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Nigeria Spends N8.4b To Feed Inmates On Awaiting Trial Yearly

The Federal Government spends an average of N8.4 billion yearly to feed awaiting trial inmates and persons in juvenile institutions. The figure excludes 23,217 inmates already convicted and serving various prison terms and 2,251 condemned inmates among whom are 47 females.Daily feeding allowance for each inmate in Nigeria is N450. …

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Fayose Chides Buhari for Supporting Sack of 22,000 Kaduna Teachers, say; “APC Govt Turning Workers Sack to Policy”

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has condemned President Muhammadu Buhari’s support for the Kaduna State Government’s planned sack of about 22,000 teachers that purportedly failed competency test conducted by the State Government. The governor said; “By openly supporting the sack of about 22,000 teachers in Kaduna State, President Buhari …

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“Ikoyi Whistle-Blower Will Be Paid This Month” – Adeosun

The Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, on Sunday said that the whistle-blower who informed the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission of the N13bn recovered from an Ikoyi apartment in Lagos would be paid this month. Adeosun said this in a statement issued by her Special Adviser, Media and Communications, …

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I Will Address Issues Of Lop-sided Appointments, Insecurity – Buhari

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday in Abuja assured religious leaders, and all Nigerians, that his administration will address rising concerns of corruption, insecurity and injustices in various parts of the country. President Buhari gave the assurance when he received a Christian delegation led by the President of Christian Association of …

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Ikoyigate: Whistleblower Rewarded, Turns Millionaire

THE whistleblower who blew the whistle of the recovered $43 million stashed at flat 7b of Osborne Towers, Ikoyi, Lagos is now a millionaire. Ibrahim Magu, the acting chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission reportedly stated this in Vienna, Austria, on Thursday, spokesman of the EFCC, Mr Wilson Uwujaren, …

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PDP Reps Plot Protest Against Buhari Over Budget 2018

ABUJA-APPARENTLY disatistisfied with the level of budget implementation for 2016 and 2017 fiscal years, members of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the House on Tuesday vowed to stage a protest as President Muhammadu presents Budget 2018. The PDP members after leaving the executive session on the floor of the …

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Buhari Proposes N8.6trn Budget For 2018

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Nigeria’s Joint National Assembly has been presented with 2018 budget by President Buhari today. The Federal Government plans to spend about N8.6tn next year, a jump of about 15 per cent from the N7.44tn budgeted for the current year. The figures were contained in the 2018-2020 Medium Term Expenditure Framework …

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Aso Rock Clinic: We Can’t Risk Buhari’s Life —Reps

ABUJA—THE ad-hoc committee of the House of Representatives probing Aso Rock Clinic, yesterday, declared that the life of the President and his family members would not be put at risk, saying there was need to have an effective health management in place in case of an emergency. Chairman of the …

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EFCC alleges plot to frame Magu

EFCC Boss, Ibrahim Magu The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has raised the alarm over an alleged plot to frame its Acting Chairman, Mr Ibrahim Magu, with ownership of assets abroad. The spokesman for the commission, Mr Wilson Uwujaren, said in a statement on Wednesday that “shadowy interests at the …

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Buhari Meets Tinubu, Saraki, Dogara Others In Aso Rock

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday met with some chieftains of the ruling All Progressives Congress ahead of the party’s national caucus meeting slated for later in the day. Among those the President met behind closed doors is the party’s national leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu. He met with Tinubu separately shortly …

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Stop Anointing Criminals – Obasanjo Warns Religious Leaders

Ex-president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has advised some religious leaders to stop praying for criminals who acquired their wealth through Illegal means. OBJ said that if Nigerians stop celebrating crooks who enrich themselves from the commonwealth, corruption will disappear. Speaking at the 2017 Foundation day public lecture, titled: “Corruption and the …

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Nigeria Will Burn If Jonathan Is Arrested – Orubebe

Against the backdrop of the recent invitation of former President Goodluck Jonathan by a Federal High Court and sundry statements made against his person, a Niger Delta Commentator and Ijaw leader, Hon. Kennedy Orubebe, has said that Nigeria will burn if the former President is arrested. Speaking to Sunday Telegraph …

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Buhari Is The Father Of Corruption – Mark Wosi

Samuel Awoyinfa, Femi Makinde, Success Nwogu, Simon Utebor, Alexander Okere, Peter Dada, Hindi Livinus, Gibson Achonu, Clement Nnachi and Olaide Oyelude Chieftains of the All Progressives Congress in some states of the federation have asked President Muhammadu Buhari to sack the suspended Secretary to the Government of the Federation Babachir …

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APC Denies Postponing National Convention

The ruling All Progressives Congress(APC) has denied reports that its National convention has been postponed to the early quarter of 2018. In a statement made available to PoliticsNGR, signed by the national publicity secretary of the party, Bolaji Abdullahi disclosed that there was no truth to the reports. The statement …

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Saraki, Dogara, Denied Access To Aso Rock

Senate President Bukola Saraki, the Speaker of the House of Representatives , Yakubu Dogara and some principal officers of the National Assembly on Thursday night angrily turned back from Aso Rock. They were at the villa to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari over the 2018 appropriation bill. It was gathered …

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2015 Poll: Why I Conceded Defeat – Jonathan

Nigeria has to grow the credibility of its democracy to a stage where it would no longer wait for court judgment to conclude elections, former President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, has said. Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan Jonathan, who made the observation at the 6th edition of African Ambassadors Interactive Forum, AAIF, and …

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Senator Olujimi Reports Fayose to PDP NEC

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The National Executive Committee meeting of the Peoples Democratic Party has expressed worry over the way the Governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, is conducting the affairs of the party in his state. The worry was said to have followed the motion raised by Senator Abiodun Olujimi, who represents …

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2019: Plot To Dump Buhari Thickens

The plot to possibly prevent President Muhammadu Buhari from having an automatic ticket to contest the 2019 presidential election appears to be thickening by the day, as some prominent political figures of northern extraction have thrown their weights behind the South- West Caucus of the All Progressives Congress (APC), which …

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Anambra Elections: Senate Committee Meets With INEC

The Senate INEC committee chaired by Senator Suleiman Nazif on Wednesday had an interaction with the Chairman and Board Members of Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC. PoliticsNGR gathered that the Interaction was majorly on INEC’s preparation for the November 18th Anambra state elections, activities of the commission, status of RECs’ …

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“I Will Never Return To PDP” – Olusegun Obasanjo

A former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has vowed never to return to the Peoples Democratic Party. This was what he told journalists after he met with the National Caretaker Chairman of the party, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, behind closed-doors. The meeting was held at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, Abeokuta, which …

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FG Moves To Enforce ‘No Work, No Pay’ Rule

The Federal Government has started the process of enforcing the ‘no work, no pay’ rule said to be captured in the Trade Disputes of the Federation. Once enforced, any worker who embarks on industrial action will lose his or her pay for that period while the period of the strike …

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“EFCC Forced Me To Admit Taking N30 Million From Diezani” – INEC Official (Photo)

Mr Christian Nwosu, a former official of the Independent national electoral commission(INEC) shocked a Lagos federal high court on Friday when he revealed that officials of the Economic and financial crimes commission, EFCC, forced him to admit receiving N30 million from embattled former petroleum minister, Diezani Allison Madueke.PoliticsNGR learned that …

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2019 : Let no one Dismiss Fayose – Dele Momodu

The publisher of the Ovation Magazine, Dele Momodu has highlighted what Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose’s declaration to run for Presidency come 2019 means for the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC and other aspirants. Momodu, in a post he shared on social media, noted that the move had set the …

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SSANU, NASU, NAAT Suspend Industrial Action

The non-teaching staff unions of Nigerian government universities under the umbrella of the Joint Action Committee (JAC) have suspended their industrial action. JAC comprises members of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), the Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities (NASU), and the National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT). National …

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63-Year-Old Woman Declared President-Elect Of Singapore

A 63 year old woman, Halimah Yacob has been declared Singapore’s eighth president on Wednesday after a “walkover” election that saw no vote after no other contenders ran for the position.Yacob, had been the only candidate deemed eligible to stand in the country’s Elections Department, having held a key public …

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Atiku To Critics:- “Prove I Am Corrupt Or Shut Up Forever”

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar yesterday lashed out at those he described as self-righteous political enemies, saying they should either prove his alleged corrupt activities or keep quiet and mind the skeletons in their own closets. The APC chieftain also said that he would fight corruption like never before if …

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I’ll fight corruption better than Buhari – Atiku vows

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has vowed to fight corruption like never before if given the chance to preside over Nigeria’s affairs. Atiku also challenged those he described as his self-righteous political enemies to either prove his alleged corrupt activities or keep quiet. The APC chieftain said this during a facility …

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We Can’t Disclose Our Allowances – Senate

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Senator Aliyu Abdullahi, has lamented the constant harassment of the Senate by Nigerians, adding that the upper legislative chamber cannot disclose its salaries and allowances.Abdullahi said this during a live programme on Channels Television titled, ‘Politics Today.’ The Senate spokesman also …

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