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Suswam’s N9.7bn trial continues tomorrow

A further cross-examination of the prosecution witness by counsel to the third defendant in the trial of  former Benue state Governor, Gabriel Suswam, before Justice John Tsoho of a Federal High Court, Abuja, over alleged diversion of N9.7billin, Subsidy Reinvestment ...

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Probing the controversial N640bn NNPC contracts

More beans are being spilled in the controversial  N640billion NNPC contracts. VIVIAN OKEJEME asks senior lawyers how best to resolve the riddle. Since1999 when the country returned to democratic rule, successive administrations have made efforts to tackle corruption, which according ...

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Court orders media firm to pay ex-workers

Stories by Vivian Okejeme Abuja The National Industrial Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, has ordered Western Publishing Company Limited, publishers of Compass Newspapers, to pay former employees all their entitlements, including pension, running into N7million within 30 days. The suit ...

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Try me in Nigeria, Diezani tells EFCC

By Jerry Uwah Lagos — A former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani AllisonMadueke, yesterday urged a Federal High Court in Lagos to compel the Attorney-General of the Federation to facilitate her return to Nigeria to defend herself. Th e ...

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Nigeria’s toxic NGO regulation bill

Nigeria’s House of Representatives is presently considering what perhaps qualifi es as the most dangerous piece of legislation to come before the National Assembly since the return of civilian rule in 1999. It is the NGO Regulation Bill sponsored by ...

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Scorecard on CCB,CCT’s performance

The Code of Conduct Bureau and Code of Conduct Tribunal were set up to strengthen the fi ght against graft and entrench transparency among civil servants and public offi ce holders. VIVIAN OKEJEME reports what stakeholders say on the extent ...

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APLSCD to sue social media users over calumny

Association of People Living with Sickle Cell Disorder (APLSCD) has expressed dismay over the trending campaign of calumny targeted against its Chairman, Board of Directors, Chief Sylvester Nwaobu-Alor. Blueprint learnt that some social media users believed to be agents of contenders ...

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Evans’ rights suit adjourned till Sept 21

The N300 million suit slammed on the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, and three others by suspected billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike (also known as Evans), challenging his continued detention was yesterday adjourned till September 21. Justice Chuka Obiozor of the ...

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Arrest Diezani, SERAP tells Buhari

Th e Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to urgently seek from the International Criminal Court (ICC) an arrest warrant to bring Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke before a court over allegations of corruption against her. Th ...

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Lawyer in ‘land grab’ scandal

An Abuja-based non-governmental organisation (NGO) has faulted a petition by Chief Iderima Igonijkon seeking the Minister of the FCT to place a caveat on plot 191 land Dape District and claiming that he never collected or authorised anyone to claim ...

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Court remands Kaduna exVanguard reporter

State High Court 10 sitting in Kaduna yesterday asked that former Kaduna Correspondent of Vanguard Newspapers, Luka Binniyat, still be remanded in Kaduna prison pending the time his bail conditions would be reviewed. Binniyat is being tried over a report ...

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