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Buhari extends vacation, writes NASS

 Your government too slow, ACF tells President  Even with angels, Nigerians‘ll complain – Adesina By Abdullahi M. Gulloma, Abuja, AbdulRaheem Aodu, Kaduna and Agboola Bayo, Ibadan President Muhammadu Buhari has extended his vacation in the United Kingdom. Buhari left the ...

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SERAP writes Trump, demands Abacha loot

By Bode Olagoke Abuja Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), an advocacy group, has requested the new US government under President Donald Trump to release to Nigeria, part of the $500 million loot stashed in the US by the late ...

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Preach peace not hatred, PFN cautions members

By Patrick Ahanor Benin City National President of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), Rev Dr Felix Omobude, has called on Nigerians, particularly religious leaders, to desist from making “unguarded statements that are capable of causing more crises in the ...

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Centre plans inter-faith roundtable on tolerance

By Ene Osang Abuja Centre for Social Justice, Equity and Transparency (CSJET) has condemned what it described as “the use of religion to destabilise Nigeria.” Its National Coordinator, Comrade Ikpa Isaac, while briefing the media ahead the organisation’s upcoming roundtable ...

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Ortom, Ishaku agree to swap border communities

By Our Correspondent Benue state Governor, Dr Samuel Ortom, and his Taraba state counterpart, Darius Dickson Ishaku, yesterday agreed to swap border communities in their respective states. They made the announcement after a joint states Security Council meeting which they ...

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2017 Budget: Senate, SGF rift deepens

 Babachir must appear – Lawmakers By Ezrel Tabiowo Abuja The rift between the Senate and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal, deepened yesterday  following the SGF’s  failure  to appear before the Federal Character Committee and Inter-Governmental Affairs,  ...

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Senate faults N250m ‘gate house’ for VP

By Taiye Odewale Abuja Chairman, Senate Committee on Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Senator Dino Melaye  declared  yesterday that the N250 million contract for construction of gate house at the official residence of the vice president was unacceptable to the committee ...

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Dismissed Lt.-Col. dies awaiting justice

By Bashir Mohammed Kano One of the officers controversially dismissed by the Nigerian Army for alleged partisanship in the 2015 general elections is dead. Ojebo Baba-Ochankpa died while waiting for justice after he and other affected officers petitioned President Muhammadu ...

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2015 elections gulped N273bn – INEC

 Reviews constituencies, Diaspora voting By Bode Olagoke and Emeka Nze, Abuja The Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC), yesterday revealed that it spent $547million (N273billion) on the 2015 general elections, describing it as the costliest in the nation’s history. The amount ...

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APC not opposed to SGF probe – Shehu Sani

 Sack Lawal, Magu now, chieftain tells President By Bode Olagoke Abuja The lawmaker representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District and Chairman, Ad hoc Committee on Humanitarian Crisis in the North-east, Senator Shehu Sani, has said that his party, the All progressives ...

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Senate queries NERDC’s huge overhead cost

By Taiye Odewale Abuja The Senate Committee on Basic Education yesterday took to task management of the Nigeria Education Research and Development Council (NERDC) over high overhead cost of the agency’s 2017 budget proposals. NERDC’s Executive Secretary, Prof. Ismail Junaid, ...

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10 killed in fresh Taraba violence

At least 10 persons were killed and several houses burnt in fresh violence that erupted yesterday in Taraba state, witnesses say. But, police said six people died in the clashes between the Fulani and Mummuye ethnic groups in Lau local ...

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CAN seeks equity, justice over Southern Kaduna

By Umar Bayo Abdulahab Ilorin President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Rev. Samson Ayokunle, has advised government at all levels to imbibe the principle of equity, justice and fairness in order to give everyone a sense of belonging. ...

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Why I support mega party – Saraki

 Urges NGO, govt’s partnership on North-east By Chizoba Ogbeche and Taiye Odewale, Abuja Senate President Bukola Saraki, has opened up on the planned new mega party, reportedly peopled by some chieftains of both the governing All Progressives Congress (APC), the ...

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Customs intercepts 700 rifles

By Ajibola Abayomi Lagos Nigeria Customs Service operatives in Lagos yesterday foiled an attempt to smuggle 700 units of rifles sealed in a 20 foot container into the country. According to the Nigeria Customs Service, the content of the import ...

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20 APC senators to join PDP if … – Akpabio

 Defectors contract seekers – Ekweremadu By Emeka Nze Abuja Senate Minority Leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has stated that more than 20 senators from the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) “are eager to join the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) only if ...

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Senate probes BPP’s N2.4bn contracts

By Taiye Odewale Abuja The Senate yesterday mandated its committee on Public Procurement to carry out comprehensive investigation on alleged contracts racketeering and inflation, two of which showed excess of N2.4 billion above approved contracts sums. The upper legislative chamber ...

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Judges not owed 4-month salaries – Senate

 Names new c’ttee chairmen By Taiye Odewale Abuja Senate yesterday debunked the information that federal judges were being owed four-month salary arrears. Deputy Senate Leader, Bala Ibn Na’Allah (APC, Kebbi South), had, on Tuesday, informed the Senate through a point ...

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Why there’s persistent power outage – Fashola

By Abdullahi M. Gulloma Abuja Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola, SAN, has blamed the persistent power outage in some parts of the country on liquidity problem and vandalism of installations. Briefing State House correspondents at ...

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Buhari writes Senate: You erred on SGF, Magu

 Your letter, funeral for anti-graft war – Lawmakers      EFCC boss ‘risks rejection again By Ezrel Tabiowo and Taiye Odewale Abuja The seeming reconciliation between the Presidency and the National Assembly appears not to have yielded the desired result, as the ...

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