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BREAKING: DSS arrests Ifeanyi Ubah over N11b oil theft

Ifeanyi Ubah, the chairman of Capital Oil and Gas Limited has been arrested by the Department of State Services. The agency revealed the arrest today in a statement by spokesman, Tony Opuiyo. Opuiyo said Ubah was arrested on Friday in connection with the theft of petrol kept by the Nigerian …

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The Resurrection Of Corpsocracy, by Femi Fani-Kayode

The day before yesterday we were told by the First Lady, Mrs. Aisha Buhari, that her husband was not as ill as most of us believed and that despite his obvious challenges he has continued to “carry out his responsibilities”. On the same day the media went to great lengths …

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Senate assures on media rights

The President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, on Wednesday reaffirmed Senate’s commitment toward upholding the rights of the media. Saraki gave the assurance while briefing newsmen on the event of World Press Freedom Day in Abuja. “As we all know, today is World Press Freedom Day, a day that …

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Reps move to address HIV/AIDS spread in IDP camps

The House of Representatives has resolved to investigate reports of spread of HIV/AIDS in Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps across the country. This was sequel to a motion by Rep. Aishatu Dukku (Gombe- APC) at plenary in Abuja. Moving the motion, Dukku said recent records from Borno State Agency for …

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Reps to investigate HIV/AIDS in IDP camps

The House of Representatives has resolved to investigate reports of spread of HIV/AIDS in Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps across the country. This was sequel to a motion by Rep. Aishatu Dukku (Gombe- APC) at plenary in Abuja. Moving the motion, Dukku said recent records from Borno State Agency for …

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Senate dumps Peace Corps bill

The Senate on Tuesday stepped down further consideration of the controversial Nigeria Peace Corps (NPC) bill. Senator Bayero Nafada had presented the report of the Senate and House of Representatives on the bill to the upper legislative chamber. Senator James Manager (Delta South) was the first to kick against further …

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EFCC Act: Reps want Buhari in court

The House of Representatives has urged the Presidency to seek interpretation of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Act before a court, following the Senate’s rejection of Mr Ibrahim Magu as Chairman. The House also resolved that the executive should refrain from making statements that connote the usurpation of …

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Corruption: No gang up in judiciary, says Onnoghen

Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Walter Onnoghen, on Tuesday dismissed speculations that there is a judicial gang-up against the anti-corruption campaign by the Buhari Government. Onnoghen, said this after a closed door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in the Presidential Villa. He described the accusation as mere speculation. The CJN …

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PDP will not die – Sen. Mark

In spite of the uncertainties and the gale of defections affecting the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the immediate past President of the Senate, Senator David Mark has restated his resolve to remain in the party no matter the odds. “No matter the difficulties and challenges, I will remain in the …

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