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Buhari appoints Folly Coker, Runsewe into Boards…See Full list

  President Muhammadu Buhari has approved appointments into the executive management of some government agencies and parastatals. The new chairman of the board of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) is former newspaper editor and ex-presidential spokesman, Chief Duro Onabule. Other executive directors of NTA include: Dr Steve Egbo, Administration and Training; Abdul Hamid Salihu Dembos, Marketing; Mohammed Labbo, News; Fatima ... Read More »

Senator, brother on EFCC radar over N2.1billion contract

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, is closing in on Senator Peter Nwaoboshi and his brother, Augustine Nwaoboshi, after stumbling on vital information on how the two men supplied used equipment in place of new ones to Delta State government and went away with N2.1 billion. The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, senator is reported to have, thereafter, used the ... Read More »

Certificate Forgery: House of Reps Member in Court

Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu, of the Federal High Court in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state, has ordered the remand of Nse Ekpenyong, member representing Oron federal constituency, for allegedly forging some academic certificates. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had arraigned Ekpenyong on a 9-count charge of forgery and alteration of documents. He was alleged to have forged an Abia State ... Read More »

Shocker!: After electrocution, bird turns to woman

There was panic yesterday in Port Harcourt, Rivers State capital, as a bird purportedly turned into a woman. The incident, which occurred about 8a.m. at Agip/Ada-George junction, attracted a crowd. The Nation learnt the bird purportedly turned into a woman after it was electrocuted by a high tension wire. An eyewitness, Promise Amadi, who confirmed the incident, claimed the bird ... Read More »

“EFCC lied, we have no hand in 19billion Paris Club Scam-GCA Energy Limited

A firm, GCA Energy Limited, has denied involvement in the alleged N19billion Paris Club scam. It debunked reports that it was involved in the loan refund investigation saga. It was alleged that GCA Energy, last December 21, paid $25,000 to Asterio Energy Services Limited which subsequently transferred $23,200 to Cactus Communication Limited account with Access Bank. It was also alleged that ... Read More »

Fake Tinubu, Saraki, Amaechi arrested for 419

A syndicate has been arrested by the police for  using the names of some high profile Nigerians to dupe people seeking political appointments, contracts and employment. Among the high profile Nigerians whose names were used for the crime were former Governor of Lagos State and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu; the President of the Senate, ... Read More »

Buhari will return to London for Medical check-up-Garba Shehu

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu has said President Muhammadu Buhari has not changed his plan to return to his doctors in London, United Kingdom for follow-ups and check-up. Shehu speaking to journalists in Abuja said “It is false news that Buhari is no longer going to London. We are not aware of ... Read More »

At last, Senate approves electronic voting

The Senate Thursday passed amendments to the  Electoral Act 2010, approving the use of electronic voting in future elections. It also approved that election results should be electronically transmitted to collation centers. The passage of bill followed the consideration of the report of the Senate Committee on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on a Bill for an Act to ... Read More »