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Senate denies impeachment plan against Buhari

The Senate, yesterday, rebuffed insinuations of a plot to initiate impeachment proceedings against President Muhammadu Buhari, saying such suggestions were speculative. The Senate’s disavowal came as Senator Dino Melaye also denied the claim but confirmed the altercation between himself and Senator Remi Tinubu, which he claimed was sparked by her use of provocative words against him. Meanwhile, the Peoples Democratic ...

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Senate begs FG, states to pay teachers

The Senate has urged the Federal Government to enter into negotiations with state governments fir the payment of salary arrears owed teachers across the country. This followed a motion by the Chairman, Committee on Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Sen. Dino Melaye, at plenary on Tuesday. The senate also urged the federal, states and local governments to begin the implementation of ...

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Prudent spending: FG, States plan financial retreat

The Federal Ministry of Finance is organising a retreat to facilitate increased revenue generation to finance the 2016 budget by states and the federal governments, after the Federal Government had began the disbursement of the N90 billion conditional loan to states. This is contained in a statement made available to newsmen on Tuesday in Abuja by the Ministry’s Director of ...

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Ramadan: FG extends public holiday till Thursday

Following the directive by the President General of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, the Sultan of Sokoto, to the effect that the Ramadan fast continues today as a result of the non-sighting of the moon, the Federal Government has declared Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th July, 2016 as Public Holiday. In making the declaration ...

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Fani-Kayode, three others finally get N1billion bail

The former Minister of aviation and PDP chieftaincy, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode and three others have been granted bail by a Federal High Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos State in the sum of N250million each. Fani-Kayode, who was also the Director of Media and Publicity in the campaign organisation of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, was arraigned alongside a former Finance Minister, Nenadi ...

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UNIBEN suspends post-jamb after FG directives

  Barely 24hours after the Federal Government through the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu gave another directive to Nigerian Universities to stop the conduction of the post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, the University of Benin, Edo State have suspended its Post-UTME examination which began yesterday and expected to hold for the next two weeks. The management of the UNIBEN made this known after the Minister ...

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IPOB commends Brexit, begs British govt to support Biafra

The Indigenous People of Biafra under the leadership of Mr. Nnamdi Kanu has congratulated the British government over the successful referendum which confirmed the country’s exit from European Union (EU). The group described the exercise as a good omen and a step ahead of Biafra secession, calling on British government to support the wishes of Biafrans to secede. A statement ...

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Brexit: Nigeria has nothing to lose in short term – Adelegan

President, Nigerian-British Chamber of Commerce (NBCC), says the exit of Britain from European Union (EU) will not have short term effects on Nigeria’s economy. Adelegan made the assertion in an interview on the possible effects of the development on Nigeria and even Africa with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos. According to him, the existence of different trade ...

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PDP campaign fund: former Kebbi Governor, Dakingari in EFCC’s net

Former Governor of Kebbi State, Saidu Dakingari has been arrested and detained by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, in Kano. This was disclosed in a statement by the agency’s Head of Media, Mr Medard Ehimika in Kano State. According to the Ehimika, Dakingari was arrested on Friday by the anti-graft agency over his involvement in the sharing of ...

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