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Sex scandal: I have proof that will clear my name – Ikon

One of the three members of the House of Representatives accused of soliciting for prostitutes in the United States of America while on a leadership training program, Samuel Ikon, has said he has irrefutable proof that will clear him name.

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Senate summons Mallami, AGF over forgery suit against Saraki

By Wahab Akanji, Abuja The upper legislative chamber, the Senate has summoned the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami, to appear before a committee it set up within 48 hours over the planned arraignment of its two principal officers by the government.

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Spain-bound U-17 national female basketball team stranded in Abuja

Lagos, June 21, 2016 (NAN) The national U-17 female basketball team, D’Tigresses, who are to participate in the FIBA World Championships in Zaragoza, Spain from June 22 to July 2 are currently stranded in Abuja.

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AfDB floats $175m for agriculture in North-West

Country Director of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr Ousmane Dore, has hinted that the bank has earmarked $175million for agriculture programme in the North West of the country.

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Lagos signs partnership with Dubai on smart city initiative

By Olaolu Oladipo, Lagos Lagos State Government has signed a partnership deal with the City of Dubai on Monday in a deal that will ensure that the state emerges as the first Smart City in Africa.

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Presidency confirms appointment of Kpotum-Idris as new IGP

By Wahab Akanji Abuja The Presidency has confirmed the appointment of Assistant Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Kpotun Idris, as the Acting Inspector-General of Police.

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Sex scandal: Reps refer allegation to committee, insist on proof

The House of Representatives has mandated its committees on Ethics and Privileges and Foreign Affairs to investigate alleged sexual misconduct against three of its members that were indicted by the US government.

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Sokoto moves to generate 100mw of power from solar energy

By Musa Gada, Sokoto Sokoto State Government has expressed its resolve to improve power supply and in turn boost small and medium scale industries in the state, saying it aims to generate 100mw of electricity from solar platform.

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Haliburton scandal: Presidency denies first lady’s link to US lawmaker

By Olaolu Oladipo, Lagos The Presidency has denied Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose’s claims suggesting that the Wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, Hajia Aisha has a link to a US Congressman, Mr. William Jefferson’s bribery scandal for which the American lawmaker was convicted in 2009.

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FG signs pact with Pakistan on education cooperation

Federal Government and the Islamic Republic of Pakistan have signed Bilateral Educational Cooperation Agreement in Abuja on Tuesday.

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