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PDP Senate Divided Over Petition To Probe EFCC Boss Lamorde

 Senate President Bukola Saraki  The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Senate Caucus is divided over a petition being promoted by one of its senators, seeking to probe the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Lamorde, over allegations of diversion of at least N1 trillion seized from corrupt and convicted persons. According…

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Air Force Intercepts & Destroys Two Boko Haram Trailers Carrying Logistics

The Nigerian Air Force in a statement by its spokesman, Air Commodore Dele Alonge, explained that Air Force Agusta helicopter on armed reconnaissance mission around the Nigeria-Cameroon border, destroyed two Boko Haram trailers said to have been covered and parked at different locations in the bush around the border town of Belel. The incident is…

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Alleged Multi-Million Dollar Family Hospital: Okonjo-Iweala’s Former Aide Calls Sahara Reporters Corrupt

Media Adviser to Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the immediate past Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Paul C Nwabuikwu, Sunday, faulted a media report suggesting that the former minister was building a multi-million dollar family health facility in Abuja, allegedly from the proceeds of her loot while in office. Nwbuikwu said in a…

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Usain Bolt Beats Justin Gatlin To Win World 100m Title

Usain Bolt will head into the 2016 Summer Olympics with the title of ’15 world champion after defeating American Justin Gatlin with a 9.79-second victory in the men’s 100-meter final at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing. Gatlin took second in 9.80. NCAA stars Trayvon Bromell of USA and Andre De Grasse of Canada tied for bronze in…

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Buhari To Host UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon At Presidential Villa Today

President Muhammadu Buhari will today in Abuja host the visiting United Nations Secretary General, Mr. Ban Ki-moon. A statement issued Sunday by the press office of the State House said President Buhari will receive the UN Secretary General at the Presidential Villa at 12 noon. Items on the programme, according to the statement, include a…

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Senate To Probe EFCC Boss Lamorde On Alleged N1tn Diversion

The Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions will on Wednesday begin a probe of the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Lamorde, over an allegation that he fraudulently diverted over N1tn proceeds of corruption recovered by the anti-graft agency. According to PUNCH, part of the money alleged by a…

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Ban Ki-Moon Nigerian Visit: Meets With State Governors Amid Tight Security

  The UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon, on Sunday in Abuja, began his visit to Nigeria with a meeting with state governors amid tight security. According to reports by THEWILL, besides, correspondents of most media organisations, local and foreign, were barred from covering the parley, which began at about 6.45 p.m. at the Transcorp Hilton because…

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Buhari Suspends Immigration Boss Indefinitely Over Issuance Of Visa To Wanted Terrorist

President Muhammadu Buhari has suspended from office the Comptroller-General of Nigeria’s immigration service, Mr. David Parradang, over the visa issued to a wanted terrorist Ahmed Al-Assir, who was arrested by security officials at Beirut’s Rafik Hariri International Airport on Saturday, August 15, 2015 as he attempted to depart that country for Nigeria via Cairo. To…

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