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Petrol Tanker Explosion Rocks Festac

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Nation 

Several vehicles were reportedly burnt on Wednesday afternoon after a tanker exploded in the Festac axis of Lagos state. According to eyewitnesses, the vehicles gutted fire as the tanker, said to be laden with petrol, backtracked and fell after it attempted to climb the Festac Link Bridge in Amuwo Odofin Local Government...

Reps Commence Public Hearing On NGO Bill

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Nation 

The House of Representatives Committee on Non-Governmental Organisations and International Development Partners on Wednesday commenced a public hearing on the controversial NGO Bill. The bill which has come under heavy criticisms seeks to set up a Federal Agency to be known as the NGO Regulatory Commission to regulate activities of NGO’s...

Germany Sets World Cup Victory Bonus At €350,000 Per Player

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Nation 

The German Football Association (DFB) announced Wednesday that each member of their squad will receive a 350,000 euros ($411,267) bonus should Germany defend their World Cup title next year in Russia. If the Germans win a fifth world title, Joachim Loew and his squad stand to get an increase in prize...

100,000 IDPs Get ID Cards In Borno

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Nation 

Some 100,000 Nigerians made homeless by Boko Haram received formal identification papers on Wednesday, to help boost security and restore normality in the country’s restive northeast. The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHRC) began documenting personal details of the displaced at the Dalori camp, just outside the Borno state capital,...

Fake ICPC Official Sentenced To Six Years Imprisonment

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Nation 

An Ilorin Magistrate Court, presided over by Mr J. B Salihu has sentenced one Victor Olawale to six years imprisonment, without the option of fine for impersonating a staff of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC). The spokesperson for the Commission, Rasheedat Okoduwa in a statement on Wednesday...

Nigeria Requires International Support To Mitigate Climate Change Effects – Buhari

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Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari has called on international community to support Nigeria’s commitment to reducing the negative effects of climate change. Speaking on Tuesday at the One Planet Summit in Paris, Buhari said Nigeria cannot implement the nationally determined contribution without adequate financial, technical and capacity building support from the developed countries. The One...

Corruption Charges: Arraignment of Justice Yinusa Stalled

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Nation 

The planned arraignment of a dismissed judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Mohammed Yinusa failed to go on at the Lagos High Court Sitting in Ikeja today. A Registrar of the court told the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) that Justice Mojisola Dada would not be hearing the case...

Task Force On Illegal, Small Arms Raids Deziani’s Abuja Home

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Nation 

The Lawyer to Former Petroleum Minister, Deziani Allison-Madueke, Sony Anyanwu, is questioning the legality of Monday’s raid on the Asokoro home of the former minister by the national task force to combat illegal importation of small arms and light weapons. Anyanwu explained that the activities of groups such as the task...

CJN Onnoghen Charges Legal Practitioners On Justice

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Judiciary  

The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen on Tuesday charged legal practitioners in the country to ensure they promote the course of justice and the rule of law in the course of practice. Onnoghen, who was speaking in Abuja at the call to bar ceremony of the 4, 294...

Misau Granted Bail On Forgery Charges

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Nation 

The Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday granted bail to senator representing Bauchi central senatorial district, Isah Misau on self recognition. Justice Anwuli Chikere in her ruling however ordered that the defendant deposit his international passport with the chief registrar of the court and can apply whenever he needs it. Misau,...

‘Honest’ Conte Says Title Still A Pipe Dream

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Sports  

Chelsea head coach, Antonio Conte, says he would rather be honest than pretend he believes his team are realistic contenders for the Premier League title. Conte claimed after Saturday’s 1-0 defeat at West Ham United that his side’s defence of their title was effectively over. He was happy with the way his...

Oando Drags SEC To Appeal Court

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Nation 

Oando Plc has approached the Court of Appeal with a view to lifting the technical suspension imposed on its shares on the floor of the Nigerian stock market by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Oando wants the Court of Appeal to make an order “reversing the decision of Justice Rilwan...

N2bn Scam: Court Grants Oronsaye Leave To Travel

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Nation 

A Federal High Court in Abuja has granted a former Head of Service of the Federation, Mr Stephen Oronsaye, permission to travel to India for medicals and to return for the continuation of his trial in January 2018. Head, Media and Publicity of the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren in a statement on...

Another 387 Stranded Nigerians Return From Libya

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Nation 

Two new batches of Nigerians stranded in Libya have returned back home. National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) received the first batch of 245 returnees and the second batch of 142 others at the Cargo Wing of the Muritala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos at 11:25 p.m. on Tuesday night. The returnees arrived...

Court of Appeal Verdict Vindicates Me, Saraki Insists

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Nation 

The Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, has insisted that he has no case to answer on 15 of the 18 charges filed against him by the Federal Government. In a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, on Monday,  Mr Saraki noted that the verdict of...

FG Begins Consultations On Farmers/Herdsmen Clashes

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Nation 

Barely a week after the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo visited Adamawa State following the communal clashes in the area, the Federal Government has begun consultations on finding a lasting solution to the face-off between farmers and herdsmen across the country. The first meeting which was hosted by the Vice President...

EFCC To Arraign Dismissed Judge, Mohammed Yinusa

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Nation 

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is set to arraign a dismissed judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Mohammed Yinusa before a Lagos High Court on Wednesday on 5 counts bordering on corrupt enrichment and attempts to pervert the course of justice. It was gathered that Justice Yinusa is...

South-West Not Sidelined, PDP Tells APC

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Politics 

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has dismissed insinuations that the South West region was sidelined in the last National Convention of the party, accusing the ruling All Progressives Party (APC) of orchestrating the rumours. The PDP, in a statement signed by the National Deputy Publicity Secretary of the party, Prince Diran...

El-Rufai Signs 2018 Budget Into Law

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Nation 

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state on Monday, signed the 2018 budget of N216.55 billion into law, with a promise to complete all ongoing projects and initiating new ones. The document tagged: “Budget of Consolidation” is made up of N85.44 billion in recurrent expenditure and N131.1billion in capital expenditure. While signing the...

20 Years After, FG Hands Over Marina Presidential Lodge To Lagos

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Nation 

The Federal Government on Tuesday completed the final handing over of the Presidential Lodge, Marina to the Lagos State Government about 20 years after the journey to actualise it commenced. Speaking at the handing over ceremony, held at the Conference Room of Federal Ministry of Works, Power and Housing in Abuja...