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World Bank, AfDB blacklist more companies, consultants in Nigeria for corruption

The World Bank and the African Development Bank (AfDB) have sanctioned and blacklisted more companies and consultants operating in Nigeria for various breaches of their contracting processes considered fraudulent and corrupt.

Fidelity Bank’s loan-to-deposit ratio hits 80%

In line with its mandate of growing its customer base and the Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) sub-sector, Fidelity Bank of Nigeria Plc on Thursday said its loan to deposit ratio is well over 80 per cent, confirming its robust support for Nigerian entrepreneurs.
PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI INAUGURATES BOARD MEMBERS OF THE NORTH-EAST DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION AT THE COUNCIL CHAMBER STATE HOUSE. PHOTO; SUNDAY AGHAEZE. MAY 8 2019 3

Shi’ites: Don’t test our will to act – President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday warned that the protesting members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, otherwise known as Shi’ites, were testing the patience of the Federal Government with their violent protests in Abuja.
The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) administration has raised alarm over rising cases of insecurity and vandalism in the territory. Abuja

Presidential inauguration: Normal activities resume in Abuja

Normal activities have resumed in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) after the inauguration of President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo for their second term in office on Wednesday.

Court rules on ex-NNPC chief Andrew Yakubu’s no case submission

The Federal High Court, Abuja on Thursday, told the former Group Managing Director, (GMD) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, (NNPC), Andrew Yakubu, that he had a case to answer in his ongoing trial.

Police arraign driver, accomplice over alleged ‘one chance’ robbery

The police on Wednesday arraigned a driver, Taiwo Ajayi and his friend Bola Ige, in a Wuse Zone Six Magistrates’ Court for allegedly robbing a passenger of her possessions.
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Ninth National Assembly: Adams Oshiomhole insists APC won’t work with PDP

All Progressives Congress National Chairman, Mr Adams Oshiomhole, last night, called the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, the devil, which the APC would never share power with in the 9th National Assembly.

Rep Gbajabiamila endorsed for Speaker at meeting with President Buhari

House leader, Femi Gbajabiamila (APC, Lagos) was yesterday endorsed for the position of speaker, House of Representatives in the ninth assembly. The decision was taken at the Presidential Villa at a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari’s APC Reps-elect and the party executives.

NNPC: We’ve one billion litres of petrol in stock

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Friday asked Nigerians to disregard trending social media reports of an impending fuel scarcity due to purported refusal by some oil marketers to lift products from depots.

Farmer docked for alleged kidnapping

The police on Tuesday arraigned a farmer, Ahmed Abdullahi, in a Wuse Zone II Magistrates’ Court in Abuja for allegedly kidnapping a young man in Abuja.

Taxi driver in court for allegedly beating up Police

A 32-year-old taxi driver, Fred Johnson, who allegedly beat up an Assistant Commissioner of Police on Tuesday appeared in a Wuse Zone II Chief Magistrates’ Court.

Court remands security man for impregnating 15-year-old

A Wuse Zone II Magistrates’ Court on Friday ordered that a security man, David Osademe, who allegedly impregnated a 15-year-old girl, be remanded in prison, pending transfer of case to a higher court.

FCT doctors take oral health campaign to schools

The Association of Resident Doctors (ARD), Federal Capital Territory (FCT) chapter, has taken its sensitisation on oral health to Government Science Secondary School, Maitama and Roberto Group of Schools, Wuse.

CCT trial: Justice Onnoghen to make no-case submission as federal government closes case

The trial of the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, appears to be reaching an anti-climax with key prosecution witnesses’ testimony contradicting claims that the embattled number one judicial officer might have corruptly amassed wealth way out of his income.

ICPC: Shehu Yar’adua Foundation, others to lose N4.8bn property for evading tax

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has moved to seize plots of land and buildings valued at N4.8 billion from the Shehu Yar’adua Foundation and 29 other firms.
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Ice Prince thrills Abuja fans at food expo

Nigerian Hip-hop artiste, Panshak Zamani aka Ice Prince Sunday night thrilled fun seekers with an exciting performance at a food expo in Abuja.
Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

Why EFCC arrested Atiku Abubakar’s finance director

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is investigating a case of €150 million money laundering allegation against Alhaji Babalele Abdullahi, a Finance Director of Atiku Abubakar’s group of companies, sources have disclosed.
Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

EFCC investigates Atiku’s son-in-law over money-laundering allegation

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said it had begun investigation of alleged money-laundering by the Finance Director of Atiku Abubakar’s group of companies, Alhaji Babalele Abdullahi.

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NSE: Investors react positively to ministers’ inauguration, assignment

Investors on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) on Wednesday reacted positively to the inauguration and assignment of ministers to various portfolios by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Presidential media aide, Malam Garba Shehu, says the Buhari administration is working with state governments across the Northwest to pursue an urgent revamp of the national security apparatus in the subregion.

President Buhari warns cabinet members against unnecessary altercation

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday in Abuja, cautioned new cabinet Ministers against unnecessary altercation while discharging their responsibilities.
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Kaduna election: Tribunal dismisses Shehu Sani’s petition for lack of merit

The National Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal in Kaduna has dismissed the petition challenging the election of Senator Uba Sani as the lawmaker representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District at the National Assembly.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday appointed his wife, Aisha, and the wife of the Vice-President, Mrs Dolapo Osinbajo, to serve on the Presidential Advisory Committee on the Elimination of Drug Abuse in the country.

President Buhari approves appointment of aides for First Lady

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of aides for the Office of the First Lady, occupied by Hajia Aisha Buhari.
Rwanda's President Paul Kagame and Uganda's Yoweri Museveni were once close allies but their relations have turned deeply hostile in a dispute that damaged trade between the neighbours.

Ugandan, Rwandan leaders sign pact to end months-long standoff

The presidents of Rwanda and Uganda on Wednesday signed an agreement in Angola to end months of tensions after the two leaders exchanged accusations of spying, political assassinations and meddling.