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Dangote Named One Of Bloomberg’s 50 Most Influential People

Aliko Dangote, Africa’s richest person, has been honored for his contribution to increasing local food production and reducing   food imports in Nigeria. Dangote was among the 50 most influential people honored by Bloomberg for their contribution to humanity at Bloomberg’s Annual Gala Dinner in New York. According to Bloomberg, he has been honoured for…

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#EndSARS: Senate Investigating SARS

The Senate on Tuesday mandated its Ad Hoc Committee on Security to investigate allegations of human rights abuses against the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) on the Nigeria Police Force. The move was sequel to a point-of-order raised by Isa Misau (APC-Bauchi) during the plenary. Misau said that under the Police Act and Regulation, the Force Criminal Investigation and Intelligence…

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Federal Government Recovers $321m Abacha Loot

The Federal Government has signed a memorandum of understanding with Switzerland to recover $321 million stolen by former Head of State General Sani Abacha. The announcement was made on the Federal Government’s official Twitter account @AsoRock. The funds were initially frozen in Luxembourg, after being confiscated by Switzerland as part of criminal proceedings brought by the public prosecutor’s…

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FG Appoints Abdul Zubair As Acting SEC DG

The Federal Government has announced the appointment of Dr. Abdul Zubair as the acting Director-General of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) with immediate effect. In a statement by SEC on Sunday, Zubair, before the appointment, was the Director in charge of external relations in the commission. His appointment was necessitated by the suspension of…

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#EndSars: IGP Orders Re-Organisation Of SARS Nationwide

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, has ordered that the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) be reorganised following a campaign launched online to end operations of squad. The campaign had exposed some of the atrocities allegedly committed by SARS operatives as members of the public had complained online and shared the negative experiences they…

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Okorocha Installs Sister As Commissioner For Happiness

Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha on Monday appointed 28 new commissioners in the state, Punch reports. Among the 28 was his biological sister, Ogechi Ololo (nee Okorocha), who was sworn in as the Commissioner for Happiness and Couple’s Fulfillment. Ololo had, according to Punch, previously served as Okorocha’s Deputy Chief of Staff and Special Adviser on Domestic Matters. He also…

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Nigerian Historic Bobsled Team Features On Ellen Degeneres Show

The Nigerian Bobsled team otherwise known as ‘The Ice Blazers’ who just shocked the world to qualify for the winter Olympics caught the attention of one of America’s most popular TV show, Ellen. The team were guest on the show which aired Monday, December 4. They shared their inspiring story as the first African team…

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Senator Ayo Arise Reportedly Kidnapped

Ayo Arise, a former senator representing Ekiti North senatorial district, was on his way to Abuja when he was kidnapped by gunmen, Guardian reports. Lere Olayinka, the special adviser on Public Communications and New Media to Ekiti State Government revealed the news on his Facebook. He had reportedly attended some events in Ado Ekiti over the weekend, and was…

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