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We’ve resolved Nigeria must not break, say governors

State governors, on Wednesday, said they had resolved that they would not allow Nigeria to break up, stating that those fanning the embers of war were wasting their time. The governors spoke after their meeting with Acting President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, in continuation of Osinbajo’s consultations on the recent tension in the country as a result ... Read More »

Eid-il-Fitr: Osun offers 30th edition of free train to indigenes 

…Urges holiday makers to assess state’s massive infrastructure transformation. The government of Osun on Wednesday announced the 30th edition of its free train service as it asked indigenes wishing to travel home to make use of the free train provided by the state government. Thousands of Eid-il-fitr holiday makers are to benefit from the free train scheme as the government ... Read More »

Another batch of 175 Nigerians return from Libya

Another batch of One Hundred and Seventy-five Nigerians voluntarily returned from Libya on Tuesday aboard a chartered Nouvelair aircraft with registration number TS-INA. The aircraft landed at 7.50p.m at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos. The returnees were made up of 34 males, 122 females, 10 children and nine infants. They were brought back by the International Organisation for Migration ... Read More »

EFCC grills ex-Army chief Minimah over arms deals

FOR hours on Wednesday, detectives grilled former Chief of Army Staff Lt.-Gen. Kenneth Tobiah Jacob Minimah over a multi-billion naira arms procurement during his tenure. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is probing the over $1,891,809,299.1 deal because, according to sources, it did not follow the public procurement law. Former Minister of Aviation Senator Stella Oduah is expected to ... Read More »

FG Clears Air On Alleged de-listing of Christian, Islamic Subjects

The Federal Government has reacted to controversy over alleged removal of key religious subjects from the country’s education curriculum. In a statement on Monday, the acting Executive Secretary of Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council (NERDC), Kate Nwufo, denied claims that Christian Religious Studies and Islamic Studies had been removed from the curriculum, or were now studied as a single ... Read More »

Looters’ behind separatist agitations, says Magu 

Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission( EFCC) Mr. Ibrahim Magu yesterday said some looters might be behind the renewed separatist agitations in the country. The nation, he noted, cannot move forward without winning the war against corruption. Magu, who made the submissions while receiving National Council for Arts and Culture Director-General Otunba Segun Runsewe, asked Nigerians to ... Read More »

FG appeals Saraki’s CCT Ruling, Says acquittal Lacks Merit

The Federal Government, on Tuesday, filed 11 grounds notice of appeal against the June 14, 2017 judgment of the Code of Conduct Tribunal which acquitted Senate President Bukola Saraki of 18 counts of false asset declaration and other related offences. The charges were preferred against Saraki, a former governor of Kwara State, in September 2015. The CCT, in Abuja, had, ... Read More »

Osinbajo Reads The Riot Act To Hausa, Igbo Groups – Says Nigerians Better Together

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo yesterday implored North’s traditional rulers to advise youths fanning the embers of discord to stop because ethnic confrontation is not a game. He told the monarchs at a meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, that it was their duty to guide the youths. “Let us continue to counsel the misguided elements among our youths, who think ... Read More »

$115m ‘Diezani bribe’: Court frees lawmaker as ex-minister’s wife surrenders to EFCC

An Igbosere Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos Tuesday freed a federal lawmaker, Aliyu Ahman Pategi, who was remanded last Friday for failing to produce his ex-minister wife, Oloye Jumoke Akinjide, who he stood surety for. Chief Magistrate Afolashade Botoku struck out the charge against Pategi following Akinjide’s surrender Tuesday afternoon to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) at its Lagos office in Ikoyi. Pategi ... Read More »