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  • Buhari directs Osinbajo to head delegation on Niger Delta crisis

    President Muhammadu Buhari has directed Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to head the special presidential delegation charged with the task of resolving the crisis in the Niger Delta region. The Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta Affairs, retired Brigadier General Paul Boroh disclosed this to newsmen on Monday in Abuja. Boroh said the choice of…

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  • Normalcy returns to Ife as warring factions sue for peace

    Leaders of Yoruba, Hausa and Igbo communities residing in Ile-Ife, Osun state, have called for an end to ethnic clashes in the city. They spoke at a joint news conference organised by the Ife Progressive Forum/Action Council in Ile-Ife on Monday, March 13. The Seriki Hausawa of Ife, Alhaji Abubakar Madagali, said the disturbance which momentarily…

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  • 68% of Nigeria Prisons inmates awaiting trial, says Comtroller General

      The Nigerian Prison Service (NPS) has disclosed that over 68,000 inmates are accommodated in the prison facilities through the country as at March 2017. The Controller General of Nigerian Prison Service, Jaafaru Ahmed who made the disclosure in an interview said that the agency has reopened prison farm centres towards self-sufficiency in food production….

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  • Human error, engine failure, major cause of Dana crash

    Pilot error and mechanical failure  caused the death of 159 persons in the DANA Air crash of 2012 in Nigeria, accident investigators said in a report published on Monday. The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) said two engines on the ill-fated Dana Aircraft from, Abuja, failed mid-air before it crashed on approach to the Murtala Muhammed…

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  • Malabu oil: Ruling on Shell, AGIP applications stalled

    From: Godwin Tsa, Abuja Two applications by Malabu Oil, on Monday, stalled ruling on  separate applications filed by Shell Oil Exploration Nigeria Ltd and AGIP Oil seeking to vacate an order of temporary forfeiture of the Oil Prospective Licence (OPL 245) bloc made against them by a  Federal High Court Sitting in Abuja. Malabu Oil…

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  • Fred Ajudua seeks to quash $1m fraud charge

    Lagos socialite, Fred Ajudua, is seeking to quash a $1million fraud charge brought against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The EFCC had on Feb. 13 re-opened charge filed against Ajudua in 2005 after it was struck out in 2009 by Justice Morenikeji Obadina in 2009 for want of diligent prosecution. Obadina…

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  • Ex-basketball star petitions Lagos CP over assault by OPIC staff

    By Joe Apu Former Nigerian basketball international, Franca Uyigue Nkwoji, has been distraught over what she has described as unfair victimization and a threat to her life by the management of the Ogun State Property and Investment Corporation, OPIC Plaza, located in the Ikeja area of Lagos State. The former national women’s basketball player, who…

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  • ICPC arraigns ex-banker over alleged diversion of  N738m pension fund

    From: James Oho, Abuja. For opening 50 bank accounts into which a whopping N78.52million belonging meant for pensioners were paid into, the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has charged a former staff a bank,  Mr. Yemi-Aris Olaniran, to court. The Commission, in a 24 count-charge preferred against the ex-banker before Justice…

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