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IPOB leader condemns appointment of EFCC chairman from North

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has condemn the continued appointment of chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) from the northern part of the country.

Sambo Dasuki: I didn’t campaign for President Buhari against Goodluck Jonathan in 2015

The former National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki, has said that as the NSA between 2012 and 2015, he never campaigned for the All Progressives Congress (APC) nor its candidate, Muhammadu Buhari, in whatever shape or form before, during or after the 2015 presidential election.
8. President Muhammadu Buhari presides over the weekly virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC) Meeting, at the Council Chambers, State House, Abuja.

Aviation, education ministries, others make presentations at FEC meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over the seventh virtual meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) at the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Nollywood actor, Chiwetalu Agu, says sexual harassment is not limited to only Nollywood. He says it is prevalent in all sectors.

Chiwetalu Agu: Sexual harassment is widespread

“Sexual abuse happens in every profession, whether it is medicine or law. We have also heard of lecturers who demand for sex from their students in order to award them high scores. Even in government circles, it happens. It affects all strata of society. It is not peculiar to Nollywood at all,” he told a national daily.

Court discharges ex-minister of criminal charges in NIS recruitment saga

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Thursday, discharged former Minister of Interior, Sen. Abba Moro, of the criminal charges brought against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in the 2014 Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) recruitment tragedy.

How ex-minister Kabiru Turaki diverted Muslim youth’s fund – EFCC witness

The trial of former Minister of Special Duties and Inter-governmental Affairs, Kabiru Tanimu Turaki, SAN, began on Tuesday, before Justice Inyang Ekwo, of the Federal High Court, Abuja, with the first prosecution witness narrating before the court how money meant for sensitization and enlightenment of Muslim youth on hate speech and religious intonation was diverted by Turaki.
Hell was almost let loose in front of the national secretariat of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Thursday as pro- and anti-Oshiomhole protesters clashed in Abuja.

Why APC crisis is good for Nigeria

All Progressives Congress (APC) is on the cusp of an implosion. The crisis in the party has reached a frightening crescendo. It has been a gradual but steady plummet for the party since its 2015 unanticipated triumph. I believe, the APC is in the thrall of a curse – the success curse.
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ICPC seizes multi-million naira Abuja property from Bauchi governor

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has seized a property in Abuja traced to the Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed.
The Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by Governor Godwin Obaseki to investigate the construction of the Edo Specialist Hospital and supply of equipment has indicted former governor, Adams Oshiomhole.

Governor Obaseki, deputy to dump APC this week for PDP – party chairman

The Edo State Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Hon. Anthony Aziegbemi, Monday told journalists in Benin City that Governor Godwin Obaseki and his deputy, Philip Shaibu, will formally resign from their party, the All Progressives Congress, APC, and join the PDP this week.
Former United Nations, UN, Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon, has described the appointment of Prof Ibrahim Gambari as Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari as a great asset to Nigeria and Africa ”in a broader sense.”

Agboola Gambari: The challenge of being a Nigerian and public servant

It is tough being a Nigerian. Every aspect of the Nigerian life, from the existential to the political is charged with presumptions and assumptions and suspicion. Buying anything on the street attracts deep anxiety; appointing anyone to any position draws deep skepticism. And all these are to be expected in a state whose foundation was laid on historical animosity and current distrust.g
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Goodluck Jonathan: Coronavirus could give rise to dictators

Former President Goodluck Jonathan, Friday advised Africans to be careful the way they handle coronavirus pandemic, noting that the virus could give rise to dictators.
Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde has confirmed the State recorded one case of COVID-19 on Friday.

Karounwi Oladapo: Crises in Oyo show Governor Makinde ill-prepared for governance

Erstwhile Deputy Speaker of the Ekiti State House of Assembly, Chief Karounwi Oladapo, has argued that the unfolding political crises in Oyo State were clear indications that Governor Seyi Makinde was ill-prepared for governance.

Doyin Okupe reveals drugs used to cure his coronavirus

Former Senior Special Assistant to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, on Public Affairs, Dr. Doyin Okupe, has revealed drugs used to treat him while he battled COVID-19.

Doyin Okupe, wife recover from coronavirus

A former Senior Special Assistant to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, on Public Affairs, Dr. Doyin Okupe, says he and his wife, Aduralere, have just been discharged after spending about two weeks in an isolation ward in Sagamu, Ogun State, for Covid-19 treatment.
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Former President Jonathan mourns ex-minister Haliru Alhassan

Former President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, has condoled with the Government and people of Sokoto State over the exit of Dr. Haliru Alhassan who passed on at the age of 66 years.
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EFCC: Lockdown won’t abort cases against ex-first lady, former governors, others

The lockdown arising from coronavirus appears to have slowed down the fight against corrupt practices in the country for close to six weeks.

Ex-President Jonathan: Umar Yar’Adua was a president like no other

Former President Goodluck Jonathan paid glowing tribute to his late predecessor, “Umar Yar’adua on Tuesday morning describing him as a President like no other.”

Fraud: Court grants ex-minister Kabiru Turaki bail

Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court in Abuja, on Monday, granted bail to a former Minister of Special Duties and Inter Governmental Affairs, Kabiru Turaki, on self-recognisance.

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The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has announced the death of Flying Officer Tolulope Arotile, who died on July 14, as a result of head injuries sustained from a road traffic accident at NAF Base Kaduna.

Minister mourns NAF first female combat helicopter pilot

The Minister of Defence, retired Maj.-Gen. Bashir Magashi, has expressed shock over the death of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) combat helicopter pilot, Flying Officer Tolulope Arotile.

Court dismisses fraud charges against Tompolo, others

A Lagos Division of the Federal High Court Wednesday dismissed all the 40 counts bordering on alleged N34 billion fraud filed by the Federal Government against Global West Vessel Specialist Limited, a company linked to a former Niger Delta militant leader, Government Ekpemupolo, popularly known as Tompolo.
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Suspended EFCC chief Ibrahim Magu released from detention

He was arrested last week Monday and has been detained by the police since then. He has been appearing before a presidential panel investigating allegations of corruption and insubordination levelled against him by Abubakar Malami,

IPOB threatens payback on Anambra youths who attacked female members

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has threatened to retaliate on youths of Oba, in Idemili South Local Government Area of Anambra State over alleged attack on some of their female members during a showcase of Igbo delicacy by the women on Sunday.
The Senate has described as “erroneous” report that it approved fresh loan of N850 billion at the plenary on Tuesday.

Senate approves N168.8 billion 2020 budget for FIRS

The Senate on Wednesday at plenary, approved the sum of N168,809,476,220 to fund the proposed 2020 budget of the Federal Inland Revenue Services (FIRS).