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Ibori’s Conviction Cost N4.3bn

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The anti-graft agencies of the United Kingdom spent £14 million (N4.3 billion) to secure the conviction of Chief James Ibori, former governor of Delta State, it emerged, yesterday at the plenary session of the Senate. The disclosure was made by Sen. Victor Lar, Chairman, Senate Committee on Drugs, Narcotics, Financial ... Read More »

Police Corporal Shoots Bauchi MOPOL Commander To Death

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The Bauchi State Police Command has confirmed the killing of its Commanding Officer in charge of Police Mobile Force (MOPOL), Superintendent of Police Chris L Eza, in yet-to-be ascertained circumstances by a police corporal in Bauchi ‎town. Confirming the development to LEADERSHIP newspaper, the State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP ... Read More »

Two Fraudsters Remanded For Cloning Kwankwaso’s Phone Number

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Two suspected fraudsters, Kabiru Ali, and Idris Umar have been arraigned before a Kano High court for allegedly defrauding the Accountant General of the state, Danjuma Mahamud, while pretending to be the Kano state Governor, Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso. The duo were alleged to have made an illegal act by pretending ... Read More »

I Don’t Have Any Social Media Account – IBB Cries Out •Warns Against Negative Use Of Pictures

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Former Military President, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (retd.), has denied having a Twitter account or any other account in the social media through which anybody could relate with. IBB’s denial comes barely a week after former President Olusegun Obasanjo also disowned all social media accounts operating in his name. The ... Read More »

NSCDC, Private Tank Farm Owners Responsible For Fuel Scarcity In Rivers, Says IPMAN

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The current spate of petroleum products scarcity in Rivers State has been blamed on the activities of private tank farms’ owners and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC). This was the position of the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN), which urged the Federal Government and Directorate ... Read More »

#VictoryForNigeria: Troops Reclaim More Territories In Yobe, Adamawa

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The Nigerian military has recorded more successes in the war against insurgency, following its routing of Boko Haram insurgents from Bara, Gulani Local Government Area of Yobe State. In a series of tweets via its official handle @DefenceInfoNG, the Defence Headquarters said Bara was reclaimed after two days of “intense ... Read More »

Corruption Will Have No Place, The Corrupt Will Not Be Appointed into My Administration – Buhari

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The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Muhammadu Buhari, Thursday, promised to run a private sector-led economy and end corruption if he wins the March 28 election. He said this in a speech at the Chattam House, London. “We will run a private sector-led economy but maintain an ... Read More »

But “Dem Say Na Lie”: GEJ’s Campaign On Obama, Buhari’s ‘Foreign’ Endorsement Of Nigeria’s Economy Growth [WATCH]

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There is something about this Jonathan administration that you cannot fault, it is that everybody seems to agree on the state of Nigerian Economy these days and the massive growth it has experienced under the Goodluck Jonathan’s administration. The “Dem Say Na Lie” Advert brings to bear the obvious Economic Achievements of the President ... Read More »

NDLEA Arrests Two Ex-cons For Smuggling 66Kilos Of Cannabis

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Kano State Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has arrested two ex-convicts for allegedly smuggling substances that tested positive to cannabis sativa (Indian Hemp). The ex-cons, Ejike Martins, 53, and ThankGod Obums, 35, were caught along Emir Road, Sabon Gari, in a dark green Mercedes Benz Car with ... Read More »

Granting Boko Haram Amnesty Will Be Unfair To The System, Says Buhari

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Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has said that he would not grant amnesty to the dreaded Boko Haram sect that has claimed responsibility for the death of over 15,000 Nigerians and displaced millions of others since 2009. Buhari said this while responding to ... Read More »

Fake ICT Experts Deceiving Politicians They Can Compromise INEC’s Card Readers – Edo REC

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The Edo State Resident Electoral Commissioner, Mr. Mike Igini, on Thursday accused some unscrupulous information technologists of misinforming politicians on the use of the card reader in the forthcoming general elections. Igini told journalists in Benin, the state capital that the commission got “intelligent information” that some politicians were collaborating ... Read More »

Obasanjo Denies Snubbing Jonathan, Other Ex-Presidents At Shagari’s Birthday

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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has denied reports in a section of the media that he deliberately arrived late at the birthday celebration of former President Shehu Shagari, after all the other past leaders and President Goodluck Jonathan, had departed the Sokoto home of the celebrant. President Shagari’s 90th birthday was ... Read More »

APC Jittery Over Nigeria’s Victory Over Boko Haram, Accuses Jonathan Of “Positive Propaganda” – Al-Jazeera TV

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According to a report by International Cable TV Al-Jazeera, Nigeria’s opposition has accused President Goodluck Jonathan of using the fight against Boko Haram as “positive propaganda” to win votes in next month’s election. These accusations follow the release of a video by military commanders showing the army in combat against the armed group. Al-Jazeera’s correspondent Ms. Yvonne ... Read More »

Polls: Kebbi Govt Warns Against Breach Of Peace

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The Kebbi State Government has warned residents against anything that could breach the peace during, before and after the forthcoming general elections. Governor Saidu Dakingari gave the warning yesterday when he met with district heads in Fakai Local Government Area of the state. “I attribute the prevailing peace in the state ... Read More »

Buhari’s Chatham House Speech Full Of Lies, Group Says

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Move on Nigeria, a civic action and pressure group promoting democracy, good governance and transformation agenda, has described the speech of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari at Chatham House, yesterday, as full of lies. In a statement in Abuja by the group’s National Coordinator, Clem Aguiyi, ... Read More »

Blasts Kill 17 In Jos

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About 17 people were killed, Thursday, when a twin blast hit two motor parks along Bauchi Road in Jos, the Plateau State capital. The blasts were said to have occurred at about 6pm when residents were returning to their houses during an evening rain. The bombers were said to have ... Read More »

ISIS Plans To Radicalize Nigerian Youths Schooling Abroad – FG

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The Federal government, yesterday, raised alarm over alleged plan by Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) to radicalise Nigerian youths schooling abroad using social media, among other sources. The FG therefore called on parents and guardians to monitor their wards closely. This was disclosed by the Coordinator of the ... Read More »

NYSC Member Commits Suicide Over Female Colleague’s Engagement

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A 26-year-old National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member, simply identified as Ernest, was found dead on Wednesday at his one room apartment after he reportedly took a poisonous substance, Vanguard reports. The young man, who was in love with a fellow NYSC member, Chioma Okewuru, was broken when the girl ... Read More »

Hope Buhari Told The Audience At Chatham House How Much He Loves Boko Haram – Fani-Kayode

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People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Campaign Organisation has described the appearance of the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Muhammadu Buhari at the Chatham House, London as a stage managed show of shame. “We wonder whether General Buhari told his foreign audience whilst he was in London how ... Read More »

We Will Strenghten LIRS, Stop Alpha-Beta From Taking A Percentage Of Lagos IGR – Agbaje

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Lagos State Governorship candidate under the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Jimi Agbaje has promised the people of the state that if elected, his government would empower and strengthen the Lagos Internal Revenue Service to collect tax, stressing that they are the right people to do the job. A private consulting ... Read More »