N69.4bn Debt: AMCON Possessory Order On Jimoh Ibrahim’s Seized Assets Stays

Barrister Jimoh Ibrahim and his legal team addressing the media at the Federal High Court, Abuja division after the court session Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja who presided over the case between the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) and Barrister Jimoh Ibrahim on Monday February 22, 2021 reviewed the order of January 4, 2021 without prejudice to the power of AMCON to appoint a Receiver.  In the same vein, Justice Abang did not challenge the powers of AMCON under Section 48 of the AMCON Act…

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Sad Sunday As Nigeria Airforce Jet Crashes In Abuja Killing Everyone Onboard

All seven passengers and crew died in the Nigerian Air Force jet NAF201, which crashed in Abuja on Sunday February 21, 2021 Reports reaching us has it that a Nigerian Air Force jet, with registration NAF201, with seven persons, including the crew members on board, has crashed in Abuja. The aircraft, a Beechcraft KingAir B350i, departed Abuja on Sunday in the morning before it crashed, killing all the persons on board. The Nigerian Air Force in a statement by its Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola,…

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#ENDSARS Police Brutality: Lagos Panel Awards N20m To Two Victims

Two victims of police brutality have been awarded N10 million each as compensation by the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Restitution and Inquiry set up to investigate cases of police brutality especially involving officers of the now-defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). Kudirat Obayomi and Hannah Olugbodi were awarded the compensation on Friday by the panel after hard look at their cases as lodged to the panel when it was set up by Lagos State government. Olugbodi, a 35-year-old hairdresser, had on November 2020, narrated how she ended up on a…

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Federal Government Appoints New CGs for NSCDC, NCS

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Ahmed Abubakar Audi as the new Commandant-General (CG) of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC). Minister of Interior, Mr Rauf Aregbesola, who made the announcement February 18, said that the appointment followed the retirement of Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu, former CG, in January. He said the president has appointed Haliru Nababa as the new Controller-General (CG) of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCS). Mohammed Manga, the Director of Press, Ministry of Interior made this known in a statement, saying that Audi, emerged the top…

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Dr Orji Ogbonnaya Orji Takes Over From Waziri Adio As Executive Secretary At NEITI

Dr Ogbonnaya Orji comes in as new Boss at NEITI News reaching us from Abuja has it that Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Dr. Orji Ogbonnaya Orji as the Executive Secretary (ES), Nigerian Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI). Orji takes over from Waziri Adio, whose non- renewable five-year single term as ES, comes to an end on today. In a statement to announce this development, the Director Information, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Willie Bassey, on Thursday said the appointment is…

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Nigeria’s NAFDAC Approves Astrazeneca COVID-19 Vaccine

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has just approved the use of Astrazeneca Vaccine for use in Nigeria.  The Director-General, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, disclosed this at a press conference in Abuja on Thursday. Adeyeye said NAFDAC got the dossier of the vaccine a week ago, while its safety committee swung into action immediately to evaluate its safety and efficacy for Nigerians. Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, NAFDAC Director-General While affirming that the vaccine could be stored in two to eight degrees Centigrade, Adeyeye explained that there were…

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Federal Government College Warri: Alumni Celebrate 55th Founders Day

Publicity Secretary of the Association, Mr Ihechukwu Ibeji The Global Alumni Association of the Federal Government College Warri Old Students Association (FEGOCOWOSA) has announced plans to celebrate the 55th Founders Day Anniversary of one of Nigeria’s premier unity schools. The month-long physical and virtual celebrations will pay tribute to the founders of the unity schools’ system, advocate for a more-focused investment in the unity schools system and foster the bond of unity among members of the alumni association, especially within the context of the socio-economic challenges of the pandemic and…

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Buhari Seeks Senate Confirmation Of Bawa As EFCC Chairman

Mr Abdulrasheed Bawa President Muhammadu Buhari has forwarded the name of Mr Abdulrasheed Bawa to the Senate and requested them to confirm his candidacy as the substantive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). He would replace the sacked Mr Ibrahim Magu, who fell apart with the Federal Government over an alleged corrupt practice. In a letter from Buhari to the President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, the Mr Buhari said he was acting in accordance with Paragraph 2(3) of Part1, CAP E1 of EFCC Act 2004.…

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FG Plans Nationwide Town Hall Meetings Over Insecurity

National Security Adviser (NSA), Major General Babagana Monguno (right) with President Muhammadu Buhari The Federal Government is set to convene town hall meetings in the six geo-political zones to enable Nigerians discuss and address the heightened insecurity situation in the country. During the town hall meetings, the government, it was learnt is expected to discuss with state chief executives, religious leaders, women and youth groups in a bid to find lasting solutions to the spiraling, multiple security threats in the country. A statement issued by the Office of the National…

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Killer Fulani Herdsmen: We’ll Protect Ourselves If Govt. Fails – Oba Olugbenle

Following the brazen killing of Nigerians by Fulani herdsmen across the country with no protection coming from the federal government, the Olu of Ilaro and Paramount Ruler of Yewaland, Oba Kehinde Olugbenle, and the Peoples Democratic Party in Ogun State have warned the federal and state governments against possible consequences of the killing of people in Yewaland by Fulani herdsmen. Herdsmen had, on Friday night, invaded Igbooro, Oja-Odan in Yewa North Local Government Area of the state, leaving three dead and two villagers injured. The marauding herdsmen had reportedly invaded…

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