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Budget Padding: Jibrin Goes After More Lawmakers, Releases Implicating Documents

  True to his promise to release additional allegations against Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubo Dogara and 3 other principal officer until the law catches up with them, former chairman of House Committee on Appropriation, Abdulmumin Jibrin, has released more documents about the unfolding budget padding scandal in the House. Read his additional…

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Nigeria Makes Headway In Securing China’s Funding Of Projects

  Budget and National Planning Minister, Senator Udoma Udo Udoma, at the weekend, in Beijing, made a strong case why the Chinese government should assist Nigeria financially in funding critical major infrastructure projects in the country. This was contained in a statement made available by  Media Adviser to the Minister, Akpandem James. Senator Udoma who…

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Imo Rerun: APC Wins Imo North Senatorial, 2 State Constituencies

  The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Mr Ben Uwajumogu of the All Progressive Congress (APC) winner of Imo North Senatorial District rerun election held on July 28. Uwajumogu scored 56,076 votes to defeat Mr Athan Achonu of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who scored 43, 815 votes. Prof. Arinze Agbogu, the INEC…

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Cost Cutting: FG Bans Conference Bags, T-Shirts, Souvenirs, At Workshops, Seminars

  In continuation of the on-going cost-cutting and efficiency drive in the utilization of public funds by the present administration, the Federal Government has banned the procurement and distribution of conference bags, T-shirts and other souvenirs at events and activities such as Conferences, Workshops and Seminars organised and funded by Federal Ministries, Departments and Agencies…

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Son Of Kidnapped Lagos Monarch Says His Father Is Yet To Regain Freedom 14 Days After He Was Kidnapped

14 days after he was abducted from his palace, the traditional ruler of Iba town in Lagos state, Oba YushauOseniis yet to be released by his abductors. The oba’s son, Prince SaheedOsenimade the revelation dismissing rumours that the monarch has been released. “Contrary to rumours making the rounds that the monarch had been released by…

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President Buhari Approves Governing Council, BoT For Ogonil and Cleanup

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved a 13-member Governing Council and 10-member Board of Trustees for the cleanup of Ogoniland in Rivers. The Minister of Environment, Mrs Amina Mohammed, announced this in a statement by Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Dr Bukar Hassan, in Abuja on Saturday. The minister said the structures would ensure inclusiveness, accountability, transparency…

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Switzerland To Return $321M Of Abacha’s Loot To Nigeria

  The Switzerland government has said it would soon return the sum of $321m Abacha loot in Switzerland as part of its commitment towards fighting money laundering and other trans-national crimes in that country. According to Thisday the Swiss Ambassador to Nigeria, Eric Mayoraz, made the disclosure on Friday during the signing of a Memorandum of…

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Nigerian Government Fails To Honour The Late Stephen Keshi As Promised, See What His Son Had To Say

Late football icon and Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi was laid to rest yesterday in Asaba, Delta State following funeral rites that kicked off in Edo State. His son, Stephen Keshi Jnr., took to Instagram to express the family’s disappointment at the Federal Government for not honouring the late coach as promised. He wrote, “I…

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