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FAAN Apologises To Air Travelers For Traffic Congestion At Abuja Airport

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The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has attributed the current traffic congestion at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, to the ongoing construction work at the airport. A statement issued in Abuja on Friday and signed by Mr Yakubu Dati, the General Manager, Public Affairs of FAAN, said that ... Read More »

Buhari Extols Virtues Of Vanguard Publisher, Amuka-Pemu On 80th Birthday

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President Muhammadu Buhari has extolled the virtues of the Chairman and Publisher of Vanguard Media Limited, Chief Sam Amuka-Pemu, saying he has provided worthy example of the fruits of professionalism, industry and teamwork to achieve desired goals in the country. In a letter he personally wrote to congratulate Uncle Sam ... Read More »

$127,000 Scam: EFCC Re-arraigns Suspected Fraudster In Port Harcourt

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A suspected fraudster, Emeofa Michael Ikechukwu, alias Michael Briggs, has been re-arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, before Justice I.E. Ekwo of the Federal High Court, Port Harcourt, Rivers State. The suspect, who had earlier been arraigned on March 10, 2015, before Justice H.A. Nganjiwa, is being ... Read More »

Court Orders Contractor To Refund N86m To Benue Govt For Poor Execution Of Contract

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The Supreme Court on Friday ordered a contractor, Kris Onyekwuluje, and his company, Artex Investment Limited, to refund the sum of eight five million, five hundred and seventy-five thousand one hundred and eleven Naira and sixty Kobo (N85,575,111.60) to Benue State Government due to poor execution of the contract which ... Read More »

Buhari, Osinbajo To Receive Over N3m Hardship Allowance

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The Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC) has reviewed the salaries of the President, Vice President, Senate President and Speaker of the House of Representatives and Speakers in the 36 states of the federation, as well as other legislators in both the National and State Assemblies among other public ... Read More »

Buhari Sacks Accountant General Of The Federation Over Alleged Misappropriation Of Funds

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President Muhammadu Buhari has sacked the Accountant General of the Federation, Mr. Jonah Otunla for allegedly misappropriating N2.5 billion of security agencies’ funds. Mohammed Dikwa, who hails from Borno State, has been appointed acting AGF, according to online publication, The Will. Until his appointment, Dikwa was a Director in Office ... Read More »

MKO Abiola’s Family Tasks Buhari On Making Oputa Panel Report Public

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The family of the late acclaimed winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election, Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to make public the Oputa Panel report. Speaking yesterday during the 22nd anniversary of the annulment of the election, held at Excellence Hotel, Ogba, Ikeja, Lagos, the ... Read More »

FG Bans Use Of Camouflage Uniform By Police, Customs, Others

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The federal government has banned the use of camouflage uniforms by various security agencies other than the Army, Navy and the Air Force. In a statement on Friday, Director of Defence Information (DDI), Maj-Gen. Chris Olukolade, clarified, however, that the Nigerian Police would be allowed to use the uniform when ... Read More »

Soyinka Warns Buhari Against Assenting To s*xual Offences Bill

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Nobel laureate Prof Wole Soyinka has advised President Muhammadu Buhari against assenting to the s*xual Offences Bill recently passed by the 7th National Assembly. The bill, sponsored by Senator Chris Anyanwu, prescribed life imprisonment for anyone who has s*xual intercourse with a child under 11 years. However, it does open ... Read More »

Tears Flow As Buhari, Wife, Mrs Osinbajo Meet Chibok Mothers [PHOTOS]

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President Muhammadu Buhari, his wife Aisha and wife of the Vice President Mrs Dolapo Osinbajo today met with two of the mothers of the Chibok girls at the Defence House in Abuja. Mrs. Osinbajo had earlier led the two women to a meeting with Hajia Buhari before another round of ... Read More »

Ahmed Joda Submits 800-page Transition Committee Report To Buhari

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The Alhaji Ahmed Joda-led Transition Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Friday submitted an 800-page final report of its findings to President Muhammadu Buhari at an event at the Defence House, Abuja. The report was prepared from the over 18,000 pages it received from the Goodluck Jonathan administration. ... Read More »

FG Bans Police, Other Para-Military Agencies From Using Camouflage Uniforms

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The use of camouflage uniforms by various security agencies other than the Armed Forces namely the Army, Navy and the Air Force has been banned. The Nigerian Police will however, use its camouflage uniform when in Joint Operation with the military or on special operation such as specific anti-riot missions, ... Read More »

Gov. Tambuwal Dissolves Governing Boards

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Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has approved the dissolution of the Governing Boards of all government departments and parastatal agencies in the state. The directive for dissolution of the boards was contained in a statement issued by the governor’s spokesman, Malam Imam Imam, on Friday in Sokoto. According to ... Read More »

Police Declares PDP Governorship Aspirant In Plateau Wanted Over N22m Dud Cheque

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An aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party in the 2014 governorship election in Plateau State, Jimmy Cheto, was on Thursday declared wanted by the Nigeria Police over a dud cheque he issued for a N22million loan he obtained five years ago. The warrant for Mr. Cheto’s arrest was issued by ... Read More »

Family Of Late A.B.U Don Accuse Police Authorities Of Cover Up In His Murder

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The family of late Professor Ahmad Mustapha Falaki of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria, yesterday accused police authorities of cover up in his murder. Falaki, who was a director at the Institute of Agricultural Research (IAR) of the premier northern university, was killed in Fala village of Tudun Wada Local ... Read More »

Trader Bags 21 Years Prison Term For Defiling Six-Year-Old Girl In Lagos

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A 27-year-old trader, Chidi Ibiam, has been sentenced to 21 years imprisonment by a Lagos State High Court in Ikeja for defiling a six-year-old girl. In her ruling, Justice Sedoten Ogunsanya, said having examined all relevant facts of the case, as placed before her, she is no doubt convinced beyond ... Read More »

Provide Us Adequate Security So We Can Return Home – Taraba IDPs Beg State Govt

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Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Taraba State have pleaded with the State Government to provide adequate security for them so that they can return to their ancestral homes. Leader of the IDPs in Mutum-Biyu camp, Malam Yusuf Nadabu Akata, said that they were tired of living in camps hence the ... Read More »

Etisalat Easycliq Now “Datafied” With Two Additional Services

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Etisalat Nigeria has expanded its Easycliq bundle with the addition of two new data services, ‘Social Me on Cliq’ and ‘Music & Video Night Download’. The two new affordable services will ensure that youths stay connected always with peers and family members through social media. Speaking on the additional services, ... Read More »

Boko Haram: Judge Threatens To Close Case Against Ndume Over Prosecution’s ‘Delay’

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Justice Gabriel Kolawole of the Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday threatened to close the prosecution case in the trial of Senator Ali Mohammed Ndume over the state’s foot dragging on the matter. In a ruling on the prosecution’s application for adjournment, Justice Kolawole condemned the conduct of the ... Read More »

Serving Soldier, Six Others Arrested In Bayelsa For Dealing Illicit Drugs – NDLEA

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The Bayelsa State Command of National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, says it has arrested a serving military personnel and six others for dealing in narcotics, including cocaine. The agency’s Superintendent of Narcotics, Mr. Osakwe Ikenna, who made this disclosure on Thursday, said the suspects were apprehended in various parts ... Read More »