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FG uncovers fresh 11,000 ghost workers

Olalekan Adetayo The Federal Government is currently working to expose another 11,000 ghost workers on its payroll in its second batch of staff audit. This is coming shortly after the government deleted 23,000 ghost workers from its payroll and saving the nation N2.29bn per month. The Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, disclosed this to […]

FG appoints Dakuku Peterside as DG NIMASA

  The Federal Government has appointed Dakuku Peterside as the Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency. The appointment takes effect from today, March 10, a statement said. Peterside was the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the April 11 governorship election in Rivers State and a close ally of the […]

Court grants Badeh N2bn bail

  Ade Adesomoju, Abuja Justice Okon Abang of a Federal High Court in Abuja on Thursday granted bail to a former Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal, Alex Badeh (retd), in the sum of N2bn. The bail is to be guaranteed by two sureties in the sum of N1bn each. Justice James Tsoho, in […]

Prophet accused of raping daughter

An Ogbesun Chief Magistrates’ Court in Benin, Edo State, on Wednesday ordered the remand of a 41-year-old Prophet, Benjamin Bernard, in prison custody for alleged rape of his seven-year-old daughter. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Chief Magistrate, Mrs Taiye Omoruyi, refused to admit the cleric to bail. The prosecutor, Kenneth Ugiagbe, said […]

Biafra: Anyaoku rejects IPOB’s appointment

16601 Gbenga Adeniji and Ihuoma Chiedozie A former Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, Chief Emeka Anyaoku, has rejected his nomination as one of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra’s representatives to negotiate or discuss on behalf of the group. IPOB had on Wednesday listed Anyaoku as one of the “credible Igbo elders” that would represent it in […]

After 48 years, Gowon accepts son, Musa, who has just completed 23 years prison sentence in the U.S.

By Emmanuel Aziken, Political Editor Former military Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon, retd; yesterday owned up to fathering a love child with the late public relations expert, Princess Edith Ike Okongwu, bringing to an end the 48-year-old paternity dispute over Musa Gowon. Musa, who returned to Nigeria at the end of last year, after […]

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