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Ikoyi whistle-blower rejects federal govt’s N325 million

Yakubu Galadima, the lawyer for the whistle-blower, who informed the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission of the $43m, N23.2m and £27,800 (N13bn) recovered from an Ikoyi apartment, says his client will not accept anything below five per cent commission.

Ex-President Jonathan’s men re-looted recovered Sani Abacha’s loot – Don

A professor of Law at the University of Lagos, Ayodele Atsenuwa, has said that most of the funds allegedly stolen under the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan were money recovered from late Nigeria’s dictator, Sani Abacha.

Officials who aided Abdulrasheed Maina are under investigation – Presidential c’ttee

The Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption said on Friday that the Federal Government had not swept under the carpet the case of officials involved in the scandalous reinstatement and subsequent promotion of the Chairman of the defunct Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms, Mr. Abdulrasheed Maina.

National Assembly demands Ibrahim Magu’s removal as condition for resolving outstanding appointments

Lawmakers at the national assembly have again demanded the removal of Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Magu.

Fed govt outlines plans for speedy trial of criminal cases

The federal government has outlined its plans for the speedy prosecution of criminal cases to ensure speedy dispensation of justice.

Nigeria recovers $85m Malabu loot from UK – Abubakar Malami

The Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami, Thursday announced that the Federal Government had just recovered $85million Malabu fund from the United Kingdom (UK).

Nigeria praises commonwealth’s role in anti-corruption fight

The Nigerian government has praised the Commonwealth’s role in supporting its fight against corruption.

Senate warns PenCom, CBB, ICPC nominees not to resume before confirmation

The Senate, yesterday, cautioned the nominees into the headship of three Federal Government institutions, whose names were recently announced, not to resume work until their nominations were confirmed in accordance with the provisions of the constitution and the establishment laws of the affected institutions.

Osinbajo directs PenCom, CCB, ICPC chiefs to resume pending Senate confirmation

The Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has directed the newly appointed chairmen of the National Pension Commission, Code of Conduct Bureau, and the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission to resume duty.

Osinbajo drops two ICPC board nominees under probe

The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, has dropped two persons nominated to the board of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission. They were dropped for reportedly being under investigation by the same commission.

Osinbajo drops two ICPC board members under probe

The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, has dropped the two new members nominated to be on the board of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission who are said to be undergoing investigations by the same commission.

Presidency to probe Osinbajo’s nominees to ICPC board

The Presidency on Friday said it would investigate two new members of the board of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, who were said to be undergoing investigations by the same commission.

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No civilian killed in Boko Haram attack on WFP’s convoy – Nigerian Army

The Nigerian Army on Monday denied the killings of civilians in an attack coordinated by the Boko Haram insurgents against the World Food Programme (WFP’s) trucks on Saturday.

Suspected robbers abduct Ebonyi NLC chairman’s wife

Armed persons on Sunday attacked the residence of the chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Ebonyi State chapter, Leonard Nkah.

Gabon arrests dozens after Danes are attacked

Police in Gabon arrested dozens of people Sunday over a knife attack that wounded two Danish nationals working for National Geographic, apparently in retribution for "US attacks against Muslims," officials said.

Luis Suarez, Paulinho move Barcelona 11 points clear of Real Madrid

Barcelona opened up an 11-point La Liga lead over Real Madrid ahead of next weekend's Clasico between the Spanish giants as Luis Suarez and Paulinho each scored twice in a 4-0 thrashing of Deportivo la Coruna on Sunday.

Nigerian annual inflation slows for tenth month, to 15.90% – NBS

Annual inflation in Nigeria slowed for the tenth month in a row in November, easing to 15.90 percent, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said on Monday in a report.

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Facebook defends itself against social media critics

Facebook Inc on Friday struck back against scientific researchers and tech industry insiders who have criticized the world’s biggest social media network and its competitors for transforming how people behave and express emotion.

Federal govt to stop budget loans to defaulting states

The federal government yesterday said it would stop giving budget support loan to states that fail to comply with the conditions agreed under the fiscal responsibility plan.

Only 8 political parties to participate in Plateau local council polls – IPAC

The Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC) on Saturday said eight out of the 34 political parties existing in Plateau would feature candidates in the Feb. 17 local government elections in the state.

Police arrest driving instructor for raping, strangling corps member

A 29-year-old driving instructor, Festus Udo, has been arrested by police in Ogun for allegedly raping and strangling a female youth corps member.

Federal govt to issue bonds to finance projects

Ms. Patience Oniha, the Director-General, Debt Management Office (DMO), says the Federal Government is planning to issue N10.6 billion green bonds to finance renewable energy projects to protect the environment.