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EFCC secures 137 convictions, recovers N419 billion, others in 7 months

Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, yesterday disclosed that the commission recovered N419 billion and secured 137 convictions between January and August 2017.

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My rejection by Kaduna APC chairpersons mere antics – Shehu Sani

The senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani, has described a rejection by party chairpersons of six local governments in his constituency as ‘antics’ by the state governor, Nasir El-Rufai.

Police confirm burning of ex-SGF Olu Falae’s farm

The Police in Ondo State have said efforts were underway to arrest those who attacked and razed the farm of the former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Olu Falae, on Sunday.

Delta polytechnic rector warns fresh students against cultism, other social vices

Professor Emmanuel Ogujor, the Rector, Delta State Polytechnic, Otefe Oghara-Ethiope, Delta State has warned the newly admitted students of the polytechnic to shun cultism and other social vices that may impede their progress at the institution.

Why I introduced election into Imo monarch system – Governor Okorocha

Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, yesterday, said that he allowed monarchs in the state to elect their leader, instead of being appointed by him in order to deepen democracy in the state.

IPOB not a terrorist group – Ohanaeze

Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council, OYC, has rejected the ruling of the Abuja High Court, affirming the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, as a terrorist group, insisting that IPOB is not and has never been a terrorist group.

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Burundi opposition says 42 held over referendum campaign

Opposition lawmakers in Burundi on Thursday said 42 activists had been arrested for illegally contesting an upcoming referendum that could let President Pierre Nkurunziza extend his stay in office.

Plateau board fails to meet 2017 revenue target

Mr Mathaias Hata, the General Manager, Jos Metropolitan Development Board (JMDB), has said that the board was unable to meet its target revenue of N80 million in 2017.

Tens of thousands take to US streets for Women’s March

Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of US cities on Saturday for a second Women’s March opposing President Donald Trump on the first anniversary of his inauguration.

Sokoto govt procures 833 trucks of fertilizer for dry season farming

Alhaji Umaru Nagwari, the Sokoto State Commissioner for Agriculture, says that the state government has procured 833 trucks of fertilizer for dry season farming in the state.

Akwa Ibom PDP bars members from commenting on Governor Emmanuel’s feud with Senator Akpabio

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Akwa Ibom State, has barred its members from making further comments on the political feud between the state governor, Udom Emmanuel, and the Senate Minority Leader, Godswill Akpabio.