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Buhari Defends Appointment Of Northerners

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President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, defended the appointment of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir David Lawal and five others. The president had appointed alongside Lawal, Alhaji Abba Kyari, Chief of Staff to the President; Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali (rtd), Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS); ...

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How Former President Used Unremitted NNPC Funds For Bogus Contracts

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Between himself, his Chief Security Officer and the former Petroluem Minister, former President Goodluck Jonathan spent in just one deal a whopping $6.9 million to buy three 40-feet mobile stages for use during mass public speaking events, investigations have now revealed. Federal government investigators and security agencies say this is ...

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Jonathan, Diezani face probe over $6.9m campaign stages

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The ongoing probe of the immediate past administration by President Muhammadu Buhari is to beam its searchlight on the alleged purchase of three mobile stages, costing $6.9m, by former President Goodluck Jonathan and two of his officials, a Presidency source has said. According to a document, which was obtained from ...

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STOLEN FUNDS: Buhari, Jonathan may clash again

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There were fresh indications, at the weekend, that President Muhammadu Buhari and his predecessor, Goodluck jonathan may be set for anotherclash regarding the recovery of stolen funds from the nation’s coffers, Sunday Vanguard can reveal authoritatively. Jonathan-Buhari The reason for this may not be unconnected with what a source described ...

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Malaysians gather in capital, demand reform, PM’s ouster

Protestors gather during a demonstration demanding Prime Minister Najib Razak’s resignation and electoral reforms in Kuala Lumpur on August 29, 2015. Malaysia's capital braced for possible confrontations on August 29, between demonstrators seeking the premier's ouster over corruption allegations and police who have declared their planned two-day street rally illegal. AFP PHOTO / MOHD RASFAN

Thousands of Malaysians streamed into central Kuala Lumpur on Saturday to call for the prime minister’s ouster over corruption allegations and demand broader reforms, spurning warnings by police who have declared the rally illegal. Ordinary citizens converged on the capital’s historic heart, many of them defiantly wearing the yellow t-shirts ...

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Buhari’s lopsided appointments split the north, his supporters

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Northern socio-political groups were on Friday divided over President Muhammadu Buhari’s appointments, which have largely been criticised in the south as it has thus far favoured individuals from the northern part of the country. Buhari had on Thursday approved the appointments of six persons including Babachir David Lawal from Adamawa ...

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Fayose appoints 72-year-old carpenter LG chairman

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Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, has appointed a 72-year-old illiterate, Pa Olatunde Afolayan, as the caretaker chairman of Moba Local Government Area. He also urged President Muhammadu Buhari to remove Mrs. Amina Zakari as the Acting Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission. The governor, who stated this during ...

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Olabisi Kolawole, First Female Police PRO In Nigeria

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Olabisi Alofe-Kolawole is the first female force public relations officer (FPRO) of the Nigeria Police Force following her appointment on Friday by Solomon Arase, the inspector general of police. The law graduate succeeds Emmanuel Ojukwu, who is now the commissioner of police in Kogi state. Alofe-Kolawole, who advises the police ...

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Buhari: Is This Warning By Yoruba Elders Coming To Pass?

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The Yoruba nation risks exposing its people to terrible circumstances and fortunes should they cast their votes for General Mohammadu Buhari, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the February 14 election. This is the belief of elders of the Yoruba nation that have been commenting on the ...

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Prof. Wole Soyinka: Obasanjo Is A Liar,Economic Illiterate

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Prof. Wole Soyinka, has stated that he has no respect for former President Obasanjo, who he describeds as an indescribable liar. Soyinka talked about the former president on Friday night when he responded to questions during a programme tagged: ‘An evening with Wole Soyinka’, organised by Globacom. Asked to respond ...

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Buhari warns civil servants to shun corruption or quit

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President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday issued a marching order to all civil servants to either avoid engaging in corrupt practices or be ready to leave the service. This was revealed to State House correspondents by the Permanent Secretary, General Services in the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the ...

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