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Buhari Reinstates NHIS Boss Under Probe For Alleged N919m Fraud

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President Muhammadu Buhari has recalled the Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme, Prof. Usman Yusuf, who was suspended by the Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, on July 6, 2017, has learnt. In a letter with reference number, ‘SH/COS/10/6/A/29’, signed by the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, the President informed the minister of Yusuf’s recall, adding that he (Yusuf) had ... Read More »

We’re Not Promise, Fail Govt., Have Paid $2bn For Second Niger Bridge – Osinbajo

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The Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo has said that the All Progressives Congress, APC, party led by President Muhammadu Buhari who made a promise of completing the Second Niger Bridge in the South East has paid in $2bn for the project. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN Professor Osinbjo also said that, unlike previous governments, the Buhari administration redesigned the current rail-way network to include the ... Read More »

Connect Rail To 36 State Capitals, Buhari Directs

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President Muhammadu Buhari has given the directive that all the 36 state capitals should be connected with rail in the ongoing railway projects. The Minister of Transportation, Mr, Chibuike Amaechi, said on Thursday at the meeting with the Chairman Senate Committee on Local and Foreign Debts, Sen. Shehu Sani. The meeting also attended by the Ministers of Finance; Budget and National Planning; and Power, Works ... Read More »

ICYMI: Dasuki Spent N650m On National Prayer, Says EFCC

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An Economic and Financial Crimes Commission witness, Michael Adariku, on Thursday told an Abuja High Court how N1.4bn security vote from the office of the National Security Adviser was diverted. The News Agency of Nigeria reported that Adariku, an EFCC officer of EFCC, made this known when he testified in the trial of Sambo Dasuki, a former National Security Adviser to former President Goodluck Jonathan. ... Read More »

Dogara Wants Emphasis On Innovative Training For National Development

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Yakubu Dogara, the Speaker, House of Representatives, has stressed the need for more innovative training of students in the nation’s universities to ensure a sustainable national development. Dogara gave this advice on Friday at the 16th matriculation lecture of the Covenant University, Ota in Ogun. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the title of the lecture is: “Leadership By Producers: The Role of ... Read More »

Fight Against Corruption Becoming Tougher – Magu

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The EFCC Chairman, Mr Ibrahim Magu, has said that the fight against corruption is becoming tougher, urging all Nigerians, including children, to use every weapon at their disposal to fight it. Magu said this in Lagos on Friday during the sensitisation forum on the plan to launch “EFCC-Creative Youth Initiative Against Corruption (CYIAC) Corruption Busters”. He said the fight against corruption was not personal and ... Read More »

Constitution’ll Determine Our Presidential Candidate – APC

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Following discordant tunes over whether or not President Muhammadu Buhari will be given an automatic ticket to contest the 2019 presidential election, the ruling All Progressives Congress has said it will be guided by its constitution to resolve the issue. This position was made public by the Governor of Bauchi State, Mohammed Abubakar, who spoke to reporters in Abuja, after an expanded meeting of the ... Read More »

INEC Says 2,158,171 To Vote In Anambra Gov Poll

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The Independent National Electoral Commission on Wednesday said it was not thinking of disqualifying any candidate in the November 18 governorship election in Anambra State. INEC also said 2,158,171 voters were registered for the November 18 poll in the state. The Director of Voter Education and Publicity of INEC, Mr. Oyewole Uzzi, a lawyer, disclosed this to our correspondent in Awka, the Anambra State capital. ... Read More »

2019: INEC To Recruit One Million Ad Hoc Workers

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The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Mahmud Yakub, told the Senate Committee on INEC on Wednesday that the commission would recruit about one million ad hoc members of staff for the conduct of the 2019 general elections. According to him, the ad hoc workers to be deployed for the polls, which will begin in 484 days, will be about 300 higher than ... Read More »

Governor Ikpeazu lifts curfew in Aba

Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia has lifted the 10p.m. to 6a.m. curfew imposed on Aba on Sept. 12, as a result of improved security situation in the commercial city. Ikpeazu via a statement issued in Umuahia on Wednesday by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Enyinnaya Appolos, commended Aba residents for compliance during the period the curfew lasted. The governor commended the residents of Aba for ... Read More »

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