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Corruption Has Been Democratized In Nigeria – ActionAid


An international non-governmental organization, ActionAid, has said corruption has been democratised in Nigeria to the extent that it is practically impossible for all the anti-corruption agencies in the country to effectively fight the menace. A report by ActionAid Nigeria noted that Nigeria’s anti-corruption agencies are either politicised, under-funded or lack ... Read More »

PDP Saddened By Kano, Potiskum Bombing


The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Adamu Mu’azu, has condemned Tuesday’s terror attacks on innocent Nigerians in Kano and Potiskum in Yobe state. National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Olisa Metuh, in a statement, Tuesday, said the party was “deeply saddened by the news of the ... Read More »

Borno Pastor Insists CAN Leadership Collected N7bn From Jonathan

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The Borno State-based pastor, Kallamu Musa-Dikwa, who accused the leadership of Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, of collecting N7 billion from President Goodluck Jonathan to campaign against the All Progressives Congress presidential candidate in the March 28 election, Maj.-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has insisted that the Christian body collected the said ... Read More »

Maybelline New York & Dark And Lovely Launch On Jumia Today


The world’s largest cosmetics and beauty company now comes to your door step with world-class products specially adapted for the African woman at prices you will definitely love, on the online shop you can always trust! Jumia will stop at nothing to bring its customers the very best. Enjoy this wide ... Read More »

FG To Pay N264bn Fuel Subsidy By March End


The Federal Government, Monday, scheduled to pay off about N264 billion between now and end of March, as subsidy reimbursement applications submitted to marketers as at end of January 2015. A breakdown showed that the sum comprises 2014 outstanding debts of N164 billion in addition to N100 billion derived from ... Read More »

Reps Commend Jonathan, Military For Successes Recorded Against Boko Haram


The House of Representatives, yesterday, commended President Goodluck Jonathan for motivating the Nigerian military to be more committed to the fight against Boko Haram insurgency. This, they believed, facilitated the recovery of some towns that had fallen under the control of the insurgent group. The commendation came when a motion ... Read More »

Resources Stolen Or Mismanaged By Govt Far Exceeds The Federal Budget Per Annum – Soludo


Former Central Bank Governor, Charles Soludo says President Goodluck Jonathan totally missed the points he was trying to make in the article he wrote about the missing oil revenues titled Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and the Missing Trillions. According to him, he believed the president has not had time to read his ... Read More »

Nigeria To Generate N1trn From Cashew


The National Cashew Association of Nigeria (NCAN) says the country will generate ‎N1 trillion from the cash crop in the next 10 years. However, the actualization of the projected revenue would be dependent on the kind of support and encouragement it gets from regulators. Sotonye Anga, the National Publicity Secretary ... Read More »

Produce The Original Shekau, Fayose Tells APC


Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose has again attacked the leadership of the All Progressives Congress(APC). Now, he accuses the party of knowing those behind the Boko Haram insurgency.‬ In a statement issued in Ado Ekiti, Tuesday, by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, Fayose lamented ... Read More »

FG Set To Sell Delta Steel Company


The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Mohammed Sada, Tuesday said that the Federal Government through the Assets Management Company of Nigeria (AMCON), has concluded plans to sell the Delta steel company to an automobile firm. Sada, who stated this when he appeared before the senate committee on Power, Mines ... Read More »

Jonathan Condemns Kano, Potiskum Attacks


President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has condemned the bombing in Kano and Potiskum by terrorist group, Boko Haram. In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Dr Reuben Abati, on Tuesday, Jonathan said he shared the grief of families that lost loved ones in the bombings. A bomb, ... Read More »

Nigerian Armed Forces Responsible For 90 Per Cent Of Successes Recorded Over Boko Haram – Shettima

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Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State on Monday stated that ninety per cent of the ongoing battle to reclaim seized territories under the control of Boko Haram is being carried out by the Nigerian Armed Forces and not by troops of neighbouring countries as “wrongly” perceived by the media. Shettima ... Read More »

Fashola Has Lied Again – Agbaje


The Lagos State Peoples Democratic Pary (PDP) Governorship candidate, Jimi Agbaje, has said that Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State lied again on his company’s tax. According to him, for Fashola to say that he has now paid N500,000 is a lie. “There is no truth in this latest piece ... Read More »

Polls: Rivers Politicians Flouting Peace Accord – Police

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The Assistant Inspector General of Police, Zone 6, Mr. Tunde Ogunsakin, has accused political leaders in Rivers State of breaking the peace accord facilitated by the police. Speaking with journalists in Port Harcourt on Monday, Mr. Ogunsakin said that politicians in the state, who were part of the peace accord, ... Read More »

EFCC Declares Abuja Couple Wanted Over N1billion Fraud

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has declared a couple (picture inset) in Abuja wanted in connection with a case of criminal breach of trust, obtaining by false pretence and issuance of dud cheque to the tune of over one billion naira. The EFCC gave the names of the ... Read More »

No More Parking Of Campaign Vehicles Outside Political Parties’ Offices In Borno – Army


The Nigerian Army on Monday warned politicians and political parties in Borno State against parking their campaign vehicles outside their party offices. In a statement by the 7 Division of the Nigerian Army in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, politicians were warned that any such vehicles seen parked outside the ... Read More »

Boko Haram: Jonathan Meets Presidents Of Congo, E/Guinea In Abuja, Seeks International Support For Nigeria


President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday called for more international support against terrorism in Africa. He made the call when President Denis Sassou N’Guesso of the Republic of Congo and President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea paid a one-day working visit to Nigeria. The leaders met ... Read More »

Reports Of Bird Flu In Obasanjo Farms False – Agric Ministry


The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has dismissed a media report claiming that the Obasanjo Farms has been attacked by bird flu. A newspaper had reported that residents living around the farm had raised alarm on the outbreak of the bird flu, expressing fears that their lives were in ... Read More »

IG Abba Oders In-depth Forensic Investigation Into Killing Of ABU Don


The Inspector General of Police, IGP Suleiman Abba, has directed the Assistant Inspector-General of Police, Zone 1, Kano, AIG Tambari Muhammed, to unravel the circumstances surrounding the death of Prof. Ahmed Falaki. The late Falaki was a renowned professor of Agriculture at the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and was until ... Read More »

Obasanjo Disowns Fake Social Media Accounts, Warns Perpetrators


Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has disowned all the social media accounts operating in his name, saying they do not belong to him neither are the opinions expressed via such accounts a reflection of his views. He said this in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital on Monday. The ex-president was reacting ... Read More »