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Nigerian arrested in India for overstaying

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A Nigerian student is facing prosecution in India for allegedly overstaying in the country after his visa expired. Twenty-five years old Raji Roqeeb Babatunde reportedly arrived in India in 2011 for his Masters in Occupational Therapy in Manipal School of Allied Health Sciences. He subsequently followed the Masters Programme up with a doctorate programme. But, Babatunde whose […]

IPOB’s ban: FG writes to US, UK, others, lawyer faults move

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The Federal Government has formally notified the governments of the United States of America, the United Kingdom and other foreign countries about the proscription of the Indigenous People of Biafra, and the designation of the group as a terrorist organisation, The PUNCH has learnt. The Federal High Court in Abuja had, on August 20, made an order […]

EFCC traces N2.1bn to Patience’s dead mother’s account

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has traced N2.114bn to the bank account of Magel Resort Limited, which was allegedly owned by Mrs. Patience Jonathan and her late mother, Mama Charity Oba. According to the EFCC, the total amount of money traced to Mrs. Jonathan is now N17bn. Patience, the wife of former President Goodluck […]

$20m bribery: Indicted foreign company bids for NPA contract

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission says it is still investigating  the $20m bribery scam involving a company, Dredging International Services (Cyprus) Ltd. and some former officials of  the Nigerian Ports Authority. There were  reports in August that  the Swiss authorities, had through the Office of The Attorney General, Department of International Affairs on May […]

You can’t stop Biafra, MASSOB tells Buhari, Army

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The Movement for the Actualisation of a Sovereign State of Biafra has condemned  a fresh military invasion of the home  of Eze Israel Kanu, the father of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, at Afara Ukwu, Abia State. In a statement in Awka, Anambra State, on Monday by MASSOB’s National Director […]

Peter Obi blames agitations on leadership failure

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A former governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi, on Monday said agitations for the break-up of Nigeria were the result of years of bad governance by the past and current governments. Obi expressed the view in a keynote address entitled, ‘Good governance as a panacea for peace and stability,’ which he delivered at the […]

Bold monetary , fiscal policies needed for Nigeria’s economic recovery

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The Governor of the Central bank of Nigeria says the country’s economic  recovery could relapse  if strong and bold monetary and fiscal policies are not activated to sustain it. The apex bank Governor, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, said this at the end of the Monetary committee’s two-day meeting, in Abuja, Nigeria. He said the economy is […]

Kaduna communities record two-year uninterrupted power supply – FG

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The Federal Government on Tuesday announced that two communities in Kaduna State recently recorded two straight years of uninterrupted supply of electricity. It said the Gnami and Pakau communities enjoyed uninterrupted power from the 90-kilowatt Solar PV off-grid system installed in the areas, as the villages were far from the reach of the national power […]

N’Assembly passes controversial Peace Corps bill

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Despite a contrary legal advice, the Senate on Tuesday passed the bill seeking to establish the Nigerian Peace Corps in concurrence with the House of Representatives. The Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters, in its report, which was considered at the plenary on Tuesday, strongly criticised the establishment of the corps. But […]

Zero oil revenue days fast approaching, says Osinbajo

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Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Monday declared that the days in which no single revenue would be generated from crude oil were fast approaching. Osinbajo, who spoke at the Extra-ordinary Session of the Council of Ministers of the African Petroleum Producers Organisation in Abuja, noted that technology was fast depleting the usefulness of crude oil. […]