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    Secondus: EFCC now a willing tool for APC

Secondus: EFCC now a willing tool for APC

Uche Secondus, national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is now a willing tool for the All Progressives Congress (APC).Ike Abonyi, media aide to the PDP chairman, quoted Secondus as saying this in a statement on Thursday.The PDP chairman alleged that the EFCC has deployed its operatives to harass contractors handling [...]

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    Inform the public when there’s a problem with power, Fashola tells DisCos

Inform the public when there’s a problem with power, Fashola tells DisCos

Babatunde Fashola, minister of power, works and housing, has asked power sector operators to pay more attention to service delivery, repairs, and maintenance of equipment.The minister said this at the 28th monthly meeting of operators in the electricity industry, which held on Wednesday at Mando Transmission Station, Mando, Kaduna state.He said the challenge of power supply disruption during the rainy [...]

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    FG approves N185bn for rehabilitation, reconstruction of 14 roads

FG approves N185bn for rehabilitation, reconstruction of 14 roads

The federal executive council (FEC) presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday in Abuja approved N185.2billion for the rehabilitation, repairs and reconstruction of 14 road projects across the country.Femi Adesina, the special adviser to the president on media and publicity, made this known when he briefed state house correspondents on the outcome of the council’s meeting.Adesina said the road [...]

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    Court orders forfeiture of N2.2bn ‘recovered’ from Amosu, ex-air chief

Court orders forfeiture of N2.2bn ‘recovered’ from Amosu, ex-air chief

A federal high court sitting in Lagos has ordered that the N2.2 billion linked to Adesola Amosu, former chief of air staff, be temporarily forfeited to the federal government.Mojisola Olatoregun, the presiding judge, ordered the forfeiture on Tuesday, following an ex-parte application by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).The EFCC informed the court that the money is suspected to [...]

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    Malami: June 12 needs national assembly to become holiday

Malami: June 12 needs national assembly to become holiday

Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation, says the announcement of June 12 as Democracy Day,  is a mere declaration of intention until the holiday act is amended.Malami said this while responding to questions from state house correspondents on whether the presidential declaration did not contravene the public holiday act.President Muhammadu Buhari had announced that June 12 had replaced May 29 as [...]

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    ‘One moment of madness threatened my career’ — Vanguard editorial chairman tenders apology

‘One moment of madness threatened my career’ — Vanguard editorial chairman tenders apology

Ochereome Nnanna, chairman, editorial board of Vanguard Newspapers, has tendered an apology and retracted his “sophisticated moron” comment.Replying to a Facebook post on the conferment of the GCFR honour on MKO Abiola, had indirectly referred to people of Yoruba ethnic group as “sophisticated morons”.His statement was received with much criticism and condemnation on social media.Vanguard Media Limited, publishers of Vanguard [...]

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    Mimiko quits PDP after four years

Mimiko quits PDP after four years

Olusegun Mimiko, former governor of Ondo state, has resigned his membership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).The former governor, who defected to the PDP from Labour Party in 2014, reportedly left PDP as a result of a disagreement with some national leaders.In a letter on Wednesday, he said his decision to leave the party was personal."I hereby with utmost [...]

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    ‘Direct IGP to unseal our headquarters’ – Peace Corps begs Buhari

‘Direct IGP to unseal our headquarters’ – Peace Corps begs Buhari

The Peace Corps of Nigeria (PCN) has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to order Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), to unseal its headquarters in Abuja.The corps headquarters located in the Jabi district of Abuja has been sealed by the police since February 2017.Despite two court orders and a resolution paseed by the house of representatives, the police have refused [...]

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    Falana: It’s illegal for parties to sell nomination forms

Falana: It’s illegal for parties to sell nomination forms

Femi Falana, a human rights lawyer, says it is illegal for political parties to sell nomination forms.Falana said this while speaking at a one-day national electoral summit organised by the Transmission Monitoring Group (TMG) in Lagos.The event was done in collaboration with United Kingdom’s Department of International Development (DFID).The lawyer challenged TMG to widen the space for more citizens to [...]

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    EFCC arraigns five health ministry employees for ‘$4m fraud’

EFCC arraigns five health ministry employees for ‘$4m fraud’

The Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC), on Tuesday arraigned five employees of the ministry of health for an alleged $4 million fraud.Abimbola Abioye, Wuraola Adebayo, Zubairu Ibrahim, Faturiti Jacob and Azeez Aderemi, were arraigned before O.O. Goodluck, a judge of the federal capital territory (FCT) high court, Maitama.The defendants are said to be facing a six-count charge for “criminal [...]

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