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FG orders Kachikwu, Baru to clear fuel queues by weekend, calls for calm

The Federal Government of Nigeria, at the Federal Executive Council on Wednesday, mandated Ibe Kachikwu, the minister of petroleum resources, and Maikanti Baru, group managing director of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), to clear the fuel queues in Abuja ...

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Customs uncover 64 smuggled vehicles worth N1.7bn in Lagos and Ijebu-Ode expressway

The Federal Operations Unit, Ikeja, of the Nigeria Customs Service has intercepted 57 assorted vehicles suspected to be smuggled in Omole Estate and Lekki Phase 1, Lagos. The Comptroller of the Unit, Mohammed Garba, who made this announcement on Wednesday in ...

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Pictures and Videos of how Buhari was received in Kano

President Muhammadu Buhari received a rousing welcome as he arrived Kano on Wednesday for a two-day official visit. The president was received at Malam Aminu Kano International Airport by Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje, members of the State Executive Council, Emir of ...

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Court unfreezes Patience Jonathan’s 16 bank accounts

After six months of tussle, an Abuja federal high court presided over by Binta Nyako, has ordered that 16 frozen bank accounts belonging to former first lady, Patience Jonathan be unfrozen. The presiding judge, gave the order on Tuesday – ...

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NASS passes MTEF, raises oil benchmark to $47 per barrel

The two chambers of the National Assembly on Tuesday passed the long-awaited 2018-2020 Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) and the Fiscal Strategy Paper (FSP). This followed the adoption of report of Joint Committees on Finance, Appropriation, Loans and Debt Management, ...

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Buhari seeks Senate’s confirmation of Ojukwu’s son as NHRC Secretary

President Muhammadu Buhari has nominated Anthony Okechukwu Ojukwu as the Executive Secretary of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC). The President sent a letter to the Senate asking for Ojukwu’s confirmation. The letter was read out by Bukola Saraki, President ...

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FRESH: Court orders forfeiture of $4.8m properties linked to Diezani

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A federal high court in Lagos, presided over by Justice Mojisola Olatoregun has ordered the temporary forfeiture of two penthouses which are linked to Diezani Alison-Madueke, former minister of petroleum resources. The properties, valued at $4.7 million include Penthouse 21 ...

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Nigeria sings MoU with Switzerland to recover $321m Abacha loot

The governments of Nigeria and Switzerland have sealed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the return of $321 million traced to former Nigerian military ruler, Sani Abacha. The deal was signed on behalf of Nigeria by Abubakar Malami, the attorney-general ...

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Chibok boy, Ali ran over by Boko Haram returns after surgery

The six-year old Boko Haram victim, Ali Ahmadu, who underwent a successful spinal surgery in Dubai, returned to the country through the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport on Monday. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), recalls that the young Ali was ...

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#EndSARS: IGP releases phone numbers, orders restructuring of SARS (Phone numbers inside)

As a followup to calls on social media for the scrapping of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) on account of its nefarious activities, the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris has ordered immediate re-organisation of the unit. The police boss in ...

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