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Saraki faces fresh CCT trial, to appeal at Supreme Court

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The Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal, on Tuesday, nullified the acquittal ruling of the Code of Conduct Tribunal handed down in favour of Senate President Bukola Saraki on false declaration of assets, in June this year. Delivering a unanimous judgment in the appeal filed by the Federal Government against the Senate President’s acquittal, […]

Senate queries minister over repeated votes in 2018 budget

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The Senate Committee on Culture and Tourism on Tuesday questioned the Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, over what they described as an annual ritual of reintroducing items for which appropriations had been made in the previous year. Such items, according to the committee, include office equipment such as computer, furniture, generators […]

Man arrested for allegedly hacking wife to death

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THE Niger State Police Command has arrested a 50-year-old man, Bamaiyi Tanko, for allegedly murdering his wife, Auta. According to the police, Tanko, who hails from Maigoge Village in the Mariga Local Government Area of Niger State, allegedly hacked Auta, his wife of 10 years, to death following an altercation. Tanko, according to the police, […]

No peace, stability until Jerusalem is recognised as capital of Palestinian state – Abbas

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Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday warned that there could be “no peace or stability” in the Middle East until Jerusalem is recognised as the capital of a Palestinian state. “Jerusalem is and will forever be the capital of the Palestinian state… There will be no peace, no stability without that,” Abbas told an emergency […]

BREAKING: FIFA fines Nigeria for fielding ineligible player in World Cup qualifier, deducts points

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FIFA has fined the Nigeria Football Federation 6,000 Swiss Francs (about N2,177,280) for fielding an ineligible player in a Russia 2018 World Cup qualifying match. The disciplinary committee of the body in a statement on Tuesday said the three-time African champions fielded Shehu Abdullahi who was ineligible for the qualifier against Algeria on 10 November […]

Appeal Court orders Saraki to face trial on three charges

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Ade Adesomoju, Abuja The Court of Appeal in Abuja on Tuesday  dismissed 15 out of the 18 counts of false assets declaration instituted against the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, before the Code of Conduct Tribunal. The three-man panel of the Court of Appeal led by Justice Tinuade Akomolafe-Wilson unanimously ordered  the Senate President to return to […]

Why FG hasn’t prosecuted some treasury looters – Osinbajo

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Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Monday said “strategic advice” from independent sources, anti-corruption committees and special panels set up for the recovery of assets allegedly looted by previous government officials had prevented the current administration from going forward with its desire to prosecute the looters. He disclosed this at the 2017 celebration of the International Anti-corruption […]

UPDATED: FG finally hands over State House, Marina to Lagos govt

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The Federal Government on Tuesday completed the process of handing over the State House, Marina, to the Lagos State Government. The process which started about 20 years ago was completed with the signing and exchanging of documents between the state government and the Federal Government in Abuja. The Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, signed […]

People in power are trying to rush NGO bill, Amnesty warns Nigerians

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Amnesty International on Tuesday warned Nigerians that the proposed law to regulate the activities of civil society organisations will have devastating effects and take away their freedoms. The NGO Regulatory Commission Bill, whose public hearing is slated for December 13 and 14, had generated controversies after some Nigerians, including a former Chairman of the National […]

Pakistani mother gives birth mid-air

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A Pakistani mother on Tuesday gave birth to a baby girl on-board a flight taking pilgrims from the Muslim holy city of Madinah in Saudi Arabia to Pakistan, airline officials said. A spokesman for Pakistan International Airline, Mashood Tajwar said that both the mother and baby were healthy, though it was a premature birth. “The […]