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Adoke Vs Waziri: Controversy in anti-graft war

Controversy on the direction of the nation’s anti-graft war raged  yesterday following growing infighting at the top echelon of government. At the centre of the controversy is the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC Mrs. Farida Waziri. The controversy was sparked by enquiries initiated by the Minister of Justice and Attorney General […]

Leadership crisis hits ICPC

Staff and management of the Independent Corrupt Practises and Other Related Offences Commission, ICPC, are at loggerheads over the refusal of the Acting Chairman, Dr Rose Abang Wushishi, to vacate office after the expiration of her term. A reliable source close to the management revealed to Vanguard in Abuja, yesterday, that the tenure of Wushishi […]

N40bn scam: Don’t compare me with Bode George, Bankole warns EFCC

ABUJA — Determined to extricate himself from allegations that he inflated the cost of contracts awarded by the House of Representatives whilst he was the Speaker, Mr Dimeji Bankole, yesterday, flayed the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for comparing the crime he allegedly committed with that of the convicted former Chairman of the Nigerian […]

Islamic banking: Group calls for Muslims, Christians dialogue

  The Muslim Rights Concern on Tuesday called for dialogue between Christians and muslims on the controversial Islamic banking. In a statement by the Director of the MURIC, Dr. Ishaq Akintola, the association urged Christian leaders to allow reason to prevail. It also called on Muslim youths and leaders to refrain from issuing inflammatory statements […]

Diplomacy: Nigeria will reciprocate visa denials – Minister

  The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Olugbenga Ashiru, on Tuesday said Nigerian Missions abroad would henceforth undertake reciprocal treatment regarding the issuance of visas. The minister said in maiden meeting with members of the diplomatic corps accredited to Nigeria that Nigeria would longer not tolerate the shabby treatment of its citizens by foreign missions that […]

Why I need a new aircraft –Amaechi

RIVERS State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi, has said he requested an approval for a new aircraft from the State House of Assembly because the small size of the old plane is not compliant with the current climatic conditions, and flying in it is dangerous. The governor, who spoke during a phone-in radio programme in Port Harcourt […]

Jonathan hails Oshiomhole

  President Goodluck Jonathan has commended Edo State Governor Adams Oshiomhole for his role in averting a nationwide strike recently. A nationwide warning strike was called last week by the Nigerian Labour Congress after the Federal Government and some state governors said they would not implement the new minimum wage. However, the NLC back-pedalled on […]

Sanusi: Reps grill deputy speaker on Islamic Banking

  The House of Representatives on Tuesday made a U-turn on the controversial non-interest banking policy of the Central Bank of Nigeria, saying that it never endorsed the model. The Chairman of its Ad-Hoc Committee on Media and Publicity, Mr. Opeyemi Bamidele, told a news conference in Abuja on Tuesday that the lawmakers decided not […]

Muslims can’t go to war over Islamic banking –NSCIA

  THE Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, on Tuesday, denounced the Nigerian Supreme Council for Sharia in Nigeria for its recent threat that Muslims would go to war to quash opposition to the introduction of Islamic banking in the country. The NSCIA said the NSCS president, Dr. Datti Ahmed, was speaking for himself when […]

Jonathan confirms single term plan

 In an apparent move to debunk speculations that President Goodluck Jonathan is plotting to alter the tenure of political office holders, the President on Tuesday confirmed that he would be sending a bill to the National Assembly to seek for a single term for the offices of the President and Governors. The President, who spoke […]

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