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Presidential investigative panel on SGF, NIA boss to submit report on Monday

The Presidential Investigative Panel investigating alleged corrupt practices against two top officials of the Federal Government will submit its report on Monday, Vice-Presidential Spokesman, Mr Laolu Akande said. Akande in a statement on Wednesday acknowledged that the panel was completing ...

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Fire guts Oba of Lagos’ Palace, Ooni’s palace reacts

A section of the Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu’s palace at the Iga Iduganran area of Lagos Island was on Tuesday gutted by fire. The fire was reported to have started from an air conditioner in an apartment inside the ...

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Senate postpones passage of Peace Corps bill

The Nigerian senate on Tuesday postponed the passage of the Peace Corps of Nigeria bill, mandating its committee on the judiciary to look into issues surrounding the corps. The development comes after the postponement of a debate on the bill ...

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May Day: Ngige blames disruption on NLC factions

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, on Monday blamed the disruption and protest by workers at the May Day celebration in Abuja on factions in the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC). Ngige told newsmen on the sideline of ...

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Saraki, Dogara, others forced out of Eagle Square by angry workers

Angry workers forced the Senate President Bukola Saraki and Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, to leave Eagle Square in Abuja during the workers’ day rally on Monday. Chris Ngige, minister of labour, and Adams Oshiomole were among ...

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Suspended NIA DG probe should not be made public, there should be no leaks – Ex external affairs minister

A former minister of external affairs, Professor Bolaji Akinyemi, has warned the federal government against publicly prosecuting the suspended Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ayo Oke, for his role in the $50m discovered recently in a private residence. ...

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Obasanjo: “I make no apologies for treading on anybody’s toes… I will tread on them”

Former President of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo says he will not apologise for treading on anybody’s toes during his reign as president of the country. As reported by PUNCH, Obasanjo, who was president between 1999 and 2007, said he did ...

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Police arrest and detain Lamido, former Jigawa governor, set to charge him

The police in Kano on Sunday arrested Sule Lamido, former governor of Jigawa state. Lamido was arrested for allegedly inciting his supporters to stop the conduct of state’s upcoming local council polls. His arrest may be connected with a programme ...

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FG begins maintenance dredging of River Niger

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, on Friday flagged off the dredging of the River Niger from Ajaokuta to Onitsha. The minister said that the maintenance dredging would enable the country reap the benefit of the N36 billion investment in ...

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Nnamdi Kanu meets bail condition, released

The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has fulfilled the conditions for his release. Prince Kanu, his brother, confirmed this on Friday. “Yes, we have fulfilled the bail conditions,” he said. “In fact, we are on ...

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