Monthly Archives: October 2013

Okonjo-Iweala denies granting waiver for armoured cars.

The Ministry of Finance on Thursday said it did not grant waiver for the controversial N255m bulletproof cars purchased by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority. The disclosure came barely 24 hours after the House of Representatives Committee on Aviation was … Continue reading

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No amnesty for Ombatse cult group – Al-Makura

The Nasarawa State Governor, Alhaji Tanko Al-Makura, on Thursday ruled out amnesty for members of the outlawed Ombatse militia organisation from the Eggon ethnic group, which killed many security operatives in May this year. He vowed that the criminals and … Continue reading

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Pro-Oduah protesters accuse Amaechi over minister’s travail.

Protesters supporting the embattled Minister of Aviation, Ms. Stella Oduah, have accused Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State of being among top government officials spearheading the “witch-hunt against the minister.” The pro-Oduah protesters, who gathered at the Federal Secretariat, Abuja, … Continue reading

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Court stops Enugu council poll in two LGs

A High Court sitting in Enugu State has stopped in some areas the council elections slated for Saturday in the state. This followed an order it granted against the Enugu State Independent Electoral Commission. Enugu State chapter of the All … Continue reading

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Bullet-proof cars not bought for me, Oduah tells Reps

The Minister of Aviation, Ms. Stella Oduah, has denied reports that the two BMW armoured cars, bought by the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority from Coscharis Nigeria Limited, were bought for her. Appearing before the committee looking into the crisis in … Continue reading

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Reassignment of Babalakin’s case stalls alleged money-laundering trial

The trial of the Chairman, Bi-Courtney Limited, Dr. Wale Babalakin, charged with aundering N4.7bn on behalf of the convicted former Delta State Governor, James Ibori, was on Thursday in Lagos adjourned to November 27. The adjournment followed the reassignment of … Continue reading

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Lagos prison escapee steals 20 cars.

The Lagos State Police Command has apprehended a 32-year-old convict, Kingsley Chibuzor, for snatching over 20 cars between 2011 and 2013. Chibuzor was said to have escaped few months into his sentence from the Kirikiri Medium Prison in 2011, where … Continue reading

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