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Woman absconds with anti corruption crusade crowd hire money

Woman absconds with anti corruption crusade crowd hire money

No fewer than 20 women were on Wednesday stranded at the Haven Event Centre, GRA, Ikeja after the inauguration of a programme “Nigerian Women Against Corruption’’. One of the women, who spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) under condition of anonymity, claimed that a woman who was given money meant for them ran

Reps condemn xenophobic attacks in South Africa

Nigeria’s House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a resolution condemning the xenophobic attacks against Nigerians in South Africa. The lawmakers also urged the President Muhammadu Buhari administration to recall the country’s ambassador to South Africa ahead of a major anti-Nigerians rally planned for Friday. The resolution followed a motion by Rita Orji, a PDP member

Osinbajo seeks reps approval to borrow $500m for 2016 budget

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has asked the house of representatives for approval to borrow $500 million out of the $1 billion Eurobond from the International Capital Market (ICM). Osinbajo said the $500 million would be used to fund the 2016 budget deficit. In a letter addressed to Yakubu Dogara, the speaker, and read on the

Obanikoro files N100m suit against EFCC

Musiliu Obanikoro, a former minister of state for defence, has sued the EFCC for the seizure of his property. He filed the suit on Wednesday at the federal high court in Lagos. Obanikoro and his family are suing the commission, seeking court’s declaration that the forceful seizure of their personal effects constitutes a gross violation

Nigerian military accuses Amnesty International of fabricating report of extrajudicial killings, torture

The Nigerian military has accused human rights organisation, Amnesty International (AI), of fabricating its latest report about extrajudicial killings and torture of 240 people in the country’s north-east and 177 pro-Biafran agitators. In a statement signed by acting director defence information, Rabe Abubakar, a brigadier general, the military described the report as a continuation of

Many Biafra protesters are still in detention-Amnesty International

Amnesty International has accused security agencies of holding many pro-Biafra protesters incommunicado. In a report released on Wednesday, the human rights body said at least 150 protesters have been killed by security operatives in the south-eastern part of the country. In November, the organisation put the casualty figure of those allegedly killed by the military

Osinbajo vetoes four bills passed by National Assembly

Nigeria’s Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, has vetoed four bills passed by the National Assembly and transmitted to the President for assent. The bills are Dangerous Drug Amendment Bill 2016; National Lottery Bill 2016; Currency Conversion Freezing Order Amendment Bill 2016; and Agricultural Guaranteed Credit Scheme Bill 2016. Senate President Bukola Saraki disclosed the development at

Buhari’s lawyer: Why I gave Justice Ademola N500,000

Kola Awodein, a lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) has responded to the statement of Babatunde Adepoju, a Department of State Services (DSS) operative testing in the corruption trial of Justice Niyi Ademola, that he (Awodeyin) handed a bribe of N500,000 to Justice Ademola from President Muhammadu Buhari when the judge presided over President

France role in fight against Boko Haram worries stakeholders

A coalition of stakeholders committed to restoring peace in the north east under the aegis of Concerned Statesmen and Patriots In Nigeria (COSPIN) have expressed concern over what they described as the role of France in the activities of Boko Haram terrorists in Nigeria. Addressing a press conference in Abuja, convener of the coalition, Professor

China has wasted 40 years for football glory, but now the race is on

This summer West Bromwich Albion, one of England’s top flight clubs, will travel to Shanghai, a journey that will be a far cry to their last visit to China almost 40 years ago. In 1978 their journey took 90 hours, starting from London Heathrow Airport on a flight that required stops in Rome, Bahrain, Calcutta

We have no hand in PDP crisis-APC

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has stated that it had nothing to do with the crisis engulfing the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The party made this known in a statement on Tuesday signed by Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, its National Publicity secretary. The APC said in the statement: “The attention of the All Progressives Congress

Alleged N2 Billion Fraud: Abuja Mass Housing Estate drags developer To EFCC

Over 300 house owners, under the platform of Winning Clause Estate Residents Association, at Plot 67 Kafe District, Gwarinpa Extension, Abuja, have requested the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to investigate the alleged collection of over N2 billion from them under false pretense. In a petition addressed to the Acting Chairman of the anti-graft

(L-R) Deputy National Chairman (North), All Progressives Congress (APC) Sen. Lawal Shuaibu; APC National Treasurer, Alh. Bala Mohammed Gwagwarwa and State Chairman, Gombe State APC Caretaker Working Committee, Hon. Idi Barde Gubana during the inauguration.

Why Gombe APC caretaker committee was reconstituted-Senator Shuaibu

The national leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has stated reasons why the Gombe State Caretaker Working Committee was reconstituted. The Party’s Deputy National Chairman (North), Sen. Lawal Shuaibu on Monday evening while inaugurating the newly constituted four-member caretaker committee, cited “irreconcilable differences” among members of the previous Caretaker Working Committee. Sen. Shuaibu said:

BREAKING: Buhari gave ‘corrupt’ Nigerian judge N500,000 during certificate controversy, witness tells court

A witness in the corruption trial of Justice Adeniyi Ademola has alleged that President Muhammadu Buhari gave the embattled judge N500,000 while his certificate controversy was pending before Mr. Ademola, Premium Times has reported. Some persons had filed a suit challenging Mr. Buhari’s candidacy prior to the 2015 elections, alleging the president had no secondary

I need a break from governance – Buhari

Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, on Tuesday, said the medical tests of Presidential Muhammadu Buhari showed he needed more time to rest. Buhari, who has been on vacation in the United Kingdom since January 19, was scheduled to return to the country on February 6. But a day before the scheduled time, Adesina announced that the

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