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Arms Deal: How I Received N108m from Badeh – Witness

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  At the resumed trial of a former Chief of Defence Staff, CDS, Air Chief Marshal Alex S. Badeh, on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 the fourth prosecution witness, PW4, Mustapha Yerima gave Justice Okon E. Abang of the Federal High Court  Abuja a blow-by-blow account of how he was paid the sum of N108million through Badeh’s company, Vetivo Nigeria Limited. ... Read More »

Kachikwu: Militants Lack knowledge of Buhari’s Change Agenda

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Minister of State for Petroleum Ibe Kachukwu has said the Niger Delta Avengers responsible for attacking oil facilities lacked sufficient knowledge of President Mohammadu Buhari Change agenda. Kachukwu noted that the anti-corruption posture of the Federal government was responsible for the return of hostility and vandalism of crude oil pipelines and other national assets in the Niger Delta. The Minister ... Read More »

Boko Haram’s Capacity To Hold Territories ‘Totally Decimated’- Nigeria’s AGF

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Nigeria’s Attorney General and Minister of Justice,Mr Abubakar Malami has affirmed that  Boko Haram’s capacity to hold territories has been totally decimated.He made this  Monday in his address to the 25th Session of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice ,in Vienna, Austria.The Session is holding from 23rd to 27th of May.   He said, “the capacity of Boko ... Read More »

Ignore Calls To Sack AGF Malami, Group Advises Buhari

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President Muhammad Buhari has been advised to disregard calls on him to sack  the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami. This advice to the president was given by Mr Philip Agbese, national coordinator of a group, Stand Up Nigeria,SUN  during a press conference  in Abuja on Sunday. “We appeal to President Muhammadu Buhari to ... Read More »

Labour: Ebonyi State Police Command, Harassed, Arrested and Detained

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An emergency meeting of the National Executive Council (NEC) of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) held today, Sunday, May 22, 2016 at Bolton White Hotels, Abuja on the on-going protest action against the increase in pump price of petroleum products and hike in electricity tariff. NEC reviewed the protest action and its impact across the nation, noting the sacrifices of ... Read More »

Saraki Commiserates With Sen. Alasoadura Over Wife’s Death

President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki has commiserated with the Senator representing Ondo Central Senatorial District, Senator Tayo Alasoadura over the death of his wife, Mrs. Adetayo Alasoadura on Thursday. Saraki, who led a Senate delegation including the Senate Leader, Senator Ali Ndume on a condolence visit to Alasoadura’s residence in Akure, on Friday said the Senator’s wife ... Read More »

Omatseye, Ex-NIMASA DG Bags Five Years Jail Term

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  After five years of grueling legal battle, justice is finally served as a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos today convicted a former Director General of the Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, Mr. Temisan Omatseye. Justice Rita Ofili- Ajumogobia in a landmark ruling convicted the former DG on 25 of the 27-count charge bordering on alleged contract ... Read More »

Govt Lacks Resources to Stop Vandalism, Oil Theft – National Economic Council

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The ad hoc Committee on Crude Oil Theft Prevention and Control of the National Economic Council (NEC) has revealed that government does not have adequate operational vessels to patrol and secure the network of pipelines in the Niger Delta. Briefing journalists at the end of the 67th meeting of NEC which held on Thursday at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, ... Read More »

Nigeria’s Government Must Ensure Balanced Response to Pastoralist−Settler Crisis –

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There have been long-standing tensions between nomadic pastoralist Fulanis, one of the dominant ethnic groups in Nigeria and the ruling class of much of the north, and their settled counterparts, centred on the use of land for grazing livestock. But recently, the frequency and intensity of the violence has increased, causing alarm and potentially spurring a dangerous securitized approach to ... Read More »

NLC: ‘The Struggle Continues’

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We find it appropriate once again to commend our affiliates, members and Civil Society allies for  keeping faith in this struggle. Day two which started at Berger Round about this morning recorded improved success. There is no doubt, this is due to your unqualified commitment. On our part,  we not only re-affirm our faith in this struggle,  we shall not ... Read More »