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  • Jonathan: I’ll soon open up on 2015 polls

    From Ndubuisi Orji, Abuja Former President Goodluck Jonathan has promised to open up on what happened in the  2015 general elections, which led to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) losing the presidential poll to the All Progressives Congress (APC). The former president has promised to speak, in due course. Jonathan said this at a meeting…

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  • Restructuring: Northern states give conditions

    • Kano, Katsina, Jigawa, Nasarawa want strong centre, state police, others From Desmond Mgboh, Kano, Gang Bere, Jos and Chukwudi Nweje, Lagos As The wind of  restructuring debate continued to sweep across the country, northern states of Kano, Kastina, Jigawa, Nasarawa and Benue, yesterday, gave condition upon which they would support it: retention of a…

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  • Ekweremadu renews hope on devoluion of powers

    From Fred Itua, Abuja  Governors of the 36 states and Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, are optimistic that the devolution of powers bill would be revisited. The bill had earlier failed in the National Assembly. Ekweremadu disclosed this when he briefed the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) on the National Assembly’s ongoing constitution amendment. Ekweremadu, who…

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  • EFCC drags INEC officials to court over Diezani’s N362m bribe

    From James Ojo, Abuja A serving and retired staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Ibrahim Muhammed Umar and Sahabo Iya Hamman, respectively, have been dragged to court by the Gombe zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), over allegations of receiving monetary benefits, conspiracy and corrupt enrichment. EFCC spokesman, Wilson…

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  • Quit order latest: Kaduna govt obtains warrant to arrest masterminds

    From Noah Ebije, Kaduna As the October 1, 2017 deadline quit notice handed down to Igbo living in the North, by Arewa Youths Consultative Forum, the Kaduna State Government has obtained a court warrant for their arrests. The state government said the bench warrant become  necessary, in case the coalition dares to enforce the ultimatum….

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  • Senate approves bill on abduction, others

    The Senate yesterday passed a Bill for a law against abduction, wrongful restraint or confinement for ransom. This came after a clause-by-clause consideration of a report on the issue by Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters at plenary. The bill was sponsored by Senator Isa Misau (APC-Bauchi) while Senator Chukwuka Utazi (PDP-Enugu)…

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  • ICPC shuts 21 illegal varsities, fake NYSC camps

    From Olanrewaju Lawal,Birnin-Kebbi Chairman of Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission(ICPC), Professor Bolaji Owasanoye, has said the Commission clamped down on 21 illegal universities and fake National Youth Service Corps  (NYSC) camps across the country.  He explained that the action of the commission was to protect the integrity of Nigeria. Owasanoye stated this…

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  • Governors seek fresh bailout

    • Urge FG to hand over federal roads to states From Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja Governors have launched a fresh appeal to the Federal Government, to consider “poor states” for another round of budget support. The new bailout, they said, would enable the states offset staff salary arrears and other allowances. Aside Lagos and Rivers states,…

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