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MOST NDDC CONTRACTS AWARDED TO NATIONAL ASSEMBLY MEMBERS – AKPABIO.

ALMOST NDDC CONTRACTS AWARDED TO NATIONAL ASSEMBLY MEMBERS - AKPABIO. [caption id="attachment_18421" align="aligncenter" width="300"] MOST NDDC CONTRACTS AWARDED TO NATIONAL ASSEMBLY MEMBERS - AKPABIO.[/caption] The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Sen. Godswill Akpabio, on Monday, said most contracts from the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) are awarded to National Assembly members.   The Minister commented as he was being grilled by members of the House of Representatives committee on NDDC in a public hearing.   The Minister had been invited by the lawmakers on Friday to defend his actions as Minister of Niger Delta Affairs and shed more light on...

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TENSION IN EFCC AS PMB SUSPENDS 12 DIRECTORS.

TENSION IN EFCC AS PMB SUSPENDS 12 DIRECTORS. [caption id="attachment_18379" align="aligncenter" width="300"] EFCC[/caption] There was apprehension yesterday at the headquarters of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) following the suspension of the commission’s secretary, Olanipekun Olukoyede, and 12 directors.   Their suspension was part of the recommendations by the presidential panel investigating allegations of graft and misconduct against the suspended EFCC acting chairman, Ibrahim Magu.   The directors were yesterday directed by the minister of Justice and Attorney-general of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN), to proceed on suspension in compliance with the presidential order.   It was learned that senior...

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FG INSISTS ON SCHOOL CLOSURE, WASSCE CANCELLATION.

FG INSISTS ON SCHOOL CLOSURE, WASSCE CANCELLATION. [caption id="attachment_18375" align="aligncenter" width="300"] FG INSISTS ON SCHOOL CLOSURE, WASSCE CANCELLATION.[/caption] The federal government says it does not have the confidence yet to proceed with the re-opening of schools given the increasing number of COVID-19 infections as released by the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).   The Minister of State for Education, Chief Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, said this on Wednesday while fielding questions from State House reporters, after the eighth virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari.   Nwajiuba said the decision of the Federal Ministry of Education to...

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NIGERIA EARNED N80 TRILLION FROM PETROLEUM EXPORT UNDER BUHARI.

NIGERIA EARNED N80 TRILLION FROM PETROLEUM EXPORT UNDER BUHARI. [caption id="attachment_18371" align="aligncenter" width="300"] PRESIDENT BUHARI.[/caption] Nigeria earned about N80 trillion from petroleum exports from 2015 to 2019, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) has said. Nigeria is regarded as the largest oil exporter in Africa, and have recorded a revenue valued at N80 trillion ($206.06billion) as proceeds from crude oil export from 2015 to 2019,   This translates to the revenue earned since the coming on board of the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. The OPEC stated this in a breakdown that is contained in its 2020 Annual Statistical...

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BIAFRA: NNAMDI KANU REVEALS WHY BUHARI HATES IGBOS. 

BIAFRA: NNAMDI KANU REVEALS WHY BUHARI HATES IGBOS.  [caption id="attachment_18186" align="aligncenter" width="300"] NNAMDI KANU.[/caption] The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has vehemently disagreed with Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina that the President has nothing against the people of Biafra.   Kanu described such a statement as “a complete falsehood,” adding that “it can only deceive the gullible but certainly not those familiar with history.”   The IPOB leader, who spoke in a statement by his Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, maintained that Biafra citizens had suffered...

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MAGU FAILED TO ACCOUNT FPR 332 RECOVERED PROPERTY WORTH BILLIONS.

MAGU FAILED TO ACCOUNT FPR 332 RECOVERED PROPERTY WORTH BILLIONS. [caption id="attachment_18180" align="aligncenter" width="300"] IBRAHIM MAGU.[/caption] Suspended Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Magu, has again been accused of failing to give a proper account of 332 out of the 836 recovered real estate property in March 2018.   A report by the Presidential Committee on Audit of Recovered Assets (PCARA) confirmed the development, indicating that the unaccounted property was worth billions of naira.   The report also noted massive wastage and deterioration of physical assets (including landed property, cars and vessels recovered by...

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CORRUPTION UNDER BUHARI RESPONSIBLE FOR NIGERIA’S POVERTY SAYS PDP.

CORRUPTION UNDER BUHARI RESPONSIBLE FOR NIGERIA'S POVERTY SAYS PDP. [caption id="attachment_18177" align="aligncenter" width="300"] PDP NATIONAL PUBLICITY SECRETARY, KOLA OLOGBONIYAN.[/caption] The Peoples Democratic Party has blamed poverty and growing insecurity in Nigeria on the alleged unbridled looting and extortion by a cabal around the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), and the ruling All Progressives Congress.   This party’s position is contained in a statement titled, ‘Corruption in Buhari Presidency, APC responsible for poverty in Nigeria PDP says Treasury Looting is APC’s Manifesto’, signed by the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, in Abuja, on Sunday.   According to the statement,...

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ONDO ASSEMBLY MAKES A FRESH START OVER AGBOOLA’S REMOVAL.

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ONDO ASSEMBLY MAKES A FRESH START OVER AGBOOLA'S REMOVAL. [caption id="attachment_18171" align="aligncenter" width="300"] ONDO DEPUTY GOVERNOR, AGBOOLA AJAYI.[/caption] The Ondo State House of Assembly has said that it will make a fresh start to the planning phase to consummate its arrangements to remove the state Deputy Governor, Mr. Agboola Ajayi, from office.   Hon Gbenga Omole, The Chairman of the Ondo state House Committee on Information yesterday told THISDAY that the legislature had noted the observations of the Chief Judge, Justice Oluwatoyin Akeredolu, who last week declined the Assembly’s request to him to set up a panel to look into...

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DECLARE KILLER-HERDSMEN TERRORISTS SAYS ORTOM.

DECLARE KILLER-HERDSMEN TERRORISTS SAYS ORTOM. [caption id="attachment_18163" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Herdsmen.[/caption] Benue Governor Samuel Ortom has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to declare armed herdsmen killing innocent Benue rural dwellers as terrorists.   The Governor’s call followed repeated herdsmen’s attacks on Benue communities in the last few months. In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary (CPS) Terver Akase, the Governor said the latest of such attacks occurred on Saturday night at the Tse-Chembe community near Anyiin in Logo Local Government Area where the herders murdered seven persons and left many others badly injured.   Governor Ortom condemned the killings and...

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FG HANDS OVER NATIONAL THEATRE TO CBN, BANKERS.

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FG HANDS OVER NATIONAL THEATRE TO CBN, BANKERS. [caption id="attachment_18159" align="aligncenter" width="300"] NATIONAL THEATRE.[/caption] The Federal Government on Sunday handed over the National Theatre at Iganmu, Lagos State, to the Central Bank of Nigeria and the Bankers Committee for rehabilitation.   During the handover ceremony of the facility which was constructed in 1976, the Central Bank Governor, Godwin Emefiele, said the bankers were targeting one million job creation from the project in the next five years.   The event was attended by dignitaries including the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, and Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu.  ...

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