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has vowed to reward anyone with useful information on overseas traveling schedule of South-East governors and other Igbo leaders. “So if you are working in any Government House in Southeast and you know which city in the …

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Nigerian military ranked 4th most powerful force in Africa

The Nigerian Armed Forces has been ranked as the 4th-best in Africa and 44th most powerful in the world for the year 2019 The rating was carried out by a defense website Globalfirepower in its yearly ranking of world military powers The website said it considered values such as military …

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BREAKING: Falana Defies Security Agents, Storms #RevolutionNow Symposium Venue

Falana stormed the venue at 11:40 pm leading to chants of solidarity by people who had converged despite the sealing off of the venue by Nigerian security forces.

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Nigerian army discover illegal gun factory in Benue state

The Nigerian army have uncovered an illegal arms manufacturing factory in Buruku local government area of Benue state The suspected arms manufacturers were paraded before journalists in Makurdi on Wednesday, August 14. 10 suspected criminals from neighbouring Nasarawa state who allegedly specialise in robbery, kidnapping and cattle rustling were also …

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