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Political thugs attack Muslims’ filling stations in Ado-Ekiti

Youths suspected to be political thugs on Monday attacked filling stations owned by Muslim marketers in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State capital. The marketers reportedly shut their outlets in deference to a directive by the leadership of unions in the oil sector. Property worth millions of naira were destroyed in the attack, which began about 7am. The political thugs were armed with axes, ... Read More »

World leaders condemn Manchester attack

THE British Police yesterday identified the suicide bomber who killed 22 people, including children, in an attack on a crowded concert hall in Manchester, and said they were trying to establish whether he had acted alone or with help from others. The man suspected of carrying out Britain’s deadliest bombing in nearly 12 years was named as Salman Abedi, aged ... Read More »

Osinbajo seeks Reps’ approval for $1.28bn, €9m loans

sinba The Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has requested approval of the House of Representatives for fresh $1.28bn and €9m loans under the 2016-2018 External Borrowing (Rolling) Plans of the Federal Government. A letter he wrote to the House of Representatives on the matter was read to members by the Speaker, Mr. Yakubu Dogara, on Tuesday in Abuja. Osinbajo explained ... Read More »

I have no fear in my DNA – Magu

THE Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mr. Ibrahim Magu, has said that he is not afraid of anybody in the ongoing fight against corruption. Magu, who explained that he had no fear in his DNA, stated that he would not succumb to pressure no matter how highly placed those involved in corrupt practices might be. The ... Read More »

Police to recruit 30,000 men annually, says IGP

  The Inspector- General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris, says the Nigeria Police have concluded arrangements to recruit 30,000 personnel annually. Idris, represented by Mr Shuaibu Gambo Deputy Inspector-General of Police (DIG) in charge of Finance and Administration, made the disclosure on Tuesday in Ilorin while addressing officers and men of Kwara Police Command. “The fight against crime and criminality will not ... Read More »

Ifeanyi Ubah’s diversion of  N11bn PMS punishable by death – DSS

The Department of State Services has accused businessman and Chief Executive Officer of Capital Oil and Gas Ltd, Ifeanyi Ubah, of diverting about 80 million litres of Premium Motor Spirit (commonly called petrol), kept in his custody by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation. The agency stated that Ubah shunned NNPC’s repeated demand for the product said to worth N11bn in ... Read More »

Osinbajo, Saraki, Others beg Kano Assembly To drop Sanusi probe

The Kano State House of Assembly on Monday stopped the investigation of the Emir of Kano,  Muhammadu Sanusi II, over allegations of misappropriation of funds belonging to the Kano Emirate Council. The Assembly’s decision to end the investigation followed a letter from the state Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Ganduje, which the Speaker, Mallam Kabiru Rurum, read at plenary. Ganduje said the ... Read More »

Again, Fayose sets up panel to probe Fayemi

Fayose’s probe is an exercise in futility – Fayemi Ekiti State government has constituted a seven-man Judicial Commission of Enquiry to probe financial and contractual transactions during the administration of former Governor Kayode Fayemi between October 2010 and October 2014. Governor Ayo Fayose was absent at the inauguration of the panel yesterday. He was represented by his deputy, Kolapo Olusola. ... Read More »

Atiku seeks transfer of power to appoint INEC chair to NJC

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar yesterday advocated the transfer of the power to appoint Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Chairman from the President to the National Judicial Council (NJC). Atiku, who spoke while receiving the Hero of Nigeria Democracy Award, said winners of elections should not be sworn in until all the legal challenges to such elections are disposed of. ... Read More »

22 killed in terror blast at UK pop concert

At least 22 people have been killed in a suspected terrorist attack during a pop concert by US star Ariana Grande in the northwest English city of Manchester, police said Tuesday. There was panic as Grande’s audience of youthful fans fled the 21,000-capacity venue late Monday after what eyewitnesses described as an explosion in the foyer area at the end of ... Read More »