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    APC asks anti-graft agencies to intensify probe of ‘looters’

APC asks anti-graft agencies to intensify probe of ‘looters’

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has asked the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) to intensify efforts in recovery funds and assets stolen by public officials.In a statement on Thursday, Yekini Nabena, APC's acting spokesman, said fighting corruption was one of the party's promises to Nigerians and it remains committed to it.Nabena said there [...]

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    DSS appoints spokesman — after three years

DSS appoints spokesman — after three years

The Department of State Services (DSS) has appointed Nnochirionye Afunanya as its public relations officer.This comes one week after Mathew Seyeifa, acting director-general of the agency, promised to pick a spokesman for the agency.Under the leadership of Lawal Daura, the DSS had no spokesman but one Tony Opuiyo issued statements on behalf of the secret police.Journalists found it difficult to get [...]

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    You can’t declare Akpabio’s seat vacant, court tells Saraki

You can’t declare Akpabio’s seat vacant, court tells Saraki

A high court in the federal capital territory (FCT) has asked Senate President Bukola Saraki not to declare the seat of Godswill Akpabio, former minority leader of the senate, vacant.According to PUNCH, Othman Musa, a judge, gave the order on Wednesday and also directed Saraki not to impede Akpabio’s access to the senate chamber.The judge also restrained Sarki from taking [...]

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    Police teargas protesters demanding release of detained Premium Times journalist

Police teargas protesters demanding release of detained Premium Times journalist

Protesters were on Thursday teargassed at the force headquarters, Abuja, during a protest to demand the release of Premium Times reporter, Samuel Ogundipe.The journalist was on Tuesday arrested for writing a story based on a letter written by Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), to Acting President Yemi Osinbajo.Members of the OurMumuDonDo Movement and other civil society organisation were among [...]

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    Judge threatens to strike out case against Abiri, journalist detained by DSS for two years

Judge threatens to strike out case against Abiri, journalist detained by DSS for two years

A magistrate court in Abuja has threatened to strike out the case against Jones Abiri, a Bayelsa-based journalist.Abiri, publisher of the Weekly Source, a newspaper based in Yenagoa, was arrested by Department of State Services (DSS) in 2016 on the allegation that he is the leader of joint revolutionary council of the Joint Niger Delta Liberation Force, a separatist group.He [...]

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    Man dies months after ‘losing’ FG employment that made him quit his job

Man dies months after ‘losing’ FG employment that made him quit his job

When the National Pension Commission (PENCOM) offered Mustapha Ajiya a letter of employment in March 2017, his joy knew no bounds. With two months left to assume duty, he resigned from his former job and started making preparations towards starting a new career. Then, Ajiya got a telephone call from the organisation that assumption of the new employees had been postponed indefinitely.The [...]

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    Abati: Jonathan secured release of some Chibok girls — but Dasuki said it should not be publicised

Abati: Jonathan secured release of some Chibok girls — but Dasuki said it should not be publicised

Reuben Abati says former President Goodluck Jonathan secured the release of some Chibok girls but did not to publicise it.The former media aide to Jonathan disclosed this on Wednesday during a show he anchored on ARISE TV.Abati interviewed Femi Adesina, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari, on the show.He said Sambo Dasuki, the then national security adviser (NSA), advised the government against [...]

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    Presidency sets the record straight on electoral act amendment bill

Presidency sets the record straight on electoral act amendment bill

The presidency on Wednesday spoke on the "true status" of the electoral act amendment bill, maintaining that President Muhammadu Buhari has not declined assent.Garba Shehu, the president’s senior special assistant on media and publicity, said Buhari does not object the use of card readers in the 2019 elections.He described allegation suggesting otherwise as "wild and baseless".Shehu said in a statement: [...]

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    Al-Mustapha: I know nothing about Abacha Loot

Al-Mustapha: I know nothing about Abacha Loot

Hamza Al-Mustapha, ex-chief security officer to Sani Abacha, former military dictator, says he does not know anything about Abacha Loot.He disclosed this in Kaduna on Wednesday during an interactive session with the Christian community, under the auspices of United Christian Leaders, Eagle Eye Forum and 40 Christian pressure groups.Al-Mustapha said the fact that he served under Abacha does not mean [...]

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    There’s massive corruption at Aso Rock, says Lamido

There’s massive corruption at Aso Rock, says Lamido

Sule Lamido, former governor of Jigawa state, says there is massive corruption in Aso Rock.Lamido said this in Lokoja, Kogi state capital, during a meeting with the state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Wednesday.The PDP presidential aspirant, who sought the support of members of the party’s exco ahead of the PDP convention, said the ruling party is [...]

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