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Winifred Oyo-Ita: Why I’m being investigated by EFCC

The Head of Service of the Federation, Winifred Oyo-Ita, has confirmed that she was indeed invited by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), to answer to allegations bordering on an alleged N3 billion contract scam.

Police retirees groan over delayed pension payment

Police retirees under the Contributory Pension Scheme (CPS), supervised by the National Pension Commission (PenCom) are now lamenting over undue delay in the remittance of their accrued benefits said to have accumulated for over one year.

Witnesses: Abdulrasheed Maina opened three accounts where ”unspecified amounts” were lodged in Fidelity Bank...

Two witnesses in the trial of Stephen Oronsaye, former Head of Service of the Federation, alleged that a brother of Abdulrasheed Maina, former Chairman of Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), opened three accounts where ”unspecified amounts” were lodged in Fidelity Bank Plc.
Abubakar Malami

Abacha loot: CSOs ask Buhari to fire AGF Malami over $15 million ‘dubious’ lawyers...

Some civil society organisations have called on President Muhammadu Buhari to find a replacement for Abubakar Malami, the attorney-general of the federation (AGF), over the payment of $15 million to lawyers he engaged for the repatriation of $321 million Abacha Loot.

Court stops EFCC from declaring Abdulrasheed Maina wanted

The Federal High Court in Abuja has stopped the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission from declaring wanted, a former Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms, Mr. Abdulrasheed Maina, who was suspected of complicity in diversion of pension funds.
The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, is to kick-start his campaign for the 2019 presidential election through an address to Nigerians on Facebook on Monday.

Atiku Abubakar: President Buhari unaware of Justice Onnoghen’s trials because cabal is in charge

A spokesman to former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar, Mr. Phrank Shuaibu, says President Muhammadu Buhari was not be aware of the trial of Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, because his government is controlled by a cabal.
The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, is to kick-start his campaign for the 2019 presidential election through an address to Nigerians on Facebook on Monday.

Atiku Abubakar urges Muhammadu Buhari to blame himself for anti-corruption failure

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has told President Muhammadu Buhari not to blame the Nigerian system for his failure to fight corruption, but himself.
Lagos-based lawyer and human rights activist, Mr Olisa Agbakoba

Olisa Agbakoba: Muhammadu Buhari has no goodwill left

Olisa Agbakoba (SAN), former president of Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), said on Sunday that President Muhammadu Buhari has completely lost the goodwill with which he rode to power in 2015.
Atiku Abubakar

Atiku Abubakar condemns Muhammadu Buhari’s ‘draconian executive order’

The Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) presidential candidate and former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, yesterday condemned the travel ban placed on some 50 Nigerians through the controversial Executive Order 6.
Former Nigerian vice-President Atiku Abubakar (R) is congratulated by runners-up Sokoto State Governor Aminu Tambuwal (L) and Senate President Bukola Saraki (C) after winning the presidential ticket of the opposition People's Democratic Party (PDP) during the party's national convention in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on October 7, 2018. Nigeria's main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has picked Abubakar to challenge President Muhammadu Buhari who is seeking a second term in presidential polls scheduled for February 2019. PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP

Atiku Abubakar: Muhammadu Buhari’s executive order will lead to capital flight, another recession

The Atiku Presidential Campaign Organisation has said the Executive Order 6 by the President Muhammadu Buhari Administration will lead to capital flight and another recession.
Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar on Sunday denied media reports that he has dumped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for another political party to actualize his presidential bid.

Ex-VP Atiku Abubakar accuses President Buhari of compromising on corruption

Former Vice President and leading aspirant for the ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party for the 2019 presidential race, Atiku Abubakar, has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of compromising corruption.

Igbo leaders: We’re not interested in 2023 Presidency

Igbo leaders have said they would not seek the presidency in 2023 contrary to the thinking that President Muhammadu Buhari should be allowed a shot at second term in 2019 for the South East to replace him thereafter.

MASSOB accuses President Buhari of championing Islamic fundamentalism

The Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), on Sunday, accused the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration of championing Islamic fundamentalism in Nigeria.

Reps: AGF Malami pressurised civil service to reinstate Abdulrasheed Maina

A house of representatives committee has reportedly indicted Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), in the reinstatement of Abdulrasheed Maina into the civil service.

President Buhari should be first on list of looters – Governor Fayose

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari is presiding over the most corrupt government in the history of Nigeria.

Ex-Minister Fani-Kayode faults inclusion in alleged looters’ list

A former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has rejected his inclusion in a list of alleged looters released by the federal government on Sunday.

Stop blaming PDP for your woes – Governor Fayose tells Presidency

Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, has carpeted the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, on his continuous complaints about alleged corruption in the immediate past Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) government.

Stop singing old song of blame – Governor Fayose tells VP Osinbajo

The governor said; “To me, it is time for Prof Osinbajo to say something new and stop playing to the gallery because he is expected to know better. Even if the President does not know, he should know that Nigerians are tired of this directionless government that keeps blaming its predecessors for its inability to prepare even budget.”

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Ekiti has invested N4.5 billion to boost school enrolment – governor

The Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has said the state government has invested a staggering sum of N4.5 billion to shore up school enrolment in the last 11 months he returned as the state chief executive.

NAPTIP warns youths against social media marriages

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The Controller of the Nasarawa State Command of the Nigeria Correctional Service, Emmanuel Okoro, on Thursday refuted reports by a section of the media which claimed there was a jail break at the Keffi Old Prison.

Court remands butcher who ‘raped 25-year-old’

An Upper Area Court, Mpape, on Monday, ordered that a 34-year-old butcher, Abu Mohammed, who allegedly raped a 25-year-old woman, be remanded in a correctional facility in Keffi, Nasarawa State.
The royal family of Ogwashi-Uku Kingdom in Aniocha South Local Government Area of Delta State has insisted that the installation of the new Obi (King), Ifechukwude Chukwuka Okonjo was not done in error.

Ogwashi-Uku: Obi Ifechukwude Okonjo legitimately installed – Royal family

The royal family of Ogwashi-Uku Kingdom in Aniocha South Local Government Area of Delta State has insisted that the installation of the new Obi (King), Ifechukwude Chukwuka Okonjo was not done in error.
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My victory at tribunal, renewed hope for PDP, masses in Imo – Assemblyman

A member of Imo State House of Assembly, Mr Frank Ugboma, has described his recent victory at the Election Petitions Tribunal in Owerri, as renewed hope for his party and the common man in the state.