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Ajimobi finally constitutes cabinet one year after

Some of the new commissioners in Oyo State

GBENRO ADESINA/IBADAN More than a year after he was sworn in for a second term, Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State has finally constituted his cabinet. But he explained that the delay was because of the need for wider consultations and putting round pegs in round holes. A new Secretary to the State Government, Mr. […]

Just In: Niger Delta Avengers bomb NNPC pipelines

FILE PHOTO: A compromised oil pipeline in the Niger Delta

The Niger Delta Avengers militant group has attacked Nigeria’s oil installations again. Less than 12 hours after crippling operations at Chevron’s Escravo’s oil terminal, the militants struck again, blowing up a large gas and crude pipeline operated by Nigerian National Petroleum Company. The attack was carried out near Warri, the commercial capital of Nigeria’s Delta […]

Ocholi, minister of state dies in ghastly accident, wife in coma

The late James Ocholi, Minister of State (Labour)

The death has occurred of Mr James Ocholi, a lawyer and senior advocate of Nigeria and Nigeria’s minister of state for labour and employment. He died in a ghastly auto crash today. He was returning to Kaduna from Abuja. Ocholi, who was on the legal team of the All Progressives Congress represented Kogi state in […]

David Mark wins 5th term to the senate

David Mark: casts his ballot on saturday

Senator David Mark has won his fifth term back to the Nigerian Senate. The Independent National Electoral Commission declared this morning the former senate President winner of the Benue South rerun election held,on Saturday. In the collated result announced, Mark, representing the Peoples Democratic Party won 84,192 votes while his younger challenger, Daniel Onjeh of […]

Breakdown of how N1.34trn was stolen by governors, others in 7 years – Lai Mohammed

Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism Development

Nigerian state governors, ministers, business leaders, public officials and bankers allegedly stole $6.7 billion in public funds in seven years, information minister Lai Mohammed said on Monday. Mohammed told reporters in the capital, Abuja, that some 1.34 trillion naira ($6.72 billion, 6.15 billion euros) was allegedly stolen between 2006 and 2013. “The situation is dire […]

Corruption holds back N7.6 billion EU aid to Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria

Endemic corruption in Nigeria, which President Muhammadu Buhari has vowed to kill before it kills all Nigerians, has emerged the big culprit in holding back an aid package from the European Union. The £26.8million aid package incidentally is earmarked to assist Nigerian efforts to combat corruption. Nigeria’s anti-graft agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission […]

Bukola Saraki: Stolen victory, shameful verdict

Senate President, Bukola Saraki

Abdulraman Abdulrazaq, a candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party has described the verdict by the National Assembly Election Petition Tribunal for Kwara State as “a stolen victory, a shameful verdict”. In a press statement issued in the case between Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq (PDP) and Dr Bukola Saraki (APC) over the Kwara Central Senatorial District election of 28th March […]



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