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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related Offences Commission (ICPC) will monitor cases of vote-buying during the governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa states. INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, said this on Tuesday during the quarterly consultative meeting with political parties […]

The All Progressives Congress has rejected a request by Vietnam to bring   subsidized rice into Nigeria. The APC said accepting the request   would further hurt the country’s economy. The APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, stated this while receiving a delegation led by the Deputy Prime Minister of Vietnam, Vuong Hue, in Abuja. Hue, who is billed to meet with Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo […]

Former Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode has dragged the Lagos State House of Assembly to court over its ongoing probe of the ex-governor for allegedly procuring eight hundred and twenty buses worth over seven billion naira without budgetary approval. Ambode is due to appear before the House Committee probing the allegation today. The House had […]

The Kwara State Police command has rescued one hundred and eight people, including children, from an illegal rehabilitation centre located at Gaa Odota in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital. The owner of the centre, Abdulraheem Owotutu, claimed that centre was meant for teaching people Islamic and Arabic as well as healing of mentally ill people, […]

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu has declared that one billion naira will not be enough for it to conduct Edo and Ondo governorship elections next year.   Yakubu spoke while defending the agency’s 2020 budget estimates before the National Assembly’s Joint Committee on INEC in Abuja on Thursday. […]

Nigeria and Russia has signed an important Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), which will enable both countries’ oil giants, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and Russia’s Lukeoil to elevate commercial relationship to a government-to-government backed partnership. With the signing of the MoU, NNPC and Lukeoil will work together in upstream operations and revamp Nigeria’s refineries. Group […]

The Federal Government has again hit at the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU for opposing the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System, IPPIS of the Federal Government, saying no government agency must resist it. The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, who stated this at the budget defence secession organized by the […]

The House of Representatives committee on finance has questioned the Ministry of Finance over the failed Abuja CCTV project despite a four hundred and sixty million dollars loan taken from China to fund the project.   At a budget defence session with the ministry of finance on Thursday, chairman of the committee, James Faleke, said […]

Rotary International Polio Eradication Committee in Kwara state has announced a lineup of activities to mark this year’s World Polio Day, with the theme “Keep Polio at Zero”. According to a statement issued by the Kwara state representative to the Nigeria National Polio Plus Committee, Otunba Rick Oladele, the 2019 World Polio Day will commence with […]

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ilorin Zonal office, has arrested two brothers and eight others over alleged internet fraud and other fraud-related offences. This was contained in a statement issued on Thursday in Ilorin by Mr Wilson Uwujaren, the Commission’s Head of Media and Publicity. Uwujaren said that the suspects were arrested on Monday […]


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