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Trial of looters begins soon – Buhari


President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday said the prosecution of persons found to have stolen national resources would begin in a matter of weeks. A statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, quoted the President as speaking while granting audience to members of the National Peace ...

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OSOBA: Nobody is good in Obasanjo’s eyes


A former Governor of Ogun State, Chief Olusegun Osoba, says former President Olusegun Obasanjo, is too critical of people and sees nothing good in anyone. Osoba said this during an interview with journalists in Lagos on Saturday. He said this while reacting to Obasanjo’s claim that Chief Obafemi Awolowo was ...

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Buhari to probe arms purchase under Jonathan


President Muhammadu Buhari will order an investigation into contracts involving the procurement of weapons for the military under the Goodluck Jonathan administratio . The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, disclosed this while featuring on a Channels Television programme, Politics Today, on Sunday evenin ...

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Gbagbo’s party picks presidential hopeful


THE party of Ivory Coast’s former president, Laurent Gbagbo, has chosen its leader, Pascal Affi N’Guessan, to run in an October 25 presidential election that will mark its return to electoral politics following a string of boycotts since a brief 2011 war. Gbagbo is awaiting trial before the International Criminal ...

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Nigeria’s looted £400bn in Europe, Asia- UK group


A group called The Africa Secretariat says over £400bn worth of Nigerian money is being stashed away in Europe, Asia and America. While President Muhammadu Buhari is seeking the assistance of the United States and European countries to recover looted Nigerian funds kept in foreign banks. Coordinator of the United ...

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FORMER GENERAL: Buhari should re-introduce WAI


A retired general and former director at the Defence Headquarters, Brigadier-General Ayodele Ojo, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to re-introduce “War Against Indiscipline,” a programme he launched as a military Head of State. Ojo said: “There is no better time than now to go after the people who have ...

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Buhari, Obasanjo meet in Aso Villa


Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Friday evening visited President Muhammadu Buhari inside the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The two leaders met for a few minutes behind closed-doors inside the official residence of the President. Obasanjo, decked in blue Agbada and a cap to match, arrived at the premises after the day’s ...

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US yet to give Buhari oil thieves’ list


The United States has yet to give the list of oil thieves to President Muhammadu Buhari, findings by our correspondents have shown. Saturday PUNCH learnt on Friday that during Buhari’s visit to Washington in July, 2015, the United States did not give any list. Sources at the US embassy said ...

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Pay us our pensions, retired perm secs beg Okorocha


The Association of Retired Permanent Secretaries of Imo State has appealed to Governor Rochas Okorocha to pay its members the sev­en months pension arrears owed them by government. Chief Hyacinth Onyekwere, the state chairman of the As­sociation who made the ap­peal yesterday while briefing newsmen on the plights of retired ...

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Ivory Coast election to be ‘peaceful’, vows president


Ivory Coast’s presidential election will take place in a “peaceful climate”, President Alassane Ouattara said Thursday in Abidjan, ahead of October 25 polls seen to be crucial for stability after a decade of political and military crisis. “I am committed to ensuring that these elections be free, open, transparent and ...

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A total probe of the administration run by immediate past president, Dr Goodluck Ebele Jonathan is underway as the National Economic Council, NEC, Ad-hoc Committee on the Management of Excess Crude Account Proceeds and Accruals into the Federation Account, headed by the Governor of Edo State, Mr. Adams Oshiomhole, is ...

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AMAECHI: Jonathan fought me over N1.9tn subsidy funds


Former Governor of Rivers State, Rotimi Amaechi, has said his refusal to support ex-President Goodluck Jonathan’s bid to secure the support of governors for an upward review of subsidy payments was one of the reasons why they fell apart. Amaechi also revealed that the former President asked him not to ...

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