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Buhari bans recruitment by MDAs, presents N8.612tn budget

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Punch Newspapers. President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday banned fresh recruitment by all Federal Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies, except by presidential approval. He said this was to manage a rising personnel expenditure that was expected to increase to 12 per cent in 2018. He disclosed that overhead cost would also rise by N26bn in 2018 […]

Profs, SANs, others disagree on court order banning IPOB

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Opinions of legal experts were sharply divided on Thursday on the order of the Federal High Court, Abuja proscribing secessionist group, the Indigenous People of Biafra, which also classified the agitators as a terrorist organisation. The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN), had, on Wednesday, on behalf of […]

APC to send reps to Atiku over grievances

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The All Progressives Congress has concluded plans to send its emissaries to former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar to find out his grievances against the party. The party, The Punch gathered, might apply sanctions against the former vice-president over his alleged disparaging utterances against the party, if found guilty. The Organising Secretary of the Adamawa State chapter of the […]

EFCC seizes 14 properties traced to ex-FCT minister Mohammed, son

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission says it has seized14 properties located in “choice areas” of Abuja traced to the immediate past Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Mr. Bala Mohammed, and his son, Shamsuddeen. The EFCC stated this in a court application filed by one of its prosecutors, Mr. Ben Ikani. The application, filed […]

Court remands 30 IPOB members in prison

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A Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, on Thursday, remanded 30 suspected members of the Indigenous People of Biafra in prison custody. The suspected IPOB members were arrested on Tuesday by the operatives of the Rivers State Police Command for allegedly engaging in violent acts that breached the peace in the Oyigbo […]

We must define Nigeria by our best-Prof. Osinbajo

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Nigeria’s Acting President, Professor Yemi-Osinbajo. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has asked Nigerians to strive towards defining Nigeria by its best, stating that the country is gifted with some of the best people in the world. Prof. Osinbajo stated this on Thursday evening at the inauguration of the HIYA Nigeria, a programme aimed at inculcating positive […]

Strike: FG, ASUU agree on some contentious issues

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There were indications late on Thursday that the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities had agreed on some demands of the union in the efforts to resolve the strike by the lecturers. The meeting, which began around 1.30pm, ended around 11pm as both parties were initially adamant to shift grounds on some […]

Why Clark’s group can’t speak for N’Delta – PNDPC

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The factional dialogue group, Pan Niger Delta Peoples Congress on Thursday said the Chief Edwin Clark-led Pan Niger Delta Forum had lost the mandate to speak for the people of the region. The PNDPC, therefore, called on PANDEF leaders to stop parading themselves as  representing the region in the ongoing negotiation with the Federal Government. […]

Bayelsa PDP faults alleged move by Jonathan to hijack party

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There is disquiet in Bayelsa State over an alleged plan by former President Goodluck Jonathan to take over the control of the Peoples Democratic Party in the state. A PDP leader in the state, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said, “The former President wants to control the state because he desperately wants to stage […]

We’ve only recovered 15% of Diezani loot, says Magu

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The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, on Thursday, said only about 15 per cent of funds allegedly misappropriated by a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, had been recovered. Magu, who said the commission was working with the United Kingdom on her case, noted that efforts were […]