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CCT trial: Saraki reaches out to Buhari, Tinubu again

Senate President, Saraki in CCT

Senate President Bukola Saraki has made fresh moves to reach out to President Muhammadu Buhari and the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, following the Supreme Court judgment on his trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal. The Supreme Court had on February 5 ruled that Saraki’s trial should continue at the CCT. The apex court …

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Salary scam: 23,306 workers, banks defraud FG N5bn annually

Kemi Adeosun, Finance Minister

Fraudulent federal civil servants may have defrauded the Federal Government of more than N5bn annually, estimates made by SUNDAY PUNCH have shown. The minimum wage of a government worker is N18,000. This means that a worker earns a basic salary of N216,000 annually, excluding allowances. The Federal Government has concluded plans to probe no fewer than 23,306 federal civil servants …

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Ndoma-Egba, Otu, others defect to APC

•L-R: National Vice Chairman, All Progressives Congress, South-South, Mr. Hilliard Etta; National Chairman, APC, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun; Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Mr. Usani Usani; and former senate leader, Mr. Victor Ndoma-Egba, during a reception for new members of the party in Calabar

National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, on Saturday in Port Harcourt, Rivers State received a former senate leader, Chief Victor Ndoma-Egba as well as a former governor of the state, Mr. Clement Ebri and Senator Bassey Otu to the party. Odigie-Oyegun, who received over 1,000 defectors mainly from the Peoples Democratic Party, at the Government Primary …

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Dangote Group Launches 20,000-Hectare Rice Production Scheme in Jigawa


The Dangote Group, yesterday launched 20,000 hectare rice production scheme, aimed at making the country self-sufficient in rice production and food secure by the year 2018. Speaking at the flagging-off of the scheme at Hago Fadama kafin-Hausa local government area of the state, the state governor Alhaji Badaru Abubakar Badaru said, the project was part of his government’s commitment to …

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Osun robbery: Police arrest four armed robbery suspects with their loots

The arrested suspected robbers that attacked banks in Ikirun, Osun State being paraded with their loot

The Commissioner of Police in Osun State, Mr. Kola Sodipo, yesterday confirmed that the armed robbers that attacked branches of First Bank, Skye Bank and Union Bank in Ikirun, Osun State at the weekend killed two policemen and two bankers before they were overpowered. Four of the robbers were killed. At a press conference in Osogbo, the police commissioner said …

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$2.1BN ARMS DEAL: Ex-Airforce chief returns N66 million

Rtd. Air Marshal Adesola Amosu

One of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) chiefs implicated in the $2.1 billion arms deal and put under house arrest at Niger Barracks, Abuja has returned N66 million of the N90 million, allegedly traced to him, to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Consequently, the officer, a Principal Staff Officer at NAF Headquarters, was released from detention and asked …

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Sokoto To Enroll 1.2m Pupils In Primary Schools In 9 Months – Tambuwal

Aminu Tambuwal, Sokoto State Governor

Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State says the state government plans to enroll no fewer than 1.2 million pupils in primary schools across the 23 local governments of the state in the next nine months. The News Agency of Nigeria ( NAN) reports that Tambuwal made the disclosure in Sokoto on Saturday at the maiden edition of Youths Education and …

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Arrested Ex-President’s ADC cooling off In EFCC Custody, likely to open can of worms

Colonel Ojogbane Adegbe, ex-president Goodluck Jonathan’s Aide-de-Camp (ADC)

Colonel Ojogbane Adegbe, ex-president Goodluck Jonathan’s Aide-de-Camp (ADC) who was recently arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) may have started preliminary confessions. According to reports, Colonel Adegbe revealed that another Dasukigate may be looming if he speaks out on the events of the last administration. Before being flown to Abuja yesterday, it was gathered that preliminary interrogation …

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President Buhari Orders Probe into the discrepancies In 2016 Budget

President Buhari during Budget Presentation

The presidency has blamed the discrepancies in 2016 budget on civil servants Meanwhile, the president, Muhammadu Buhari has ordered for an immediate investigation be carried out into the allegations of fraudulent padding of allocations in the 2016 budget as discovered by the National Assembly. The 2016 budget has come under the spotlight for alleged discrepancies, errors and ambiguities which made …

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DIVERSIFICATION: How Agric Sector Can Bounce Back As Mainstay Of Nigeria’s Economy


Agricultural sector which used to be the stronghold of Nigeria’s economy was abandoned as a result of crude oil discovery. Timothy Opaluwa writes on the feasibility of the sector reclaiming its past glory as the mainstay of the nation’s economy. Since Nigeria’s independence in 1960, agriculture had been the mainstay of the nation’s economy, providing the largest portion of foreign …

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IGP Arase advises police officers to stop marrying many wives

IGP Solomon Arase

Solomon Arase, inspector-general of police (IGP), has advised police officers to avoid “marrying many wives” in order to be able to take good care of their family. The police boss said some of his men have formed the habit of taking new wives when transfer takes them out of their command. He was speaking in Ado-Ekiti, capital of Ekiti state, …

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Aishat Buhari tasks Governors’ wives on ending FGM/C in Nigeria

Mrs Aisha Buhari

THE wife of the President, Mrs Aisha Buhari, has urged wives of the state Governors in the country to use their position towards ensuring that the practice of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) comes to an end within a generation. Buhari, who spoke Tuesday in Abuja, at the formal launch of a national response to eliminate the practice, told wives of …

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Ekiti State Gov., Fayose advises Buhari to withdraw 2016 budget


Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, on Friday urged President Muhammadu Buhari to withdraw the 2016 budget and “put an end to this national shame. Fayose, who commended the national assembly for suspending passage of the document, also expressed fears that Buhari “may not be able to achieve anything” before leaving office. He described the controversy surrounding the 2016 budget …

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Monalisa Chinda preparing to remarry

Monalisa Chinda

Nollywood actress, Monalisa Chinda, whose marriage to the Question Mark label boss, Dejo Richards, crashed about seven years ago, may be warming up to give marriage another chance. If the buzz making the rounds is anything to reckon with, then the 41-year-old mother of one will be walking down the aisle before the end of this month. Monalisa-ChindaMonalisa-Chinda Sources close …

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Central Africa Supports Nigeria’s Fight Against Boko Haram

Boko Haram fighters

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that his administration will partner with the eleven-member Economic Community of Central Africa States (ECCAS) to rid Nigeria and her neighbours of the menace of Boko Haram. The Nigerian President said this at the State House in Abuja on Friday while receiving a message from President Obiang Nguema Mbasogo of Equatorial Guinea. President Buhari said he …

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$2.1billion Arms Scam: Army hands over 7 generals, 5 colonels to EFCC for probe


THE Army headquarters on Thursday night confirmed that 12 Army officers including serving and retired have been sent to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for investigation. The Army also said that at the end of the Commission’s investigations those found culpable will be court martialled. Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen. Tukur BurataiChief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai …

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Army Frees 275 Suspected Terrorists


The Nigerian Army has released 275 persons detained following suspicion of being involved in terrorist activities. Forty-nine out of the detainees are women while 22 are minors. Two Nigeriens and two Cameroonians are also among those released. Theatre Commander of the Operation Lafiya Dole, Major General Hassan Umaru, handed over the detainees not found culpable to the Borno State Governor, …

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Tension in the Senate as Saraki’s CCT trial begins March 10

Senate President, Saraki in CCT

The trial of the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, on 13 counts of false assets declaration is to resume March 10 before the Code of Conduct Tribunal. Our correspondent confirmed that the CCT issued hearing notices and served same on parties to the case on Friday. This followed a letter written on behalf of the Federal Government by the lead …

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NDLEA arrests mother of three with 904 grammes of cocaine at Abuja airport

Mrs. Saidat Bola Hassan

There was a mild drama as Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) yesterday arrested a mother of three, Mrs. Saidat Bola Hassan who vomited about fifteen wraps of white powdery substances that tested positive for cocaine at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA), Abuja. The 48-year-old suspect was apprehended at the central screening section of the departure …

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Nigeria Air Force Identifies Possible Locations Of Chibok Girls

Nigeria airforce helicopter

The Nigerian Air Force says it has been able to identify possible locations of the abducted Chibok girls. The Director of Public Relations at the Nigerian Air Force, Group Captain Ayodele Famuyiwa, told Channels Television that the Air Force is abstaining from attacking the area to make sure that the girls are not hit. He explained that the latest aerial bombardment …

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Forex scarcity: Banks in multi-million-dollar racketeering

CBN, Nigeria Naira

Commercial banks in the country are raking in millions of dollars from a foreign exchange racketeering which has been fuelled by the acute shortage of hard currency in the economy, investigation by the Saturday PUNCH has revealed. The Central Bank of Nigeria has been rationing forex to prospective importers in the past 16 months, after the global fall in the …

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EFCC declares Tompolo wanted


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Thursday declared a former Niger Delta militant leader, Government Ekpemupolo, alias Tompolo, wanted. The anti-graft agency, in an advertorial signed by its Head of Media and Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, said it decided to declare Tompolo wanted following two bench warrants issued against him by a Federal High Court in Lagos, where he has …

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This photo got many tongues wagging, as questions are popped here and there about the kind of Christianity people really practice these days.

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Adam Johnson sacked by Sunderland after child sex charge admission


Adam Johnson has been sacked by Sunderland after pleading guilty to one count of sexual activity with a child and one charge of grooming. The 28-year-old footballer’s contract was terminated hours after he was dropped for Saturday’s Premier League match against Manchester United.

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Celebrity couple Tiwa Savage and Teebilz have a cute little boy, Jamil A.K.A Jam Jam. The baby also made headline along with his mother as pampers ambassadors early this year.

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Super excited latest groom Ebuka Obi-Uchendu and his lovely wife Cynthia who tied the Nuptials on Saturday February 6, 2016 are already enjoying their marriage.?

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Everything God made is beautiful; every woman is a true definition of beauty. How you reflect that beauty lies in your hands. Just as you can’t peel off a yam and expect the yam to cook itself, is this same way you ought to take care of yourself as a lady. Paying attention to details is very key, been nonchalant …

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Singer, Ruby Gyang, who is also the babymama to singer, Jesse Jagz, has had her fair share of what love is all about and the challenges that goes with it but she has not given up hopes of loving again.

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African players begin race for ITTF World Cup slots in Sudan


The stage is set and the players have started arriving Khartoum in Sudan for the 2016 ITTF Africa Top 16 Cup, which serves as qualifiers for the ITTF World Cups.

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Adeboye charges Ooni to promote unity, progress of Yoruba people


Pastor Enoch Adeboye, the General Overseer, Redeemed Christian Church of God, has tasked the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Ojaja 11, to work for the unity and progress of Yoruba people.

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