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IPOB elders disown Avengers, MASSOB

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The Supreme Council of Elders of Indigenous People Of Biafra on Wednesday disowned the Niger Delta Avengers and the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra. “Preachers of violence might be infants or non-existent during the 30-month Nigerian Civil War,” the group  said, The Deputy Chairman of  IPOB’s  Supreme Council, Dr. Dozie […]

Over 300,000 apply for 750 EFCC jobs

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No fewer than 300,000 applications were received for the 750 positions advertised by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, an official has said. Its Director of Public Affairs, Mr Osita Nwaja, announced the figures in Enugu when he visited the Enugu zonal office of the News Agency of Nigeria. Nwaja said that the recruitment was […]

Lagos State Government Approves Restructuring Of Lekki Concession Company Loan Facility

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The Lagos State Executive Council on Wednesday approved the restructuring of the Lekki Concession Company (LCC) Loan Facility provided by local and international lenders. The State Government in a statement issued by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Steve Ayorinde, said that it has paid a total of N9.8billion in full and final settlement of […]

Return ‘stolen’ Gbaramatu symbol of authority, Tompolo tells military

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WANTED former Niger Delta militant kingpin, Chief Government Ekpemupolo, also known as Tompolo, on Tuesday made a passionate appeal to President Muhammadu Buhari to prevail on the Nigerian Army to return the golden sword, which was allegedly seized by the military during the invasion of the area last month. The ‘golden sword’, which is also […]

My tenure ends after four years, says Sheriff

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The factional  National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Ali Modu Sheriff, has said he is ready to vacate office. But he said he would do that when the national leadership of the party asked him to leave. Sheriff spoke in Abuja on Tuesday when some state chairmen of the party paid him a solidarity […]

PDP leadership crisis: Makarfi begs Sheriff

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The Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Caretaker Committee, Sen Ahmed Makarfi has urged the factional leader of the party, Sen Ali Modu Sheriff, to explore dialogue over Edo governorship election. Makarfi gave the call in Abuja when he received the report of the party’s gubernatorial primaries in Edo State. He said, “Once again, […]

Abia PDP backs Ikpeazu as court sacks gov

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The Abia State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party has expressed its support for Mr. Okezie Ikpeazu, who was sacked on Monday as the governor of the state by a Federal High Court in Abuja for alleged falsification of tax receipts. The party declared that Ikpeazu was validly nominated and elected as the state governor, […]

EFCC arrests Fayose’s ‘best friend’ over N4.7bn fraud

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested a man, whom it described as the best friend of Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State. The suspect, Mr. Abiodun Agbele, it was learnt, allegedly helped Fayose to handle over N1.219bn during the Ekiti State governorship election in 2014. The money was said to have been part […]

No benefit in naira devaluation, Buhari insists

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday said he did not see any benefit that the country could derive from the devaluation of the naira. This is despite the implementation of the flexible exchange rate policy, which has somehow led to the devaluation of the nation’s currency. Buhari spoke during the breaking of the Ramadan fast with […]

Sheriff has a history of political violence, he is desperate — Makarfi

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Chairman of the Caretaker Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party, Sen. Ahmed Makarfi, in this interview with JOHN ALECHENU, speaks on the crisis within the party, peace and reconciliatory efforts, as well as other national issues Your committee took office at a very difficult time; how far have you gone with the assignment given to […]