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Hundreds of patients compulsorily discharged from JUTH

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The strike action embarked upon by the Joint Health Staff Union (JOHESU) worsened on Thursday as patients were compulsorily discharged from the Jos University Teaching Hospital. It would be recalled that the workers had embarked on strike about a month ago as a result of poor services, lack of basic facilities as well as the […]

Jos University Teaching Hospital compulsorily discharged hundreds of patients

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Jos University Teaching Hospital compulsorily discharged hundreds of patients

The strike action embarked upon by the Joint Health Staff Union (JOHESU) worsened on Thursday as patients were compulsorily discharged from the Jos University Teaching Hospital. It would be recalled that the workers had embarked on strike about a month ago as a result of poor services, lack of basic facilities as well as the […]

States lose billions to ghost teachers, schools

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The gale of staff audits and verification exercises at the local, state and Federal Government levels has uncovered thousands of ghost teachers and ghost schools who have reportedly fleeced successive administrations of billions of naira. Our correspondent gathered that the scam, which also involved ghost pensioners and other categories of civil servants, were perpetrated with […]

Breaking News: Yahaya Bello Floors Faleke at Appeal Court

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The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja on Thursday dismissed the suit filed by Mr James Faleke, challenging the election of Mr Yahaya Bello as Kogi State Governor. The 5-man panel of the Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja ruled that Faleke’s case lacked merit. The appellate court had earlier reserved the judgment after hearing […]

Shun partisan politics, Wike advises new Rivers CP

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The RIVERS State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike, has advised the state Police Command to be apolitical during the forthcoming rerun elections, adding that the people of the state will resist any plot to use instruments of state to rig elections. Wike, who gave this advice at the Government House in Port Harcourt on Wednesday when […]

PDP, Ize-Iyamu jealous of my credentials – Obaseki

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The candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the forthcoming governorship election in Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, dismissed allegation by the Peoples Democratic Party that he received millions of naira as salaries as the head of the state’s economy and strategy team. The PDP state Chairman, Chief Dan Orbih, had during the party’s rally in […]

Dogara gave $25,000 to each Rep, says Jibrin

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A former Chairman, House Committee on Appropriation, Mr. Abdulmumin Jibrin, on Wednesday alleged that the Speaker, Mr. Yakubu Dogara, handed out $25,000 to lawmakers so that they could pass a vote of confidence on the speaker. Jibrin claimed that Dogara opened a register at his Asokoro guest house where each member who signed was handed […]

EFCC arrests FAAN employee for allegedly diverting N70m

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A level six officer with the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria,FAAN, Christy Olabode, has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission for allegedly diverting and stealing N70m belonging to the agency. Until her suspension from the agency, Olabode worked in the Accounts Department, where she diverted the said amounts between 2013 and 2016, […]

Sani-Omolori confirmed Clerk of National Assembly

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Mohammed Sani Omolori has emerged as the substantive Clerk of the National Assembly. Until his appointment, Sani-Omolori was the acting clerk following the expiration of the tenure of former clerk, Maikasuwa. A letter confirming Sani-Omolori as the substansive clerk and signed by the Executive Chairman of the commission, Dr. Adamu Mohammed Fika, said the appointment […]

N23bn Diezani bribe: EFCC grills Nenadi Usman

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has interrogated the Director of Finance of the Goodluck Jonathan Organisation, Senator Nenadi Usman, for her alleged role in the N23bn ($115m) reportedly disbursed by ex-Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke. Alison-Madueke reportedly shared the money during the build-up to the 2015 presidential election, which Jonathan lost. The […]