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NNPC Scandal: I Approved Two Joint Venture Financing, Says Osinbajo

NNPC Scandal: I Approved Two Joint Venture Financing, Says Osinbajo

The Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo says he granted authorisation to two ventures from the NNPC while President Muhammadu Buhari was away on medical leave. Professor Osinbajo said on Thursday, that the approvals were specifically for financing joint ventures through loans and not contracts. His reaction comes in the wake of the scandal rocking the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) ...

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“The monkey pox virus is not in Imo and will never be in Imo in Jesus Name” state government says

The monkey pox virus is not in Imo and will never be in Imo in Jesus Name" state government says

The state government has released a statement denying claims that the Monkeypox virus is in the state. Read below… The Attention of the Imo State government has been drawn to the wicked and unfounded rumor being spread by the wicked ones over the monkey pox virus which created undue anxiety in Owerri, the state capital especially among some parents, on ...

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Businessman docked for allegedly fondling lady’s breast

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A businessman, Shehu Mohammadu, was on Thursday docked at a Jos Upper Area Court in Plateau for allegedly fondling a lady’s breast in public. Mohammadu, 44, was arraigned for committing acts of gross indecency publicly. The Prosecutor, Insp. Ibrahim Ashir, told court that the accused publicly touched the breasts and buttocks of the 24-year-old lady without her consent. Ashir told ...

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No cause for alarm over outbreak of “monkey pox” virus – Bayelsa Govt.

No cause for alarm over outbreak of “monkey pox” virus – Bayelsa Govt.

The Bayelsa Government on Thursday allayed fears of possible epidemic following the outbreak of a contagious viral disease called “monkey pox” in the state. The state’s Commissioner for Health, Prof. Ebitimitula Etebu, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Yenogoa that the state government was on top of the situation. Etebu said that the government had contained the outbreak ...

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Man, 47, faces trial for allegedly beating up step-mother

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A 47-year-old driver, Yusuf Oloyede, who allegedly assaulted his step-mother, was on Thursday brought before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court in Lagos. The accused was arraigned before Magistrate O.I. Raji on charges of breach of peace and assault. Oloyede, who lives at Oke-Odo area of Agege, Lagos, however, pleaded not guilty and was admitted to a bail of N50,000 with two ...

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Suspected gunmen kill UNIBEN Professor in Edo

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Barely 48 hours after a popular Benin musician, Osayamore Joseph was abducted by suspected kidnappers, a senior lecturer at the University of Benin (UNIBEN), Prof Paul Otasowie was shot dead Wednesday night by suspected assailants. The Professor at the faculty of Engineering UNIBEN was shot after he drove into his house located off Siluko road Benin City. It was learnt ...

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We’re determined to stop illegal mining, says NSCDC chief

We’re determined to stop illegal mining, says NSCDC chief

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) says it is determined to put a stop to illegal mining in the country in spite of the myriad of challenges. The Commander General of the corps, Abdullahi Gana, said this in an interview with newsmen in Abuja on Thursday. Gana said the activities of illegal miners was jeopardising the country’s economic ...

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52, 311 Borno children orphaned by Boko Haram insurgency – Gov. Shettima

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Gov. Kashim Shettima of Borno said on Thursday that 52, 311 children in the state were orphaned by Boko Haram insurgency in the Northeast. Shettima disclosed this in Maiduguri during the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the state government, Fadama III and the World Bank (WB). He also disclosed that some 54, 911 women were widowed by ...

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N200m bribe scandal hits Kogi Assembly

N200m bribe scandal hits Kogi Assembly

Barely two months after emerging as Speaker of Kogi State House of Assembly, Kolawole Matthew, has been embroiled in a N200 million scandal. The N200 million scandal alarm was raised by a Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Youth Leader, Austin Okai, last week in a publication on his social media accounts, which is still trending in the state. Accused According to ...

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World Bank projects $22bn diaspora remittance to Nigeria in 2017

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The World Bank has projected that up to $22 billion will flow into Nigeria in 2017 through Diaspora remittances, noting that global remittance flow is set to recover this year after two consecutive years of decline. This was contained in the latest edition of the World Bank’s Migration and Development Brief, released, yesterday. According to the statement, “Remittances to low- ...

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Don’t allow politics affect fight against insecurity, Wike urges IG

Don’t allow politics affect fight against insecurity, Wike urges IG

Rivers State governor, Mr Nyesom Wike has called on the Inspector General of Police, Alhaji Ibrahim Idris, not to allow politics to negatively affect the fight against insecurity in the country. The governor advised the IG to allow state Commissioners of Police to work with state governors, as that was the only way that security can be promoted in the ...

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Photos: Ex-IART DG, Prof. Adefemi Ogubodede, bags 40 years jail term over N177m Fraud

Ex-IART DG, Prof. Adefemi Ogubodede, bags 40 years jail term over N177m Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, today Tuesday, October 3rd, secured the conviction and sentencing of Prof. Benjamin Adefemi Ogunbodede, a former Director-General, Institute of Agriculture Research and Training, IART, Ibadan, Oyo State before Justice Nathaniel Ayo-Emmanuel of the Federal High Court sitting in Ibadan, Oyo State. Ogunbodede had been prosecuted alongside the trio of Zacheaus Tejumola, Adenose Clement ...

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Civil servants in Benue State commence indefinite strike over unpaid salaries

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Workers in Benue State have commenced an indefinite strike over unpaid salaries. State workers allege that they are being owed for seven months, while the local government workers claim they are owed for eleven months. The order for the strike action was given last week by organised labour in the state directing its members to embark on an indefinite strike ...

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Pastor of Ajegunle Baptist Church locked out of church by members over alleged embezzlement

Pastor of Ajegunle Baptist Church locked out of church by members over alleged embezzlement

Some members of the Ajegunle Baptist Church, Agbowo, Ibadan locked the church last sunday, over allegations that the pastor was embezzling funds and abusing his office. Other members who were determined to worship, held the Sunday service outside the church’s gate. The disgruntled members under a group called “Concerned Members”, are insisting that church pastor, Reverend Oyewole Oyekan leaves the ...

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Armed robbers kill Sun Newspaper sales representative in Onitsha, get away with undisclosed cash

Armed robbers kill Sun Newspaper sales representative in Onitsha, get away with undisclosed cash

Tragedy hit The Sun Newspaper on Monday, as gunmen invaded the company’s Onitsha, Anambra State office, robbing and killing the Sales Representative, Mr. Fabian Obi. The armed robbers, numbering three, who came on a motorcycle, stormed The Sun office in the morning and demanded money realised from newspaper sales from Obi. An eyewitness said Obi handed over the money to ...

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Diezani Tells Court: Order AGF To Bring Me Back To Nigeria

Diezani Tells Court: Order AGF To Bring Me Back To Nigeria

Diezani Alison-Madueke, has urged the Federal High Court in Lagos to compel the Attorney General of the Federation to bring her back to Nigeria from the United Kingdom, where she travelled to shortly after leaving office in 2015. She said she would like to appear in court in Nigeria to defend a criminal charge bordering on alleged laundering of N450m, ...

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Minister of state for Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu petitions President Buhari over NNPC GMD’s “insubordination and illegalities” | See petition letters

Minister of state for Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu petitions President Buhari over NNPC

Minister of State for Petroleum Resources has written a petition to President Buhari over what he terms the “insubordination and illegalities” of the group managing director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Maikanti Baru. In the petition letter dated 30th August and titled “Matters of Insubordination and Lack of Adherence To Due Process Perpetuated by GMD NNPC-Dr. Baru”, Kachiukwu ...

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Photos: Policeman allegedly kills pure water seller over N100 bribe in Rivers State

Policeman allegedly kills pure water seller over N100 bribe in Rivers State

The Rivers State Commissioner of Police has ordered the immediate arrest of a policeman, who killed an innocent satchet water seller on Saturday morning, September 30 in Obio-Akpor local Government area of the state. The officer identified as one Corporal Rowland Onyijie of Okporo Division in Obio-Akpor local Government area of the Police Command, had allegedly demanded for N100 from ...

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Here’s the full text of President Buhari’s address to the Nation to mark Nigeria’s 57th Independence Day Anniversary

President Buhari's address to the Nation to mark Nigeria's 57th Independence Day Anniversary

My dear Nigerians, October 1st remains a special date for all Nigerians as this marks the day when we attained one of the most precious of human desires freedom. Over the years the country has gone through trials and tribulations, but October 1st is always a day for celebrations. It is a day for thanks giving, reflection and re-dedication. It ...

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Nigeria Labour Congress in Ekiti State says Fayose owes workers 8-months salary

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The State Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress in Ekiti State, Ade Adesanmi has disagreed with Governor Ayodele Fayose that workers in Ekiti are owed only four months’ salaries. He said state workers were owed about eight months’ salaries. Fayose had, while appearing on a television station interview programme in Lagos on Thursday, claimed that workers were owed just four ...

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