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House orders ICPC to refund N924m in seven days

By David Odama, Abuja The House of Representatives has directed the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offenses Commission (ICPC) to refund N924million to the Ministry of Environment within a week. The money which was meant for Great Green Wall project was fraudulently transferred to the anti-graft agency warehousing it in its special recovery

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Boko Haram: EU to support Borno children with N325m

By Chibuzor Emejor, Abuja The European Union (EU) has approved a grant of N325 million for community-based psychosocial support and protection of children and adolescents in Borno State. This was disclosed by head of the EU delegation to Nigeria and the ECOWAS Commission, Michel Arrion, at the signing of the financing agreement

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How Ondo deputy governor shot himself in the foot

It has emerged that the impeachment threat against Ondo State Deputy Governor, Alhaji Alli Olanusi, was his own making. The 72-year-old politician who is now facing a seven-count charge leveled by the state lawmakers had allegedly invoked the monster that now threatens his political career. According to sources, Olanusi had always worked

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Behave or get fired, IGP warns officers

* INEC deploys three commissioners to Imo, Abia, Taraba         * Parties kick over missing result sheets in Delta By Joe Nwankwo, Assistant Editor, Abuja, Ben Duru, SE bureau Chjief Hassan Zaggi Correspondent, Abuja The Acting Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Solomon E. Arase,  has read the riot act to

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Soothsayers and 2015 poll predictions

By Ajibola Abayomi, Lagos The 2015 general elections, particularly, the presidential poll held on March 28, will go down the history lane as the most keenly contested in the nation. Months to the poll, Nigerians were inundated with all sorts of gimmicks, propagandas, electioneering issues and other designed agendas, all geared towards swaying

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Buhari, Mark in close door meeting

Ahead of the May 29 hand over date, President-Elect General Muhammadu Buhari, on Thursday, received the Senate President David Mark in his Abuja residence. The meeting, held behind closed door, lasted for about 45 minutes. The Senate President arrived Buhari’s Lobito Crescent Wuse 11, Abuja residence at 2pm. A source who craved anonymity,

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South West group raises governance charter for Buhari 

A South West-based group, Majeobaje Movement, has raised a 14-point good governance charter for the President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari. Making the presentation in Ibadan, the convener of the movement and a top notcher of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Akintayo Akin-Deko, described the charter as the minimum requirements deemed necessary for achieving

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Remorseful Fayose begs for forgiveness

Ekiti State governor, Ayo Fayose, has admitted that the impeachment move embarked upon by the nineteen All Progressives Congress (APC) legislators in the Ekiti State House of Assembly has become a nightmare, not only his government, but the people of the state. The governor also hinted that he was prepared to

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