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Court orders Abaribe, lawyer to produce Kanu, March 28

A Federal High Court in Abuja yesterday ordered the defence counsel to produce Nnamdi Kanu in court on March 28, or for his sureties to explain his whereabouts. Justice Binta Nyako gave the order while ruling on an application for adjournment made by the prosecuting counsel, Shuaibu Labaran. Kanu, who is the leader of the […]

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Zamfara killings: Use air surveillance to locate armed bandits, Senate tells FG

Senate yesterday directed the Nigerian Air Force ( NAF) to use air surveillance for identification of locations of the armed bandits in Zamfara state which are within the sparse forest, and flush them out. The upper legislative chamber also urged the federal government to mount diplomatic pressure on Niger Republic and Chad to forestall criminals […]

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Senate rejects marketers’ demand for increased subsidy payment

The Senate Committee on Public Account yesterday rejected demands by Major Oil Marketers Association of Nigeria (MOMAN) on the federal government for increased subsidy payment for the importation of petrol into the country. This was just as the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) told the Senator Matthew Urhogide-led committee that oil marketers abandoned the importation […]

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FG to media: Don’t glorify Nigeria’s destroyers as new saviours

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has challenged the media to contextualise their reporting “so that those who destroyed Nigeria will not be made to look like the country’s new saviours.” The minister said this when the Chief Executive Officer of TVC Communications, Andrew Hanlon, led a team of top officials of the company […]

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KADUNA APC CRISIS DEEPENS: El-Rufai demolishes another party chieftain’s house

-‘Structure violates building code’ -Nemesis awaits you, Hunkuyi tells gov -We’re not involved – Army By AbdulRaheem Aodu, Kaduna, Ezrel Tabiowo and Musa Umar Bologi, Abuja Barely eleven months after the governing All Progressives Congress in Kaduna state demolished the house of the party’s National Vice Chairman, North-west, Inuwa Abdulkadir, another party chieftain, Senator Suleiman […]

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Drug abuse: Senate urges rehab centres in states

Disturbed by the alarming rate at which drugs and substance are being abused in Nigeria, the Senate yesterday urged the federal government to establish rehabilitation centre in each state of the country. The upper legislative chamber also mandated its Committee on Health to ensure that the government gives the centres the needed attention when established. […]

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BUHARI TO NIGERIANS: Be ready to pay ultimate price for nation’s growth

-Says recovered national assets to be sold of President Muhammadu Buhari has called on Nigerians, especially the elite, to be ready to pay the ‘ultimate price’ for the nation’s prosperity. He also disclosed that all national assets recovered from looters, will be sold off and proceeds turned into the nation’s coffer. The president made the […]

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You should be in jail, Abdullahi Adamu tells OBJ

If the anti-corruption war of President Muhammadu Buhari was total and blanket in nature, corrupt-minded Nigerians like former President Olusegun Obasanjo would be cooling their feet in jail by now, Senator Abdullahi Adamu (APC, Nasarawa West) has said. Adamu, who stated this yesterday, during an interaction with journalists in Abuja, said he agreed with the […]

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Nigeria drifting towards precipice, PDP replies FG

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has lambasted the federal government for telling Nigerians that the country is in safe hands, when the reality shows that the nation is on auto pilot and drifting to the precipice. The party said due to incompetence and corrupt proclivities of its current handlers, Nigerians have suffered untold hardship. The […]

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CCT boss’ graft charges: FG queries Magu, Keyamo

Acting Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Magu, and a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr. Festus Keyamo, have been separately queried by the federal government over the corruption charges they fi led against the Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), Mr. Danladi Yakubu Umar. In the query dated February […]

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FG saves N24.7bn monthly from TSA

The All Progressives Congress (APC)- led federal government has received high performance ratings in the management of the nation’s economy, especially for saving N24.7 billion monthly with the adoption of the Treasury Single Account (TSA) policy. A professor of economics, Nassarawa state University, Uche Uwaleke, who gave an in-depth assessment of the achievements of President […]

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Borno, EU open care facility for rape victims

Borno state’s First Lady, Nana Shettima, yesterday commissioned a Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) set up by the state government in collaboration with the European Union (EU) to provide care for rape victims in the state. The Centre, put in place under the EU-funded British Council programme, Managing Conflict in North-east (MCN), is said to […]

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Ajaokuta Steel Company: Dogara’s pains over neglected ‘goldmine’

Last week, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, led members of the House Committee on Steel Development, on an on-the-spot assessment visit to the Ajaokuta Steel Company in Kogi state. JOSHUA EGBODO writes. $500m to complete Ajaokuta Like so many Nigerians, the Speaker, who was accompanied by the Kogi State Governor, Yahaya […]

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Fresh N10bn NHIS scam: APC government stinks – PDP

…Says Presidency has no honour left The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that President Muhammadu Buhari-led presidency has no honour left after reports that it concealed a N10 billion theft perpetrated by its officials at the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS). It said the nation is being shoved to the precipice as the Buhari […]

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Ganduje: 17 attempts to reconcile Kwankwaso and I failed

Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state, has opened up on his relationship with his predecessor and erstwhile boss, Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso. Ganduje and Kwankwaso, both of the ruling All Progressives Congress, are currently engaged in a face-off , with the governor saying he won’t allow the lawmaker to control his administration from outside. […]

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Reconciliation: APC will collapse finally, if Tinubu fails – Sen. Sani

…Urges Buhari to speak on re-election The Senator representing Kaduna central on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Shehu Sani, has said that the party will be doomed if Asiwaju Bola Tinubu’s led reconciliation committee of aggrieved party members fail. Sani, also called on President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately tell Nigerians whether he […]