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President Muhammadu Buhari has  said that it was a matter of great concern to him that nearly two-thirds of states of the federation are still having difficulties with salary payments despite the bail-out funds provided to them by the Federal Government. He made the remark while speaking at a closed door meeting with members of […]

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday met with the leadership of the National Assembly where they reached a compromise on the 2016 budget. The meeting had in attendance, the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara. Also present was the Minister of Budget and National Planning, Mr Udo Udoma. […]

The Kwara State police command has said it is on the trail of a young man who allegedly stabbed his lover to death in Ilorin, on Monday, over her refusal to his marriage proposal. Reports say the young man also allegedly stabbed his lover’s mother, who had come to settle the ensued dispute between the […]

The Former Governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido, has said he will contest for presidency on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2019. Lamido made this known to journalist in his village, Bamaina, in Birnin-kudu Local Government Area of the state. He, however, said a party’s ticket is not given to anybody on […]

In the meantime, the Minister of State for Petroleum, Ibe Kachukwu has said that the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari will henceforth introduce trackers to track criminal diversion of petroleum products from the point of distribution. Kachukwu made the disclosure yesterday while speaking at a Town Hall meeting organized alongside five other ministers with residents […]

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested the suspended Director-General, of the Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate, Nelly Mayshak, and three others, Yoab Youssoufou, Patricia Iyogun, and Ruth Imonikhe for a N2.5bn fraud. According to sources at the EFCC, investigations into the alleged fraud revealed that Mayshak allegedly misappropriated about N2bn that was left in […]

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission says Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, is not an anti-corruption ambassador of the agency. The spokesperson for the EFCC, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, while pleading with the public to disregard the report stating otherwise.   in a statement also stated that the EFCC National Assembly Liaison Officer, Suleiman Bakari, went beyond […]

Minister of State for Labour, Employment and Productivity, Barrister James Eneojo Ocholi SAN, and his son were on Sunday killed in accident that was said to have occurred on Abuja-Kaduna Expressway. The details of the accident are still sketchy, but reports say that the Minister was traveling in the company of his wife and son […]

The  Association of Licensed Telecommunications Operators of Nigeria, ALTON, at the weekend decried the heavy taxation imposed on telecom operators in Nigeria by different layers of government, saying it weighs down their operations. The group through its Chairman Engr. Gbenga Adebayo, urged Federal Government to harmonise levies on operators to ease access to deployments of necessary […]

The Chairman, Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, Ilorin branch, Mr Mansuma Issa has advocated capital punishment for corrupt officers in the entire African continent. Issa who made the suggestion while speaking with newsmen in Ilorin, described the level of corruption in Africa and specifically in Nigeria as alarming. He lamented that funds which should have been […]

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