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    Court stops ICPC, AGF from seizing Yari’s property

Court stops ICPC, AGF from seizing Yari’s property

A federal high court in Abuja has restrained the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) and the attorney-general of the federation (AGF) from confiscating the assets and property belonging to Abdulaziz Yari, former governor of Zamfara state. In a ruling on Monday, Taiwo Taiwo, the judge, directed parties in the case to maintain status quo pending the hearing and [...]

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    IPOB attack: Address issues causing agitations among Nigerians, PDP tells Buhari

IPOB attack: Address issues causing agitations among Nigerians, PDP tells Buhari

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned the attack on Ike Ekweremadu, ex-senate president, by members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).Ekweremadu was attacked by some members of IPOB on Saturday in Nuremberg, Germany.In a statement by Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP spokesperson, the party said the attack on the former senate president was unprovoked and cannot be justified.It added that  the [...]

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    Fayemi asks the youth to build good character by delaying gratification

Fayemi asks the youth to build good character by delaying gratification

Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti state, says teenagers should build good character by delaying gratification.Fayemi said this on Saturday while speaking at the Teens Career Conference organised by  Everlasting Arms Parish of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) in Abuja.The theme of the conference was, 'nurturing your talent, developing your character'.The governor said character is one of the greatest [...]

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    Kaduna CAN chairman kicks as imams accuse him of politicising insecurity

Kaduna CAN chairman kicks as imams accuse him of politicising insecurity

Some Islamic clerics in Kaduna have accused Joseph Hayab, the state chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), of  politicising the insecurity in the state.The Islamic clerics were reacting to a statement by Hayab who had said the church in the state had spent over N300 million to secure release of members who have been kidnapped in the last [...]

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    FG: Public servants not repaying housing loan

FG: Public servants not repaying housing loan

Hannatu Fika, executive secretary of the Federal Government Staff Housing Loans Board (FGSHLB) has lamented over the non-repayment of loans collected by some public servants.Speaking on Friday when she inspected some of the estates under the scheme in Abuja, Fika said the houses remain properties of the federal government until the owners liquidate their loans.In June 2018, the government had announced that [...]

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    El-Zakzaky chose Indian hospital to ‘spread his group’s activities’

El-Zakzaky chose Indian hospital to ‘spread his group’s activities’

The Initiative to Save Democracy, a political group, has alleged that Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), chose the Indian hospital he left to return to Nigeria on Friday for a reason best known to him.In a statement on Friday, Peter Oladele, secretary of the group, said the suit filed by El-Zakzaky's lawyer which resulted in [...]

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    PHOTOS: Lawan leads senators to visit Buhari in Daura

PHOTOS: Lawan leads senators to visit Buhari in Daura

Senate President Ahmad Lawan on Friday led a delegation of senators to visit President Muhammadu Buhari in Daura, Katsina.Among the federal lawmakers in the delegation were: Abdullahi Yahaya, senate leader; Ajayi Borrofice, deputy senate leader; Sabi Abdullahi, deputy whip; Enyinnaya Abaribe, minority leader; Philip Aduda, minority whip and Sahabi Ya'u, deputy minority whip.Below are some pictures:The senate president and his [...]

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    Community service for minor offences — 6 highlights of the new prisons law

Community service for minor offences — 6 highlights of the new prisons law

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the prisons bill, 2018, into law effectively changing the Nigerian Prisons Service to the Nigerian Correctional Service.The bill was read a first time on May 26, 2016; a second time on October 26, 2016, and it was passed on December 20, 2018.The law is significant for the sweeping reforms it seeks to entrench in the [...]

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    PDP: Buhari’s directive on food importation will worsen hunger in the land

PDP: Buhari’s directive on food importation will worsen hunger in the land

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive on food importation in the country as mean, ill-timed and completely against the wellbeing of Nigerians.Buhari had told the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to stop providing foreign exchange for food importation.The president had said this lead to steady improvement in agricultural production and attainment of full food security.But [...]

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    Lawyer files suit to stop inauguration of Buhari’s ministers

Lawyer files suit to stop inauguration of Buhari’s ministers

Musa Baba-Panya, a lawyer, has filed an exparte motion before a federal high court in Abuja, seeking to stop President Muhammadu Buhari from inaugurating his ministers on Wednesday.Baba-Panya filed the suit over the exclusion of a federal capital territory (FCT) indigene among the 43 ministers.In the case with suit number FHC/ABJ/CS/878/19, the president is the 1st defendant while the attorney-general [...]

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