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Adegboruwa: BVN not backed by law… court order to freeze bank accounts illegal

Adegboruwa: BVN not backed by law… court order to freeze bank accounts illegal

Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, human rights lawyer, has described as illegal, the order granting forfeiture of funds in accounts without bank verification number (BVN) to the federal government. On Saturday, TheCable reported that 19 banks had been directed and given the ultimatum of 14 days to advertise accounts without BVN in a national newspaper. This order was

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

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

Nwankwo Kanu Launches N1 Billion Jackpot Lotto to Support Kanu Heart Foundation

Legendary Nigerian footballer and philanthropist, Nwankwo Kanu, is launching the biggest lotto in Africa to raise funds for the Kanu Heart Foundation (KHF) ( and help build a specialist cardiac hospital in Abuja. The KHF lotto offers a jackpot starting at N1 billion and will be run in conjunction with AfroMillonsLotto ( It offers twice-weekly

Protesters occupy British Embassy, says UK must produce Kanu for trial

‎A civil society organisation, Advocates of Social Justice for All (ASJA) has called on the Government of the United Kingdom to release the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, to face his trial in the country. Last month, a Federal High Court in Abuja declared IPOB a terrorist organization after the