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    Group accuses Atiku of tax evasion, asks FIRS to release his record

Group accuses Atiku of tax evasion, asks FIRS to release his record

The Committee for the Protection of Peoples Mandate (CPPM), an activist group, has demanded that the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) produce tax receipts belonging to Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).In a letter sent to the FIRS dated November 16, and signed by Nelson Ekujumi, the group’s national coordinator, Abubakar was accused of evading tax [...]

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    Buhari dismisses Atiku’s endorsement by south-east leaders

Buhari dismisses Atiku’s endorsement by south-east leaders

President Muhammadu Buhari says the split within the Ohanaeze Ndigbo socio-cultural group over the endorsement of Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), did not surprise him.Speaking at a meeting with a select group of south-east leaders on Friday, Buhari said the moment the resolution was announced, he got calls from well-meaning leaders from the region asking [...]

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    ‘Like Mandela, Atiku would serve four years and hand over to a young person’

‘Like Mandela, Atiku would serve four years and hand over to a young person’

Segun Sowunmi, the spokesman of Atiku Campaign Organisation, says Atiku Abubakar will only be in office for four years, after which he will hand power over to a young person, like Nelson Mandela did.Earlier, Atiku, who is the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had said if elected, he would serve for just one term.Speaking with Osasu Igbinedion on The [...]

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    After Canada’s Justin Trudeau, Buhari wins global polio award

After Canada’s Justin Trudeau, Buhari wins global polio award

President Muhammadu Buhari has been conferred with the prestigious polio champion award.This is said to be in recognition of his uncommon commitment and leadership in the polio eradication programme in Nigeria.The polio champion award was instituted by Rotary International in 1995 to recognize and appreciate heads of governments and organisations that have played a key role in polio eradication around [...]

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    A’court orders Nyame to pay N495m fine, reduces his sentence to 12 years

A’court orders Nyame to pay N495m fine, reduces his sentence to 12 years

The court of appeal in Abuja has ordered Jolly Nyame, a former governor of Taraba state, to pay a fine of N495 million.The court ordered the ex-governor to pay the fine for misappropriating funds while he was in charge of Taraba.In May, a high court of the federal capital territory (FCT) sentenced Nyame to 14 years in prison for fraud.He [...]

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    Appeal court reduces Dariye’s sentence by four years

Appeal court reduces Dariye’s sentence by four years

A court of appeal sitting in Abuja has reduced the jail sentence of Joshua Dariye, former governor of Plateau state, by four years.In June, a federal capital territory (FCT) high court sentenced Dariye to 14 years imprisonment.The serving senator was found guilty of corruption.He was accused of diverting N1.126bn from Plateau government’s ecological funds. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) [...]

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    Amaechi: GE pulled out of negotiations — no concession had been signed

Amaechi: GE pulled out of negotiations — no concession had been signed

Rotimi Amaechi, minister for transportation, says the federal government was only negotiating and had not signed a railway concession agreement with General Electric.In an interview on the 'Morning Show' of Arise TV Network, Amaechi said GE is no longer in the business of transportation and had to hand over its interest in the deal to another firm."General Electric did not pull [...]

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    El-Rufai: N3.5m NOT only for Zakzaky’s food

El-Rufai: N3.5m NOT only for Zakzaky’s food

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, says the N3.5 million the federal government spends every month to feed Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), also covers the security around him.Last week, Lai Mohammed, minister of information, had said the federal government spends N3.5 million every month to feed El-Zakzaky.The statement had generated a controversy, with many [...]

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    EXTRA: Ganduje to receive Africa Value Award

EXTRA: Ganduje to receive Africa Value Award

Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, will on Friday receive the Africa Value Award for "effective leadership and economic empowerment".The award is scheduled to hold in Abuja, with Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo as the special guest of honour.The ceremony is holding at a time Ganduje is enmeshed in a controversy. He has been accused of bribery.In videos released by Daily Nigerian, an online [...]

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    ‘It’s fake news’ — Emefiele responds to claims on Nigeria’s rice imports

‘It’s fake news’ — Emefiele responds to claims on Nigeria’s rice imports

Godwin Emefiele, governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), says it is fake news that Nigeria's rice import has increased by 400,000 tonnes.In a report last week, the CBN governor said he read that a United States agency said Nigeria's rice imports had increased by 400,000 tonnes in 2018.The governor dismissed the report as "false and fake news".A week [...]

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