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Identity Revealed: Names of Those Detained With Deziani Finally Disclosed

The identities of persons arrested alongside Nigeria’s immediate past Petroleum Resources Minister, Mrs. Deziani Alison-Madueke on Friday in London, have finally been unveiled. Deziani’s mother, Beatrice Agama, her infamous stepson, Ugonna Madueke and her assistant, a Swiss, Melanie Spencer. The identity of the fourth person remains unclear. According to THEWILL, a freelance journalist covering the…

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Senate Says Buhari Must Be Screened For The Petroleum Minister Role

There are speculations that senators are saying the President must, in line with the constitution, submit himself before the Upper Chamber for screening if he appointed himself Minister of Petroleum. Indications have emerged that today’s plenary session, where the Senate would unveil the ministerial list sent by President Muhammadu Buhari, may be blustery. As reported…

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National Crime Agency (NCA) Gets Order To Confiscate Cash Seized From Deziani Alison

UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA) sought the approval of a London court to legally confiscate cash seized from Nigeria’s former Petroleum Minister, Mrs.Deziani Alison-Madueke and four others. They had been briefly detained on Friday by the agency on allegations of bribery and money laundering but released under bail. Read here  The NCA filed the application…

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United States Government Signs A $2.3bn Assistance To Fight Extreme Poverty

The United States Government has signed a $2.3bn assistance agreement aimed at fighting extreme poverty through the United States Agency for International Development  (USAID). “The $2.3 billion agreement comes on the heels of President Muhammadu Buhari’s July visit to Washington, DC,” said Mr. Laolu Akande, Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President on Media and…

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American Apparel Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, Stores Still In Operation

American Apparel Inc filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Monday. The Los Angeles-based company has not made a profit since 2009. It joins a growing number of U.S. retailers selling to teens and young adults that have been unable to adjust to changing spending patterns and intensifying competition. One of the only clothing retailers…

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I Spent N333m, Not N64bn; Goodluck Responds To El Rufai Claims

  Dr.Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria’s immediate past President has denied claims by Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State that his government spent N64 billion to arrange Nigeria’s Independence  celebrations for three years. According to the El Rufai, Jonathan spent N13 billion in 2011, N15 billion in 2012 and N14 billion in 2013 and N22 billion in 2014,…

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FG Unveils Mobile Schools For Displaced Boko Haram Victims

The mobile classroom is a 50-foot container, which ably contains 35 students and is fully equipped with basic educational materials and furnishing including solar panels for electricity powering lights and fans. The mobile classes are complete with chairs and tables, blackboard/whiteboard, a projector and a metal storage cabinet. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, speaking at the…

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ISIS-Affiliated Boko Haram LoyalistsClaim Responsibility For Abuja Suicide Bombings

According to a statement on Twitter on Sunday, militants claiming loyalty to Islamic State said they were behind suicide bombings in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja that killed at least 15 people. On Friday, suicide bombers attacked two Abuja suburbs, see here  The terrorist group released three photos of suicide attackers involved in Friday’s deadly blasts…

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Nigerian Presidency Confirms The Arrest Of Former Minister

The Nigerian presidency has confirmed the arrest of the former Petroleum Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke, in London, over charges of corruption and money laundering. According to the Senior Special Assistant to the President, Garba Shehu, in a chat with PREMIUM TIMES “The government is aware of the arrest and all the government investigative agencies are working…

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President Buhari Visits Survivors Of The Abuja Bomb Attack

President Muhammadu Buhari visited the survivors of Friday night’s bomb attacks on Nyanya and Kuje in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to comfort them. On his visit to the Trauma Centre of the National Hospital, Abuja where the survivors are being treated, President Buhari wished them full and speedy recovery. In a statement by the Special Adviser on…

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