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Paris refund: Firm returns governor’s N500m to EFCC

A mortgage firm has returned to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) the N500 million said to be part of the Paris Club refund kept with it by a governor. The EFCC is probing the London-Paris Club refund following

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30 youths invaded my palace, abducted me, wife, burnt vehicles – Delta monarch

THE traditional ruler of Egbudu-Aka, Aniocha North Local Government Area, Delta State, Obi Paul Nzemeka Obi-Okolie, rescued by the Police, about a fortnight ago, has related how assailants presumably from a rival clique in the monarchy, allegedly sponsored by his

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300 workers quit Kano Internal Revenue Services’ job over N35, 000 salary

Barely three months after their employment , not less than 300 of the 765 graduates engaged as revenue collectors , with the Kano Internal Revenue Services were believed to have dumped their job , due mainly to a paltry salary

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Budget: FG to release N350bn for capital projects

The Federal Government is set to release the first tranche of capital release of N350bn to its Ministries , Departments and Agencies for implementation of the 2017 budget . The Minister of Finance , Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, disclosed this on

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Alleged N400m fraud: Metuh writes DSS to allow Dasuki to testify as witness

Erstwhile National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Olisa Metuh, who is facing trial over allegation that he received N400million prior to the 2015 general election, on Monday, insisted on calling the detained former National Security Adviser,

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Alleged N1.1bn scam: Dariye begs court to adjourn trial

Former Plateau Governor, Joshua Dariye, on Monday begged an FCT High Court in Gudu to adjourn his trial over alleged N1.1 billion scam on medical grounds. Dariye, who is facing a 21-count charge of money laundering and diversion of state

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FEC approves N464m for purchase of 67 vehicles for FRSC

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday in Abuja approved 464 million naira for the purchase of 67 vehicles for the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC). The purchase of the vehicles is with a view to strengthen the commission’s capacity

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CBN not planning to amend Forex Act’

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) yesterday said it was not planning to amend the Foreign Exchange Act or recommend jail term for anyone that holds the dollar for more than 30 days. Acting Director, Corporate Communications Department, Mr. Isaac

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Pirated product as poisonous as adulterated drug – Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has said that “a pirated product is as poisonous as an adulterated drug” and urged stakeholders to take necessary steps to stem piracy. The minister said this on Sunday night in

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APC is disintegrating, Buhari must save it now – Former Party Chairman

A former Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Kaduna State, Hakeem Baba- Ahmed, said President Muhammadu Buhari must intervene to fix the crisis in the party and save it from disintegration. Mr. Baba-Ahmed made the appeal in an

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Amaechi to Igbo: Stop lamenting, conquer with what you have

ELDER statesman and first republic Minister of Aviation, Chief Mbazulike Amaechi is unhappy with Igbo for constantly bemoaning their situation in Nigeria, telling them to stop lamenting their loss of political power in the country because they could still conquer

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State of the nation: Everyone benefited from corruption – Bolaji Akinyemi

A FORMER Minister of External Affairs, Prof Bolaji Akinyemi has said that the current hardship in Nigeria was birthed by the wrong application of resources by Nigerians, noting that everyone benefited from the circle of systemic corruption in the country.

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A-Court hands-off Ondo PDP governorship ticket dispute

The Court of Appeal in Abuja has adjourned sine-die (indefinitely), further proceeding on the crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Ondo State. In a ruling on Friday, a three-man Special Panel of the appellate court led by Justice

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Nigeria, Niger Republic Strengthen Collaboration on Chad Basin, Benue Trough Exploratory Activities

….. As NNPC Says Amnesty Programme Key to Lasting Peace in Niger Delta The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) is to collaborate with the Republic of Niger in the area of sharing of geological data to further boost the ongoing

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NNPC SEEKS $51 BN INVESTMENT IN GAS SECTOR

……. SAYS STRATEGIC SYNERGIES EXIST TO DELIVER 3.4 BSCFD BY 2020 The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has said about $51 billion investment opportunities exist today in the midstream and downstream gas sector to achieve the growth phase in the

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Sacked banker’s wife gives birth to triplets in Kano

The wife of a sacked 40-year-old bank worker, Mr. Luke Anyaechie, on Thursday, was delivered of a set of female triplets via caesarean section at a private hospital in Sabon Gari, Kano. In an interview with SUNDAY PUNCH shortly after

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My wife rescued promptly as directed by Buhari — Emefiele

The governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, has confirmed the release of his wife who was kidnapped on Friday. Margaret Emefiele, who was abducted by unknown gunmen, was rescued by security operatives at Ugoneki near Benin

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NASS Mgt seals Jibrin’s office

APPARENTLY acting on the outcome of the House directive on suspended former Chairman House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation, Abdulmunin Jibrin, National Assembly Management yesterday, sealed his office. The Ethics and Privileges committee that tried Jibrin for breaching House Rules

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Obaseki polls 319,483 to defeat his closest rival, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Mr Godwin Obaseki of the All Progressives Congress (APC) winner of the Edo governorship election held on Wednesday. Obaseki polled 319,483 to defeat his closest rival, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, of the Peoples

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