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Professor Alemika: Nepotism cause of corruption in Nigeria

A member of Presidential Committee on Anti-Corruption (PCAC), Prof. Etannibi Alemika, said on Saturday that nepotism was the cause of corruption in Nigeria.

Arrest in India rape case as outrage mounts over assaults

Indian police have made another arrest after the alleged rape of a teenager by a ruling party politician sparked protests across the country, federal investigators said Sunday.

Who‘ll save some Nigerians from intellectual laziness?

Since President Muhammadu Buhari met with the Archbishop of Canterbury in London on Wednesday, and spoke on the likely impact of gunmen trained by former Libyan leader, Muammar Gaddafi, on the killings by herdsmen in Nigeria, some people have virtually flown off the handle, ululating as if wailing was going out of fashion.

Governor Umahi to empower 13, 000 Ebonyi indigenes with N2.6 billion

Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi, on Thursday said that the state government would empower 13, 000 Ebonyi indigenes with N2.6 billion within the next three months.

Nigerian Army bars officers from attending church services outside barracks

Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has barred officers and soldiers of the Nigerian Army from attending church services outside the barracks.

Thousands expected to march in support of South Africa’s Zuma at court appearance

Thousands of supporters of former South African President Jacob Zuma on Thursday are expected to march to the Durban High Court on Friday, where Zuma will face corruption charges related to a decades-old arms deal.

Israel cancels controversial plan to deport African migrants

Israel announced Monday it had reached a deal with the UN refugee agency to cancel a controversial plan to deport African migrants and replace it with a new one that will see thousands sent to Western countries.

Ex-VP Atiku Abubakar: Nigeria’s problems not linked to religion, ethnicity

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has pointed out that the problems bedevilling Nigeria have no ethnic or religious colourations.

Malian jihadist handed over to ICC on war crimes charges

A Malian jihadist was arrested Saturday and handed over to the International Criminal Court (ICC) to face war crimes charges for the destruction of Timbuktu and sex slavery, the tribunal said.

Bill Gates as ‘a wailing wailer’

Mr. Bill Gates, Microsoft founder, friend of Nigeria and one of the richest men in the world was in Nigeria recently, but he ended up violating the official interpretation of “table manners” in Nigeria’s corridors of power.

Former works minister Hassan Lawal laid to rest in Keffi

Hassan Lawal, former works minister, who died on Sunday in Abuja, has been buried at the Kofar Hausa cemetery in Keffi, Nasarawa State, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

General Buratai urges traditional rulers to restore moral values among youths

The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, has challenged traditional rulers and religious leaders to wake up to their responsibility of restoring moral values and discipline among the youth.

3,000 bandits surrender arms in Zamfara

Over 3,000 repentant bandits have surrendered their arms in Zamfara following a peace deal with the state government, the state Deputy Governor, Malam Ibrahim Wakkala, has said.

NUJ seeks legislation against hate speech

The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has advised media stakeholders to liaise with National and state legislatures to come up with laws that would check hate speech and media excesses, particularly in the social media.

Ex-President Obasanjo is a pathological liar, betrayer – MASSOB

Movement for Actualization of Sovereign state of Biafra (MASSOB) Monday berated former President Olusegun Obasanjo for his alleged hatred of Igbos and for claiming to be what he is not.

Archbishop Kaigama tasks Benue on unity as church holds mass for attack victims

The Chairman of Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria, Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama, on Monday urged the people of Benue to unite in the face of the security challenges in the state.

Herdsmen, farmers violence leaves 10 dead in Plateau

Ten people in Plateau State were killed over two days in violence linked to cattle grazing, part of a months-long crisis that has heightened religious tensions, sources said late Thursday.

With President Buhari, Nigeria will be great again – Kalu

Former governor of Abia State and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Dr. Orji Kalu, has described President Muhammadu Buhari as an impeccable and selfless leader who is passionate about the welfare of Nigerians.

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An Ilorin, Kwara State lawyer Olarewaju Aluko and his client, Taiye Na’Allah, on Thursday sued the Economic and Financial Commission (EFCC) at a Kwara State High Court for alleged defamation of character.

EFCC nabs gang for impersonating anti-graft agencies

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Uyo Zonal Office, has arrested three men in Uyo for impersonating the staff of the Commission.
Ogun state governor Prince Dapo Abiodun has tweeted his real official portrait, as against the image that is being circulated by street traders in Abeokuta, the capital.

Governor Abiodun: I almost gave up on public office

Ogun State governor, Dapo Abiodun, said on Tuesday, he almost gave up the idea of contesting for public office after his attempts to become governor and Senator in 2003 and 2015 failed .
The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal has upheld argument by President Muhammadu Buhari that it lacked the jurisdiction to entertain allegation of corrupt practices and voters’ inducement raised against Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in the petition by Atiku Abubakar and the PDP.

Presidency: VP Osinbajo followed due process in supervision of agencies

The Presidency last night said that Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, followed due process in his supervision of agencies under him.

NECO to release results of 30,000 students as Niger government pays N200 million exam...

The Niger government says it has paid N200 million to National Examination Council (NECO), to ensure the release of results of 30,000 students being withheld by the examination body.
Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde has pledged that his administration would be fair, just and equal to all religions in the state, noting that the prayers of Muslim clerics contributed to his election victory.

Oyo governor pledges fairness to all religions

Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, has pledged that his administration would be fair, just and equal to all religions in the state, noting that the prayers of Muslim clerics contributed to his election victory.