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How ex-FCT Minister’s son paid N1.1bn for Abuja properties, EFCC tells court

How ex-FCT Minister’s son paid N1.1bn for Abuja properties, EFCC tells court

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, yesterday, narrated before the Federal High Court in Abuja, how Shamsudeen, son of a former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Mr. Bala Mohammed, allegedly paid a cumulative sum of N1.1billion to acquire properties in different parts of Abuja. The anti-graft agency brought one of its lead detectives, Mr. Ishaya Dauda, to testify ...

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NASS probes death of 26 Nigerian women in Spanish warship

NASS probes death of 26 Nigerian women in Spanish warship

The two arms of the National Assembly, Senate and House of Representatives, have begun a holistic investigation into the discovery of dead bodies of 26 young Nigerian girls, ages 14 to 18, in a Spanish warship, Cantabria. The Senate, yesterday, mandated its Committees on Diaspora, Foreign Affairs and Special Duties to investigate the unfortunate incident that led to the death ...

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Buhari convenes first Armed Forces Council meeting in 3 yrs

Buhari convenes first Armed Forces Council meeting in 3 yrs

Three years after the last Armed Forces Council meeting in 2014, President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, presided over the first since he came on board as a civilian president. The meeting was symbolic as it took place in his main office at the Presidential, Villa, Abuja, which he abandoned since he returned from his medical vacation in London, United Kingdom, following ...

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Chief of Army Staff, Buratai sends special message of assurance, encouragement and commendation to Nigerian Army troops

Chief of Army Staff, Buratai sends special message of assurance, encouragement and commendation to Nigerian Army troops

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Nigerian Army, Lieutenant General Tukur Yusufu Buratai today despatched a special message of assurance, encouragement and commendation to troops of the Nigerian Army engaged in various operations both within and outside the country. This is contained in a letter sent to various formations and corps Commanders, as well as Commanders of the various training ...

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One of the 4 kidnapped British missionaries in Delta State has been killed while others have been released

One of the 4 kidnapped British missionaries in Delta State has been killed while others have been released

The London foreign office today confirmed that one British hostage kidnapped in Nigeria has been killed, while three others have returned home safely. The four, who were working with a Christian medical charity providing free health treatment in Delta state, were kidnapped on October 13, 2017 by unknown gunmen. According to the new report, Ian Squire was killed, while Alanna ...

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Gunmen kidnap Elizabeth Omotosho, mother of Labour Party’s National Chairman

Gunmen kidnap Elizabeth Omotosho, mother of Labour Party’s National Chairman

Four gunmen have abducted Madam Elizabeth Omotosho, the mother of the National Chairman of the Labour Party, Dr. Mike Omotosho. Mike, who confirmed the kidnap of the 71-year-old woman, said she was abducted at her family house, at No 23, Lobalade Street, Tanke, Ilorin, Kwara State, between 7pm and 8pm on Sunday 5th of November. He said the Police headquarters ...

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Ondo DPO, Aminu Mustapha, dies in car crash but his son survives with injuries

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The Ondo State Police Command has confirmed the death of the Acting Divisional Police Officer in charge of Yaba Police Division Ondo Town, Ondo State, Aminu Mustapha. Late Mustapha was said to have lost his life in a fatal motor accident on Ondo/Ore Expressway at Omifon area in the Odigbo Local Government Area of Ondo State on Sunday evening. According ...

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Robert Mugabe sacks vice-president for being ‘disloyal’

Robert Mugabe sacks vice-president for being 'disloyal'

Zimbabwe’s Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa has been removed from his post for being disloyal. Information Minister Simon Khaya Moyo says 75-year old Mnangagwa had displayed “traits of disloyalty” making it more likely that President Robert Mugabe’s wife Grace will follow in her husband’s footsteps as leader of Zimbabwe. She had earlier called on her husband to remove his vice-president. “Mr Mnangagwa’s ...

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Nigeria loses N127bn to cyber crime – Senate President, Bukola Saraki

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Today, Senate President Bukola Saraki spoke at Nigeria’s first Legislative Stakeholders Conference on ICT and Cyber security in Abuja where he said Nigeria has lost about N127 billion to cybercrime. He said the loss reflects the hole created in the economy by cyber crime amounting to 0.08 per cent of the Gross Domestic product (GDP. “ It is indeed ironic ...

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President Paul Biya of Cameroon marks 35 years in power

President Paul Biya of Cameroon marks 35 years in power

President Paul Biya of Cameroon marks his 35th year in office today, November 7th, 2017 making him one of Africa’s longest-serving leaders. Paul Biya first took office in 1982, when the country had a one party system and even though the country now has a multi-party system, he has managed to cling on to power. In 2011, after a controversial ...

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Lagos begins enforcement against tax defaulters

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The Lagos State Government on Monday directed all its revenue agencies to ensure prompt payment of taxes and also commence enforcement of payment by all tax defaulters with immediate effect. Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Steve Ayorinde, in a statement, lamented that many residents were not fulfilling their civic obligation of paying their taxes and that the prevailing situation ...

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26 Nigerian women drown in the Mediterranean sea

26 Nigerian women drown in the Mediterranean sea

The bodies of 26 women believed to be Nigerian have been recovered from the Mediterranean sea off Italy. According to reports, the women were trying to reach Europe from Libya. It is unclear why so many women died, as there were men on board the ship as well and there are suspicions that they may have been sexually abused and ...

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‘I will continue to fight corruption war until my last breath’ – Acting EFCC boss, Magu

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Ibrahim Magu, the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, attended the 7th Session of the Conference of the States Parties to the United Nations Convention Against Corruption, UNCAC, taking place at the U.N. House, Vienna, Austria. Magu who had a chat with Gilean Dell, Coordinator UNCAC Coalition said, “I have conscience, in spite of the deliberate ...

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Over ‘800,000 companies in Nigeria have never paid taxes’ – Kemi Adeosun

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Nigeria’s Finance Minister, Kemi Adeosun has revealed that over 800,000 companies in the country, including government contractors, have never paid any taxes, In a statement from her office, she also said that only 14 million Nigerians, out of an economically active base of 70 million, paid taxes. Of the 14 million, more than 95% were salary earners in the formal ...

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Nigerian military to explore space technology in security – Olonisakin

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The Chief of Defence Staff, General Gabriel Olonisakin, said yesterday that the Nigerian Military would utilize space technology in security the country’s territorial interest. Olonisakin said the integration of space capabilities into the various military functions would give the Armed Forces of Nigeria and other security agencies an array of technological capabilities with multitude of effects to gain battle ground ...

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NDDC inaugurates N6.2bn road projects in Delta

NDDC inaugurates N6.2bn road projects in Delta

The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) on Friday inaugurated road projects worth over N6.2 billion in Delta. Mr Nsima Ekere, the NDDC’s Managing Director, led top management officials to inaugurate the projects, located in three local government areas. The benefitting local government areas are: Warri North, Sapele and Ughelli North. Ekere who spoke at Ireto community in Sapele, where a ...

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Many Nigerians weep as MMM announces a “RESTART”

Many Nigerians weep as MMM announces a “RESTART"

Popular ponzi scheme MMM has officially announced a “RESTART” of the system, leaving many Nigerian participants wailing with thousands and millions on Naira trapped in the scheme. In a message posted on the home page of participants Saturday morning, the scheme said that it had struggled to stay afloat after going on a break in Dec. 2016 but had been ...

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House of Reps in rowdy session over President Buhari’s letter on Budget presentation

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Shouts of ‘No, No, No’ rented the air at the House of Representatives chambers this morning as the Speaker of the House, Yakubu Dogara, read a letter from President Buhari of his intention to address a joint session of the National Assembly on November 7th. President Buhari in his letter said he will be presenting an estimate of the 2018 ...

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NDLEA destroys 14 metric tonnes of prohibited drugs in Oyo State

NDLEA destroys 14 metric tonnes of prohibited drugs in Oyo State

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has destroyed 14.13 metric tons of prohibited drugs in Ibadan, Oyo State, South West Nigeria. The drugs which were destroyed in the full glare of the general public were intercepted by Oyo State Command of the Agency over a two-year period. According to Omolade Faboyede, Oyo State Commander of the Agency, the drugs ...

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Jide Tinubu, son of APC National leader Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has died

Jide Tinubu, son of APC National leader Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has died

Jide, the first son of the National leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) – Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, passed away this morning. Jide was a law graduate of the University of Liverpool, England. He obtained a Masters degree in Maritime Law from the University of London and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1999. He served as Promoter of ...

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