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Dangote’s life is an inspiration to many, says Tinubu

Aliko-Dangote

Former Lagos State governor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has congratulated astute businessman and philantrophist, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, on his 60th birthday, descibing him as an inspiration to many people. Dangote clocks 60 on Monday, April 10, 2017. In a letter to Dangote personally signed by him, Asiwaju Tinubu commended the business mogul for his boldness and bravery in taking the business ...

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Africans absent at Africa trade meeting due to US visa denials

Donald Trump, US president

Each year, the University of Southern California brings delegations from Africa to meet with business leaders, government officials and others in the U.S. But this year, the African summit has no Africans. All were denied visas. Visa issues are not uncommon for people traveling from African nations. During her prior three summits, Mary Flowers saw a high percentage of her ...

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Akwa Ibom Attorney General fails to stop ICPC’s investigation

Governor Udom Emmanuel

Justice Festus Ntong of Akwa-Ibom State High Court sitting in Ikot Ekpene has declined an application to stop the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) or any other federal anti-corruption agency from investigating allegations of corruption involving the finances of the Government of Akwa Ibom State. The Akwa Ibom State Attorney General (AG), Mr. Uwemedimo Thomas Nwoko, ...

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FUNAI lauds VC over commitment to vision

FUNAI-VC

Staffers of the Federal University, Ndufu-Alike Ikwo (FUNAI) in Ebonyi State have given a pass mark to the Vice Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Chinedum Nwajiuba, for his irrevocable commitment to the vision of the institution. This was made known during an interactive session recently held in the university to mark the one year anniversary of the Vice Chancellor, who ...

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ICPC arraigns ex-banker over N78.5m fraud

Ekpo Nta

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has charged a former staff of Skye Bank, Mr. Yemi-Aris Olaniran, to court for allegedly defrauding the Federal Government of N78.52 million. The Commission, in a 24 count-charge preferred against the ex-banker before Justice Babatunde Quadri of the Federal High Court 10, Maitama, Abuja, accused him of allegedly transferring N78, ...

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SERAP seeks law on financing presidential libraries

Osinbajo

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged the Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, to propose a bill that would specifically regulate and bring transparency to any future presidential library fundraising process, and make public disclosure of major donations towards the establishment of any such library mandatory. In a veiled reference to the controversial Obasanjo library, the organisation submitted: “Osinbajo should work closely ...

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Agencies propose corruption prevention strategies

Ms. Cristina Albertin

Worried by the endless looting of the nation’s commonwealth and the slow pace of recovery of such slouch as a result of legal encumbrances, anti-corruption agencies (ACAs) in Nigeria are devising preventives measures of discouraging opportunities, rationalisation and pressure that make corruption happen. Rising from a three-day Day National Workshop on Corruption Prevention for Anti-Corruption Agencies (ACAs), organised by the ...

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Nigeria, EU, UN partner to boost criminal justice response to terrorism

Boko Haram

Nigeria is said to be taking an important step in its fight against terrorism, by working to further refine and strengthen its strategy to prosecute, reintegrate, and rehabilitate former members of Boko Haram in compliance with international laws and standards. For this purpose, technical and high level consultations were held in Abuja from 13 to 15 December 2016, on “Considering ...

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Ikpeazu, Ambode, Obaseki, George, Daniel, Peterside for Freedom Online lecture

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State

The challenge of unemployment and its negative effect in a developing economy will be the focus of discussion at the first annual lecture of Freedom Online (www.freedomonline.com.ng) on Thursday. Freedom Online, according to a statement by its Managing Director/Editor-in-Chief, Gabriel Akinadewo, is focusing on how to tackle unemployment during the lecture “because it has become a monster, threatening to consume ...

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Ogun APC chieftain congratulates Akeredolu

Chief Tolu Odebiyi

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ogun State, Chief Tolu Odebiyi, has congratulated Barrister Rotimi Akeredolu on his emergence as the Governor-Elect of Ondo State. In a statement on Monday by his Media Office, Odebiyi said Akeredolu’s emergence is a reflection of the abiding faith of Nigerians in the APC as the party capable of rescuing the ...

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