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Enugu Chief Judge Grants Prerogative Of Mercy To Prison Inmates

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The Chief Judge of Enugu State, Justice Priscilla Emehelu has commenced a judicial oversight visit to various prisons in the state to grant prerogative of mercy to some inmates. At the Enugu State command of the Nigerian Prisons, Emehelu frowned at the inability of some inmates that have been granted bail...

Lawmaker Who Sponsored Amnesty Bill For Looters Should Be Punished – Sagay

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Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), Prof. Itse Sagay, has described the bill seeking to grant amnesty to looters in the House of Representatives as disgraceful. In a statement on Wednesday, Sagay said the sponsor of the bill, Mr. Linus Okorie should be punished. He said: “Now what shall...

Calls For Restructuring Lack Clarity Of Definition – ACF

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Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has said the apologists of the restructuring of Nigeria are yet to clearly define the meaning of the concept in the present democratic setting. According to the ACF, the calls for restructuring appear to have varying meanings to different groups. A statement released after its national executive counci...

Igbos Contributed To Making Kano Commercial Nerve Centre – Ganduje

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The Kano State governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, on Wednesday disclosed that the emergence of the state as a commercial nerve center was as a result of the contributions of Igbos and people of diverse backgrounds residing in the state. He noted that people of other ethnic background are needed to maintain...

Senate President Swears In Ademola Adeleke

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The Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki on Wednesday, swore in Ademola Adeleke as the senator representing Osun West federal constituency. Adeleke’s swearing in took place at the Upper House of the National Assembly in Abuja, following his victory in last weekend’s bye-election. The lawmaker replaces Senator Isiaka Adeleke who died in April...

Senate Probes TETFund, Alleges Contract Fraud

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The Nigerian Senate has resolved to probe the Tertiary Education Trust Fund, TETFund after it alleged procurement fraud at the federal body, which is the country’s intervention agency for managing and disbursing education tax to public tertiary schools. The resolution followed a motion by Jibrin Barau, APC-Kano, who sought an “investigative...

Makarfi, Ekweremadu, Others Laud Supreme Court Judgement

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It was jubilation at the headquarters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as supporters of Senator Ahmed Makarfi celebrate their victory at the Supreme Court. The PDP Caretaker Committee, led by Senator Makarfi, has been embroiled in a legal tussle in the last 13 months with Senator Ali Modu Sheriff over...

FG Releases N1.6bn For States Ravaged By Flood

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The Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has approved the immediate release of N1.6billion as intervention funds for 16 states ravaged by flood. The states include:  Akwaibom, Kebbi, Enugu, Abia, Oyo, Plateau, Edo, Bayelsa, Kwara among others. The money is expected to be taken from the ecological funds and released directly to the...

Osun Govt Mourns Bisi Akande’s Wife’s Death

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The Osun State Government has expressed its condolence over the death of the wife of a former governor of the state, Bisi Akande, Omowumi. A press statement by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Adelani Baderinwa, on Wednesday said Mrs Akande died on Tuesday at a private hospital after a...

Army Clears More Boko Haram Terrorists From Lake Chad Axis

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Troops of the 7 Brigade Special Forces, 8 Task Force Division of the Nigerian Army, have dislodged terrorists who according to them, have been gathering in Dawashi Gari village, in an area bordering the Lake Chad. The Force made this known in a statement released on Wednesday morning by the Deputy Director, Public...

Judge Withdraws From Patience Jonathan’s $5.9m Suit

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Proceedings stalled on Wednesday in the case of the wife of former President, Goodluck Jonathan, Patience, who filed an appeal seeking to stop the forfeiture of her $5.7million and N2,421,953,522.78 to the Federal Government. One of the judges of three-man panel of the Appellate Court said he was recusing himself from hearing...

Micheal Okpara University Of Agriculture Suspends Over 400 Staff

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About 400 members of staff of the Micheal Okpara University Of Agriculture, Umudike, Abia State, have been suspended from service. The Deputy Vice Chancellor, Administration, Professor Joy Nwabueze, confirmed this to journalists, stating that the suspension was a directive from the University Governing council and not by the current Vice Chancellor,...

President Buhari In High Spirits, Recuperating Fast – Osinbajo

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Nigeria's  Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, says President Muhammadu Buhari is in high spirits and recuperating fast. He noted that the President would be back soon, although he gave no specific timeline regarding his return. Professor Osinbajo, who jetted out of the State House on Tuesday afternoon to the United Kingdom, told...

Acting President Osinbajo to brief Nigerians on outcome of meeting with Buhari

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Acting President Yemi Osinbajo will soon brief the nation on the outcome of his meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in London. Mr Laolu Akande, the Senior Special Assistant to the Acting President on Media and Publicity, made this known on his twitter handle on late Tuesday night. He described the meeting as...

House Of Reps Call On The Acting President To Swear In Minister Designate From Kogi And Gombe

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Nigeria’s House Of Representatives has called on the acting President Yemi Osinbajo to swear in and allocate duties to ministers-designate from Kogi and Gombe states within the next one week. The call followed a motion of urgent national importance on the need to ensure the two states are represented in the...

House Of Representatives Deliberate On Police Welfare

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The Nigerian police will have to be funded to enable it play its constitutional role of protecting lives and property of Nigerians. This is the thinking of the House of Representatives even as its committee on police affairs is conducting a public hearing on a bill to establish the Nigeria Police...

Boko Haram Attacks Maiduguri Again, Kills 11

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At least 11 persons have been killed and 21 others injured after Boko Haram suicide bombers attacked three separate locations in Maiduguri on Tuesday night. The Chairman of the Borno State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) Satomi Ahmed, confirmed this to journalists. Details later…...

NCC: Pull Out By UAE From Etisalat Will Not Affect Staff Or Quality Of Service

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The Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, says the recent pull out by the united Arab emirates from telecom service provider Etisalat will in no way affect the quality of service or put the staff out of job. The regulator gave the assurance at the eightieth edition of telecom consumer parliament on Tuesday...

Osinbajo Returns To Nigeria After Meeting Buhari In London

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The Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo has returned to Abuja from London, where he met with President Muhammad Buhari, who is undergoing medical treatment. Professor Osinbajo left Nigeria for London on Tuesday night reportedly on the invitation of the president. The outcome of the meeting which was said to have lasted for...

Full List Of 19 Judges Approved By Osinbajo

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Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has approved the appointment of 19 judges for the National Industrial Court of Nigeria. In a statement on Tuesday, Soji Oye, spokesman of the national judicial council (NJC), said Walter Onnoghen, chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), would swear them in on Friday. “They will be sworn in by the...


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