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Budget Padding Scandal: Femi Falana slams SSS for launching investigation

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Budget Padding Scandal: Femi Falana slams SSS for launching investigation

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Femi Falana, on Sunday slammed the Nigerian secret police, the State Security Service (SSS) for wading into the unfolding budget padding scandal that has engulfed the House of Representatives for more than a week. Mr. Falana, in a statement Sunday, said the SSS’ mandate was strictly limited to protecting the […]

UNICEF resumes aid to NE Nigeria after convoy attack

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UNICEF resumes aid to NE Nigeria after convoy attack

UNICEF will continue to provide assistance to millions of conflict-affected children in northeast Nigeria, despite an attack on its convoy by Boko Haram Islamists, the UN children’s agency has said. The jihadists ambushed a humanitarian convoy that included workers from UNICEF, UNFPA, and IOM while returning from Bama in northeast Borno state on Thursday, injuring […]

Nigeria prepares troops for Niger Delta crackdown if peace talks fail

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Nigeria is deploying troops into strategic positions in the Niger Delta to prepare to use force against militants if peace talks fail, defense chiefs said on Friday. Last week the government said it was talking to militants who have attacked oil and gas facilities in the main oil producing region in recent months, cutting crude […]

Rivers: I ran a transparent government, I never received N3trn as Governor – Amaechi

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Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, Minister of Transport has again reiterated that as governor of Rivers State for eight years, he was transparent and did not embezzle money meant for the people. Amaechi said, as governor, he did not receive over N3 trillion as alleged by his successor, Nyesom Wike. Amaechi made the clarification at a stakeholders’ […]

Military bombards Lagos, Ogun creeks, scores feared killed

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There was pandemonium on Thursday in the Arepo area of Ogun State and some part of Lagos State after the military bombarded the base of suspected militants in the states. The PUNCH learnt that scores of militants were reportedly killed in the joint military operation which lasted for more than one hour. A source said […]

Unite for the Peace and Security of Nigeria – CDS tells citizens

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Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Gen. Gabriel Olonisakin, has called for the patriotic commitment of all stakeholders for the unity, peace and security of the country in view of the country’s myriad security challenges. Olonisakin stated this at the Defence Headquarters Abuja, during the One-Day Defence Correspondents’ Seminar titled: “Constructive Reportage as an Important Ingredient […]

Oshiomhole’s call for Ize-Iyamu’s arrest has confirmed Buhari’s partiality – PDP

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has lambasted Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State for calling for the arrest of its governorship candidate, Pastor ‎Osagie Ize-Iyamu. Oshiomhole, while speaking at the APC campaign flag-off for Edo North at Auchi, reportedly said, “the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) should do its job and make the PDP […]

Budget Paddling: Tell Nigerians the truth – CISLAC warns National Assembly

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An NGO, known as the Civil Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC), has called on the National Assembly to come clean on the various scandals rocking the legislative arm. Executive Director, CISLAC, Mr Auwal Musa, made the call on Thursday in Abuja in a statement issued to newsmen. He said that the recent revelations by Rep. Abdulmumuni […]

N4.7bn scandal: How I transported election funds for Obanikoro – Former aide

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An officer of the Nigerian Navy, Lt.-Cdr Olumide Adewale has informed the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, how he helped his former boss, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, to transport money, which was flown to Akure and later handed over to Abiodun Agbele on the instructions of Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State. Adewale, an ex-Aide-de-Camp […]

We will stop militants from kidnapping, attacking Lagosians – Ijaw leaders

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The Ijaw community in Lagos State has promised to prevail on Niger Delta militants from attacking residents of South West. Some communities in Lagos and Ogun states are being attacked by gunmen suspected to be Ijaws staying in the creeks. Speaking for the Ijaws in Lagos on Thursday, a former president of the Izon Community, […]