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    Politics I’ll review appointments to address marginalisation – Buhari – Vanguard News

    President Muhammadu Buhari told Catholic bishops in Abuja today that he would take a second look at appointments made by the Federal Government to redress issues being raised. He said the review will be done after a compendium of all appointments has been submitted to him. President Muhammadu …...
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    Politics Alleged N2.1b fraud: Dokpesi’s wife received over N100m – witness – The Sun News

    A prosecution witness, Abubakar Madaki, on Wednesday, told the Federal High Court, sitting in Abuja, how wife of Chief Raymond Dokpesi, Oluwatosin, received over N100 million from the N2.1 billion paid to DAAR Investment company by the Office of National Security Adviser (ONSA). … Read more...
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    Politics INEC to monitor 2019 polls via satellite – The Sun News

    The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has revealed it would deploy satellite to remote areas where 3G and 4G networks are not available, to monitor the 2019 general elections. Chairman of the commission, Prof Mahmood Yakubu, disclosed this when he visited the Managing...
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    Politics Lawmakers demand state police, reject cattle colonies – The Guardian Nigeria

    Members of the Benue caucus in the House of Representatives, Adamu Antono (left); Dickson Tarkishi and Benjamin Wayo; at a press briefing on the killings in the state by suspected herdsmen in Abuja…yesterday. PHOTO: LUCY LADIDI ELUKPO The Benue State caucus … Read more via The Guardian...
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    Politics Actvist drags FG to court over lopsided appointments in key security organisations – Vanguard

    A rights activist and lawyer, Mr Francis Moneke of Human Rights and Empowerment Project Ltd/Gte, has dragged President Muhammadu Buhari and the Attorney General of the Federation before a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, challenging the non recourse to federal character principle in the...
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    Politics INEC official re-arrested over Diezani’s alleged N30m bribe to rig 2015 polls – Vanguard News

    A former official of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Kwara, Christian Nwosu, who is standing trial over alleged N30 million bribe to rig the 2015 polls, was on Wednesday in Lagos re-arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Ex Petroleum minister...
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    Metro Police Arrest Fake Lawyer who Practiced for 15years – Thisdaylive

    After practicing for 15 years uninterrupted, the long arms of the law finally caught up with one Chris Elisha, a fake lawyer. The lawyer aroused suspicion when he appeared at Ojo Magistrate court on behalf of an accused person, but found it difficult to move a motion … Read more via...
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    Politics Fani Kayode reacts to killing of SARS boss by Fulani herdsmen – Daily Post Nigeria

    A former minister of Aviation, Femi Fani Kayode has reacted to the killing of Officer-in-Charge of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, Saki Unit in the Oyo State Police Command by Fulani herdsmen. The SARS boss was reported to have been macheted to death by the Fulani herdsmen … Read more...
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    Politics Omokri hails Ortom for not welcoming Buhari in Lafia – Daily Post Nigeria

    Former presidential aide, Reno Omokri, has commended Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom, for refusing to welcome President Muhammadu Buhari during his visit to Lafia. Ortom had earlier explained that he could not attend the event because he could not abandon his people, who were being killed by...
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    Politics Allegation of evading EFCC mischievous, says Oduah – The Nation Nigeria

    The Senator representing Anambra North, Senator Stella Oduah, Tuesday described as mischievous, a publication that she was evading invitations by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). In a statement issued in Abuja, Oduah said that the report was the handiwork of political...

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