Alleged Fraud: Ex-Gov Turaki meets bail conditions, regains freedom from prison

A former Governor of Jigawa State, Alhaji Saminu Turaki, on Thursday, was released from prison custody after fulfilling his bail conditions. Turaki is standing trial on 32 counts of fraud. It would be recalled that a Federal High Court in Abuja had ordered his release on Thursday morning after he filed a motion for the Economic and Financial Crimes More...

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Reps, senate differ on FCT ministerial nominee

The House of Representatives has disagreed with the Senate on a provision that the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) should also be represented in the federal cabinet in the concluded constitution amendment process. The More...

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Okonjo-Iweala  gets foreign appointment, to earn £130,000 per year

A United Kingdom-based Standard Chartered PLC has appointed former Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as its independent non-executive Director. She will earn £130,000 per year, for her expertise in financial More...

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Alleged N29bn Fraud: Court gives Nyako nod to travel abroad for medical treatment

A Federal High Court, Abuja, on Thursday granted former Adamawa governor, Murtala Nyako, permission to travel abroad for medical treatment. The court also granted Zulkifik Abba, who is the 3rd defendant in the More...

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Primary school teacher on trial for attacking Saraki on Facebook

For allegedly making uncomplimentary and inciting post on his Facebook against the Senate President, Bukola Saraki., a 37-year-old primary school teacher in Kwara State, Biodun Baba has reportedly been dragged More...

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Crisis brews as APC suspends Banire

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Mushin Local Government has suspended the National Legal Adviser, Dr Muiz Banire from the party. The ruling party cited anti-party activities. That was after e suspension More...

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Why Osinbajo ordered two service chiefs to relocate to Maiduguri—Dan-Alli

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday ordered the Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai and the Chief of Air Staff, Sadique Abubakar, to relocate to Maiduguri, Borno state capital, with immediate effect. The More...

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Federal judicial officers to get Judges’ Quarters nationwide soon –CJN

Performs ground-breaking for Judges Quarters in Rivers Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, on Wednesday disclosed that arrangements were in the pipeline to build quarters for Federal judicial More...

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Ebonyi CJ, Nwankwo, frees 38 inmates, asks them to sin no more

The Chief Judge of Ebonyi State, Justice Alloy Nwankwo, has freed 38 inmates serving in Abakaliki and Afikpo Federal Prisons during a jail delivery exercise. Nwankwo said the jail delivery programme was in exercise More...

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How a 60-yr old man killed daughter, son in Enugu–Police

The police on Wednesday said it had arraigned a 60-year-old man, one Romanus Ugwuodo of Ogor village in Ikem Isi-Uzo Local Government Area of Enugu State for allegedly killing his daughter and son. The police More...