Category Archives: Breaking

FG Files 11- Count Money Laundering, Fraud Charges Against Abba Moro, Others

  The Nigerian government has filed charges against a former Minister of Interior under the erstwhile Goodluck Jonathan presidency, Comrade Abba Moro, the ministry’s ex-Permanent Secretary, Anastasia M. Daniel-Nwaobia, F. A. Aleyebami and a company, Drexel Global Technology Limited, accusing them of money laundering and breaching the Procurement Act in the failed Nigerian Immigration Service…

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Court Bars NERC From Increasing Electricity Tariff

  A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, yesterday, refused an application by Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), seeking to stay further proceedings in the suit challenging the hike in electricity tariff by Distribution Companies (DISCOs). The suit was instituted by a lawyer and rights activist, Toluwani Adebiyi, following which the court had restrained parties…

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House Of Reps Panel Invite Diezani Alison-Madueke Over Crude Oil Swap

  The House of Representatives Adhoc Committee on Crude Oil Swap has formally invited former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, to tell the panel her role in the product swap arrangements with oil marketing companies in the country. According to The Guardian, a letter dated February 22 and signed by Chairman of the committee, Zakari…

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Oct 1 Bomb Blast: Court Suspends Charles Okah’s Trial Over Surgery

 Charles Tombrah Okah  The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court, yesterday, suspended the trial of the alleged mastermind of the 2010 Independence Day bomb blast that killed 12 persons at Eagle Square in Abuja, Mr. Charles Okah. Justice Gabriel Kolawole deferred the trial till March 10 to enable Okah, who is facing a terrorism charge…

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INEC Declares PDP’s Ahmed Ogembe Winner Of Kogi Central Senatorial Re-run Election

    The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) yesterday declared Ahmed Ogember of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) winner of Kogi Central senatorial rerun election after earlier declaring the election inconclusive. INEC has previously declared the Central election inconclusive following the cancellation of 20,000 votes which affected two polling units of Otutu ward in Okene…

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WAEC Allegedly Demands For N1.85m From NGO To Process List Of 2015 Outstanding Students

  Yesterday, news broke out that the West African Examination Council (WAEC) allegedly demanded for N1, 850, 000 from a Non-governmental organization (NGO)to process the list of best outstanding students for 2014/2015 May/June Senior Secondary School Examination. In a letter dated 8th December 2015, written to WAEC, the NGO Edubox, signed by Mr. Sanusi Tosin…

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PDP Clears All Seats In Taraba Re-run Elections

  The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has won the three legislative positions at Saturday’s re-run elections in Taraba State. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Resident Electoral Commissioner in the state, Mr. Habu Hinna announced the results at a briefing on Sunday in Jalingo where he stated that the candidate of the PDP, Mr Dan-Asabe…

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Shekau’s Suspected Impostor ‘Bashir the King of Slaughter’, 2 Other Boko Haram Suspects Arrested

 Suspects  The local security volunteer group, known as Civilian JTF, in Konduga Local Government Area of Borno State, yesterday, claimed it had arrested a notorious Boko Haram kingpin, named Bashir. The Civilian JTF noted that the Boko Haram kingpin, popularly called Bashir Sarkin Yanka, which in Hausa means “Bashir the King of Slaughter” had been…

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JAMB Says It Won’t Re-open Registration Portal

  Following the protest staged across the country by students seeking to write the 2016 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), over the purported closure of sales of online registration access cards and online registration by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), The boardon Sunday stated that it wouldn’t re-open the examination portal. In a statement…

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