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Okonjo-Iweala Denies Involvement In $2.1bn Arms Scandal, Calls Out Oshiomhole

Nigeria’s immediate ex-minister ofFinance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has disassociated herself from the $2.1 billion arms procurement controversy involving former National Security Adviser, Col. SamboDasuki (rtd). In a statement released on Wednesday, December 2nd by her media adviser, Mr. Paul Nwabuikwu, the former minister stated that she had nothing to do with the ongoing issue and…

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Senate Moves To Pass Bill Against Social Media Offenders

The Nigerian Senate yesterday, passed a bill seeking for a 2-year jail term for anyone who makes false allegations or publishes any statement or petition in the newspaper, radio or medium of whatever description against another person, institutions of government or any public office holder, Vanguard reports. Passing it second reading yesterday, the bill enjoins…

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11-Year-Old Potential Suicide Bomber Arrested By Army

The Nigerian Army yesterday announced that vigilant troops of the 7 Division Garrison providing security at Internally Displaced Persons, IDP, Camp, Dalori in Maiduguri Metropolitan Council, Borno State, have apprehended 11-year-old Usman Modu Tella for being a potential suicide bomber. According to a statement issued by the Acting Director Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Usman,…

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Diezani Out As Kachikwu Emerges New OPEC President

  On the heels of President Muhammadu Buhari’s appointment of himself as the country’s Minister of Petroleum resources, many were of the opinion that he would also automatically assume the position of President of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). These speculations have however been put to rest following a recent update on the…

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900 Boko Haram Hostages Rescued By Cameroonian Soldiers

No fewer than 100 Boko Haram militants have been killed by Cameroonian soldiers during an operation in the Nigerian border. The troops, who were aided by a regional anti-Boko Haram, equally succeeded in releasing 900 persons held hostage by the Islamist militant group. This development was announced on Wednesday by the Army and Defence ministry…

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Senate Passes N574,533bn As 2015 Supplementary Budget

The Senate yesterday, 1st December, passed N574,532,726,857 billion as the supplementary budget for the year 2015. While passing this extra budget which is N108,895,800,000 billion higher than the N465,636,926,857 billion proposed by President MuhammaduBuhari to the National Assembly for approval, the Senate stated that the addition was to ensure the governments ability to to pay…

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Claims Of Fresh Abduction Of Girls: Borno Government Sets Up Committee

The Borno State Governor, Alhaji Kashim Shettima has constituted a seven-man committee to within three days ascertain the veracity of the reported fresh abduction of some girls by Boko Haram terrorists in Bam-Buratai, a community in Biu local government area of Borno State. The committee was tasked to, at the end of the deadline, establish…

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