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Obanikoro undertakes to return N480m, submits passports to EFCC


A former Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, has signed an undertaking to return N480m to the Federal Government. Obanikoro has also submitted his United States of America and Nigerian passports to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. In addition, the ex-minister has provided two sureties who are ...

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Naysayers our biggest challenge, says Lai Mohammed


The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed said the biggest challenge the administration had faced in its efforts to communicate with Nigerians had been “the propensity of a group of naysayers”. The minister disclosed this on Friday in Lagos at a colloquium organised by the Coalition of Nigerian ...

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BREAKING: EFCC releases Obanikoro


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has released a former Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, The PUNCH can confirm. A source said, “The EFCC just released Senator Obanikoro around 5pm. He is on his way home now.” The PUNCH had reported exclusively that the former minister had ...

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US spends $100m on treatment of malaria, others in Nigeria


This year alone, the United States government has spent over $100m on the treatment of Neglected Tropical Diseases in Nigeria, the Director of USAID Mission in Nigeria, Michael Harvey, has said. According to him, $6bn which was sourced from over 40 organisations has been spent on medications for the treatment ...

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FG pays 81 months pension arrears


The Federal Government has paid 81 months pension arrears which were incurred from 33 per cent pension increment, but left 87 months outstanding. The money was paid to Police, Customs, Immigration, Prisons and civil service pensioners. A detailed breakdown of paid pension arrears and outstanding months were made available to ...

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IPOB Hails Buhari’s Comment On Secession


The Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), yes­terday described as a welcome development, President Muhammadu Buhari’s comment that any Nigerian is free to leave the country if they have another one. The president had on Tuesday, during a meeting with Niger Delta leaders at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa, Abuja, said ...

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Train Collision In Pakistan Leaves 17 Dead


A collision between two trains Landhi railway station in the southern city of Karachi has left at least 17 people dead and 40 others injured. Although early reports suggested one of the trains received a wrong signal, officials insist the cause of the collision is not yet known. “At the ...

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Hundreds of migrants die in two shipwrecks off Libya


At least 239 migrants, believed to be from West Africa, have died in two shipwrecks off Libya, a spokesman for the United Nations migration agency, said on Thursday. One group of migrants, including about 20 women and six children, set off in a rubber dinghy from Libya around 3 am ...

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Obanikoro returns N100 million to EFCC


A former Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro, has returned N100 million to the Nigerian government following his arrest by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, PREMIUM TIMES has learnt. Sources close to the former minister and others at the anti-graft agency confirmed the payment. Our sources said ...

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Avoid loans, spend recovered loots – ActionAid tells Buhari


ActionAid Nigeria has called on the Federal Government to focus more on recovering looted funds from indicted public officials rather than taking fresh loans. Country Director of ActionAid Nigeria, Ms Ojobo Atuluku said in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja that external borrowing would put the nation under further constraint ...

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SEE PHOTOS: Uganda President, Museveni, fetches water on bicycle


Uganda’s President, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, was seen fetching water, and riding on a bicycle on Monday morning to the shock of villagers of Kawumu, Luweero District. According to a post on Facebook, he said the action was to create awareness on his ‘Operation Wealth Creation’ agenda of drip irrigation for ...

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Bribery allegations: Group begs court to order arrest of Amaechi, Onu


The Kingdom Human Rights Foundation, KHRF, has prayed an Abuja Federal High Court to order the arrests of the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, and his Science and Technology counterpart, Ogbonnaya Onu over bribery allegations leveled against them by two judges recently arrested by the Department of State Services, DSS. ...

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Recession: “No money to save” – Nigerians cry out


Nigerians on Monday in Lagos explained that the current economic reality was making it difficult for them to sustain the culture of saving money in the bank. A cross section of them told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that rising inflation and increasing prices of goods and services left ...

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