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    Caverton crash caused by dust, says AIB preliminary report

Caverton crash caused by dust, says AIB preliminary report

The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) has released a preliminary report on the helicopter crash involving Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.Earlier in the month, a chopper conveying Osinbajo and members of his team crash-landed in Kabba, Kogi state, while the VP was on his way for a campaign trip.Osinbajo and all on board came out of the chopper unhurt.Caverton Helicopters, owners of the [...]

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    Anti-graft war suffers setback as EU adds Nigeria to ‘dirty-money backlist’

Anti-graft war suffers setback as EU adds Nigeria to ‘dirty-money backlist’

The European Union (EU) has added Nigeria to countries on its "dirty money blacklist".According to Reuters, the EU said the nations in this category pose a threat because of tax controls on terrorism financing and money laundering.Also added to the list which was initially 16, are Saudi Arabia, Panama, Saudi Arabia, Panama, Libya, Botswana, Ghana, Samoa, the Bahamas and four [...]

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    FACT CHECK: Did the INEC chairman wear ‘APC cap’ to support Buhari?

FACT CHECK: Did the INEC chairman wear ‘APC cap’ to support Buhari?

Social media has been agog with claims that Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), showed solidarity for the All Progressives Congress (APC) by wearing a cap meant for party members.The picture being circulated is a screenshot from a Channels TV news bulletin showing the INEC chairman wearing a native cap.CLAIM: INEC chairman wears APC capFrom the [...]

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    Militants were unleashed on my administration, says Buhari

Militants were unleashed on my administration, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says Niger Delta militants were unleashed on his administration.Buhari said this on Wednesday while commenting on the challenges his government encountered when it came on board.He said through dedication and hard work, his government was able to surmount those challenges.The president spoke at a mega rally of the All Progressives Congress (APC) which held at Eagle Square, [...]

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    Buhari: Elections are important only if they make the country safe

Buhari: Elections are important only if they make the country safe

President Muhammadu Buhari says elections are important only if they make the country safe.Buhari said this at the signing of the national peace accord ahead of the February 16 presidential election.Citing the growing number of political parties, young candidates participation and female representations in the political sphere, the president expressed his delight at the changes being experienced in the country's electoral [...]

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    NJC asks acting CJN to respond to fresh petition, raises panel to probe him, Onnoghen

NJC asks acting CJN to respond to fresh petition, raises panel to probe him, Onnoghen

The National Judicial Council (NJC) has given Ibrahim Muhammad, acting chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), seven days to respond a fresh petition against him.In a statement on Wednesday, Soji Oye, spokesman of NJC, said the petition was sent to the council by the Action People’s Party (APP).Oye said the council found the earlier petitions against Muhammad and Walter Onnoghen, suspended [...]

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    PDP sues INEC for insisting on card readers

PDP sues INEC for insisting on card readers

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has sued the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) over the use of card readers for the general election.In a suit filed before the federal high court in Abuja, the party asked the court to restrict INEC from postponing elections in any polling unit as a result of a malfunctioning card reader.INEC had said elections in the [...]

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    Niger Delta militants endorse Buhari

Niger Delta militants endorse Buhari

Militants and ex-militants in the Niger Delta region have endorsed the reelection bid of President Muhammadu Buhari.They announced this at the end of a workshop in Port Harcourt, Rivers state capital, on Wednesday.The militants said they believe that the interest of the region would be well served under Buhari."The Niger Delta is the most important region of Nigeria and also [...]

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    Atiku: Like Jonathan, my ambition is not worth the blood of any Nigerian

Atiku: Like Jonathan, my ambition is not worth the blood of any Nigerian

Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says his ambition is not worth the blood of any Nigerian.Speaking at the signing of the national peace accord ahead of the February 16 presidential election, the former vice-president called on security agencies not to arrest opposition leaders 24 to 48 hours before the election."May I use this opportunity to [...]

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    CCT orders Onnoghen’s arrest

CCT orders Onnoghen’s arrest

The Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) has issued an arrest warrant against Walter Onnoghen, suspended chief justice of Nigeria.At its resumed trial on Wednesday, the tribunal ordered the nation's security agencies to arrest Onnoghen after he failed to appear before it.Aliyu Umar, lead prosecution counsel for the federal government, had asked the tribunal to order Onnoghen's arrest over his refusal [...]

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