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NNPC, engine room of corruption


Senate President, Bukola Saraki, on Thursday, described the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation as the engine room of corruption, lamenting that none of the perpetrators of illegal deals in the corporation had so far been apprehended and brought to justice. He, therefore, challenged the leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress to ...

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OIL THEFT: What We Had Found Shocked Us – APC


The All Progressives Congress (APC) stated that it was shocked by huge and monumental corruption under the previous administration, The Punch reports. Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who is the party’s national publicity secretary, said this on Thursday reacting to the Buhari’s statement that some officials of the immediate past administration were ...

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Boko Haram Plot To Bomb Osinbajo’s House Was Uncovered


The Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday, July 23, told the National Economic Council (NEC) that Boko Haram militants plan to to dump bomb-laden refuse in his house. This information was disclosed to journalists after the NEC’s six hours meeting in Abuja. A copy of press briefing, the “Talking Point”, ...

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Dilemma: Buhari Accuses US Of Aiding Boko Haram


President Muhhamadu Buhari has accused the United States of indirectly aiding and abetting the atrocities of Boko Haram terrorists. According to Daily Independent, the President made this subtle inference with regard to the US’s refusal to let Nigeria have access to the much needed military arsenal to fight and quell ...

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Buhari Set To Restore Order In Nigeria


Mr Ken Dike, an APC Chieftain in South Africa, said on Thursday, July 23, that President Muhammadu Buhari would restore discipline in Nigeria. Dike, the Secretary of APC in Gauteng Province of South Africa, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Johannesburg, that Buhari had on assumption of office ...

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World Bank predicts increase in global crude prices


The World Bank is nudging up its 2015 forecast for crude oil prices from $53 in April to $57 per barrel after oil prices rose 17 per cent in the April to June quarter. The forecast is contained in the bank’s latest Commodity Markets Outlook released on Wednesday. The bank ...

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Benteke completes Liverpool switch


Liverpool have confirmed the arrival of Christian Benteke from Aston Villa on a long-term contract. The 24-year-old passed a medical in London on Wednesday afternoon before agreeing personal terms with the Merseyside club. Benteke joins the Reds on the back of a campaign that saw him score 16 goals in ...

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Nigerian girls rescued from prostitution in Burkina Faso


Six Nigerian women have been sent back to the country from the Burkina Faso where they were allegedly taken to for prostitution by a woman, named Balikis. While re-uniting the girls with their parents in Ibadan, Oyo State, on Wednesday, the Comptroller of the Nigeria Immigration Service, Oyo State Command, ...

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IZILEIN: Oliseh lacks experience to manage Eagles


Godwin Izilein has expressed his surprise that the Nigeria Football Federation decided to appoint Sunday Oliseh as the new manager of Super Eagles. Tunisia ’94 Africa Cup of Nations winner Oliseh last week penned a N5m-a-month deal with the NFF to manage the Eagles for three years, following the sacking ...

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Powell proves form ahead of worlds

Asafa Powell

Jamaica’s Asafa Powell continued his build-up to the IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China next month with his 88th sub-10 seconds clocking in the 100m, winning in 9.87 seconds (0.0m/s) at the Galà dei Castelli Bellinzona in Switzerland on Tuesday. Powell got off to a slow start on the six-lane ...

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First class graduates to serve in varsities —NYSC


The Director General of the National Youth Service Corps, Brig.-Gen.Johnson Olawumi, said on Wednesday in Kaduna that prospective corps members with First Class degrees would henceforth be posted to universities for their primary assignments. Also to be posted to the universities, according to Olawumi, are corps members who graduated with ...

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Nobody is above the law, Osinbajo tells NURTW leaders


Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday told the leadership of the National Union of Road Transport Workers that nobody would be treated as being above the law by the present administration. According to a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr. Laolu Akande, the Vice-President spoke while ...

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US trip: Buhari rejects gay marriage, says Presidency


The Presidency on Wednesday admitted that the issue of gay marriage came up during President Muhammadu Buhari’s four-day official visit to the United States. It said the President, however, rejected the idea “point-blank.” The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, disclosed this on his ...

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Parents, candidates protest as UNILAG defends cut-off marks


Hundreds of Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination candidates on Wednesday morning stormed the University of Lagos to protest against the decision of the institution to stop them from doing the forthcoming post-UTME. The candidates alleged that the authorities of university, in liaison with the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, had rolled ...

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Alleged fraud: EFCC invites Saraki’s wife


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has invited Toyin Saraki, the wife of Senate President, Bukola Saraki, for questioning over alleged shady contracts during her husband’s tenure as the governor of Kwara State. Also, the daughter of the late former President Umaru Yar’Adua, who is also the wife of an ...

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New army chief warns troops against cowardice, indiscipline


The new Chief of Army Staff, Major General Turkur Buratai, has warned troops against acts of indiscipline and cowardice in the ongoing campaign against the Boko Haram insurgents in the North-East. Buratai also urged the commanders to ensure a prompt and timely response to distress calls from communities in the ...

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