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Lagos assembly ad hoc committee drills eight commissioner-nominees

The Lagos State House of Assembly ad-hoc on screening of commissioner and special adviser nominees on Thursday began its assignment, attending to eight nominees.

Bauchi government absolves self from house of assembly crisis

Bauchi State Government has absolved itself from the leadership crisis rocking the State House of Assembly following the emergence of two people as Speakers of the House after it was inaugurated on Thursday.

Ministerial appointments: Not a party affair

The argument that President Muhammadu Buhari should bother more about Atiku Abubakar’s petition against his re-election rather than concentrating on forming a government, loses sight of the ‘no vacuum in government’ philosophy

Enugu government approves recruitment of 1,500 additional teachers

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has approved and directed the Enugu State Universal Basic Education Board (ENSUBEB) to recruit additional 1,500 primary school teachers to enhance basic education in the state.
Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika

Federal government explains temporary suspension of national carrier

The federal government Thursday explained that the national carrier, which was earlier billed to kick off in December was suspended temporarily because the process to actualise it was delayed.

NASRDA: Abuja, four states prone to tremor

The National Space Research and Development Agency has identified selected locations in Bayelsa, Ogun, Oyo, Kaduna and Abuja as hot spots for earth tremor.

CSJ: Weak electoral laws responsible for vote buying in Nigeria

The poser now is whether there’s a monitoring mechanism in place between INEC and the political parties to verify if they do not receive funds from outside Nigeria and if they are under obligation to submit their detailed bank accounts for INEC’s scrutiny”.
President Muhammadu Buhari Treking

2019: President Buhari physically fit for second term – Presidency

The Presidency has said the 800 metres trekking embarked upon by President Muhammadu Buhari from the Eid-ground in Daura to his private residence is an indication of his fitness to seek re-election in 2019.
Joshua Osih

Cameroon opposition chief blames violence on President Biya

Cameroon's opposition leader, who will run for president in October's elections, has pointed the finger squarely at President Paul Biya for the mounting bloodshed in the country's separatist crisis.

Pat Utomi charges Catholics to be active in politics

As the 2019 elections draw near, renowned economist and politician, Prof. Pat Utomi, has called on Catholic faithful in Nigeria to get active in politics and aspire to position to enable them change the system and bring good governance.
Joseph Tshuma

MP: Zimbabwe can’t prosper without involvement of whites

An outgoing member of parliament for Zimbabwe’s ruling party, ZANU-PF, has claimed that the southern African country cannot prosper without the involvement of whites in its affairs.

UN Envoy: There is a veiled vision to divide Yemen

Al-Sayyad's comments come after a crisis over the island of Socotra, southwest of Yemen. The UAE deployed 300 soldiers, along with tanks and artillery, to the famed UNESCO World Heritage Site at the beginning of May.

Sokoto journalists organise lecture in honour of Governor Tambuwal’s late media aide

Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has joined friends of his late media aide, Imam Imam, in extolling the deceased’s humble qualities, professionalism and righteousness.

Festus Keyamo: Why I accepted President Buhari’s campaign appointment

Festus Keyamo, Lagos-based lawyer, says he accepted the appointment to be spokesman of the re-election bid of President Muhammadu Buhari because the president is “an approximation” of the values he cherishes and has fought for in his life”.

#BBNaija: Cee-C breaks down in tears after being ‘left alone’

As Big Brother Naija 2018 nears its conclusion, Cee-C, the most controversial contestant on the show this season, is starting to feel an emotional vacuum.

Cameroon returnees: Adamawa IDP camp records 300 deliveries

No fewer than 300 successful births have been recorded in Fufore Internally Displaced Persons camp hosting Nigerians evacuated from Republic of Cameroon in the past two years.

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77 Nigerian nationals charged for massive fraud, money laundering in US — full list

A 252-count federal grand jury indictment unsealed Thursday charged 77 Nigerian nationals with participating in a massive conspiracy to steal millions of dollars through a variety of fraud schemes and launder the funds through a Los Angeles-based money laundering network.
Zainab Ahmed

Federal government raises panel to recover N614 billion loan from 35 states

The National Economic Council (NEC) yesterday resolved to constitute a team to recover N614bn budget support loan facility given to 35 out of the 36 states of the federation.
The arrest was triggered by intelligence received by the Commission. The suspects are Abuwa Marvis, Ikpasa Efe, Abraham Idede, Maye Edefeose, Ovie Akpojevuehe and Akpotor Okeoghene. Others are Abuwa Jeffery, Ehirouture Precious, Best Lucky and Lucky Desmond.

EFCC arrests 10 ‘internet fraudsters’ in Delta

It was end of the road for 10 suspected internet fraudsters Wednesday August 21, as they were arrested at thier hideout in an early morning operation by Operatives of the Benin Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, in Sapele, Delta State.
At least 33 Boko Haram militants were killed by Nigerian troops in a gunfight on Sunday, according to military sources on Tuesday.

Why Boko Haram is attacking more Borno communities

Normalcy has returned to Gubio and Magumeri local government areas in northern part of Borno State after an attack by Boko Haram insurgents that lasted for several hours.
A federal agent stands at the gate to a downtown Los Angeles parking lot after predawn raids in the L.A. area Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019. U.S. authorities have unsealed a federal grand jury indictment charging dozens of people with participating in a conspiracy to steal millions of dollars through a range of fraud schemes and laundering the funds through a Los Angeles-based network. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

Nigerians arrested in US for fraud

After search warrants were executed at multiple locations across L.A. County on Thursday morning, federal prosecutors announced a 252-count indictment that accuses 80 people in the U.S. and Nigeria of participating in a “massive conspiracy to steal millions of dollars through a variety of fraud schemes.”