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VP Osinbajo attends graduation ceremony of Command and Staff College Jaji, Kaduna state

​ Vice President Yemi Osinbajo pictured doing the honors at the graduation of the Senior Course 38 of Command & Staff College, Jaji, Kaduna State happening today. See more photos after the cut… 406 total views, 2 views today

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I’m determined to rescue Chibok girls unharmed – President Buhari

President Buhari reiterated his determination to rescue the remaining abducted Chibok girls. He stated this at the breaking of Ramadan fast with members of the diplomatic corps Thursday night in Abuja.According to the president, the priority was to rescue them alive and unharmed. ‎”We are not letting up our efforts to rescue the Chibok girls, our priority is to rescue ...

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Fani-Kayode denies writing Apostle Suleiman for help

Former Aviation Minister, Mr. Femi Fani-Kayode, has dismissed insinuations that he wrote from detention to Christians and Apostle Johnson Suleiman over his case with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.Fani-Kayode, in a statement by his Special Adviser, Media, Jude Ndukwe, said: “This is to inform the general public that the purported message making the rounds that Chief Femi Fani-Kayode ...

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Stop harassing Fayose”; “Fayose remains blameless” – PDP members protest in Ekiti

​ Street protests continued in Ekiti State yesterday, as Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leaders and members trooped out in Ido-Ekiti, headquarters of Ido/Osi Local Government, in support of Governor Ayo Fayose. They condemned alleged plot by the Federal Government to “hide under the pretext of an investigation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to remove the governor.The protesters ...

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Militancy won’t stop us from developing Niger Delta – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday said the renewed violence in the Niger Delta would not stop his administration from engaging with interest groups from the region in finding solutions to the challenges facing the area.Buhari spoke during the breaking of Ramadan fast with members of the diplomatic corps at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.“No amount of militancy shall distract us from ...

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ONE STATE, TWO GOVERNORS: Confusion in Abia state as Ikpeazu and Ogah both lay claim to governorship seat

​There is widespread panic and confusion in Abia state  following the insistence of Sampson Ogah that he should be sworn in as governor of the state to replace the incumbent, Okezie Ikpeazu, who was sacked by the Federal High Court on Monday. Mr. Ogah had left Abuja for Umuahia Thursday after he was issued a Certificate of Return by the ...

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Ekiti Assembly ‘highway sitting’ shameful – APC

​ The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State has described Wednesday’s sitting on the highway by members of the House of Assembly as shameful. It said it was the worst form of mediocrity that assaulted the people’s sensibilities.The party, which described the lawmakers as lacking integrity and accomplices in the promotion of the alleged financial crime over which they ...

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Court orders former Imo governor, Ikedi Ohakim to defend self against money laundering charges

Justice Adeniyi Ademola of the Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered a former Governor of Imo State, Ikedi Ohakim, to defend himself on the charges of money laundering brought against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).The judge gave the order in a ruling yesterday on the no-case submission made for Ohakim by his lawyers – Awa ...

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INEC announces new dates for some suspended elections in Nigeria

​ The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced new dates for some of the suspended elections in the country. According to its Chairman, Prof. Mahmoud Yakubu, the Kogi and Imo rerun elections, which were suspended as a result of infractions, would hold on July 23, 2016.Also, Rivers and Kano will take turn on July 30.The dates, which were announced ...

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We won’t force anybody to surrender land for Fulani herdsmen – FG

​Federal Government, yesterday, said it would not force anybody or state governments to surrender grazing land for Fulani cattle rearers in any part of the country.  The Minister of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Chief Audu Ogbe, disclosed this at the 9th National Development Summit of Traditional Rulers in Abuja. He said rather than approve crazing reserves, government had concluded plans ...

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Buhari Launches Keep Kaduna Green Project

​President Muhammadu Buhari, on Thursday launched the ‘Keep Kaduna Green Project’ saying its time for a green Nigeria. Buhari who commended Governor Nasir El-Rufai, for a worthy and timely project said the bold step would reverse the deforestation trend in the country. Launching the ‘Keep Kaduna Green Project’ in Kaduna through the Minister of Environment, Amina Muhammed, President Buhari noted ...

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Court Stops Abia Chief Judge, Others From Swearing In Ogah As Governor

The Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, on Thursday obtained a motion-exparte from the High Court of the state restraining the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, from issuing a Certificate of Return to Mr. Uche Ogah, pending the determination of the motion on notice.The order of injunction also restrained the Chief Judge of Abia State or any other judge of the ...

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Court strikes out suit challenging authenticity of President Buhari’s WAEC certificate

​ Justice Adeniyi Ademola has struck out a suit filed by Abuja based legal practitioner, Nnamdi Nwokocha- Ahaaiwe, challenging the authenticity of President Buhari’s WAEC certificate. The case was struck out following a notice of withdrawal filed by the institutor, Nwokocha-Ahaaiwe. In striking out the case this morning, the presiding judge, Justice Ademola held that by “section 50(2) of the ...

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Abia Governorship : INEC issues certificate of return to Uche Ogah

INEC this afternoon issued a certificate of return to PDP member, Uche Ogah (left), following an order by the Abuja Federal High Court on Monday June 27th, mandating INEC to immediately issue Certificate of Return to Ogah who came second at the PDP primaries in the state in 2014. Ogah had dragged the former state governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, before the ...

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Former PDP Publicity secretary, Olisa Metuh, offers to refund N400m traced to him

​Embattled former Publicity Secretary of PDP, Olisa Metuh, has offered to refund the N400 million from the arms deal procurement fund that was traced to him. In a statement released by his lawyer, Onyechi Ikpazu, Metuh said he was returning the money to signify his support for President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-corruption war. Metuh is currently undergoing trial for money laundering ...

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Sallah: FG declares Tuesday July 5th and Wednesday 6th next week public holiday

The Federal government has declared Tuesday July 5th and Wednesday July 6th public holidays to commemorate the Eid-el Fitri Celebration. Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, in a statement he released today, enjoined all Muslim faithful and Nigerians in general to extend the spiritual benefits of Ramadan, which is love, peace and justice to their daily living and through this contribute ...

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Abia governorship: Ikpeazu insist he is still governor, faults INEC’s issuance of Certificate of return to Uche Oga

​Earlier today, INEC issued a certificate of return to a member of PDP, Uche Ogah, following an order by the Abuja Federal High Court on Monday June 27th, mandating the electoral body to immediately issue Certificate of Return to Ogah who came second at the PDP primaries in the state in 2014. The state governor, Okezie Ikpeazu has released a ...

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FG Bars NFF From Hiring Expatriate Coach

​ Abuja – The Federal Government may have foreclosed the possibility of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) hiring an expatriate coach for the Super Eagles for now. This is because the federal government ruled out the possibility of such exercise on the premise of the dwindling fortunes of the nation’s economy. Solomon Dalung, Minister of Sports, who spoke after a ...

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Graphic Photo: Big Time Rapist / Ritualist Caught And Burnt Alive In Ughelli

According to Live Reporter Ibebe Rufus Apkobome, As he shared dreaded scenes of the burning of Rapist and Ritualist.Important: ★ GE to invest $2bn in Nigerian rail projects —AMAECHI According to him, The rapist (Name Undisclosed), has been terrorizing Ughelli occup@nts, and today he met his water-loo as he was caught in the act in Ughelli market.More details to come, meanwhile, see ...

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Ekiti Assembly members protest, condemn freezing of Fayose’s accounts

  Ado-Ekiti—There was a mild drama in Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital yesterday, when lawmakers of state House of Assembly hold a plenary session right in the middle of highway, in protest against the freezing of the account of Governor Ayodele Fayose at the Zenith by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC). The EFCC had on June 21 frozen ...

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FG seeks UK’s help to seize Amosu, Adigun’s £3.2m London mansions

Eniola Akinkuotu and Ramon Oladimeji The Federal Government has commenced moves to seize two mansions allegedly belonging to the immediate past Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Adesola Amosu (retd.); and a former Chief of Accounts and Budgeting in the Nigerian Air Force, Air Vice Marshal Jacob Adigun. The PUNCH on Wednesday learnt that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission ...

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The Foundation We Laid Yesterday Hunts Us Today By Joe Igbokwe

    ood friend of mine Ugo Chikezie wrote that people who do critical thinking will tell you that the Nigeria we are living in today was actually designed yesterday, therefore if we do not want to live in this kind of Nigeria again tomorrow, we must begin now to plan for tomorrow so that tomorrow will not take us ...

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GE to invest $2bn in Nigerian rail projects —AMAECHI

  ABUJA—The Minister of Transport, Mr Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi, yesterday disclosed that General Electric, GE, would invest $2 billion in the country’s rail projects. Amaechi in an interview with CNBC monitored by Vanguard in Abuja, said the Federal Government was in search of Public-Private Partnership, PPP, funding in the Nigerian transportation sector. He said:  “GE is already in, we are ...

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FG, Senate clash over forgery case

Friday Olokor and Sunday Aborisade, Abuja The Federal Government on Wednesday advised the Senate President Bukola Saraki and his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu, to stop blaming President Muhammadu Buhari for their arraignment for alleged forgery of Senate Order 2015, used to conduct the chamber’s leadership election in June, 2015. It advised the Senate leaders to allow the court to decide their ...

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Former Nigerian Foreign Minister Ojo Maduekwe Is Dead

  The Secretary of the Board of Trustees of the Peoples Democratic Party, Ojo Maduekwe, has died. He died at his residence in Abuja on Wednesday night shortly after returning from the US. The former Minister of Culture and Tourism and a former Minister of Transportation was born on May 6, 1945. Chairman of the Board of BoT of the party, Sen. ...

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KateKateKateKate Henshaw issues 48-hours ultimatum to Akpororo to stop using her name for publicity

​Nollywood actress Kate Henshaw who is being advertised as the host for comedian Akpororo ‘s comedy show, Apkororo vs Akpororo, scheduled to hold on July 8, 2016 at Eko Hotel is very angry. Kate Henshaw also writes, ‘There is a thing called RESPECT in this industry. The sooner people recognise this..the better it will be for all. Do not take ...

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Tinubu Hosts Five Star Records CEO, E- money In His Ikoyi Apartment

The billionaire businessman and younger brother of singer Kcee was hosted by the former Lagos Governor and APC Chieftain at his home in Ikoyi over the weekend. 422 total views, no views today

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Man docked over alleged theft of cable worth N6.8m

​According to the prosecutor, the offences contravened Sections 348, 404, and 409 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011. The accused, who is of no fixed address, is standing trial on a three-count charge bordering on conspiracy, wilful damage and stealing. The prosecutor, Sgt. Cyriacus Osuji , informed the court that the accused and others at large committed the ...

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Woman bathes rapist with acid

​ A 31-year-old businesswoman, Nneka Nwachukwu of Dape Village, Abuja, told a Wuse Zone 2 High Court that she poured acid on Peter Nwogu, because he raped her. Nwachukwu, led in evidence by her counsel, Moneka Azubike, told the court yesterday that Nwogu, the defendant, came to her house and forced her to sleep with him. The defendant was first ...

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Glo’s Prof John Bull hits TV

​By Bartholomew Madukwe A new song by modern highlife singer, Chinedu Flavour Okoli, for the Globacom-sponsored TV social satire series, “Professor John Bull,” is ruling the airwaves in the South-East and South-South parts of the country. Flavour ’s four-minute sound track highlights the essence of the drama and centres on Nollywood great, Kanayo O. Kanayo, who plays the lead role, ...

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Witnesses give contradictory testimonies in Oronsaye’s case

The two prosecution witnesses in the on-going trial of the former Head of Service of the Federation, Stephen Oronsaye and others yesterday gave contradictory evidences before the Federal High Court in Abuja. In the trial within trial conducted by Justice Gabriel Kolawole to ascertain the claim made by the second defendant, Osarenkhoe Afe, that his statement was made under duress, ...

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Photos from Funke Bucknor-Obruthe’s 40th birthday party

​Event planner extraordinaire Funke Bucknor-Obruthe celebrated her 40th birthday yesterday night with friends, colleagues and family. More photos after the cut 894 total views, no views today

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NCS Customs arrests drug trafficker carrying Indian Hemp

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), on Wednesday, June 22, 2016, have arrested a drug trafficker identified as Mr. Sylvester Gbenga, at their Seme Command for possessing Indian Hemp. Gbenga was handed to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), the following day, June 23, 2016. Taupyen Selchang, the Customs Public Relations Officer, in a statement released, said the suspect was ...

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Niger Delta Ex militants beg Buhari to pay outstanding allowances

The group said the payment of the stipends will help most families feed in this harsh economic period. A group of ex-militants under the aegis of  National Coalition of Niger Delta Ex-Agitators (NCNDE-A) have asked President Buhari to approve the payment of the outstanding allowances owed them. The group said the payment of the stipends will help most families feed ...

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Niger Delta MEND Leader Charles Okah Escapes From Kuje Prison

A brother of Henry Okah, jailed leader of the Movement For The Emancipation of Niger Delta Charles Okah has escaped from Kuje Prison in Abuja.A prison inmate told Saharareporters that Mr. Okah, who had been on trial in Abuja for the 2010 Independence Day bombing that killed 27 people, escaped last night by simply scaling the prison walls of the ...

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