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Sex scandal: US Ambassador ignores Reps probe again

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THE outgoing United States Ambassador to Nigeria, James Entwistle, yesterday, failed again to appear before the House of Representatives investigative hearing committee on the alleged sex misconduct involving three members of the House. James Entwistle This is as the three members involved in the sex scandal accused the ambassador of racial discrimination, adding that the […]

I’ve forgiven Melaye but…, says Remi Tinubu

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the representative of Lagos-Central Senatorial District in the Senate, Oluremi Tinubu, has said as a Christian she has forgiven her Kogi-West counterpart, Senator Dino Melaye. But she added that she would not be intimidated by anybody. Tinubu said this on Wednesday when a delegation of the Lagos State House of Assembly members from Lagos-Central and […]

FG Spent N1.02 Trillion to Service Debt in 2015 – DMO

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The federal government last year spent N1.018 trillion to service its local debts, an amount that is N152.32 billion or 17.6 per cent higher than the N865.81 billion it spent on servicing local debts in 2014. This amount, according to data made available in the recently released 2015 Annual Report of the Debt Management Office […]

Buratai Says Nigerian Army needs the help of God to succeed

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The Chief of Army Staff, COAS, Tukur Buratai, on Friday asserted that the Army needs the help of God to succeed in its endeavours. He made this statement while speaking during a commemorative service of the 153rd Nigerian army day celebration in Abuja.  Buratai said the army would continue to do its best to safeguard […]

Assassination: Member of Niger Delta Avengers, Tompolo associate arrested over plot to assassinate military officer

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Suspected member of Niger Delta Avengers, Selky Kile Torughedi have been arrested by the Department of State Services, DSS over plot to assassinate a serving military officer, M.B. Yahaya. This declaration was made in a statement signed by the DSS spokesperson, Tony Tony Opuiyo on Friday, the secret police disclosed that Yahaya was an associate […]

Police Authority Retires 21 AIGs

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The Police Service Commission yesterday approved the retirement of 21 Assistant Inspectors General of Police (AIGs). The affected officers were senior to the new Acting Inspector-General of Police, (IGP), Mr. Idris Ibrahim, before his elevation The affected AIGs, in a statement signed by Mr. Ikechukwu Ani, the Commission’s Head of Public Relations on behalf of […]

PDP Relief as Court Dismisses Sheriff’s Suit

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An FCT High Court sitting in Abuja, Thursday, struck out a suit by Ali Modu Sheriff seeking to be recognized as the authentic Chairman of the party. This came as a respite for the Ahmed Markafi-led Caretaker Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Sheriff and 17 members of the PDP had dragged the party […]

Court to rule on Fani-Kayode, Nenadi Usman’s bail application on Monday

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On Friday a Lagos Federal High Court reserved judgement on the bail application of former Minister of Aviation and former spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Femi Fani-Kayode. The presiding judge, Justice Sule Hassan fixed July 4 for ruling on the bail application. Justice Haasan said the adjournment was to allow him time to […]

Court Granted N50million Bail to Mawu for Alledged Bribery

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Report indicated that an FCT High Court have granted bail to AVM Alikali Mawu, a former Air Officer Training Command, in the sum of N50 million for alleged bribery. Mawu, a member of Committee for Procurement in the Ministry of Defence, was arraigned on June 21 before Justice Salisu Garba on a three-count charge of […]

Taiwan Navy Fires Missile in Error

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The Taiwan Navy fired a supersonic missile in error and hit a Taiwan fishing boat in waters separating the island from diplomatic rival China on Friday. The missile which did not explode pierced the boat and killed one Taiwan fisherman, officials said. The ship-to-air missile was mis-fired from a 500-ton Navy patrol vessel during pre-inspection […]