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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

Opeans debunks closure of Warri safety training centre by EFCC

Managing Director of Opeans Nigeria Limited, Dr. Ben Nwoye, has debunked the alleged sealing of its Warri training centre by operatives of the EFCC.
Lawyers, social critics, Aba residents and civil society groups on Thursday lauded the 12-year prison sentence handed down to ex-Governor Orji Kalu of Abia by a Federal High Court in Lagos.

Lawyers, CSOs, others hail Senator Kalu’s 12-year prison sentence

Lawyers, social critics, Aba residents and civil society groups on Thursday lauded the 12-year prison sentence handed down to ex-Governor Orji Kalu of Abia by a Federal High Court in Lagos.

Itse Sagay: President Buhari has done more projects than his predecessors

Prof. Itse Sagay, Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, PACAC, has said President Muhammadu Buhari has carried out more projects than ex-Presidents, Olusegun Obasanjo, Yar’Adua and Goodluck Jonathan.

Nearly 5,000 farmers benefit from IFAD agric support in Jigawa

Jigawa State Co-ordinatig Office of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has rendered agricultural support in different forms to over 4,988 community-based farmers between June 2015 and March 2019, the state Coordinator, Umar Danzomo, has disclosed.
The chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State, Anselm Ojezua, has said that governors elected under the APC platform do not have sympathy for the national chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole.

APC governors want Adams Oshiomhole out – Edo chapter chairman

The chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State, Anselm Ojezua, has said that governors elected under the APC platform do not have sympathy for the national chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole.
Mohammed Adamu

PSC: No rift with IGP

The Police Service Commission (PSC) has denied any rift with the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohamed Adamu, or the Nigeria Police Force (NPF).

We’ll complete repairs on Enugu airport soon – minister

Hadi Sirika, Minister of Aviation, has assured that repairs on the runway of the Akanu Ibiam International Airport (AIIA), Enugu, would be completed in record time.

Abdulrasheed Maina’s son gets N60 million bail

Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Tuesday, granted bail to Faisal Abdulrasheed Maina, final year student of a Canadian University in Dubai and son of the former chairman, Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, in the sum of N60 million and one surety in like sum.

IPPIS: ASUU sets up committee to ensure non-compliance

The University of Ibadan chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), on Monday, set up monitoring committee to ensure that none of its members enlist on the Integrated Payment and Personnel Information System (IPPIS).

Federal government to review supply of meters’ scheme over infractions

There is a looming policy summersault in the nation’s troubled power sector over ongoing Meter Asset Provider (MAP) scheme initiated by the Federal Government recently.
Abubakar Malami

P&ID scandal: We’re adopting strategies to quash case, nullify contract – AGF

The Federal Government has revealed that it is adopting enhanced strategies to set aside the $9.6 billion award to P&ID and possibly nullify the entire contract.
Senator Godswill Akpabio

Senator Akpabio consults PwC, KPMG over forensic audit of NDDC

There were indications at the weekend that the presidency may have tasked Senator Godswill Akpabio, Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, with securing the services of a reputable accounting and auditing firm to look into the accounts of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) between 2000 and 2018.
The Court of Appeal sitting in Calabar has ordered that fresh elections be conducted in Ekureku I and II of Abi-Yakurr Federal Constituency in Cross River state within 90 days from yesterday (Saturday) to determine the winner.

Court of Appeal Calabar yet to release election petition judgments weeks after ruling

The Court of Appeal, Calabar Division is yet to release copies of the Election Petition judgments it delivered on 2nd November 2019, several weeks after, investigation has revealed.
Aluminum Smelter Company of Nigeria (ALSCON)

ALSCON: BFI Group to reinstate $2.8 billion US suit against federal government

There are indications that the Federal Government may yet be engaged in another embarrassing legal battle involving BFI Group, which, newsmen gathered, has perfected plans to reinstate a $2.8 billion U.S. law suit over the activation of the Share Purchase Agreement (SPA) on the Aluminium Smelter Company of Nigeria (ALSCON), in Ikot Abasi, Akwa Ibom State, to Dayson Holding/UC RUSAL against the Supreme Court’s judgment of July 6, 2012.
Managing Director of Aero Contractors, Captain Ado Sanusi, yesterday faulted the claims that the disputed Bombardier Dash 8 Q300 jets were stolen at the Lagos airport.

4,126 passenger luggage lost, delayed it Nigerian airports in September

The breakdown of the missing/delayed luggage indicated that Air France led the pack with a total number of 524 missing/delayed luggage, followed by British Airways with 487; Delta Air Lines, 455; KLM and Royal Air Maroc jointly had 438 missing luggage each, while Emirates Airlines had 364 within the month under review.

APC chides Benue governor over N12 billion airport

The Benue State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has taken Governor Samuel Ortom to task for proposing to construct an airport, considering other pressing needs staring the state at the face.
Yerima Shettima

Edo crisis: Governor Obaseki should stand firm, fight, defeat Adams Oshiomhole – Arewa youth...

Yerima Shettima, National President, Arewa Youth Consultative Forum (AYCF), has advised Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State to stand firm and fight Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC).
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has deployed 1,400 corps members to Gombe State for the 2019 Batch B Stream II orientation course.

Imo community moves to strengthen security of corps members

Indigenes of the Eziama Obaire community in the Nkwerre Council Area of Imo State have devised strategies to strengthen the safety of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members posted in their area.

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Plateau governor reiterates commitment to golf

Plateau state Governor Simon Lalong on Tuesday said his administration would continue to promote golf in order to develop the tourism and other economic potentials of the state.
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) says its Air Task Force (ATF) for Operation DIRAN MIKIYA has neutralised no fewer than 10 bandits at Sububu Forest area in Zamfara .

NAF jets kill 30 terrorists, destroy more operational bases in Borno

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) said its Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation LAFIYA DOLE has killed 30 terrorists and destroyed several of their hideouts as part of the new ‘OPERATION RATTLE SNAKE’ launched to rout remnants of Boko Haram and ISWAP insurgents.
President Muhammadu Buhari is back in the country after his private visit to the United Kingdom.

DMO: President Buhari’s government inherited whooping $63.8 billion debt not paltry $7 billion

The Debt Management Office (DMO) has revealed that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration inherited a debt of $63.81 billion when it came into power in 2015.

Tunde Fowler speaks on FIRS handover controversy

The immediate past Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Tunde Fowler, said he did nothing wrong in handing over the management of the tax revenue agency to the Coordinating Director, Domestic Taxes Group, Abiodun Aina.