House Of Representative Approves President Buhari’s $22.7bn Loan Request

The House of Representatives has approved the request by the President Muhammadu Buhari to borrow $22.7bn. The lawmakers approved the request at Tuesday’s plenary after the committee on aids, loans, and debt management gave its report.  Buhari had in 2019 when he sent the request said the loan will be used to finance key infrastructures […]

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Ondo 2020: APC National Working Committee Denies Endorsing Akeredolu For Second Term

The All Progressives Congress has said the ruling party did not endorse Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, for a second term in office as being reported.  A group within the party identified as the Unity Mandate Agenda party had disclosed that the National Working Committee unanimously endorsed a “second term ticket” for Governor Akeredolu shortly […]

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BREAKING: Buhari In Closed-door Meeting With AfDB President, Adesina

President Muhammadu Buhari is in a closed-door meeting at Aso Villa with President of the African Development Bank, Dr Akinwumi Adesina. This is coming shortly after the United States demanded a fresh probe of Adesina over allegations levelled against him.  He was accused by a group of unidentified whistleblowers of handing contracts to acquaintances and […]

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Nigerian Lawmakers Label Calls For Probe Of AfDB President, Adesina, Witch-hunt

Members of the House of Representatives in Nigeria has described the call for an independent probe of the African Development Bank President, Akinwumi Adesina, as a witch-hunt. The lower legislative chamber made this resolution following a motion by Minority Leader, Ndudi Elumelu. While moving the motion, Elumelu noted that allowing an independent probe of Adesina […]

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N4.3bn: Concerned Citizens Ask Nigeria’s Anti-graft Agencies To Investigate Money Found In Ondo Government’s ‘Secret’ Account

Some concerned citizens of Ondo State have called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, and Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission to investigate the N4.3bn stashed in a ‘secret’ account by the state government. The fund had been regularly withdrawn and spent by the Govenor Rotimi Akeredolu administration without the knowledge of […]

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Police Bow To Pressure, Release Kogi Commissioner Who Assaulted, Raped Lady Over Facebook Post

The police have released Mr Abdulmumuni Danga, Kogi State Commissioner for Water Resources, who assaulted and raped a lady over a Facebook post after pressure from Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi. The police would however, be charging Danga to court within three weeks. SaharaReporters had earlier reported that Danga was interrogated at the office of the […]

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UPDATE: Kogi Governor, Yahaya Bello, Pressures Police To Release Commissioner Arrested For Assaulting, Raping Lady Over Facebook Post

Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi and top officials of the state government are piling pressure on the Nigeria Police Force to release Mr Abdulmumuni Danga, Commissioner for Water Resources in the state, who assaulted and raped a lady over a Facebook post. SaharaReporters had earlier reported that Danga was being interrogated at the office of the Deputy Commissioner […]

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Nasarawa Assembly Demands Sack Of SSG Over Alleged N284.5m Fraud

The Nasarawa State House of Assembly has demanded the immediate sack of the Secretary to the State Government, Aliyu Ahmed Tijjani, for failing to account for N284.5m. The lawmakers at a plenary on Tuesday passed a resolution urging the state governor, Abdullahi Sule, to relieve the SSG of his appointment over unaccounted N284. 5m school projects fund. Speaker […]

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Court Orders Release Of Ex-Abia Governor, Orji Kalu, From Prison

The Federal High Court in Lagos on Tuesday ordered the release of a former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu, from prison. Justice Mohammed Liman had fixed June 2 to hear a motion on notice filed by Kalu seeking release from prison based on the pronouncement of the Supreme Court in Udeogu’s appeal. In […]

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Nigeria’s Senate President, Lawan, Calls For Stiffer Punishment For Rapists

President of Nigeria’s Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has advocated for stiffer penalties for rape in the country. Lawan made the call in his concluding remarks on a motion considered to condemn the increasing cases of rape and brutality against the girl-child in Nigeria. According to him, having in place stiffer penalties in Nigeria’s criminal and penal […]

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