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Senate Steps Down Bill Proposing N5 Levy For Petrol, Passes Bill To Protect Whistle-Blowers

The Senate on Thursday stepped down consideration of the report on the National Roads Fund Establishment Bill, seeking the Committee on Works to make “further consultations” on it. The panel had specifically recommended multiple taxes, including a N5 levy on every litre of Premium Motor Spirit (petrol) and Automobile General Oil (diesel) imported or refined…

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“Igbos Cannot Leave After Spending Over N44trn To Develop The Region” – Ohaneze Ndigbo

Following reports of a coalition of northern youths ordering Igbos out of the region, the youth arm of the Ohaneze Ndigbo, Ohaneze Ndigbo Youth Council (OYC) has said that Igbos cannot leave after spending N44trn to develop the region. A coalition of Northern youth groups had on Tuesday demanded all Igbos staying in the region to leave on or…

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Ignore Threats from “Northern Youths” – FG

The Federal Government has urged all well-meaning individuals and groups in the country to ignore all forms of threats issued by geo-political groups with the aim of  causing disaffection. The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, made the appeal when he briefed State House correspondents after the meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC), which…

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Osinbajo Hosts Togolese President in Aso Rock Villa

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, on Wednesday evening, received President Faure Gnassingbe of Togo in his office at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The Togolese President was newly elected Chairman of ECOWAS. A statement by the Senior Special Assistant on media and publicity in the Office of the Vice President, Laolu Akande, said Osinbajo assured him of Nigeria’s support…

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El-Rufai Orders Arrest of Arewa Youths Who Asked Igbos to Vacate North

The Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai has ordered the immediate arrest of the so-called Northern youth leaders who signed a statement issuing a three-month ultimatum to the people of the South-East to leave the northern part of Nigeria. The governor gave this order on Wednesday through his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity,…

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20 Whistleblowers Receive N375.8m From FG

Twenty Whistleblowers whose information led to the recovery of N11.6bn, have received N375.8m, the Federal Government has said. Punch reports that the disclosure was made in a statement released by Salisu Dambatta, the Director of Information, Ministry of Finance. Dambatta said that the payment was only for recovered assets that were declared free of legal disputes by the Attorney-General of…

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Court Orders Permanent Forfeiture Of Funds Recovered From Ikoyi Apartment

Justice Muslim Hassan of the Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered the permanent forfeiture of the $43.4m, £27,800 and N23m recovered by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in an apartment at No. 16, Osborne Road,  Flat 7B Osborne Towers, Ikoyi, Lagos. The judge had ordered that the funds be temporarily forfeited to the Federal Government on April 13, 2017…

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Double Joy! George & Amal Clooney Welcome Their Twins

Oscar winner George Clooney and his Barrister wife Amal Clooney are parents! a source confirms to PEOPLE that the lovely couple has welcomed their twins a boy and a girl. “This morning Amal and George welcomed Ella and Alexander Clooney into their lives. Ella, Alexander and Amal are all healthy, happy and doing fine. George is sedated and should recover in a few days,” the new dad’s…

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