Monthly Archives: April 2015

Akume denies meeting Tinubu in Lagos over zoning

The  Senate Minority Leader, Senator George Akume, has denied meeting with the National Leader of the All progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, in Lagos over the zoning of National Assembly positions, especially that of the Senate President. Special Assistant to … Continue reading

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Money laundering: Court jails Igbinedion for six years

A Federal High Court in Benin on Thursday sentenced Patrick Eboigbodin, an aide to a former Governor of Edo State, Lucky Igbinedion, to 20 years imprisonment without an option of fine for money laundering. The presiding judge, Justice A. M. … Continue reading

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Probe PHCN, privatised assets, TMG tells Buhari

A civil rights organisation, Transition Monitoring Group, on Thursday called on the President-Elect, Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), to thoroughly investigate all the national assets privatised by the Peoples Democratic Party-led government in Nigeria. In doing so, the organisation said … Continue reading

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I want to be first female Senate President – Garba

The Adamawa North Senatorial District Senator-elect, Binta Garba, on Thursday said she would unite the upper legislative chamber if she is elected as the first female Senate President in Nigeria. According to her, as the only female Senator from the … Continue reading

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NDIC warns depositors against patronising wonder banks

The Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation on Thursday in Kaduna warned depositors against patronising illegal fund operators, otherwise known as “wonder banks” across the country. NDIC noted that the so-called wonder banks, who offered extra-ordinary interest rates,  were not licensed by … Continue reading

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Senate approved N143bn for fuel subsidy in 2015 budget

The Senate Committee Chairman on Finance, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, on Thursday said it was untrue that no provision was made for fuel subsidy in the 2015 budget which was passed by the lawmakers few days ago. Makarfi, who made the … Continue reading

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Fuel Crisis May Linger Despite Government’s Pledge To Pay Marketers

In spite of Federal Government’s efforts to restore normalcy in fuel supply, indications are that the crisis may linger for a while, as long queues of anxious motorists continue to build outside filling stations across Nigeria. On Wednesday, Minister of … Continue reading

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