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NNPC cancels fraudulent contract for delivery of crude oil to refineries after PREMIUM TIMES enquiry

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, on Wednesday announced new measures aimed at cost reduction…

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Nigeria’s economy records 2.57% growth in 2nd quarter of 2015, says NBS

The total monetary value of all finished goods and services produced in Nigeria in the…

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Angry Oshiomhole tears apart Orubebe, says ex-minister deserves to rot in jail

Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State on Wednesday said former Minister of the Niger Delta,…

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Shocking details of how Oronsaye, Maina, others allegedly stole N1 Billion from pension funds

By Dayo Aiyetan In a little over a month, the sparks will start to fly in what might turn out the most celebrated trial of this year as the prosecution of the former Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Steve Oronsaye; former chairman of the Pension Reform Task…

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Suicide bombers kill soldier at Maiduguri checkpoint

Two male suicide bombers creeping around a military checkpoint at about mid night Tuesday in Maiduguri, Borno state capital, set off the bombs they wore killing a soldier and injuring a young woman, security sources said. The attack came after nearly four weeks of respite for the troubled city. Speaking…

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UNILAG releases Post-UTME results

The authorities of the University of Lagos said 17, 935 candidates of the 31,955 that sat for its 2015 Post Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination recently, passed the screening exercise. This is contained in a statement signed by the institution’s Deputy Registrar, Information, Olagoke Oke. Mr. Oke said the screening which…

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Corruption: Group demands protection for whistle-blowers

The current anti-corruption drive by the present administration may be derailed unless adequate protection was given to whistle-blowers, a coalition of civil society organisations working on transparency, accountability and good governance in Nigeria, have said. The group said in Abuja on Tuesday that it was time the National Assembly considered…

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Buhari registers for national identity card

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday in Abuja got registered by officials of the National Identity Management Commission to enable him to obtain his national identity card. Fielding questions from State House correspondents after his registration inside the Presidential Villa, Mr. Buhari said the exercise would confirm the country’s population, especially…

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Tension at NDDC as top officials meet Buhari over missing N184billion

There is tension at the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, as the agency's top officials arrive Abuja to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari, Wednesday over the missing N183.7 billion and other alleged scams rocking the commission. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, confirmed…

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It​’ll be dangerous to remove Ekweremadu​ –​ Shehu Sani

The Senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani, on Tuesday stated that it ​would be​ dangerous for the governing All Progressives Congress to forcefully remove the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, from office. Mr. Ekweremadu is a member ​of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party​. His emergence as​ ​​d​eputy ​s​enate ​p​​resident was…

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Nigeria inaugurates committee on establishment of national carrier

Following President Muhammadu Buhari’s decision to establish a national airline, the permanent secretary, Ministry of Aviation, Binta Bello, on Monday inaugurated a 12-member Ministerial Committee on the establishment of a National Carrier. A statement by the Assistant Director, Press and Public Affairs of the ministry, James Odaudu, said the inauguration…

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Lamorde probe not linked to my wife’s case — Saraki

  The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has denied ulterior motive behind the senate’s decision to invite the chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Lamorde, saying EFCC is not the only government agency facing a Senate probe.   On July 23, the EFCC grilled the Senate president’s wife,…

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Why ex-militants’ foreign tuition, allowances are delayed, says Amnesty office

The Office of the Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta on Tuesday explained why the payment of tuition and allowances of ex-militants currently benefiting from the Presidential Amnesty Programme have been delayed. The spokesperson of the programme, Dan Alabrah, said those particularly affected by the delay were those…

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Groups accuse Jonathan of sponsoring campaign against Buhari’s corruption war

A coalition of civil society groups have accused former president Goodluck Jonathan of ‎launching a campaign designed to frustrate the anti-corruption efforts of President Muhammadu Buhari. At an interactive session in Lagos, Tuesday, the groups said that Mr. Jonathan had started a campaign pushing for the current government to begin…

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Nigeria to cut senators, reps’ jumbo pay as Buhari fumes

Following President Muhammadu Buhari’s order directing the Revenue Mobilisation, Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC) to address public outcry over huge salaries and allowances of members of the National Assembly, the chairman of the commission, Elias Mbam, said on Tuesday that Senators and members of the House of Representatives will earn…

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NSRP trains media marketing executives on revenue drive

The marketing and business development executives of media organizations in Abuja on Monday emerged from a two-day workshop organized by the Nigeria Stability and Reconciliation Programme (NSRP). The participants, drawn from the print, online, radio and television, were exposed to skills that will aid them in improving the revenue drive…

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Boko Haram: Defence Chiefs from Nigeria, Cameroon, others meet in Chad

Nigeria's defence chief of staff, Gabriel Olonisakin, is currently in Chad Republic to discuss the deployment of 8, 700 strong Multi National Joint Task Force, MNJTF, to confront Boko Haram. The defence headquarters said in a statement that the Chiefs of Defence Staff from the Lake Chad Basin Commission member…

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Buhari blames wicked manipulators for escalation of fuel subsidies

President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday in Abuja blamed past administrations for the current situation in which Nigeria is forced to spend billions of Naira annually on alleged subsidies for petroleum products. Speaking at a meeting with the Chairman and members of the Revenue Mobilisation, Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC), President Buhari…

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We’ll re-draft Petroleum Industry Bill within a year — NNPC boss

The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Ibe Kachikwu, on Tuesday said it would take a minimum of one year to fine-tune the Petroleum Industry Bill and produce a new draft that could be presented to the National Assembly for approval. Mr. Kachikwu said this in Abuja…

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Plateau state lawmaker dies

The lawmaker representing Quanpan north constituency of the Plateau State House of Assembly, Jeffry Dashe, is dead. Mr. Dashe, a member of the Peoples Democratic Party, died in the early hours of Tuesday after a protracted illness. According to family sources, Mr. Dashe had been sick for along and was…

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Contract Inflation: BPP has saved Nigeria N659 bn, says DG

The Director-General, Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP), Emeka Ezeh, said on Tuesday that the bureau saved the country N659 billion from contracts awards between 2009 and 2014. Mr. Ezeh said this in his paper on "Ending the scourge of abandoned projects in Nigeria", presented in Abuja. Mr. Ezeh said the…

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APGA increases governorship form to N6m in Kogi, Bayelsa

The All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, on Tuesday, said it would cost N6million to purchase its form for the upcoming governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa as against N1.5million earlier published. National Director of Publicity of the party, Ifeanacho Ogbuejiofor, stated this in an interview with the News Agency of…

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​N​DLEA queries Arik Air over staff arrested with cocaine

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has commenced an investigation into the operations of Arik Airlines after a member of its staff was arrested with cocaine in London. In a statement Tuesday, the NDLEA said a "full scale"‎ investigation would unmask those behind the act. Chika Udensi, an air steward…

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Crisis in Ile-Ife as ruling houses battle over Oba Sijuwade’s successor

The search for a successor to the late Ooni of Ife, Okunade Sijuwade, is taking a controversial dimension, as a clan in the Ogboru ruling house has rejected plans by the kingmakers to restrict their selection to the Giesi family. Although it hitherto appeared settled that the Giesi house would…

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Probe Jonathan’s govt. fully or forget corruption war, Buhari’s associate tells president

Ahead of the last presidential election, Femi Olufunmilade, head of department of international relations and strategic studies at Igbinedion University, Okada, was commissioned by President Muhammadu Buhari to prepare a position paper on how the opposition could defeat former President Goodluck Jonathan. In this interview with PREMIUM TIMES, Dr. Olufunmilade,…