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Breaking: Court dashes Ondo governor’s hope in election suit

Breaking: Court dashes Ondo governor’s hope in election suit

…as Abraham wins Akeredolu in round II The camp of the governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akerodolu, SAN may have been thrown into an unanticipated panic as the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Friday dismissed all grounds of objections raised by his lawyers and the lawyer to All Progressive Congress (APC) in a

Nigeria Air: Branding cost N50.8million only – Sirika

Minister of State, Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika has on Thursday denied paying $600,000 for the design of the logo of the Nigeria Air as speculated. He explained that due process was followed in the branding, which included obtaining ‘’No Objection’’ Certificate with Ref. No.BPP/RPT/18/VOL.1/075 from the Bureau of Public Procurement for the sum of N50,893,000.00

Even before Yusuf, NHIS was an agency steeped in fraud

Long before the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) made the headlines with the recent crisis surrounding its repeatedly suspended Executive Secretary, Usman Yusuf, the Auditor-General of the Federation (AuGF) raised an alarm on how monumental fraud, opacity, and impunity had become the culture of the agency, a PREMIUM TIMES report has disclosed. The annual report

‘We don’t have rubber bullets’ — military issues fresh warning to Shi’ites

John Agim, spokesman of the defence headquarters (DHQ), has told members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) to be ready to face the consequences if they take on the military. Members of the movement better known as Shi’ites clashed with soldiers in some parts of Abuja last week. The army confirmed that three Shi’ites were

Keyamo: PDP to fly in investigators to hunt for examiners who marked Buhari’s WAEC scripts

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are frantically searching for the examiners who marked President Muhammadu Buhari’s scripts in the 1961 West African School Certificate Examination(WAEC), Festus Keyamo, the spokesman of the Buhari Campaign Organisation, has alleged. Keyamo, who described the certificate matter as a “dead issue”, dismissed allegations that the certificate recently presented to President

Documents show Buhari’s govt. illegally diverted N378billion NLNG dividend

The federal government illegally diverted $1.05 billion (N378 billion at N360 to a dollar) sourced from the Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) dividend funds to secretly fund subsidy payment on petroleum products, a report by PREMIUM TIMES has revealed. The diversion details are coming amidst revelations from accusations the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has a $3.5

Eight killed, women kidnapped, houses burnt in Boko Haram attack on IDP camp – UN

The United Nations office in Nigeria on Thursday issued a statement condemning an attack on an internally displaced persons (IDP) camp in Maiduguri during which at least eight persons were killed and some women abducted by suspected Boko Haram gunmen. The incident which occurred Wednesday night is one of the deadliest attacks on civilians, and

PDP accuses Buhari of fleecing Nigerians, says Atiku’ll reduce price of petrol

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says its Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has worked out a pricing template that will immediately crash the pump price of fuel in the country, since the President Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress (APC) administration, in its insensitivity, has failed to do the needful in the last three years. The PDP

How National Assembly mismanaged billions of Naira through illegal expenditures, fraud – Audit Report

About N3.5 billion was misappropriated in 2016 by the management of the National Assembly, an audit report has revealed. The monies were siphoned through various schemes such as failure to retire advances, financial documentation irregularities, excess payment for goods, controversial purchases and diversion of funds. These findings were contained in the 2016 annual audit report

Nigeria’s foreign reserves fall by $2.2bn in Oct — biggest monthly drop since 2015

Defending the naira has gotten more expensive as Nigeria’s foreign reserves declined by $2.2 billion in October 2018 alone — the largest monthly drop since 2015. Data from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has shown that the reserves shed $2,243,157,059 in October, moving from $44,305,099,104 on the last working day of September to $42,061,942,045

Edo State Sports Commission boss, Dudu-Orumen, others, named in NFF football reform committee

The Nigerian Football Federation (NFF)on Wednesday moved to reform Nigerian football with the release of names of individuals in a football reform committee. The committee headed Barrister Seyi Akinwunmu, 1st Vice President of the NFF, has leading members of the Nigerian football fraternity including members of the NFF Executive Committee, NFF Congress, technocrats, legal practitioners,

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