Buhari appoints 13-member board for FERMA (List Inside)

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Mr. Tunde Lemo, former Deputy Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), as Chairman of the 13- member governing board of Federal Roads Maintenance Agency (FERMA). Mr. Mohammed Nakorji, Assistant Director press ...

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Kachikwu meets Buhari behind closed-door over leaked memo

Kachikwu meets Buhari over leaked memo

Ibe Kachikwu, Nigeria’s Minister of State for Petroleum Resources is currently in a meeting with President Muhammdu Buhari at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, over a leaked memo. The meeting which was earlier slated for Thursday had to be postponed ...

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ALI: Customs has seized 3,665 vehicles worth over N13bn duty

The Comptroller-General of Customs, retired Col. Hameed Ali, said that the service has seized 3,665 vehicles from 2015 till date with a Duty Paid Value (DPV) of over N13 billion. Ali said this during his lecture titled “Problem of Smuggling ...

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NNPC denies having hidden accounts

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has denied the report that it kept funds in some commercial banks, rather than remitting into the treasury single accounts (TSA) as directed by the federal government. In a statement by Ndu Ughamadu, its ...

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Buhari nominates 40-year-old Aishah Ahmad as CBN Deputy Governor

Aishah Ahmad

President Muhammadu Buhari has presented Mrs Aishah Ahmad to the Senate for confirmation as Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). The President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, announced this in a statement on ...

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UNIBEN professor shot dead in Benin

Paul Otasowie, a professor in the department of electrical and electrical electronics engineering at University of Benin, Edo state, was reportedly killed by suspected gunmen on Wednesday evening. University of Benin spokesman, Michael Osasuyi, told PUNCH that Otasowie was shot dead ...

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Monkeypox hits Bayelsa, 11 quarantined

Not less than 11 people have been placed under medical surveillance in Bayelsa state, as a result of suspected outbreak of a viral disease, monkeypox. Ebitimitula Etebu, the state commissioner for health, who disclosed this on Wednesday, said samples of ...

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Policeman arrested in Lagos hotel used as ‘base of kidnappers, oil vandals’

Operatives of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) surveillance team on Wednesday arrested a policeman and a tanker driver who were part of a pipeline vandals syndicate reportedly using a Lagos hotel as a base. The surveillance team traced the smell ...

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Reps Committee issues bench warrant on Ibrahim Magu

EFCC Chairman Ibrahim Magu

The house of representatives committee on public petitions has issued an arrest warrant on Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The lawmakers took this action after Ibrahim Magu failed to appear before them on ...

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Senate probes IG of Police over corruption allegations

Inspector-General of Police

The Senate has set up an eight-man ad hoc committee to investigate allegations of corruption brought against the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, by a senator, Isah Misau (APC-Bauchi). The senate also mandated its Committee on Ethics, Privileges ...

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