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    Kwara speaker: Supreme court will strike out charges against Saraki

Kwara speaker: Supreme court will strike out charges against Saraki

Ali Ahmad, speaker of the Kwara state house of assembly, says the pending charge against Senate President Bukola Saraki at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) will be struck out at the supreme court.On Tuesday, the court of appeal held that Saraki's trial at the CCT should continue.The court struck out 15 out of the 18 charges which the federal government [...]

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    Saraki: What the north must do before talking about restructuring

Saraki: What the north must do before talking about restructuring

Senate President Bukola Saraki says the north must emerge economically strong to be better placed to talk about restructuring.Saraki said this on Tuesday during the annual retreat of northern lawmakers which held in Katsina state.He said the profitable development of the north’s assets poses answers to the question as to what the region would bring to the table regarding the [...]

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    We may revisit files of 20 indicted ex-governors, says ICPC

We may revisit files of 20 indicted ex-governors, says ICPC

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) says it might revisit the case files of 20 former state governors it indicted for corruption in 2008.Addressing reporters in Abuja on Tuesday, Abdullahi Bako, acting chairman of the commission, said the case files were shelved due to a combination of legal and financial impediments.“The cases came up when the governors [...]

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    Dickson says reconciliation committee will address grievances from PDP convention

Dickson says reconciliation committee will address grievances from PDP convention

The reconciliation committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will address all issues and grievances arising from the party's elections and national convention, Seriake Dickson, governor of Bayelsa and chairman of the committee, has said.At least three chairmanship aspirants - Bode George, Tunde Adeniran and Raymond Dokpesi - had expressed reservations about the convention, while many others also said it [...]

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    Amnesty: There must be justice for the 347 Shi’ites ‘killed by military’

Amnesty: There must be justice for the 347 Shi’ites ‘killed by military’

Amnesty International (AI) has urged the federal government to ensure justice is done over the “unlawful killings" of hundreds of Shi'ites in Kaduna two years ago.Members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) clashed with the military between December 12 and December 14, 2015.Speaking on Tuesday in commemoration of the two-year anniversary of the incident, AI regretted that “no one [...]

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    I believe we can work together, Oyegun tells Secondus

I believe we can work together, Oyegun tells Secondus

John Oyegun, national chairman of the All Progressives congress (APC), has congratulated Uche Secondus, newly elected national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).In a statement on Tuesday, Oyegun said Secondus should use his experience to ensure that PDP assumes its role as a "responsible" opposition party in the country.He assured the PDP chairman of his willingness to engage him [...]

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    Nigerians have only 24 hours to stop devastating NGO bill, Amnesty warns

Nigerians have only 24 hours to stop devastating NGO bill, Amnesty warns

If Nigerians fail to rise up against the proposed law to regulate activities of civil society organisations (CSOs), the effects will be devastating, Amnesty International has warned.Amnesty said the bill is capable of "shrinking the freedom of Nigerians".Despite the opposition the bill has faced, the house of representatives announced on Monday that it would push through with a public hearing, having passed [...]

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    APC ‘should desist from malicious propaganda, acerbic remarks’

APC ‘should desist from malicious propaganda, acerbic remarks’

The United Progressive Party (UPP) has cautioned the All Progressives Congress (APC) to stop engaging in name-calling, malicious propaganda and caustic remarks.The party said if the ruling party fails to heed the counsel, "the concomitant counter-propaganda" of its actions "can only heat up the polity".The party advised the APC and the government of President Muhammadu Buhari "to engage the opposition [...]

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    Report: Nigeria ‘lost $32bn’ to corruption under Jonathan (updated)

Report: Nigeria ‘lost $32bn’ to corruption under Jonathan (updated)

Debbie Palmer, head of The UK Department for International Development (DFID) in Nigeria, says the country lost $32 billion to corruption during the six-year administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan.According to The Nation, Palmer said this while speaking at an event organised by Youngstars Foundation Initiative in commemoration of the 2017 international anti-corruption day."An independent report estimates that up to [...]

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    Bad weather disrupts flights across Nigeria

Bad weather disrupts flights across Nigeria

The fog that accompanies the harmattan season has disrupted flight operations in the country, causing many airlines to delay or cancel flights.The cancellations in many airports across the country reportedly began on Thursday, with the southern part of the country being the worst hit.Henrietta Yakubu, general manager, corporate affairs, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), confirmed the development.Yakubu said that [...]

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