Thursday , 26 May 2016


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Dasukigate: Metuh Has Case To Answer, Says Appeal Court •Dismisses ‘No-Case’ Submission

Olisa Metuh

The Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal on Wednesday ruled that erstwhile spokesperson of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olisa Metuh and his company, Destra Investment Limited, must answer to charges of money laundering leveled against them by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The ruling was sequel …

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Democracy Day: FG Declares Monday Public Holiday


The Federal Government has declared Monday, May 30, 2016 as a public holiday to mark the 2016 Democracy Day. The declaration of public holiday was done by the Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, on behalf of the Federal Government. The minister, in a statement signed by the Permanent Secretary of …

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Fuel Subsidy Removal, Buhari’s Wicked One Year Anniversary Gift To Nigerians – Fayose


The hike in pump price of petrol has been described by Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State as one of the “wicked gifts” of President Muhammadu Buhari to Nigerians to celebrate his one year in office, which he termed “a colossal waste”. In a statement he personally signed titled: “Petrol …

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Nimbo Community Attackers Arrested, Video Of Massacre Recovered From Suspects – Police


Five suspects involved in the April 25 midnight invasion of Nimbo community, Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area of Enugu State have been arrested. The attack, which left at least 20 people dead, sparked outrage across the Southeast state and beyond. Confirming the development in a statement Wednesday, the Nigerian police said …

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Ekiti IRS Shuts Down GTB, Ecobank


The Ekiti State Internal Revenue Service has closed down two banks in the state over alleged non-remittance of tax. Officials of the Ekiti IRS on Wednesday morning evacuated staff and customers of Guaranty Trust Bank and Ecobank both located on Secretariat Road at about 8:35 A.M before locking up the …

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Despite Dwindling Revenue, Jigawa Is Not Owing Workers – Gov. Badaru

Governor Mohammed Badaru Abubakar

Governor of Jigawa State, Alhaji Muhammad Badaru, has said his administration is not owing any worker salaries or retirees pension, as they are always paid as at when due. He made the assertion in Dutse, the state capital on Wednesday when he played host to members of Nigerian Chamber of …

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Last Minute “Objection” Stalling Repatriation Of Stolen £300m From Jersey – Minister


The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, has disclosed that Nigeria is on the verge of repatriating £300 million stolen by former Nigerian public officials from Jersey. He made the disclosure yesterday in Abuja at a press briefing organized by the Foreign Affairs Ministry as part of activities to commemorate …

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Court Rejects Metuh’s Application To Release Passport For Foreign Medical Trip


Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Wednesday dismissed the application filed by the ex-spokesperson of the Peoples Democratic Party, Olisa Metuh, asking him to release his passport to enable seek foreign medical treatment. The trial judge held that he lacked the jurisdiction to order the release …

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Appeal Court Refuses Nnamdi Kanu’s Bail Application


The Court of Appeal in Abuja has upheld the decision of the Federal High Court to deny a bail application by Radio Biafra Director, Nnamdi Kanu. Mr. Kanu, who is also the leader of the secessionist group known as the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, was arrested by the Department …

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Edo Retracts Letter Announcing Appointment Of New Oba Of Benin

Adams Oshiomhole-Crown Prince Eheneden Erediauwa

The Edo State Government has withdrawn a letter it issued yesterday approving the appointment of His Royal Highness Edaiken N’Uselu, Crown Prince Eheneden Erediauwa as the new Oba of Benin. The government said it issued the letter in error as the rites of passage of His Royal Majesty, Oba of …

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NAF Partners NASRDA On Guided Missiles Weapon Systems


In a bid to improve its aerial capabilities, the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has stepped up efforts to get its Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) also known as drones, fitted with guided missiles weapon systems. The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar made this known in Abuja on Tuesday …

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Why There’s Delay In Appointing New Set Of Ambassadors – Minister


Nigeria has begun the process of appointing a new set of ambassadors in various countries of the world. The news comes almost one year after the President Muhammadu Buhari administration recalled 26 non-career ambassadors, ambassadors extraordinary and plenipotentiary on tour of duty abroad. The 26 were among 93 envoys posted out …

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I Never Promised To Fix Nigeria’s Power Problems In Six Months – Fashola


The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola (SAN), Tuesday denied a comment attributed to him while he was Governor of Lagos State that he could fix Nigeria’s decades of poor electricity supply within six months, if given the chance. Speaking during a network programme of the Nigerian …

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PDP Crisis: BoT To Take Over Party Leadership – Scribe

PDP-Headquarters sealed

As the leadership crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, assumes a conflicting turn, the Board of Trustees (BoT) of the party has said it will take over the national leadership of the party. The BoT said it will swiftly roll out policies and programmes aimed at electing credible officers …

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Alleged False Asset Declaration: FG Closes Case In Orubebe’s Trial


The federal government on Tuesday closed its case against ex-Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godsday Orubebe, at the Code of Conduct Tribunal in Abuja. Orubebe is being tried on a one count charge of false asset declaration at the tribunal. The ex-minister is accused by the Code of Conduct Bureau …

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ARG Condemns Ekiti Attack, Seeks FG’s Intervention


The Ekiti State chapter of the Afenifere Renewal Group (ARG) has condemned in strong terms the invasion and killing of two indigenes of Oke Ako in Ikole Local Government Area of the state by suspected herdsmen. The herdsmen attacked the community last Friday night with condemnation trailing the unprovoked attack. …

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FG Weeds Out 65,000 ‘Ghost Workers’ From Payroll, Saves Over N185bn From IPPIS

Director-General-Bureau of Public Service Reforms-Joe Abah

The Federal Government has saved over N185 billion since the implementation of the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS). The Director-General, Bureau of Public Service Reforms, Dr Joe Abah stated this yesterday while presenting the “Status Report of Reforms” at a five-day Specialised Reforms/SERVICOM Training Programme in Abuja. Mr. …

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Ambode Wasted N3.2b On Preparing For Buhari’s Botched Visit – PDP


The Lagos State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has alleged that the sum of N3.2 billion was spent by the state government in preparing for the aborted visit of President Muhammadu Buhari to the state on Monday. President Buhari was scheduled to commence a two-day working visit to …

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How Death Of Shehu Sani’s Mother Reunited Him And Gov. El-Rufai

Shehu Sani-Nasir El-Rufai-Condolence Visit

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State yesterday set aside his political differences with the senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani as he paid him a condolence visit over the death of his mother. Hajiya Fatima Abubakar Sani, mother of the All Progressives Congress Senator, passed away after a brief illness on …

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EFCC Declaring Me Wanted Height Of Mischief – Omisore

EFCC-Wanted-Iyiola Omisore

Former governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Osun State, Senator Iyiola Omisore, has reacted to reports in the media that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has declared him wanted. The PDP chieftain was on Tuesday declared wanted by the anti-graft agency after he became elusive …

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