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Solar power: FG attracts investors with pioneer status

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The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, has said investors can now manufacture solar systems in the country following the recent review of the pioneer status incentive. Fashola stated this in Lagos on Thursday at the launch of the book, entitled ‘Solar Electricity Generation for Off-grid Communities in Nigeria,’ written by the […]

Appeal Court jails Kebbi ex-AG 70 years for N1.6bn fraud

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The Court of Appeal, Kebbi Division, has sentenced a former Kebbi State Accountant-General, Mohammed Dakingari, to seventy years in prison for N1.6bn fraud. He was sentenced to seven years imprisonment on each of the ten counts preferred against him. The appellate court upturned the judgment of a Kebbi State High Court which discharged and acquitted […]

Oyedepo celebrates escape from third potential plane crash

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Bishop David Oyedepo of the Living Faith Church Worldwide, otherwise known as Winners’ Chapel, on Friday chronicled his escape from a recent incident that could have led to a crash of the plane that he was travelling in. Saturday PUNCH learnt that Oyedepo was travelling from Cyprus to Israel in company with his wife and three […]

Fresh $5.5bn loan: Youth groups threaten mass protest

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Some youth groups across the country have vowed to protest against the Federal Government’s plan to get fresh $5.5bn loan, thus adding to Nigeria’s N19.2tn debt profile. The groups described the country’s increasing debt profile as worrisome and capable of mortgaging their future and that of coming generations. They told Saturday PUNCH in separate interviews on Thursday […]

Sani to FG: Include Presidency cabal, APC members in looters’ list

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The lawmaker representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District, Senator Shehu Sani, has urged the Federal Government not to limit the names of treasury looters being compiled for publication to members of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party. Sani, who spoke figuratively in a Facebook post on Friday, said the list should include members of the ruling All […]

Anambra poll: Osinbajo, Saraki, govs for Nwoye’s rally today

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The Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, and the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, are expected to lead a delegation of the national leaders of the All Progressives Congress’ to Anambra State on Friday (today). The APC delegation will be in Anambra for the inauguration of the campaign of the party’s candidate in the November 18 poll in […]

Save me from police harassment – Ecobank MD

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The Managing Director of Ecobank Nigeria Limited, Mr. Charles Kie, has filed a fundamental rights enforcement suit before the Federal High Court in Lagos, seeking protection from police harassment. In a ruling on Thursday, Justice Muslim Hassan ordered that status quo should be maintained pending the final determination of Kie’s N100m suit against the police. […]

Buhari’s govt good at lies, says Jonathan

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Former President Goodluck Jonathan has alleged that the Federal Government under President Muhammadu Buhari is characterised by lies and propaganda. Jonathan spoke in Abuja on Thursday when he received one of the national chairmanship aspirants of the Peoples Democratic Party, Prof. Tunde Adeniran, and members of his campaign team in his office. The party will […]

ISIS’ support for Boko Haram disturbs me, Buhari admits

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday admitted that he was disturbed and surprised by the claim made by members of the Boko Haram sect that they were receiving support from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. The President, however, said he was happy that his administration had been able to prove its ability to curtail […]

Monarch sues Osun CP for embarrassing him

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The Owa Tapa of Ijesha, Osun State, Dr. Olapade Agoro, has dragged the Osun State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Fimihan Adeoye, before the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, over the alleged embarrassment caused him by the police. Agoro, who is also the patriarch of Aladura Church, claimed that the CP, in a […]