Category Archives: Local News

IBB overthrew me in 1985 because I wanted to probe him, others for corruption – Buhari

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Tolu Awe: President Muhammadu Buhari has finally revealed why he was overthrown as the military Head of State 31 years ago by Gen. Ibrahim Babangida. Buhari said his government was toppled from office because he was planning to purge the military hierarchy of corruption. He said senior military leaders, led by former military president, General […]

PDP wins Kogi East Senatorial re-run election

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A former Chief of Air Staff, AVM Isaac Alfa of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, was, yesterday, declared winner of the Kogi East Senatorial re-run election held on Saturday. He polled 57,575 votes to defeat five other candidates. PDP wins Kogi East Senatorial re-run election The All Progressives Congress, APC, did not participate in the election […]

Dogara forced me to insert N20billion into 2016 Budget – Jibrin

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Ousted chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations, Abdulmumin Jibrin, has made more shocking revelations on how 10 standing committees secretly injected constituency projects worth N284 billion into the 2016 budget without the knowledge of the House. The embattled lawmaker also claimed that the speaker, Yakubu Dogara, allegedly convinced him to ship over […]

Hillary Clinton picks Sen Tim Kaine as running mate

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Hillary Clinton on Friday tapped Tim Kaine, a popular Spanish-speaking senator from the swing state of Virginia, to be her running mate in the White House showdown against Donald Trump. The pick comes three days before the start of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, where Clinton — and now Kaine — will be elevated […]

I respect Niger workers, strikes will never affect our friendship – Sani Bello

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Niger State governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello says he bears no grudge against the leadership of the organised labour and the entire workforce in the state over the just suspended strike action. The governor said he only saw the four-day industrial action called by the state chapters of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union […]

Lawyers warn Dogara against moving against sacked House committee chair, Jibrin

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The ongoing face-off between the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, and a lawmaker from Kano State, Abdulmumin Jibrin, has taken a new twist with Mr. Jibrin’s lawyers writing the speaker and other principal officers of the House, warning them to desist from taking any action their client. The letter was written on […]

EFCC releases Omisore from detention

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Former deputy governor of Osun State, Senator Iyiola Omisore, was released Friday evening from detention. He had been in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Omisore was arrested by EFCC operatives on July 3, 2016 for allegedly receiving about N1.3 billion from the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA). He […]

NAFDAC seizes unregistered drugs worth N15m in Tarabaw

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Report indicated that the National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) impounded unregistered drugs worth N15 million in Gembu, Taraba State. The impounded drugs included Tramadol and Sildenafil combination. Mr Joseph Asikpo, the state Coordinator of the agency, made this known at a media briefing in Jalingo on Friday. According to him, […]

EFCC kicks against bail for Fayose’s ally, set to appeal ruling

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has said it will immediately appeal the ruling of a Federal Capital Territory High Court which granted bail to one Abiodun Agbele, a suspect who is being investigated by the Commission for a range of alleged criminal infractions bordering on fraud and money laundering. Justice Olukayode Fadeniyi, in […]

You are negotiating with mercenaries not us – Niger Delta Avengers replies Buhari

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Niger Delta Avenger have reacted to President Muhammadu Buhari’s claim that the Federal Government has commenced dialogue with militants in the oil rich region. Buhari, speaking through his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu on Thursday confirmed that the Federal Government was negotiating with Niger Delta militants through oil companies and security […]