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Xenophobia: ‘Street urchins’ looted South African firms, not our members – NANS


The National Association of Nigerian Students on Sunday expressed displeasure over the reprisal attacks by some youths on multinational firms in Nigeria because of the Xenophobic violence in South Africa describing it as regrettable. While insisting that the “unruly protesters” who attacked and destroyed public buildings and shops in the name of anti-xenophobic attacks were not its members but “street urchins”, the organisation therefore called on Nigeria ...

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DSS impounds vehicles with weapons in Abuja


The Department of State Services ( DSS) has seized vehicles containing weapons, Certificate of Occupancy and keys to exotic cars allegedly belonging to a former governor of Benue, Mr Gabriel Suswam, an official has said. An operative of DSS, Mr Tony Opuiyo, said in a statement that the items were seized in Abuja on Friday. He said the items were ...

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Umahi emerges Chairman, South-East Governors’ Forum


Ebonyi State Governor, Chief Dave Umahi was on Sunday elected as the new Chairman of the South-East Governors’ Forum. He emerged at a meeting of the Forum held at the Enugu Government House. The meeting was attended by Governors Rochas Okorocha, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, Willie Obiano, Dave Umahi and Okezie Ikpeazu of Imo, Enugu, Anambra, Ebonyi and Abia, respectively. Ikpeazu who ...

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Ex-customs boss forfeits 17 vehicles to FG


A Federal High Court sitting in Kaduna has ordered that 17 vehicles seized from a former Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Abdullahi Dikko, be temporarily forfeited to the Federal Government. Justice S.M Shuaibu on Friday ordered that the vehicles be forfeited pending the outcome of investigations by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. The order was sequel to an ...

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Again, CCB arraigns Saraki over N77m lodgement

Senate President, Bukola Saraki

An official of the Code of Conduct Bureau, Mr. Samuel Madojemu, told the Code of Conduct Tribunal in Abuja, on Thursday, that the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, while he was governor of Kwara State, made a lodgment of N77m into his bank account in one day. Madojemu said the money was paid into Saraki’s account on September 5, 2007. ...

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NAFDAC impounds, probes ‘Indian garri’


*…cautions against consumption The National Agency for Food and drug Administration, NAFDAC has begun investigations into the alleged importation of “Indian garri” in the country even as Nigerians have been cautioned against consumption of the product. Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, who spoke on the development in a statement on his twitter handle entitled “On imported garri, Pt 1 ...

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PDP: I did not endorse Sheriff, says Jonathan


Former President Goodluck Jonathan, on Tuesday, said he did not endorse Senator Ali Modu Sheriff  as the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party. He said he merely opened his doors to Sheriff and other members of his entourage when they visited him at his residence in Abuja on Monday. The former governor of Borno State was at Jonathan’s residence ...

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Governors meet Osinbajo today

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

State governors under the aegis of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum on Wednesday evening met at the old Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The meeting was presided over by the Chairman of the NGF who is also the Zamfara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulaziz Yari. The meeting was still ongoing at the time of filing this report. The meeting was ...

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Fayose at finance ministry, demands payment of N1.1bn allocation

Governor Ayo Fayose

The Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, on Wednesday visited the headquarters of the Federal Ministry of Finance and demanded the release of the state’s N1.1bn  budget support facility for the month of January. Fayose visited the ministry and requested to see the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, over the non-payment of the allocation but was told that the ...

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Saraki, Dogara visit Buhari in UK


President Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday night, thanked the leadership of the National Assembly for visiting him at the Abuja House, London. The Senate President, Bukola Saraki; Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara; and some principal officers of the National Assembly had travelled to the United Kingdom on Wednesday to meet with Buhari, who is in the country for medical vacation. ...

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