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Proposed pension for Saraki, Dogara, product of greed – NLC

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The Nigeria Labour Congress has said that the proposed life pension and immunity for the principal officers of the National Assembly was a product of greed and ego. The President of the NLC, Mr. Ayuba Wabba, said in a statement on Tuesday that those behind the move only opted to adopt an immoral, bad and […]

I will continue to advise any government in power — IBB

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Former Military President, General Ibrahim Babangida, (retd), has promised to continue to offer useful advice to any government in power. The former military warlord said he was committed to the Nigerian project because he had no other country to call his own. IBB, as he is fondly called, made this declaration yesterday in Minna, the […]

Fayose has no immunity against our investigations – EFCC

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has declared that the Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has no immunity clause against investigation by the commission. Spokesman of the anti-graft agency, Wilson Uwajaren made the assertion while reacting to the action of the commission to freeze Fayose’s bank account. Recall that Fayose had on Monday revealed […]

We never agreed ceasefire with FG – Niger Delta Avengers

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Separatist group, Niger Delta Avengers has dismissed reports that it has entered into a ceasefire agreement with the Nigerian government. The group which has claimed responsibility for several attacks on pipeline installations in the Niger Delta region was alleged to have reached an agreement with the Federal Government to lay down their arms. But the […]

BREAKING: Buhari appoints new acting Police IG

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President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Ibrahim Kpotun Idris, an Assistant Inspector General of police, from Niger State, as the new acting Inspector General, the News Agency of Nigeria has reported. Mr. Idris’ appointment follows the retirement of Solomon Arase as he clocks the compulsory retirement age of 60. Mr. Idris was the AIG in charge […]

N120 billion Aviation intervention fund diverted into private pockets’

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The Senate, on Monday, commenced investigation into how N120 billion government intervention fund released to the aviation industry in 2011, vanished. The money was released by the Central Bank of Nigeria, as part of a N500 billion intervention fund, the acting director, development and finance at the bank, Mudashiru Olaitan said. Other beneficiaries of the […]

Aisha Buhari In Jefferson Bribery Scandal Not President Buhari’s Wife — Ex-EFCC Boss, Lamorde

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The Aisha Buhari named in the bribery scandal involving a U.S. Congressman, Williams Jefferson, is not the Aisha that is President Muhammadu Buhari’s wife, a former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Lamorde, “I can tell you authoritatively that the Aisha Buhari named in that case is not President Buhari’s wife,” Mr. […]

Ex-President Jonathan’s Former Aide Dudafa Granted Bail

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A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, on Monday, admitted to bail Mr. Warpamo Owei Emmanuel Dudafa, former Special Assistant on Domestic Affairs to the former president Goodluck Jonathan. The bail was in the sum of N500million with two sureties in like sum. The sureties are to swear to an affidavit of residence, must be […]

No law should restrict freedom of worship – Osinbajo

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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said that laws should not be made to restrict the freedom of worship in the country. Osinbajo said this in a keynote address at the “First National Judicial Roundtable on The Intersection between Law and Religion’’ at the National Judicial Institute, Abuja on Monday. The vice president insisted that in […]

AMCON gets order to seize Jimoh Ibrahim’s assets

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Federal High Court in Lagos has granted an interim injunction to the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria to take over some assets belonging to Nigerian businessman, Mr. Jimoh Ibrahim, over an alleged indebtedness of N50bn. Justice Saliu Saidu, who made the order following an application to that effect by AMCON’s lawyer, Mr. Yusuf Ali (SAN), […]