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Two CBN directors arrested for forex manipulation

CBN House

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested two directors of the Central Bank of Nigeria for alleged forex manipulation and economic sabotage. Impeccable sources at the EFCC told one of our correspondents on Wednesday that the directors were still in custody as of press time at 7.30pm. It was learnt that the investigation into the CBN officials activities sent ...

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We won’t disclose Buhari’s medical bills –FG

President Muhammadu Buhari

The Federal Government, on Wednesday, said despite pressure from groups and individuals, it would not disclose the amount spent on President Muhammadu Buhari’s recent medical treatment in the United Kingdom. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said this while answering reporters’ questions at the end of the weekly meeting of the Federal Executive Council at the Presidential ...

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Senate suspends Ndume over Saraki, Melaye saga, Buhari raises panel


The Senate, on Wednesday, suspended former Majority Leader, Senator Ali Ndume, for six months for not “conducting due diligence” before filing a petition against Senate President Bukola Saraki and the lawmaker representing Kogi West Senatorial District, Senator Dino Melaye. Ndume was indicted “for bringing Senator Dino Melaye, his colleague, and the institution of the Senate to unbearable disrepute.” The Senate ...

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Police stop woman from jumping into Lagos lagoon


A woman who was about to jump into the Lagos Lagoon was rescued by the Rapid Response Squad of the Lagos State Police Command Friday morning. According to the woman, she was pushed to committing suicide in order to put an end to her constant sleeplessness and shame occasioned by her indebtedness to three Swiss textile dealers. The Police reported ...

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‘Surely, PDP will be back in 2019’,, Ekweremadu declares

Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu

…Laments Hunger, Anger in the Land The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has assured that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, would bounce back to power in 2019. This was even as he lamented the hunger and anger in the land, preaching that the ruling party must quickly put out the fire because a hungry man is an ...

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Herdsman allegedly rapes 70-yr-old woman in Ebonyi


COMMERCIAL activities were paralyzed in Abakaliki on Wednesday  following a protest staged by aged women over the alleged rape of a 70-year- old woman to coma on gun point by a herdsman in the State. The protesters who hail from Mgbom in Isu community, Onicha Local Government area of the state, baricaded some major business areas including Fatilami Park and ...

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EFCC arrests Abia Accountant General, Onyendilefu over alleged graft


There are speculations that operatives of Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) have arrested  the Accountant General (AG) of Abia state,  Chief Gabriel Onyendilefu over alleged financial misappropriation during the tenure of the former governor, Senator Theodore Orji. Sources said  Onyendilefu was arrested by the anti-graft agency’s  operatives as he was emerging from   Gerobi Hotels, near Upstairs Line, World ...

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Senate asks Ali to resign, writes Buhari


*Says CG unfit for public office *We stand by AGF’s letter —Customs Senate has demanded the resignation of Comptroller-General of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Col. Hameed Ali (retd). The upper legislative chamber declared Ali “unfit to hold any public office” and, consequently, demanded his resignation. Senate also resolved to disregard a letter from the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and ...

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Eight die in fresh Borno multiple bombings

Tukur Buratai, Chief of Army Staf

Multiple bomb explosions on Wednesday rocked the Muna Garage area of Maiduguri, Borno State, during which five suicide bombers and three victims were killed. No fewer than 20 persons were injured in the explosions, which occurred in three separate locations around 4am, and had been rushed to the state specialist hospital. Three bombers had on Sunday attacked the same area, ...

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Fayose, Nnamani clash over constitutional reform committee

Sen Ken Nnamani

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has faulted the appointment of Senator Ken Nnamani as the Chairman, Constitution and Electoral Reform Committee, saying a politician should not head such a committee. Specifically, Fayose called Nnamani to resign his post. He made this call on Wednesday at the public hearing on constitution and electoral reform held at the June 12 Cultural Centre, ...

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