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Nigerian govt takes ownership of funds held in bank accounts not linked to BVNs

Nigerian govt takes ownership of funds held in bank accounts not linked to BVNs

The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court has granted a request by Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, for a temporary forfeiture of all funds held in bank accounts not linked to BVNs — and whose ownership could not be absolutely identified. Also to be seized by the Nigerian government are funds held

Sani to FG: Include Presidency cabal, APC members in looters’ list

The lawmaker representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District, Senator Shehu Sani, has urged the Federal Government not to limit the names of treasury looters being compiled for publication to members of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party. Sani, who spoke figuratively in a Facebook post on Friday, said the list should include members of the ruling All

SHOCKING: Buhari administration recalls wanted ex-pension boss sacked for alleged corruption

The President Muhammadu Buhari administration has secretly reinstated fugitive former chairman of the Presidential Task Team on Pension Reforms, Abdulrasheed Maina, into the civil service. Multiple sources confirmed to PREMIUM TIMES that Mr. Maina, who is wanted by the anti-graft agency, EFCC, was secretly recalled and promoted to the position of director in charge of

National Assembly will accommodate restructuring, devolution of powers in constitutional amendment – Dogara

The National Assembly is taking note of the debate on restructuring and devolution of power with a view to reflecting the consensus on the issues in the Nigerian Constitution. The Speaker of House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, stated this on Wednesday when he briefed the Nigerian Governors Forum on the efforts to amend the Nigerian

Nigerian govt releases N3.5 billion for nationwide vaccination – Official

The Nigerian government has released N3.5 billion for a vaccination programme against communicable diseases across the country, with the one targeting measles in 19 states in northern Nigeria billed to start October 26. The spokesperson of the Vice President, Laolu Akande, while briefing State House correspondents after the monthly National Economic Council, NEC meeting on

Abuja Chamber of Commerce commends TSTv over launch of digital service

The commercial launch of Telecom Satellite Television (TSTv) in Nigeria has excited the Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) who describe the initiative as one that will further bring information, innovative ideas, goods and services closer to the generality of Nigerians. A statement from the Chamber said its incoming President, Prince Adetokunbo Kayode, CON,

Revealed! Mysterious reason why Buhari cannot enter his office even after ‘rat invasion’ decoy

Two months after President Muhammadu Buhari returned from the longest medical vacation by any serving Nigerian head of state, he has not stepped into his main office, TheCable can report. Since his return from the UK on August 19, Buhari has been making use of two offices — one in his residence at the presidential

Osinbajo meets with Kachikwu, Baru ‘over joint venture cash call’

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday met with Ibe Kachikwu, minister of state for petroleum resources, and Maikanti Baru, group managing director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) at the presidential villa in Abuja. Addressing state house correspondents at the end of the meeting, Kachikwu said issues around oil fields as well as the opening

Igbo group walks to Villa, commends Buhari over Operation Python Dance

Several Igbo sons and daughters early this morning marched to the Presidential villa for eulogize the efforts of the Federal Government for introducing the operation python dance to tackle insecurity in the South East. The exercise, the group said has helped to maintain peace and unity in the South East. The group under the aegis

Police bows to pressure, transfer CP Gwandu out of Edo

After the outcry by Edo State indigenes and residents recently, the force headquarters, Abuja, yesterday yielded to reason and transferred the embattled Commissioner of Police, Edo State, Haliru Gwandu Abukar, who despite initial transfer by the Police Service Commission, PSC, refused deployment to his new station. Abukar’s posting order, issued on Tuesday October 17, 2017,

IGP: Kidnapping of police officers very embarrassing

Ibrahim Idris, inspector general of police (IGP) has expressed sadness over the kidnapping of policemen in the country, describing it as “very embarrassing and annoying”. Amos Aliyu, a divisional police officer (DPO), was abducted by unknown gunmen in Munya local government area of Niger state, alongside his orderly. Before the Niger incident, Emmanuel Adeniyi, an

Buhari was adequately briefed on poor condition of State House Clinic – CMD

Over a year before the wife of the president, Aisha Buhari, publicly criticised the management of the State House Medical Centre, SMHC, for not having basic facilities, the head of the hospital had written her husband, President Muhammadu Buhari, complaining about the poor funding of the hospital, a correspondence seen by PREMIUM TIMES show. In

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