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    Those behind Queen’s College deaths must be prosecuted, says Saraki

Those behind Queen’s College deaths must be prosecuted, says Saraki

Senate President Bukola Saraki wants those responsible for the deaths of three students of Queen's College, Lagos, to be prosecuted.The students died in February, following an outbreak of diarrhoea in the school. The federal government had  set up a team to investigate the incidents.On Thursday, Chuks Okocha, Saraki's special assistant on print media, quoted the senate president as saying that [...]

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    ‎EXTRA: Sekibo, Rivers senator, blows whistle in plenary

‎EXTRA: Sekibo, Rivers senator, blows whistle in plenary

George Sekibo, senator representing Rivers east, blew a whistle during the senate's sitting on Thursday.Sekibo speaking on the floor of the senate, insisted that the N13 billion found at the Osborne Towers in Lagos state by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) belongs to Rivers.The senator explained that the initial claim made by the Rivers state government claiming the [...]

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    INTERVIEW: We’ll keep MDAs on their toes, says PEBEC secretary

INTERVIEW: We’ll keep MDAs on their toes, says PEBEC secretary

Jumoke Oduwole, senior special assistant to the president on industry, trade and investment, and secretary of the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council (PEBEC), says the government is committed to implementing reforms that will make doing business in the country easy.  In an interview with TheCable, Oduwole said reforms in this regard were already yielding results.TheCable: One of the focus areas [...]

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    Nigerian shot dead in South Africa

Nigerian shot dead in South Africa

Chinedu Eze, a 35-year-old Nigerian, has been shot dead in the western Cape province of South Africa.The Nigeria Union in South Africa confirmed the killing on Thursday, blaming it on a Somalian.Mike Ibitoye, chairman of the union in the province, told NAN on telephone from Cape Town, that Eze was shot during an argument over a cell phone.He also said [...]

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    Suspended SGF fails to appear before senate committee

Suspended SGF fails to appear before senate committee

Babachir Lawal, suspended secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), on Thursday failed to appear before the senate ad-hoc committee investigating the humanitarian crisis in the north-east.The committee, led by Shehu Sani, waited for Lawal for at least two hours but Lawal did not show up.After the wait, Shehu informed journalists that the committee would go ahead with its [...]

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    FG lawyer asks CCT to adjourn Saraki’s trial a fourth time

FG lawyer asks CCT to adjourn Saraki’s trial a fourth time

Rotimi Jacobs, the prosecution in the trial of Senate President Bukola Saraki at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), has asked that the matter be adjourned again.Speaking at the tribunal when the case resumed on Thursday, Jacobs said his witness for the day was unavailable.He said the witness, who is Saraki's account officer, informed him that he would be undergoing [...]

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    EFCC taking anti-corruption campaign to universities, says Magu

EFCC taking anti-corruption campaign to universities, says Magu

Ibrahim Magu, the acting chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says the commission will soon launch its anti-corruption programme in universities.Magu who made this known on Wednesday said that the anti-corruption programme would be similar to that of "Women Against Corruption". [...]

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    Obasanjo: God, Baptist training made me what I am today

Obasanjo: God, Baptist training made me what I am today

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has attributed his achievements in life to God and the training he received from the Baptist denomination and schools.He said this in an appreciation and acceptance speech he delivered at the ongoing annual session of the Nigerian Baptist Convention on Wednesday in Abuja.NAN reports that the former president was honoured for his contributions to Nigeria and [...]

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    Again, Falana writes Buhari over Zakzaky’s detention

Again, Falana writes Buhari over Zakzaky’s detention

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, has written yet another letter to President Muhammadu Buhari on the detention of Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN)He said the federal government cannot claim to respect the rule of law when it has refused to release Zakzaky from its custody.In a letter entitled 'Request for the release of Sheikh Ibraheem [...]

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    APC govs: It’s not compulsory for Buhari to preside over FEC meetings

APC govs: It’s not compulsory for Buhari to preside over FEC meetings

Governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) say it is not compulsory for President Muhammadu Buhari to preside over the federal executive council (FEC) meeting.Nasir el- Rufai of Kaduna state made this known while addressing journalists on the outcome of the governors’ meeting with members of the national working committee (NWC) of the ruling party.He also [...]

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