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US: Fresh $319 million Abacha loot in Britain, France

Barely a week after helping to repatriate $311m (N118bn) stolen by the late Head of State, Gen. Sani Abacha, the United States says there is a separate $319m (N121bn) Abacha loot in the United Kingdom and France.

Nigeria receives $3.4 billion IMF emergency fund

Nigeria has received a $3.4 billion emergency fund from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), less than 24 hours after receiving $311 million of stolen money stashed in the United States and Jersey island.
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Igbo Presidency: Ohanaeze denies appointing General Gowon to negotiate on their behalf

Apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has denied the allegation that it appointed former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon (retd) to negotiate Igbo Presidency on its behalf.
The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN,

Nigeria receives $311 million Abacha loot from US, Jersey

Malam Abubakar Malami, the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation confirmed this on Monday in a statement by the Special Assistant on Media and Public Relations at his office, Dr Umar Gwandu.
President of the Nigerian Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has described the late Buhari’s Chief of Staff, Mallam Abba Kyari, as an experienced lawyer and banker.

US: Abba Kyari played key role in return of $300 million Abacha loot

The United States government has described the late Chief of Staff to the President, Malam Abba Kyari, as a dedicated public servant and respected interlocutor for the American government.
As the inks flow in tributes to Abba Kyari by those who loved and despised him, let us not forget that Abba was much misunderstood and often maligned.

Mamman Daura: How Abba Kyari almost became ex-President Obasanjo’s vice-president

A nephew and confidant of the President, Mamman Daura, has revealed that during the run-up to the 1999 Presidential election, Abba Kyari was among those considered for the position of running mate to Gen. Olusegun Obasanjo who was the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party.

General Babangida breaks silence, calls for national coordination to fight coronavirus

Former military Head of State Gen Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida (retd) has broken his silence since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in the country with a call for synergy between all the tiers of government to fight the further spread of the pandemic.
Chadian President Idriss Deby has announced the end of his country’s military operation against Boko Haram in the Lake Chad region.

Chadian president announces end of military operation against Boko Haram in Lake Chad region

Chadian President Idriss Deby has announced the end of his country’s military operation against Boko Haram in the Lake Chad region.
They are Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo, Umaru Yar’Adua and Goodluck Jonathan.

Nigeria: No record of how former Presidents Obasanjo, Jonathan spend $5 billion Abacha’s loot

The Federal Government has told the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) that it has no records of the exact amount of public funds stolen by a former military head of state, Sani Abacha and no records of the spending of about $5 billion recovered loot for the period between 1999 and 2015.
Barely 24 hours after he appointed him as a member of the Board of Kaduna State investment agency, Governor Nasir El-Rufai on Wednesday gave the deposed Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi another key appointment.

General Abdulsalami: Emir Sanusi wouldn’t have been dethroned if President Buhari intervened

A former Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar, has said the intervention of President Muhammadu Buhari could have saved the dethronement of Muhammadu Sanusi II as the Emir of Kano.

Emir Sanusi’s dethronement: Our efforts didn’t yield results – General Abdulsalami

Abdulsalami Abubakar, former military head of state, says the efforts to reconcile Abdullahi Ganduje and Muhammadu Sanusi II, former emir of Kano, did not yield the desired result.
President Muhammadu Buhari and the Governor of Nasarawa State, Mr Abdullahi Sule, are meeting right now.

President Buhari: I’m not involved in dethronement of former Emir Sanusi

The Preidency has debunked insinuations that President Muhammadu Buhari was behind the dethronment of former Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Muhammadu Sanusi II, as Emir of Kano.

ECA: Nigeria cannot survive without fundamental restructuring

Founder of Igbo Youth Movement (IYM) and Secretary of the Eastern Consultative Assembly (ECA), Elliot Ugochukwu-Uko, has said that no amount of constitutional amendment would save Nigeria now, warning that the political class should stop exploiting the country’s ethnic and religious divisions in order to sustain their false narrative that Nigeria can survive without fundamental restructuring.
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Nigeria partners WHO on non-communicable diseases, tuberculosis eradication

The Federal government is to partner with the World Health Organisation (WHO) to sensitize the public on measures aimed at tackling the menace of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) and Tuberculosis in the country.

Kwara wins Ramat Cup

Kwara State has emerged winner of the 37th edition of the U-16 annual Ramat Football competition, which was concluded last weekend at the Sani Abacha Stadium, Kano.

PDP asks National Assembly to probe President Buhari over Abacha loot

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on the National Assembly to immediately undertake a forensic probe of the Muhammadu Buhari administration.

Femi Falana: Nigerians free to sue government for refund of ransom paid to kidnappers

Lagos lawyer, Femi Falana, SAN, Wednesday, called on Nigerians paying ransom to secure freedom for their abducted loved ones to feel free to approach the courts to compel the federal government to refund same because in his words, the responsibility for protecting lives and properties lies squarely with government.
Senator Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan

Lawan: How N’Assembly is working to improve security situation in Nigeria

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Wednesday said the National Assembly has devised a strategy that will see to the creation of institutions dedicated to providing enduring solutions to Nigeria's security travails. Academy

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