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Former Minister of Environment, Amina Mohammed, indicted in $300m timber scandal

Former Minister of Environment, Amina Mohammed, indicted in $300m timber scandal

Former Minister of Environment now UN Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed, has been accused of granting illegal permits to Chinese firms to import endangered Nigerian timber when she was in office. Mohammed served as Nigeria’s Minister of Environment from November 2015 to February this year. According to AFP, investigations by Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA), a Washington-based environmental campaigning organization, suggests that ...

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“Why I am building statues” Rochas Okorocha explains

'Why I am building statues" Rochas Okorocha explains

Shortly after unveiling the statue of the Liberian President, Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha, was asked by a journalist while he is building statues and he replied “To immortalize people so our children yet unborn can read a piece of them. History is dying in Africa. We must keep history alive. In the next 100 years to come, most of ...

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Lawyer to Ikoyi billions whistle blower lifts the lid on his despicable treatment at the hands of EFCC

Lawyer to Ikoyi billions whistle blower lifts the lid on his despicable treatment at the hands of EFCC

According to an Exclusive Premium Times report, the whistle blower who led the authorities to the billions found in Ikoyi has been treated shabbily by the SSS, EFCC and the government. His lawyer, Yakubu Galadima claims his client has received death threats and was remanded in a psychiatric institution by the EFCC on the grounds that he is mentally unstable. ...

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Police intercept vehicle carrying one thousand, four hundred and twenty seven live ammunition in Benue State

Police intercept vehicle carrying one thousand, four hundred

The Benue State Police Command on Friday, said they intercepted a vehicle carrying One thousand, four hundred and twenty seven (1,427) 5.56mm live ammunition. The weapons were recovered from a Sharon bus by the Operation Zenda Crack Squad led by SP Justin Gberindyer at Ortese village along Makurdi -Lafia road on November 6, at about 9 pm. Occupants of the ...

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Photos: President Buhari receives Muslim leaders in the state house

President Buhari receives Muslim leaders in the state house

President Buhari met with some Muslim leaders in the state house Abuja today. The meeting was after he met with leaders of the Christian Association of Nigeria CAN. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo was in attendance.

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Lagos state police command arrest two brothers , several others that specialize in traffic robbery

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The Lagos state police command has arrested nine armed robbery suspects, including two brothers, that specialize in robbing residents of the state while in traffic. Four suspects including two brothers namely Ajayi Ahmed, Isaac Edoh, Edoh Dennis and Kelvin Robinson were caught robbing their victims at Abule Onigbogbo by Sheraton hotel. In the same vein, the police also arrested three ...

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Turns out Governor Okorocha also unveiled a road named after Liberian President, Ellen J. Sirleaf in Imo

Turns out Governor Okorocha also unveiled a road named after Liberian President, Ellen J. Sirleaf in Imo

Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha, unveiled the statue built in honour of visiting Liberian president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. Turns out a road was also named after her.

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US female goal keeper Hope Solo, accuses Sepp Blatter of sexual assault

US female goal keeper Hope Solo, accuses Sepp Blatter of sexual assault

Former U.S. international goalkeeper and World Cup winner, Hope Solo, 36, has accused ex-FIFA president Sepp Blatter, 81, of sexual assault. In an interview with the Portuguese outlet published on Saturday, Solo claimed Blatter “grabbed my ass” at FIFA’s Ballon d’Or awards ceremony in January 2013, where she presented the FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year award on stage ...

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Italian pathologists begin autopsies on 26 drowned Nigerian migrant girls

Italian pathologists begin autopsies on 26 drowned Nigerian migrant girls

Italian pathologists on Wednesday, began post-mortem examinations of 26 Nigerian migrant girls, who drowned in the Mediterranean Sea. As authorities began the grim task, the bodies of five victims of another Mediterranean tragedy were brought to shore in Pozzallo in Sicily. The young female victims believed to be aged between 14 and 18 years old were discovered on Sunday 5th ...

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Disgraced Evra has Marseille deal terminated

Disgraced Evra has Marseille deal terminated

Marseille have terminated Patrice Evra’s contract with immediate effect after the veteran defender was suspended by UEFA until the end of this season for kicking out at a supporter. Evra was red carded before the start of Marseille’s 1-0 Europa League defeat at Vitoria Guimaraes earlier this month after an altercation with a group of travelling fans during the warm-up ...

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Made-in-Aba products have rejuvenated our economy — Ikpeazu

Made-in-Aba products have rejuvenated our economy — Ikpeazu

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State yesterday said that with the increasing patronage of Made- in- Aba products, the city would rise again and reclaim its lost glory as a centre of trade and manufacturing. The governor, who spoke at the investiture of the 15th President of the Aba Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture, ACCIMA, Mr. Andy Uba ...

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2 military officers, bank managers remanded in prison

2 military officers, bank managers remanded in prison

A Federal Capital Territory High Court, Abuja, yesterday, sent two serving military officers and two female bank managers to Kuje Prisons over alleged connivance and stealing of N339 million meant for the payment of military pensions. They will, at least, spend the next four days in the prison. Justice D.Z. Senchi, who ordered the remand of the four suspects in ...

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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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