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PATIENCE JONATHAN SUES EFCC FOR N2BN

Mrs Patience Jonathan, the wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan, has filed a N2 billion rights enforcement suit against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. In the suit filed at the Federal High Court in Abuja, the former first lady is praying for an order for general damages and compensation in the sum of N2...

CSOs NOT DOING ENOUGH TO FIGHT CORRUPTION – OSINBAJO

The Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has accused the Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) of not doing enough to fight corruption. Professor Osinbajo, who made the accusation at a meeting with members of various CSOs, called for more support in the Federal Government’s anti-corruption drive. “There is not enough outrage from civil society on the anti-corruption war,...

CATALONIA ANNOUNCES INDEPENDENCE DATE

Catalonia has set Independence Day for Monday, October 9 after holding a referendum which Spain had declared illegal. The Catalonia Catalan President, Carles Puigdemont said he favoured mediation to find a way out of the crisis but that Spain’s central government had rejected this. Puigdemont told the BBC he would ask the region’s parliament to declare...

AKEREDOLU REVEALS WHAT WILL HAPPEN IN ONDO BY 2020

Ondo Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, has assured that the state will be the number one destination of investors in Nigeria by 2020. He stated this during the inauguration of the board of the State Development and Investment Promotion Agency (ONDIPA) on Thursday in Akure, the state capital. Akeredolu said the state had no reason to rely...

KACHIKWU’S LETTER: BUHARI MUST ACT OR LOSE INTEGRITY, SAYS SHEHU SANI

The Senator representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District has said President Muhammadu Buhari and his administration have much to lose if no serious action is taken in response to the memo sent to him by the Minister of State for Petroleum, Mr Ibe Kachikwu. He said this on Wednesday during an appearance on Television. Mr Kachikwu had in the memo...

SENATE RECEIVES BUHARI’S VIREMENT REQUEST FOR CAPITAL PROJECT

The Senate has received a request from President Muhammadu Buhari for the virement of funds from various budget lines to fund the Federal Government’s priority projects and programs. The Senate sent the request to its committee on appropriations. But some lawmakers opposed the virement request from the President noting that the request is too early especially...

ECONOMY: AL-MAKURA REAFFIRMS DIVERSIFICATION STANCE

The Nasarawa state governor, Tanko Almakura, has reaffirmed his stance on diversification of the state economy in line with the Federal Governments initiative. The governor made his position known when he inspected the Karu international Market. The governor believes that the provision of a conducive environment will enable businesses to thrive and in turn scale up...

INEC RELEASES DATES FOR EKITI, OSUN 2018 GOVERNORSHIP ELECTION

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released the dates for Ekiti and Osun 2018 Governorship elections. The Osun State Governorship election will hold September 22, 2018, while the Ekiti State Governorship election will hold on July 14, 2018. Commencement date of Campaigns for Ekiti Governorship election is April 15, 2018, and that of Osun State June...

NNPC SCAM: BUHARI MUST SUSPEND BARU NOW – SERAP

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, (SERAP) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to urgently refer the allegations of corruption and abuse of office against Mr Maikanti Baru, Group Managing Director Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) for...

REPS ISSUE BENCH WARRANT ON EFCC BOSS IBRAHIM MAGU

The House of Representatives Committee on Public Petitions on Tuesday issued an arrest warrant against the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr Ibrahim Magu for refusing to appear before it. The Committee had severally invited Magu to appear before it on a petition by former first lady, Mrs Patience Jonathan. It...

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