Ikoyi whistle-blower jets out of the country as FG pays first tranche

The whistle-blower, who helped the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission recover the $43m, N23.2m and £27,800 (N13bn) from an Ikoyi apartment on April 12, 2017, has finally been paid his commission, The PUNCH has learnt. It was also learnt that the whistle-blower

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‘We can’t be intimidated’ — EFCC speaks on attack at Magu’s house

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has confirmed the attack on the farmhouse of Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the commission. In a statement signed by its spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, the commission said the attack would not make it lose focus

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Osun assembly orders arrest of Ige’s son

The Osun State House of Assembly has issued a warrant of arrest against the immediate past  Commissioner for Lands, Physical Planning and Urban  Development  in the state, Mr. Muyiwa Ige, for his alleged refusal to honour the lawmakers’ invitation. Muyiwa

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Civil servant to forfeit 86 vehicles, four houses to FG

The High Court of the Federal Capital Territory in Apo, Abuja, has ordered that 86 luxury vehicles, together with four houses and a quarry plant in Abuja, belonging to a civil servant, Mr. Ibrahim Tumsah, be temporarily forfeited to the

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Ibori endorses Okowa for 2019

Despite growing speculations that he has withdrawn his support for the second term bid of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State, a former governor of the state, Chief James Ibori, has again endorsed for another term in office. That was

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2019: Atiku out to destroy 2023 Igbo presidency – Group

A political group, Initiative for Demonstrating Change, on Wednesday, picked hole in the presidential ambition of the former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, saying it was a plot to scuttle the target of the Igbo to become president in 2023.

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States assemblies speakers okay NotTooYoungToRun bill

There are indications that the NotTooYoungToRun Bill aimed at removing age limits for running for elective offices would sail through in at least two-thirds of the 36 states Houses of Assemblies in the country. The constitutional amendment Bill which was

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FG: Lagos-Ibadan rail line to be completed December 2018

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has said that the Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge rail line would be completed in December 2018 and set for commissioning in Jan 2019. Amaechi said this at the end of the year news briefing and

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Nigerian soldiers battle Boko Haram in Borno

Reports reaching newsmen indicate that Nigerian soldiers are currently battling to repel an attack by armed Boko Haram fighters in Mainok village, Kaga Local Government Area of Borno State. Mainok is about 58km from Maiduguri. A security official in Borno

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Petrol tanker on fire in Abuja

A tanker carrying petrol was engulfed by fire at a Conoil filling station, along the airport road in Abuja on Wednesday evening. As at 7:00 p.m., fire service officials were still trying to put out the fire. Witnesses said the

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