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

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

Police promote Magu

The Police Service Commission (PSC) has approved the promotion of Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), to the rank of commissioner of police. Magu was previously a deputy commissioner of police. In a statement on Friday, Ikechukwu Ani, PSC spokesman, said 17 other senior police officers were also promoted

Herdsmen attacks: Protest in Plateau, 30 killed in Taraba, Benue

Parliamentary activities at the Plateau State House of Assembly were on Thursday delayed by two separate groups of protesters that stormed the Assembly complex. The protesters, mostly women and youths, stormed the Assembly to register their displeasure over the spate of killings by Fulani herdsmen. While the first group, the Internally Displaced Women in Daffo

Ortom to IDPs: Stop running from killers… defend yourselves with stones

Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue, has asked those affected by the crisis between farmers and herdsmen to defend themselves with stones. According to PUNCH, Ortom said this on Tuesday when he visited internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Naka village in Gwer west local government area. Herdsmen were said to have attacked the village and killed

‘We must get them back alive’ — Okonjo-Iweala describes Jonathan’s reaction to Chibok abduction

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, former minister of finance, says contrary to claims of negligence, ex-President Goodluck Jonathan was concerned about the kidnap of the Chibok schoolgirls. According to THISDAY, Okonjo-Iweala described Jonathan’s reaction to the incident in her yet to be released book titled ‘Fighting Corruption is Dangerous –The Story Behind the Headlines’. Jonathan has been accused

‘Herdsmen’ kill 24 in renewed Benue attacks

At least 24 persons have been reportedly killed in renewed attacks by suspected herdsmen in various communities in Benue state. Members of the house of representatives from Benue disclosed this on Thursday. The killings were said to have been perpetrated between April 2 and 4. Addressing journalists in Abuja, the lawmakers alleged that killer herdsmen