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While thousands die due to lack of cancer machines, Adeosun releases N120billion for lawmakers’ self-enrichment projects

While thousands die due to lack of cancer machines, Adeosun releases N120billion for lawmakers’ self-enrichment projects

As the release of the N9billion allocated for cancer machines that could check the deaths of 10,000 Nigerians annually suffers delay without explanation, the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, has so far released N120 billion for pet projects by lawmakers at the National Assembly, PREMIUM TIMES can authoritatively report today. Eight federal university teaching hospitals

Atiku: I’m not surprised Buhari called Nigerian youth lazy… he’s not an employer of labour

Atiku Abubakar, former vice-president, says President Muhammadu Buhari would not describe Nigerian youth as lazy if he were an employer of labour. President Buhari had said most Nigerian youth just want to sit down and do nothing while speaking at the Commonwealth Business Forum in Westminster, UK. During a question and answer session at Chatham

Dino Melaye speaks on arrest, escape

World Cup 2018 Nigerian senator, Dino Melaye, has explained the events leading to his reported escape from a moving police vehicle that landed him in a hospital in Abuja on Tuesday. A statement signed by his media aide, Gideon Ayodele, on Wednesday morning, said the senator voluntarily submitted himself to the police and, therefore, did

APC chairmanship: Oyegun says endorsement of Oshiomhole is childish

John Odigie-Oyegun, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has described as “absolutely childish” the endorsement of Adams Oshiomhole, former Edo governor, by south-south stakeholders of the party. He made this known to journalists at the party’s national secretariat in Abuja on Tuesday. “It was childish, absolutely childish. Voting is done at convention and

APC govs endorse Buhari for second term, say ‘he must go ahead with his vision’

The 24 governors elected on the platform of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) on Tuesday announced their endorsement of President Muhammadu Buhari’s candidature for the 2019 presidential election. Rochas Okorocha, Imo state governor, made the position of the governors known to state house correspondents after a closed-door meeting with the president at the presidential

Switzerland returned Abacha loot with $1.5m interest, says envoy

Switzerland says it has returned all the money kept in the country by Sani Abacha, late Nigerian head of state. Pio Wennubst, assistant director-general and head, Global Cooperation Department, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, told NAN that the money was returned with $1.5 million interest. Wennubst said Switzerland returned about $322.5 million dollars (N116.11

Buhari ‘withdraws $462 million from Excess Crude Account without National Assembly approval’

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the withdrawal $462 million from the Excess Crude Account (ECA) to the United States for the procurement of 12 Super Tucano aircraft, without a prior approval of the National Assembly, This Day newspaper has reported. A new letter by the president to the National Assembly, says the U.S. government had

BREAKING: Melaye in police custody

Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, is currently in police custody, TheCable has reported. TheCable understands that the senator drove to the office of the special anti-robbery squad (SARS) in Abuja to submit himself on Tuesday morning. The senator had earlier said he will make himself available to the police. Anjuguri Manzah, spokesman of the

Buhari ‘withdraws $462 million from Excess Crude Account without National Assembly approval’

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the withdrawal $462 million from the Excess Crude Account (ECA) to the United States for the procurement of 12 Super Tucano aircraft, without a prior approval of the National Assembly, This Day newspaper has reported. A new letter by the president to the National Assembly, says the U.S. government had

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