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    FG to publish list of 200 ‘looters’

FG to publish list of 200 ‘looters’

The federal government will soon make public, list of 200 persons who allegedly looted Nigeria's treasury. According to Daily Trust, Okoi Obono-Obla, special assistant to the president on prosecution, disclosed this at the inauguration of a new software application for tracking illicit properties in the country. The application was developed by African Network for Environment and Economic Justice (ANEEJ), a civil society [...]

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    UI prof only female among 31 shortlisted for SAN

UI prof only female among 31 shortlisted for SAN

Oluyemisi Bamgbose, a professor of law at the University of Ibadan (UI), is the only female among the 31 people shortlisted for the prestigious senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN) title. Hadizatu Mustapha, secretary of Legal Practitioner’s Privilege Committee (LPPC), announced the names of the successful candidates after the 133rd plenary of the committee on Thursday. She said 106 lawyers had applied for [...]

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    Buhari rejects four national assembly bills

Buhari rejects four national assembly bills

President Muhammadu Buhari has rejected four bills passed by the national assembly.  Buhari communicated this via a letter he sent to the house of representatives which was read during plenary on Thursday. The bills include the Corporate manslaughter bill, 2018; Agricultural credit scheme (amendment) bill, 2018; National Child Protection and Enforcement Agency bill as well as Courts and tribunal standard scales of fines [...]

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    I am a very slow reader, says Buhari

I am a very slow reader, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says he is a “very slow” reader, saying this could be as a result of being an ex-soldier. Buhari said this during a joint briefing with South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa in Abuja on Wednesday. He was speaking on the Continental Free Trade Agreement (CFTA) which Nigeria is yet to become a signatory to. He said he is still studying [...]

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    Reps pass bill mandating free healthcare for pregnant women

Reps pass bill mandating free healthcare for pregnant women

The house of representatives has passed a bill authorising free healthcare for pregnant women in the country. The bill seeks to mandate free antenatal and postnatal health services to pregnant women in government hospitals. Sponsored by Tony Nwoye from Anambra state, the bill was presented at plenary on Thursday. If passed into law, women would be able to receive up to three months [...]

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    Sokoto rep: Fayose is known to be an actor… police didn’t assault him

Sokoto rep: Fayose is known to be an actor… police didn’t assault him

Aminu Shagari, a member of the house of representatives from Sokoto state, has described Ayodele Fayose, Ekiti state governor, as an actor. He said the governor's claim that he was beaten by the police “never happened.” Fayose broke down in tears at a PDP rally on Wednesday, accusing an unidentified policeman of slapping and kicking him. This happened hours after the police laid [...]

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    ANN: Why we pulled out of anti-Buhari coalition

ANN: Why we pulled out of anti-Buhari coalition

Jay Samuels, national chairman of Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN), says his party walked out of the recent meeting where some political parties formed a united front ahead of the 2019 general election. He said the party dissociated itself from the coalition because the parties involved are led by “the same people we have committed to retiring”. At a meeting on Monday, [...]

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    Finally, Buhari signs bill separating NFIU from EFCC

Finally, Buhari signs bill separating NFIU from EFCC

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the bill seeking to make the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) an autonomous body. Ita Enang, senior special assistant to the president on national assembly (senate), disclosed this while addressing state house correspondents in Abuja on Wednesday. By this, the NFIU would seize to exist as a department in the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). “NFIU will [...]

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    Reps reject Buhari’s executive order on corruption

Reps reject Buhari’s executive order on corruption

The house of representatives has rejected the new executive order on corruption recently signed by President Muhammadu Buhari. Last week Buhari signed the executive aimed at restraining owners of assets under investigation access to them. The president had said the order would help boost his administration's fight against corruption. However, at plenary on Wednesday, Nicholas Ossai from Delta state, moved a motion seeking [...]

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    Drama as Ondo rep introduces himself as R-APC member

Drama as Ondo rep introduces himself as R-APC member

There was a mild drama at the house of representatives when a lawmaker introduced himself as member of the Reformed-All Progressives Congress (R-APC). The R-APC, a breakaway faction of the APC, is made up of aggrieved members in the ruling party. The group, which is dominated by lawmakers, is yet to formally identify with any other political party. Bode Ayorinde from Ondo state [...]

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    Police: Why we are yet to prosecute anyone over mace theft

Police: Why we are yet to prosecute anyone over mace theft

The police have dismissed insinuations that it is delaying the prosecution of  the suspected thugs that stole the senate mace. On April 18, hoodlums invaded the senate chamber and ran away with the mace, which is the legislative symbol of authority. Both the house of representatives and senate subsequently set up a joint ad-hoc committee to investigate the incident. Submitting the report of [...]

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    House of reps recommends prosecution of Omo-Agege

House of reps recommends prosecution of Omo-Agege

The house of representatives has recommended the immediate suspension of Ovie Omo-Agege, senator representing Delta central, for 180 legislative days over the theft of the senate mace. The house also recommended the immediate prosecution of the lawmaker and six other suspects for “treasonable felony, assault occasioning harm, conspiracy to steal and actual theft of the mace”, the symbol of authority of [...]

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    FACT CHECK: Is Eniola Fayose, owner of company printing ballot papers, related to Ekiti governor?

FACT CHECK: Is Eniola Fayose, owner of company printing ballot papers, related to Ekiti governor?

On Monday, operatives of the Lagos state police command announced that it raided a printing press where election materials for Ekiti state governorship election were being printed. Two people were arrested in the premises of O’Naphtali Company Limited in the Gbagada area of the state. Imohimi Edgal, the state commissioner of police, identified the owner of the press as Eniola Fayose. The police commisioner, [...]

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    Moghalu on anti-Buhari coalition: Nigerians need paradigm shift — not regrouping of old career politicians

Moghalu on anti-Buhari coalition: Nigerians need paradigm shift — not regrouping of old career politicians

Kingsley Moghalu, a presidential aspirant of the Young Progressives Party (YPP), says what Nigerians need is a generational shift in governance and not allegiance to “same old career politicians”. Moghalu said this while reacting to the memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and 37 political parties. The Reformed All Progressives Congress (R-APC), a breakaway faction of the [...]

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    Police raid Lagos company ‘printing ballot papers for Ekiti guber poll’

Police raid Lagos company ‘printing ballot papers for Ekiti guber poll’

The Lagos state police command says it has uncovered a printing press where election materials are being printed.  Imohimi Edgal, the state commissioner of police, led some detectives to the printing press located at 13A and 13B, Oguntona street, Gbagada area of the state, on Monday. The police said it learnt from intelligence information that ballot papers meant for Saturday's governorship poll [...]

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US urges FG to intensify efforts to end killings

The United States has urged the federal government to put more efforts in ending the killings in some parts of the country. NAN reports that David Young, deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Nigeria, made the call on Monday when he visited Simon Lalong, governor of Plateau, over the recent attack in the state. At least 100 persons were [...]

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