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Senate passes Whistle-blower Protection Bill into law

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The Nigerian Senate has passed the Whistle-blower Protection Bill into law. The Bill, which seeks to encourage and facilitate the disclosures of improper conduct by public officers and public bodies was presented by the Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters, chaired by Senator David Umaru, the member representing Niger East in the 8th National Assembly. Otherwise known as ...

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FG disburses fresh N243.7bn Paris Club refund to states

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The Federal Government, on Tuesday, confirmed the release of N243.79bn as the second tranche of  Paris Club Refund to the 36 state governments and the Federal Capital Territory. The Director of Information in the Federal Ministry of Finance, Mr.  Salisu Dambatta, confirmed the release in a statement. With the fresh release of the second tranche of N243.79bn, the amount so ...

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PDP approves August 12 for national convention

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The National Executive Committee (NEC)‎ of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Tuesday approved August 12 for the party’s non-elective special national convention to be held in Abuja. The decision was reached at NEC’s 74th meeting, which also mandated the Ahmed Makarfi-led National Caretaker Committee of the party, to set up a disciplinary and reconciliation committee. Leaders of the party had ...

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Boko Haram: 12 die in new explosions in Maiduguri

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Powerful multiple explosions rock Maiduguri on Tuesday night, a day after 12 persons were killed by suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers. At least six powerful explosions occurred between 10:45 and 11:00 PM. About four explosives were detonated simultaneously while two other powerful sounds were also heard some 15 minutes later. Unlike the previous explosions, the current blast has a wide-range ...

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Ugwuanyi appoints 3 commissioner nominees

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State

Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, yesterday forwarded names of three commissioners designate that would swell the number of the exco members in his cabinet to the state House of Assembly for consideration and confirmation. The three commissioners designate are Messrs Joseph Udeji, Robert Ogbuagu and Donatus Ani. There have been speculations of a total cabinet reshuffle and this could be ...

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Quit notice: MASSOB declares August for ‘repatriation’ of Igbos

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In compliance with October 1 Arewa youth quit notice deadline, the Movement for the Actualisation of Sovereign State Biafra (MASSOB) has declared August a month of mass return for Igbo living in the northern parts of the country. The group said the choice of August was informed by its significance in Igbo calendar as the period for new yam festival ...

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Ugwuanyi moves to sanitize Enugu metropolis

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… Appeals to illegal roadside traders to relocate Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu state yesterday paid an unscheduled visit to the major roads leading to Ogbete Main Market and New Market, Enugu, appealing to traders who erected illegal shops on the roadside to immediately relocate as the structures are billed for demolition to sanitize the state and give the markets ...

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Insurgency: Jonathan defeated Boko Haram before handover – Dasuki

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The former National Security Adviser (NSA, Sambo Dasuki,  has said that ex-President Goodluck Jonathan deserved accolades for defeating the Boko Haram group before handing over to current President Muhammadu Buhari. Speaking from detention where he is being held for allegedly mismanaging an estimated $2.1 billion meant for purchase of arms to fight the dreaded Islamist sect, Dasuki said it was ...

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Presidency blows whistle on illegal recruitments in ministries, parastatals

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The Presidency has exposed illegal, large scale and indiscriminate clandestine recruitments in federal ministries, department and agencies (MDAs). A circular by the acting Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Dr. Habiba Lawal to the Chief of staff to the President, National Assembly, service chiefs, heads of ministries and agencies amongst others, said many MDAs have been carrying out recruitments ...

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Biafra and the North: In Defence of Igbo Leaders

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By Solomon Obele “Behind crisis anywhere in the world is injustice. The solution to that crisis is justice”- Maitama Sule During a congratulatory visit by late Alhaji Maitama Sule to the then President-Elect, Mohammadu Buhari, on 10th May 2015, he pleaded with him in the above words to be President of all Nigerians. Sule said: ‘‘What has recently happened to ...

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