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El-Rufai Orders Arrest of Arewa Youths Who Asked Igbos to Vacate North

The Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai has ordered the immediate arrest of the so-called Northern youth leaders who signed a statement issuing a three-month ultimatum to the people of the South-East to leave the northern part of Nigeria. The governor gave this order on Wednesday through his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity,…

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20 Whistleblowers Receive N375.8m From FG

Twenty Whistleblowers whose information led to the recovery of N11.6bn, have received N375.8m, the Federal Government has said. Punch reports that the disclosure was made in a statement released by Salisu Dambatta, the Director of Information, Ministry of Finance. Dambatta said that the payment was only for recovered assets that were declared free of legal disputes by the Attorney-General of…

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Court Orders Permanent Forfeiture Of Funds Recovered From Ikoyi Apartment

Justice Muslim Hassan of the Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered the permanent forfeiture of the $43.4m, £27,800 and N23m recovered by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in an apartment at No. 16, Osborne Road,  Flat 7B Osborne Towers, Ikoyi, Lagos. The judge had ordered that the funds be temporarily forfeited to the Federal Government on April 13, 2017…

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FG Insists As Former Senate Leader, Ndume Denies Supporting Boko Haram

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Tuesday attended to the no-case submission filed by a former Senate Leader, Mohammed Ali Ndume, seeking an order terminating his trial on terrorism charges preferred against him by the Federal Government. The former senate leader, through his no-case submission, is seeking an order discharging him of the…

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Osinbajo Writes NASS, Seeks $1.94bn Loans For 10 States

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has written a letter to the Senate and the House of Representatives, seeking them to separate the $1.49bn meant for projects in 10 states from the 2016-2018 External Borrowing (Rolling) Plan of the Federal Government. This, according to the acting president, was to enable the National Assembly to give accelerated hearing…

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Former Health Minister Professor Babatunde Osotimehin is Dead

Former Minister of Health Professor Babatunde Osotimehin has died. TheCable reports that his death was announced at the Nigerian office of the United Nations body on Monday. Until his death, Osotimehin was the Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). He was also the Director-General National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA), and project manager for the…

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NigeriaEdusat-1! FUTA Sets Record, To Launch First Ever Nigerian University Satellite Into Space Today (10:55pm)

The Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA) in Ondo State, in partnership with other local and international organisations and countries, will today launch a CubeSat, with the code name NigeriaEdusat-1, into space from the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida, United States. “It is the first ever university satellite to be launched in Nigeria,” a statement…

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Osinbajo Reportedly Cancels Signing Of 2017 Budget

There is no date fixed for the signing of the 2017 budget yet, the Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly, Senator Ita Enang, has said. Acting President Yemi Osinbajo is expected to assent the document. Enang said consultations are still being held on the budget. “Further to several enquiries regarding action on the 2017 Appropriation Bill by…

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Police Arrests Five For Brutal Murder Of Ghanaian Soldier “Mistaken” For An Armed Robber

A Ghanaian soldier Captain Maxwell Mahama was on Monday morning lynched by some residents of Denkyira Boase, a community in the Upper Denkyira West District who mistook him for an armed robber. Mahama, who was carrying out his daily jogging routine and not on uniform, was killed after some women saw him with his pistol and alerted…

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