Cameroonian Issa Hayatou’s 29-year reign as president of the Confederation of African Football has come to an end. He was ousted today in the much anticipated election for the African footballing top post by Madagascar’s Ahmad Ahmad. Ahmad, 57, won the poll 34-20 at the CAF Congress in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The 70-year-old Cameroonian Hayatou,..."
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Cameroonian Issa Hayatou’s 29-year reign as president
The rejection of the nomination of Mr. Ibrahim Magu as the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Wednesday afternoon by the Senate on the basis of a security report compiled by the State Security Service is the height of official ridicule of the office of the President. It is high time..."
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The rejection of the nomination of
The Acting Chairman of the Nigerian Economic and Financial Crimes Agency (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, failed his second screening and confirmation exercise at the country’s senate on Wednesday. The senate had rejected Magu’s nomination on December 15th last year following a security report by the Director-General of the Department of State Services (DSS), Lawal Daura that..."
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In the last two years since Hameed Ali was appointed Comptroller General of the Nigeria Customs Service, I do not recall ever seeing him in uniform. But since the retired army colonel is not harming himself or any third party by not wearing his uniform, I have gradually reconciled myself to seeing him in civilian..."
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In the last two years since Hameed Ali was appointed Comptroller General of the Nigeria
Justice Hussein Baba-Yusuf of the FCT High Court sitting in Maitama, Abuja on Thursday, March 16, dismissed the application by Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd), former National Security Adviser (NSA) seeking to consolidate the two separate charges preferred against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Dasuki’s counsel, Ahmed Raji (SAN) had on March..."
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Justice Hussein Baba-Yusuf of the FCT High Court
A new twist was on March 16, 2017 brought to the N1.162 billion fraud trial of Joshua Dariye, a former Plateau State governor, as his counsel, G.S. Pwul, SAN, told a Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court, Gudu, that he intends to withdraw from the case. The application by Pwul comes on a day that..."
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A new twist was on March 16, 2017 brought to the N1.162 billion
Kunle Oyatomi, the Director of Publicity, Research and Strategy of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the State of Osun speaks on the 2018 governorship election in the state and why its governorship aspirants were directed to temporarily put their ambitions on hold. Excerpts: There are insinuations that Governor Rauf Aregbesola is planning to impose..."
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A Nigerian Lieutenant has been killed in an attack in Magumeri town in Magumeri Local Government Area of Borno State on Wednesday evening. A Security source said the militants ambushed Lieutenant Akinwale Christopher Oguntoye and his colleagues on their way to Gubio from a shooting range competition in Monguno. The officers were pinned down by terrorists in..."
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A Nigerian Lieutenant has been killed in an attack
The Federal High Court Abuja, today 16th March 2017 has ordered the remand of Andrew Yakubu, former Group Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), in Kuje Prison, and fixed March 21 for ruling on the bail application. He was arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on a six-count charge bordering on..."
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The Federal High Court Abuja, today 16th March 2017 has ordered the
Nasir El-Rufai Governor of Kaduna State in September 2016 had sent a powerful memo to President Muhammadu Buhari arguing that their party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has made the situation in Nigeria worse than it met it by failing to be proactive in taking key decisions in a timely manner. “In very blunt terms,..."
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Nasir El-Rufai Governor of Kaduna State in September 2016 had
The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, has pledged the federal government’s support of local food producers to meet the growing challenge of feeding the nation. Ogbeh gave the assurance in Lagos after his familiarisation visit to the production facilities of Sympli, pioneers of Individually Quick Frozen (IQF) fruits and vegetables in..."
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The Minister of
Nollywood actress, Daniella Okeke was accused by Stephanie Otobo, Apostle Suleman’s alleged lover of having sexual relations and also collecting a car and a house from him. The actress who has been mute since the reports were revealed took to Instagram to deny speaking to anyone about it on the advise of her lawyers as they..."
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Nollywood actress, Daniella Okeke was accused by Stephanie
Two weeks after it was signed into law by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, the Lagos State’s law on the environment is still inaccessible to the public. The law titled: Consolidated Laws on the Management, Protection and Sustainable Development on the Environment in Lagos State and Connected Purposes, was signed by Mr. Ambode on March 1 after a contentious..."
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Two weeks after it was signed into law by Governor
Austria Vienna striker Olanrewaju Kayode has been called up for for the Super Eagles friendly games against Senegal and Burkina Faso later this month. It will be Kayode’s first run-out with the Eagles as he will replace the crocked Victor Osimhen who has been ruled out of the test games due to injury. The 18-year-old..."
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Austria Vienna striker Olanrewaju Kayode has been called up for for the Super
The Yoruba socio-cultural organisation, Afenifere wants the South West governors to urgently rise up and defend the rights of Yoruba people to live peacefully on their land and in a secured environment. The group warned it could no longer continue to fold its hands and allow provocative and wanton killings of its citizens by suspected..."
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The Yoruba socio-cultural organisation, Afenifere wants the South
About 500,000 Nigerians have been equipped with digital intelligence by Google in its Digital Skills for Africa (DSA) programme. In the DSA programme, Google actually trained one million youths across Africa, with Nigeria having the largest trainees. The one million milestone was achieved within 11 months for the age bracket of 18 to 35 years.The..."
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About 500,000 Nigerians have been
Six people were on Wednesday killed in suicide attacks in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital. According to a statement by the information officer in charge of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA)’s North-east Zonal Office, Mallam Abdulkareem Ibrahim, the attacks happened at about 1.15a.m. on Wednesday The statement read: “Four female teenage suicide bombers and..."
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The Federal Government says it is committed to providing N701 billion as guaranty to electricity to ensure market liquidity in the country’s power sector. Alhaji Mustapha Baba-Shehuri, the Minister of State for Power, Works and Housing, disclosed this on Monday in Keffi, Nasarawa State. Baba-Shehuri spoke on “Power Generation, Distribution and Transmission in Nigeria’’ at..."
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The Federal Government
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says that while the introduction of technology and other rule changes may benefit the sport in certain cases there is a real danger that football could become a “stop-and-go game”. The International Football Association Board have recommended trialling video replays next season and have considered introducing sin-bins for yellow card offences..."
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The Nigerian Army has warned that it is a grievous criminal offence for individuals or communities to continue to shield or harbour any known Boko Haram terrorists in their midst. The army spokesman, Brig.-Gen. Sani Usman gave the warning in a statement on Thursday in Abuja after troops thwarted attempt by the remnants of Boko..."
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The Nigerian Army has warned that it is a grievous criminal offence for individuals