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Why I called for international conference on Northeast – Senator Saraki

The President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, on Tuesday said he called for an international conference on the Northeast and the Boko Haram so as to raise funds for rehabilitation of the region.

South African President Jacob Zuma’s son Duduzane faces murder trial

Duduzane Zuma, son of President Jacob Zuma, will face trial soon for culpable homicide, Rights group Afriforum said on Tuesday.

Afghan schools closing due to violence – Human Rights Watch

Spreading violence in Afghanistan is forcing many schools to close, undermining fragile gains in education for young girls in a country where millions of girls have never been to school, said a Human Rights Watch report released on Tuesday.

Corrupt people use NGOs as a front – Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, chairman of the Global Alliance for Vaccine and Immunization (GAVI), says corrupt people use non-governmental organisations (NGOs) as cover to get a clean bill of health on transparency.

How President Buhari can effectively fight corruption – Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Former Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, says Nigeria and other countries can fight corruption through strengthening institutions and incentives which could help shape the behaviour of people.

How Nigeria, others can tackle corruption – IMF

The Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde; a former Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, and key global experts have advised Nigeria, Argentina and other top countries battling corruption to use tools that can help reduce procurement costs by about 60 per cent.

Angola’s João Lourenço pledges to create more jobs

Angolan President João Lourenço Monday said his government’s actions would be based on solving people’s problems and the diversification of the economy.

Court adjourns Senator Isah Misau’s arraignment until Thursday

The Federal Capital Territory High Court in Maitama on Monday adjourned until Thursday the arraignment of the Senator representing Bauchi Central Senatorial District, Isah Misau, who was charged by the Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation with making injurious falsehood against the Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris.

NNPC didn’t award $25 billion contracts – Presidency

The Presidency on Sunday said there was no truth in the media reports that the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation awarded contracts worth $25bn.

Beware of Nigeria’s fraudulent anti-corruption CSOs – Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala tells IMF

Nigeria’s former Minister of Finance and chair of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, on Sunday, charged the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and other world bodies to be wary of dealing with civil society organisations (CSOs) claiming to be fighting corruption and promoting transparency in the country.

Group attacks Governor Okorocha for erecting Jacob Zuma’s statue in Imo

A civil society organisation, Civil Society Network Against Corruption, on Sunday berated the Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, for playing host to the President of South Africa, Jacob Zuma.

Why Diezani Alison-Madueke desperately wanted to face trial in Nigeria

Officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) are vowing to resist any attempt by the embattled ex-Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke to scuttle her impeding trial in the United Kingdom (UK).

Lawyer accuses Police of extorting over N50 million from kidnap kingpin Evans

Mr. Olukoya Ogungbeje, counsel to kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, also known as Evans, has accused officers of the Inspector General of Police’s Intelligence Response Team of extorting over N50m and other valuables worth millions of naira from his clients.

South East will benefit more from road, coastal rail projects – President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday assured stakeholders from the South East that the region will benefit more from roads and coastal rail projects, which are of critical importance to the economy.

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Why I called for international conference on Northeast – Senator Saraki

The President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, on Tuesday said he called for an international conference on the Northeast and the Boko Haram so as to raise funds for rehabilitation of the region.

Enugu court remands Bishop Ginika Obi over N500m fraud

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Governor Bindow tasks Adamawa stakeholders on fight against poverty

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National Assembly is committed to strengthening Intra-Africa trade relations – Senator Saraki

The President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, on Monday re-echoed the determination of the National Assembly to work towards strengthening trade relations between Nigeria and Ghana as well as other African countries.

Censors Board seizes pirated films worth N150m

The National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) said it has seized uncensored, unclassified and pirated films worth about N150 million in Edo, Kaduna and Lagos States.

Judge adjourns Olubadan’s suit against Governor Ajimobi

Justice Olujumoke Aiki, the presiding judge in the suit instituted by the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji, against Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State and 21 new Obas in the state has adjourned till November 6 hearing of the preliminary objections raised by Kunle Sobaloju, the counsel to the 12th-24th defendants.

Governor Amosun denies alleged EFCC raid on Lagos home

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Zinedine Zidane ‘very happy’ to see Cristiano Ronaldo end La Liga goalless run

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