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Court Orders Temporary Forfeiture Patience Jonathan’s N7.3b, $8.4m


The Federal High Court in Lagos Division has ordered a temporary forfeiture of N7.3billion and $8.4million allegedly belonging to former First Lady Dame Patience Jonathan. Justice Mojisola Olateregun made the order based on a fresh application by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). A copy of the order made ...

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President Trump Pulls Out Of Iran Nuclear Deal


US President Donald Trump says he will withdraw the US from an Obama-era nuclear agreement with Iran. Calling it “decaying and rotten”, he said the deal was “an embarrassment” to him “as a citizen”. Going against advice from European allies, he said he would reimpose economic sanctions that were waived ...

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17 Nigerian Migrants Sue Italy For Returning Them To Libya


Seventeen Nigerian migrants who survived a deadly sea crossing last year have filed a lawsuit against Italy for violating their rights by supporting Libya’s efforts to return them to North Africa, their lawyers said on Tuesday. The plaintiffs, two of whom have returned to Nigeria, petitioned the European Court of ...

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Khalifah Isyaku Rabi’u dies at 90


A renowned Kano businessman and Islamic scholar, Sheikh Isyaku Rabi’u, died yesterday in a London hospital, the Kano State government has announced. Also confirming the death to Daily Trust by phone from London, his son, Alhaji Abdussamad Isyaku Rabi’u, who is the founder of the BUA Group, said his father ...

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Anxiety As Buhari Embarks On 4-Day Medical Trip To The UK


Questions are currently being asked about President Muhammadu Buhari’s fitness again as the President journeys to the UK to have a date with his foreign doctors. President Muhammadu Buhari will on Tuesday embark on a four-day medical trip to the United Kingdom. According to a statement on Monday by his ...

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Police Recruits To Undergo HIV/Pregnancy Screening Tests


The police in a statement has revealed that candidates shortlisted for recruitment will be made to undergo HIV screening. About 133,324 candidates shortlisted for recruitment into the Nigerian Police Force will undergo a psychological evaluation, HIV and Hepatitis screening while the females would also be subjected to a pregnancy test. ...

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What El-Zakzaky’s case could do to Nigeria – John Campbell

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Former United States of America’s Ambassador to Nigeria, John Campbell, has warned the federal government to tread cautiously in the way it is handling the case of the spiritual leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, He also warned that El-Zakzaky’s ongoing trial could worsen the nation’s ...

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Codeine: NAFDAC goes after firms distributing banned syrup in Nigeria

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The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, said it has commenced investigation on involvement of four pharmaceutical firms responsible for the distribution of codeine cough syrup in the country. The agency said appropriate sanctions would be applied for regulatory violations. The pharmaceutical firms located in Lagos, ...

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