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Alison-Madueke arraigned in UK court, Monday

Nigeria’s former oil minister Diezani Alison-Madueke has been arraigned in court in London following her arrest by the United Kingdom’s NCA last week as part of an investigation into suspected bribery and money laundering, according to BBC report. Ms Alison-Madueke denied wrongdoing when it was alleged that $20bn of oil …

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N64bn on Independence celebrations: Don’t trade lies just to earn cheap popularity — Jonathan cautions government functionaries

Reacting to claims that his administration spent outrageous sums of money for three Independence Anniversary celebrations, former President, Dr Goodluck Jonathan has advised government functionaries to desist from trading in and peddling of lies to gain cheap popularity in certain quarters. This is also as the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) …

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My wife is not dead — Governor Obiano

Governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano, has cleared the air on the news spreading across the state regarding the purported death of his wife, Mrs. Ebelechukwu Obiano. In a statement titled ‘Politicking with Death in Anambra State’ made available in Awka, weekend, by Mr. Emeka Ozumba, the Governor’ s …

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Commodity exporters yet to feel effects of lower prices — IMF report

Economic growth in commodity-exporting countries is likely to slow more amid expectations for further weakness in commodity prices, particularly of energy and metals, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) says in a new study. “A significant deceleration in growth rates is unavoidable for many (commodity-exporting) economies,” the IMF study said. The …

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These terror attacks are not about ideology but evil forces — President Buhari on Abuja bombings

President Muhammadu Buhari has stated that the reasons for the attack in separate locations in Abuja, last Friday, were evil and not ideologically-motivated. In a personal statement by him, issued in Abuja, Saturday, President Buhari, who described the recent terror attacks in Abuja, Borno and Adamawa, as ‘cowardly’, stressed that …

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Kuje, Nyanya attacks callous, evil- Dogara ..Physical force not enough to defeat terrorism …There should be more of intelligence sharing between security agencies

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara, has condemned Friday night`s bomb attacks in Kuje and Nyanya, in the Federal Capital Territory. In a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Public Affairs, Turaki Hassan, Dogara described the attacks as callous and saddening. He …

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UK crime agency confirms arrest of Alison-Madueke, 4 others; releases them on bail

The United Kingdom’s National Crime Agency (NCA), weekend, confirmed, the arrest and later release on bail of former Petroleum Resources minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke, at the same time that operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) raided the Abuja home of the former minister. Alison-Madueke was arrested, Friday, by …

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Governor Ugwuanyi moves to save life of motherless child, promises footing bill of N2m

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has directed immediate medical attention for a motherless child, Master Uchechukwu Nwachukwu suffering from an ailment suspected to be hydrocephalus. Governor Ugwuanyi speaking when he visited Holy Child Motherless Babies’ Home, Holy Ghost Cathedral, Enugu as part of his Nigeria’s 55th Independence Anniversary and …

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Ex-INEC chair, Jega advocates increased deployment of ICT for conduct of elections

Former Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Attahiru Jega, has expressed the optimism that increasing use and mastery of technology by the commission would enhance the transparency and credibility of Nigerian elections. He said despite momentary challenges encountered with the Smart Card Reader in the 2015 general election, its …

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