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Democracy Day: Nigerians asked to be vigilant

Bola-Tinubu

Former Lagos State governor and All Progressives Congress (APC) national stalwart, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has asked Nigerians to keep and nurture democracy, nor for the sake of democracy but for the sake of the country. “We must remember that should we fall asleep, there are those who would like nothing better than to take it from us,” he said in ...

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Children’s Day: Rescue of 82 Chibok schoolgirls described as significant

Chibok girls

Senator Oluremi Tinubu representing Lagos Central Senatorial District has said the recent rescue of 82 of the abducted Chibok schoolgirls is a proof of the commitment of the Federal Government to the wellbeing of the Nigerian child. On the occasion of this year’s Children’s Day, she said her prayers were with the remainder of the over 200 girls abducted from ...

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PIGB: NEITI lauds Senate, urges House for speedy action

Waziri Adio

The Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) has welcomed what it describes as a “bold step” by the Senate to pass the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB) on Thursday, May 25, 2017 in Abuja. The decision of the Senate to consider the bill as priority resulting in its passage is not only legendary, but historic given the challenges the bill ...

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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

Yemi 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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