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Ex-Gov. Sule Lamido, Sons to remain in Prison over alleged N1.35b Fraud
The desire of Ex-Gov. Sule Lamido to be left off the hook was Thursday dashed as Justice Evelyn Anyadike of the Federal High Court, Kano ruled that the former governor of Jigawa State and his two sons,Aminu and Mustapha, be remianded in Prison custody till September 28. The former governor.....
LNG dividend stood at $5.6 billion, Jonathan’s savings, PDP Insists
NATIONAL leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP yesterday insisted that contrary to claims by the Presidency, the $2.1 billion Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) component of the bailout for states was actually saved by the immediate past President Goodluck Jonathan-led PDP administration. In a statement yesterday by PDP National Publicity.....
Bailout funds not from Jonathan’s savings, presidency tells PDP
Presidency has again refuted claims by the People’s Democratic Party, PDP that the funds disbursed to the State for the payment of workers salaries arrears were drawn from the savings made by previous government of President Goodluck Jonathan. It stated that the funds were taken from the proceeds paid to.....
Chief Imam cancels special Ramadan prayer in Abuja Mosque
Sheikh Muhammad Khalid, the Chief Imam of Apo Legislator’s Quarter’s Jumat Mosque has cancelled the special i’tikaaf prayer normally observed by Muslims during the last 10 days of Ramadan in that Mosque. I’tikaaf is a special prayer offered my Muslims during the last 10 days of Ramadan. During that period,.....
EFCC confirms detention of former govs Ohakim, Nyako
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Wednesday, confirmed the arrest and detention of two former governors, Ikedi Ohakim of Imo and his Adamawa counterpart, Murtala Nyako. Mr Wilson Uwujaren, Spokesman of the EFCC confirmed the detention in an interview in Abuja. Uwujaren, who said Nyako’s son Abdul-Aziz was.....
Buhari to appoint Ministers at fullness of time – Presidency
President Mohammadu Buhari will appointment Ministers only when it is feasible, his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina said Tuesday. Speaking exclusively to Vanguard in reaction to massive public concern on why the president has not formed his cabinet, Adesina said that the president is preparing the.....
Don’t overheat the Polity, PDP Govs tell IGP over Ekweremadu
GOVERNORS elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP yesterday cautioned the Inspector- General of Police, IGP Solomon Arase against over heating the polity over plans to arrest and investigate the Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu on alleged alliteration of the Senate Rules. The governors.....
6 die in suicide bomb attack on Redeem Church
The Police in Yobe on Sunday confirmed the killing of six persons in a suicide bomb attack on a church in Potiskum. Mr Toyin Gbadegesin, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the state command, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Damaturu that the death included the suicide.....
Boko Haram detainees must leave Anambra –S’East Senators
As controversy contin­ues to trail the recent relocation of Boko Haram prisoners to a prison in Anambra State, Governor Willie Obiano has appealed to Ndi Anambra to go about their normal businesses, promising to continue his dia­logue with relevant authorities on the matter. In a statement signed by his.....
Discard PIB, cancel offshore crude processing contract, APC tells Buhari
The All Progressives Congress, APC, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to discard the Petroleum Industry Bill, PIB, cancel ongoing offshore processing agreements and discontinue the fuel subsidy regime. The APC in its recommendation to the President, also stated that the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, is indebted to its.....
Democracy Day: El Rufai, deputy, cut own salaries by 50%
Immediately after being sworn in as Kaduna State 22nd Goovernor, by the Chief Justice of Kaduna state, Justice Tanimu Zailani by 10:15am Friday, Mallam Nasir El Rufai addressed the state and said he was contributing 50% of his salary and allowances to Kaduna as a mark of his sacrifice. He.....
Fight against corruption can’t work with corrupt leaders — Rep-elect
The former Commissioner for Finance in Imo State and House of Representatives member-elect, Deacon Chike Okafor has said that the fight against corruption in the country cannot work with corrupt people on the saddle. Deacon Okafor has also faulted the positions of the Senate President, David Mark and some ranking.....

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