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Shem Zagbayi

How Senator elected 10 months before end of session was paid for 4 years – Audit Report

A Nigerian senator who replaced a deceased lawmaker barely 10 months to the expiration of the Seventh Assembly under David Mark, received full four-year pay for accommodation and furniture, the government’s audit report has shown. The 2014 audit report said the lawmaker was overpaid by nearly N8 million. The report…

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Caught in police probe mess, Alaafin of Oyo to meet Buhari

Barring any last-minute change in plans, President Muhammadu Buhari will on Thursday host the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, a foremost monarch in Yorubaland, PREMIUM TIMES can authoritatively report. According to Mr. Buhari's schedule for Thursday, seen by this newspaper, the meeting will hold at the State House between…

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Niger Delta Avengers expresses readiness to dialogue with Nigerian Government

The Niger Delta Avengers, the group responsible for renewed insurgency in Nigeria's oil rich region, has expressed readiness for a peace deal with the federal government. The group, in a statement posted on its website late Saturday, said its disposition to dialogue and peace deal with government was conditional. Among…

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Police arraign ex-federal lawmaker over report accusing Alaafin of Oyo of bomb planting

A former member of the House of Representative who represented Oyo Federal Constituency, Kamil Akinlabi, was on Thursday arraigned before an Oyo State High Court for allegedly conspiring with two others to accuse the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, of bomb planting and rights violation. The Oyo Police Command…

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Top Nigerian soldiers, controversially retired, seek redress

Some of the 38 officers compulsorily retired by the Nigerian Army have sought redress, after they complained authorities breached Nigerian laws in laying them off. Apart from relying on the Paragraph 09.02(e) of the Harmonised Terms and Conditions of Service for Officers to petition President Muhammadu Buhari, affected officers, who…

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Why Buhari no longer has excuse not to rescue Chibok girls — #BringBackOurGirls

The BringBackOurGirls movement (BBOG), on Sunday said President Muhammadu Buhari has no more excuse not to rescue the school girls abducted by Boko Haram terrorists over two years in Chibok, Borno State. BBOG, in statement by its conveners, Aisha Yesufu and Oby Ezekwezili, said this after Boko Haram released a…

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Nigeria’s polio-free certification suffers setback as new cases are confirmed

The federal government has confirmed two new cases of polio in Borno State, a development that has dealt a blow on Nigeria's hope of being certified polio-free by July 2017. The Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, announced on Thursday that two children in Jejere and Gwoza Local Government Areas of…

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SPECIAL REPORT: How Nigerian Army violated own rules, sacked officers for not helping APC

Majority of the 38 officers compulsorily retired by the Nigerian Army two months ago were sent away without recourse to the rules of disengagement in the Nigerian military,” PREMIUM TIMES can authoritatively report today. The army had in June announced the compulsory retirement of 38 officers on different ranks on…

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Disappointed and frustrated, staunch Buhari supporters apologize for helping President to power

Some staunch supporters of President Muhammadu Buhari are becoming frustrated and rethinking the roles they played in helping the president to power amid increasingly excruciating economic and political crises rocking the nation. The supporters believe Mr. Buhari had so far failed to demonstrate that he has the wherewithal, and even the…

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Budget Padding Scandal: Jibrin returns, relaunches war against Dogara

After ceasing fire for a few days in obedience of his party's directive, a former Chairman of the Appropriations Committee of the House of Representatives, Abdulmumin Jibrin resumed his onslaught against Speaker Yakubu Dogara on Sunday. The leadership of the All Progressives Congress had ordered him and the Speaker to…

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Budget Padding Scandal: Speaker Dogara runs to Buhari for help

Except there is a last-minute change in his schedule, the embattled Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, will on Friday meet President Muhammadu Buhari over the budget padding scandal rocking the lower legislative chamber, PREMIUM TIMES can authoritatively report. According to President Buhari's list of engagements for Friday,…

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Ex-Senator, Magnus Abe, stole money assigned for road construction — Gov. Wike

The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, on Wednesday, accused a former senator, Magnus Abe, of embezzling funds meant for the construction of a road in Ogoniland. Mr. Wike made the allegation while addressing Ogoni people at Bodo City, a statement, containing details of the event, sent to PREMIUM TIMES by…

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Budget padding: Why we can’t sanction Jibrin — APC

Leaders of the All Progressives Congress on Tuesday met with the former chairman of the House of Representatives Appropriations Committee, Abdulmumin Jibrin, at the party's secretariat in Abuja, over the unfolding budget padding scandal in the house. The party had said that it sent an invitation letter because Mr. Jibrin…

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House Leader, Gbajabiamila, breaks silence, reacts to budget padding scandal

The Leader of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has broken his silence over the budget padding scandal rocking the lower chamber, following accusations of budget fraud made against Speaker Yakubu Dogara and others by former appropriations committee chairman, Abdulmumin Jibrin. Mr. Gbajabiamila had remained silent since the House descended…

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Budget Padding: Rep Jibrin takes campaign against Dogara to four anti-corruption agencies, says Speaker must fall

A former Chairman of the appropriations committee of the House of Representatives, Abdulmumin Jibrin, on Monday announced that he would be visiting Nigeria's major anti-corruption agencies today to shed light on his allegation of budget padding against Speaker Yakubu Dogara and other principal officers of the lower chamber. He said…

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National Assembly launches “eye service” prayer project to appease Buhari

Nigeria's National Assembly on Friday kickstarted an "eye service" project which will see muslim federal lawmakers join President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House for jumaat service every Friday. The arrangement, Senate Leader, Ali Ndume, told journalists, is to enable lawmakers meet the president more regularly, with a view to…

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Why we want Dogara, Jibrin probed – House group

A new alliance of lawmakers, called Transparency Group, which emerged in the House of Representatives on Wednesday, has said its call for sweeping investigation in the House is not driven by politics. The House is facing its latest scandal after the appropriation chairman, Abdulmumin Jibrin, who left office last week,…

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I’m a born-again corruption fighter now, there’s no going back – Jibrin

A former chairman of Appropriations Committee of the House of Representatives, Abdulmumin Jibrin, who has accused the speaker, Yakubu Dogara, of substantial fraud, has given reasons why he had to wait till now to speak out. Mr. Jibrin started releasing details of alleged budget fraud involving Mr. Dogara and three…

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Protesters storm Abuja, accuse Buhari’s govt of nepotism, illegal recruitment

Nigerians drawn from various civil society groups on Wednesday protested alleged illegal recruitment and nepotism in some government agencies, questioning the anti-corruption effort of President Muhammadu Buhari. The protesters - including popular activists, Aisha Yesufu; author, Chido Onumah; and members of Citizens of Impact, Enough is Enough, Youthup Africa -…

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Ex-Appropriation chair, Jibrin, dismisses Dogara’s threat; says speaker ‘corrupt’

The embattled former chairman of House Committee on Appropriation, Abdulmumin Jibrin, has responded to allegations leveled against him by the House of Representatives. Mr. Jibrin also dismissed the threat of legal action made by the speaker, Yakubu Dogara, against him. Mr. Dogara had Wednesday issued a seven-day ultimatum to Mr.…

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At dramatic Senate screening, Nigerian diplomats fail to recite national anthem

Two longstanding Nigerian diplomats nominated by President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday failed to recite the country’s anthem and pledge, leaving lawmakers and journalists at a senate hearing in laughter. The recitals are taught in primary schools across the country, and are performed daily by students throughout their secondary school study.…

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Police, SSS, broker peace between Wike, Amaechi

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, and his predecessor, Rotimi Amaechi, committed themselves to peace in the oil rich state on Tuesday, same day rerun elections in the state were postponed for fear of violence. The Independent National Electoral Commission, in statement by its secretary, Augusta Ogakwu, announced the suspension of…

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Budget padding scandal: Why we can’t probe Dogara, others – House Ethics Committee

The House of Representatives Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions says it is awaiting a petition from a former chairman of House Appropriations Committee chairman, Abdulmumin Jibrin, who has accused the Speaker, Yakubu Dogara, and other members of massive corruption. The chairman of the ethics committee, Nicholas Ossai (PDP-Delta),…

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Enemies within Buhari’s government, National Assembly frustrating anti-corruption war – Femi Falana

The anti-corruption campaign of President Muhammadu Buhari is being repelled on two fronts from beneficiaries of corruption in the previous administration, and "enemies within" the government, a senior lawyer and activist, Femi Falana, has said. In his lecture at the investiture of Dele Ologbede as the President of Rotary Club,…

Iyiola Omisore

Omisore surrenders, reaches deal with EFCC on alleged N1.3billion fraud

A former Senator and chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party in Osun State, Iyiola Omisore, was on Friday night released by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission after he agreed to refund the over N1.3billion he allegedly received from the office of the National Security Adviser, people familiar with the…