Ebunoluwa Olafusi

    EFCC investigating N-SIP ‘fraud’ in Borno, Yobe

EFCC investigating N-SIP ‘fraud’ in Borno, Yobe

Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says the commission is working on fishing out those who use the National Social Investment Programmes in Borno and Yobe states for fraudulent activities.Magu spoke during a Hausa programme on Peace FM, a Maiduguri-based radio station.The N-SIP is coordinated by Maryam Uwais, special adviser to the president on social [...]

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    Report: Heavy workload driving suicide, depression among Nigerian doctors

Report: Heavy workload driving suicide, depression among Nigerian doctors

Heavy workload is driving suicide and depression among Nigerian doctors some of whom are leaving the country in large numbers, worsening the acute shortage of medical professionals in the country, a report says.In April, Chris Ngige, minister of labour and employment said Nigeria has enough doctors to meet its medical needs. His claim was fact-checked and found to be false.An investigation [...]

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    TheCable’s Femi Owolabi shortlisted for ‘Free Pens for Democracy’ award in France

TheCable’s Femi Owolabi shortlisted for ‘Free Pens for Democracy’ award in France

Femi Owolabi, head of investigations at Cable Newspaper Journalism Foundation (CNJF), has been shortlisted for the maiden edition of the Free Pens for Democracy award in Strasbourg, France. He was named in the best article category for his investigation into the plight of soldiers fighting insurgency in Nigeria's northeast -- INVESTIGATION: How soldiers fighting Boko Haram beg for food and sleep in [...]

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    Ambassador: ‘10,000 Nigerian girls’ forced into prostitution in Burkina Faso

Ambassador: ‘10,000 Nigerian girls’ forced into prostitution in Burkina Faso

Ramatu Ahmed, Nigeria's ambassador to Burkina Faso, says 10,000 girls of Nigerian origin have been forced into prostitution in Burkina Faso.NAN reports that Ahmed spoke in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso's capital, on Monday.She said the victims of the sex-trade were mainly underage girls kept in appalling conditions in Ouagadougou and in mining camps across the West African country.Ahmed, who has been [...]

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    Zainab Ahmed: We’re working to grow our economy as fast as China’s

Zainab Ahmed: We’re working to grow our economy as fast as China’s

Zainab Ahmed, minister of finance, budget and national planning, says the federal government is working towards growing the nation's economy at a similar pace with China's.Speaking at a news conference on the forthcoming 25th Nigerian Economic Summit in Abuja on Monday, Ahmed said there are plans for operational, regulatory and legislative interventions to move the country to the top 100 [...]

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    After promising not to employ more, Umahi appoints 180 additional aides

After promising not to employ more, Umahi appoints 180 additional aides

David Umahi, governor of Ebonyi, has approved the appointment of 180 additional aides to serve as executive assistants (EA) and senior technical assistants (STA).Umahi had on August 6 said he would not appoint more aides after the number of members of the state executive council increased from 70 to 83.The appointees include two former members of the state house of [...]

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    South African official accuses Nigeria of overreacting to xenophobic attacks

South African official accuses Nigeria of overreacting to xenophobic attacks

Clayson Monyela, spokesman of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) in South Africa, says Nigeria overreacted to the recent xenophobic attack in the country.Businesses of Nigerians based in South Africa were targetted in the attacks which made the federal government summon Bobby Moroe, South Africa's high commissioner to Nigeria.Nigeria also pulled out of the World Economic Forum which held [...]

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    After booing at Mugabe’s funeral, Ramaphosa sends envoys to seven African countries

After booing at Mugabe’s funeral, Ramaphosa sends envoys to seven African countries

Cyril Ramaphosa, president of South Africa, has dispatched three envoys to seven African countries, including Nigeria, to deliver messages of pan-African unity.This is after he was booed in Zimbabwe on Saturday at Robert Mugabe’s funeral while addressing mourners.He, however, apologised to the crowd saying the attacks on foreign nationals in South Africa was against the principles of the unity of the [...]

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    Akinyemi asks FG to drag South Africa before ICJ over xenophobia

Akinyemi asks FG to drag South Africa before ICJ over xenophobia

Bolaji Akinyemi, one-time minister of external affairs, has asked the federal government to sue South Africa before the International Court of Justice for failing to protect Nigerians in the country.President Muhammadu Buhari had ordered the immediate evacuation of Nigerians willing to leave the country after receiving the report of a special envoy sent to evaluate the attacks on Nigerians living [...]

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    Ogun tribunal strikes out petition against Abiodun’s victory

Ogun tribunal strikes out petition against Abiodun’s victory

The Ogun state election petition tribunal has struck out the petition of Adekunle Akinlade,  governorship candidate of the Allied Peoples Movement (APM) in the state, challenging the victory of Dapo Abiodun, candidate of the All Progressives Congress candidate (APC).At its sitting on Saturday, the tribunal, in a unanimous judgement, said the petition lacked merit.In his petition, Akinlade, the preferred candidate [...]

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    Trump: We’ve killed Osama bin Laden’s son

Trump: We’ve killed Osama bin Laden’s son

President Donald Trump, on Saturday, said Hamza, son of Osama bin Laden, deceased Al-Qaeda founder, was killed in a counter-terrorism operation along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border.Hamza was reportedly killed sometime in the "last two years" in an operation that involved the US.In 2017, Hamza, who is the 15th of Osama bin Ladin's 20 children, was placed on the US terrorist blacklist.According to [...]

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    Report: How Belgore, former CJN, helped P&ID win $9.6bn judgement against Nigeria

Report: How Belgore, former CJN, helped P&ID win $9.6bn judgement against Nigeria

Alfa Belgore, a former chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), provided one of the key legal arguments used by the Process and Industrial Developments (P&ID) Limited, an Irish engineering company, in securing the award of $9.6 billion (N3.2 trillion) against Nigeria, a PREMIUMTIMES report says.A UK tribunal accepted Belgore’s opinion in ruling that the British Virgin Island firm is entitled to $6.6billion [...]

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    ‘They don’t have my blessings’ — Kashamu dissociates self from PDP defectors

‘They don’t have my blessings’ — Kashamu dissociates self from PDP defectors

Buruji Kashamu, former senator representing Ogun east, has dissociated himself from activities of some members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state.Over 1000 members of the Kashamu-led fashion had dumped the PDP for the APC.The defectors had said they took the decision in a show of solidarity with Dapo Abiodun, governor [...]

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    ‘1000 loyalists of Kashamu’ dump PDP for APC

‘1000 loyalists of Kashamu’ dump PDP for APC

About 1,000 members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), loyal to Buruji Kashamu, have defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC).Kashamu, former senator representing Ogun east, had contested the March 16 governorship election in the state.The defectors reportedly said they took the decision in a show of solidarity with Dapo Abiodun, governor of the state.They were received by Tunji Egbetokun, [...]

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    Boss Mustapha: There’s no democracy without freedom of press

Boss Mustapha: There’s no democracy without freedom of press

Boss Mustapha, secretary to the government of the federation, says real democracy cannot exist anywhere in the world without the freedom of the press.Some journalists have been arrested and charged for doing their job under the Buhari administration.But speaking at a dinner organised in honour of editors and media partners by the media unit of the state house, Abuja, on Thursday, [...]

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    Losing election is not end of political career, Oshiomhole taunts Atiku

Losing election is not end of political career, Oshiomhole taunts Atiku

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says losing an election is not the end of one's political career.Oshiomhole was reacting to the decision of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Atiku Abubakar, its presidential candidate, to challenge the judgment of the presidential election petition tribunal at the supreme court.The tribunal had dismissed the petition filed by the [...]

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