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President Buhari urges Nigerians to cooperate more, pray for leaders

President Muhammadu Buhari says the fact that Nigeria has remained a united country despite its challenges is a success which should be celebrated by Nigerians.

Former permanent secretary jailed for SURE-P fraud

A former Federal Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Labour and Productivity, Clement Illoh Onubuogo, has been sentenced to five years in jail over N14.1m SURE-P fraud.

PDP slams Governor Fayemi over ‘fresh N5 billion loan’

The Ekiti State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party National New Media Group (PDP-NNMG) has accused the State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, of plotting to plunge the State into another round of debt, disclosing that the governor was about taking N5 billion loan from a new generation bank.

Court orders release of former Governor Shema’s passport

Justice Hadiza Shagari of the Federal High Court, Katsina State, on Thursday ordered the immediate release of International Passport of the former governor of Katsina, Ibrahim Shema, to enable him travel for medical treatment abroad.

N5.7 billion fraud: Court fixes June 26 to hear ex-Governor Shema’s application

A Federal High Court sitting in Katsina State, on Tuesday, fixed June 26 to hear an application filed by a former governor of Katsina State, Ibrahim Shema, seeking the court to order for the release of his international passport to travel for medical treatment abroad.

SURE-P fund: I don’t know how 18 pages disappeared from Bank statement – witness

A witness in the ongoing trial of a United Kingdom-based Professor of Neurology, Reuben Obaro, and his wife, Ayodele Obaro, a practising nurse, also in the UK, on Monday told a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory sitting in Zuba, Abuja, that he does not know how 18 pages disappeared from the bank statement tendered in court in respect of the trial.

N5.7 billion fraud: EFCC tenders 14 vouchers as evidence against ex-Governor Shema

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Monday presented 14 payment vouchers before the Federal High Court, Katsina, against ex-governor Ibrahim Shema on alleged N5.7 billion SURE-P state funds, during his tenure.
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Oyo APC accuses PDP governorship candidate of reckless statements

The Oyo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) yesterday berated the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state, Mr. Seyi Makinde, for engaging in what it described as uncoordinated vituperations rather than issue-based campaign.

How ex-Katsina governor blew N5.7 billion on politics – ex-aide

A witness told the Federal High Court in Katsina Tuesday of how about N5.7 billion Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment Programme (SURE-P) funds went down the drain.

N5.7 billion fraud: Ex-aide boss testifies against Ibrahim Shema

Nasiru Ingawa, Special Adviser to ex-Governor Ibrahim Shema of Katsina State on SURE-P, on Tuesday told a Federal High Court in Katsina how Shema allegedly directed him to use about N5.7 billion state SURE-P funds for politics during his tenure.
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SIP Fund: PDP’s allegation unacceptable – Group

Following the claim by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that the Social Intervention Programme (SIP) of President Muhammadu Buhari amounted to vote buying, the Good Governance Initiative has said that the party is already suffering from mass rejection which it will experience in the 2019 elections
Senator Shehu Sani (APC-Kaduna)

Shehu Sani: SURE-P, N-Power are handouts to purchase loyalty of the masses

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, says the Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment Programme (SURE-P) and the National Social Investment Programmes (NSIP) are largesse dispensed for political goals.

Ibrahim Shema’s alleged N1 billion fraud trial resumes

The trial of the former Katsina State Governor, Ibrahim Shehu Shema, resumed at both the State and Federal High Courts in Katsina on Monday.

N9.7 billion fraud: Federal government to re-arraign Gabriel Suswam, others on November 20

The Federal High Court, Abuja, has fixed November 20 for the re-arraignment of former Benue State governor, Gabriel Suswam, on a 32-count charge brought against him by the federal government.

Former permanent secretary explains role in alleged diversion of N14.1 million

Clement Illoh, a former permanent secretary, on Wednesday told an Ikeja Special Offences Court that he did not steal N14.1 million from the defunct Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment Programme (SURE-P).

ICPC arraigns UK-based surgeon, wife for N233 million SURE-P scam

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission has charged a United Kingdom-based Professor of Neurology, Reuben Obaro, and his wife, Mrs. Ayodele Obaro, a practising nurse in the UK to court for allegedly misappropriating N233.6m belonging to the Federal Government.

N14m fraud trial of ex-permanent secretary continues

A Special Offences Court in Ikeja has fixed June 1 for the adoption of final written addresses in the trial of Clement Illoh, ex-Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Labour and Productivity for an alleged N14 million fraud.

N9.7 billion fraud: Court admits more evidence against ex-Governor Suswam

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Thursday admitted additional documents in evidence in the 32-count charge preferred against former Benue Governor, Gabriel Suswam, by the Federal Government.

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Senator Lokpobiri: Bayelsa has shown willingness to change destiny

Former Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri, has commended the people of Bayelsa State for changing their destiny by voting the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Saturday election.
The Independent National Electoral Commission has relocated the collation of results of Bayelsa State governorship election in Nembe, Southern Ijaw Local Government Areas to its headquarters in Yenagoa under heavy security.

YIAGA: Bayelsa election results were manipulated

YIAGA AFRICA, a civil society organisation (CSO), says there are indications that the results of the Bayelsa state gubernatorial election were manipulated.
A member of Manchester United's backroom team has been taken to hospital after falling ill, the club have confirmed.

Lack of Champions League begins to hit Manchester United finances

Manchester United’s failure to qualify for the Champions League is beginning to erode the club’s finances, but increased commercial income helped the English giants post revenues of £135.4 million ($174 million) for the first quarter of the 2019-2020 season on Monday.
Justice Bolanle Okikiolu-Ighile of the Lagos High Court, Igbosere on Monday, November 18, granted the application of a Dane, Peter Nielsen, accused of killing his wife and daughter, to revisit the scene of the crime which was sealed off after the incident last year.

Dane to revisit crime scene of wife’s, daughter’s murder

Justice Bolanle Okikiolu-Ighile of the Lagos High Court, Igbosere on Monday, November 18, granted the application of a Dane, Peter Nielsen, accused of killing his wife and daughter, to revisit the scene of the crime which was sealed off after the incident last year.
Retired Col. Hameed Ali, Comptroller-General of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), on Thursday said the closure of Nigeria’s borders by Federal Government was undertaken to strengthen the nation’s security and protect its economic interests.

Customs proposes 5% levy slash on imported vehicles

Cost of used and new imported vehicles is set to drop if the Ministry of Finance approves the proposal of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) which recommended a reduction of the levy from 35% to 5 or 10%.