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Reuben Abati: Buhari and the marabouts

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by Reuben Abati “Have you read Lauretta Onochie’s latest post?” “Lauretta. Lauretta. Who is she?” “She is a social media assistant at the Presidency. She shoots straight and direct. She defends President Muhammadu Buhari with the passion of someone the President treats like a daughter.” “Not a son, this time, ...

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House of Representatives direct IGP to enforce police dress code

PIC 12. THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES IN A SPECIAL SITTING ON FUEL SUBSIDY IN 

ABUJA ON SUNDAY (8/1/12).

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 ...

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

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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 ...

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

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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 ...

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Senate investigates lopsided recruitment in DSS

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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 ...

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Fayose suspends Permanent Secretary and three others

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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 ...

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Chude Jideonwo: Why you must ignore those who say protests don’t work in Nigeria

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by Chude Jideonwo “I was really hopeful about the February 2face protests,” a friend of mine told me over lunch just recently. “And terribly disappointed when he chickened out. It was the one protest I decided I would go out for.” Then she added the clincher: “Because for me I ...

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Nigerian priest becomes the first African apostolic nuncio to Ireland

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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 ...

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

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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 ...

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

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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 ...

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

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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 ...

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Simon Kolawole: Predators as Nigeria’s ultimate saviours

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by Simon Kolawole For decades, I have been holding on tenaciously to the belief that Nigeria would develop someday. I like to be practical, so I come up with all kinds of thoughts on how this would or could be achieved in real life. However, I have seen my hypotheses ...

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

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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 ...

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Kano Assembly constitutes eight-man committee to probe Emir Sanusi

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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, ...

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Delta Assembly impeach and suspend Speaker

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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 ...

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Ex-VP Namadi Sambo visits Osinbajo at the State House

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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 ...

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“We will do whatever he says”: Nnamdi Kanu visits Alex Ekwueme

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The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, paid a visit to former Vice President, Dr. Alex Ekwueme at his residence in Enugu. Mr Kanu described the former Vice President as “my father” and “invaluable” to the pro-Biafra struggle. He promised to abide by any advise given to him by the elder statesman. ...

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NLNG kicks as House of Reps passes NLNG Amendment Bill

PIC 12. THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES IN A SPECIAL SITTING ON FUEL SUBSIDY IN 

ABUJA ON SUNDAY (8/1/12).

The House of Representatives on Tuesday passed into law a bill for the amendment of the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas Limited, NLNG, (Fiscal incentive, Guarantees and Assurances) Act. The bill seeks to enforce a statutory contribution of three percent of the annual budget of NLNG to the Niger Delta Development ...

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U.S. supports Boko Haram victims with $500 million

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To support the people affected by the activities of Boko Haram insurgents in Nigeria and other countries, the United States has announced additional $500 million in humanitarian assistance. The other countries are Cameroon, Chad and Niger. The Deputy Director, Office of West African Affairs, Bureau of African Affairs at the U.S. ...

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Former FCT minister Bala Mohammed remanded in prison over N864m fraud

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A Federal High Court in Abuja, has ordered the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to remand former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Bala Mohammed, in prison custody pending the determination of his bail application. The EFCC, on Wednesday, arraigned Mohammed, before Justice A. M. Talba over a 6-count ...

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