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Okorocha fires son-in-law, 12 appointees

Okorocha fires son-in-law, 12 appointees

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, has sacked 13 political office holders in the state, including Uche Nwosu, his son-in-law. Nwosu is believed to be Okorocha’s preferred choice as the next governor of the state. In a statement on Wednesday, Samuel Onwuemeodo, chief press secretary to the governor, said the sacked appointees are seeking elective

Amaechi defends construction of N18bn Transportation University in Buhari’s hometown

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, has defended the planned construction of Transportation University in Daura, Katsina state, where President Muhammadu Buhari is from. The construction of the N18 billion project is scheduled to start in 2019. Addressing journalists in Abuja on Tuesday, Amaechi said there is nothing special about siting the university in the president’s

Amnesty Int’l demands release of report into alleged armed forces abuses

Amnesty International on Monday called on the Nigerian government to immediately publish the report submitted by a presidential panel which investigated alleged human rights violations by the Nigerian armed forces. The seven-member judicial commission was raised in August 2007 by then-Acting President Yemi Osinbajo while President Muhammadu Buhari was on a lengthy vacation for an

Buhari’s Govt: A Stinking Can of Corruption – Frank

Former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, has described the President Muhammadu Buhari’s-led administration of a stinking can of corruption. Frank was reacting to claims by Prof. Itse Sagay – chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC) – in an interview with a national daily, that President Muhammadu

Ambode formally declares for second term, say still has more to give Lagos

Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode on Monday officially declared his intention to seek re-election in 2019 on the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC), saying he remains undaunted and resolutely committed to achieve more for the State. Addressing scores of residents and party faithful who defied the heavy downpour to witness the declaration ceremony

Abacha Loot: Swiss lawyer tackles Malami over dubious N7bn legal fees

Enrico Monfrini, the Swiss lawyer hired by Nigeria to recover Abacha Loot, says Abubakar Malami, the attorney-general of the federation (AGF), is trying to change the facts on the $321 million recovered from Luxembourg. TheCable had reported how Malami engaged Oladipo Okpeseyi and Temitope Adebayo, two Nigerian lawyers, for a fee of $17 million (about

Dalung asks Buhari to declare state of emergency in Plateau, Zamfara, Benue

Solomon Dalung, minister of youth and sports development, has asked the federal government to declare state of emergency in states experiencing incessant killings. Dalung said this is necessitated by the failure of the security agencies to end the attacks and bring the killers to book. Plateau, Zamfara, Benue and Taraba are among states where many

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