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Buhari Yet To Receive Passed Budget 2018 – Minister

One week after the 2018 budget was passed by the two chambers of the National Assembly; it is yet to be transmitted to President Muhammadu Buhari for assent. This was revealed Wednesday by the Minister of Budget and National Planning, Udo Udoma, while responding to inquiries from State House correspondents at the end of the meeting of Federal Executive Council ...

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Obasanjo, Jonathan Should Account For Power Projects – SERAP

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has expressed satisfaction with anti-graft battle and wants former Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan to account for power project monies. SERAP wants the two leaders to be prosecuted over alleged mismanagement of $16 billion earmarked for power projects. “We welcome the focus by Buhari on the massive allegations of corruption and mismanagement in ...

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Metuh Stage-Managed Own Fall In Court, Judge Rules

The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court on Wednesday said former spokesperson of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olisa Metuh, stage-managed his fall in the court room on Monday to stall his trial. The court then ruled for continuation of the trial on Thursday. Mr. Metuh is facing a seven-count charge before the court for alleged diversion of N400 ...

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Biafra: Why We Arrested Peaceful MASSOB Protesters – Police

The Nigerian Police have arrested 47 members of Biafra Independence Movement (BIM) and Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) in Aba. The Abia State police commissioner, Anthony Ogbizi, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Aba. Mr. Ogbizi explained that the persons arrested included men and women and were ...

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Reps Move To Curb Mob Killings, Jungle Justice

The House of Representatives has called on Nigeria Police Force to investigate the spate of jungle justice and mob killings across the country and prosecute perpetrators of such acts. This was sequel to a unanimous adoption of a motion by Rep. Ezekiel Adaji (Benue-PDP) at the plenary on Wednesday. Moving the motion earlier, Adaji had pointed out that democracy which ...

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Kwara Community Disowns Offa Robbery Suspect

Oro community in Irepodun local government Area of Kwara state has disowned one of the arrested two gang leaders of the recent bank robbery in Offa, Kunle Ogunleye. Ogunleye was reportedly said to have hailed from Oro In a statement National President of the community, Chief Bode Alayoku said the suspect whose alias is “Arrow” was not a native of ...

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VP Reiterates FG’s Commitment To Ending Herdsmen Killings

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has restated that the Federal Government was determined to ending the incessant killing of farmers by herdsmen in parts of the country. Osinbajo gave the assurance during an assessment visit to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp in the Awe Local Government Area of Nasarawa State on Wednesday. He said that he would be meeting with the governors ...

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Atiku Abubakar To Privatize Parts of State Oil Firms If Elected

Nigeria’s former vice president Atiku Abubakar will privatize parts of the country’s state oil company and allow the naira currency to float to attract foreign investment if elected as head of state, he told Reuters. Abubakar also confirmed that he intends to run in next year’s presidential election, becoming the biggest opposition heavyweight to say he will take on Muhammadu ...

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She Saved Thousands To Open A Clinic In Nigeria, US Customs Took All At The Airport

Anthonia Nwaorie spent years saving up thousands of dollars to open a medical clinic in Nigeria, where she was born. Finally, last October, she walked down a jet bridge at Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport to board the plane to get there. The 59-year-old registered nurse had more than $37,000 in her carry-on bag and $4,000 in her purse. It ...

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Nigeria’s first Marine Engineering Centre of Excellence Starts Masters programmes

The pioneer post graduate students at the Marine and Offshore Engineering Centre of Excellence have commenced studies at Rivers State University, Port Harcourt, involving 18-month academic and field work that will lead to the award of Masters degrees in Marine Engineering (Power Plants), Naval Architecture and Offshore and Subsea Engineering. A Diploma in Marine and Offshore Engineering will also be ...

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