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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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    Police return monies, documents found in Goje’s house

Police return monies, documents found in Goje’s house

The police have returned the monies and the documents they recovered from the Abuja residence of Danjuma Goje, a senator from Gombe state.A source told TheCable that the police returned the $19,000, N18m, 9,400 Saudi Riyal and the documents they recovered in a raid on Thursday.Last Friday, the police raided the residence of Goje, carting away the items. They claimed [...]

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    If Buhari needs more rest he should transfer power again

If Buhari needs more rest he should transfer power again

The constitution says that the president, in governing the country, should meet regularly with the members of the federal executive council.  But it doesn’t say how often nor how regularly this meeting should be held.This explains why former President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua initially decided to hold the federal executive council meeting every fortnight before reversing to the traditional weekly schedule.Thus, [...]

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    Saraki, el-Rufai convinced Buhari not to pick me as VP, says Tinubu

Saraki, el-Rufai convinced Buhari not to pick me as VP, says Tinubu

Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says Senate President Bukola Saraki and Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, blocked his chances of becoming the running mate of President Muhammadu Buhari in 2015.Tinubu nominated Osinbajo when he lost the bid to be the nation’s number two citizen.Influential APC members had argued that a Muslim-Muslim ticket would not [...]

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    Police: We recovered ‘stolen’ monies from Goje — not budget documents

Police: We recovered ‘stolen’ monies from Goje — not budget documents

The Nigeria police say they only recovered suspected stolen monies and some files from the Abuja residence of Danjuma Goje, a senator from Gombe state.Last Friday, the police raided the house of Goje, carting away some monies and documents.Goje, who is the chairman of the senate committee on appropriation, had accused the police of taking away the 2017 budget document [...]

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    OBITUARY: Borishade, the man whom senate rejected thrice yet led 4 key ministries

OBITUARY: Borishade, the man whom senate rejected thrice yet led 4 key ministries

Babalola Borishade, a first-class product of University of Ife, now Obafemi Awolowo University, was former minister of education, ex-minister of aviation, one time minister of state, power and steel and minister of culture and tourism.He held the key positions between 1999 and 2007 when former President Olusegun Obasanjo was in power.Borishade helped in stabilising Obasanjo's government. A no small personality [...]

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    CBN injects $186m as forex reserves beat $30bn

CBN injects $186m as forex reserves beat $30bn

Following Tuesday’s assurances by Godwin Emefiele, the CBN says it will continue to intervene in the foreign exchange market, as it injected $185.86 million into the retail Secondary Market Intervention Sales (SMIS).Isaac Okorafor, the bank’s acting director in charge of corporate communications, while confirming the auction sale, disclosed that out of the auctioned amount, only $3.14million was sold as spots, [...]

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    Olusegun Adeniyi: I didn’t write up to 25% of what people told me about 2015 polls

Olusegun Adeniyi: I didn’t write up to 25% of what people told me about 2015 polls

Olusegun Adeniyi, celebrated journalist and one of Nigeria's bestselling authors, says he did not write up to 25% of what he was told while researching for his book on the 2015 presidential election.His latest effort, 'Against the Run of Play', to be launched on Friday, is an account of how President Goodluck Jonathan lost the 2015 election.Asked about the controversy that [...]

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    Babangida Aliyu: US invited 12 northern governors to know if they were willing to remove Jonathan

Babangida Aliyu: US invited 12 northern governors to know if they were willing to remove Jonathan

A new vista has opened in the alleged conspiracy of the US in the electoral defeat of former President Goodluck Jonathan.Jonathan has blamed former US President Barack Obama for his defeat in the 2015 presidential election.He said Obama was desperate to have him removed,  and he alleged that the former US president went as far as turning world leaders against [...]

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    IGP orders probe of ‘policeman’ who threatened to kill 200 people if Buhari dies

IGP orders probe of ‘policeman’ who threatened to kill 200 people if Buhari dies

Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), has ordered a probe of Inusa Biu, said to be a police officer who threatened to kill 200 people if President Muhammadu Buhari dies in office.Biu was said to have made the threat on his Facebook account.In a statement on Wednesday, Jimoh Moshood, police spokesman, said police officers were under obligation not to make [...]

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April 27, 2017USDGBPEUR
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