Monday, September 24, 2018

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    Subsidy trial: Court chides EFCC over Ali’s son

Subsidy trial: Court chides EFCC over Ali’s son

An Ikeja High Court on Tuesday closed the case of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) against an oil marketer, Mamman Ali, charged with N4.4 billion fuel subsidy fraud.Justice Adeniyi Onigbanjo ordered the closure of the case for what he called "lack of diligent prosecution" by the EFCC.Mamman, the son of former PDP chairman, Dr Ahmadu Ali, was charged [...]

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    Kenya awards 7 oil blocks to Nigerian businessmen

Kenya awards 7 oil blocks to Nigerian businessmen

Nigerian businessmen have been awarded seven oil blocs for exploration from the 46 newly discovered oil blocks in Kenya, Dr Kiprono Kittony, the Chairman of the Nigeria-Kenya Chamber of Commerce has said.The chairman made the disclosure in Abuja on Monday at a meeting with prominent business men from both countries.The meeting was part of activities lined up for the state [...]

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    Nigeria’s opponents, Bosnia, name provisional squad

Nigeria’s opponents, Bosnia, name provisional squad

Bosnia-Herzegovina coach, Safet Susic, on Monday presented his provisional 24-man squad for the FIFA 2014 World Cup in Brazil, and backed the side to advance from their group into the last 16."We must have a goal; and that goal is to try to go through to the second round, to qualify for the round of 16," Susic told reporters as he unveiled the [...]

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    DPR: Nigerians prefer buying fuel at above N97

DPR: Nigerians prefer buying fuel at above N97

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has observed that Nigerians have no qualms buying fuel at exorbitant prices, but it warned petroleum marketers to desist from exploiting them by hiking the price of petroleum products.Issuing this warning in Ibadan, Oyo State, the petroleum-regulating agency advised those behind the act to desist or face the consequences of their actions,Operations Controller of DPR in the southwestern [...]

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    Jonathan, Kenyatta talk tough on terror

Jonathan, Kenyatta talk tough on terror

Presidents Goodluck Jonathan and Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday took a common stand against terrorism which is affecting Nigeria and Kenya.They vowed that they will never be derailed.Both spoke at the Presidential Viila, Abuja, at a joint press conference after bilateral talks.Kenyatta is on a three-day visit to Nigeria.Jonathan said no matter the attacks by terrorists on Nigeria, Kenya and other [...]

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    Chinese Premier to visit Nigeria on African tour

Chinese Premier to visit Nigeria on African tour

Chinese Premier, Li Keqiang, will on Tuesday commence visits to Nigeria, Ethiopia, Angola and Kenya.The Chinese Consulate-General in Lagos said the visits would be his first to Africa since his assumption of office.The Chinese premier, in a statement, said that he would spend two days in Nigeria before going to Ethiopia, Angola and Kenya."In a few days, I will pay [...]

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    20 bodies yet to be claimed

20 bodies yet to be claimed

The bodies of the 20 victims killed in the May Day Nyanya blast are yet to be claimed by their relatives.As a result, the morgues of Abuja hospitals have been overstretched, according to the Minister of FCT, Bala Mohammed.He appealed to the relatives to come forward and claim the corpses.Mohammed made the appeal on Saturday after visiting four FCT General [...]

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    Flying Eagles coach lists 20 for Benin clash

Flying Eagles coach lists 20 for Benin clash

Flying Eagles coach, Manu Garba, has released the names of 20 players scheduled to play  an international friendly against Benin Republic at Charles de Gaulle Stadium in Porto Novo on Sunday, May 4.The players are Joshua Enaholo, Adamu Abubakar, Abdulazeez Abubakar, Musa Muhammed, Mustapha Abdullahi, Ifeanyi Nweke, Wilfred Ndidi, Izu Omego and Zaharadeen Bello.Others are Chidiebere Nwakali, Musa Yahaya, Kelechi Iheanacho, [...]

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    Amiesimaka asks CAF to appeal to FIFA over AFCON qualifiers

Amiesimaka asks CAF to appeal to FIFA over AFCON qualifiers

Ex-international, Adokiyi Amiesimaka, has called on the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to appeal to the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) to accommodate the second round matches of 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers in their calendar for international matches.Many clubs in Europe will be beginning pre-season training when the crucial second legs of the second round of the [...]

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    Judge’s absence stalls Babalakin’s N4.7bn subsidy trial

Judge’s absence stalls Babalakin’s N4.7bn subsidy trial

The N4.7 billion allegation of fraudulent collection of on fuel subsidy levelled against Wale Babalakin, chairman of Bi-Courtney Ltd by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has been adjourned to May 12, 2014.The case was adjourned based on the absence of  Lawal-Akapo, the judge, in court.The judge was said to be attending a workshop organised by the Ikeja branch of [...]

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    Kale: We provide World Bank Nigeria’s poverty figures

Kale: We provide World Bank Nigeria’s poverty figures

The Statistician General of the Federation, Yemi Kale, on Wednesday said the World Bank used the 2010 National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) data to rate Nigeria among the extreme poor nations.He also said the next international poverty rating would be done next year.Kale, who made the disclosure while fielding questions at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Lecture Series in [...]

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    NFF: Match-fixing claim by Singaporean ‘a hogwash’

NFF: Match-fixing claim by Singaporean ‘a hogwash’

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) have dismissed the claim by a self-confessed and convicted Singaporean match-fixer, Wilson Raj Perumal, that he helped Nigeria qualify for the 2010 FIFA World Cup finals in South Africa.NFF dismissed all of Perumal's claims as nothing more than "distinct fiction" and insisted that the true heroes of Nigeria’s qualification for the 2010 FIFA World Cup finals [...]

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    Nigeria wants civil war averted in Ukraine

Nigeria wants civil war averted in Ukraine

Nigeria has warned that a civil war in Ukraine can destabilise the international community and wants all concerned parties to resort to dialogue to resolve the conflict.Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Prof. Joy Ogwu, made this known in New York on Tuesday night at a meeting of the UN Security Council on the situation in Ukraine.Ogwu, who is currently [...]

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    Sowore on SaharaReporters, running marathons and helping Jonathan to power

Sowore on SaharaReporters, running marathons and helping Jonathan to power

Omoyele Sowore, the publisher of SaharaReporters, has never been the darling of the Nigerian political elite because of the hard-hitting stories on his popular website. He talks to TheCable on his political battles and some things you won't find on his CV. You are one of the pioneers of online journalism in Nigeria, although you maintain that you are not a [...]

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    Match-fixer claims helping Nigeria qualify for World Cup

Match-fixer claims helping Nigeria qualify for World Cup

Wilson Raj Peruma, a notorious Singaporean match-fixer, has revealed in a new book that he helped both Nigeria and Honduras qualify for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.The 49-year-old, who was part of an international syndicate responsible for fixing hundreds of matches around the world, has already admitted to bribing corrupt officials and players since first being arrested in [...]

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    Gaidam, Nyako blast Clark for ‘provocative’ statement

Gaidam, Nyako blast Clark for ‘provocative’ statement

Yobe and Adamawa State governors have come down hard on Edwin Clark, elder statesman and politician, for calling on President Goodluck Jonathan to declare a total state of emergency in the three north-east states presently under the insurgency.Referring to the call as unconstitutional, the governors through their spokesperson issued a statement claiming such comment were veil attempt at sabotaging Nigeria’s democracy.“Their [...]

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