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Pirates kidnap 11 ship crew members off Nigerian coast

Gunmen Monday abducted eleven crew members of a ship under a German flag, Pomerenia Sky ship, off the Nigerian coast. “Pirates came aboard and according to arrangements made by the radio station – they abducted part of the crew, including 8 Poles, 2 Filipinos and 1 Ukrainian,” Poland Radio station, Radio RMF FM, reported. It […] …

Fayose flies to Lagos for trial

Oyo’s free meal initiative

The immediate past governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has arrived at Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport, Abuja, to board a flight to Lagos for his trial. Fayose is expected to be arraigned at a federal high court in Lagos on Monday by the Economic and Financial Cime Commission. The anti-graft agency filed an 11-count charge of […] …

APC, PDP Reps dump parties to others

Two members of the House of Representatives from the two major political parties in Nigeria, All Progressives Congress (APC) and People’s Democratic Party (PDP), on Thursday resigned their membership from the parties. The defectors are Akinlaja Joseph who is representing Ondo East/West federal constituency of Ondo State and Olatoye Temitope representing Lagelu / Akinyele Federal […] …

Senate urges CBN to suspend ATM card maintenance charges

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The Nigerian Senate Wednesday urged the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to suspend the Automatic Teller Machine (ATM) maintenance charges being deducted from customers account pending the outcome of the investigation by its committees. The Red chamber also mandated commercial banks in the country to immediately configure their ATMs to ensure N40,000 per withdrawal, instead […] …

Chaos in Senate as Saraki shuns Akpabio

Police arrest two tenants for alleged robbery in Onitsha

Nigeria’s Senate was thrown into chaos during the plenary on Wednesday as the Senate president, Bukola Saraki, shunned the former minority leader, Godswill Akpabio, when he wanted to contribute to a point of order raised by Senator Bassey Akpan. Saraki said he ignored Akpabio’s because he was not sitting in the appropriate seat. While Saraki […] …

Buhari’s Executive Order important in rooting out corruption says British Envoy

A Britain High Commissioner to Nigeria, Paul Arkwright, says the implementation of the Executive Order (6) by the Nigerian Government is important for rooting out corruption in the country. Buhari on July 5, 2018, issued the Presidential Executive Order which empowers the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) to take steps, in liaison with relevant […] …

NNPC denies $3.5 billion subsidy fund claims

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has denied claims that it has in its custody 3.5 billion dollars Subsidy fund. The Senate had on Tuesday resolved to set up an ad hoc committee to investigate $3.5bn Subsidy Recovery Fund allegedly created by the NNPC and solely managed by its Group Managing Director Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu […] …

FG disowns list of 50 persons banned from travelling

The Nigerian Government said it has not released the list containing the names of the ’50 high-profile’ persons banned from travelling out of the country. A government spokesman said on Saturday that 50 high-profile Nigerians have been banned from leaving the country. “A number of enforcement procedures are currently in place by which the Nigeria […] …

Court upholds Buhari’s Executive Order to check corruption

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja Thursday upheld the validity of an executive order by President Muhammadu Buhari aimed at seizing assets of corrupt persons and institutions in Nigeria. Buhari on July 5, 2018, issued the Presidential Executive Order which empowers the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) to take steps, in liaison with relevant investigative […] …

Ganduje speaks on bribe video, threatens lawsuit

The Kano state governor Abdullahi Ganduje Thursday reacted to a report by an online media platform alleging that he was involved in graft. The news paltform, New Nigerian, based in Abuja, reported that Ganduje received up to $5 million in a series of questionable deals with state contractors. The platform said it is in possession […] …

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