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SGF denies extorting candidates seeking appointment into federal boards

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir Lawal, has said that appointments…

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El-Rufai visits Shehu Sani over mother’s death

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has visited and condoled with Shehu Sani, the senator…

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$1.1B Malabu Oil Deal: Italian oil firm, Eni, reacts to PREMIUM TIMES report, denies admitting wrongdoing

Italian oil giant, Eni, has responded to a PREMIUM TIMES story that it acknowledged wrongdoing…

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Why I need to go abroad for surgery – Metuh

The spokesperson of the Peoples Democratic Party, Olisa Metuh, has given reasons for why he wants to travel abroad for medical treatment. Addressing journalists on Monday outside a court room in Abuja where he is being tried for alleged corruption, Mr. Metuh said his decision was based on medical advice…

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Fayose vows to equip Ekiti hunters for war with Fulani herdsmen

Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State on Monday met with local hunters in the Oke-Ako area of the state telling them to be battle ready to confront any Fulani herdsman found grazing cattle anywhere in the state. The governor addressed the hunters hours after he banned cattle grazing in the…

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Real reason Governor Oshiomhole sacked Abdul Oroh

The Governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomhole, on Monday relieved Abdul Oroh of his appointment as Commissioner for Commerce and Industry in the State with immediate effect. A statement by the governor's Chief Press Secretary, Peter Okhiria, said Mr. Oroh was removed in the public interest. The governor then approved…

FILE PHOTO: A cross section of the intending Pilgrims from Bayelsa State, during the Flag-off ceremony of the Pilot Scheme of the Easter Pilgrimage exercise 2012 in Port Harcourt.

Nigerian Christians Pilgrims Commission gets new executive secretary

The Federal Government has appointed a new executive secretary for the Nigerian Christians Pilgrims Commission (NCPC). He is Tor Uja, who assumed duties at the headquarters of the Commission on Monday, replacing his predecessor, John-Kennedy Opara. Until his appointment, he was a pastor with the Mission House International Church, according…

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Igwe Vincent Ilo, father of OSIWA Country Director, Jude Ilo,buried in Enugu

The officiating minister describes the deceased as a forthright man who detested bribery and did not believe cutting corners The traditional ruler of Adu Achi, in Oji River Local Government area of Enugu, Igwe Vincent Onyekeu Ilo was on May 19 laid to rest in his hometown. He was 83.…

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2015 Nov/Dec WASSCE: WAEC cancels results of candidates involved in malpractices

The West Africa Examinations Council (WAEC) has cancelled the results of candidates involved in examination malpractice during its 2015 November/December diet of the West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE). This is contained in a communiqué issued after the 61st meeting of the council’s Nigeria Examinations’ Committee (NEC). The communiqué,…

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How ex-Defence Chief, Alex Badeh, bought Fayose’s land for N650 million

A witness in the ongoing trial of former Chief of Defence Staff, Alex Badeh, has shed light on how Mr. Badeh bought a land belonging to Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose, for N650 million. The witness, Mustapha Yerima, managing director of a contracting firm, Right Builders Limited, said he got…

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Presbyterian Church condemns Nigerian govt’s alleged plan to merge religious studies in schools

The Presbyterian Church of Nigeria on Monday condemned the proposal by the federal government to merge Christian and Islamic studies into a single subject under the country’s basic education system. The condemnation is contained in a communiqué issued at the end of the 21st annual meeting of the Synod of…

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EFCC’s treatment of Fani-Kayode ‘inhuman’, aide alleges

The spokesman for embattled former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has accused the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission of meting out ‘inhuman’ treatment to his principal. Mr. Ndukwe in a statement on Monday said the anti-graft agency “whisked” Mr. Fani-Kayode to Lagos in defiant of a court order prohibiting it…

Former NSA Sambo Dasuki and others arraigned over misappropriation at the FCT High Court in Abuja

Court overrules Nigerian govt on lawyer’s access to Dasuki

An Abuja High Court has overruled the Federal Government in its decision to confine the detained former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, to the premises of the State Security Service to access and brief his lawyer in the ongoing trial of criminal charges on corruption brought against him. Mr. Dasuki,…

FROM LEFT: Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrasheed Adewale; Representative of Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, Dr Femi Majekodunmi; Facilitator, Chief Abiola Ogundokun, and a Guest Lecturer, Dr Comfort Momoh, during a Summit on Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation organised for Circumcision Descendants Association Of Nigeria, in Ibadan On Monday (23/5/16). 3763/23/5/2016/OEA/HB/BJO/NAN

Obasanjo advocates national legislation to end female genital mutilation

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has called for a national legislation against female genital mutilation. Mr. Obasanjo made the appeal in his keynote address delivered on his behalf by Femi Majekodunmi, a medical doctor, at the International Summit on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting, at the Mapo Hall in Ibadan on Monday. The…

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo (L) and Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State acknowledging cheers from the crowd on arrival at Tafawa Balewa Square venue for the Inauguration of Some Security Equipment, during  the working visit of the Vice President to Lagos State as Representative of President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday (23/7/16). 3750/23/5/2016/BOA/MA/NAN

Price of Petrol to fall soon, VP Osinbajo says

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Monday assured Nigerians that the price of petrol, which was recently increased from N86.50 to N145 per litre would soon reduce. Mr. Osinbajo, who was addressing a cheering crowd of supporters of the ruling All Progressives Congress at the Tafawa Balewa Square in Lagos, was…

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EXCLUSIVE: How Nigerian authorities mistreated brother, guardian of rescued Chibok girl after meeting with Buhari

The family of Amina Ali, the first of the Chibok girls to be found, are being kept away from her by the Nigerian military, according to her brother who added that he does not know the whereabouts of his mother, Binta, who was also taken away by the military. Amina's…

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I was never served with court papers relating to ‘missing N30 trillion’ – Okonjo-Iweala

The former Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has denied being served with papers on a Freedom of Information Act case supposedly brought against her by the Socio-Economic Rights Agenda on a missing N30 trillion. In a statement Monday, Mrs. Okonjo-Iweala denied ever receiving any…

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‘Boko Haram chief bomb maker shot dead as another goes blind’

The Nigerian Army has just issued the statement below announcing the death of a major bomb maker for the terrorist Boko Haram sect. In what it described as a major breakthrough in the fight against the sect, the Army, through its spokesperson, Sani Usman, said the bomb maker was killed…

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Sokoto Governor, Tambuwal, establishes Due Process Office

Sokoto State governor, Aminu Tambuwal, has established a Due Process Office that will ensure efficient and effective monitoring of all public contracts and other related duties for the overall interest of the people of the state. Mr. Tambuwal on Monday approved the appointment of Kabiru Haliru as the Executive Secretary…

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Shi’ite Leader, El-Zakzaky, sues Nigerian govt. for prolonged detention

The Leader the Shi'ite Islamic Movement of Nigeria, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, on Monday instituted a suit in the Federal High Court against the federal government and the Nigerian military challenging his detention. Mr. El-Zakzaky was arrested in December after a siege on his residence in Zaria, Kaduna State by soldiers. Several…

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Fayose makes history, bans cattle grazing in Ekiti

The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has banned grazing and rearing of cattle in the state, saying those interested in cattle farming should get their own private cattle ranch. The governor, who became the first ever state executive to take such a drastic measure in the country, also said a…

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NEITI audit uncovers N2.23trillion lost, unremitted revenues by NNPC in 2013

The long-awaited Nigeria oil and gas as well as the solid minerals sectors 2013 audit reports by the Nigerian Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, NEITI, was officially unveiled in Abuja on Monday. The Minister of Solid Minerals and Chairman, NEITI Board, Kayode Fayemi, who unveiled the report, said the document contained…

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PDP chieftain, Olisa Metuh, appears in court, despite ill-health

The immediate past spokesperson of the Peoples Democratic Party, Olisa Metuh, has appeared in court to continue his trial, despite ill-health. Mr. Metuh is facing a seven-count charge for alleged diversion of funds meant for the purchase of arms during the last administration. Mr. Metuh threw up at the car…

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Police allege plans by factional leaders to attack PDP national secretariat

The police on Monday said it had received intelligence that “some aggrieved factional leaders and members of the Peoples Democratic Party have perfected plans to engage thugs from across the country to join them in threatening public peace and security in Abuja” over the current leadership crisis within the party.…

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IAAF Diamond League: Okagbare steps up in Morocco

Nigeria’s Blessing Okagbare finished in second position in her second 100m race of the season, albeit with a faster time at the IAAF Diamond League held in Rabat, Morocco over the weekend. The African record holder had posted a time of 11.30s at her first race of the season at…