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Petroleum Minister jet scandal: Reps uncover second aircraft

Diezani Alison Madueke

Fresh revelations indicated on Tuesday that Petroleum Minister, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, maintained a second jet. The jet, a  Global Express XRS plane, is  allegedly chartered specifically for her private and official trips overseas. A return trip on  the  XRS plane is said to cost taxpayers €600,000. The   jet  is different from the Challenger 850, which the House of Representatives said …

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Breaking News: Lagos CBN on fire

CBN Logo

Report reaching our news desk has it that fire has broken out at the Central Bank Marina, in Lagos. It started from the ground floor and has  spread throughout the building. Currently, federal and state fire agencies are battling to contain it. We will provide additional updates as it unfolds.    

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Ayo Fayose emerges Ekiti State PDP guber candidate

Ayo Fayose, former Ekiti State Governor

Ado-Ekiti – A former governor of Ekiti State, MrAyo Fayose, was on Satuday declared winner of the PDP governorship primaries in the state. The News Agency of Nigeria,(NAN) reports that Fayose emerged winner with 462 votes out of a total of 477 votes cast. Leader of the PDP panel which conducted the primaries Dr Peter Odili announced that immediate past …

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Yeni kuti ex husband, Femi Segun dies after power bike accident

Femi Segun, Yeni Kuti ex husband

Diplomat and popular broadcaster, Femi Segun, is dead. He died yesterday at Saint Nicholas Hospital,Lagos. Femi , son of the celebrated writer,Mabel Segun, was involved in a power bike accident on Admiralty Road, Lekki Phase One, a week ago. The power bike he was riding had rammed into a stationary car on the run.He was rushed to the hospital but …

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From Spare Parts Trader to Motor Giant: The story of Innoson

Innocent chukwuma

You will never know the extent of the Innoson enigma until you come closer. By the time you have (as we did) toured the Innoson manufacturing plants, you will realise that right here in Nigeria, is a re-incarnation of a Henry Ford and his types in America, Japan and elsewhere; people who did not obtain fanciful or high-sounding university degrees …

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House Of Reps Orders Probe Of Alison-Madueke For Allegedly Spending N10 Billion On Private Jet

Diezani Alison Madueke

The House of Representatives has ordered an investigation into an alleged squandering of billions of naira of government funds by petroleum minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke, on the maintenance of a private jet. The public accounts committee of the House is to examine whether Mrs. Alison-Madueke, one of the most controversial members of President Goodluck Jonathan’s cabinet, has spent N10 billion of …

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Boko Haram: Northern Governors call emergency meeting

boko haram sect

An emergency meeting of the Northern State Governors’ Forum (NSGF) on security situation in the region and the ongoing National Conference holds on Tuesday in Abuja, the nation’s capital. Forum Chairman and Governor of Niger State, Dr Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu, disclosed this in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Malam Danladi Ndayebo The meeting according to the statement …

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Nigeria’s National Conference Begins Today

Confab Inauguration

The Nigerian President, Dr Goodluck Jonathan, will today Monday inaugurate the National Conference at the National Judiciary Institute along Jeba road in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital. Expected at the conference are 492 delegates, comprising the ethnic nationalities in Nigeria, professional groups, political representatives, and civil society groups amongst others. They will be deliberating on how to resolve the country’s constitutional challenges. …

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OBIANO TAKES OVER FROM PETER OBI AS ANAMBRA GOVERNOR

Peter Obi hands over to Obiano

Governor Willie Obiano will today take over from Chief Peter Obi as governor of Anambra State after a week-long activities preparatory to this day.

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ISIAKA ADELEKE JOINS OSUN GUBER RACE ON THE PLATFORM OF PDP

Isiaka Adeleke

A former senator and first executive governor of Osun State,  Alhaji Isiaka Adetunji Adeleke, has formally joined the governorship race in Osun State on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

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UN condemns FG over poor Electricity supply and Outrageous Tariff

Secretary General, United Nation, Mr. Ban Ki-moon

The United Nations has criticised the Federal Government for failing to provide improved power supply to millions of Nigerians. It also condemned the government’s inability to offer effective electricity metering system.

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PDP owes me debt of gratitude -Atiku

Former VP Atiku Abubakar

A former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has said his former political party, the Peoples Democratic Party, owes him a debt of gratitude. Abubakar, however, said he  did not owe the ruling party anything.

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Pastor Tunde Bakare says he won’t receive Confab allowance

Pastor Tunde Bakare

Serving Overseer of the Latter Rain Assembly, Pastor Tunde Bakare, has said that he will not partake of the N12m to be paid to each delegate to the three-month National Conference to be inaugurated by President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday (today). Bakare, representing Ogun State at the conference, said he made the decision not to collect the money to be …

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Suspended CBN Governor, Lamido Sanusi, Responds To Allegations Of Financial Recklessness

Sanusi-lamido-sanusi

The suspended governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, has issued a statement responding to allegations of financial recklessness leveled against him by the Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria and the Nigerian presidency. In the lengthy statement distributed to the media early this morning, Mr. Sanusi denied any wrongdoing, saying  he had already sent a detailed response …

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18 died in immigration recruitment exercise

NIS Job Seekers

About 18 job seekers died and many were injured on Saturday during a nationwide recruitment test conducted by the Nigeria Immigration Service. The applicants reportedly paid the sum of N1,000 as application fee. Millions of job seekers had thronged venues of the exercise, mostly stadia, for the exercise. Seven were confirmed dead after a stampede at the National Stadium, Abuja, …

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Nigerian military captures Boko Haram’s armoury –Defence Headquarters Agency Report

boko haram armoury

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) on Saturday in Abuja said that troops, operating in the North-East, have captured a massive armoury with arms and ammunition belonging to Boko Haram insurgents.

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Jonathan inaugurates N8b Katsina Govt House

ENTRANCE TO  KATSINA STATE GOVERNMENT HOUSE

President Goodluck Jonathan on thursday inaugurated the N8bilion Katsina State Government House. He praised Governor Ibrahim Shema for his selfless service in completing the project, a year to the end of his administration. Shema said politics should be about service to humanity and not about personal interest.

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Missing $20bn: 96 anti-corruption groups, CSO, embark on forensic audit

Corruption endemic in Nigeria

As controversy continues to trail the alleged unremitted $20 billion, about 96 anti-corruption groups including Civil Society and Non-Governmental Organisations have set up an independent forensic audit to ascertain the level of culpability in the remittance of government funds by the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, to the federation account.

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207 suspected terrorists killed as Boko Haram battle military in Maiduguri

boko haram sect

Acts of bravado exhibited by hundreds of Boko Haram terrorists who attempted to rescue some of their detained members inside the military barracks in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, yesterday led to the killing of scores of the terrorists during the ill- fated mission/ attack.

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Boko Haram Launch Daring Attack On Military Barrack

Boko Haram sect

Islamist militant sect Boko Haram today launched a daring attack on an army base -Giwa Barack- in Maiduguri by water and land in an attempt to free members detained in the barrack.

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FG amends National Conference’ delegates list

President Goodluck Jonathan

The Federal Government Thursday carried out some changes to the list of 492 delegates released last week for the proposed National Conference. President Goodluck Jonathan is scheduled to inaugurate the three-month national conference next Monday in Abuja. A statement by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator Anyim Pius Anyim, while announcing the changes to the list invited …

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INEC requires N102bn to conduct 2015 elections -Jega

Prof.Attahiru Jega, INEC Chairman

Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Attahiru Jega yesterday said that the commission would require N102bn to conduct the 2015 elections

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Missing funds: Jonathan approves forensic audit of NNPC

President Goodluck Jonathan

The Presidency said on Wednesday that it had authorised the engagement of reputable international firms to carry out the forensic audit of the accounts of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation. It, however, did not give details of the firms.

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Gunmen open fire on Benue state gov’s convoy

Benue-State-Governor-Gabriel-Suswam

Benue State Governor Gabriel Suswam narrowly escaped death  on Tuesday when his convoy was attacked by suspected Fulani  herdsmen. Suswam’s convoy   was    on  its  way to Gbajimba in  Guma Local Government Area of the state  when the incident occurred. According to the News Agency of Nigeria, the governor was on  a fact finding mission following the continuous invasion of  many …

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Gov.Fashola signs consumer protection bill

Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola

Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola Monday signed into law the Lagos State Consumer Protection Agency Bill aimed at ensuring the protection of consumers against unscrupulous manufacturers and service providers. While signing the bill at the Conference Room, Lagos House, Ikeja Fashola said the State Government is aware that in advance economy around the world, the consumers are well protected to ensure …

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Tambuwal to pitch tent with APC, may join presidential race

Mr. Aminu Tambuwal, Speaker, House of Representatives

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, may soon dump the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC).Also, the Speaker may declare his intention to contest the 2015 presidential race on the platform of the APC thereafter.

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Boko Haram: Chief of Army Staff relocates to N’East

Chief-of-Army-Staff-General-Kenneth-Minimah

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen, Kenneth Minimah, has relocated to the North-East  to personally supervise the war against  Boko Haram insurgents in the  zone.

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Obi leaves N75bn in coffers; Iweala, Dangote, Achebe, others eulogise him

Outgoing Governor of Anambra State Peter Obi

Governor Peter Obi of Anambra State yesterday presented his end of tenure report to the people of Anambra State, saying his administration has N75 billion in savings for the state. He said one year was an impeachment year and therefore not part of his accountability year.

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FG commences enforcement of new tariff on imported vehicles

Former Comptroller-General-Nigeria-Customs-Service-Alhaji-Abdullahi-Dikko

Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has finally commenced full enforcement of the new tariff on imported vehicles rolled out by the Federal Government in 2013.

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Olu Falae, Shonibare, others re-launch SDP

Social Democratic Party

The born-again Social Democratic Party (SDP) unveiled its programmes yesterday in Abuja, putting the blame for the country’s woes squarely on the shoulders of public officers.

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