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Dasuki-gate: How 5 firms were used to divert 36.8bn


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, yesterday, narrated before the Federal High Court in Abuja, how Colonel Nicholas Ashinze, who was special assistant to the detained National Security Adviser, NSA, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd), used five companies to divert public funds to the tune of N36.8 billion. The anti-graft …

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Soludo, Utomi; Why we want Nnamdi Kanu released

Former Central Bank governor, Charles Soludo, and some key leaders of the south-east region on Tuesday said their demand for the release of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, was based on the yearning for “national cohesion”. Speaking at a press conference in Abuja, Mr. Soludo …

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France; President Hollande not injured by Accidental Discharge

Two people were wounded when a weapon was accidentally fired Tuesday as French President François Hollande was giving a speech in the western city of Villognon, the mayor told CNN.   Hollande was not injured, but two other people were, Mayor Claude Guitton said. Their injuries were not life-threatening.   …

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Xenophobic Attacks: Senate Rejects Calls To Severe Ties With South Africa

The Senate has rejected a call by some lawmakers urging the Nigerian government to reconsider its diplomatic ties with South Africa over the ongoing xenophobic attacks on Nigerians living in the former apartheid country. Senator Rose Oko from Cross River, alongside three others, namely, Tejuoso Olarenwaju, Ibrahim Kurfi and Obinna …

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Nigeria to issue UN passport to ‘stateless’ persons — Lawmaker

Sani Zorro, Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), says the Nigerian government plans to issue United Nations passport to people at risk of being stateless. Mr. Zorro made this known during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Saturday, in Abuja, marking the …

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FG Appoints Three Directors, General Manager For Federal Airports Authority

Few hours after the Federal Government of Nigeria disengaged 10 directors from the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), it has also appointed another set of directors and a general manager for the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN). The directors are Group Capt. U.S.A. Sadiq, appointed as Director of Security …

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#Dasuki-gate: Metuh Knows Fate February 23

Olisah metuh

#Dasuki-gate; Olisa Metuh, a former spokesperson of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, will know his fate on February 23, 2017 as to whether the Federal High Court Abuja, will release his international passport for him to seek medical attention outside of the country. Metuh, who is standing trial along with Destra Investment Limited on …

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Army Arrests Two Boko Haram Suspects, 15 Others In Kogi State

Buratai Orders Final Action Against Boko Haram

The Nigeria Army on Wednesday paraded 17 suspects arrested during a military operation launched on Boko Haram cells and hideouts of kidnappers existing within the Kogi Central senatorial district. The Commander, Army Records Lokoja, Brig. Gen. Henry Ayamasowei, who paraded the suspects at the Chari Maigumeri Barracks, Lokoja, said the …

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Governor Shettima should succeed Buhari as President – Lawmaker

shettima and Buhari

The Deputy Speaker of Borno House of Assembly, Danlami Kubo, said on Tuesday that his state governor, Kashim Shettima should succeed Buhari at the end of President Buhari’s tenure. The lawmaker said moves were being made to see that the candidacy of Mr. Shettima is accepted when the time comes for …

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$16m Debt; Court Freezes Stella Oduah’s Accounts

Stella Oduah

The Federal High Court in Lagos on Wednesday restrained Senator Stella Oduah, along with Sea Petroleum and Gas Company Limited and its directors, from making any withdrawals from the account of the company. The order is in connection with an issue before the court of their indebtedness of over $16.4 million …

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Police arrest Audu Maikori, Chocolate City boss


Audu Maikori, a Nigerian lawyer and CEO of Chocolate City Entertainment, has been arrested by the police. The arrest is linked to his tweets about a fatal attack on his relatives in Southern Kaduna that turned out to be false, his lawyer said Friday. Mark Jacobs told PREMIUM TIMES that …

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China grants Trump a trademark after a decade

Donald Trump

The Chinese government has granted President Trump and his business something they had been seeking for more than a decade: trademark protection for the use of the Trump name in the construction industry. Trump fought unsuccessfully in Chinese courts for years to try to gain control of the trademark, but …

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Gambia President, Adama Barrow to be inaugurated


The newly elected President of Gambia, Adama Barrow is due to be formally inaugurated in the capital Banjul where celebrations will mark 52 years of the west African country’s independence. Mr Barrow was sworn in last month at a ceremony at the Gambian embassy in neighboring Senegal. Long-time ruler Yahya …

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Medical Negligence at FMC: Family Sues FG for Negligence

Medical Negligence

The family of Sandra David has sued the Nigerian government and the Federal Medical Centre for N500 million over the death of the 29-year old woman at the centre due to medical negligence. In a suit, number FHC/ABJ/CS/74/2016, filed by Ms. David’s mother, Portia Sambo, the family is also demanding …

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Makarfi’s PDP faction blames APC for Sheriff’s victory, heads to Supreme Court


The Ahmed Makarfi faction of the Peoples Democratic Party has said it would appeal Friday’s Appeal Court judgement declaring Ali Modu Sheriff as the authentic national chairman. It also accused the ruling All Progressives Congress of manipulating the victory in favour of Mr. Sheriff. The faction stated this through the …

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