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On Monday, some newspapers reported the FCMB managing director, Adam Nuru, allegedly telling the panel that N573 million was lodged into the account of Godwin Omale, a pastor, in error.

FCMB: No money was deposited into account of pastor linked to suspended EFCC chief

The management of First City Monument Bank (FCMB) has refuted stories in the media of alleged deposit of N573 million into the account of an associate of the suspended chairman of the EFCC, Ibrahim Magu.
23. Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, who spoke during the passing out ceremony of 192 pioneer members of the Ondo State Security Network Agency (Amotekun corps officers) on Tuesday in Akure

Amotekun: Ondo governor calls for more investment in security

Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has said that the conventional policing system needed to be revamped and strengthened, explaining that it had become imperative for government at all levels to invest a lot in security for them to be effective.
Okwesilieze-Nwodo

Okwesilieze Nwodo: Igbo elites have turned down Nnamdi Kanu’s rhetoric’s to achieve restructured Nigeria

The former National Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Dr. Okwesilieze Nwodo, yesterday, said Igbo elites have been trying to tune down the rhetorics of Nnamdi Kanu to achieve a restructured Nigeria.

Tanker drivers start strike Monday as talks with Lagos end in deadlock

The National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) has said that the planned strike by Petroleum Tanker Drivers in Lagos would start on Monday as its meeting with Lagos State Government ended in deadlock.

NSCIA: Mosques in Ekiti ready for reopening

The Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) in Ekiti says mosques in the state are now well positioned to meet the conditions for reopening amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over the Emergency National Executive Council, NEC, meeting of the All Progressives Congress, APC, at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja.

President Buhari approves judicial panel of enquiry over allegations against suspended EFCC chief

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the establishment of a Judicial Commission of Enquiry to investigate the alleged financial impropriety and mismanagement of recovered assets levelled against the suspended Acting Chairman of the EFCC, Mr Ibrahim Magu.

Delta communities want federal government to revive abandoned projects

Ilaje Communities in Warri South-West Local Government Area of Delta have appealed to the Federal Government to revive the abandoned Gas Revolution Industrial Park (GRIP) and other projects in the area.
Senator Buruji Kashamu

Ex-President Obasanjo: Senator Kashamu used law and politics to evade justice

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo says the former lawmaker from Ogun state, the late Buruji Kashamu used law and politics to escape from facing justice on alleged criminal offence.
Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose

Ayodele Fayose faults ex-President Obasanjo over comment on Senator Kashamu’s demise

A former Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose, has faulted a former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, over his comment on Buruji Kashamu‘s death.

Dan Orbih: Asiwaju Tinubu behind Edo Assembly crisis

The National Vice Chairman, South-South, of the Peoples Democratic Party, Dan Orbih, says All Progressives Congress chieftain, Bola Tinubu, is behind the political instability rocking the Edo State House of Assembly.
All Progressives Congress (APC) national stalwart Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has described as premature, talks about 2023 elections and the successor to President Muhammadu Buhari. To him, those making such calls do not love Nigeria.

Edo PDP asks Asiwaju Tinubu to concentrate on 2023 ambition

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Edo State has advised the former governor of Lagos State, now National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, to concentrate on what they described as epileptic 2023 presidential ambition rather than wasting time and energy on Edo political situation.

NANS gives DSS Monday to free #RevolutionNow protesters

The National Association of Nigerian Students, South-West Zone, has given the Department of State Services till Monday to release detained #RevolutionNow protesters.
Chief Adetunji Adeleye, Commander, Ondo State Security Network Agency, Operation Amotekun, has stressed the importance of support and credible information from residents and traditional rulers to ensure adequate service delivery.

Amotekun commander solicits Ondo monarchs’, residents’ support

Chief Adetunji Adeleye, Commander, Ondo State Security Network Agency, Operation Amotekun, has stressed the importance of support and credible information from residents and traditional rulers to ensure adequate service delivery.

South-West IPMAN directs members to sell fuel at N150 per litre

The South West chapter of Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria has directed all its members in the zone to henceforth, increase the pump price of Premium Motor Spirit, otherwise known as petroleum to N150 per litre.

South-west lawyers fault NBA election, call for cancellation

Lawyers in the South West, under the aegis of Egbe Amofin, yesterday, called on the Body of Benchers to cancel the recent election of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA.
The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) administration has raised alarm over rising cases of insecurity and vandalism in the territory. Abuja

High turnout of students as schools resume for exit class in FCT

There was a high turnout of students as schools resumed in Abuja following the Federal Government’s directive that schools should reopen for students in exit classes.
The Senate has described as “erroneous” report that it approved fresh loan of N850 billion at the plenary on Tuesday.

Senate: NDDC heads take 30% of contract sums

The Senate has revealed that the head of the Interim Management Committee, IMC, of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Prof Kemebradikumo Pondei, and other members of the committee collected between 20 and 30 pe rcent of contract sums before contractors were paid.
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila on the floor, moving a bill on the Repeal of Quarantine Act, 2004 at plenary yesterday at National Assembly Abuja. . Photo by Gbemiga Olamikan. 2

House of Reps set up 30-man c’ttee to accelerate passage of PIB

A thirty-member committee, with five members drawn from each of the six geo-political zones of the country, is expected to start work on the bill in the third week of this month, newsmen learnt, weekend.

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Legal luminary, Chief Richard Akinjide, SAN, a former Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, died in his Ibadan, Oyo State residence early Tuesday after a protracted ailment, family sources told the press.

Richard Akinjide buried in line with coronavirus protocol – family

A former Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Richard Akinjide, who died on April 22, was buried on Thursday in Ibadan, his family said.
Apple has removed Epic Games’ battle royale Fortnite from the App Store after the developer on Thursday implemented its own in-app payment system that bypassed Apple’s standard 30 percent fee.

Apple removes Fornite from App Store

Apple has removed Epic Games’ battle royale Fortnite from the App Store after the developer on Thursday implemented its own in-app payment system that bypassed Apple’s standard 30 percent fee.

NBS, IOM to conduct study on dangers of irregular migration

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) in collaboration with International Organisation for Migration is conducting a pilot survey on the above named subject matter in Edo, Delta, Lagos and Imo states.
Christian Association of Nigeria | CAN

CAN announces intercessory prayer session over insecurity in Nigeria

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has declared August 23 a day of collective intercessory prayer for Nigeria over insecurity situation in the country.
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.”

President Buhari’s chief of staff receives suspended Anambra monarchs

The Chief of Staff to the President, Prof Ibrahim Gambari, on Thursday, received some traditional rulers from Anambra State at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.