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Stop Magu from posing as EFCC Chairman- Adegboruwa

A lawyer and rights activist, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, has urged a Federal High Court in Lagos to restrain Ibrahim Magu from parading himself as acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). In his new suit filed on Monday, Adegboruwa is also asking the Senate not to entertain any further request for the confirmation […]

Army condoles with UNIMAID over suicide attack

The Nigeria Army on Monday condoled with University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) over the death of Prof. Aliyu Mani, the Director of Veterinary Medicine and four others who were killed by a suicide bomber in a Mosque. The incident occurred around 5.45 a.m. on Monday at the senior staff quarters Mosque of UNIMAID. Brig.-Gen. Victor Ezugwu, […]

NSCDC arrests 65-yr-old drug dealer, 5 others in Ilorin

The Kwara Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) on Monday said it arrested a 65-year-old woman for allegedly selling illicit drugs. Others arrested were a patent medicine seller and four others found in possession of Indian hemp. Parading the suspects to newsmen in Ilorin, Mr. Pedro Ideba, the State Commandant of […]

We’re re-strategising for 2019 elections – INEC chief

Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, the Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on Monday said the commission was poised to build a functional electoral system ahead of 2019 general elections. Yakubu made the assertion at the opening of a two-day strategic workshop to review the implementation of the commission’s strategic plan for 2012-2016. The chairman said that […]

Pension Directorate begins verification of FG retirees in Bayelsa

Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD) on Monday commenced the verification of Federal Government pensioners resident in Bayelsa. No fewer than 2,000 pensioners turned out for the exercise slated to last from Jan. 16 to Jan. 18. Officials of PTAD addressed the retirees on the procedures and checklist of documents required for the exercise. They urged […]

Group urges Senate to confirm Magu

A group, International Association for Advancement and Defence of Human Rights (IAADHR), has urged the Senate to confirm Mr Ibrahim Magu as substantive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The President of the group, Mr Johnson Bature, gave the advice on Monday in Lagos. He said that Senate`s rejection of Magu when […]

NTIC kidnap: Police boss assures of quick release of victims

Mr. Kayode Aderanti, Assistant Inspector-General of Police (AIG) Zone 2, has assured that the eight persons kidnapped at the Nigerian Turkish International College (NTIC) in Ogun would soon be released. ASP Benjamine Hundeyin, spokesman of Zone 2 police command, said that the AIG gave the assurance during his visit to the school on Saturday. “The […]

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