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99.9% of Nigerians Are Honest, Hard-Working Citizens, says Okonjo-Iweala

Nigeria’s Minister of Finance and the former World Bank official Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala was recently interviewed by Christiane Amanpour CNN’s Chief international correspondent and anchor of Amanpour, a nightly foreign affairs program on CNN International. On the interview which aired Tuesday 16th April, 2013, Okonjo-Iweala speaks with on several issues such as corruption, oil theft and Nigeria’s power grid problems. The Minister who has been lauded ... Read More »

Jonathan Urges Civil Servants To Address Incompetence, Inequalities

President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday charged the Federal Civil Service Commission (FCSC) and the Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation (HCSF) to collaborate in designing a qualitative progression assessment measures to curb the high level of incompetence and disproportionate representation of states in the federal civil service. The president made gave this charge at the swearing-in ceremony of four newly appointed ... Read More »

N4.5 Billion Fraud: Court Grant Nnamani’s Travel Request

The Federal High Court, Lagos, has granted former Enugu State Governor, Chimaroke Nnamani leave to travel to the United States of America for medical treatment. Presiding Justice Mohammed Yinusa, while dismissing the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission’s (EFCC) opposition to the application, held that the former governor needed not to justify his journey because “he can as well travel abroad for any other reason apart ... Read More »

Jonathan Has Not Endorsed Anyone For 2015 – Presidency

President Goodluck Jonathan has once more called on those who drop his name for the 2015 general elections to desist from such act as he is fully focused on the implementation of his administrations agenda for national transformation and not politics of future elections. Briefing State House correspondents on the reports, the Special Adviser to the president on Media and Publicity, Reuben Abati advised the ... Read More »

Osoba, Jakande, Garba Criticise Harassment Of Journalists—Leadership

A former Ogun Governor, Chief Olusegun Osoba, on Tuesday in Lagos condemned what he called incessant harassment and intimidation of journalists by security agents in the country. He spoke at the turning of the sod of a 20-room guest house at Somolu, being built by the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Lagos State Council. Osoba said: “It is worrisome the manner of harassment and intimidation ... Read More »

I Am Not A Murderer, Says Fayose—Leadership

A former governor of Ekiti State, Mr Ayo Fayose, on Tuesday said his political opponents were behind the rumour making the rounds that he was a murderer. Speaking against the backdrop of  the renewed political violence in Ekiti State, Fayose told the News Agency of Nigeria on phone  that the rumour was part of a smear campaign ahead of the 2014 governorship election  in the ... Read More »

Jonathan, Zuma confer on African security—-PM News

South African President Jacob Zuma visited Nigeria on Tuesday and held talks with President Goodluck Jonathan on security issues facing the continent, Zuma said after the meeting. Details of the talks were not made public. Zuma, in brief comments to journalists in Abuja, said only that the meeting touched on “difficulties in a number of countries”. “We believe that, between Nigeria and South Africa, it ... Read More »

Ex-CJN, Belgore, Advocates Parliamentary System To Tackle Corruption

Former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Alfa Belgore (retd.), on Tuesday called for adoption of parliamentary system of government as a way of tackling corruption in the country. Belgore spoke in Lagos during the 2013 Punuka Annual Lecture organised by Punuka Attorneys & Solicitors. The lecture entitled, ‘Wealth Management and Succession Planning: Best Practices, Anti-Corruption Compliance and Red Flags’, was delivered by Mr. John Cross. ... Read More »

Reps Probe Police Extra Judicial Killings

The House of Representatives on Tuesday ordered an investigation into rising cases of extra-judicial killings by the police. It said it was worrisome that policemen, who should protect the lives of citizens were killing them for reasons such as refusal to part with bribe at checkpoints. Lawmakers also condemned last Saturday’s “brutal killing” of 10 youths in Ogume village of Ndowa-West Local Government Area of ... Read More »

NNPC Boss Urges Gov Yero to Fish Out Brother’s Killers—ThisDay

The Group Managing Director (GMD) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mr. Andy Yakubu has urged the Kaduna state governor, Alhaji Mukhtar Yero not to allow the death of his younger brother and others killed by unknown gunmen in the state to go in vain Mr. Yohanna Yakubu, younger brother to the NNPC GMD was killed on Sunday along the Kaduna-Kachia road by unknown ... Read More »

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