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Clark, Niger Delta Leaders Call For True Federalism

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Nation 

The national leader of the Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF), Edwin Clark, and members of the group have called for the practice true federalism in Nigeria. The leaders made the call on Thursday during a meeting held at the conference centre of the Petroleum Training Institute, Effurun in Delta State. An emergency...

Maina Was Not Dismissed From Civil Service – Lawyer

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Nation 

A lawyer for the former chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms, Abdulrasheed Maina, Mr Muhammad Sani Katu, on Thursday stated that his client was not dismissed from the civil service. He made this known while responding to an inquiry, as the House of Representatives ad-hoc committee set up...

Propaganda Won’t Derail Education Reform In Kaduna – El-Rufai

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Nation 

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has insisted that no amount of blackmail and propaganda will stop him from reforming education in the state. The governor said this on Thursday in Abuja during a regular consultative meeting with members of the National Assembly from Kaduna State. His statement comes amid the controversy and...

Mugabe Gets Immunity As Resignation Deal

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International News 

Zimbabwe’s former president Robert Mugabe was granted immunity from prosecution, sources close to the negotiations said on Thursday. According to the source, Mugabe was assured that his safety would be protected in his home country as part of a deal that led to his resignation. Mugabe ruled Zimbabwe for close to four...

BREAKING: Senate Okays Two RECs, Rejects One

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Nation 

The Senate on Thursday approved the nomination of Ambassador Rufus Akeju (Lagos) and Dr. Mahmuda Isah (Kebbi) as Resident Electoral Commissioners of the Independent National Electoral Commission. The lawmakers however rejected the nomination of Ahmad Bello Mahmud based on the recommendation by the Senate Committee on INEC in its report which...

BREAKING: Wife Of Ex-PDP National Chairman, Maryam Ali, Joins APC

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Politics 

Wife of a former National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Dr. Maryam Ali, has joined the All Progressives Congress. Mrs. Ali, who is married to ex-PDP National Chairman, Sen. Ahmadu Ali, renounced her membership of the PDP and declared her allegiance to the APC at a brief ceremony at the...

UNILAG, UNN, OAU Top Law School Results

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Nation 

Students at the University of Lagos, University of Nigeria, Nsukka and Obafemi Awolowo University, have emerged tops in the just-concluded Bar Finals Examination. This was contained in the analysis of performance by universities in the August 2017 Bar final examination results of the Nigerian Law School. While six students at the UNILAG...

Letter For Maina’s Reinstatement Didn’t Come From My Office – AGF

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Nation 

The Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami has denied having any involvement in the reinstatement of the former chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms, Abdulrasheed Maina. He said the letter giving clear directives on the reinstatement of the former chairman, couldn’t have genuinely emanated from his office. He...

Nigeria Now Investor Friendly, Dogara Tells Italian Business Community

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Nation 

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has urged Italian business community to take advantage of the ongoing reforms by President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration to invest in Nigeria. Dogara spoke when he met with leaders of Nigerian community in Italy and some Italian business owners in Rome, at a meeting organised...

EFCC Frees Pius Anyim

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Nation 

The Economic And Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has released a former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Anyim Pius Anyim, less than two days after the agency announced that it has secured a court warrant to detain him for 30 days. It was gathered that the former SGF has been...

House Committee Commences Hearing On Maina’s Case

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Nation 

A House of Representatives ad-hoc committee set up to investigate the disappearance, re-appearance, reinstatement and promotion of the former chairman, Presidential Pension Reform Task Force, Abdulrasheed Maina, has commenced hearing. In attendance is the Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami; the Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau; the Head of Civil Service,...

Obanikoro To Officially Defect To APC

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Politics 

A Former Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, will be officially defecting to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The politician confirmed this reporters, noting that he would be declaring his defection in Lagos at the weekend. While he is yet to clearly state...

Buhari Sends Military After Bandits In Zamfara

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Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered a military crackdown on bandits operating in rural communities in Zamfara State. President Buhari gave the order on Wednesday in a statement signed by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr Garba Shehu, following fresh attacks on some communities in Shinkafi and Maradun Local...

Buhari Inaugurates Committee To Audit Recovered Loot

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Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday, November 22, inaugurated an audit committee. The committee is expected to audit assets and loots recovered by government agencies and to submit their report in four weeks from now. Members of the committee are Mr Olufemi Lijadu, Mrs Gloria Chinyere Bibigha, and Mr Mohammed Nami. The committee...

DSS-EFCC Standoff: Nobody Is Above The Law, Says Magu

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Nation 

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) chairman, Ibrahim Magu, has reacted to the face-off between operatives of the EFCC and those of the State Security Services (SSS) and National Intelligence Agency (NIA). Magu in his reaction on Wednesday, in Abuja, says there is no going back on the plan to...

2019 Elections: The Buhari I Know Will Want A Normal Process – Tinubu

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Nation 

The national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, says President Muhammadu Buhari will not support any form of imposition of candidates within the party. Tinubu said this on Wednesday during an interview with reporters in Akure, the Ondo State capital. He was reacting to the controversies that have accompanied...

Judge Withdraws From Trial Of Justice Nganjiwa

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Nation 

A Lagos State High Court judge has withdrawn from the trial of a judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Hyeladzira Nganjiwa, following allegations of bias. Trial Judge, Justice Adedayo Akintoye,on Wednesday,  held that in the interest of justice, she had transferred the case file back to the Administrative Judge of...

We Need Help To Reintegrate Victims Of Human Trafficking – Obaseki

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Nation 

Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has called for support to reintegrate victims of human trafficking into the society, saying the state government is spending a lot. The governor said this on Wednesday in Rome, Italy, where he called for more support to sustain government’s efforts and ensure that youths do not...

Stop DSS, NIA From Obstructing Justice, SERAP Tells Buhari

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Nation 

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has condemned the standoff between the officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), the State Security Service (SSS), and National Intelligence Agency, (NIA) on Tuesday. The group described the clash as counter-productive to the fight against corruption by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration. SERAP...

Education Minister Warns Against Poor Quality Of SDGs Projects

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Nation 

Minister of State for Education, Professor Anthony Anwukah, has warned relevant authorities in the education sector to ensure that projects meant to drive the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and programmes are timely delivered with high quality. Professor Anwukah, who gave the warning in a statement on Wednesday, also said sub-standard work...


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