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Pressure mounts on PDP to sanction Sheriff, others

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Some groups and individuals within the Peoples Democratic Party are mounting pressure on its national leadership to impose sanctions on the former National Chairman of the party, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, and his followers. Investigations by one of our correspondents in Abuja on Monday, indicated that those who wanted Sheriff and his group punished had been submitting memoranda to the ...

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EEDC awards N10bn pre-paid meters contract

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The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company says it has awarded N10bn contract to commence the first phase of customer metering, in a bid to provide all customers with pre-paid meters. A Director and board member of the company, Dr. Stephen Dike, who made this known in Enugu on Friday, however, said that it would take the company five years to provide ...

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EFCC discovers N603m in civil servant’s wife’s account

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on Wednesday traced a staggering sum of N603m to Mrs Esther Habu, the wife of Mr Josiah Habu, who is the Director of the Bioresources Development Centre in Bayelsa State. Established in 2003 by the National Biotechnology Development Agency under the supervision of the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology, BIODEC is an ...

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Ugwuanyi empowers more traders through Raffle Scheme

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Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State yesterday presented cheques of N50,000 each to some lucky winners of the state’s empowerment scheme, charging them to reinvest the money into their various businesses to help promote all round economic growth in the State. Gov. Ugwuanyi made the presentation at the 5th monthly raffle draw of the Enugu State Traders Empowerment Scheme held ...

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N541 billion Debt: Access Bank, others take over Etisalat Nigeria

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A consortium of banks, led by Access Bank PLC and other Nigerian and foreign banks, has taken over the management of Etisalat Nigeria, effective June 15. The takeover followed the collapse of the effort by Emerging Markets Telecommunications Services, EMTS, promoted by-one time Chairman, United Bank for Africa, UBA, Hakeem Bello-Osagie, to reach agreement with the banks on debt restructuring ...

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Coalition of South East CSOs tackles Northern Youths on Ekweremadu, “Igbo Coup”

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*Says Letter historically dishonest, factually defective *Welcomes Call for Referendum The coalition of South East-based civil society organisations, the International Society for Civil Liberties and the Rule of Law, Intersociety, has faulted claims on the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, by the Coalition of Northern Youths in its letter to the Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, describing the letter as ...

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Anti-corruption fight must start from churches – Osinbajo

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The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, on Sunday said for corruption to be completely eradicated in the country, the fight against the menace must start from churches. He said it was only when church leaders resolved to ostracise and expose corrupt members of their congregation that the problem could be solved. Osinbajo spoke at a special service organised to mark this ...

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Constitution Amendment: Why government may not fund Political Parties — Ekweremadu

Senator Ike Ekweremadu, Deputy President of the Senate

…Says high level consultations ongoing Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has blamed the withdrawal of government subventions for political parties on abuse, noting that it was still inadvisable to reintroduce it. He also said that high level consultations were in top gear to obtain the views of critical stakeholders about the ongoing constitution review. The Deputy President ...

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Quit order: DSS speaks at last

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PRESS RELEASE The Department of State Services (DSS) has watched with keen interest the disturbing trend desperate and mischievous elements have tended to steer the ship of our nationhood to calamity and irretrievable destruction. Only recently, the Arewa Youths in a press statement called for the relocation of the Igbos from the North. Unfortunately, this development has been followed by ...

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