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    Shake-up at NDDC, 11 directors redeployed

Shake-up at NDDC, 11 directors redeployed

The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has redeployed 11 directors to different offices to “boost its performance” in the development of the Niger Delta.Speaking on Thursday, Nsima Ekere, the commission’s managing director, said the decision to make the changes was taken after a retreat in Port Harcourt.He said the affected directors were drawn from the commission’s offices in Abuja, Bayelsa, [...]

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    Soldier jailed for beating up actress

Soldier jailed for beating up actress

The Nigerian Army has sentenced one Sulaiman Olamilekan, a soldier, to 28 days imprisonment with hard labour for allegedly battering one Ebere Ohakwe, a Nollywood actress.Aminu Iliyasu, deputy director, army public relations of the 6 division of the Nigerian army, Bori camp, Port Harcourt, said the decision was taken after a thorough investigation.Olamilekan was said to have assaulted Ohakwe on [...]

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    Makarfi’s PDP: What is Okorocha’s special interest in us?

Makarfi’s PDP: What is Okorocha’s special interest in us?

The Ahmed Makarfi faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has bashed Rochas Okorocha, Imo governor, for interfering in its affairs.The Makarfi faction said Okorocha was known to be one "who does not exercise restraint before making unguarded statements."The PDP was reacting to a statement credited to Okorocha who said "senator Makarfi and his rebellious group will delude themselves into [...]

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    JAMB registrar: UTME to hold in May — but we can’t promise hitch-free exam

JAMB registrar: UTME to hold in May — but we can’t promise hitch-free exam

Ishaq Oloyede, registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), on Wednesday said the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) will take place in May.He said JAMB cancelled the use of scratch cards because of the rampant cases of candidates being defrauded. [...]

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    I won’t be PDP chairman forever, says Sheriff

I won’t be PDP chairman forever, says Sheriff

Ali Modu Sheriff, national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Wednesday said he will not be chairman of the opposition party forever.Speaking when some PDP leaders from the south-west paid him a visit in his office in Abuja, Sheriff said the party’s national secretariat which had been under lock since May would be re-opened before Friday.He said he [...]

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    Army accuses AI of publishing unsubstantiated report

Army accuses AI of publishing unsubstantiated report

The Nigerian army has described the report by Amnesty International alleging that security operatives killed some pro-Biafran agitators in the south-east as "yet another in its series of spurious fabrication" aimed at tarnishing its image.In a report on Wednesday, Amnesty International, said at least 150 protesters have been killed by security operatives and many others held incommunicado.“In south-east Nigeria, security forces [...]

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    Drama as woman absconds with funds during EFCC programme

Drama as woman absconds with funds during EFCC programme

There was drama at the Haven Event Centre, GRA, Ikeja, Lagos, on Wednesday, after a woman absconded with the money meant for some women who attended a programme organised by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).About 20 women got stranded as a result of the development.Wives of state governors in the south-west zone collaborated with the EFCC on project.“Can [...]

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    EFCC arraigns herbalist over N2.5 million ‘fraud’

EFCC arraigns herbalist over N2.5 million ‘fraud’

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arraigned one Bala Tangalu, a self-styled native doctor, before a high court in Abuja over a N2.5 million fraud.Tangalu, who is also referred as 'Babalawo' was arrested following a petition by one Dozie Ugonna.Ugonna said Tangalu had said the money was meant for the purchase of materials to neutralise some harmful charms contained [...]

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    Obanikoro files N100m suit against EFCC

Obanikoro files N100m suit against EFCC

Musiliu Obanikoro, a former minister of state for defence, has sued the EFCC for the seizure of his property.He filed the suit on Wednesday at the federal high court in Lagos.Obanikoro and his family are suing the commission, seeking court’s declaration that the forceful seizure of their personal effects constitutes a gross violation of their rights.The applicants include Moroophat, Obanikoro’s [...]

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    I’ve lost confidence in Makarfi, Sheriff, says PDP rep as he joins APC

I’ve lost confidence in Makarfi, Sheriff, says PDP rep as he joins APC

Emmanuel Ukoette, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) member in the house of representatives, has defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC).In a letter which Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house, read at plenary on Wednesday, Ukoette, who represents Ukanafun/Oruk Anam federal constituency of Akwa Ibom, said "palpable divides leave me confused as I don't believe in any of these factions".“It [...]

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