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I’ll take PDP back to the people if elected chairman, says Daniel

A National Chairmanship aspirant in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Gbenga Daniel has promised to bring back the party to the people, if elected at the December 9 convention of the party. Daniel spoke with newsmen in Jalingo while on a campaign tour to Taraba State, saying that the alienation of the people by taking away their power to ...

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Whistle blower on Ikoyi money now a millionaire — EFCC

Credit NAN The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says the “young man” who blew the whistle on the massive stash of money recovered from an apartment in Ikoyi, Lagos, is now a millionaire. Acting Chairman of the commission, Mr Ibrahim Magu, stated this in Vienna, Austria, on Thursday, spokesman of the EFCC, Mr Wilson Uwujaren, said in a statement. ...

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N15B Ikoyi money: Court orders forfeiture of Osborne flat

Credit NewsmakersNG A Federal High Court, in Lagos, today ordered the temporary forfeiture of Flat 7B Osborne Towers, Ikoyi, Lagos, where the sums of $43,449,947, £27,800 and N23,218,000 were discovered in April. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had uncovered the money stashed in iron cabinets, following a whistleblower’s alert. NewsmakersNG broke the news of the discovery of the ...

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Ambode set to inject 800 to BRT scheme, assures on ease of commuting in Lagos

Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode has launched the Intelligence Transport System (ITS), the e-ticketing for commuters using the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) in the state. The launching took place on Thursday when he also performed the official launch of the Ojota Depot of the scheme as well as the new complex for the Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority known as ...

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Ambode commissions Lay-By/Bus Stop at Ketu, Lagos on Thursday

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Ambode sets up committee on oil producing area relations

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode has inaugurated a 45-member committee on Oil Producing Areas Community Relations in Badagry area of the state. Ambode said the inauguration of the committee was aimed at preventing face-off between investors and host communities of oil producing areas often experienced in the country. The inauguration comes after the state has officially joined the League ...

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Kaduna begins immunisation of 1.5 m children against measles

Kaduna State Government has began a state-wide measles vaccination campaign targeting about 1.5 million children. According to the state government, the campaign is expected to run in two phases, with the first phase covering 13 local government areas to run from November 9-14, and 10 local governments under the second phase from November17-22. Spokesman of the state Ministry of Health ...

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Minister of Defence in $1.4m corruption scandal

A fresh ‘1.4 million corruption scandal’ has rocked the government, with the Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali, at the center of the indignity. As exclusively reported by The Cable, Dan-Ali, alongside Danjuma Nanfo, the Defence Ministry’s immediate past Permanent Secretary, and Brig. Gen. LYM Hassan in charge of peacekeeping, have been fingered in the alleged sharing of funds meant for ...

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Edo to cultivate 100,000 hectares oil palm in 3 years – Obaseki

Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki has stated that the state government’s goal is to cultivate 100,000 hectares of oil palm plantation in the state within the next three years. The governor said this on Thursday when he members of the Plantation Owners Forum of Nigeria (POFON) visited him in Benin. He said that he intended to visit Indonesia and ...

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Senate moves to probe death of 26 Nigerian girls on Mediterranean

The Senate is to investigate the death of 26 young Nigerian girls on the Mediterranean while travelling to Italy. The measure followed a resolution on a motion “On death of 26 Young Nigerian Girls en route Italy”, sponsored by Senator Rose Oko (PDP-Cross-River) during Thursday’s plenary. The assembly also commended the Italian authorities for immediately stepping into the matter with the ...

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