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SSANU/NASU to embark on indefinite Industrial Action

Members of the Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities (SSANU) and the Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities have insisted that there is no going back on the February 5 date which they said they would commence the nationwide industrial action. Their decision is despite the conciliation meeting convened by the Minister of Labour and Employment in Abuja on Tuesday to …

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Meet Nigeria’s New Service Chiefs

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday appointed new Service Chiefs following the resignation of the former officers. Major-General Leo Irabor replaced General Abayomi Olonisakin as Chief of Defence Staff; Air Vice Marshal Isiaka Oladayo Amao replaced Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar as Chief of Air Staff; Rear Admiral Awwal Zubairu Gambo replaced Vice Admiral Ibok-Ete Ekwe Ibas as Chief of Naval Staff; …

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The world welcomes Joe Biden as the 46th US President

Joe Biden on Wednesday became the 46th president of the United States, vowing a “new day” for the United States after four years of tumult under Donald Trump who in an extraordinary final act snubbed the inauguration. Two weeks to the day after Trump supporters violently rampaged at the US Capitol to overturn the election results, Biden took the oath …

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Meet the new Nigeria’s envoys-designate

After months of delay, President Muhammadu Buhari finally endorses ambassadorial postings, which include the country’s first female ambassador to the U.S., Dr. Uzoma Emenike. As the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is expected to expedite actions on their resumption, Read profiles of some of the envoys. Nigeria is set to have its first female ambassador to the United States of America. …

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Corruption: AGF Otunla and Abdullahi Dikko refund N8.2billion

To avoid prosecution by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offenses Commission (ICPC), two retired top civil servants, Accountant-General of the Federation, Jonah Ogunniyi Otunla, and an ex-Comptroller-General of Customs, Abdullahi Inde Dikko have disclosed how they refunded N8.2billion loot to the treasury. Otunla, AGF between 2011 and 2015, and companies linked …

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Journalists Raises Alarm Over Assassination Attempt On Colleague

he Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Rivers State Council, has raised the alarm over a failed assassination attempt on the life of one of its members, Mr Segun Owolabi, on Monday night.  Owolabi, who is the Business Manager of Silverbird, Rythym 93.7 FM station, reportedly being killed on Monday when some gunmen stormed his house in Port Harcourt. NUJ, in a …

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Palliatives Found In Warehouses Shows My Father Is Not Nigeria’s Problem – Zahra Buhari-Indimi

Daughter of President Muhammadu Buhari, Zahra Buhari-Indimi has said that the recent discovery of COVID-19 palliatives stored in various warehouses across the country is valid proof that her father is not the nation’s problem.  In recent times the president has been criticised and some of his actions have been a reason for debates as the nation suffers some economic decline …

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#EndSARS violence: 229 people arrested for arson, murder, others in Lagos

No fewer than 229 people have been arrested in Lagos in connection with the mayhem that engulfed Lagos in aftermath of #EndSARS protest. The Lagos State Government said it would be prosecuting the suspects who allegedly took advantage of the EndSARS protest to destroy and loot public and private properties in different parts of the state. Hoodlums hijacked the peaceful …

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#EndSARS: Imo Gov Approves Release Of N2bn For Youth Empowerment

In fulfilling his promise of initiating a dedicated empowerment package to address the needs of youths in Imo state, the state Governor, Hope Uzodimma has approved the immediate release of a takeoff fund of two billion naira out of the six billion naira earmarked for an accelerated youth empowerment programme. The Governor disclosed this in a statewide broadcast in Owerri …

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Senator Ndume in trouble as Maina jumps bail

Senator Ali Ndume who is standing as surety for a former Chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, has informed a Federal High Court in Abuja that he could no longer find the defendant whom he had made legal commitment to always produce in court for his trial. Senator Ndume disclosed this on Friday at the Federal …

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Group Demands Probe, Prosecution Of Niger Delta Affairs Minister, Akpabio, Accomplices Over Alleged Looting of NDDC In Open Letter to President Buhari

ith due respect to the efforts of the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, His Excellency President Muhammadu Buhari, in fighting corruption especially sanitising the Niger Delta Development Commission and other agencies, the mindset and inclination to corruption have continued to fester over the past few years in spite of the change mantra. We know that the …

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BREAKING: Eyitayo Jegede Wins Ondo PDP Primary

Eyitayo Jegede has emerged as the Peoples Democratic Party  (PDP)’s flag bearer for the Ondo State governorship election which is expected to place on October 10. Jegede was announced as the winner after the delegates cast their votes at the party’s primary which held at the International Culture and Events Center, the dome in Akure, the state capital. He polled …

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Tenants, lessees to pay 6% stamp duty: Order from FIRS

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has asked landlords and property agents to charge six per cent Stamp Duty on all tenancy and lease agreements they enter into with all leases and remit same promptly to the Service. Mr Abdullahi Ahmad, Director, Communications and Liaison Department of the service, made this known in Abuja on Wednesday. Ahmad said doing so …

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Drug/Money laundering: US, India, Ghana write FG, demand extradition of 11 Nigerians

Three countries, the United States of America, India and Ghana, have written respectively to the Federal Government requesting the extradition of 11 Nigerians, a report has revealed. The cases for which the Nigerians are wanted in the foreign countries include money laundering, obtaining under false pretences, fraud as well as drug-related offences. The report, titled ‘Ministerial Performance Report May 2019 …

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Lagos Speaker, Obasa, Orders Doctoring Of Vital Financial Documents Of Assembly As EFCC Begins Probe Into Alleged Looting Of Public Funds

he doctoring of vital documents that has to do with approvals of funds for various purposes in the Lagos State House of Assembly has begun on the orders of Speaker of the parliament, Mudashiru Obasa. According to findings by SaharaReporters, the alteration of key documents was being done through the Clerk of the Assembly as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission …

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APC Power Tussle: Victor Giadom hands over party leadership to Buni

Victor Giadom, acting national chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), has handed over the leadership of the party to the new chairman of the caretaker committee, Mai Mala Buni. The handing over ceremony was held behind closed doors on Monday at the National Working Committee conference room at the APC National Secretariat, Abuja. Buni’s appointment came after the APC NEC …

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Appeal Court Upholds Oshiomhole’s Suspension As APC National Chairman

The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja on Tuesday affirmed the suspension of Comrade Adams Oshiomole as a member and National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Ruling on the interlocutory appeal filed by Comrade Oshiomhole, the appellate court upheld the decision of the Federal Capital Territory High Court delivered by Justice Danlami Senchi which in March ordered the …

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Sanwo-Olu and others Expresses Shock Over the Death Of Senator Bayo Osinowo

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu and other notable politicians has expressed shock and sadness over the sudden death of Senator Sikiru Adebayo Osinowo popularly known and referred to as Pepperito, representing Lagos East Senatorial District at the Upper Legislative Chamber of the National Assembly, who passed away on Monday morning at the age of 64 after a brief illness. …

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Edo Election: APC Committee Disqualifies Obaseki and Two Others

The incumbent Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has been disqualified from participating in the primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the forthcoming governorship poll in Edo State. He was declared unfit to contest in the exercise to choose the APC’s flagbearer along with two others by the party’s Screening Committee. The chairman of the committee, Professor Jonathan …

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Regional Security: Amotekun Begins Recruitment In Ondo State

The Ondo State Security Network Agency, Operation Amotekun, has announced the commencement of its recruitment. Adetunji Olu-Adeleye, Amotekun Corps Commandant in the state, who made this known on Tuesday in Akure, said the recruitment form would attract no charges Amotekun is a security outfit based in all the six southwest states aimed at curbing insecurity in the region. Olu-Adeleye advised …

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Orji Kalu released from Kuje Correctional Centre

Former Abia Governor Senator Orji Uzor Kalu has been released from Kuje Correctional Centre, Abuja where he was serving a 12-year sentence following an order to that effect by the Federal High Court in Lagos. Justice Mohammad Liman of the Federal High Court in Lagos ordered the release of Kalu on Tuesday following his conviction last December for alleged looting …

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FIRS prevents those recruited by Fowler from resuming

It is not a pleasant experience for Hundreds of Nigerians who have been offered and given employment letters by the immediate past Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service, Mr. Babatunde Fowler, it’s now over six months since they received their appointments letters and yet they have not been allowed to resume. It was learnt that some of those affected had …

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EFCC recovered N11billion help Bauchi to kickstart projects

Gov. Bala Mohammed of Bauchi on Saturday disclosed that his administration would have been paralyzed without the help of the EFCC. He told journalists in an interaction to mark his first anniversary that the EFCC helped his government to recover N11billion. According to him, most of the projects embarked upon by his administration were kickstarted by the money. Bala also …

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Edo and Ondo gov polls: INEC to recruit 38,887 officials

In build up for the forthcoming governorship elections in Edo and Ondo states, the Independent National Electoral Commission says it will recruit and deploy 38,887 officials for the two states’ elections. The commission noted that the ad hoc staff would respectively serve as Returning Officers, Local Government Area Collation Officers, Registration Area Collation Officers, Supervisory Presiding Officers, Presiding Officers, Assistant …

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Why the US wants Adesina out as AfDB President

It sounds like déjà vu. But as the plot thickens, it is following the same story line. The Ethics Committee of the African Development Bank, AfDB, has finally bowed to pressure by the United States to initiate an in-depth investigations into the allegations some “concerned staff members” of the organization had leveled against its embattled president, Dr Akinwumi Adesina. The …

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Covid-19: Wike Imposes Indefinite curfew in Rivers, Cancels Lockdown

Rivers State Government has cancelled the proposed lockdown of Obio/Akpor and Port Harcourt Local Government and imposed an indefinite curfew in the entire state. Wike who stated this in a state-wide broadcast said the curfew would begin from 8p.m to 6am with effect from June 2, 2020 till further notice. The Governor also revealed that government had uncovered plans by …

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EXCLUSIVE: AfDB ‘whistleblower’ allegations against me false — Adesina

The president of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, told the bank’s ethics committee that allegations of impropriety and fraud against him were “frivolous and not based on objective and solid facts”, his defence obtained exclusively by PREMIUM TIMES shows. On January 19, 2020, a group within the bank petitioned the committee, headed by Takuji Yano, the institution’s …

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Corruption Allegations Response: “Money Is For Spending”, 61M not 258M expended on invitation cards Says Lagos Speaker, Modushiru Obasa

In response to some of the numerous corruption allegations, the Lagos State House of Assembly Speaker, Mudashiru Obasa asserts in a virtual Instagram interview by Dele momodu, the Publisher of Ovation Magazine that he Obasa doesn’t Steal money but Spends Money because money is meant to be spent You will recall that SaharaReporters had in recent weeks exposed embezzlement and financial …

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EXPOSED: 64 Bank Accounts Linked To BVN Of Lagos Assembly Speaker, Mudashiru Obasa

The last seem not to have been heard about the embattled Speaker of Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa, there have been several media reports on corruption allegations against the speaker but non of theses allegations seems grave enough to attract the attention of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) who have since turned deaf ears to all …

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Imo abolishes payment of pensions to ex-governors/deputies, speakers/deputies

of Imo has assented to a bill repealing the law that created pension allowances and gratuities for former governors, deputy governors, assembly speakers and deputy speakers. Signing the bill into law in Owerri on Friday, the governor noted that the erstwhile law runs contrary to the 1999 constitution as amended, which stipulates that a pensioner must have worked for at …

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