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Keeping It Real With Adeola – Nigerian Lawmakers Made N600 Billion In Four Years

This week on Keeping It Real, Adeola wonders what took Ben Bruce so long to send out aluta tweets! Also, Nigerian lawmakers passed only 106 bills in four years, despite earning 600 billion Naira. https://youtu.be/9qygDg7ImJA

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70-year-old woman arrested in Ogun for helping armed robbery suspect

A 70-year-old woman identified as Moninola Lateef, was on Wednesday arrested by the Ogun State Police Command for alleged armed robbery alongside her son and two others. This was disclosed by the Command Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, who explained that the septuagenarian was arrested along with the gang members…

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Jonathan to sign Constitution Amendment, as NASS removes controversial clauses

The National Assembly has agreed to remove the controversial clauses in the amendments to the constitution under the Fourth Alteration Act, 2015, which it passed this year. President Goodluck Jonathan had withheld his assent to the amendments to the 1999 Constitution, and the Attorney General instituted a suit against the…

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Nigerian Army dismisses 200 soldiers for “cowardice”

The Nigeria Army on Tuesday at the Rukuba Barracks in Jos, Plateau State, dismissed about 200 soldiers from service for their failure to capture the Sambisa forest - a notorious hideout for Boko Haram terrorists in Borno State. They were dismissed for laxity and cowardice in the course of duty.…

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FRSC Safety Tips: How to drive better

STEP ONE: If you have access to vehicles of different makes and models, switch them often. This way you'll be working on driving as a whole, not on driving a specific car. STEP TWO: Find a training lot. A disused airfield is the best idea, because it has long straight…

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No more business as usual, Buhari warns

President-elect Muhammadu Buhari has reaffirmed his willingness to work with any leader of the National Assembly that the process throws up, irrespective of what part of the country he or she comes from. In a statement released on Wednesday, Mr. Buhari said that this has become necessary in view of…

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Military task force wades into crisis between Bayelsa community, Agip

The Joint Task Force in the Niger Delta has sent a 10 man team of soldiers to mediate in the crisis between Agip and its host community in Biseni which resulted in disruption of oil production. The people of Egbebiri Community in Biseni, Yenagoa Local Government Area, Bayelsa on Tuesday…

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NDLEA makes U-turn, accepts Court order to quit Kashamu’s home

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has said that it will obey the decision of the court of "competent jurisdiction" on the ongoing case involving Senator-elect, Buruji Kashamu. In a statement by Mitchell Ofoyeju, its Spokesperson, Wednesday, the NDLEA said that as a government agency and a law enforcement institution,…

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Buhari condoles Obasanjo over sister’s death

The President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, has extended his condolences to former President Olusegun Obasanjo on the recent death of his younger sister, Aduni Oluwasola Eweje-Obasanjo. In a statement issued in Abuja by Buhari’s Head of Media Team, Garba Shehu, the president-elect expressed sadness that Madam Obasanjo died at a period when…

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FIFA Corruption Scandal: Transparency International urges Blatter to step down

Sepp Blatter must resign as president of football's ruling body FIFA, the non-governmental corruption watchdog, Transparency International, said on Wednesday. Transparency international referred to the U.S., and Swiss bribery probes involving football officials. “These scandals have taken place under Sepp Blatter's watch of FIFA, which spans almost two decades,’’ the…

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Senate receives National Conference report

The Senate on Tuesday received the report of the National Conference from President Goodluck Jonathan for consideration. The letter accompanying the report, which was read by the President of the Senate, David Mark, indicated that the conference report had been deliberated upon and approved for implementation by the Federal Executive…

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Super Falcons Coach releases final World Cup list

Coach Edwin Okon has released his list of 23 players for the 7th FIFA Women’s World Cup finals starting in Canada next week. The list published on the Nigeria Football Federation’s official website included regulars like the BBC Women’s Footballer of the Year Asisat Oshoala, team captain, Evelyn Nwabuoku and…

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UN laments Boko Haram’s sexual abuse of captives

The UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Zainab Bangura, on Wednesday decried the reported rape and forced marriages of female captives of Boko Haram. Ms. Bangura, in a statement signed by her Office’s Advocacy and Women’s Rights Specialist, Letitia Anderson, lamented that one year after…

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Supreme Court dismisses Omisore’s suit against Aregbesola’s re-election

The Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed an appeal filed by Iyiola Omisore, challenging the Court of Appeal’s judgment, which affirmed Governor Rauf Aregbesola’s election victory in Osun. Mr. Omisore, the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the election held on August 9, 2014, had challenged Mr. Aregbesola’s victory…

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Kaduna governor-elect, El-Rufai, appoints SSG, others

Ahead of his inauguration as Kaduna State governor, Nasir El-Rufai on Wednesday announced the appointments of key officials in his incoming government. Mr. El-Rufai, in a statement he personally signed, named Balarabe Lawal as Secretary to the State Government. He also appointed Salisu Suleiman his Principal Private Secretary, while Abu…

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Nigeria: Act boldly on corruption, abuses, Human Rights Watch tells Buhari

Nigeria’s incoming president, Muhammadu Buhari, should take immediate and concrete steps to address large-scale violence, endemic corruption, a lack of accountability for abuses, and other pressing human rights problems, Human Rights Watch said today. Buhari will be sworn in on May 29, 2015. “Buhari promised to address the violence, corruption,…

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Breaking: Jonathan signs Tobacco control bill, five others

Nigeria's outgoing president, Goodluck Jonathan, has signed the Tobacco Control bill into law, hours to the end of his tenure. The president signed the bill alongside five others, his spokesperson, Reuben Abati, announced on Twitter, Wednesday. Other bills signed by the president include, National Sugar Development Council (amendment) bill, AMCON…

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Ondo Assembly extends tenure of local government chairmen

The Ondo State House of Assembly on Tuesday extended the tenure of the Interim Caretaker Chairmen of the state’s 18 Local Government Councils by six months. The decision of the House was sequel to a motion moved by the Chairman, Committee on Chieftaincy Affairs, Afolabi Akinsiku , representing Ondo West…

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Court adjourns Tinubu’s N150bn libel suit against AIT till June 30

An Ikeja High Court in Lagos on Wednesday adjourned a N150 billion libel suit filed by former Lagos State Governor, Bola Tinubu, against the African Independent Communication (AIT) till June 30. Justice Iyabo Akinkugbe adjourned the suit to enable Mr. Tinubu's counsel respond to the counter-claim filed by AIT. Mr.…

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Jonathan bags Peace Award for conceding defeat to Buhari

President Goodluck Jonathan was on Tuesday honoured with another award of "Peace Loving Global Citizen" for his decision to accept the result of the 2015 Presidential poll. The award was presented to the President by the Universal Peace Federation(UPF) at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Speaking at the event, President Jonathan…

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Constitution Amendment: Jonathan, National Assembly settle out of court

The Federal Government and the National Assembly have settled their row over the recent Constitution Amendment, as the Federal Government on Wednesday withdrew its suit as advised by the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court had given the Executive arm and the National Assembly 48 hours to resolve their differences over…

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Court bars Nigerian govt. from “unlawfully” arresting, extraditing Kashamu

Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High court in Lagos has barred the Nigeria Police, the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, the State Security Service, and the Nigerian Customs Service from arresting and extraditing to the United States wanted senator-elect, Buruji Kashamu, for trial over drug related offences. Justice Abang…

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Lagos election tribunal grants APC leave to inspect documents

The Lagos State governorship election petition tribunal presided over by Justice Muhammad Sirajo, has granted leave to the All Progressives Congress to apply for inspection of documents before the pre-hearing session. The Peoples Democratic Party governorship candidate, ‎Jimi Agbaje, had petitioned the tribunal, challenging the declaration of Akinwunmi Ambode of…

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Top FIFA officials arrested in corruption case

Swiss authorities have confirmed the arrest of some top FIFA officials over corruption charges on the eve of fresh elections set to be conducted by the world football governing body. While current President, Sepp Blatter, was not part of the six men picked up by the Swiss Police, Vice-president Jeffrey…

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Over N121 billion wasted, Nigeria’s troubled National ID Card project in fresh controversy

The National Identity Management Agency [NIMC] has been engaged in expensive media razzmatazz and glitzy photo ops with top politicians and other prominent Nigerians in the past year. But these may just be a facade to hide the fact that the national identity card project currently lie in a legal…