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PATIENCE JONATHAN’S $15.5m: Ex-aide wants court to reverse companys’ guilty plea

By Innocent Anaba Lagos— AN aide to former President Goodluck Jonathan, Waripamo-Owei Dudafa and one of his co-accused in an alleged $15.5 million fraud charge, Amajuoyi Briggs, yesterday, asked a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos to reverse the guilty plea entered into by four firms, who were charged along with them by the Economic […]

House of Representatives suspends ousted Chairman Committee on Appropriation, Rep Abdulmunin Jibrin for 180 legislative days

ABUJA – MEMBERS of the House of Representatives Wednesday suspended ousted Chairman Committee on Appropriation, Rep Abdulmunin Jibrin for 180 legislative days. Abdumumin Jibrin The committee of the whole sat and considered the Rep Ossai Ossai led Ethics and Privileges committee report clause by clause and nailed him for one legislative calendar year. The Committee […]

Ex IGP, Etim Inyang, dies at 85

 By Soni Daniel The family of the former Inspector General of Police, Sir Etim Okon Inyang, on Wednesday, confirmed the passage of the non-nonsense police chief. In a statement made available to Vanguard in Abuja, the family confirmed that their father passed on at the Reddington Hospital, Lagos on Monday night. In the statement signed […]

Recession hit Lagos night clubs as big spenders evade recreation

The manager of Rumours Nightclub, Tobi Ashiru, has complained about the slow pace of business and the near absence of big spenders at the leisure facility. Ashiru told newsmen on Tuesday in Lagos that the lull had made most club owners to explore more creative approaches to boost their businesses. “One of the biggest challenges […]

Emirates Airlines rejects naira in payment for flight

 It is illegal, says NCAA • Stranded passengers allege discrimination Emirates Airlines has rejected the Nigerian currency, naira, for payment by travellers to Brazil.The Dubai-based airline is rather demanding a credit card mode of payment from passengers at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos. The development, which caught many passengers unawares, caused some of […]

Alleged forgery: Saraki’s trial adjourned till Oct 7

Friday Olokor, Abuja The Federal Government on Wednesday could not commence the trial of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki; his Deputy, Ike Ekweremadu and two others at a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory in Abuja, over alleged forgery. The FCT High Court was informed that the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, […]

Recession: Federal retirees demand review of pensions

Friday Olokor, Abuja Civil servants who have retired from the federal public service have demanded an upward review of the pension of civil servants nationwide in line with Section 173 (3) of the constitution. The retirees under the aegis of Association of Federal Public Service Retirees, said the constitution provided that pensions should be reviewed every five years or […]

Gombe releases N100m for payment of gratuity

Gombe State Government says it has released N100 million for the payment of gratuity to workers who retired from service in 2012. The State Head of Civil Service, Dr Daniel Musa, on Wednesday said that N75 million would be used for payment of gratuities to 48 retirees while the remaining N25 million would be used in […]

Pastor tackles Lagos hospital for removing wife’s womb

Samson Folarin A pastor with a Pentecostal ministry, Chinedu Rockson, has accused the management of Ilogbo Central Hospital in the Ajangbadi area of Lagos State of removing his wife’s womb and damaging her bladder during childbirth.  Chinedu said the hospital also detained his wife over the payment of N50,000, adding that efforts to clear the […]

Buhari welcomes India’s $5bn investment

Buhari welcomes India’s $5bn investment — 28th September 2016 From Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari has welcomed a proposed investment of $5 billion in the Nigerian economy by an Indian business delegation visiting the country. Buhari said the Asian country had already invested $10 billion  in the country. This was even as he said Nigeria […]

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