Pushed back by Presidency, Senate dumps NNPC probe

Almost two months after it set up an ad-hoc committee to carry out “holistic investigation” into allegations of corruption against Maikanti Baru, the Group Managing Director (GMD), of the state oil firm, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), indications have emerged

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Group ask Buhari to state his role in Maina’s reinstatement into civil service

Some Civil Society Organisations, as well as a former President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Mr. Olisa Agbakoba (SAN), on Wednesday asked President Muhammadu Buhari to state his role in the controversy surrounding the reinstatement of the Chairman of the

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Patience Jonathan is Nigeria’s ‘Grace Mugabe’ – APC chieftain, Onwuneme

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Abia State, Engr. Nwabueze Onwuneme, has attacked a former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri for drawing similarities between the wife of ousted Zimbabwe President, Grace Mugabe and Aisha Buhari.

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Adeosun: FG attaches one major condition to payment of whistle-blowers

Nigeria’s Finance Minister, Kemi Adeosun has announced that the federal government is ready to pay N421.33m to beneficiaries of the whistle-blower policy. She said the amount included that of the whistle-blower for the cash recovered from a building in Osborne

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Senator recommends reduction of salaries of politicians

Senator Olusola Adeyeye, Osun Central Senatorial district, on Wednesday called for a reduction in allowances of all politicians including senators. This, of course, caused an uproar in the Senate when he made this remark while speaking on the 2018 budget appropriation.

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Seven things Buhari administration has done to ensure Nigerians stranded in Libya return – Presidency

The presidency on Wednesday released a statement on the efforts of the Muhammadu Buhari administration to resolve the migrant crisis affecting Nigerians. Thousands of Nigerians seeking greener pastures are stranded in Libya, many seeking to travel the risky Mediterranean to

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Fuel scarcity looms as marketers threaten to shut down petrol stations in Lagos

Independent petroleum marketers in Lagos have threatened to withdraw their services from December 11 over the alleged breach of agreement by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) in the state accused the

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Nigeria needs strong institutions to protect democracy – Dickson

Governor Henry Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State has said that Nigeria needs strong institutions to strengthen and protect her democracy. According to him, every Nigerian should support the building of strong institutions to ensure that the country’s democracy survives. Governor

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Bosnian war chief drinks poison in court, dies

A Bosnian-Croat war chief has died after downing poison during his war crimes trial at The Hague, Croatian state TV reports. Slobodan Praljak yelled, ‘I am not a war criminal!’ and drank a dark liquid from a small bottle seconds

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FAAC disburses N4.55trn to FG, others in 9 months – NEITI

The Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC) disbursed a total of N4.545 trillion to the federal, states and local governments as allocations between January and September 2017.  Out of this amount, N1.757trn was shared in the third quarter of 2017 as

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