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Mohammed Adoke chronicles years in public service

The Goodluck Ebele Jonathan Administration in Nigeria (2010 – 2015) has generated quite a number of post-tenure publications which significantly, in varying degrees of articulation, veracity and delivery shed light on key developments during that momentous phase in Nigerian politics.

JAMB releases 15,000 UTME results initially withheld

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has released 15,490 results of candidates it initially withheld for alleged malpractices.
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Musician commits suicide after #MeToo accusation

A Mexican rock star was found dead Monday after tweeting that he planned to kill himself in a “radical declaration of innocence” after being accused of sexual harassment by the country’s #MeToo movement.
Jussie Smollett is pictured in a police mugshot after being charged with making a false police report. Chicago Police Department

Police: Jussie Smollett staged hoax attack as ‘publicity stunt…to promote his career’

Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie T. Johnson blasted Jussie Smollett in an emotional press conference on Thursday in which he said that Smollett's alleged staging of a hoax attack was a "publicity stunt...to promote his career."
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Empire actor charged with making false police report

“Empire” actor Jussie Smollett was charged Wednesday with making a false police report when he said he was attacked in downtown Chicago by two men who hurled racist and anti-gay slurs and looped a rope around his neck, police said.

Court frees Senator Ladoja in N4.7 billion fraud case

Former Oyo State Governor, Chief Rashidi Ladoja, who has been on trial for the past 12 years for an alleged N4.7 billion fraud, has been set free.

CACOL asks Justice Onnoghen vacate office false assets declaration charge

The Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership, CACOL, has called for careful consideration and caution on various allegations of false and non-declaration of full assets and money laundering against the Chief Justice of the federation, Walter Onnoghen.

Aliyu Tershaku: Benue government behind my ordeal

Coordinator of the recently disbanded Benue State Livestock Guards, Alhaji Aliyu Tershaku, has accused the Benue State Government of being behind his arrest, stressing that he knew nothing about the allegations against him.
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Protests delay release of Pakistani Christian woman accused of blasphemy

The release of a Pakistani Christian woman who was acquitted eight years after being sentenced to death for blasphemy has been delayed.
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Executive Order 6: Federal government moves against corruption

The Federal Government, yesterday, engaged turbo gear in the bid to drive out corruption from the polity, with President Muhammadu Buhari mandating the Attorney General of the Federation and the Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami to implement the Executive Order 6 (EO6) in full force.
Andrew Brunson's detention became a cause celebre for US evangelicals [Chris McGrath-Getty Images]

Donald Trump to host freed US pastor Andrew Brunson at White House

US President Donald Trump has welcomed the release of US pastor Andrew Brunson, who is on his way back home from Turkey following two years in detention.

I slept with 20-25 men everyday – Libya returnee

A Nigerian teenager, Beauty John, yesterday, relived sad memories of how she slept with over 20 men everyday all in her bid to migrate to Europe in search of greener pastures.
Audrey Gadot, lawyer of former Elysee top security aide Alexandre Benalla, arrives at the Palais de Justice courthouse of Paris on July 22, 2018, where Benalla as well as four other suspects will face a magistrate.The most damaging scandal of Emmanuel Macron's presidency deepened on July 21 as his interior minister faces a grilling over his response to a top security aide caught on video striking a young man at a Paris protest in May. Benalla, 26, was initially suspended without pay but on Friday Macron fired his former security aide, who was taken into custody suspected of unlawfully receiving police surveillance footage in a bid to clear his name. He is to face a magistrate on July 22, 2018, Paris prosecutors said. / AFP PHOTO / Zakaria ABDELKAFI

The Macron security aide scandal

Here is a timeline of what has become the most damaging scandal for Emmanuel Macron since being elected to the French presidency last year, over a top security aide caught on video assaulting a young man and woman during a protest.

Presidency: How ex-NEMA chief, others stole N1 billion

The former Director-General of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mohammed Sani Sidi, and seven of the agency’s directors allegedly stole over a billion naira, $284,000 and £95,000, the Nigerian presidency has revealed.

Villarreal suspend Ruben Semedo without pay after charges

Villarreal have suspended defender Ruben Semedo without pay after he was arrested and charged with attempted murder and robbery.

We’ll soon name all suspected looters – Abukabar Malami

The court also ordered the government to tell Nigerians the circumstances under which funds were recovered, as well as the exact amount of funds recovered from each public official.

Ibe Kachickwu’s lost war and President Buhari’s burden

If a war foretold does not take the cripple by surprise, the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu, is in a situation worse than physical handicap. He’s a victim of his own naivety but his appointer could be in a bigger dilemma.

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PDP denies reported romance between Bayelsa governor, petroleum minister

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General Abdulsalami: We cannot bequeath chaos, disunity to future generation

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Floods submerge 150 communities in Kogi

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Man dies while jogging at Cross River university

Tragedy struck the Cross River University of Technology, CRUTECH, community, Calabar, as a popular shop operator, Goody, died while jogging at the wee hours of Saturday.