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Ex -Governor Orji Uzor Kalu use his company Slok to import OKIRIKA -EFCC witness


Economic and Financial Crimes Commission witness   today said that a former Director of Finance and Account at the Abia State Government House, Umuahia, Jones Udeogu, once claimed that the state engaged the company of a former Governor of the state, Orji Kalu, to import Okrika (second-hand clothes) from Cotonou, Benin Republic. According to an investigator with the EFCC, John Egem, ...

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Our Stand on Ajaokuta Steel Complex -Fayemi


The attention of the Ministry of Mines and Steel Development has been drawn to recent media reports, where  Dr S.O. Nwanbuokei, a director of Global Steel Holdings Limited (GSHL), was quoted as saying that the protracted litigation surrounding the ownership of the Ajaokuta Steel Complex had not been resolved. His claims contradict the position of the Honourable Minister of Mines ...

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House of Reps Threatens to Sanction Firm Chiefs Who Ignored Call


The House of Representatives ad-hoc panel has threatened to issue an arrest warrant against some telecommunications firm chiefs who failed to appear before it to answer charges relating to their operations. At the investigation of operational activities of the firms, service providers and vendors yesterday, some stakeholders refused to turn up, prompting the panel chairman, Ahmed Abu, to threaten Chairman ...

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Anambra Election will be Successful – INEC Chairman

FILE PHOTO: Polling Unit

Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu has once again reiterated the commitment of the electoral body to conduct a hitch-free, free and fair governorship election in Anambra on Saturday. Speaking at a meeting with the staff of the commission in Awka, the state capital, before he embarked on a tour of four local government offices, ...

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Google Honours Chinua Achebe as He would Have Clocked 87 Today


Technology giant, Google, honoured late Nigerian literary icon, Chinua Achebe, on its doodle on Thursday. Google Doodle is a special logo on Google’s homepage that is temporarily alternated and intended to celebrate holidays, events, achievements and people. Surrounded by iconic images of his most famous literary works, Wednesday’s Doodle celebrates Achebe’s legacy. If he hadn’t died in March of 2013, ...

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NIMC Assures Nigerians It won’t Fail Its Mandate


THE National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has said it would not fail Nigerians in its core mandate of regulating national identity enrolment and issuance of National Identification Number (NIN) and national e-ID card. Chairman of NIMC, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola made the pledge on Wednesday at the commission’s headquarters in Abuja while hosting the Oluwo of Iwo, Oba AbdulRasheed Akanbi Telu ...

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Zimbabwe Military Takes over Power


Zimbabwe’s military has taken power in the southern African nation, detaining top officials in an apparent coup. But the military denied it was a coup, instead saying it was targeting “criminals” around long-ruling President Robert Mugabe. The military said 93-year-old Mr. Mugabe, the world’s oldest leader, was “safe and sound”, alongside is family, Reuters news agency reported Wednesday. The army ...

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Senate Approves Buhari’s $5.5bn Loan


Fresh news report as the Senate at Tuesday’s plenary has approved a total of $5.5bn loan earlier requested by President Muhammadu Buhari. $2.5bn is to be used for financing the 2017 budget while $3bn is to be used for refinancing domestic debts. Presiding Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu after the passage said the upper chamber will continue to support all ...

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Festus Kayemo Ridicules IPOB over Nnamdi Kanu’s Sack


Human rights activist and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Festus Keyamo has taunted the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, over its announcement that it had sacked Nnamdi Kanu as director of Radio Biafra. Keyamo wondered why IPOB, who had alleged that Kanu was killed by Nigerian army, was still announcing his removal ‘in the grave’. DAILY POST reports that Radio Biafra ...

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Radio Biafra Sacks Nnamdi Kanu as Director and IPOB Leader


There was a mixture of excitement and confusion in Nigeria security circles Sunday morning when the controversial Radio Biafra, the mouthpiece of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), again hit the airwaves about 6am-7am. But instead of the fiery rhetoric with which it was associated with the radio announced the sack of Nnamdi Kanu, as director and leader of ...

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