Monthly Archives: October 2017

UN to help 40,000 Cameroonian refugees in Nigeria

The United Nations on Tuesday said it will help about 40,000 refugees who fled Cameroon’s violence-hit regions into Nigeria. The UN refugee agency and Nigerian authorities have so far registered some 2,000 Cameroonians who have fled into southeastern Nigeria since ...

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Buhari set to appoint new ministers

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday announced that he plans to expand the Federal Executive Council, an indication more ministers are to be appointed into the cabinet. Mr. Buhari stated this in his address to the National Executive Committee of the ...

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World Bank lists Nigeria among Top 10 reformers

Nigeria has moved up 24 places to 145th in the World Bank’s ‘Doing Business’ report published today, and for the first time the country is recognized as one of the top 10 most improved economies in the world. The World ...

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SUBPOENA: Jonathan demands N1billion for travel expenses and security

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has asked the federal high court sitting in Abuja to quash the subpoena ordering him to appear as a witness in the ongoing trial of Olisa Metuh award N1,000,000,000 (one billion naira) for his security and ...

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Buhari aware of Maina’s reinstatement, he was warned – HoS says in leaked memo

Winifred Oyo-Ita, head of service of the federation, says she warned President Muhammadu Buhari about the reinstatement of Abdulrasheed Maina, ex-chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), into the civil service. Maina, who had been declared wanted by the ...

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Atiku conspicuously absent as APC holds caucus meeting

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar was conspicuously absent at the All Progressives Congress’ caucus meeting which was presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the new Banquet Hall, Aso Rock, Abuja. It was however, gathered that the Turakin Adamawa might have ...

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EFCC accuse Diezani of planning to escape imminent trial in UK

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has urged the Federal High Court in Lagos not to order the return of a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, from the United Kingdom to Nigeria. As reported by the PUNCH, the ...

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ECOWAS court orders FG to pay N88bn civil war damages

The ECOWAS community court of justice has granted an out-of-court settlement application for a case involving the federal government and victims of the Nigerian civil war. In 2012, hundreds of mine victims of the war approached the ECOWAS court, asking ...

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Buhari expects EFCC, ICPC to go after Lawal, Oke

President Muhammadu Buhari says he expects the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offence Commission (ICPC) to “proceed with investigation” involving the two top government officials he sacked some hours ago. Buhari ...

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PDP calls for Buhari’s impeachment

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in a statement by its spokesman, Dayo Adeyeye, described the sack of  Babachir Lawal, secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), and Ayo Oke, former director-general of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) as a slap on ...

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