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Babachir shuns Senate over hearing of North-East contract scam

The suspended Secretary General of the Federation, Engr. Babachir Lawal on Thursday shunned the Nigerian Senate ad hoc committee over investigation into the 200 million naira grass cutting contract. Mr. Lawal had earlier been indicted for alleged fraud by the

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Senate tells NNPC to go beyond sacking its officials involved in fuel theft

The senate has urged the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to restructure its operations in a bid to ensure transparency. Reacting to the retirement of some officials over the controversy surrounding missing 130 million litres of fuel, the legislative chamber

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Hameed Ali promotes all HND holders at Nigeria Customs service

The Comptroller General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Hameed Ali, has approved the promotion of all HND holders at the agency. According to an officer of the agency, all HND holders on salary level GL 07 have been promoted to

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EDITORIAL: Presidency/Senate faceoff: Time to sheathe swords

That the Senate/Presidency faceoff has degenerated to abysmal low is to say the least. It is perhaps time for both arms of government to sheathe their swords. AljazirahNigeria recalls that the faceoff started when the Senators directed the Secretary to

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Buhari to resubmit Magu’s name to Nigerian Senate

There are indications that President Muhammadu Buhari may renominate Ibrahim Magu for confirmation as Substantive chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. The President’s renomination is said to be based on advise given by the Presidential Advisory Committee on

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Centenary project: Probe Anyim, Bala Mohammed now, reps urge FG

The House of Representatives Committee on Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has recommended that statutory Rights of Occupancy revoked because of the Centenary City project,  be restored to original allottees. This was the crux of the recommendations  contained in a report submitted to

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EFCC confirmation: Inside story of how Magu reportedly lobbied NASS members in Dubai

By Abubakar Sodiq, Abuja The acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Magu, is said to have held separate secret meetings with some ‘aggrieved personalities’ and a few lawmakers of the National Assembly over his confirmation challenges

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Onnoghen confirmed as Chief Justice of the Federation

Gbenga Odunsi Acting Chief Justice of the Federation, CJN, Walter Onnoghen has finally been confirmed as the Chief Justice of the Federation after appearing before the Senate on Wednesday. He was screened for one hour fifteen minutes. The screening was

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Senate to probe NNPC over N5.1 trillion unremitted subsidy payment

The National Assembly is set to reopen investigation into the multi-trillion Naira subsidy regime in which the country has been shortchanged by oil traders and corrupt public officials. In a move to that effect, the Senate on Tuesday resolved to

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Videos supposedly showing ‘carnage of foreigners’ unlikely from SA

Two graphic, violent videos are being shared online as examples of xenophobic violence against foreigners in South Africa. However, online verification tools suggest their source lies elsewhere. Researched by Kate Wilkinson Two graphic videos supposedly showing South Africans attacking and

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