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How task force exposed N1.1b monthly fraud in Police Pension Office

    Trial of suspects begins today MORE insight into how the Pension Reform Task Team got to the root of the sharp practices came at the weekend as top officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) spoke on how their initial findings were strengthened by the work of the panel. They said […]

Man docked over alleged withdrawal of N.1m cheque

By BARTHOLOMEW MADUKWE IKEJA – A 20-year-old man, Adebowale Olamilekan, who was apprehended while allegedly trying to cash a cheque of N100,000 from the account of one Professor  Mordi at Ikeja branch of Skye Bank Plc, has been charged before a Lagos State High Court, Igbosere by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. Olamilekan […]

Gunmen kill teacher in Kano

KANO – Unknown gunmen shot and killed a classroom teacher in Kano , Monday morning. The incident occurred at Hotoro Arewa  area in  Kano Municipality. The gunmen were said to have arrived the residence of Aliyu on a motorcycle and pumped hot lead into his head. It was not clear while the late classroom teacher […]

Police confirm 7 dead, 15 injured scooping petrol from crashed truck

Yola – (NAN) The police in Adamawa have confirmed that seven persons were burnt to dead, while scooping petrol from a tanker involved in an accident at Ganigaku Village, Demsa Local Government Area of Adamawa. Police Public Relations Officer Nemuel Yoila told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Yola that 15 others […]

Sokoto State Govt. releases N26m for students’ allowances

Sokoto – The Sokoto State Government has released N26 million for the payment of the outstanding allowances for 1,870 students of the Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto. The Permanent Secretary, Department of Higher Education, Alhaji Garba Sarkin-Kudu, said in Sokoto on Monday that the payment was for the arrears of the 2010/2011 academic session. […]

Jonathan begins one-week working leave

Abuja- (NAN) President Goodluck Jonathan, Monday began a week-long working leave, according to the Presidency. A statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati, stated that the President would remain in Abuja during the period and continue to deal with all essential state affairs The statement added that […]

World Bank: ‘Engage Anyaoku to lobby Commonwealth’

April 2, 2012  by Agency Reporter As the race for the World Bank presidency gathers momentum, a former governor of Abia State, Dr. Orji Kalu, has called on President Goodluck Jonathan to engage the services of former Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, Chief Emeka Anyaoku, as a “shuttle diplomat” to promote the cause of Nigeria’s candidate, […]

Oyo marks 2,155 houses for demolition

April 2, 2012  by Akinwale Aboluwade 9 Comments A total of 2,155 houses have been marked for demolition by a committee which assessed the structures affected by the flood disaster that ravaged Ibadan and its environs on August 26, 2011. Oyo State Commissioner for Environment and Habitat, Mr. Wasiu Dauda, after the monthly environmental sanitation […]

Senegal presidential poll: Some lessons for Nigeria

“On this day, March 25, 2012, at 9:27 pm., President Abdoulaye Wade, a candidate in the presidential election, called President Macky Sall to congratulate him for having won the election and to wish him good luck in his mission as the head of Senegal in the hope that he will render the Senegalese happy. In […]

Easter: Security alert at NNPC HQ • FG deploys soldiers •Defence building barricaded

April 2, 2012  by Olusola Fabiyi, Fidelis Soriwei, Olalekan Adetayo and Adelani Adepegba NNPC Towers, Abuja | credits: File copy The nation’s capital, Abuja, is on the alert over the possibility of an attack by the Boko Haram sect on sensitive installations in the city at Easter. A week to the Easter celebration, the Federal […]



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