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    Abacha Loot: Finance ministry delays probe of $17m lawyers’ fee

Abacha Loot: Finance ministry delays probe of $17m lawyers’ fee

The ministry of finance is yet to submit its report to the house of representatives’ ad-hoc committee investigating the $17 million fee for lawyers involved in the transfer of $321 million Abacha Loot to Nigeria.Abubakar Malami, the attorney-general of the federation (AGF), had engaged Oladipo Okpeseyi, a senior advocate, and Temitope Adebayo, two Nigerian lawyers to do a job that had already [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: America unsafe for black people, says Lolade Siyonbola, Nigerian studying in Yale

EXCLUSIVE: America unsafe for black people, says Lolade Siyonbola, Nigerian studying in Yale

When Lolade Siyonbola drifted off to sleep in her dorm's common room, she couldn't have dreamt that she was about to find herself in the middle of a racial discrimination conversation."You’re not supposed to be sleeping here. I’m going to call the police. I have every right to call the police. You cannot sleep in that room," she was told by [...]

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    INTERVIEW: I worked harder than my opponents to prove a point, says Imo State University graduate elected councillor in UK

INTERVIEW: I worked harder than my opponents to prove a point, says Imo State University graduate elected councillor in UK

When Celia Osakwe-Hibbert left the shores of Nigeria to the United Kingdom in 2008, all she cared about was to study and help her local community but the journey took a new twist 10 years after. On May 3, 2018, she was elected councillor for Penn at the City of Wolverhampton. The ex-model stood against strong male candidates to win [...]

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    FLASHBACK: In 2002, Obasanjo retired Musiliu Smith, new PSC chairman, after police strike

FLASHBACK: In 2002, Obasanjo retired Musiliu Smith, new PSC chairman, after police strike

On Thursday, President Muhammadu Buhari appointed Musiliu Smith, a former inspector-general of police (IGP), as chairman of the Police Service Commission (PSC) to succeed Mike Okiro, also a former inspector-general of police.Senate President Bukola Saraki read Buhari’s letter seeking the confirmation of Smith’s appointment and those of three others.Former President Olusegun obasanjo made Smith IGP on May 29, 1999 but [...]

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    FLASHBACK: What Obasanjo said in 2008 on the ‘$16bn’ allegation

FLASHBACK: What Obasanjo said in 2008 on the ‘$16bn’ allegation

In May 2008, former President Olusegun Obasanjo was summoned by the house committee probing the expenditure on power sector between 1999 and 2007 when he was in office. His successor, Umaru Musa Yar'Adua, had alleged that Obasanjo's administration spent $11 billion on the sector "with nothing to show for it". This prompted the probe, with the alleged figure rising to [...]

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    INTERVIEW: Some of our doctors can’t interpret MRI result, says APC senator

INTERVIEW: Some of our doctors can’t interpret MRI result, says APC senator

Lanre Tejuosho, chairman, senate committee on health, is excited about the one percent of the consolidated revenue fund (CRF) earmarked for health and passed by the national assembly in the 2018 budget.In this interview with select journalists, the senator representing Ogun central said the fund would be a major "game changer" for the country's health sector. He also said the [...]

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    Church leader, has three daughters – and other things you probably didn’t know about OAU ‘sex-for-marks’ prof

Church leader, has three daughters – and other things you probably didn’t know about OAU ‘sex-for-marks’ prof

Last month, a leaked telephone conversation between Richard Akindele, a professor in the department of management and accounting at Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Ile-Ife, and Monica Osagie, a postgraduate student surfaced on the internet.The audio detailed how the lecturer solicited sex from the female student to award her a pass mark. After this embarrassment, the man at the center of [...]

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    TRENDING VIDEO: ‘I mean, transmission transmission’ — IGP struggles to read speech

TRENDING VIDEO: ‘I mean, transmission transmission’ — IGP struggles to read speech

A video of Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), struggling to read a speech is trending online.In the video, Idris finds it difficult to pronounce the words, as he constantly repeats "I mean" and "transmission".There were traits of dyslexia, a learning difficulty, in his delivery. What is Dyslexia?According to a definition by NHS.co.uk, it  is a common learning difficulty that can [...]

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    OBITUARY: Asake preached the gospel for four decades and fought killers till he died

OBITUARY: Asake preached the gospel for four decades and fought killers till he died

Sometime in December 2016, Femi-Fani Kayode, former minister of aviation, showered praises on Musa Asake, general secretary of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN). Asake in his usual manner had risen in defence of victims who  were murdered.“He is a courageous and truly wonderful man and I was struck by his extraordinary humility. Asake is one of the few men [...]

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    FACT CHECK: Did Buhari promise not to go abroad for treatment? (updated)

FACT CHECK: Did Buhari promise not to go abroad for treatment? (updated)

Since Monday when it was announced that President Muhammadu Buhari was going for a medical check-up in London, there have been a lot of controversies. While some argued over the health condition of the president, others revisited some of the promises he made before his emergence in 2015. The social media was rife with claims that Buhari promised not to go [...]

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