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I collected N26 million for Fani-Kayode from Dasuki’s office, witness tells court

Hearing in a case involving the erstwhile Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, commenced on Tuesday before Justice John Tsoho of the Federal High Court, Maitama Abuja.   Mr. Fani-Kayode is being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, over his alleged role in the mismanagement of funds meant…

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Don’t blame Buhari for controversial expulsion of Punch Newspapers journalist – Presidency

The presidency has dismissed as sheer mischief, the attribution of the expulsion of the Punch reporter, Lekan Adetayo from the Villa, to the person of President Muhammadu Buhari. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, stated this in Abuja on Tuesday. Mr. Shehu, who…

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Why court remanded ex-Governor Babangida Aliyu in prison custody

A Minna High Court on Tuesday ordered the remand of former governor of Niger State, Babangida Aliyu, in prison custody. Mr. Aliyu is standing trial for alleged N4.568 billion fraud and abuse of office. Mr. Aliyu was docked alongside his former Chief of Staff, Umar Nasko, on a six-count charge…

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Nigerian govt’s plan to monitor collection of electricity funds by DisCos will engender transparency – GenCos

The Association of Power Generation Companies, APGC, has said the federal government’s plan to monitor collection of electricity payment will ultimately intensify transparency in handling of finances accrued to the nation’s power sector. The Executive Secretary of APGC, Joy Ogaji, said this at a news conference in Abuja on Tuesday.…

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Lagos govt to upscale Imota rice milling plant from 2.5 to 16 metric tonnes per hour

As part of plans to ensure food self-sufficiency, especially through rice production, the Lagos State Government says it is up-scaling the Imota Rice Milling Plant from 2.5 metric tons to 16 metric tons. The Commissioner for Agriculture, Toyin Suarau, who made the disclosure on Tuesday at a Ministerial Press Briefing…

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Parents of quintuplet get three-bedroom bungalow in Abuja

The Head of Service of the Federation, Winifred Oyo-Ita, in collaboration with EFAB properties handed over documents of a three-bedroom bungalow to the father of quintuplets delivered at the National Hospital, Abuja. Mrs. Oyo-Ita made the presentation to Imudia Uduehi, the father of the children at the 2017 Federal Integrated…

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600 herdsmen killed, two million cattle rustled in two years – Miyetti Allah

Usman Ngelzarma, National Secretary, Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, said on Tuesday that members of the association had lost over two million cows to rustlers in the last two years. Mr. Ngelzarma made the remark in an in interview with the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, in Jalingo.…

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20 million Nigerians infected with Hepatisis – Expert

Wisdom Ihejieto, the Deputy Secretary of the Guild of Medical Directors, FCT chapter, said about 20 million Nigerians were infected with hepatitis in Nigeria. Ihejieto disclosed this when the National President of the Guild, Tony Philips, paid a courtesy visit to the Managing Director of the News Agency of Nigeria…

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Nigeria Customs redeploys 4,072 senior officers

The Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, has approved the redeployment of 4,072 senior officers to commands across the four zones of the service. The deployment is contained in a circular issued on Tuesday in Lagos by T.M. Isa, NCS Acting Assistant Comptroller-General, Human Resources Department. According to Mrs. Isa, the redeployed…

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Two teachers docked for beating teenage student to a pulp

For allegedly beating a 14-year-old female student to a pulp, two teachers were on Tuesday brought before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court. The accused, Afolabi Ademola, 44, resides at 35, Olawale Cole St., Abule Egba, a Lagos suburb, while Oshomah Oiseta, 41, lives at Paradise Estate, Ota, Ogun State. Mr.…

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Man who allegedly hacked Nigerian bank stealing N100 million faces counsel crisis

There was a mild drama at the Federal High Court II, Jos, on Tuesday when a counsel, Solomon Umoh, withdrew from representing an accused, Ibrahim Suleiman, being tried for allegedly laundering N400 million belonging to a bank. Mr. Umoh, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, has been defending the accused since…

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Continuous voter registration to run till 2019 election – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, said on Tuesday that the Continuous Voters Registration beginning nationwide on April 27, would run till few months to the 2019 general election. The INEC Secretary in Niger, Aliyu Bungudu, made the disclosure at a one-day forum for election stakeholders held in Minna. He…

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Judge gives Nnamdi Kanu 12 conditions for bail — FULL DETAILS

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Tuesday admitted the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, to bail on health grounds. In a brief ruling, Justice Binta Nyako, said that she was convinced that Kanu was ill and needed more medical attention than the Nigerian Prisons was…

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Nigeria Police arrest ‘member’ of Nigeria Delta Avengers, 10 other kidnap suspects

The Inspector-General of Police Intelligence Response Team, IRT, has arrested 11 kidnap suspects in Port Harcourt. The suspects include Anthony Pepple, who is also known as “Urban Gorilla” and a suspected member of Niger Delta Avengers, a militant group in the Niger Delta responsible for attacks on oil facilities and…

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Spain arrests Moroccans suspected of links to Belgian attacks

Spanish police arrested eight people and raided 12 properties in Barcelona, in an operation against suspected militants carried out in conjunction with Belgian police, police said on Tuesday. Some of those arrested were suspected of links to the Belgian suicide bombings in March of last year, which killed 31 people…

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Facts on Turkey

Turkish court rejects opposition appeal against referendum result

Turkey’s highest administrative court has rejected an appeal by the main opposition party to hold the official announcement of final results in the recent constitutional referendum. The centre-left People’s Republican Party (CHP) filed an appeal to the court last week, asking for a stay of execution against the election commission’s…

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Man gets N250,000 bail for stealing N62, 000 chicken

An Abeokuta Magistrates’ Court sitting in Isabo on Tuesday slammed a N250, 000 bail on a 22-year-old man, Sulaimon Ajo, charged with stealing domestic fowls valued at N62,000. The Magistrate, Oriyomi Sofowora, who gave the ruling, also granted the accused two reliable sureties in like sum. The accused, who resides…

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Filling station attendant allegedly bolts with employer’s N882,000

A 35-year-old filling station attendant, Moses Omobamijo, who allegedly defrauded his employer of N882,000, was on Tuesday charged before an Okitipupa Magistrates’ Court in Ondo State. He was, however, released on N800,000 bail. Mr. Omobamijo, whose address was not provided, is standing trial on a two-count charge of fraud and…

Mike Okiro, Chairman, Police Service Commission (PSC)

Police Service Commission approves promotion of 32 top officers

The Police Service Commission (PSC) on Monday approved the promotion of a Commissioner of Police to the next rank of Assistant Inspector-General of Police and promoted 24 other senior officers to their next ranks. The promotion appeals of eight other officers were also upheld by the commission. A statement by…

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Nigerian court sentences four armed robbers to death

An Osun High Court on Tuesday in Osogbo sentenced four persons to death for conspiracy and armed robbery. The convicts, Joseph Moses, 24, Samuel Job, 19, Gideon Ode, 25, and Daniel Abraham, 24, were brought to the court on a four-count charge of armed robbery and conspiracy. The prosecutor, Abdulrahman…

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Elton John recovering from “potentially deadly” bacterial infection

Elton John spent two nights in intensive care with a potentially deadly bacterial infection, and has cancelled all his concerts for the rest of April and May, his publicist said on Monday. The British musician, 70, became “violently ill’’ on a flight home from his recent South American tour, spokeswoman…

Nigerian Senate

Court orders temporary forfeiture of Senator’s 12-storey building

A Federal High Court, Lagos, on Monday ordered temporary forfeiture of a 12-storey building belonging to a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Senator, Peter Nwaoboshi. The property located at 27 Marine Road, Apapa, is said to belong to Mr. Nwaoboshi who is senator representing Delta North Senatorial District. The court’s order…

Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo

Presidential panel ratifies two days for new business registration

The Presidential Ease of Doing Business panel has reduced the number of days required for registration of new businesses in Nigeria from 10 to two days. The panel also approved 24-hour timeline for company registration from when application form was completed and all required documents made available. Those were among…

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Presidency, Abubakar Umar trade words over corruption fight

The presidency has condemned a recent statement by a retired colonel, Dangiwa Umar, against the ongoing anti-corruption campaign of the Muhammadu Buhari administration. A presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu, made the condemnation in a statement issued in Abuja on Monday. Mr. Shehu was reacting to a statement issued by Mr. Umar…

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IMF says surrogate currency will not solve Zimbabwe’s economic problems

Zimbabwe’s “bond note” surrogate currency will not solve its economic problems, the International Monetary Fund said. The IMF said that only comprehensive reforms would address a fiscal crisis, media reports said on Monday. The Southern African nation last year introduced bond notes which officially trade at par with the U.S.…