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The federal government has ordered an investigation into the military payroll as a means of cleaning up what has been perceived as a rot in the military personnel payments. The investigation, according to the Federal Ministry of Finance, became imperative following revelations in the course of the trial of a former Chief of Defence Staff, […]

The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigerian, MACBAN, has said Fulani herdsmen, who have allegedly been involved in serial killings in various communities in the country, kill their hosts in self-defence. The leader of a delegation of MACBAN to the Defence Headquarters, Senator Dagiri Alkali, also said that the Fulani moved into new territories […]

Turkey’s ruling AK Party is to hold an extraordinary congress in the coming weeks, amid speculation over the future of PM Ahmet Davutoglu, media say. Reports suggest the congress will elect a new leader and that Mr Davutoglu, who met President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday, will not stand again. The apparent rift has surfaced […]

The Senate has recommended a five-year jail term for morally bankrupt male lecturers in tertiary institutions, especially those who engage in sexual harassment.  The recommendation was contained in a Bill entitled “Sexual Harassment in Tertiary Institutions Bill 2016,” sponsored by Senator Ovie Omo Agege and other senators. Senator Ovie Omo- Agege, who spoke on behalf […]

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured his Cameroonian counterpart, Paul Biya and his people to put their mind at rest on the allegation that Nigeria was still accessing hydrocarbon from the oil rich Bakkassi Peninsula despite the judgment of the International Court of Justice, (ICJ) that ceded the region to the Central African nation.  President Buhari […]

The Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, has said President Muhammadu Buhari is still expecting the corrected version of the 2016 Budget details from the National Assembly. She expressed the hope that the document will be transmitted to the President today. Ahmed spoke while briefing State House correspondents at the end […]

The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, on Tuesday, rebuked the former Senior Special Assistant to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan on Public Affairs, Doyin Okupe, over a statement credited to him that governors should sack civil servants to resolve the irregular salaries payment crisis, describing the call as absurd. The former presidential spokesperson said a situation where ten […]

The Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the Edo State House of Assembly have been impeached. Both men were removed on Tuesday. The Speaker, Honourable Victor Edoror and his Deputy were accused of incompetence and high-handedness. The two principal officers who came into office about a year ago were impeached by fifteen members in the twenty-four-member Assembly. […]

 Nigeria and Cameroun have signed agreement on trade cooperation and conservation of the Benue River. This is the outcome of the bilateral talks between President Muhammadu Buhari and Paul Biya of Cameroun, who is on a state visit to Nigeria at the invitation of President Buhari. Other areas covered in the bilateral talks include […]

The German Football Disciplinary Tribunal has reduced Leon Balogun’s suspension for violent conduct by a game after a successful appeal. Mainz had appealed the tribunal’s ban which was retrospective because the match officials failed to pick up the incident when it happened. Television cameras caught Balogun kneeing Frankfurt’s Carlos Zambrano in the latter stages of […]

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