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President Promises Rescue of Leah Sharibu, Meets with Returned Dapchi Girls Friday


President Muhammadu Buhari thursday in Abuja said he was committed to the freedom of Leah Sharibu, the only Dapchi student left in the captivity due to her refusal to renounce her faith as a Christian. Of the 110 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram terrorists from Government Girls’ Science and Technical College (GGSTC), Dapchi, Yobe State on February 19, 104 were returned by the Islamist sect ... Read More »

Bill Gates picks holes in FG’s economic plan …urges more investment in education, health


The Co-Chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Mr. Bill Gates, on Thursday said the Federal Government’s Economic Recovery and Growth Plan was not reflective of the people’s needs. He also said the country would do better with strong investments in health and education, rather than concentrating on physical infrastructure to the detriment of human capital development. Gates spoke alongside the Chairman of the ... Read More »

I won’t write another open letter soon, says Obasanjo …urges women to take active part in politics


A former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, on Thursday said he would write another open letter but it would take a while before he would do so. He also advised women to come out of their self-exclusion from governance and begin to take active part in politics. Obasanjo, who said this at the Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos,  while fielding questions from women at ... Read More »

Senate Confirms Aisha Ahmad, Edward Adamu as CBN Deputy Governors


The Senate thursday confirmed the nominations of Mrs. Aisha Ahmad and Mr. Edward Adamu as deputy governors of the Central Bank of Nigeria, paving the way for the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Bank to hold its meeting slated from April 3 and 4. The Senate also confirmed Prof. Adeola Festus Adenikinju, Dr. Aliyu Rafindadi Sanusi and Dr. Robert Chikwendu Asogwa as members of ... Read More »

We’ll sue foreign banks over Abacha, Ibori loot, says Falana


A human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), said the Federal Government had given him and a consortium of lawyers the go ahead to start legal proceedings against foreign banks that colluded with Nigerian officials to loot the nation’s treasury. Specifically, banks which warehoused money recovered from the estate of the former military dictator, the late Gen. Sani Abacha and a former governor of Delta State, ... Read More »

EFCC lacks power to declare persons wanted, judge rules


The High Court of the Federal Capital Territory on Thursday declared that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission lacked the powers to declare anyone wanted without first obtaining a court order for that purpose or charging the suspect with an offence. Justice Othman Musa ruled that although, the EFCC could declare as wanted persons who failed to honour its invitation for investigations, it could only ... Read More »

Freed 105 Dapchi girls flown to Abuja


Dapchi village in Yobe State has been filled with excitement since some abducted pupils at the Government Girls Science and Technical College in the village regained their freedom. They were released in the early hours of Wednesday. One hundred and ten pupils were abducted from the school on February 19, 2018, by Boko Haram insurgents, while efforts to locate them by security agencies failed until ... Read More »

Buhari Congratulates Elumelu


President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with the Chairman of Heirs Holdings, Tony Elumelu, on his 55 birthday thursday. President Buhari joins the United Bank of Africa (UBA), the Tony Elumelu Foundation, the Elumelu family and all professional colleagues of the economist, consummate banker and successful entrepreneur, whose pacesetting antecedents continue to inspire both the young and old on the power of ideas, big dreams and ... Read More »

Soyinka warns NIM against politicians posing as saviours

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Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, says some politicians responsible for the current societal decay are now posing as saviours ahead of the 2019 general elections. Soyinka therefore warned that such politicians should not be allowed to join the Nigerian Intervention Movement. The playwright said this at the grand national summit of the NIM in Abuja on Wednesday. Soyinka, whose speech was read out by the ... Read More »

FG files suit to seize Ekweremadu’s 22 Abuja, US, Dubai houses


The Federal Government on Wednesday applied to the Federal High Court in Abuja to temporarily seize some properties belonging to the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, because he allegedly failed to declare the assets to the Code of Conduct Bureau. Nine of the targeted properties are said to be in Abuja, two of them in London, the United Kingdom, eight in Dubai, the United Arab ... Read More »

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