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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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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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Like Nnamdi Kanu, Court grants ‘iron bail’ to Omoyele Sowore

A Federal High Court in Abuja has granted bail to the convener of Revolution Now protest, Mr. Omoyele Sowore. Just like the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnadi Kanu, Sowore was given stringent conditions which if not met would be remanded in the custody of the …

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Obaseki: You don’t deserve a second term, you failed us —Edo APC group

Leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State under the aegis of the Edo Peoples Movement (EPM), Thursday told governor Godwin Obaseki of the state that he does not deserve of a second term, insisting they will shop for a better candidate that will fly the party’s flag …

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59th Independence: Let’s decentralize Policing, build egalitarian society – Ekweremadu.

I also share the serious concern among Nigerians over growing insecurity in the land today. But I believe that the difference between security at independence and today is mainly in the security architecture. We have moved from decentralised policing with national, sub-national, and local policing services to unitary policing owned …

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Nigeria at 59: Fayemi calls for greater commitment from citizens

As Nigerians celebrate the 59th independent anniversary today, Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has called for greater commitment, on the part of the citizenry, to the greatness of the country. Fayemi, in a goodwill message in Ado-Ekiti on Tuesday, also congratulated the people of Ekiti State on the 23rd …

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Gov. Fintiri pardons 18 prisoners to mark Nigeria Independence

Gov. Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa has approved the release of 18 prisoners serving various jail terms in the state in commemoration of Nigeria’s 59th Independent Anniversary. The governor said in a statement on Monday, that the action was in line with the constitution which granted him the power under prerogative …

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Nigeria at 59: NANS hails Buhari’s commitment to corruption fight

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has commended President Muhammadu Buhari’s uncompromised commitment to fight against corruption, as Nigeria celebrates its 59th Independence on Oct. 1. Mr Azeez Adeyemi, the National Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the association, gave the commendation while addressing newsmen on Monday in Abeokuta, to …

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Police rescue over 300 ‘abused’ students from Kaduna Islamic school

The Kaduna State Police Command said on Friday that more than 300 male students have been rescued from an Islamic boarding school where many had been tortured and sexually abused The Command’s Spokesman, Yakubu Sabo, said police operatives raided a building in the Rigasa area city on Thursday where the …

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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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Rivers APC crisis: Stakeholders appeal for Buhari’s intervention

Concerned stakeholders have appealed to President Muhamadu Buhari to resolve the lingering factional crisis in the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers state. Interest group, Excellence Achievers Movement, through its President, Solomon Deesi Lenu, said yesterday in Port Harcourt that the division in the Rivers APC was robbing the party …

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I Had No Doubt I Would Win At Tribunal – Ayade

Governor Ben Ayade has dedicated his victory at the Governorship Elections Petition Tribunal to God and the people of Cross River State. Ayade described the tribunal judgement as a mere reaffirmation of his resounding victory at the March 9, 2019 governorship poll. The governor who spoke through his Special Adviser …

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EFCC operatives reportedly visit Obasanjo Library over babalele alleged €150m probe

EFCC operatives reportedly visited the Olusegun Obasanjo library as part of investigation into Atiku Abubakar son-in-law The former vice president’s son in law reportedly gave money to a library official. It was however not clear if the operatives found any document at the library Operatives of the Economic and Financial …

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Kogi Election: Court Affirms APC’s Decision To Hold Indirect Primary

Kogi Election A Federal High Court in Abuja has affirmed the decision of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to conduct indirect primary for the forthcoming governorship election in Kogi State. Justice Taiwo Taiwo approved the party’s choice on Monday and dismissed two suits filed by some APC members in Kogi, …

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Wadume: Army, police reportedly clash at DHQ panel

Nigeria police and the army reportedly trade words at the DHQ panel set up to investigate killing of three policemen by soldiers after arresting suspected kidnap kingpin Wadume – The soldiers claimed they had thought Wadume was being kidnapped, adding that the police squad refused to stop at three military …

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Keyamo speaks on photo with suspect arrested by FBI

Festus Keyamo, minister of state for Niger Delta affairs, has reacted to a photo he appeared in and currently trending – The photo shows Keyamo posing with Jerry Ikogho, one of the cyber fraud suspects apprehended by the FBI Ikhogo is number three on the 77-man list of Nigerian fraud …

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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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Robbers attack Nasarawa deputy governor’s convoy, kill 3 policemen, driver

Suspected armed robbers attacked the convoy of Nasarawa state deputy governor, Emmanuel Akabe The robbers reportedly opened fire on the convoy killing killing three policemen and a driver Akabe, the deputy governor, was unhurt but was looking shaky at the hospital where they were rushed to. Suspected armed robbers on …

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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: You can’t access INEC server, Supreme Court dismisses PDP, Atiku’s appeal

Atiku and PDP had alleged in their petition pending before the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal that the “authentic” results of the February 23, 2019 election which gave them victory were stored in the said INEC server.

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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 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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House of Reps Summon Emefiele, NNPC, DSS Boss

The House of Representatives on Thursday summoned the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele; Group Managing Director of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mele Kyari; and Comptroller General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Col. Hameed Ali (retd.); and the Director-General, Department of State Services, Yusuf Bichi. The …

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PDP tasks army, police, DSS over abduction of party’s local govt chairman in Kogi

PDP charged the Nigerian Army, police, DSS to intensify efforts to secure the release of its LG party chairman in Kogi. The opposition party claimed the security agencies are not doing enough to secure the release of the victim who was abducted on Saturday, August 10. President Buhari was also …

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Only APC members will make cabinet- Oyetola

He said, “I will run an all-inclusive government because my party will have a say in the way we will run our administration.”

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APC governors react to RevolutionNow protests, say call for disorder is condemnable.

The progressive governors’ forum has reacted to the protests by members of RevolutionNow over alleged bad governance Kebbi state governor, Atiku Bagudu, who is the chairman of the forum, said that no government would condone civil unrest in the country Bagudu, however, noted that there were better ways to channel …

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EFCC arraigns Ex-INEC chairman, Maurice Iwu who denies N1.23bn fraud

Iwu was arraigned on four counts before the Federal High Court in Lagos.

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Presidency Blasts Atiku Over Comments On Alleged Secret Burial Of Soldiers

President Muhammadu Buhari The Presidency has accused former Vice President Atiku Abubakar of blackmailing the military and denigrating the nation’s democracy over his comments on a report of an alleged secret site where fallen soldiers were buried in Borno State without the consent of their family members. The presidential candidate of …

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