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Maina Was Not Dismissed From Civil Service – Lawyer

5 hours ago /
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...

Mugabe Gets Immunity As Resignation Deal

5 hours ago /
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...

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

6 hours ago /
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

7 hours ago /
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

7 hours ago /
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

9 hours ago /
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,...

Buhari Sends Military After Bandits In Zamfara

9 hours ago /
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

9 hours ago /
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

10 hours ago /
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

10 hours ago /
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...

We Need Help To Reintegrate Victims Of Human Trafficking – Obaseki

10 hours ago /
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

10 hours ago /
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

10 hours ago /
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...

Oko Polytechnic Wants Federal Govt To Immortalise Ex-VP Alex Ekwueme

1 day ago /
Nation 

The Federal Polytechnic, Oko, in Anambra, has urged the Federal Government to immortalize the first Vice President of the country, the late Dr. Alex Ekwueme, for his selfless service to the nation. The polytechnic’s spokesman, Mr. Obini Onuchukwu, made the institution’s position known in a statement in Oko, Orumba North Local...

PDP Convention: Bode George Asks Makarfi To Resign

1 day ago /
Politics 

Sharp divisions have again emerged in the troubled Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) with leaders sharply divided ahead of the party’s December 9 convention. Prof. Tunde Adeniran, a chairmanship aspirant, has petitioned the party over the list of the panelists who will conduct the ward delegates’ election, saying they are Uche Secondus’...

Federal Govt Presents Revised MTEF/FSP To Senate

1 day ago /
Nation 

The Federal Government has presented a revised 2018 to 2020 Medium Term Expenditure Framework and Fiscal Strategy Paper (FSP) to the Senate for consideration. The government specifically adjusted the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth rate from 4.5 percent to 3.5 percent. Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, made...

Emmerson Mnangagwa Flies To Zimbabwe After Meeting Zuma In SA

1 day ago /

Zimbabwe’s incoming leader Emmerson Mnangagwa has just departed from an airport in neighboring South Africa to make his return to his country. An Associated Press witness saw him depart, shortly after Mnangagwa met with South African President Jacob Zuma. Mnangagwa is set to arrive at a military air base in Zimbabwe’s capital,...

Senate Probes Alleged EFCC, DSS, NIA Feud

1 day ago /
Nation 

The Senate on Wednesday announced that it would probe alleged feud between Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Department of State Services and National Intelligence Agency over operational issues. The face-off was said to have stemmed from EFCC’s attempted arrest of former directors-general of DSS, Ita Ekpenyong, and NIA, Ayodele Oke. The Senate...

NNPC Completes 539km Of Gas Pipeline Projects

1 day ago /
Business and Economy  

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says it has completed, commissioned and delivered 500 kilometers (km) of gas pipelines between 2010 to date. The Group Managing Director of the NNPC, Dr Maikanti Baru, said this on Tuesday in Abuja in a statement by Mr Ndu Ughamadu, the corporation’s Group General Manager...

BREAKING: Zimbabwe President, Robert Mugabe Resigns

2 days ago /
International News 

Robert Mugabe resigned as president of Zimbabwe Tuesday, parliament speaker,  Jacob Mudenda told lawmakers, ending a 37-year rule defined by brutality and economic collapse. “I Robert Gabriel Mugabe in terms of section 96 of the constitution of Zimbabwe hereby formally tender my resignation… with immediate effect,” said speaker Mudenda, reading the...


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