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EFCC Seizes Diezani’s N3.58bn Abuja Home

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has seized a mansion worth N3.58bn ($18m at the official exchange rate of N199 to a dollar) in the Asokoro area of Abuja allegedly belonging to the former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke. The acting Chairman of the EFCC, Mr. Ibrahim Magu, said this during an interview with Al-Jazeera, a Qatar-based news network. Magu, in the interview, monitored ... Read More »

Retirements: Army, 38 Officers In War Of Words

The Army high command and 38 senior officers retired last week were, yesterday, locked in a war of words over the latter’s mode of disengagement. While the Army and Defence Minister, Mansur Mohammed Dan Ali, said the officers were indicted for what they described as political and monetary corruption, some of the officers said they were not given fair hearing, arguing that they were neither ... Read More »

500,000 Teachers’ Recruitment Portal Crashes On Day One


The recruitment of 500,000 teachers by the Federal Government might have run into a hitch as the website for the exercise crashed on Sunday following what was suspected to be massive applications by prospective candidates. The Federal Government had, last week, announced that the recruitment of the teachers would commence on Sunday, directing interested Nigerians to apply through http://portal.npower.gov.ng. But attempts by one of our ... Read More »

MKO Abiola’s Family Demands Presidential Entitlements


The family of the late Chief MKO Abiola, the presumed winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election, has called on the Federal Government to declare him the winner and pay presidential entitlements to his family. The request was made yesterday by the head of the family, Alhaji Muritala Abiola, at the commemoration of the June 12, 1993 election. The event, which was organised by ... Read More »

Militancy: FG, N’delta Avengers Make Contacts

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Prospects for peace in the troubled oil-rich Niger Delta region brightened at the weekend as the federal government, using back channel communications, may have established contacts with the militant group, the Niger Delta Avengers, whose violent activities had shut in about 800,000 bpd of the country’s crude oil production. Faced with the huge production setback resulting in huge revenue losses to the nation’s purse, the ... Read More »

Saraki Orders Suspension Of Work On New PIB


A few weeks after the long pending Petroleum Industry Bill, PIB, passed second reading in Senate, the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has ordered the indefinite suspension of further consideration of the bill. Saraki’s directive, according to Vanguard source, is in reaction to a staunch opposition mounted against the treatment of the bill by senators of southern extraction who argued that exclusion of vital areas of ... Read More »

I Planned To Make Vehicles Run On Gas – Obasanjo


Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Sunday said his intention during his regime was to develop the nation’s natural gas for vehicles to use and reduce dependence on imported petrol. Obasanjo said he gave out licences to companies in a bid to achieve this, adding that by now, 50 per cent of the vehicles in the country should have been running on gas. The former President ... Read More »

Letter To China: DSS May Invite Ekiti Chief Of Staff, Others For Questioning


The Department of State Services may invite the Chief of Staff to Ekiti State governor, Mr Dipo Anisulowo, a lawyer; Deputy Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Segun Adewumi; the Chairman of the House Committee on Information, Gboyega Aribisogan; the Chairman of the House Committee on Health, Dr. Samuel Omotosho; and the Special Assistant to the Governor on Public Communications and New Media, Lere ... Read More »

No Major Link Between Boko Haram, IS, Says U.S.


United States (U.S.) officials yesterday said “there is no evidence that Boko Haram has received significant operational support or financing from Islamic State (IS). An official, who spoke on condition of anonymity in Washington, said more than a year after the group’s pledge of allegiance, it has no link with IS, the News Agency of Nigeria reports. He added that after Boko Haram killed more ... Read More »

Buhari Asks Senate To Approve 47 Ambassadors


President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday sent to the Senate 47 names of Nigerians to be screened and confirmed as career diplomats. The President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, who read the letter containing their names on the floor at plenary in Abuja, explained that their Curricula Vitae were attached to the document. Buhari, in the letter personally signed by him and dated June 6, 2016, ... Read More »

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