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CBN Responds To SERAP Suit, Denies Laundering Money For Boko Haram

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The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has denied allegations that funding for the activities of insurgent group, Boko Haram, were funneled through it. It would be recalled that Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), had on 14 October dragged the CBN before the Federal High Court, Ikoyi, following the apex ... Read More »

IGP Assures Of Hitch-Free 2015 Elections

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The acting Inspector General of Police, IGP Suleiman Abba, in Kaduna on Wednesday, said the force was fully prepared to ensure the safety of lives and property of Nigerians during the 2015 election. The IGP, speaking shortly after addressing the rank and file of the Kaduna State Police Command, said ... Read More »

NYSC DG: 23, 211 Corps Members Paid N4,000 Call-Up-Letter Fee

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The Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps, Brig-General Johnson Olawumi, has assured the House of Representatives that the controversial N4,000 call-up-letters fee would remain optional.‎ According to him, the fee was strictly for the printing of the letters and not for accessing the NYSC online portal. Speaking at the ... Read More »

ICPC To Track Ghost Workers In MDAs Through Banks

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The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission said on Monday it would track ghost workers in Ministries, Department and Agencies through the banks. The Chairman of ICPC, Mr Ekpo Nta, said this in Abuja during an interactive session with newsmen. He said the plan to investigation the scam ... Read More »

Reps Probe Delay In Take-Off Of N3.7trn Refinery Projects

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The House of Representatives on Wednesday mandated its Committee on Petroleum Resources (Downstream) to investigate the delay in the commencement of the N3.7 trillion green field refinery within two weeks. This was sequel to Rep. Abbas Tajudeen’s (APC-Kaduna) motion on the “need for explanation of the failure to construct the ... Read More »

Senate Seeks Stakeholders’ Views On Degree-HND Dichotomy

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Senate President David Mark has advised that the Bill for an Act to Abolish and Prohibit Dichotomy and Discrimination between First Degrees and Higher National Diploma in the same Profession/Field and related matters be sent for public hearing. Mark said this was in order to get the views of relevant ... Read More »

FIRS In Fresh Push For Churches, Mosques To Pay Tax

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The Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS, has told operators of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), which includes religious bodies that Nigeria’s tax laws do not exempt them from paying tax. “Nigerian tax laws do not necessarily exempt NGOs from paying taxes. Rather they recognise NGOs as basically no-for-profit entities, which are therefore exempted from ... Read More »

Borno: Soldier, 100 Others Killed In Boko Haram Attacks

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Attacks by the Boko Haram sect continued on Tuesday, as gunmen ambushed troops of the Nigeria army on the Maiduguri-Biu highway, killing one soldier, according to Premium times which cited security sources. 100 persons were also reported killed in attacks on Borno villages. The gunmen were said to have laid ... Read More »

Poor Sanitation, Unsafe Water Consumption Kill 150,000 Nigerian Children Annually

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About 150,000 children die annually in Nigeria due to poor sanitation and consumption of unsafe water, the United Nations Children’s Education Fund (UNICEF) has said. “In Nigeria every year, we have about 150,000 children that die largely due to diarrhea mostly associated with unsafe water sanitation and hygiene,” said Kanaan ... Read More »

Nigerian Soldiers To Fly Anywhere For N10,000 On New Airline

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In appreciation of their fight against Boko Haram, any Nigerian soldier who flies Air Peace will not pay more than N10,000, Barrister Allen Onyema, Air Peace Chairman and CEO has said. Onyema, who is also the founder of Foundation for Ethnic Harmony in Nigeria (FEHN), a non-governmental organisation, which has ... Read More »

Concentration Of Power, Resources At The Centre Stifling Nigeria’s Growth – Reps’ Deputy Speaker

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In a statement that shows support for devolution of power, Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Emeka Ihedioha has blamed Nigeria’s stunted growth on the concentration of powers and resources at the centre. Ihedioha, who spoke yesterday during the visit of Kenya National Assembly’s Constitutional Implementation Committee led ... Read More »

Jonathan Effects Minor Cabinet Reshuffle

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President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday carried out a minor re-shuffling of his cabinet as he directed the Minister of State II, for Foreign Affairs, Dr. Nurudeen Mohammed, to take over as the Supervising Minister of Information pending the time a substantive minister would be appointed. The position became vacant following ... Read More »

Proclaim Biafra Anywhere You Find Yourselves, Uwazuruike Tells MASSOB Members

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Leader of the Movement for Actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, Chief Ralph Uwazuruike, has charged members of the movement to boldly proclaim the name of Biafra where ever they find themselves. Uwazuruike pointed out that fear of mentioning Biafra’s name in any part of the country should not ... Read More »

s*x-Starved Wife Secures Court’s Order To Dissolve 18-Year-Old Marriage

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An Ikorodu Customary Court on Tuesday dissolved an 18-year-old marriage between Olive Omoletu and his wife, Toyin, who accused the husband of denying her s*x for nine years. The s*x-starved 38-year-old woman, who works as a “nurse” at a traditional hospital, approached the court on Feb. 26, seeking the dissolution ... Read More »

IG Orders Audit Of police Armouries Nationwide

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The Acting Inspector-General of Police, IGP Suleiman Abba, has ordered a thorough check and audit of Police armouries nationwide as part of measures to strengthen accountability of the weaponry stock of the Force. The measure is to enable the Force to review the current state of arms and ammunition in ... Read More »

FG Seeks Secret Trial For Senator Accused Of Funding Boko Haram

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The Federal Government on Tuesday requested a secret trial for Senator Representing Borno South, Mohammed Ali Ndume, who is facing terrorism related charges before the Federal High Court in Abuja. The request by the government, which seeks to preclude members of the public from witnessing court proceedings, is coming midway ... Read More »

SURE-P Has Impacted Positively, Directly On All Nigerians, Says VP Sambo

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Vice President Namadi Sambo on Tuesday assured Nigerians that the Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment Programme (SURE-P) of the Federal Government “is living up to its mandate of impacting lives positively”. Sambo who made the remark while declaring open, a two-day SURE-P Stakeholders’ conference in Lokoja, said the programme was designed to ... Read More »

Ilaro Mayhem: Amosun Warns Against Introduction Of Violence In Ogun Politics

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Following the clash between rival groups in Ilaro, Ogun State, on Monday, Gov. Ibikunle Amosun has urged politicians in the All Progressives Congress, APC, to shun all forms of political thuggery or risk being disqualified by the national leadership of the party. He gave the warning on Tuesday in Ifo, ... Read More »

Reps Set To Amend NBC Act To Break DSTV Monopoly

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A bill entitled: A Bill for an Act to amend the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) Act to provide for competition in Nigeria, to promote efficiency and expand opportunities for participation of Nigerians in world markets while at the same time recognising the role of foreign competition in Nigeria and for ... Read More »

Music, dancing, prizes and more as the Jumia/MTN Connectivity truck rolls out in Ogun, Oyo and Lagos State

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The Jumia and MTN connectivity week truck certainly made an impact as people spotted the truck in different locations in Lagos, Oyo and Ogun State.   Everyone that approached the truck discovered more about Jumia and the new MTN tariff ‘iPulse’. They enjoyed the music and dancing, they were given ... Read More »

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