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Ex-ICPC chief takes over wages commission

Mr Ekpo Nta, former Chairman, Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Offences Commission (ICPC), has taken over the leadership of the National Salaries, Income and Wages Commission (NSIWC).
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says an investigation is ongoing on the seized $2.8 million at Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.

SERAP backs EFCC’s probe of ex-President Obasanjo’s $16 billion power project

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has welcomed “the reported probe by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) of the government of former president Olusegun Obasanjo’s $16 billion power project as an opportunity for the anti-graft agency to show that former heads of state and other high-ranking public officials are not immune from investigation and prosecution for allegations of grand corruption in Nigeria.”

ICPC ex-chairman takes over salaries and wages commission

Former Chairman, Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Offences Commission (ICPC), Mr. Ekpo Nta, has taken over the leadership of the National Salaries, Income and Wages Commission (NSIWC).
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Kwara North urges President Buhari to consider them for ministerial position in future

A group in Kwara North Senatorial District, Edu/Patigi Progressive Association, has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to appoint persons from the district as ministers in future.

Ijaw group condemns arrest of spokesperson, accuses DSS of lawlessness

Ijaw People’s Development Initiative (IPDI) has condemned what it termed as an unlawful arrest of Comrade Daniel Ezekiel, its spokesperson by the Department of State Service (DSS), warning that the security outfit has turned itself into a lawless organisation.
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June 12: President Buhari meant business of thwarting Nigeria political darkness behind tunnel –...

Former Presidential Candidate of National Action Council, Dr. Olapade Agoro, has observed that the pronouncement by President Muhammadu Buhari at June 12 Democracy Day is an indication that he (Buhari) meant business to bring in the glorious light thwarting Nigeria political darkness behind the tunnel.
President Muhammadu Buhari will on Saturday (12.00 midnight) join about 53 world leaders in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for the opening of the summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).1

Presdiency: Why President Buhari attended OIC meeting and what he got for Nigeria

A presidential aide, Garba Shehu, has reacted to criticisms over President Muhammadu Buhari’s latest trip to Saudi Arabia for a meeting of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).
President Muhammadu Buhari will on Saturday (12.00 midnight) join about 53 world leaders in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for the opening of the summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).1

Presidency replies CAN, Ohanaeze over President Buhari’s OIC meeting attendance

The Presidency has described criticism by some Nigerians, including Ohanaeze Ndigbo and the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), of President Muhammadu Buhari’s attendance at an Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) meeting over the weekend, as “tantrums”.

Ex-Nigeria Airways workers optimistic of receiving balance of entitlements

Ex-workers of Nigeria Airways Limited on Tuesday expressed optimism that the N22.4 billion balance of their entitlements would be paid soon, following the signing of the 2019 Budget by President Muhammadu Buhari.
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Former minister Yakubu Lame passes on in Abuja

Lame, an All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain and governorship aspirant in Bauchi state died at a private hospital in Abuja on Saturday night.

Ex-President Jonathan, Atiku Abubakar, Bukola Saraki, others pay tribute to late President Umaru Yar’Adua

Former President Goodluck Jonathan, former vice president Atiku Abubakar and the President of the Senate Dr Bukola Saraki, have paid tribute to late former President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua who died 9 years ago.

Ibukun Awosika: Nigeria can indeed earn forex through migration

Ibukun Awosika, Chairman, First Bank of Nigeria (FBN), has stated that Nigeria can indeed earn a lot of foreign exchange (FOREX) from the movement of its citizens to other countries.

Bishop Kukah: Nigeria sinking deeper into abyss of disrepair

The Catholic Bishop, Sokoto Diocese, Matthew Hassan Kukah, has observed that killings in 20 out of 36 states of the federation and other abnormalities are indications that Nigeria is at a breaking point.
Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu addressing newsmen shortly after cating his vote in a polling unit at Alausa, Ikeja earlier today. Photo by Ayo Efunla

Asiwaju Tinubu: Why I’m able to influence elections

Bola Tinubu, the All Progressives Congress (APC) national leader, says his moral authority plays a role in his ability to influence elections.

FCT elections: Motorists flout restriction order on Airport road

In spite of the restriction of vehicular movement during the Saturday’s area council election in the Federal Capital Territory, vehicles have continued to ply the Umaru Musa Yar’Adua Expresse way.

Bi-Courtney insists on 36 years concession validity on MMA2

Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Limited (BASL), operator of the Murtala Muhammed Airport Two (MMA2), on Tuesday insisted that it had 36 years validity on the Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) concession model of the facility.
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Rafiu Balogun: Those who describe last election as the worst in Nigeria are wrong

A former National Legal Adviser of the Nigerian Bar Association, Mr. Rafiu Balogun, said on Sunday that anyone who says the February 23, 2019 election was the worst in Nigeria’s history is incorrect.
Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

Atiku Abubakar: Why I won’t congratulate President Buhari

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the February 23 presidential election, Atiku Abubakar, on Wednesday, said he would not congratulate the President Muhammadu Buhari because the election was not free and fair but marred by many irregularities.

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Kaduna governor praises federal government on Zaria Water Project, asks for refund

Governor Nasir El-Rufai has thanked the Federal Ministry of Finance for approving a refund of N17.32bn to Kaduna State for capital expenses it had spent on the Zaria Water Project.

Kaduna university inducts first set of 27 pharmacists

The Kaduna State University (KASU) and the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) on Friday inducted the first set of pharmacists, seven years after establishment of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences in the university.
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Gunmen kidnap Imo Anglican Bishop’s wife

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers abducted the wife of the Anglican Bishop of Ikeduru Diocese, Emmanuel Maduwuike, on Friday.
United Kingdom airline British Airways will resume direct flights to Pakistan in June, a decade after suspending services to the South Asian nation over security concerns, the carrier has announced.

British Airways pilots to strike for three days in September

British Airways pilots on Friday said they will strike for three days in September in a dispute over pay, in a move that could affect tens of thousands of travellers.