Fayose sues FG, says Ekiti share of $1bn should be released for fight against ‘Hunger Haram’

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, has filed a suit before a federal high court in Abuja, challenging the decision of his colleagues to approve $1 billion for the fight against insurgency. Last week when governors announced that they had agreed

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Controversial $1 billion not only for Boko Haram war – FG

The Buhari administration on Tuesday said the $1 billion Excess Crude Account fund would be used for more than the fight against Boko Haram. The planned expenditure was made public by Abdulaziz Yari, the chairman of Governors Forum, who said

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Train derails in Washington, killing at least three

An Amtrak train derailed on Monday as it took a corner on a new stretch of track in Washington state at more than twice the speed limit, sending passenger cars tumbling from a bridge and killing at least three people.

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2018 Budget: Why are we borrowing when we have money scattered in agencies, Melaye asks FG

Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, has described the 2018 budget as ‘boju boju’, saying there is no need to borrow funds for it. ‘Boju boju’ is a Yoruba word for something which is not transparent. Speaking at plenary on

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Governors hold emergency meeting inside Aso Villa

Governors from Nigeria’s 36 states are currently holding an emergency meeting at the State House Presidential Villa, Abuja. The meeting is holding inside the old Banquet hall of the seat of power under the aegis of the Nigeria Governors Forum,

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Osborne Towers Cash: Buhari vows to punish those culpable

The President made this known in Abuja while receiving a report of the panel established to review the operational, technical and administrative structure of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA). The President described the discovery of monies in the flat at

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I can manage any club, Moyes boasts

West Ham United manager David Moyes believes he is good enough to manage any team in the world and is keen to prove his capability at the Premier League club this season. The Scot, who spent 11 years in charge

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Nigerian government introduces biometric visa

Nigeria has started issuing biometric visa, the first in Africa, designed to effectively block people that should not enter the country. The introduction of biometric visa was announced by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Interior, Mr. Abubakar Magaji,

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Buhari appoints new head of Sharia court of appeal

President Muhammadu Buhari has sent the name of Ibrahim Rufai Imam to the senate for confirmation as the grand kadi of the federal capital territory (FCT) sharia court of appeal. Buhari’s nomination was contained in a letter which Senate President Bukola

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Another PDP Rep decamps to APC

A member of the House of Representatives from Imo State, Nnanna Igbokwe, has dumped the opposition People’s Democratic Party, PDP, for the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC. In a letter read by Speaker, Yakubu Dogara, at plenary on Tuesday, Mr.

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