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Vice-President-Yemi-Osinbajo

“He has the power to assent to it”: Osinbajo receives 2017 Appropriation Bill

Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, has formally received the 2017 Appropriation Bill recently passed by the National Assembly last week. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Mr. Ita Enang, presented the document in a meeting held behind closed doors at the Presidential Villa. Briefing journalists after the meeting, Enang said that the Acting President would give approval ...

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Kaduna Govt. threatens to seal banks in the state over fees

All banks operating in Kaduna State which fail to pay their communication mast and signage fees as required by law will be sealed, Kaduna State Internal Revenue Service (KDIRS) has said. According to the Legal Adviser to KDIRS, Francis Kozah, all defaulting banks have been given two weeks to pay or be sealed. The Kaduna State Tax Codification and Consolidation Law ...

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Ayo Fayose

Fayose suspends Permanent Secretary and three others

The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has ordered for the immediate suspension of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Mr Oludare Abegunde, and three other government officials over alleged misuse, mismanagement and vandalism of some government facilities under their care. The governor made this known on Sunday through a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Idowu Adelusi, in Ado-Ekiti. Governor Fayose gave the ...

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Archbishop Jude Thaddeus Okolo

Nigerian priest becomes the first African apostolic nuncio to Ireland

For the first time, a Nigerian Priest, Jude Thaddeus Okolo, has been appointed as the Vatican’s diplomatic representative of the Roman Catholic Church to Ireland by Pope Francis. The sixty-year old archbishop is the first African priest to ever hold the diplomatic role (nuncio) in Ireland. The archbishop is to take up the role during the summer and replace the ...

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Gov Ortom was asked why he’s owing workers; he gave classic response on how to speak like a politician

The governor of Benue state, Samuel Ortom, granted an interview to The Punch newspaper on a range of issues. The first question he was asked was on why the state continued to owe the salaries of workers despite receiving bailouts from the Federal Government and benefiting from the Paris Club loan refund. His response was a classic on how to ...

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Ex-Rivers Gov. Peter ‘Perpetual Injunction’ Odili to establish first private medical university

Remember Peter Odili? The former Rivers governor married to a Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, who in 2007, few days before he stepped down as governor, obtained a perpetual injunction from a court restraining the EFCC from arresting, detaining and arraigning him for alleged N100 billion fraud. Yes, that same Odili. He is currently set to float the first ...

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Court of Appeal Lagos

EFCC loses again: Appeal Court overturns conviction of ex-NIMASA DG

The five-year jail sentence of former Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Raymond Omatseye, was on Thursday reversed by a Court of Appeal in Lagos. Presiding judge of the Court, Justice Yargata Nimpar, ruled that High Court which tried Raymond Omatseye, did not properly evaluate the evidence brought before it. “The prosecution should not ride roughshod ...

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Northern elders declare “full support” for Osinbajo

The Northern Elders Forum (NEF) has declared full support and encouragement for Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo. President Muhammadu Buhari was also praised by the forum for his respect for the constitution in transferring power to Osinbajo when it became necessary for him to travel to seek medical treatment. Paul Unongo, the deputy leader of the Forum, made the commendation while ...

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Vice-President-Yemi-Osinbajo

“He has the power to assent to it”: Osinbajo receives 2017 Appropriation Bill

Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, has formally received the 2017 Appropriation Bill recently passed by the National Assembly last week. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Mr. Ita Enang, presented the document in a meeting held behind closed doors at the Presidential Villa. Briefing journalists after the meeting, Enang said that the Acting President would give approval ...

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Vice-President-Yemi-Osinbajo

U.S. and U.K. express confidence in Osinbajo

The United States of America and the United Kingdom have given Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, a vote of confidence to continue with the current agenda of fighting insecurity and corruption, and revival of the economy of Nigeria. According to the Punch, the U.S. and U.K have expressed no doubt in the ability and commitment of Osinbajo to carry on from where President Muhammadu Buhari stopped. Russell Brooks, the ...

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Ex-VP Namadi Sambo visits Osinbajo at the State House

Former Vice President, Namadi Sambo, paid courtesy visit to Acting Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The meeting, which lasted for an hour, was held behind closed door. Mr. Sambo said afterwards that he had come “to pay a visit Mr. Vice President and Mr. Acting President. It is a usual familiarisation visit. As you know, former Presidents visit Mr. President and ...

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Ibe Kachikwu

“Agip to build 150,000 barrels per day refinery” – Kachukwu

The Minister of State for Petroleum, Dr Ibe Kachikwu, has said that the Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC) has accepted to build a 150,000 barrels per day refinery in either Port Harcourt or Brass. Kachikwu made this known to State House Correspondents on Tuesday, after a meeting with acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, NAOC officials and NNPC officials at the Presidential ...

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ABUJA ON SUNDAY (8/1/12).

House of Representatives direct IGP to enforce police dress code

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, has been directed by the House of Representatives to ensure that officers and men of the Force dress properly in uniform to prevent identity crisis and portray the force as a disciplined organisation. The written motion was moved by Rep. Ajisafe Olowookere (Ondo-APC), and was unanimously adopted at the plenary on Thursday. Olowookere said that the ...

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Senate investigates lopsided recruitment in DSS

The Senate Committee on Federal Character and Inter- Governmental Affairs on Thursday said it has started an investigation into the alleged lopsidedness in the recruitment of Cadet Officers in the Department of State Services (DSS). Senator Tijjani Kaura, Chairman of the Committee, said that following petitions from some concerned Nigerians, the committee was prompted to investigate the DSS recruitment process. He said the committee would ...

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Kano Assembly constitutes eight-man committee to probe Emir Sanusi

An eight-man committee has been set up by  the Kano State House of Assembly to investigate the allegations levelled against the Emir of Kano, Mallam Mohammad Sanusi II. This followed allegations of defamation of character, breach of oath of office/oath of allegiance, abuse of office privileges and protocol, political and religious interference, unguided utterances, misappropriation of funds belonging to the Kano Emirate Council, ...

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Delta Assembly impeach and suspend Speaker

The Speaker, Delta State House of Assembly, Monday Igbuya, representing Sapele Constituency, has been impeached over allegations of financial misappropriation, high-handedness, incompetence and unacceptable leadership style. Igbuya was removed and suspended for three months on Thursday, at plenary presided by the Deputy Speaker, Friday Asanebi. The motion for the impeachment of the speaker was moved by Mr. Johnson Erijo (Isoko ...

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