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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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House Of Representatives Reportedly Receive 20 Cars With 100 More To Arrive

Twenty additional Peugeot 508 cars have been delivered to the House of Representatives with 100 more still to arrive, Punch reports. The lawmakers had previously received 240, the 20 additional cars bringing the total to 260. The cars, ordered since 2015, have frequently been a cause for complaints in the house, with the members asking when it…

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#EndSARS: People Calling For Scrapping Of SARS “Are Armed Robbers” – Police PRO

The spokesperson of the Nigerian Police Force Jimoh Moshood has said the people calling for the proscription of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) may be armed robbers, The Cable reports. Nigerians on Twitter have, since Saturday morning, with the hashtag #EndSARS, been sharing their experiences, a lot of them featuring extortion and some deaths. Although former vice president Atiku Abubakar has contributed to the…

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