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NEC targets $21b, N526b recovery


The National Economic Council (NEC)  yesterday directed the recovery of N526 billion and $21 billion under-remittance to the Federation Account by  revenue generating agencies. Gombe State Governor Ibrahim Dankwambo briefed State House correspondents at the end of the NEC chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. He was with Zamfara State Governor Abdulaziz Yari, Osun State Governor Rauf Aragbesola and Minister ... Read More »

Nigeria to add 189m people 2050, says UN

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Nigeria has been projected to add no fewer than 189 million people to its present population between 2018 and 2050, the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) has said. UN, in a new report: ‘2018 Revision of World Urbanisation Prospects’, projected that around 2.5 billion more people would be living in cities by 2050. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that ... Read More »

Court orders JOHESU to end strike


The National Industrial Court yesterday in Abuja ordered striking members of Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU), to suspend the on-going strike and return to work from today. Justice Babatunde Adejumo gave the order after listening to the submissions of Mr Okere Nnamdi, in an ex-parte motion filed by a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO). The NGO – Incorporated Trustees of Kingdom Human Rights Foundation International – in ... Read More »

INEC lists 40 for July 14 Ekiti governorship election


A total number of 40 candidates on the platforms of various political parties are to contest for the governorship seat of Ekiti State on July 14. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) yesterday published the names of candidates who emerged from the primary conducted by their parties. Their names were forwarded to the electoral umpire to beat the May 15 deadline for the receipt of ... Read More »

Melaye Gets Bail After Three Weeks in Police Custody


Three weeks after being held in Police custody, Senator Dino Melaye, representing Kogi West senatorial district in the National Assembly, has finally been granted bail by a High Court sitting in Lokoja. The senator is standing trial over alleged illegal possession and dealing in firearms along with two suspected criminals. The Chief Judge of Kogi State, Justice Nasiru Ajanah, granted the bail application filed on ... Read More »

Benue killings: I’m prepared to step down — Osinbajo


Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said he was prepared to step down from his position at anytime since he did not solicit to become Vice President, noting the position meant nothing to him. Osinbajo, who addressed Benue stakeholders, Tuesday night, in Makurdi, shortly after visiting IDPs camps for victims of herdsmen crisis in the state, was reacting to statements by Catholic Bishop of Gboko, Most ... Read More »

IG Trying to Frame Me, Saraki Cries Out


The President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, Wednesday raised the alarm over a plot by the Inspector General of Police (IG), Mr. Ibrahim Idis, to implicate him and the Kwara State Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed in criminal activities. According to Saraki, Idris had directed that a group of cultists who were arrested in Kwara State be transferred to Abuja, where their statements would be altered ... Read More »

Court Dismisses Senate Suit Seeking to Stay Judgment Nullifying Omo-Agege’s Suspension


Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of the Federal High Court in Abuja wednesday dismissed a suit seeking to stop execution of judgement which nullified the Senate’s suspension of the Senator representing Delta Central senatorial district, Ovie Omo-Agege. Recall that Justice Dimgba had on May 10, while delivering judgment on a fundamental rights suit brought by Omo-Agege, nullified his suspension by the Senate and ordered payment of all ... Read More »

EFCC detains senator for receiving N303m vehicles


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested the lawmaker representing Akwa Ibom North-East senatorial district, Senator Bassey Akpan,  for allegedly receiving vehicles worth N303m from oil magnate, Babajide Omokore, who is under trial for alleged fraud. According to an EFCC report, Akpan while serving as a Commissioner for Finance under the government of Senator Godswill Akpabio, allegedly gave contracts to Omokore worth billions of ... Read More »

Breaking: Dino Melaye Granted N10m Bail In Lokoja


A High Court sitting in Lokoja in Kogi state has granted Senator Dino Melaye who is representing Kogi West Senatorial District, bail. Senator Dino Melaye Justice Naair Ajanah granted the Senator bail in N10 milion and one surety in like sum The Judge considered the health challenges of the embatted senator Details later <<vanguard>> Read More »

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