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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 […]

Abia crisis: It’s treasonable to sack Ikpeazu – Iwuanyanwu

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A member of the Board of Trustees of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, has described as treasonable, the attempt by some politicians to remove the Abia State Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, using a High Court. There were reports of alleged plot to remove the governor using officials of the Independent National Electoral […]

ISIS Names New Boko Haram Leader

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ISIS Names New Boko Haram Leader

Islamic State, also called ISIL (Islamic State In Iraq and The Levant), has announced a new leader for the insurgent group, Boko Haram. ISIL referred to Abu Musab al-Barnawi, who was previously spokesman for Boko Haram, as the new leader replacing Abubakar Shekau. Mr. al-Barnawi is featured in the latest issue of an ISIS magazine, […]

Former president Jonathan visits Buhari in Aso Rock

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Former president Jonathan visits Buhari in Aso Rock

Mr. Goodluck Jonathan, the former president of Nigeria visited president Buhari in Abuja today, Wednesday. During an interview with State House correspondents after he met with President Muhammadu Buhari behind closed doors at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, Jonathan said it would not be appropriate for him to speak on the matter because many of the […]

Donald Trump’s remarks about women reflect ‘darkness of his soul’ – Will Smith

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Donald Trump’s remarks about women reflect 'darkness of his soul' - Will Smith

Top Hollywood actor Will Smith has criticised Presidential hopeful Donald Trump over history of misogynistic comments especially one where he called a woman ‘a fat pig’ and says Trump’s remarks reflect ‘darkness’ of his soul’. “For a man to be able to publicly refer to a woman as a fat pig, that makes me teary,” […]

Edo INEC explains why 3,000 voters are de-registered

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Edo INEC explains why 3,000 voters are de-registered

Independent National Electoral Commission in Edo state has explained why it deregistered 3,000 voters. The Resident Electoral Commissioner in the state, Sam Olumekun, made the disclosure yesterday in Benin. He explained that persons whose names were removed had engaged in multiple registrations. The INEC official noted that the development would serve as a deterrent to […]

My husband will never renounce struggle – Nnamdi Kanu’s wife tells Buhari

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My husband will never renounce struggle – Nnamdi Kanu’s wife tells Buhari

The wife of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the leader of the Indigenous People Of Biafra, IPOB, has denied her husband is giving up on the fight for independence. This is coming following reports that the Movement for the Emancipation of Niger Delta (MEND) was negotiating with the Nigerian federal government on the possible […]