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    ‘Oil bunkering’: Navy hands over 22 suspects, vessels to EFCC

‘Oil bunkering’: Navy hands over 22 suspects, vessels to EFCC

The Nigerian navy has handed over two motor vessels, one Cotonu boat, and 22 crew members allegedly involved in illegal oil bunkering to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for "possible prosecution".This was disclosed in a statement by Tony Orilade, EFCC spokesman.According to the statement, Ibrahim Dewu, commander of NNS Delta, said the vessels were intercepted on May 19 off Escravos [...]

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    Fayose congratulates Fayemi on election as NGF chairman

Fayose congratulates Fayemi on election as NGF chairman

Ayodele Fayose, former governor of Ekiti state, has congratulated Kayode Fayemi, his successor, for his election as chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF).Fayemi emerged at a meeting of the forum on Wednesday.In a tweet on Thursday, Fayose who has been critical of Faymei’s government, said Fayemi’s appointment is well deserved.“I congratulate Gov Kayode Fayemi on his appointment and elevation [...]

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    Ambode’s deputy: I never knew I’ll occupy this office

Ambode’s deputy: I never knew I’ll occupy this office

Idiat Adebule, deputy governor of Lagos state, says she never expected that she would be considered for the office.Adebule spoke on Thursday during the farewell ceremony organised for her by the state ministry of education at Alausa, Ikeja.According to her, it was rumoured that a man would be selected as the deputy governor but she emerged victorious.She expressed gratitude to [...]

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    Presidential tribunal dismisses application seeking to stop Buhari’s inauguration

Presidential tribunal dismisses application seeking to stop Buhari’s inauguration

The presidential election petitions tribunal has dismissed the suit filed by the Hope Democratic Party (HDP) and Ambrose Oworu, its presidential candidate, seeking to stop President Muhammadu Buhari’s inauguration.The party and its presidential candidate are seeking an order from the tribunal to restrain Tanko Muhammad, acting chief justice of Nigeria, from administering the oath of office on Buhari on May [...]

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    ‘Don’t blame us if university system is disrupted’ — ASUU threatens strike

‘Don’t blame us if university system is disrupted’ — ASUU threatens strike

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    Dickson elected chairman of PDP Governors’ Forum

Dickson elected chairman of PDP Governors’ Forum

Seriake Dickson, governor of Bayelsa state, has been elected chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors’ Forum.Ibrahim Dankwambo, governor of Gombe state, former chairman of the group, announced this at the end of the forum’s meeting on Wednesday in Abuja.Dankwambo, while reading the meeting’s communiqué urged President Muhammadu Buhari to declare state of emergency on security matter.“The PDP Governors [...]

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    Wike insists army commander is involved in oil theft, denies bribery allegation

Wike insists army commander is involved in oil theft, denies bribery allegation

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, says the bribery allegation levelled against him by Jamil Sarham, general officer commanding (GOC) 6 division of the Nigerian army, is false.Speaking in Port Harcourt, the state capital, while announcing the dissolution of his cabinet, Wike said the army commander should explain his involvement in oil bunkering instead of resorting to "unfounded allegations".On Sunday, [...]

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    Dogara: Current house of reps best performing in Nigeria’s history

Dogara: Current house of reps best performing in Nigeria’s history

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, says the lower legislative chamber under his leadership is the best performing in Nigeria's history.Dogara said this on Wednesday in Abuja, while receiving awards from the UK parliament and the Nigerian government in recognition of his "exemplary leadership" and contribution to passage of Ease Of Doing Business bills respectively.He also said the [...]

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    FG invites striking aviation unions for dialogue

FG invites striking aviation unions for dialogue

Hadri Sirika, the minister of state for aviation, has invited aviation sector unions to a meeting, following the picketing of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) offices nationwide.Sam Adurogboye, the general manager, public relations of the NCAA, confirmed the development in a statement issued in Lagos on Wednesday.NAN reports that the unions had shut down offices of the NCAA to [...]

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    Groups urge n’assembly to speedily pass tobacco control regulations

Groups urge n’assembly to speedily pass tobacco control regulations

The Nigeria Tobacco Control Alliance (NTCA) and Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth, Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) have asked the leadership of the national assembly to speedily pass the national tobacco control regulations.In a statement co-signed by Akinbode Oluwafemi, deputy executive director of ERA/FoEN, and Oluseun Esan, alliance coordinator of NTCA, the groups pleaded with Bukola Saraki, senate president, and Yakubu Dogara, speaker of [...]

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