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Buhari Fires DG Of Budget Office, Announces Replacement

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday sacked the Director General of the Budget Office of the Federation, Bright Okogu. The reason for his removal remains unclear at press time. A statement from the Director of Press and Public Relations at the Federal Ministry of Finance, Marcshall Gundu, said President Buhari also ...

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Buhari Appoints Fowler New Head Of FIRS

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday appointed Dr. William Babatunde Fowler as the Executive Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS). This was announced in a statement issued by the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the President, Femi Adesina. According to the statement, Fowler will serve in acting ...

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Probe Fashola, Tinubu now, Bode George tells Buhari

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A former National Deputy Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Bode George, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to take his anti-corruption war to the next level by probing the last two governors of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and Mr. Babatunde Fashola (SAN). George said in a statement that ...

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‘My legacy is being destroyed in Ekiti’

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Former Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi spoke with Group Political Editor EMMANUEL OLADESU on his legacies, the crisis in the Ekiti State All Progressives Congress (APC) and people’s expectations about the Buhari Administration. What efforts are leaders making to resolve the division in the Ekiti APC? I don’t see what ...

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PDP chief: Anyim tricked Jonathan to sign N1.2b deal

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Former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Anyim Pius Anyim unilaterally acquired the multi-billion-dollar Centenary City on the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Road, Abuja, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chief alleged yesterday. PDP’s National Vice Chairman (Southsouth zone) Dr. Cairo Ojougboh said he was ready to face the ...

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Jonathan’s govt better than Obasanjo’s – Anya

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LAGOS — ELDER statesman and President of Ndigbo Lagos, Professor Anya O. Anya, yesterday, declared that Nigeria is not yet a nation but that a nation will emerge out of her soon. Anya made the statement at Sam Ohuabunwa’s Outreach, in Lagos, to mark the 65th birthday of Ohuabunwa, former ...

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Gabon’s President gives inheritance to charity

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Gabon’s President Ali Bongo has pledged to give his share of the inheritance from his father to charity and said his family was also handing over properties including a villa in the capital and two homes in Paris to the state. Reuters reports that Bongo has led the central African ...

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Sultan tells Buhari to go after looters

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The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, on Monday told President Muhammadu Buhari to make sure that he prosecutes every person found to have looted the national treasury. The Sultan said Buhari should not only prosecute the corrupt and ensure that the proceeds of their corruption are forfeited to the ...

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Anti-graft war: I won’t succumb to pressure, says Buhari

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday assured Nigerians that no amount of pressure that could be mounted on him would make him stop his regime’s war against corruption. Buhari, who was represented by his Special Adviser Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, said this while addressing some protesters who ...

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No one can intimidate me, Fayose tells Buhari

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The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to tread cautiously and be mindful of the body language of those hailing him today. The governor, who said he was aware of sinister plots to destabilise his government because of his strong and truthful stands on national issues, ...

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Buhari seeks ‘fearless’ judges to try looters

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President Muhammadu Buhari has commenced the process of identifying a few fearless and courageous judges who will be saddled with the responsibility of prosecuting persons who have been found to have stolen national resources, THE PUNCH has learnt. Buhari had while granting audience to members of the National Peace Committee ...

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Buhari owes Igbos nothing, Junaid tells Ezeife

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The Convener of the Coalition of Northern Politicians, Academics, Professionals and Businessmen, Dr. Junaid Mohammed, has dismissed the sentiments shared by a former Governor of Anambra State that the Igbo have not been treated fairly in the governance of Nigeria. Ezeife had argued that President Muhammadu Buhari’s appointment of Dr. ...

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N78.3m website: CACOL replies Fashola, insists on allegation

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The Coalition Against Corrupt Leaders on Saturday took a swipe at the former Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, describing his administration as draconian and anti-people. The activist group was reacting to Fashola’s condemnation of its call on President Muhammadu Buhari not to consider the ex-governor for appointment for ...

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Okonjo Iweala denies diverting $1bn rail loan

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Nigeria former minister of finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo Iweala has denied allegation that $1 billion loan sourced from China-EximBank for the construction of Kano-Lagos rail project was diverted under her watch. The former minister in a statement issued by Paul Nwabuikwu, her media adviser on Sunday said the Kano-Lagos rail ...

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S.Sudan leader heads to peace talks as deadline looms

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South Sudanese President Salva Kiir headed to peace talks aimed at brokering an end to civil war Sunday, reversing an earlier decision as international threats of possible sanctions mount. However, while Cabinet Minister Elia Lomuro said that Kiir would join rebel leaders and regional presidents at the talks in neighbouring ...

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PHOTOS: Brazil street protests demand Rousseff impeachment

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Protesters took to the streets of Brazil Sunday, kicking off nationwide rallies expected to draw hundreds of thousands demonstrating against corruption and economic slowdown, and calling for President Dilma Rousseff to step down. Organizers promised large demonstrations in the capital Brasilia, the 2016 Olympic host city Rio de Janeiro — ...

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